pageoneresults - 7:52 pm on Nov 27, 2011 (gmt 0)
My best guess is that at some point in the next 2,3,6 months Google does a small update and boom, up you go.
Question. How does one determine that the links were the cause if there is a 2, 3, or 6 month window for the effect to occur? I'll assume that there is nothing else taking place during that time frame that would also influence results? On site? Off site?
There are too many variables to try and measure and/or assign time frames to this. It's one of those things where you just do it and move on. Just like most other things in this industry. You put it out there and see what happens. Problem is, you're usually putting a variety of things out there for consumption. How do you know which one is the cause of the effect?