Ok I have recently hit this niche, in which my wordpress blog is completely optimized for the keyword i'm targeting. So all the fixed factors for SEO are done, however now i need to concentrate on variables like backlinks, content, etc. I'm ranked 2 for exact match, and 10-15 broad match. I have a couple Page Rank 0 back links from websites similar to my niche. I have analyzed my competition, and the top 3 sites are have huge amounts of backlinks, however no optimization for my keyword. So they are ahead of me due to their online authority. The top ranking site has 210 Page Backlinks, its in DMZ and yahoo, but no page optimization for my keyword and a page rank of 4. My question is, what do you have to do to get passed these high authority sites. Is it simply building a army of high page rank backlinks directly related to your niche?