I recently outsourced a full time backlinker. He gives me a spreadsheet of the backlinks and rss feeds he's submitted to each day. This amounts to say maybe 20 backlinks. The thing is all these backlinks are forum user pages where the backlink is the signature of the user profile he's set up. The thing is these forums are like not real forums but these kind of automaticlaly generated forums where all the forum posts is software created content and all selling random shit products like slimming pills and hair loss tablets. These kind of backlinks and forums are completely unrelated to my websites niche ...which is obviously not good. The thing is i hired a second backlinker and he gave me similar backlinks, which i personally are not that much good and possible even hurting my site if they are unrelated to my niche ...which all of them are. So i was thinking is this some type of popular scam where people look for backlinking jobs and then just scam the employer off with these backlinks? So what i want to know is is this guy basically getting these backlinks using some type of software and like spending half an hour each day building backlinks for me when he's suppossed to be working 8 hours a day ...and i being made a complete fool of and throwing my money away?? I'm a newbie when it comes to building backlinks but personally i believe in article marketing, related blog commenting and video marketing. Call me old fashioned but thats what i'd consider a useful campaign ...and not the kind of backlinks hes giving me. So am i being taken for a fool or not in your opinion?