hey folks, I'm trying to rank for a keyword, well actually it was only a test setup but now what bothers me is that I can't get to no1 easily - because its supposed to be a VERY easy keyword(look at the screenshot). I don't understand it so maybe someone can jump in and give me some hints. My site has 8 pages(maybe thats the problem), the main page is perfectly onpage optimized for the phrase I want to rank for, the other pages link to it with the kw in anchor text. the domain is a keywordphrase.comuf.com domain, yea, well maybe thats a problem. I've blasted the domain with sb aa comments about 6 months ago, until it had about 20k comments linking to it - but after the first 200 links or so, it didn't move more then up to #7. I then blasted it, and managed to get to 5-6. Keep in mind its from my point of view at least a super easy kw, so I did not bother blasting more, and I was disappointed by comment link power. The rankings were stable though. Kw phrase as well as related phrases were used as anchor texts. I did not try to index the links, but since they are aa blogs, someone surely has, and yahoo showed enough bl. Well, I thought why not try something new on my old test site, and blasted it once with AMR - about 300 live links, with the right anchor text, that should count for something, right? Indeed amr did move my site to #3(quite fast too), but that's it. I pinged the sites, rss feeded them. Well many of the sites in amr are deindexed, so there is no point in trying to index articles that have links on them anyways, but I pinged them anyways... But I found about 80 articles so far in google. Normally I would work harder on the keyword, there are enough techniques that I would try, but its not work the effort. But why the HELL is a keyword that is supposed to be as easy as this one so f'ing stubborn? Here is the traffic travis screenshot: the competing domains are in order: nextag.com puritan.com my site wonderlabs.com drugs.com vitaminworld.com walgreens.com amazon.com mediaputz.com naturemade.com They are all shopping websites, they have almost no page backlinks, and no onpage seo. What the hell? Heck, I even got the same PR the top 4 have. Actually for a keyword this weak, onpage seo and some backlinks should be enough, should it not???