Ok so i'm relatively new to IM, in terms of actually taking action (i've been a "casual observer" for a good few years), and i thought i should get some advice from you lovely, helpful folks because everytime i think i find an answer, i read something else that contradicts it. Obvious solution?.... stop spending so much time on the forum, i know, but i just can't help it, it's too damn addictive! So i have currently got a 2 week old website up and running with about 15 articles all handwritten by me. My main focus currently is to just create high quality content and start getting some traffic before i think about doing anything else like monetization. Although the ultimate plan is to get to at least 100 articles and utilize adsense, and then maybe throw in a few affiliate links here and there, wherever they are relevant and add value to the content. Most of my articles are already indexed at this point and i thought it might be time to begin some offsite SEO. The thing is, i know it's important to start slowly and make things look as natural as possible. Therefore throwing some SUPERCHARGED ULTIMATE RANK DOMINATOR (or what they are called) backlinks at them probably isn't going to go down well, and i'm actually finding it hard to find any services that do some nice and gentle backlinking. From what i've read and understood so far, i am inclined to get some social bookmarks or social signals to begin with. Is this a good idea? Or else what would be a good way to start? And also whats a good SEO strategy, if i'm going to be dealing with potentially 100s of pages? Thanks in advance for any help!