I read an article somewhere about making 1-way links using three or more domains (A to B, B to C, C to A). But now I guess everyone in this forum is saying that you shouldn?t close the loop. I have implemented this technique about 5 months ago, I didn?t pay close attention, but I guess my ranking went down to some degree, but now I have removed all the links. Does this mean that my domains have been penalized? And if so then how long will my domains stay penalized? Is it safe to create a new domain and have all the affected domains pointing to my new domain?