Hi BHW, Thanks for all the info so far; I'm just about to buy my first domain, launch a site, and start building links. My question is: should I use proxies to build links? It seems to me that there may be some benefit of having a different IP come up for all of the article submissions, forum posts, and manual blog creations that I'll be doing. If I don't use proxies to "mix it up" won't everything I do just point back to me and not have the desired result? I'll be creating a link pyramid with the help of a guide I found here. I just wouldn't want all of the work to be in vain! Thanks in advance fellas.