Hey everyone! I wanted to share some data on my new authority site that I've been working on for the last month. In here I will share as much information as I can except for the keywords I'm actually ranking for, and the actual domain of the site. Feel free to ask questions and I'll be happy to answer them below. Site: Longtail keyword EMD with a .co extension. (Think.. "how to" + keyword) Age: I started the site in mid december of '11 Content: I add 1 outsourced 500-600 word article on the site every day since it launched. I use Easy WP Seo to optimize every post to 91-95% with a 1-2% kw density on my 500 word articles. Anything above this looks to be like keyword stuffing IMO. I also link back to the homepage with the keyword on all articles. SEO: I Outsourced my SEO to jstover (he has a thread on the services section, tell him I referred you if you hire him for work!) and he takes care of everything. He is ranking 10 keywords for me, all pointing to my root domain, instead of the inner pages for a specific kw. I did a couple tests on fiver and a few other services here to see how well they affect inner page rankings, but a lot of them have yet to really index fully in google, so I won't be covering their performance yet. I attribute the keyword rank data I'm about to share wholly to jstover's work, which I am very happy with. The following is a snapshot of my rank position data from market samurai for the 10 keywords I've had ranked. You'll notice that 9 of the keywords have a very similar ranking pattern....they start off well (positioned in the first 100 after being indexed and the first set of backlinks showing up) and then drop to the 200-300's (the google dance as it's known).. and now.. it's finally risen up to a strong positioning.. 3 in page 1, 3 in page 2, and 3 in page 3. The 1 stubborn keyword of my 10, spent most of its time in the 500-600 position range, but is now around 250. I'd expect it to keep climbing over the next few days as well. Keyword 1: Now ranked at position 5! Keyword 2: Now ranked at position 7! Keyword 3: Now ranked at position 8! Keyword 4: Now ranked at position 12! Keyword 5: Now ranked at position 13! Keyword 6: Now ranked at position 16! Keyword 7: Now ranked at position 21! Keyword 8: Now ranked at position 21! Continued on Post #2 due to attachment limits.