I've just finished watching a series of videos by an SEO "expert" who outlined his approach to getting sites to rank. The videos are dated May 2010, so they are not that old, but they are pre-Panda.
The recommended process involved the following, and I'm interested in getting your opinions on whether these processes are still relevant in the post-Panda world?
Creating articles (E-Zine etc) with links to the money site
Using article distribution tools
Generate blogs to carry links to the articles
Submissions to a selected group of quality directories
Submit content to Web 2.0 properties (Squidoo, Hub pages etc)
Create lots of social bookmarks
Make and embed videos (wherever possible)
Has this "traditional" approach to SEO gone the way of the dodo?