So I'm using blogger to run my weekly blog (post each Wednesday) and I haven't really gotten heavily into SEO for it. I like to have a plan of attack before I dive into things like SEO, makes it harder to screw up later. So for the purposes of this question let's assume that my on-site optimization is decent (maybe on a scale of 1 to 10 it's either a 5 or 6). So I'm trying to create a backlink pyramid for this and want to know if I have the tools and services in the right places: My Blog: No outbound links except where necessary (it's in the YouTube niche so it has to link to the videos) Tier 1 Backlinks: -Manual Commentluv Links (no PR below 3) -Directory Submission (no PR below 4) -A couple websites I've created with free website builders (and will rank separately) built for specific keywords -Other High PR Do-Follow Blogs (no PR below 4) -YouTube Tier 2 Backlinks: -Social Monkee Submissions -LinkCollider Article Submission (supposedly a PR 4 backlink) -NHSEO and ProxyMultiply (used in unison, I'm using the trial so I don't know how well it will work) -Other Blogger Blogs -Forums Tier 3 Backlinks: -NHSEO as well but with the PR limit turned to 0 -Very Low End or Recipricol Link Directories For the social footprint I'm hoping to make use of LinkCollider, and a few other online services (along with a small twitter network I've created and nurtured myself). Any other tools, websites, etc. I should add to the mix? Anything I should probably consider changing around?