I made an experiment with one of my niche sites. SV 3300.. Kitchen related niche, low competitive one. Site age 8months then.. Basic link building+social sharing and a set of web 2 pbn (30 different platforms with decent content, structure, etc to look natural) and to each of the web 2 a relevant (as much as possible) 301 (RD=avg 50, avg TF 13, avg decent link profile, no porn, pharmacy history found) The result: It took 26-35 days to rank the main keyword to 2nd position and still there for the past 9days. Sometimes it is getting the 1st position but most of the time it is in 2nd position. What do the experts say, how long could I hold this position? Would this lead to a penalty? Note: Nothing is certain in ranking on Google. There are no fixed rules.