Here’s a quick strategy to get quality links anyone can do – it’s white hat and gets you pagerank, trust, authority and rankings. Depending on the type of niche you’re in, you may have to go slightly off-topic in your linkbuilding efforts, but these are real quality links – the type SEO talk about but many don’t actually explain where to get them. I build links through content of course: Identify the top ranking sites in the vertical you’re observing Identify the top ranking sites top linked-to articles, and the highest Toolbar PR pages on their site using a tool like Yahoo Site Explorer (which does a pretty good job of listing pages by the amount of links they have) – consider running it through LinkDiagnosis too for PR values –use ‘Majestic SEO’ these days. In turn, pick out the sites that link to those sites – chances are you’ll find these pages have a lot of PR and are trusted by Google. Where relevant create similar but original, perhaps more up to date content on your site Contact the sites that link to competing sites, and send them a link to your page, asking politely if it might be relevant to their visitors too. You only need a couple to come off and you have a few links on high PR pages (I’ve done this with pages PR0-PR9 before) and more importantly Google will trust your site more. The steps are easy, but can be a drawn out process. worthwhile though every now and again to get. It’s not a get quality links fast game, it’s just a get quality links game.