BTB, it's been a long time, I'm not even sure you would remember me. I've quietly sat back and watched this thread and chuckled a few times at how similarly we operated with large sites and I've got to tell you - I am impressed but your on going commitment to helping people through it. I would almost consider this the quintessential thread for anyone focused on lead generation or adsense specifically, although we both know how well other affiliate or self-created products can be implemented here. While the focus of the thread is primarily about the importance of content (given the thread title is about Authority Site SEO, that makes sense) I only wanted to quickly mention one thing to guys. Promote what you create. WEB 2.O's, Press Releases, PBN's have been mentioned and they are so extremely valuable in this model.... but eventually, once the site has reached a threshold of mass, you can begin to use that mass as leverage. As an example, I love using Reddit to gain massive exposure - but you've got to be interesting, selfless, and engaging. Hard for most BH seos to do, I know. In the end though, if executed properly your site will attract more links than you might otherwise imagine... Then there is the typical outreach bullshit, but that's not really where I'm going with this. After all the long hours of writing (or speaking) I hope people recognize that they don't have a site as much as they have a cash producing asset that they can then leverage with to go on and either really blow up, or just do more with than run Adsense and hope to see people come in purely from SERPS. But building the authority site is the start of that, and you've gone way above and beyond to educate on how to do that. Well done sir.