Awhile back I created quite a few sites, that now do pretty well. Combined, about $3K/month profit. They ranked pretty good in just a couple months or so. Then I made a whole new batch, about 2-3 months ago. ALL of them have been sucking bigtime. All sandboxed 95% of the time, bounce all over the place, or just never ranked for crap, etc. Basically the only real difference (with the newer sites) was I made pretty much nothing but links with no words at all in front of them, or after it (just anchor text links that look like they are floating in outer space...... like profile links). Now I am throwing in a few spun words in front of my links, and after them, to create a decent sounding sentence. I'm guessing this will be enough to at least make them appear as SEMI In-content links, rather than just spammy looking links that look as if they are just floating out there in space lol. Is google finally cracking down on those spammy kind of links? Or have they already been doing that for awhile now? Lastly, I used aged domains for both batches of sites. 5+ years old, PR2 or better. Anyone care to comment on this theory?