Will this penalize my site?

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I'm almost done writing 30 articles with about 600-700 words each, and I am going to send them all to guest blogs with a PR of 1-5 within a few days. In the past 3 weeks I've acquired 15-18 backlinks and my domain rank is now about 15, pr is 0, and mozrank is about 3 with a 1.5 month old domain.

Say if I send all these articles out, and go from 15-18 backlinks to 45-48 backlinks from the sent articles within say a week, will my site get penalized? All of the backlinks are non-paid for, all blogs are authoritative, non spammy, and have good backlink profiles. Also, these sites that the articles will be posted on is wit different site owners who accept guest posting.
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  • Profile picture of the author BennyP
    As long as your content is unique (which it sounds like) and all posts are on relevant sites, then you should be fine. I would suggest to drip feed them. Don't post all 30 at once, maybe do 5-10 a week.
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    • Profile picture of the author paulgl
      Come on man, we have no idea who, what, when, where, why and how
      you are doing your stuff.

      Nobody could ever answer your question.

      Getting a boatload of links in one day, or posting tons of content, has
      nothing to do with it.

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    • Profile picture of the author patco
      Originally Posted by BennyP View Post

      As long as your content is unique (which it sounds like) and all posts are on relevant sites, then you should be fine. I would suggest to drip feed them. Don't post all 30 at once, maybe do 5-10 a week.
      If the blogs are small (I mean their webmasters post 2-3 articles per weeK!), then 5 is a lot! Do this in the next 3-4 months (1-2 per week!). Don't overdo this and be sure to add great content to your website too. If you can write again 30 in the next 2-3 months, do it again, but post in DIFFERENT blogs!
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  • Profile picture of the author squadron
    Originally Posted by kangen333 View Post

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    Say if I send all these articles out, and go from 15-18 backlinks to 45-48 backlinks from the sent articles within say a week, will my site get penalized? ...
    So long as you mix up the anchor text variations and include raw links, brand names and a mix of related keywords, you should be just fine.

    From what I've seen it is having too many links with the same anchor text that causes an algorithmic penalty.
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    • Profile picture of the author LloydMS
      If it were me I'd spread those out over a month or so to be safe.

      And nobody should ever give you an opinion on whether or not your site will be penalized, unless you're talking about something that is clearly obvious, which this isn't. We're always taking a risk with anything we do when it comes to link building. You just need to learn how to manage that risk, which is why I suggest spreading out those links over time, which is ONE thing you can do.
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  • Profile picture of the author adriantaker
    If I were you, I wouldn't send those articles so quickly because it doesn't seem "natural", I would send a maximum of 2 articles per week
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    • Profile picture of the author AmazonGuy
      The best thing to do if those articles are actually worthwhile is post them on your site slowly.

      Then go market the shit out of each of them. You never now who might link back to you.
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    • Profile picture of the author Deepak09
      Its not a good way of content marketing. Keep patience and do whatever you are doing in an organic way.....
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  • Profile picture of the author submitinme
    It is wise to acquire these links gradually as link velocity is also an important factor that Google looks at. If it's too fast, you may come under Google's radar.
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  • Profile picture of the author sprice
    There's no such thing as getting too many links at once, this is one of those big SEO related myths.

    I have noticed anchor text can affect rankings though.

    But don't hesitate to blast all those articles at once. Waiting to do it will just take longer for your site to get backlinks.

    But I wouldn't use these articles to get links and then not do any link building for a while. You have to keep at it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeffery Moss
    In one of his interviews, Google's Matt Cutts was quoted as saying how guest blog posting is alright to do, so long as your motives are right and that is to actually provide useful information to the reader. So all these people saying guest blog posts won't work were probably only using thinly spun articles for their guest blog posts anyway. Just don't over do it and if you make a guest blog post, take the time to actually write something unique, not copied from your own blog and tailor it to the site where it will be published. There is nothing spammy about this and sure you will get a high quality backlink (assuming you are being published on an authority site) but it won't be 'spammy' like mass publishing on article sites would be. And, so you will have less risk of a penalty since you are publishing good content.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bambu
    Watch your exact match anchors. Try and keep them around 2-3% and you should be fine. Also, avoid sending your guest posts to content mills, i.e., websites that get the majority of their content from guest posts and have tons of OBLs.

    Best of luck
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  • Profile picture of the author JRJWrites
    Matt Cutts actually had some specific info on this.

    He said NOT to do massive guest posting campaigns all at once. So drip feed 'em.

    To make the most of the traffic & of the backlink, I would suggest doing it a rate of no more than one per week.
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