I realize that these may be a Lame questions, but I'm trying to be creative... Question 1 Doesn't PRStorm just ping sites? If it doesn't, then that kills this idea. (Move along, nothing to see here, folks...) If it does just ping sites, then why not do that directly through a custom wordpress ping list loaded with sites from prstorm or a scraper? The Ping list wouldn't have to be very large, as you'd be hitting it once with every post. It'd be easy to target a niche by just loading the ping list with all the blogs that come up in any blog search for the targeted keywords. Question 2 What's to prevent anyone from doing the same spam-like thing with trackbacks? (Just load up a list of keyword-related blogs in the trackback list of Platimum SEO and hit publish.) I realize many people will moderate their comments into the dirt, but some trackbacks will stick. Question 3 Exactly how long can that pinglist be (how many sites can you ping per post), and how many trackbacks can you send per post? I'm hoping thr answer is "as many as your webhost can handle". I'd upgrade to VPS hosting for each of my sites if this works, because the way I promote my sites is already resource-intensive... Datafeedr drips + twitter feeds + onlywire auto-bookmarking + pingcrawl.