Let me set up the scenario and then I'll ask the money question. The Goal - To get your new affiliate site to rank for 2-4 specific targeted keywords that dont have much competition. Lets say you have an affiliate web site. Say its a "Nice" video opt-in landing page with several separate original article pages on the site. You've done all the keyword research, done all the on-site SEO to target your keywords, the site looks great, original content, etc.... and now its time for the off-site SEO/SEM to try get organic ranking for your targeted keywords. Here are the most popular off-site SEO/SEM tactics Directory Submissions Social Bookmarking Deep Linking Social Bookmarking Article Marketing Angela & Pauls Backlinks Angela & Pauls Backlinks & Bookmarking Backlinks Press Release Marketing Forum Posting Xrumer Forum Posting XRumer Profile Posting Answer Site Posting (Yahoo Answers, Answerbag, etc) Link Wheels Facebook Marketing Link Wheels and Bookmarking the Linkwheels Blog Comments Hiring a High PR Blog Commenting Service Posting to Classifieds Sites SENuke AutoPligg -------- Did I leave anything off the list?? HERE ARE THE QUESTIONS..! What works? What Doesnt Work? Examples would be nice too. I know that there are a lot of variables when doing off-site SEO and SEM stuff. Do you have a story about what worked for you? Lets hear it...! Do you have a story about what didnt work at all? Lets hear it...! I thought Id put a poll on this thread as well. If you feel strongly that one of the tactics listed above works and has worked for you please VOTE. If you have any suggestions on adding an option to the poll just let me know. Im curious which strategy will win. Thanks all..