Still new at this, bear with me - or throw tomatoes or whatever ... Just put 2 EMD sites up last week, now I'm working on social bookmarking -Delicious, Diigo, Digg, etc for backlinks. I have about 40 Yahoo accounts, level 2, and about the same number of gmail/youtube accounts. I sprinkle my links around Yahoo answers every day and I sacrificed a couple of accounts learning how far to go with that, so I have no problem with that part. But the socail bookmarking ... I've been putting profiles on the various social bookmarking sites, about 10 a day, spread over a coupla bookmarking sites every day for the last two days. On half of these I put my two bookmarks along with a couple of random bookmarks so mine don't stick out like sore thumbs. On the other half I bookmark the first profile links and a couple of random links. Is this a good way to do this? Can I just bookmark my sites with all of them, or better to have links to profiles that point to my sites? Maybe there's a whole better way to do this, don't know. I didn't want to slam up 80 profiles with two links each all at once, thinking that might get noticed by a cubicle rat with nothing better to do at Google. Anybody's thoughts? Still trying to get my head around backlinks, so I'm not in the '100 million backlink blast' or 'building amazingly complex link pyramids and such' category. Any input on the value of these links? A link's a link I guess, but any comments?