My steps are as follows:
I go to Google and type in a fairly broad keyword.
I then click on each link and run it through Domain Hunter +.
Often there are no dead links but if there are I will check them out visually to see if they are a good fit for my site.
If the links are not a good fit I move on. If the links look good then I try to find the archived page through archive sites.
Often the archived pages have not been saved.
I can often work for an hour without finding relevant deadlinks that I can direct to my site.
Am I on the right path? How do you guys do it?