tedster - 7:39 am on Aug 28, 2010 (gmt 0)
A couple of points I intended to make but left out. First, be very wary of any link building advice or service that seems too good to be true. It probably will be. Staying "under the radar" with a lazy-man's approach to link building is a mighty tough road these days.
And second, remember that your site may be in a very different situation than the sites whose success stories you read about. You history affects your present situation and it has for several years.