I've been reading some stuff from Google and as usual I come to BHW to verify with people who actually know what they're doing. Just some general questions. 1) When using a backlink checker to analyze your competitors backlinks (and copy them) is it important to use proxies? I mean it makes sense to me that if you have links created by the same IP coming to one site from various sources it looks unnatural. Private would obviously be the best, but I assume free public ones would work too? 2) Is there a maximum amount of links you can get from one site? I heard that for example, in forums Google only accounts for 3 links. Which makes forum marketing for SERPS (not traffic) pointless. Are forums the only type or do other sites apply? 3) What are the percentages for varying anchor texts? I read that your tier one links should be naked urls (http://mysite.com). Then teir 2 and 3 would vary 50/50 (due to humming bird update with synonyms) with generic and targeted keywords? Is that right, or am I way off? I've been researching this stuff since I'm about to launch some MNS Adsense sites (13) for the first time and want to nail it! Thanks for the help!