So, I have a site I've been trying to boost up and somehow managed to get the site dropped down to the bottom of the SE list for the keyword I was working.
The site still ranks very well for several long-tail keywords and despite my main keyword dropping, traffic is up slightly. Go figure.
Anyway, the site is over a year old with solid content so it's not sandboxed. The site did some google dancing before dropping down to the 900's where it's been for about 2 weeks now.
I think the problem was caused due to adding links to blogs that have recent comments on the sidebar, which caused a huge spike in backlinks with my links showing up on every page of those sites which, in turn, was followed by a huge drop of those backlinks when my comments were no longer listed in the 'recent comments' list. I think this may have triggered a spam alert.
Aside from that, went from around 200 backlinks to 2000+ in the matter of a few weeks. Combination of profile / blog comments / blogroll backlinks.
What would you do to fix this little issue I'm having?
Ride it out and see what happens over the next few weeks?
Pump it up with a few hundred more backlinks?
Drive over to google and beg for forgiveness?