I have been trying very hard over the last year to get my site to rank well in the search engines, it usually seems like an uphill battle.
It seems like the most important thing for search engines and specifically google is one way inbound links. But how do you get links if you can't buy or trade them, since you don't rank well know one can find you to by chance link to you and even if they do if they don't happen to put just the perfect anchor text and location on the page it won't count.
Does any one have a good game plan for getting links cause i sure don't.
...Oh and if someone says something like "work on the quality of your content bla bla bla...and the links will follow" I not buying that because from what i have seen it seems like content is pretty much secondary to other factors.