QUOTE: "The general consensus is that the types of links you are building have seen reduced value, and will continue to see declining value from google as it moves forward.
Also, since these kinds of links are relatively easy to obtain, it is VERY likely that your competitors are all doing the same type of link building."
The thing is, the markets I am in are low competition and fairly low search. And the competition isn't high quality content or high quality sites. And there really aren't that many (if any) high quality authority sites in this market to get links from.
The quality of my content is easily better than 90% of the competition, if not more. So I hear what you are saying, but even my worst links are as good as my competitors.
With that said, I was considering putting together some vids and trying YouTube and video site backlinks. Although none of my sites really lend themselves to video, so it would be a dull vid done for linkjuice only.
As a further point. While Yahoo recognises that each of my sites has 100s of links, Google still only recognises 30-50 links for each of my sites. And those 30-50 are the first links I created for each site, and are generally of higher quality.
Any ideas would be gratefully accepted, I am currently going through my onsite SEO factors with a fine-tooth comb.
(PS how do I do a quote on this site?)