Okay, So I've been wanting to test out 301s but haven't had the time to get a project like this setup. Now that I've got some free time, I've decided to test the effectiveness of 301s. The keyword I'm trying to rank has a traffic of 14,500. Here's the competition below. To me, it looks like a medium competition keyword. Plan Money site My plan is to create unique content for the homepage and content for the 3 inner pages. I'll be using clickbank to monetize the site. No link building will be done on this site in order to test for the effectiveness of 301s. Total spend: $32 for domain purchase and hosting. $18 for content. 301 sites I've purchased 6 expired domains that I will be using for a 301. These sites have a piece of my keyword within their URL. They also have good TF and on average, have around 100 backlinks on them already. I'm going to host 5 of these 301 domains on different hosting. (the 6th site, I'm going to 301 directly) I'm then going to add spun content with keyword related text on the homepage for each of these 5 sites. After that, I'm going to drip-feed 300 contextual spam a day/per site, for around 30 days. During day 15, while the spam is still dripfeeding, I'm going to 301 the sites every 7 days to the money site. Total spend: $90 for expired domains. $10 for hosting ($1 hosting for 2 months). $100 for spam (Rather than buy spam from Fiverr, where most of the links are nofollow, I outsource my spam to someone I know that ranks parasites for a living) Potential pitfalls Should I buildsome backlinks in order to bulk up the link profile of the money site? If I do build backlinks, what if it's the backlinks itself that ranks the money site instead of the 301s? How will I know? Next? If my money site ranks top 30, then I'm going to just send some pbn or sape links to move it onto page 1. If my money site doesn't rank, I'm going to 301 it to my parasite and see what happens. I expect this project to take around 2 months to complete and will be posting ranking updates... if I see any. If anyone has done this type of stuff before, it would be great if you could chime in and offer some advice.