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Moderate link work being done
I'm not ruling out links as the issue but you can't hurt a site by simply pointing links at it right?
Maybe all those links you built have simply been devalued and google is just trying to figure out where you would rank without the link juice from them based on your content alone?
When it comes to backlinks, "everybody else is doing it too" is not always a winning strategy, long term.
I don't have an answer for you, but I believe some of the moderators on this forum thread have said that, yes, you CAN hurt your site by pointing too many links at it. I tend to believe them.
...they tend to come with a huge variation of anchor text...
the only thing is, bouncing SERPs sounds more like an Algorithm issue than a penalty issue to me
to show 100 results per page, check the
In terms of numbers we don't ever exceed 20 - 30 links per week and we mix it up.