My partner and I are planning to build 50 niche sites per month for the next 4 months. It's going to be quite the challenge but we are ready for it. This is the exact current strategy for the first 50 sites. If there is enough interest we will be updating and posting our results. Also if you want other info on our project you can check our blog, WSOtesters(dot)com. 1. KEYWORD RESEARCH After initially trying out Market Samurai, we found that it was just too slow for our liking. So we are primarily testing Long Tail Pro. The filters for our keyword are as follows: At least 1200 Exact Match Searches in Google Keyword Tool At least $1.00 CPC Exact Match Domain used if available, if not then we'll add a Prefix or Suffix (such as "pro" or "hq") to the keyword when buying a domain Low Competition on the Google Top Ten : - Less than half are optimized for keyword in the title - Low PR on at least 2 of the top ten sites - Low amount of SEMoz/Juice links Notice that we do NOT include "phrase match" competition as a limiting factor in choosing a keyword. Case studies from multiple marketers show that "phrase match" competition is irrelevant. Simply put: If the competition on the first page of Google is weak, then we will go for it. Even though we are NOT including "Phrase Match" competition as a limiting factor, we will be keeping track of this data. Our end results will include the statistics as to whether lower "phrase match" competition ranked higher. 2. ON PAGE SEO We are building all sites on WordPress. The following themes will be tested: Prosense, Bluesense, CTR, Niche Site Theme. Each site will have at least 5 pages of unique content of 500+ words. We are testing keyword densities from 1-3%. We are using several plugins to assist us such as SEOPressor, All In One SEO, Cbnet Ping Optimizer, and Google Xml Sitemaps. 3. BACKLINKING For this months backlinking strategy, we will first use SocialADR to social bookmark 20 our sites. Another 20 sites will receive social bookmarks from either Bookmarking Demon or Only Wire (we are still debating on this). 10 sites will NOT receive any social bookmarking. All sites this month will be receiving backlinks from Build My Rank (BMR). From our research these guys may be the strongest blog network out there. Some people claim to rank solely on BMR. Later on we will test other backlinks, but for now Build My Rank has our full attention. AND THAT'S IT! That?s the general overview of what we will be doing for this project this month. Yes it's aggressive, yes it's risky... but we're tired of seeing small case studies where the results could be due to flukes. Let us know what you think? Any input would be highly appreciated. If anyone has any suggestions we're also open to testing them out.