I know that forum links work, but would like to test how fast they can increase the rankings of a page. Setup: 1) Good 1200 word article (free trial keyword) 2) 4 Dr60+ sites in top10, 1 dr30 site, rest are dr40+(my site is dr33 now, so I am guessing I can reach top10) 3) Currently the page is ranking on 3rd page, but I have removed the internal links to this page as I don't want internal factors to increase link juice for now 4) have scraped 40 forums where I can add the links 5) no VA for this, I am doing this on my own as I love to test Here are the rankings now: Plan: Will be building 1-2 links per day. I expect some of them to get deleted, so I will probably be using quora and Reddit links. Next case study will be on nofollow links. If they work or not! I am doing this experiment on my money site directly. No time to setup single variable tests right now.