I have a PBN of around 200 sites that I have built up over the past year and they have been truly abused. I have ranked many sites with them but only ever used normal blog posts on them (no permanent homepage links) As the old links roll off the frontpage, the rankings have slowly declined (obviously). I would say that many of the sites that have homepage links, are failed projects. Either they just wont rank or they are ranked and the niche is not popular any more or non profitable. Over the past few days, I have slowly began to sticky the profitable niches to the front page in order to get back the rankings they use to have. So my question is.. Will these homepage links still hold the same weight as they did first time around? should I expect a boost in rankings?