Over the last few months I've launched 6 new sites. I managed to get a few back links for them all, then they all have crashed and burned afterwards. The most links was 30 for a 3-month old site, the least 4 for a one-month-old.
All the sites had unique content which has not been scraped (there wasn't time!), all are on different servers, all received backlinks from different websites. The anchor text was varied. All now lie right at the bottom of their respective SERPs after appearing on pages 1 or 2.
Does this mean that no new web sites with backlinks are going to be accepted into Google's SERPs? Does it mean that it will be so easy to destroy a competitor's new website in future?
It looks as though future new sites will have to be left with zero links for a long while, whilst hoping that a competitor doesn't arrange for some and hoping that no scrapers deliver them either.