I sometimes will make thin sites and find keywords so low in competition I will be ranking on the first page in about a week. For backlinking ALL I would do is buy one pr 1 directory link simply to get my site indexed and ranked. The pr1 relevant directory provided probably a little boost and then once my site is on the first page it would typically remain there. Now one of my sites that had earned me a few bucks this way recently dived to page 3 in the serps all of the sudden. I have used the same directory for other sites that are doing fine so i'm not 100% sure it is the directory to blame. Either way directories for the most part suck from what I gather. In the future what is a better link I can either build or buy for cheap like $5 that I can use an exact match anchor with to simply provide a little nudge and get my site indexed faster with? Web 2.0? Cheap link vendor? I might get a PR blog for these sites but I almost dont wanna waste the link juice from them when a simple directory works.