Ok, so I've been using my main blog as a sort of case study for myself for the past few months. Here's some background. 1) A few thousand backlinks using simple strategies Things like: direct automated backlinks with GSA SER Web 2.0s with original content (high quality -- written by me) Link Wheels going up to Web 2.0's Some very low level guest blogging Leveraging my author status on some other blogs to get a site-wide authorbox link 2) New content all the time. I think I've got around 18,000 original words on the site split into 500-ish word articles 3) A sort of monetization method set-up I really need to work on this after I work on getting my traffic up Adsense blocks next to my logo at the top and at bottom of sidebar I was really trying for non-intrusive ways to use adsense Set up a Brandon's favorite IM tools type of page (100% credit goes to Matthew Woodward for this idea) Matt really taught me a ton about affiliate marketing so I appreciate that 4) Only getting 1-5 hits a day, 100% from organic search traffic Mainly because my site is ranking on the 3rd page for most of its main keywords (or lower) I really didn't want to spam blackhat methods on the site, because I'm looking for long-term growth Recently I held back on the SEO side of things wanted to focus on content creation Looking into alternative methods for capturing users (email marketing, etc.) I think I may turn this into an all-out case study, if there is interest. If you are wondering, the domain is pagerankworld.com and my main keywords are SEO related. Thanks, let me know what you think. I would love suggestions and any type of advice.