I used a couple of guru strategies to create a very powerful synergy that is unmatched once you get started.
1. Find a blackhat guru, a product launch, a piece of spam etc. The goal is to find someones domain who might be using blackhat or whitehat backlink strategies....A good example would be looking at people using the Digg 365 strategy.....Look at some of the blackhat gurus domains and you can find some great stuff.
2. Once you have found some good URL's then go to yahoo and enter link:Url into yahoo to check backlinks to that site. This will show all of the backlinks that are running to that particular site.
3. Go through those backlinks and explore to find the places that are giving backlinks. Look for places with high PR such as abonedoned forums, old bookmarking sites, etc.
4. If you see lenses or hubpages, wet paint, etc leading in as backlinks then do a search for backlinks going to those pages. Many blackhatters will use 2nd tier 2.0 sites to point at their main site. So uncovering the backlinks to their 2nd tier site might reveal even more locations to post your one way backlinks.
5. If your going to use the more blackhat backlinks you might consider linking them to your 2nd tier 2.0 sites rather than directly to your main site.
Using this strategy I was able to capture front page for 1 of my keywords. I was #7 out of 145,000,000 so I know it works.
I also placed 3 of top 10 for a keyword that I use yielding 48,000,000 results on google.