Since past year and a half i didnt get any new website to first spot of google. Everything gets stuck at the bottom of first page or on the second page. I still have some websites that i build and ranked at #1 in 2014 that are still dominating the niche, and have authority with the same method, that i am using now. And i put much less work into link building. What worked for me 2 years ago now gets me to max to the bottom of the 1st page and i put 3x more work and resources into it. My method: Usually i start with manually building 10-20 Web 2.0 with general or brand anchor. And sometimes also with Facebook, Twitter and Google+ page to which i slowly build some fake likes, shares etc. Then some social bookmarks to WEB 2.0 to get them indexed (if half of them gets indexed i am lucky) After i just make PBNs focused only about that niche and linking only to one money website (plus some authority websites). As anchor text i use my main keyword once or twice, then other LSI keywords that have searches, then some partial match keywords and brand + naked urls. And this is what worked very well for me in the past. Now i build 15 PBNs which should get me to the top or at least near the top 2 years ago and it gets me to #10. I build 15 more PBNs spread through few months and it dances maybe up to #8 and then back to #9 or 10. During the time i also build some manual blog comments on niche related websites, some naked and brand links from some very nice websites, some paid directories and some other links.. And almost no movement...Stuck. Forever. For at least 6 months already... And i am seeing the same pattern on other websites that i am working on at the moment... 2 years ago i would be outranking fking ads in google with those backlinks, now i can hardly reach 1st page... And some of the keywords i am targeting are exactly the same that i used to totally dominate before i got manual penalty a year ago. Above me are only high authority websites like toptenreviews.com, thesweethome.com, bestproducts.com etc. But still the 1st one has almost no content, no exact keyword in title, no good links to the page.. It ranks just coz of authority.. All of my websites are amazon affiliate websites, with product reviews and informative articles. At least 50 pages indexed. And i dont put any aff link until they are at least #3 and getting some decent traffic. Any suggestions what to do and what i am doing wrong? It feels like i have more than enough link power but i lack the authority or trust that my old websites have with much less backlinks.. How do i get this in 2016?