Hello, I have three online stores. All three are in different niches: Site 1 : over 2000 purchased back links and about 10-15 real product review back links from blogs/online magazines. I got my first natural link for this site about 2 months ago. Site 2: about 500 purchased back links Site 3: No back links at all Right now all three sites are a bit more than 6 month old and: Site1: 140 pages indexed by google Site 2: 160 pages indexed Site 3: 70 pages indexed I have tried adding few lines of product descriptions to most products in Site 1, not much yet for Site 2 and none for Site 3. (There is not much to write really as they are all online stores.) It has been a bit more than 6 months since all three sites were launched but traffic for all three of them have been quite flat. I do see tiny increase of organic traffic and increase of indexed pages for site 1 and site 2 so I feel that those purchansed back links are not doing damage and may be helping, but I do not see traffic increase like what other people say we can expect starting from 4-6 months. Should I count that 4-6 months from the time I get the natural back links or should I count it from the day the sites were launched? I have stopped sending out products for reviews as I want to know if they're really helping and will start again when Im sure that those are good investments. There are quite a lot of articles that talk about getting traffic for blog websites but not much for online stores. Can someone please be kind enough to share your thoughts here? Many thanks.