Hello, I've been lurking for some months and have read copious amounts of information but I have been able to find the answer to this question. I run a niche ecommerce site that I would like to think is starting to enter into the realms of "authority" about 30,000 words in guides alone not counting very long and detailed product descriptions, and 50 or so separate blog posts - I would estimate 250,000 words. However, I would like to build my back links up (I'm at less than a 100 although I have some from very good sources). I've started to work on my personal PBN and I've got some great very brand-able domain names - only a few have existing backlinks but all have some age on them. I would like to make some of these authority sites in the their own right and my thought is to make a portion of them appear to be very well done affiliate sites (the kind that an non IMer would not realize they are affiliates). Others I could use to place my own non-follow advertising banners (and a few do follow links in the content) to make them look as they are independent websites trying to generate some income. My question concerns the mock affiliate sites. Would a do follow link inside the text need an affiliate code to match up with this intent? Should I sign up for an affiliate program that works with my shopping cart to make this happen (more expenses)? Could I also use an java script "buy it now button" or a iframe product listing and be safe and make it appear natural? If Google wasn't so intent on knocking my product listings way down in the SERPs anytime I wrote a separate review article on my main site I probably wouldn't even be going down this road so I don't feel any bit of remorse for attempting to "cheat" their algorithm. Also, on the sites that I want to appear that I place my advertising on - is sitewide no follows attached to a link to a JPG or animated gif a good idea in terms of stuffing? Too big of a footprint? Any recommendations would be much appreciated.