First I want to offer thanks for the amazing amount of information in this forum. I have an e-commerce site that I did my own SEO 6-7 years ago when it was a lot easier. I neglected it for a few years then I hired someone to do some linkbuilding to maintain my rankings. They are a great company to work with but because of economics and the direction of our company I am looking to bring it back in house. I am paying $750 a month and this is typically what I get: [FONT=Arial, serif]We posted 115 blog articles and submitted to 102 directory websites of which we achieved 14 directory postings.[/FONT] [FONT=Arial, serif]We submitted 169 articles of which 88 were approved and posted. The remaining are pending approval.[/FONT] [FONT=Arial, serif]We created 3 original articles this month and created 5 profiles in four different social networking sites and maintain them regularly.[/FONT] [FONT=Arial, serif]We did 132 social bookmarking submissions of which 132 are public.[/FONT] [FONT=Arial, serif]We did classified ad posting in 14 different advertisement sites of which 14 posts are published.[/FONT] [FONT=Arial, serif]During this month we created 364 backlinks through our article, directory, classified ad posting, social bookmarking and blog postings.[/FONT] Many are homepage links and the amount, place and anchor does not vary to much. Also I doubt many of the links or postings have wheels (I think I am using that term correctly). I am looking for affirmation that I should bring this in house. After looking at the services here for $750 a month (or less ideally) I should be able to get a great deal more. Is that correct or am I missing something? For $750 a month I could purchase from the members here: Deadly Seo (1 of the 3 options a month) Big Buddys EDU Service and 101 backlink service Linkpushing, say 5 a month Phoenix's Blog Service Stephen's press release service Krishananda's social bookmarking service Is that overkill or not enough? Keywords are competative but my sight is already in the mix. Just want to flush out some deeper keywords. Would is raise some red flags with Google to do all that? The game has definitely changed in the last five years. Thanks in advance!