Hi guys, been reading this forum for a year or so now. It is an awesome resource and I'd like to thank you all for opening my eyes to new tactics. I've got an issue with my affiliate site that I launched (and domain registered) in March. As of last week (5th August) all pages have been dropped by 30-40 places for all keywords on Google. (eg. something that was 1st is now 39th, another keyword that was 9th is now 51st, etc.) From reading a lot of posts here I've got the impression that this isn't too much to worry about, however I just need your advise. I believe it was down to a change in link velocity. Below is the links / refering domains from the last few months. I may have overdone it in July. Month - Links (Refering Domains) March - 380 (30) April - 610 (100) May - 440 (60) June - 340 (50) July - 960 (340) All my links are from blog networks or article sites using high quality articles that are spun only 50 times before I stop using them. All links are contained within 300 words of an on-topic article I build links to every page on the site (200+ pages) and not to one page / homepage All pages on the site have very good on-page optimisation So my questions to you all are: Is this dance / temp penalty due to the change in link velocity? In August should I build links at March - June rate (300-400 links) or continue July's rate of around 1000 links?? Any help is greatly appreciated and I understand that 500+ people a day ask similar questions as this!