My main competition for a KW I'm fighting for is a site that was made about 3 weeks ago. Mine was made about 12 days ago. Mine is EMD with a character at the end. His is a related KW but focused for another variation, with a character at the end. Domain ages are both within august. Yahoo site explorer shows him with 200+ backlinks. My point/question is this. All of his links (at least on yahoo site explorer) are on blogs that have no monetization on them. They are obviously a blog network, made purely for backlinking money sites, etc. Can I compete with this guy? I do not have a blog network, and I'm not sure how to get my links on one anyway. Anyone with any tips, advice or recommendations? Anyone with a service offering this, if it's needed to beat him? In other words are obvious blog network backlinks beatable? I'm sure some of you have beat blog network sites...maybe you can shoot over a tip. Or maybe a "hang in there, it'll happen" if my higher quality links can beat him. Or just tell me that I'm overreacting and I should just give my links time to index and mature. Thanks.