Backlinking strategy


I am trying to develop a bit of a backlinking strategy so I can really find out if backlinking is a good idea or not. I think powerful keyword research can’t be beat but it’s always worth a try to increase your traffic in different was. The question I am asking everyone is: Do you currently have a structured backlinking strategy and if so how many webistes in total including Seekyt do you use for articles whether they are just a backlink or an actual article?