wheel - 12:09 pm on Jun 15, 2011 (gmt 0)
What can I say - yes, you're right. From what I'm hearing, it's very hard to get any pop out of links whose placement is directly under your power.
I defer to you knowledge on this. But I'm a believer that the death of link building is being greatly exaggerated.
You know what you don't hear about anymore? Building big authority links. Nobody's talked about that stuff in a year, maybe 2 or 3.
I'd wager that those still work just fine. Folks won't do what it takes to get them anymore, but I see no reason why Google would have or will devalue these. More likely they've simply found ways to demote much of the easy links (though I don't even see that in my industry).