I came searching the forum looking for an answer to why my projects are submitting way more links than I allocated to the project. I got my answer here https://forum.gsa-online.de/discussion/comment/25076/#Comment_25076
So links submitted do not include profiles created - ok makes sense.
That being the case is the possibility to add another option. Right now you can set each project to build so many submitted or verified links for a set period of time, but is it possible to have an option that includes "links placed". This would include links place on profile pages, or a link placed anywhere. That way a project cold be set to "pause project after 25 links placed for 1440 minutes".