Guys, I've got a serious problem with one of my sites and need your help. I launched the site back in january. It is an affiliate site, which means I publish posts with product information and a link to the vendor. I know that simple affiliate sites don't have a good stand, so I tried to add more value in form of a blog and various other features. I began building backlinks using scrapebox in week 2 or 3, can't remember. But I didn't use my main domain (which is the exact keyword domain by the way). Instead I used two other related domains and gave both of them a 301 redirect to my main site. I blasted a few thousand comments over a period of 3 or 4 weeks. Don't know how many of them got accepted. But both of these 2 domains got a PR 4 because of that. Later in March I discovered indenti.ca and used it to place my link on it. I think that was my biggest mistake, but I'm not sure. Because in April my site got an instant PR 4. I got many high PR defollow links from identi.ca. My site was PR 0 before that. I think that was the point where my rankings suddenly dropped. Since weeks I don't get any visitors from google and my site is no where to be found on the first 50 pages for the main keyword. However, the identi.ca backlinks are gone now. I stopped building backlinks after the PR update. Last week I relaunched the site. Completly new design, new content, new structure. It is now better than ever. Google gave me my old rankings back (on page 2 for the main keyword). And I got my visitors back. But only for 2 days. On day 3 my page was gone again. But there are still a few hundred pages indexed. Oh and I also removed the 301 redirects 2 days ago. I think it's maybe better to lose some of the high PR links. Don't know. I don't know what I should do. I really need my rankings back, because the site has the potential to bring in a lot of money. So do you have any ideas what I can do? I can only build websites and suck at almost everything else. Don't know how to build good backlinks nor how to get traffic. So any help is appreciated. Oh and there is something else going on with my competitor: He has the same domain but with .org. He got the top spot on page 1 of google but has almost no backlinks. How can that be?