From the SEO pros at SEOMoz this is a clever little infographic ....ok, 15,000,000 pixels may not be "little" ... enjoy nonetheless.
Takeaway? Again, there are no shortcuts to success. If there is, it is called partnering. Partnering with professionals who have already paid their dues and have the scars to effectively guide you to the shorter path. hint hint - G-Force? : )
FYI: This link http://www.seomoz.org/blog/the-noob-guide-to-online-marketing-with-giant-infographic-11928 takes you to the author's readable text description and appropriate links. Whether a noob or not, this is a nice resource for cross checking your online marketing.