Snappy_fish - 6:48 am on May 16, 2005 (gmt 0)
I launched a new site in January and over the 3 months that followed got lots of new inbound-only links. My site now has a page rank of 6. It's at the top of MSN for my keywords and doing well in Yahoo. While Google lists my site in the serps for all my keywords it's down in the 100-200 range. As far as I'm concerned, there's definately a penalty for too many links obtained too quickly. I'll let you know when I start moving up the rankings.