I basically just submit to about 15-20 social bookmarking sites at that time (including Digg and Propeller), made a site review thread for the site on DigitalPoint and DNForum, put the site in my signature on DigitalPoint (I have about 5,000 posts there), SitePoint, and here at WF. Then I created an account at YouTube, Metacafe, and DailyMotion and uploaded one video to each site and had a link to my Earth4Energy site in the description.
I got really tired, so I just went to sleep. Then I wake up to find myself ranking #1. I was pretty happy considering I've never ranked #1 for a term that fast, but I had a feeling it wouldn't last for long, lol. I was at #1 for about 2 days and made 2 sales. Then today, I moved down to #2, and then a few hours later I was on the 3rd or 4th page for earth4energy, and then a few minutes later I disappeared completely, lol.
However, I can still see my site indexed when I search earth4energyebook.com on Google.
If anything, lesson learnt. I guess slow and steady wins the race when it comes to building backlinks.
Anyways, considering my site isn't deindexed/sandboxed, is there still hope for me to get back up to #1, or even the top 10 for that matter for earth4energy? Can I just keep building links? What would you do in this situation?