So here is the latest update, I am sitting at 17,000,000 links. Basically I got around 7,000,000 links in a little over a month.
Last time I posted that I had lost the #1 position on one keyword and I would try to get it back just by using my site. So far, I gotten back to #2 and #4 (when using plurals in the word).
My social network page still sits above my main domain for some reason. Actually I know the reason. It's because of the url. I'm almost positive now, that google has massive favor over urls that contain the keywords. I will continue to try to get that #1 spot back for another month, but after that I will go back to targeting my long tail keywords.
Report on the overall health of the site now...traffic is down, pageviews is down as well. I still think it's because of that #1 position being lost. The site though is still bringing in 5 digit uniques per day. But it's definitely down. I'm not sure if it's because of the new keyword I'm targeting or that I haven't been updating the website regularly. Use to do it daily for 6 months straight prior to the new year.