Hey guys , I build 1k backlinks using xrummer..in 7-10 days my site started getting,within 100 searches, Number of backlinks shown in yahoo explorer 1,500 and in google 8 backlinks in next 10-20 days. As days passed my number of backlinks in google started decreasing, now after 2 months they are again 0 , but in yahoo explorer i can still see 1,500 backlinks and my website is in between 700-900 searches for this term.(Highly competiive term). Can some one explain what happened , Did i got slapped by google for using xrummer , or is it something else. PS: the posts i made via xrummer , are still on forum and are pretty decent and they look pretty well and has not been banned by moderators of forum.(checked all backlinks manually). Would it be advisable, to build 1k to 2k links every month after this has happened ? If i start building links manually, what can i do to build links which gets listed in google , because irrespective of my links are shown in yahoo , google is not considering it or its just playing me...or do i just wait and see whats destiny has instore for me. What i dont understand is how does google , determines that link build is spam or not!! even if thats just a url in your profile...same principle which SE Nuke works on. Does consistency also matters for building links ? References examples are welcomed... I would also like to know , how to build links , specifically for having them listed in google. (link:website) Another thing , which i wanted to ask was whats the difference between link:domain.com , link:www.domain.com ,link:http://www.domain.com As they all show different number of backlinks , is that a problem with 301 redirect which i need to fix or something else? Suppose if you build links , that gets listed on google , On my end i think it takes about 90 days for all links to get listed , if you dont do anything like submit rss or ping.. Does they stay life long till that link exist or you need to keep building them, on a regular basis.. as they tend to get removed.