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I have a website that is 1 year and 2 months old that recently came out of the sandbox(2 months ago). About 4 months after the launch, I stopped building links, and sat back until the site came out of sandbox. In the meantime, I built good relevant content and the site's forum has been doing moderately well(>1000 threads now). During this course of time, the site picked up a few (10-20) natural links(including one from Dmoz and 2 from Wiki). The website now shows 15,000 pages in google and PR5...if thats of any concern.
There are a number of blogs in my industry that allow advertising, but I am skeptical about advertising there as the links will be sitewide.
My question is, how should I proceed? Would getting sitewide links raise any flags in google?
Next moves keep building links and use your blog if you have one, if not start one today.
All the best
My personal believe (based on a bit of experience as well) is, that linkbuilding is something you should do in the beginning of a site, later you can target big sites that have refused to swap when you were little, but active, "normal" linkbuilding - I do that only with young sites. Good luck,
I dindn't go hard on link building at the beginning because I wanted to stay away from being pushed into the sandbox, or trigger any other filters. Moreover i was certain that i would get some natural links. How many of them?..I wasn't sure..had to wait and see.
The problem now is that established sites in my industry make a fortune...so they can afford buying links anywhere they want. And why should they bother exchanging links with sites like mine that pose a threat to their business?