I would like to share my first "success" in my journey into the SEO world via linkwheels! I researched a few threads about linkwheels and how to build them, so I decided to run a test on a new 1 week old domain that I had just purchased. I registered for 6 2.0 properties, and checked each blog site to make sure the links were ********. I wrote 6 unique articles for each blog, and CLOSED the wheel(not knowing that it could possibly leave 'footprints' so now it is not closed). While the linkwheel was closed, I was able to rank on the 6th page for a keyword that has 8,000,000 search results without quotes and on the 3rd page for the keyword in quotes. I have NOT social bookmarked any of the web 2.0 properties, I have only pinged the blogs and RSS feeds. The main site has very little SEO done to it also with it being this is a new project for me. Not bad for a very BASIC linkwheel that's halfway done! I plan on possibly adding more web 2.0 properties to the inner circle and more web 2.0 sites that point to properties while interlinking them randomly. After I will slowly do social bookmarking and back link building for the main site and the rest of the sites so they get indexed naturally. I will report back in a few weeks with the results!