Hi, I'm curious about how many backlinks a 4 year old site should have? I saw a related site that is only 3 years old (not in direct competition with mine) but has 1.8 million backlinks. It is ranked #1 for a keyword I also promote (but I am not focusing on it) and according to websiteoutlook, the site can generate $2000 USD daily with its traffic. I'm guessing he used black hat method because that is a lot of backlinks compared to other sites with the same keyword. The site doesn't even look unique from the others either. My site only has 9,000 backlinks but its ranked 1 for some smaller keywords in that very same niche. My website focuses on the smaller keywords only. I wish I could get that much traffic so I can make that much. I'm only making $6/day and my direct competitors for the small keywords are making $30-50/day. Their site is newer than mine though by 1-3 years but because they SEO on 2-4 good keywords that I wasn't aware of they are getting 20x more traffic than me. Also my website layout is beautiful/unique (revamped it last year) and my avg pageview per visitor is around 7. Do you think I would be safe from being sandboxed if I blasted 10,000-20,000 a month? How about 100,000 a month? I thinking about spending at least 200 a month with my unemployment check to bring in a decent income from my website.