Joined: 29 Apr 09
19 Nov 10 2:58 pm
yes, we have created a few of our own blogs as our own mini-network for backlinks. It's still only in its infancy but does seem to help, as just a part of the backlink building of course.
2) You want your support blogs to be on relevant domains, or subdomains, and spread out over different hosting accounts. If they were all on the same domain or IP address Google would just discount them anyway.
3) It depends on what proportion of the total outbound links from that site those 30 would be. On a new blog, with no history and no other outbound links it would look distinctly odd and Google would probably discount them altogether.
I use a couple with my main keyword and a couple more with variants I'm targetting, and make sure that there are other outbound links to related sites.
This is one of the advantages of building a few sites within the same niche, it makes building your own support network easier and more worthwhile.