I am in a health field, site has zero links except like 6 social bookmarking sites where I bookmarked 5 pages each and pinged em. Last week I commented on 20 .edu blogs that are exact matches for my topic, left great responses, no spammy stuff with my name "Rob" as the anchor text (name field). Its one week later, I bookmarked them all and check on them, only 1 approved my post and that one had my url stripped out of it. Seriously? That was a lot of work, and zip from it. What the hell? Is that how .edu blog owners are all the time? Can't say i've ever really tried to get high pr links like that before. I'm concerned too because I used my name for the name field for all blog posts I do, so it wont appear spammy. So, in reality, I have no anchor text backlinks that will be relevant too my site. Doing it all manual, this is kind of a let down. My site has no ads on it, well written posts, nice looking theme. And nothing to show. Its an authority type site(will be) that I'm setting up for years of use, so I do not want to do any "blasting" or whatever on it. ~Rob.