brinked - 9:32 pm on Apr 25, 2012 (gmt 0)
Agreed, but because of that - I wouldn't call them good backlinks.
These websites were featured in food magazine, the ny times and many others. These backlinks generate about 3,000 uniques a day for the site, comparison to the 800-1300 uniques a day that google was bringing to the site.
The traffic from these backlinks converts a higher percentage of leads than google traffic. If I have to pick between the traffic from google or the traffic from the backlinks...I will take the traffic generated from these websites. :)