Would blasting a lot of backlinks to target pages in authority domains (e.g. YouTube, Amazon, WordPress, BlogSpot, Tumblr, etc) be effective to push that page up in rankings, or would that page (though it be on an authority domain, even one that Google owns, e.g. YouTube) be sandboxed / banned / ignored?
Plus what if one were to add a blast of Google+'s and Facebook Likes to such a page (e.g. a YouTube video I want to rank no. 1 for the phrase "dog training tips").
IF this could work, then it would open up a lot of opportunity for Kindle authors with SEO-savvy to push their books up in rankings on Google in the target market they choose.