Hi there, This is my way of getting easily links back from authority websites: It takes a bit of time, but it's worth it. When you start your webpage, start it first like a real informative website, no ads, banners whatsoever. Just useful information about the subject. Than contact the guys from the authority site that you would like a link from, tell them you've got this nice site and make up a nice story about how cool they are and that without them earth would be like one of Dante's seven layers of hell. At the same time try to get your site on Dmoz*, nothing to do with Auth. sites but it helps a lot in your linking power struggle. Could take some time, but it's worth it. After you've done all of this, and you've got a re: back from the auth. site(s, yes more than one of course) and your link has been approved by Dmoz (could take a hellish long time), wait a few weeks, add more nice content, than start adding your banners and ads. Build this up slowly. Et voila! * Why I tell you guys about Dmoz, well because IN MY experience it's harder to get an approval from Dmoz when your website has ads on it. So when you apply your add free website they don't have an excuse of denying you a place.