I have recently launched a new website and I am starting a backlinking profile. I have several questions:
1. Business Listings - I have signed up to a something called CentralIndex dot com through the Birmingham Mail dot co dot uk. I thought I was just getting a listing on Birmingham Mail but I already have a couple more local newspaper listings. Question is - if I end up getting 20 or 30 backlinks from local papers in the next week does that look spammy to google? Or is it normal.
I'm very cautious at present because I'm starting fresh and don't want to take any risks.
2. Posting Articles on 3rd Party Sites - I am looking at doing this. How quickly should I aim to build my back linking profile. If I did say 4 posts a month on 3rd party sites (e.g. 500 to 1,000 word articles) would this be a reasonable / steady / organic pace?