Goals: - Get my authority site to $3,000 per month by May 21st 2014. - Focus on quality over quantity. - Budget $200/month for fresh content, hosting, maintenance, etc. About the site: The site targets a keyword with search volume between 2000-2500 exact, local US with CPC of $6-7 in US. SEO Competition by my analysis is medium to high. I will be targeting several related keywords from pages on the site. Site History: Site was started in mid 2013 with 15 pages. Site bring in almost no traffic today and almost no revenue. Last 30 days: I added approximately 150 pages to it. However only 3 pages have search volume over 500 exact per month. I think I was loosing sight of the project here. Now I am back on track. Content Strategy: I will add 1000 word plus content for keywords over 500 exact and add them as "wordpress pages" to the site. I will target additional keywords with "blog posts" that are relevant but have less than 500 exact searches with 700 word or more of content. Keyword density and on-page as described by phpbuilt here: http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...diot-proof-guide-authority-site-building.html SEO Strategy: For this site, I only plan to use SEO that can sustain in the long run. This is not a churn and burn site. I plan to implement the following and update in this thread my progress. Manual bookmarking Manual directory submissions Manual commenting Manual high-quality Web 2.0 creation Expired domain network Manual document submission Manual article directory submission and some more. I plan to do a tier 2 link building on top of the article submissions and Web 2.0 using some outsourced services or automation tools. Who should follow: Anyone who want to see how I am doing it. I hope some people who have done it before will follow and help me when I am stuck at a certain place. Next steps: I am researching for additional keywords to target for pages and post. First I will identify keywords for pages and outsource content for them. I will share the details (search volume and CPC, not the keywords) here once I do that. PS: I have a separate thread where I am making micro niche sites. I am making 200 sites there! If that is something you would like to follow or ask question related to, please do so in that that thread, so all relevant information is available under one chain. http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...00-micro-niche-sites-get-2-000-per-month.html By the end of the next five months, I hope to be bringing in $5K with these two projects.