I'm new to the forum and I have not read all of the threads (The eye roll is that there are so many = a good thing) but my question is - Do you guys/gals feel that link building is still as important as it was a year or two ago? Judging by my personal sites and the research I've done I'd say it isn't. I think it's still important and gives you an edge, but there's a lot of other things Google is now valuing more. Whereas before link building imo was the most important. I'm no SEO expert and if anyone could tell me, I'm confident you guys will I know a couple guys that are really good at SEO and over the last year have taken their sites to #1 for several main keywords with very little link building. Passing up other sites that focused mostly on link building.