Hey guys, I am performing this case study on a brand new site which was registered 3 days ago; I will not disclose the URL nor the keywords, so please refrain from asking. I will outline the EXACT Fiverr gigs I used, as well as the timeframe for everything; hopefully this results in a somewhat step-by-step guide to ranking; and the costs associated from start to finish. Keyword Selection: This was based on finding an EMD domain, that had above 1,000 searches a month and a high CPC (IMeye said $150 which is ridiculous, however Adwords Keyword Tool says around $2.60, which is fine). I registered an EMD.org; the keyword receives 1,300 searches a month, two competing niche sites appear on Google with less than 200 backlinks and PR0 - it shouldn't be too tough a niche to rank for. However, the keyword I will try to target receives around 18,000 exact searches a month, CPC above $2 again; top site has a PR2 and 5,000+ backlinks; however there is a yahoo answers indexed on the first page and a few forums - hopefully I will be able to hit the front page. What I Have Done So Far: - Registered my EMD.org - Set up a basic wordpress site, simple theme, no ads of any sort added yet, simply links to my posts in the siderbar widget. - Added 3, 500+ word articles (1 each day); paid my writer $3.50 for each. - Submitted each post to Digg, Stumbleupon and Delicious, also pinged using ping-o-matic. - Create a Google +1 page, and submitted to Technorati. I will add two more articles over the next two days, I am waiting for it to be indexed by Google before I begin my first purchases of Fiverr gigs.