driller41 - 8:09 am on May 11, 2011 (gmt 0)
It is certainly a leap to make the statement that actually adding links to a new site causes it to tank in the rankings for 3-4 months after creation.
But that is my feeling, the sites I leave alone seem to stick, the ones I create links to tend to go on a one way rollercoaster ride.
I know links from the WallStreetJournal will pby be a cure all but lets be realistic, the search terms I am looking at are 300/months exact - so it is ultra low niche type volume.
I say again that logically there is not that many sites that should rank for a 300/month keyphrase so a 10-20 page demotion is crazy, but that is what they are doing.
Interesting above SuperClown, you tried what I was going to try next - "click here" type links rather than keyword links without success.
I think I will create a few more of these sites - the writing is already done, put them up and not link at all. Let them mature to 1 year and see what happens after the year.
Perhap buying a couple of decent links might also help rather then the low quality links I am creating now.
Any other inputs?