sean22 - 12:03 am on Jun 4, 2010 (gmt 0)
Matt Cutts says “get as many links as you can” and maybe he has a news, entertainment, or some 'hot' blog in mind. Maybe he answered to the specific homepage of the questioner that was submitted to Google's Q&A.
Robert Carlton says promote in proportion to website traffic growth. These are probably for the niches that are more likely to be “sandboxed.”
I wonder how Matt Cutts would have answered the question if he knew the website was sandbox destined?
How many links do you think is acceptable initially for first 30 days of promotion of niches that are more likely to be sandboxed?
Note: By sandbox I don't mean the 30-90 days duration but rather the 6+ months variety.