So I've been doing a bit of backlink analysis post the changes made over the last few days, and how a ton of really poor quality sites have risen to the top (especially on the 1000 or so highly prized SEO mega terms out there). One person I found is doing this: Step 1) Buy high PR domains from 2-3 yrs ago on godaddy auctions in bulk (he seemingly has bought 133 so far) Step 2) Redirect high PR domains to a fresh site with tons of content you backdate to make your site seem older with no outbound links Step 3) Blast a few million blogs, profiles, guestbooks to these 133 domains This guy is now on page one for a 5-6 million/yr term, while authority sites with PRs of 4 and 5 and thousands of pages of hand written content are on page 5/6 or worse This strategy is interesting... and seems to work very well (it's also very easy to do) Post March changes, I've seen this 301 redirection technique work true miracles... but this site in particular is amazing for a bunch of reasons. The guy is also doing this across 5 mega niches at once, and his various sites are ranking on all of them (all the same backdated post technique) I'm talking about some of the SEO dream terms like: e-cigarettes Terms that can easily rotate $20-30k/day in profit for sites, and yes his site is on page 1 for e-cigs now. He has no affiliate links, stores, etc set up so I truly wonder what he's doing. I'm guessing he has 1-2 months to capitalize before his site is gone. This would never, ever have worked before February... yet... Thoughts?