After reading php builts thread on authority site building here: http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...diot-proof-guide-authority-site-building.html I kinda thought, lets do it! So, i'm gonna take the ideas in that thread and apply them to a niche i know quite well. I really want to see if i can build a pretty decent authority blog from nothing in about 90 days. I will try and leave a post here every day with ranking increases and the stuff i'm doing to promote my new website. DAY 1 So today i got working and did the following: Bought a brand new domain name with no partial matches or anything, this is gonna be a brand not an emd. Added a 650 word article with some pictures and a video in it plus a link to a national newspaper running a story on the subject i'm writing about. Took some time cleaning it up and making sure it's optimised as the thread suggests. Created a Facebook / Twitter page and tweeted the link. Bought a handful of Facebook likes / Twitter tweets to be sprinkled in over the next week or so. Posted two links to my site, both from authority sources that should provide a trickle of forum traffic to get me started. Created a comment on the article with some additional information and a great link to an authority website. I have set aside £1000 (All my figures are in £GBP btw) for the project and so far i've spent: - £8.99 on a .com domain for a year - £3.50 on monthly hosting - £6.50 on Fiver Gigs Total = £18.99 I might do a little PR for this project too. See how the budget goes first! It's 14:51 in the UK right now, time for a well earned cuppa tea and a smoke!