Hello black hat forum, I wanted some of your advice on my website. I recently started a new website and posted 20 articles in the span of about a month (it's a review site). After that month I stopped posting due to my college finals. Right after my finals I started to make articles again, I only made a couple until I looked at my rankings for my different keywords. I had pretty much dropped out of the SERPS. Since this was my first website, I think I made a noobie mistake of using free backlinks directly on my money site. I am not sure if it was the inactivity on my website or the crappy free backlinks that I got that got me the penalty. I really am not sure if I got a penalty or not, I just know that all my articles are indexed but not in any of the keyword SERP. So my question is, will my website bounce back by posting good articles and trying to do some whitehat link building? or should I try again with another domain and a clean slate? Thanks guys.