Hello I am a new member here, although I have been reading around here for a week. I have decided to have another go at affiliate marketing, using wordpress blog(s) (have tried this some years ago, with not much success, mainly due to bad keyword research). I hope some of you can answer a few questions I have or simple tell me DO or DON'T, as I find many guides and tips to be very different on approaches. Questions: 1. Keyword research - Finding a keyword phrase that has minimum 20k global searches and few direct search results (max 1000), using google search and the keyword phrase in quotes "". I found a keyword phrase with 27K+ global searches on just 4 results searching the keyword phrase in quotes eg. "my keyword phrase". Domain name is available. Is this a keyword phrase that I would be good to start out with? 2. Getting google rank - With the above mentioned keyword phrase, would it be easy to rank high (fast) on google, using unique content with KW optimised posts? I can update daily with already made posts. 3. Backlinking - How should I start backlink process? Should I start a linkwheel, blog commenting or purchase a decent SEO pack? 4. Traffic and sales - When traffic comes, does anyone have some good ides to how and where to add affiliate links? Is reviews is best way, or adding banners within content, sidebar efficient? I hope someone can give a few pointers here, and tell me if I'm of to a good start or I should go back to my keyword research.