I've setup my own PBN of 10 sites about 2 months ago. All domains have good metrics and all of them are relevant to my niche. I have published about 10 unique articles on each and I have really made them look like moneysites. FB fanpages, favicons, headers, custom design, everything. Even my competition in this niche is posting blog comments on my PBN because they don't know it's a PBN. I link to several other relevant sites, I have blogrolls, I have really put my effort into this PBN. All PBN sites were indexed really quickly and they are all ranking on 1st page for a brand name. All of them have a great link profile and they are all diversified in the every possible way - different registrars, different hosting of course... I have used naked urls as anchors and several generic anchors, so this shouldn't be an issue. I have been adding about 1 link to my moneysite per week. The problem is that rankings are dropping for the past month now. They are dropping steadily from page 2-3 to pages 4-5. I really don't know what could be the issue here. My moneysite is more than 6 months old, it has some other relevant backlinks as well. I have used the same approach on some of my other sites about a year ago and they are still dominating the niche more or less and I don't remember seeing such a steady drop in rankings before they went up on page 1 of SERP. A month ago I also added more affiliate links on every important page which is going down in SERPs right now. Could this be the issue? 1200 words of content. I had 8 affiliate links on that page before, and now I have doubled that on almost every article. I have added about 7 PBN links in the past month and a half. I'll wait for a bit longer to see what happens, rankings are still jumping up and down, but now I got paranoid because I'm reading that Google dance only lasts for about a week. And I'm angry because I'm just floating on a level where I always wanted to be, but now I want more of it. And because rankings are dancing around so much, I'm afraid of linking to other moneysites from the same PBN. There are only 2 possible ways from here on. 1: Rankings will continue to dance and I'll explode to pages 1-2 after it's all set, and 2: This site and PBN will go to hell. Maybe I'm just too paranoid.