Hi guys, This post is a bit of a hodgepodge of ideas. I'm trying to gather my thoughts and it turned out a bit longer than I expected. After getting involved seriously in the IM scene about 6 months ago, I've managed to build a handful of niche sites that are making a small profit. My next immediate goal is to reach a level of consistency before automating, outsourcing and scaling my processes: whilst I've had some successful websites, I've equally had quite a few duds. I'm currently building my own private blog network in the hope of reaching that consistency in my link-building. One of the most important lessons that I've learnt from my own experience is that sites are able to rank for low-competition keywords with only one or two good links (sometimes even none). I'd like to share some of the successes and difficulties I've been having attempting this. I've recently been scouring for expired domains with good link-profiles, using the method outlined by Hayden Miyamoto of NoHatSEO . I understand that a lot of people think that technique has become redundant through overuse since entering the public domain. I've actually found that a little bit of creativity can yield OK results however. Here's two strategies I've been using with reasonable success: 1. Scanning for broken links on old pages of organizations that have an active agenda for publicizing other people. I've found a lot of good quality expired domains, for example, that used to be the websites of bands. Creative artists especially often enjoy very short but highly-publicized periods of vogue because of the range of magazines that actively want to promote new talent. If you can find a good "100 best new indie bands of 2001" page for example, it's likely there'll be a few good opportunities. 2. Pages of sites that have advertised "niche" events. I came across a superb page published in 2006 that listed loads of Catholic Youth events for the year with links to lots of expired domains. Checking current examples of these can yield some good footprints. I'd also really recommend PRPowershot for some quick results. Whilst these two strategies work ok, they're not rocking the world and I'm constantly trying to think of creative ways to use this method. I'd be really interested in hearing other peoples' methods. I can understand people not wanting to declare their strategies that work on an open message board...but if anyone wants to take pity on a newbie and pm me to point me in the right direction they'd have my eternal gratitude and silence Finally, I think I'm getting addicted to this whole thing! I'm spending a good 15 hours a day glued to the computer. I wonder, what are your strategies for balancing it out? Anyway, there we go. Longer post than I expected but I hope there's some value in it. Happy hunting, Dan.