I wanted to share a few quick points that have saved me and my affiliate partners countless times with just a simple strategy. We target obvious affiliate products and also are affiliates for other business ventures with lead generation. Here is a quick list of what I have learned while using social signals in my link building efforts and the results I have seen. Social signals are very interesting to me and since I don't believe that there is such a thing as too much social spam. I have begun using social signals to blast away some of my competitors. It is also a great way to receive traffic if done properly, but for now I am concerned with more link building efforts. Before link building even starts proper social setup must be implemented. The obvious factors include pointing the social media pages at the money site/authority site. From there add pictures/comments/posts/tweets/etc... To give the page some realistic features. Start the drips and let whatever content you have on your page sit there and be indexed which with social signals can be anywhere from 6-12 days. 1. I have used social signals and proper on-site to rank sites 1-3 in low-medium competition keywords without really one true backlink. 2. I find the more social signals I use along with really spammy link building campaigns make the sites index and rank quicker. 3. The social signals act as a buffer and simply give the appearance of actual virility and rankings stick much longer than normal churn + burn sites with spammy links only. 4. The actual "quality" of the social signals if they are actually real and organic or if it is generated through AddMeFast or Fiverr services etc... doesn't matter it's volume and numbers. 5. If I am sending out hundreds of links I stick with 50 signals to each social signal site. 6. If I am sending out thousands within days I will do up to 300-500 per social signal site throughout the campaign. 7. It is very scale-able and your drip feed of the social signals should follow the backlink model to a certain extent throughout the tiers. 8. Every site that I have used large social drips on has never been penalized in over 12 months for even more risky link building strategies. Currently I use an AMF script that harvests points so I don't actually have to pay for my SS drips. For really difficult niches I have a certain strategy that has been ranking really well and sticking. I first create manual web 2.0's with 1200-1500 words of content and blast social signals and money site and wait for a month. From there I would target 2nd tier of links directly at web 2.0's with extremely well spun content. From there I would send a 3rd tier of SB blast and have some manual posts on HIGH PR blogs. Starting since day 1 the social signals will be drip-fed for as long as the link building campaign lasts. The social signals give this false sense of actual viral link building patterns and really hold rankings much longer than normal link building efforts. I've also seen that the social signals aid in quicker jumps up in the SERPS. What kind of results have you seen with social signals testing and experience in your link building campaigns?