This thread is kind of old. Vox has closed. But a inherant weakness in linkwheels is that you don't have any control between sites closing or adding the "nofollow" tag.
Google never likes anything that try to game it's system. But as long as google don't know, then your site won't be banned or sandboxed.
Really, your alternative now is to own your own sites that you have complete control over.But a inherant weakness in linkwheels is that you don't have any control between sites closing or adding the "nofollow" tag.
i think this is also a process of link wheel. i use this technique and get good result.I suggest you to build several Web 2.0 properties with unique content in them and link them to your main site. Make some links for each property through Article Submission or by other techniques and you will absolutely see some very good results. Although this seems lot of work, but in long term your main site will get full benefit of links from these Web2.0 sites.