I have been on these forums for sometime now and read hours and hours of information and even purchased several different types of services (xrumer blasts, seo paladin, .edu links... etc). All of this info has been incredible and truly helped me to break into a couple number one spots on individual websites (nothing special... pretty low competition). More than anything though I have just been testing the waters and playing with different methods. I have purchased scrapebox and market samurai and am still educating myself on best practices with them. Xrumer sounds amazing but too intimidating for my limited skill at this point and senukex seems to offer far too little for its price from my extensive research. All that being said I want to dive into a hefty project. I have committed myself to a specific niche in which I have built 10 landing pages (brand new) targeting local traffic for the niche and 2 (also new) targeting national traffic for the niche. All the pages I have designed and optimized on WP and look great. I am currently have content written from a outsourcer from fiverr. I need some advice in regards to the best way to link all 12 sites together, with the local sites boosting my national sites. Eventually I intend to build out a total of 250 local sites and therefore i need to develop a good strategy implemented early on to be able to copy and paste with future sites. So, being that there seem to be some really fantastic minds on this forum.... what are the best practices of seo to use here?.... software?.... services? And what is the best link building strategy for my situation? Footer links? Content Links? Picture Links? I'm not a beginner but I definitely still have a lot of learning to do. Any advice or comments would be greatly appreciated.