I am seeing a lot of threads about how even after sending links there has been no improvement in ranks. Earlier it was wait it out and it would happen within 14-28 days. Now, nada. I thought I was the only one suffering from this until I read many replies and threads in this forum, so I started taking notice and something is up definitely. So to crack it here is my experience. This is my website that I am focusing on 100%, it is setup to be authority in the niche, has over 20k words and is around 4 months old. 1. Send one niche relevant link -> Site jumps from 50 to page 2. I am excited, I think woah! My good fortunes have finally come I am going to be a thousandaneeer! So I buy 3 private links from a respected SEO guy while dreaming about all the money that is soon going to start flowing into my account. After 3 months, of those links posted. Nothing. 2. I think ok, maybe I need more variety, web 2.0's are good for that. I build official web 2.0s and some niche web 2.0's.. Choose a cheap pbn linker here and he basically provides the worst of the worst links. Somehow my web 2.0's get indexed and still nothing, so I wait a month usual amount of time for them to kick in and nothing. 3. Now I am confused and sad, all my dreams have broken. So I build my own PBNs and I test them by linking them to other sites, they work great and even push them to front page. I am like this has worked for me so many times, now I am surely will make that money. So I post the links to my site and still nothing. So now I am going to test a couple of more things by feb before leaving this site to age. What has your experience been post penguin? Anything to share?