This isnt another google slapped me im going to give up and drink away all my profits i made in the bank thread but rather what i am doing to test the new algo as i cant see many people doing the same and sharing their results so i thought i better do it!! im sure working together we can find out what still works in no time at all!!! Over past couple of days i have been doing a lot of testing on different methods of ranking websites. I have tried AMR blasts directly to site which doesnt seem to have much effect(altho this would take a week in the past to see results) Social Bookmarks direct to sites(pliggs, scuttles etc) no effect direct or at buffer sites. currently building a pyramid of my own blogs at the bottom, which i then blast with amr and the blast the amr with social bookmarks(not finished yet but no results so far) Private blog posts(too early to tell i think but hopeful on this) i have also gone about varying my anchor text massively more than ever before(i used to use about 20% raw urls, 20% exact match, 20% broad and long tail match, and 40% random and long tail anchor texts) now its massively more diverse than this. i have also built new a web-store on 1 domain so far intend to do it on 2 more on domains i have that are a few months old, to see how easy they might be to rank too.(plus having age and already being indexed gives me a small advantage over buying a brand new domain. I am assuming all the drops i saw are due to a penalty rather than link devaluation. i am also testing on one site that has seen huge drops in number of KWs that were ranked top 2 to now having just 1 KW int he top 10, by doing big amr blast of random anchor texts and social bookmarks to see if it is diversity issue of anchor text and see if i can water the percentages down and hopefully see returning result. oh and 1 site i have brought a load of private blog network posts(8 networks) blasted with about 10% exact match anchor texts to see if that creates any movement too. and finally on another site i have 301ed a couple of domains that have dropped hugley to a domain that has not seen a big drop but this domain i dint work on much at all, to see if this 301 method works too(again too early to tell yet) while it is still early days i have yet to see any improvement yet for any of the above methods, i will report back if i see any movements. What have you been trying to rank sites? Have you seen any movement with any methods? what has yielded results for you?