So recently I bought a domain off for the first time with GoDaddy Auctions that was Page Rank 3 and over 2 years old. Someone told me that buying new domains that already have a positive history with Google makes it easier to rank faster. (anyone have any opinions on this??) Anyway, I just finished creating the entire website with what I think is really good On Page Optimization and now Im ready to start doing some backlinks. To be honest, I just left my partner who has always been in charge of doing backlinks using EVO 2.0 so there are a few questions and I was wondering if I could get some opinions on before I start doing something that I shouldn't be doing. (Sorry if these are repeat questions.... I looked around for a while) Anyways I am now realizing I have a few questions now so I am just going to put them all here, 1) Whats the deal with backlinking totally new sites? How much should I be doing? Do You think I should treat my new domain as a totally new site even though it has a PR 3 and is an aged domain? 2) How much backlinking is too much? (I always look at the services on here and since I havent done backlinking before I never know whats "alot" of backlinks or whats "an awesome" SEO service so its hard for me to judge whats best) 3) Im trying to figure out a backlinking strategy that would work well with Auctioned Domains so that I can apply it to all of the future money sites I create. I have access to EVO 2.0 & SEO LinkVine so I could backlink myself but I am really interested in outsourcing to Blackhat Services. The people over there are constantly showing amazing results. Im competing In the local business vertical so I dont feel as if I am in a super competitive market compared to these other guys going for huge keywords. Im just looking for ranking results that are going to happen fast & stay for a while. I was thinking about going with a Monthly Blackhat service & maybe doing some SEO Link Vine at the same time? Is that too much? Do I even need monthly services or would I be good with some 1 time RockStar or Ghost package? Any experience you can give me would be great guys. My last partner was kinda old and the way he ranked sites always seemed like it took FOREVER. Im not sure if its because hes really bad or because its a brand new domain name (hoping the auctioned domains solve that problem). I would like to learn how long it takes to rank a domain in this market if you really hit it hard. Thanks and I really appreciate all your guy's patience.