I have one website right now. I submitted it to web directories, social bookmarking sites, and I've been building high quality, handmade Web 2.0 sites that link to it and blasting them with bulk backlink packages from Fiverr. Ahrefs is showing that I have 150-something backlinks right now. But I'm researching some new keywords and checking out how many backlinks the competition has, and I keep seeing sites with 20,000+ backlinks according to Ahrefs. This may be a dumb question, but how do they do that? Surely, they're not making them all by hand, are they? I can tell by the keywords that they are actively doing SEO on this site; it is not natural linking. I just don't understand how it is possible to get so many backlinks. It's certainly not possible with my current method. - Are they blasting it with xRuber or Scrapebox? Is it OK to do that after you have so many backlinks already made? - Do they just spend a shitload of money paying other people to work around the clock building Web 2.0 properties?