OK, We all know Google is almighty and Google knows all, but don't forget, a lot of this knowledge we are giving to Google without even thinking about it. When you start a website (such as in our case the iLikeViral which we set up a few months ago) you set up a site, and like we do also install the Google analytics. This is even before starting any advertisements or baclinking. Of course in the beginning you will have no visits, as nobody knows of your site. However ALSO GOOGLE knows this as you have installed the analytics !! Now suddenly Google starts to see back links ALL over the place, but in the Google analytic there are still no visits. Google starts to think, how may it be that this site has all those backlinks but so few visits. Something strange is going on !!!! Google however gives the site the benefit of doubt and ranks it higher and lower (puts it in Google Dance), just to see IF THERE IS any real interest !!! This is called the Google dance. If your site is interesting and starts getting visits during this DANCE, Google "thinks" ok there may have been some validity in the backlinks after all. However IF during this time there is little interest, few visits especially through the Google search, you will PROBABLY rank lower after the Google dance and have a hard time getting back up. What I am saying, is that IF you are doing a huge amount of back linking, MAKE SURE to have it followed with "real" visits, and best of all would be to have many of those visits coming through some search on Google. This way, Google will KNOW that your site is one of authority, and that they are giving you a higher position because that users value that position. In fact a huge amount of visits may not be needed but rather quality visits, that stay and browse your site. I would think that the software needed (or maybe just the co operation of BHW members) is to follow up a huge back linking program with a lot of valid visits, both through the Google search, and directly to the website and thereby making the back links seem like they are true back links and not just a huge amount of links and with no obvious visits supporting this. Older websites tend to do better, and I think that is because they may already have a few fixed visits to the site that support that their could be some real backlinking going on be real visitors. I am pretty sure this is the way GOOGLE works, and why do I think so ..... simply because this makes sense and because this is what we saw happen on our iLikeViral site!! What do you think ????? Should a huge backlinking program be folllowed by some good quality visits or do you think it is absolutely irrelivant ? What is your experience ?? Please say number of visits, site had before backlinking build, and how quickly traffic got soon after. Did you follow up with some advertising program to get direct visits or what ?