19 Jun 09
18 Jul 11 2:01 pm
One thing that I look at is visitor to link building ratio. Google is looking for natural link building, and they can see how many people are viewing your site, and what actions they are taking when there (just look at Google analytics to see what all they can look at...)
Personally, I think this has something to do with the sandbox effect. Through my own experiences, I have found that if I keep my linking in a decent proportion to my visitors, I don't have a problem. I try to keep it to about 1/10 ratio, so if you are getting 10 visitors a day, you should be able to build 100 links per day without worrying too much.
What gets people in trouble is having a site with NO traffic suddenly getting hundreds or thousands of links a day. So, if you minimize your linking to take into account how many natural links your site could generate based on how much traffic you are getting, you should be okay.
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