Hello, might as well introduce myself with a little experiment. Now I've been doing lots of research on white and black hat methods, and was looking for something that I could set up and run with little work other then monitoring. I already have some experience in hosting, and web development, but little to none in the SEO arena. So this is my first jump in, and I figured I'd start on the darkside. ANYWAYS... Here's what I got to start. - 3 Hosts, Located in different geographical areas - 6 IP's, 4 on 1 host, other 2 each have 1. - 2 Domains - Limited Funds For Extra Domains ($50) - Keyword Tools, PRstorm and many other nice tools, like do follow blog finder, etc. - Wordpress with UAW, CC, AutoBlogged, SEO Deluxe, Statpress, PingCrawl, Ping Optimizer, etc. - Lots of time on my hands - Hundreds of themes I also have an affiliate network and adsense accounts. Here's where I'm having trouble before launching. I will be using sub-domains, so what's a safe limit? 10, 20, 50 per domain? If I avoid interlinking the articles and link to other posts on other ip's, domains, or hosts think that will help? (Although I've read many times some people don't think it matters). Keyword / Domain Matching? I've found some pretty money shot niche long tail keywords... But using it as a subdomain just seems odd... Example: (Not real) Market: Music (Ringtone/Mp3 Download) Long Tail: Urban Ringtones For Motorola Mod# Now just let's say THAT phrase gets 45,000 searches a month... google shows no adword competitors, search returns are just over 100,000 (remember these are made up). Do I make my domain Urbanringtonesformotoralsmod#.mydomain.com? Or do I use hyphens? urban-ringtones-for-motorola-mod#.mydomain.com Or can I just take out the main words like UrbanRingtones.mydomain.com or MotorolaRingtones.mydomain.com? Which will help the most with SEO placement? Should I put money into adwords, to a splash page for a ringtone affiliate if there's no competitors and high search? ------------------------------ Also, articles, with CC I notice that many articles and especially youtube videos come plastered with links in em, and often are just spam messages themselves. What do you do about these? do you just let them fly? Last question. How much do you monitor your autoblogs? Do you let them post away till they die and hope they develop, or do you nurture each one building backlinks (outside your farm), or do you just check that the articles aren't crap every couple days, and tweak them a little for readability if they look like crap? ---------------------------- I look forward to any opinions or input, I have my installation already just waiting to figure out the sub-domain naming structure and I'm going to launch 5 tonight. I figure 3-5 posts per blog to start, and keep it at 2-3 posts per day, varying per blog. What's the best for completely hands free, so I can go away for the weekend come back and have new posts, rewritten and linked if possible? Thanks for the input, I'll post here everything as it develops, and won't leave anyone hanging.