When I moved my site to a new domain to escape a crazed Penguin my designer said to speak with an SEO guy to start building my presence straight away.
So whilst I went down the Google+, Twitter, Facebook and G+ places route, the SEO company went down the private blog network route.
The line from the SEO company was that there is no such thing as organic link building, not really. As such they use a private network of blogs which they control to point links to my site.
Now history has taught me one thing. Question everything people say, don't be an idiot and ask around. Just because someone is an SEO doesn't mean they are right or good at it.
Now two months on and I don't rank anywhere in Googles search results for the two keywords I targeted.
All my other pages I rank for, page 1 of google for many. Admittedly a lot of my ranked pages are blog posts of mine. But the main industry I'm in (eg 'golden widgets') I rank nowhere in Googles entire 800 SERP's for 'golden widget' People in ALabama come up before me (and I'm in the UK).
Same for the other keyword too.
This is beginning to make me think, 'Google's smarter than it lets on so pull the links'.
But I'd like your insight on this. Beofre I burn the SEO company.