anand84 - 3:14 pm on May 18, 2010 (gmt 0)
IMO all the links I have gotten in the past 6 months have received zero credit from Google, even though they are legitimate links and from many well known sites.
One of my sites was launched just a couple of days before New year..And I have managed to get several 6,7,8 PR websites link to the inner pages in this period. Consequently, my site jumped to PR 5 in the first ever update since and I also see good rankings for these pages.
I understand the external PR may not mean anything at all. But what I am trying to say is I have got links from several established websites in my niche which has helped my site rank on Google.