So I haven't read WF threads in a while but they are all about that "manual link building" and frown upon "automated tools" so much that it makes me want to puke. I don't get these manual link builders and their condescending "righteous" attitudes against those that use automated tools. It's as if they believe building links manually is more "honorable" than by doing it through automation. The bottom line is whether you build a link manually or by automation, you are still self-promoting your site. You don't care about that guy's blog or website, you just want a backlink to your site. It is not more moral if you do this by hand rather than by a tool. It's analogous to killing someone. You can do it with a gun or by paper cutting them to death. Your intentions are still to kill, one is just more efficient than the other. If you choose not to use automated tools and want to live in the stone age that's fine. Some of us want to make money though. Not saying that there is no place in SEO for manual linkbuilding, just that it seems those that do it tend to be douches that I feel just don't know how to use software properly. Haha sorry for the rant, but thanks for reading.