I have only recently started doing IM - maybe about 3-4 weeks with real work (after spending about the same amount of time browsing forums and pretending/wishing to do IM). I have a couple niche sites and a couple larger authority sites that I had turned from a personal blog to more of a keyword-focused site. The authority sites are 5+ years old and the niche sites are only a couple months. I am just looking for some feedback on what I have been doing vs what I plan on doing: This is what I have been doing: Writing about 3-5 articles every day with 2 backlinks each and submitting them to a variety of random sites with a variety of different PageRanks, along with some ezine / hubs / goarticles, etc. I sometimes do more than 5 articles, but to be honest, I get pretty bored of writing after 5 and rarely make it to 10 per day. Some times I do though. I understand this is a long-term thing before I'll see any serious rankings, and frankly I want a way to speed that up a bit. This is what I was thinking of doing: Writing the 3-5 articles per day. Submitting the originals in the same fashion I have been doing as I mentioned above. Spinning these articles with The Best Spinner, and submitting them to many more sites/directories through AMR (maybe 20-50 / day to start?). Using ScrapeBox to blast comments, etc. to these articles that AMR submitted for me (and perhaps a few of the ezines, etc. that I did manually), but not for blasting my money sites. Using ScrapeBox to find do-follow blogs in my niche to read/comment manually - perhaps I'll do this a couple times a week with some of the higher PR ones if there are any. These are my questions: In your opinion, how does this process look? Do you feel it will speed up my results vs just doing what I have been doing? Is it the right amount of Risk vs Reward? Are these tools decent for what I have described? I understand I'll need proxy lists, etc. as well, but that's not a problem. I'm looking to keep costs somewhat low and I realize that Scrapebox + AMR are both one-time costs - which I like. For new sites, should I lower the amount of links in the first 3-6 months to 1-5 / day instead of 20-50? Or would you follow the same process and let the potential sandbox sort itself out later? Any insight would be helpful! Thanks!