Hello folks, I'm totally new to the "black hat society" and I'm not a native English speaker too, so please forgive any mistake I could make. Plus, I'm in a big hurry right now and I definitely can't read your entire forum to obtain the answers I'm looking for (I figure it's best to directly ask the experienced members). I am a young man of French origin who built very successful websites in 2006/2007. Since then my revenues and rankings have very slowly but steadily decreased (concurrence, bitchez... adapt or be killed, that's the law of nature, which I know to be inevitable) because I didn't have much time and energy left to spend building backlinks. The rules of the game have changed a lot, lot in 5 years and it's very difficult right now to obtain serious backlinks with a high PR. Internet evolves incredibly quickly and many amateur webmasters I know were left behind (many got rolled over by corporate types/Wikipedia/Tom's Guide and other "killing machines" which trust all the ranks). Generalist directories also nearly disappeared or stopped providing enough Pagerank. Because I have a little of capital to invest and not much time to spend, I figure buying links is the best choice for me. I don't understand why Google does not like bought links (it's like a permanent advertising in the street or in a newspaper). Like everything on the Internet, it's probably the Wild West and I need some council from experienced people before jumping in. If you can recommend me some serious services I will add you reputation or make some business with you. I have a budget of 1000 USD approx. and I don't know what I can obtain with that in term of PR sources. Thanks.