Well, as we all know, if you are going to be backlinking your site, then manually doing it is the best way to go. Manually writing and submitting articles, manually submitting blog comments, etc. That's great if you want to rank one or two websites.
However, what if you want to rank several dozen websites...or a few hundred pages? If you go about it manually, you're going to be spending some serious time manually creating all of those links.
Practically speaking, it looks like when you want to generate backlinks to a lot of pages, automation is your best option.
What have your experiences been using tools like spinners, submitters, SENUKE, scrapebox, etc.? Can you successfully build backlinks to a large number of pages using automation? If not, than how would you recommend backlinking 50, 100, 200 pages?
Thank you for all of your input!