Hey guys I'm new here, so first off sorry if this is the wrong section, but I have a couple of questions. To start off I've been reading forums, blog posts, and watching videos about SEO and now that I feel I have a good understanding I want to jump into it but just need help with a couple things. 1. What is the best legitimate way to build backlinks? I have been creating the free wordpress blogs pertaining to certain keywords and then linking my website with anchor text on there. Is there a faster, more efficient way? 2. What software, or plugin am I able to use to get an estimate of how many times a keyword is searched? Any other tips or advice you have is appreciated, thanks.