There’s a very cool list of link building articles over at Threadwatch.
One of the more recent articles listed deals with new sites, and the importance of getting trusted links first:
“One thing I didn’t mention in the article, though, was that for a brand new site you need to build certain types of links first. Why? Thank TrustRank/the sandbox. To even get fully indexed (now that we have sandbox crawling), let alone ranked, you’ll need to get the domain some trust right off the bat, and this is only going to happen by building certain types of links in a certain way“
Good advice, methinks.