Khem - 5:00 pm on Feb 21, 2011 (gmt 0)
HI, Just thought I would post my observation from a few weeks back - I was playing around with a test site - trying to vary its link profile - and realized I 'Didnít' have any junk links with anchor text - so I thought I would do a few weeks link manual link building, to see if the variation in link profile helped, as opposed to switching techniques.
The site was bottom of page 2 before I started then fell back to the bottom of page 3 - 2 weeks later it had not only regained page 2 but had moved up to the top of page 2 9that damn hump ;0 ).
This could of course be something entirely different - and complete coincidence - but i have noticed with a few other sites where I have varied the link profile - and had 'a bit of everything' the same occurrence has happened (this has involved everything from social media, articles, blogs etc).
I have also observed - this seems to be different for different verticals - I was wondering within some industries - certain types of links are almost expected/accepted - so it could possibly raise a flag of some sort - if the profile is too clean?.
Again, these are just observations and not at all fact.
And thanks for all the useful help I have been able to read up with on this forum over the years, its been a life saver from when I started in the industry.