I know the threads "How do you build backlinks" have been done over and over on numerous forums but most of them are old so I thought I'd ask around here. Understandably there are hundreds of ways, each with people preaching their method is the best. Personally for me I've tried the following methods (in no particular order) to build backlinks... Links from other sites in the same niche - most effective in my opinion. Article distribution to hundreds of sites - effective but what about the duplicate content, will the links get ignored? Directory submissions - i've always done this but never seen any real benefit. Social bookmarking - recently tried this and one of two of the bookmarks came up in the SERPS so I guess it helps. If you get something on the front page it definately generates a lot of visitors and backlinks. Blog commenting - fairly new, never really tried as it is not widely accepted. Blog reviews - I once spent $100 on reviews from min pr3 siteswith no real benefit. Text Link Ads - tried this too, spending $100 with no real benefit. Forum signatures - have over 2,000 posts on some forums, dunno if this helps That's all I can think of now, what about you?