Ok, so my first question is, let's say I have 10 domains (for now, let's say they are blackhat, blackbrim, blackfeather, etc, essentially they all have the "black" in the name, and they all do pertain to a "hat") my overall idea was to make them all roughly identical in terms of layout (simple joomla site) and for example have 3 navbar items: hats, buyhats, blog and hats would have the different hat types (all as actual pages/content on the respective domains) and buyhats would have the different hat types that literally link directly to "blackhat" and then articles (content) in the blogs would (on each domain) all be different, yet all still pertain to "hats" and the some of the keywords on each would link back to "blackhat". From an SEO standpoint would that hurt or help backlinking and ranking of blackhat? What I'm saying, would that be a smart thing to do or would it really have zero impact on the ranking of "blackhat"? Further-more, how important is having them on separate c-blocks? I'm sure having 10-30 domains all linking back to "blackhat" is a drop in the bucket in terms of what SE's would deem sufficient back-links to bump numbers up but still. Second question, does each one having the name "black" in it, if the above backlinking "worked" hurt anything? Does google sense something is fishy or anything? Sorry for such n00b questions, but I couldn't really find any articles pertaining to something like this, and truthfully it's probably because you'd need hundreds of domains doing it to make it even worthwhile?