Contrary to belief is NOT the number of backlinks over time which will rank your site high - its the QUALITY. You can easily throw your Angela/Paul/Social Bookmarking/Xrumer Forum backlinks in the thrash!! Seriously, they are not worth anything. I just did some research and see a competing site ranking on page #1 in Google for a really good KW. He has 17 (!) backlinks but they are all related to the niche. I have 300 backlinks and good onsite SEO, he has a total SHIAT page, he doesnt even care about meta tags or H1, H2. His site is a joke. He only has one page indexed in google. He is ranking because his 17 backlinks are from forums and sites ON TOPIC, he also has one link on ehow.com Proves that 300+ Pauls/Angelas are not worth a penny. Instead of getting backlinks over months and hiring linkbuilders every month....build VERY FEW links but good quality related to your site.