Especially the advice about starting my own private network, as a newbie to private networks, that was without a doubt the single most potent piece of information I've got on WF.
I was posting TONS of content to web2.0s, backlinking the web2.0s, and not really seeing any crazy results. Probably because google knows they're all being made by the same IP address, I'm not really sure.
So I began leveraging the fact that some of my friends/family have hosting accounts, and I offered them money to register my own domains in their accounts. I also offered to pay for hosting, but none of them wanted money since they already have plenty of room to share hosting.
This may sound risky, by my plan is to still pay them a portion of the hosting, so their hosting fees are reduced, by having my domains in their accounts.
Anyway, with the little bit of backlinking I have been doing using these domains, I have already seen a net /\ 450 page increase between 10 of my keywords over the past 2 weeks (yes I can prove this - just ask). There could be a lot more factors playing into this, but I still feel like this was the single best advice I got on WF in terms of SEO.
So now my goal is to just build these sites out with more pages, potentially register a couple more domains, and keep at the backlinking.
I guarantee my keywords will start shooting up to page 1 within a matter of a month or 2.
Again, I'm not sure how responsible these networks are for the massive increase in rankings that I've seen (I've also been doing youtube videos and various other things/as well as a potential spam filter that may have let up 3-4 weeks ago) but whatever I'm doing, seems to be working incredibly. 1 month ago my keywords were ranking TERRIBLY. Nowhere to be found in google. Now 10 of my keywords are between pages 2-5, and continue to show a steep upwards trend.
THANK YOU! -Red