I've been an SEO for 5 years. I have an office in the US and my team and I do everything ourselves. I'm getting a bit frustrated trying to keep up with Google's algorithms an I'm looking for some insight from the BHW community on what works these days and what doesn't work anymore: SB links (comment, trackback, etc...) - Seems like this is a dead strategy now. Seems like it hurts much more than it helps right? Profile links - Any usefulness at all anymore? Doesn't seem like it. Social Boomarking - Still seems to help. Maybe. Anyone? Web 2.0 - Seems like the thing to do. Post articles to Blogger and Wordpress.com with links back to money-site (using different versions of anchor text). Any comments/suggestions? Social Signals - +1, Twitter re-tweets, Facebook likes, etc... All signs point to this as the future of SEO. Could it be? Seems too easy. White hat - Contests, compendiums as link bait, link exchanges, top 10 lists, etc... - Seems like the way to go now. Is black-hat dead? Please contribute to this thread and share your experience. Yes I want to make money but at the end of the day, I want to do a good job for my clients (sounds cheesy but it's true). Thanks!