To be brief, I had this site rank on the first page of google UK. It was a new site, approximately 3 weeks old, in spot #10. I primarily wrote articles, used web 2.0 properties and social bookmarking.
I was getting a little tired with manual link building so I decided to buy a forum profile backlinking pyramid package of 300 first layer links and 3000 second layer links. These backlinks main sites have high PR rankings, but the actual forum pages have low PR or n/a.
I then had the first layer forum profiles indexed by google over two days. I'm currently indexing the second layer forum profiles.
My home page is now ranked #216 (the link I used for the backlinking package) whereas another indexed page on the site is ranked #38 (did not use for backlinking package).
Did I make a mistake in
1) buying this low PR forum profile backlinks package?
2) indexing too many forum profiles in such a short period of time?
If the answer is yes to both questions, wouldn't this be too easy for anyone to drop any of their competitors rankings by doing what I did to my own site?
If I did index too many forum profiles too quickly, what is a recommended daily number for 1st layer and 2nd layer forum profile backlinks? 10? 20?
I'm really disappointed in trying to take shortcuts, especially since what I was doing seemed to be working and I was getting clicks!