I have just gone through some pr6's and 7's looking for one-way links and I found one that directed me to google. Since I already have a google adwords account, I followed the instructions to set up a "site targeted" ad campaign in my adwords account. Now, supposedly I will have an ad displayed on their website.

Does anyone know if this will count as a link to boost my rating, or am I wasting my time.

Please, anyone can help me?

Also, I have absolutely no idea where to go to find out exactly which sites are linking to my competitors who have a better rank than me. How do I go about finding out exactly which sites have links to the sites I am competing against?

Thanks anyone for sum help here. I am new at SEO and need to get my site's rank up quickly.