Here they are: A) Extremely competitive keywords, very weak onsite optimization, site have only few weeks, targeting 5 keywords: 100 AMR links. 100+ social signals 200 Social Bookmarks 200+ Wiki Links ~500+ mixed Jcow etc links 3 x Social Gigs from Fiverr 25 Q&A type of links 800 Spammy Social Bookmarks 100+ Private blog network Some of them submitted to Lindexed 75% of anchored keywords, 25% of organic. Results: Site from nowhere is in top100 for all keywords in which best and most competitive keyword is on page 2. All keywords dancing heavily but each time they are back from drop - they come back with better positions. They change positions every few hours. B) Pretty Difficult Keywords (some are local), Very Good Onsite Optimization, site have few months, targeting ~30 keywords: 300+ Manually Submitted Profile links (drip feed). 150 Manually Done Social Bookmarks Social Signals - around 200 links Drip Feeded top sites links All work done manually 80% of anchored keyword, 20% of organic. Results: Out of ~30 keywords 25 are in top300, 23 are in top200, 20 are in top100 in which we have 15 keywords in top50. Some keywords are heavily dancing - but coming back on same positions or even stronger within few hours. C) Low Competition Keywords, Poor Onsite Optimization, site is old, targeting 1 keyword: 150.000 Successful Submissions using Scrapebox and nice list of 1Mil AA pages - all organic anchors. 1.000 submitted Wiki links (with scraped and spun article) 500 Social Bookmarks spam Some Scrapebox links pinged using Lindexed, Linklicious and other pinging solutions. 1% of anchored keywords and 99% of organic. Results: Website moved from #13 to position #6. It wouldn't move from there for 1 month. Afterwards it moved to #16 and its there since a month. No sign of penalty. D) Medium Competition Keywords, Good Onsite Optimization, Site is new, targeting 10 keywords: 15 Manual Posts to high PR forums with organic link and related text 25 Q&A posted with organic link and related text 125 Manual Social Bookmarks ~200 Web 2.0's with organic anchor + keywords 50 links from niche related sites 100+ AMR links Press Release with 50+ submissions All manual links submitted to Lindexed 60% organic links and 40% keyword anchor. Results: Out of 10 keywords - 4 keywords entered top10 in 2 weeks and 5 keywords entered top30. 1 keyword (secondary) is nowhere to find. So by looking at this you can easily see that pre-penguin methods are still working fine, you just need to diverse bit more link types and anchors. I would suggest using for bigger SEO 30% of anchored keywords, 30% of long tail anchored keywords and 40% of organic anchors. I also suggest using 1 organic anchor and 1 keyword anchor in web 2.0's Also Scrapebox gave pretty good results as a direct blast to the site. It shown that it still can be used for short term SEO (before some releases or important events) - especially with old websites. Q&As and manual forum posts seems to be doing great job. All results are collected in last 2 days so all results are after-penguin. All domains tested were .com I will post in a few days few cool backlinking methods that work charms. Good Luck!