This is something we have been testing for a while now with various sites, just thought I would share some recent results. Target keyword has 22,000 searches per month in the UK. Secondary keywords range from between 1,000 - 8,000 First page for the target keyword is tough. Mainly charities and government sites etc. Actually only two other Commerical entites on P.1 Our money site has a handful of links already pointing to it from a press release - mainly nofollow. So we took a handful of expired domains with authority backlinks (5 to be exact). Setup accounts with 5 web 2.0 sites; weebly.com jimdo.com webs.com hubpages.com Tumblr.com Attached the expired domain to the hosting account (so its the actual URL - i.e. not a site.weebly.com). Built each site out with 5-7 pages each of relevant content to the money site. Built Longtail backlinks including the main keyword - NOTE: NEVER using the main keyword alone. Ran the Expired Domain Web 2.0s through Lindexed to get them indexed again. Results 7-10 days - Site starts to appear for long tail searches relating to the main keyword 4 weeks (pretty much to the day) - The site appears bottom of page 6 for the main keyword Action Plan Increase the Expired Domain PBN to 20 sites with same strategy, focusing on main keyword this time around. Syndicate a Press Release to dilute keywords and balance out the ********/nofollow links (Usually find a 60/40 ratio works nicely). Will update more results soon.