So for the past year I have been banking off a niche site that at its peak was making 3k monthly. But the content was rarely updated and my link building was lame at best. So after seeing a huge dump by the latest Panda I have decided that now is the time to take on a more whitehat approach. I have found a niche that I know very well and am going to build a user content driven site with no manual link building (With the exception of exchanging links with other well known authority sites in my niche and related forum posts manually posted.) I believe this will work as the niche itself is user content driven and no-body has devoted to making an AS site as I plan to do. There are a few AS sites in the niche but nothing like I am going to offer. The reason that I think this can be pulled off without manually link building is because Google has recently taken a liking to strange things.......like sites with almost no links. I figure that by combining a site with constant unique content and natural link-building that I can give the Google monster exactly what it wants. Some important things to mention before I start on this. I'm using wordpress. I've never made an AS site before so I LOVE suggestions. No I won't tell you my niche. Will monetize with CPA and adsense. This will be as close to 100% whitehat as possible. Content will be posted everyday. All content will be at least 400+ words unique. I am not targeting any particular keywords. Each post will by default have a topic, but the word will not be used more than one or twice and I'm trying to avoid writing alot of content about the same topics. Any writers that want to donate some content will be forever loved! So here is what I have so far. A TLD that matches my goal. Good theme Lots of plugins to encourage social interaction Hooked up to Google Webmaster tools Sitemap 5 posts already up and 25 more on the way. Contacted several webmaster in my niche about link exchange About us page Contact us page Submit content page So I will try to keep this updated as I venture into the world of the AS sites!