Aha! TwilightPosterz .com at 6th and Squid at 7th. Now those are the sort of stats that get a big smile on my face and have me dancing around like a newly ranked website in Google’s top ten!! Superb!
Good question re Blog Blueprint Steph!
I also follow blogs of a couple of others who have been using this product for longer than me and one even provides a detailed account of her stats (thank you for that S!) which is very useful indeed – just to allow for further monitoring of how things are progressing when using the BB software.
To be honest with you Steph, I’d not be concerned about some of your snippets being posted on somewhat random blogs – it certainly will not hurt your site whatsoever! A good quality backlink is a good quality backlink, regardless its from a non-related niche site. Makes no odds. I suggest you don’t get hooked on that. What you should be hooked on is – are you seeing progess in your site’s rankings? Or are you seeing them drop?
Whichever of those – then you’ll know what to do.
Further, if you are mixing in a number of other types of backlinking strategies, then the occasional poor quality link here and there should have little to no effect on your overall rankings.
And even further, I think you are using Hubs for all your sites, is that right? If so, Hubs are so, so strong that they will happily soak up all sorts of abuse and come out the other end smiling. I’m not suggesting you don’t care where you get your backlinks from – not at all. But, if your strategies are reasonably sound then a Hub will love you for it, or rather – Google will love your Hub for it!
See that Twilight Poster Squid? Its had a lot of linking abuse but its still ranking above my other site – my primary site. And that’s because Google loves Squids, as it does Hubs!
Hope that’s put your mind at ease Steph.
And yes, I’m really now shooting for top spot in Google (AND IN YAHOO!) for “Twilight poster”. And I’m thinking I may have 2 sites top 5. And, if I can rank top 5 for “Twilight posters” then all the better!
Take care and very best wishes!