I started a case study today for linkpushing to see really how it would affect my site. I put up the site and Greg put up the pushes. I also purchased Forum Post Robot to get some content on the forum. The content was added in less than 24 hours. It does not rank anyhow. Here is what we are doing. 1. Domain registered on March 23, 2011 2. Hosting and forum installed on March 25, 2011 3. LinkPushing started today. 4. Used only the competition ranking in the AdWords tool for choosing the keywords. Of which 100 were chosen with a competition of .43 to .69. 5. We really wanted to treat this site bad so Greg put up 200 linkpushes for the study. 6. The site had a few links from Twitter and Facebook so Google was aware of it and as of today they had 558 pages indexed. 7. It is a phpBB fourm with the Black Pearl theme. Nothing else has been done to the forum. No mods are installed. 8. All the linkpushes are to the root of the domain and not the interior pages. 9. Lastly the site does not rank in the top 1k for any of the keywords. Not surprising since the forum was empty. We chose this site to use because a. it is a brand new site, less than 60 days b. it is a forum and not a standard website or blog c. even though the adwords competition is low, the on page competition can be pretty tough. As I go through the keywords in order setting up the linkpushes, I have 100 keywords and so push 34 gets kw100, kw1 and kw2. I just roll back to the beginning and start all over with the keywords. Tracking the ranking will be done using SerpAttacks and 10 private US proxies with 5 being in Georgia and 5 being in Pennsylvania. I wanted to be sure I always got the same results. I will be doing this on a weekly basis. I have probably not answered all the questions so fire away. The one that I will NOT answer is what are your keywords or what is the niche? Sorry I may monetize this later down the road.