ska_demon - 6:04 pm on Aug 14, 2005 (gmt 0) Ska
I agree it does seem to be a bit hit and miss. I have a site in a competetive market that accumulated quite a large number of backlinks in a short period of time but managed to avoid the 'new site penalty'. I am a skinflint and have always relied on the SE's to provide the majority of my traffic. These days tho, it would appear that PPC si almost the only way to kick start a new site.