10 is better than 1000?
We often compete on having more and more back links and declare that the site is search engine optimized. Well the real fundamental is not quantity but quality, which matters when your site is concerned. E.g. site A has 10 back links and gets Google Page Rank 5; whereas site B has 1000 back links gets Google Page Rank 4. Yes the main point is that site B is linked from sites which in turn is poorly linked, but site A hit the jackpot by linking from quality sites which are strongly linked. So try linking up from quality sites because google checks quality links linking you. And in any case you have back link from junk link farm then you knocking yourself out. You will always have to keep a balance with the links. More is good if you get them from quality sites.