So recently I've seen multiple people on this forum that state they rank first page in a month or two since they know SEO very well. I believe many of them as well I mean they've been doing SEO for more than a year or two. I started buying SEO around 7 months ago and that was horrible and a waste of mon(disavowed many), then I took a break and for about 1-2 months I've manually been link building and social media sharing. My keywords are from medium to high competition (very high in some cases but I'm not referring to those). And I've been writing decent-good content for the past 2 months as well. Have more than 40 articles and 3 main pages (filled with LSI for sure). Yoast SEO says my onpage SEO is good on all post and I inter-link, have pictures, all that good stuff. I'd say my on-page is really good. Below I'll describe the types of links that I build and hopefully somebody can help me out/tell me what's wrong. 1. Blog commenting (very few do-follow, decent amount of no-follow; it's how I first started) 2. Directories 3. HIGH PR do-follow profiles (google hasn't picked a single one up according to web-masters, and many are even PR 9, why is that)? 4. Guest blogs (Only 2 since it'shard to get this in my niche without paying $100+ a backlink) 5. Some yahoo answers (stopped after 5 so I get more referring domains instead) On top of that I have a few shares on social media platforms. I do ping all my backlinks, but none of my .edu backlinks or profile backlinks are getting crawled. Any reason why and is there a difference between what I do and what many "experts" do?