Over the past week or so I've been hounding Mike with lots of questions and I'm glad he took the time to answer...he's truly a stand up guy and that's not easy to come by these days, especially in IM.....
Anyway, I was actually a member of BU back when it was Article Underground but never really did much other than dabble and try to make things work by my rules. Eventually I just blew if off and went on to other ventures.
I joined BU again almost a year ago, for no other reason than to build some backlinks for the firm I was working for. I didn't want to take chances with black hat and blue fart SEO...it took some time to get my firms sites to #1 on google, but we got there.
Well, the job is gone and I'm working on some other projects and decided to devote some time to BU and see if it can make some money but this time I did things a little different. I went through all of Mike's videos, and I've followed his instructions to the letter and my domains are moving up in the rankings. One of them was so far back in google just yesterday I thought it got sandboxed. The articles I posted in the announcement blogs were on page 3 but the site was ...well I don't know where it was, I got tired after page 21! Tonight it's number 13! I rebuilt a bunch of old sites that were equally pathetic in SERP, and they are all (about 7 so far) at 15 and above.
I regret that I didn't have the foresight to stick with this a few years back, but the key was to follow Mike's instructions. So if you doubt this really works, or if it isn't working for you, you can turn it all around and just follow instructions. It's a lot easier than trying to reinvent the wheel. But if you have a need to be creative, just do it in the articles.
I want to thank Mike for a great system and his patience!