yosyos2004 - 5:04 am on Jul 1, 2011 (gmt 0)
our whole plan was "totally white", we are investing thousands of dollars every month in order to create unique + quality content for our network. the idea behind the websites, is to create the most relevant website for each keyword! the link from the footer is for editorial reason only, "User that reads content a may also be interested in content on site b" and not for "seo" purpose.....
regards your question: as you understand, we are aiming for long tail, or even long long tail, we get every day couple of hundreds unique visitors from Google , most of them are searching for our "brand name" only very little amount is coming from long tail keywords. we never had good ranking for the "natural" keywords we are aiming too...
i suspect that from the very first moment, Google recognized us as a network and insert our 2 main sites into some kind of sandbox.
as you said we are trying to get as much natural links as possible, we are spreading our rss and get hundreds of new "good links" links every day.
the question right now is what to do with our "in network" links.
should we leave them as is , or get them all off in one phase ?