Okay so this is the case: I have a WP site up, with some 10-15 articles ranking not so good (working on it). Mostly I do article submission to article directories, manual blog posting, manual forum profile links. I'm currently #37 and I have some questions that would help if answered. Here we go: 1.When submitting articles why submit more than 1 article, do more backlinks from one domain count? If not what's the point in submitting more than one article per directory (I am submitting more than one per directory, just don't know why)? 2. For blog posting, I've heard niche related comments are better. Not niche-related can help or not( i know that count but still)? Any way to speed up the commenting (not automating, like with SB)? 3. How to keep akismet from blacklisting me? Blocking commenting from IP? Is proxy the only solution? 4. On forums if i put the link (with or without anchor text) in the signature and comment a lot, will I get any SEO benefit? 5. This would prove most helpful for all newbs: How many links a day would be the best? Article submission: X Blog commenting: X Forum profiles: X Don't have to answer everything, pick one and help me out, someone will pick another one Thanks a lot!