Just had an idea out of the box. How about scraping all the backlinks of your competitors of your keyword in google page 1 results.
The running a GSA campaign on them to build tier1s on those links (using import target urls).
Isn't this a quick and dirty way to copy your competition (for the competitions backlinks that can be autoposted).
If your competiton has used any type of automation backlinking at all isn't this an easy way to copy and should boost your search engine rankings for your keyword?