incrediBILL - 6:06 pm on Apr 8, 2013 (gmt 0)
Sometimes you only need a few quality links, or one quality link to get from where you are to the top of the SERPs. Quantity and quality are not the same when it comes to links and you can buy bad links all day but you still won't get into the top.
I always recommend looking for sites that don't compete with you exactly, maybe a review site or some hobby site that ranks really well as an example, same topic area but not a threat. Ask them real nice if they'll sell you some "advertising" with a raw link on it because you don't like those banner ad trackers because if they fail due to internet errors you lose the customer vs. the raw link.
FYI, I toss all form letters but something written by someone that has actually visited my site and knows what it's about might be entertained :)
<ot>What I said about trackers is true too because any time you put a 3td party in the loop you could lose easily 10% of the traffic as I used to track clicks leaving my site before they went to a 3rd party ad tracking run by the ad sellers and often those clicks didn't get there. We're talking well paying campaigns run directly for companies like Apple, HP, etc. and we got into some real heated arguments because customers couldn't get to their site wasn't my problem because if I ran them raw like normal without redirecting to their shoddy connection all ads were delivered. They paid up the first time but the second time I just added 10% fudge factor and it worked.</ot>