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Never depend on the toolbar for SEO decisions. Never.
LiA has good suggestions to which I add:
All of the above are examples of quality signals. The more positive the responses the more likely you are obtaining a quality link.
Who would you trade links with.
1) grey bar but the page is in googles index would you swap?
2) If a link has a white bar.
3) If a link has a pr1 - pr2.
Do any of the links above have value for search engine ranking.
Lets discuss this, as I'm sure it would give everyone some direction.
Unless you are looking for ways to increase just the PR of your website, acquiring links based on PR doesn't work.
Martini has some good suggestions for you to follow, in addition to what Martini has said, I would suggest:
1. Get links from websites that are always in the mode of constant content addition, such sites have a higher tendency to acquire links naturally by virtue of the regular content updates.
2. Check the quality of the backlinks pointing to the page..are they from dirs or are they from various industry specific blogs, edu and org domains.
This seems like hard work..but getting 10 links from such quality pages will achieve far better results than getting 1000 links from crappy sources any time.