I know you can buy expired domains, but I purchased a few brand new, keyword rich domains that I wish to build on. However, the sandbox effect is something that all of us want to avoid, so I want to know how would you experts go about promoting a brand new micro-niche domain (say 5-10 pages max). In a nutshell, this is my plan of attack. However, I have some doubts and I welcome any constructive criticism Write 4-5 articles and submit them to the top 4-5 article directories. Use s_box to find a few high PR GOV/EDU blogs to comment on manually. Find a few high PR relevant blogs to comment on manually. Social bookmarking run to the 10-15 most popular sites. Build a few web 2.0 buffer sites and build links to them. Don't ping the links - wait for them to be found naturally. After 2-3 months, step up s_box commenting for more automation How does this look? It seems for new domains you must get a certain level of trust from a handful of GOOD links before you can go out there and automate for a high quantity of links. But, what about EDU or GOV no_foll0w links - are they of any use or does G ignore them? Is it worth it to scan through tons of URLs to spot the d0_f0llow blogs or just set up a small s_box blog comment run with relevant comments, knowing most will be n0foll0w?