Well, the usual argument is: "Dont blast your own site with 100k AA spammy blogs because you'll lose ranking." "Ok... then let me blast my competitors site and fuck them." "Mmmm, nope that won't work either..." "Huh? Why???" And that's when we all start arguing and questioning each other. Why is this? Because we don't realize a few simple things. 1) You're probably thinking of blasting your site because you're either fairly new or your conducting test studies - meaning that you're site is probably PR 0, Under a year old, and not very authoritative. So you'd go into a dance with the G if you blasted yourself and might come out stronger or weaker (depending on your consistency and term length with the blasts). 2) Your competitors that you want to blast are probably fairly older, have PR and have authority. Meaning either they won't go into a dance and might get affected positively immediately or they will go into a short dance (up to 2 weeks) and come back a little stronger. So, my conclusion, i guess..., is that you should only blast yourself if you have a decent authority domain. Also, to eliminate any overall negativity to any kind of backlinking: http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=34449 Anybody have any thoughts, opinions, ideas? Very welcome here!