incrediBILL - 7:22 pm on May 8, 2011 (gmt 0)
How can one compete
If you have to ask you're not creative enough because begging and buying links is work.
Let your customers or fans do the work for you.
Do something viral, do a giveaway, do something specific to sites, social, etc.
That's how you compete, engage the visitor and they'll help engage your site over others.
Otherwise, spend a lot of time and money begging and grubbing for links likely to be discounted int he next update.