I have read numerous threads over the last few months, have tried using various different tools in trial version (eg GSA) and have bought some services in marketplace. I have bought web 2.0's that have been blasted by lower tiers of wikis, comments etc, but to no avail and have even blasted some of my low quality sites direct with wiki, blog coments etc that i have bought. Really very little that i have done seems to have helped me serp wise with my sites. SEO is not my main area of interest so I need simple cost effective solutions. I'm really wanting to go down the line of hand building some web 2.0s eg using weebly with my own unique hand written content - at least 500 words, several pages, unique non-scraped images ( i already have some built) What I want to know is: 1. how much value is there in a web 2.0 from SEO perspective if you create no backlinks to them. 2. from all the services available at Marketplace ( and believe me i've spent hours wading through them) are their any that you would recommend (no fake reviews please!) for creating links to my web 2.0s that i could reasonabley expect would positively impact my main /money sites.