My site is still fairly new (less than a year old). Back in May I had a blast of forum profiles done on the site (yeah I'm an idiot) I was then sandboxed, or slapped or whatever you want to call it for two months. I reappeared about where I was before the blast. During that time I was doing some linkbuilding but not a whole lot mostly working on a google places ranking (its a local business). Right after reappearing or perhaps slightly before I bought an 11 year old domain off of godaddy with no PR and 301 redirected it to my money site (I didn't purchase the privacy, not sure if that matters). I then proceeded over the course of September absolutely blast the site with High PR links including the following: 1. 4 High PR homepage networks ranging in price of $50-100/month 2. Article Submission package blast (Gold package from the BHW guy for those who know) 3. 1-2 article a day directory and submission blast and senuke for the last 2 weeks. 4. HIgh PR article submission network constituting of about 140 spun articles (20 seed articles) over 50 sites. 5. 2 private network article blast of about 60 articles (from 2 seed articles) over about 50 sites About 10-12 days ago I hit number 1 for one of my target keywords (above Google Places wheee!) lasted a few days and then 3 days ago I disappeared. It is just my homepage and all other inner pages show up right around where they should. I'm pretty confident it is not a penalty. So my questions are two fold. 1. How long do you think the dance will last? 2. Like Icarus did fly to close to the sun? Was this stupidly way to aggressive and should I worry about a penalty coming?