I have a website that I created on January 02, 2010. I been optimizing it and creating backlinks. I thought I escaped the Google Sandbox or whatever cause it's almost February already. I was ranking page 1 - slot 9 for my main keyphrase. Now today I was bumped to like Page 45 lol (no I didn't go through 45 pages...I set preferences to 100 results and found myself on page 3). I only have about 10 to 15 pages on the site. It's all good content outsourced to Justin @ no doubt marketing. I been making backlinks via blog commenting. I have been doing it manually. Maximum 20 per day (some days like 3...it just depends on how much time or if i get side tracked). I been leaving mostly genuine comments. Everytime I would leave a comment, I would ping that url at pingler. I did pay the $80.00 for 200 backlinks using this service: http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/buy-sell-services/117626-angelas-pauls-backlinks.html I pinged all the sites myself....but I'm not seeing them in the backlink tool yet. I did this about 2 weeks ago. My current backlink status is: using: hxxp://www.online-utility.org/webmaster/backlink_domain_analyzer.jsp 3 backlinks from 3 different .edu domains. 194 backlinks from 18 different .com domains. 1 backlinks from 1 different .org domains. 1 backlinks from 1 different domains of other types. So my questions are: What did I do wrong? What should I be doing now? How long should I expect to be sandboxed for?