So, for the first time, I have hired a manual SEO/backlinker on oDesk. He has great feedback, hrs, and everything looks good. I need you to ease my worries... Heres the problem I am having, I am used to hiring workers that use software to get backlinks. So they get a lot. I have never hired a manual backlinker before. So here we are, $50 in, and all I have to show for it is some social bookmarks (because it is all manual so it takes FOREVER). I can easily go to any forum and get like 500 social bookmarks for $50. So I am having a hard time understanding the potential or the worth of manual backlinks when there are so few to show for how much money has been spent. Anyone else with this experience? I am not sure whether to continue, when by the end of the month I will have spent $200 and fear I wont have nearly as many backlinks to show as someone who uses senuke etc. (You may say quality over quantity, but does that apply with the number difference is so huge) edit: correction: $135 so far!!