Hi guys, first off, thx for the great support and patience from this great community! I'm just starting out, could you take a minute and review my strategy for ranking my site? 1. Using g keyword search tool, I found a medium competition keyword string that gets searched over 100,000 times a month 2. I went on go daddy and bought the keyword based domain but it has dashes (i.e. key-words-here) Dashes aren't necessarily seo killers in domains right? 3. build the site (microsoft frontpage) using the exact keyword phrase in titles, headings, and content, but not over do it. -Question: Does page count matter on SEO rankings?? I can't see the entire website being more than about 5-10 pages tops. 4. Should I pay for a blogroll? I would like to keep it in the niche and have PR5 or higher referrals right? I'm a bit worried that if i outsource blogs/articles to the wrong outlets, I may be blacklisted on g? 5. Start a blog on wordpress and plug the website without looking like a salesman. 6. get referral backlinks from gov and edu websites How the heck am I going to do that!!! I lost Jack Bauer's phone number hahaha! 7. Do a profile link blast. <I still don't know what that is.> 8. Do a press release- Is this DIY or do i need to get a PR firm? I will need to do all of this slowly so the big G doesn;t think I am not a human right? If you could point me in the right direction if I am way off that would be cool! Tnx for your patience and guidance everyone!