Hi BHers, this is my first time posting a thread. I want to get into blogging and i only have basic knowledge in SEO. There's a niche i'm targeting and a few specific products (merchants) i want to promote. 1. For simplicity sake, the keyword i'm targeting is "Xrumer"(for example). Yes, it's a 1 word keyword that has around 18,000 monthly searches and around 135,000 competing sites. The number 1 spot belong to Code: www.xrumer.com (again, just an example) and the other 9 are forums that have posts mentioning "Xrumer" in them. Is it good to target this keyword? As for me (a newbie), i'm feeling quite confident will all the tools and knowledge that i can get from this forum that i can rank in the top 10 with this keyword, but that's me, a newbie. So i want to know other opinion from the pro's in this forum. 2. I don't know whether to go with normal, whitehat blogging or autoblogging... i don't mind putting some work upfront but i really can't decide which way to go.. can you guys please give an opinion on this too? What is the greatest difference/advantage that one has over another? Owh, if i were to go with autoblogging, my plan is to build at least 20-30 autoblogs around this specific keyword/product. What do you guys think?