superclown2 - 8:32 pm on May 10, 2011 (gmt 0)
The only link containing any relevant keyphrase that I put in for one of the sites (the other three were 'click here' types) was from a top authority site for that keyphrase. The site still bombed.
It seems to me that the only way to successfully launch a new site right now would be to protect it from receiving any links from scrapers, competitors etc and the only way to do that would be to deny access to every IP range except Google's. This is like something from Alice in Wonderland.