OK, so about two weeks ago i launched a new site, targeting local dentists. It is a simple, one page site with a nice, unique article on the importance of going to the dentist. The plan was to get it ranking on the first page for 'town name' dentists, and then contact some local dentists to sell ad space on the site. I started off with some bookmarking and that submitter script thing that submits your site to 3000 places or something. Then i made a quick squidoo lense with more unique content and link back to the money site. Anyway, all was good, within a couple of days I was one the first page for a few of my main keywords. However, I was getting no traffic in position 7-9, so I wanted to increase rankings. (supposedly this search term gets 1000 searches per month). I loaded up scrapebox, harvested some niche related blogs and posted away. (Yes I span names, comments etc). At the moment I am running scrapebox on my home pc with a slow connection, so I wasn't too worried about doing any damage. I split the comments 50/50 between my money site, and the squidoo lense. I posted mainly on Wordpress blogs, and am very sceptical about the number of comments that are actually live. Backlink watch says I have 32 backlinks, but I expect this number to grow as google finds and indexes my backlinks. I did notice that the anchor text for almost every backlink is the same - could this be a problem. I also forgot to use proxies once during a scrapebox blast. I wrote a fresh article and submitted to ezinearticles - it has been live for a few days now. I also added new unique content to my site, a couple of new pages with good info. So anyway, yesterday, my rankings suddenly dropped, now i'm hovering around page 6 -7 for my keywords. It is a low competition search term - the first 5 positions are google places results The rest of the first page is just standard business directories, with no real content. Since I was ranking so well to bgin with, is it likely to be a penalty, or am i in the dance?