I know open stats pages (sbox ping mode, PRStorm) are way, way overspammed and I haven't used them in years, but I figure this twist might be a good method to get links from lots of different sites. Here it goes. If it's not clear I'll answer any questions. 1. Get a CGI security scanner like Nikto ( http://www.cirt.net/Nikto2 ). 2. Set it up to scan for common paths of webalizers, awstats, whatever it is you'd like to "ping". 3. Load an enormous list of domains from scrapebox, alexa database or wherever into Nikto and scan them all for your paths. 4. Save the results to a text file. 5. Use them in scrapebox ping mode or PRStorm to drop your links. OK now you've got your link on a ton of pages, the majority of which probably aren't indexed. Just take your list from Nikto and get that list indexed however you want. Advantages - Almost total automation. Just saving and loading lists. - Links from many different sites and IP addresses. - Not much competition going for not indexed stats pages. Disadvantages - Not getting any internal link juice. What do you think?