This is my case study, it isn?t intended to be a guide, far from it, much of what I have done I have done in the wrong order and I have often jumped in with both feet and then learned I should of done something a different way or in a different order but none the less, this is how I have done it and these are the results I have. This is MY site, it isn?t a made for adsense blog it is a real website supplying a real product and service to the business sector. My product and service is sold offline and is one of the fastest growing sectors in the world in recent years, the other main players in this sector are some of the biggest technology companies around with thousands of staff in several countries. So the completion was tough for the top level niche keywords. This is how I am going to break down my keyword competition; I have approx 17 active keywords that I monitor. Level 1 - Top level niche keyword = 201,000 global searches per month (this is just one keyword) Level 2 - Sub level niche keywords = 27,000 global searches per month (this is 5 keywords combined total) Level 3 - Micro Niche keywords ? under 100 global searches per month (this is 10+ very highly targeted keywords) My domain is under3 years old. My level 3 keywords all performed well from on-page only optimisation, no off page was used on this site until a few weeks ago. I was not in the top 1000 in the big G for any of my Level 1 or 2 keywords. All content on my site is 100% unique and written by me. My domain name does not contain any of my keywords. If there are any other key facts that you would like to know about my pre off-page SEO then let me know and I will update this. This is what I did and the order I did it in, as close as I can remember. I discovered BHW in May and spent almost a week looking at threads and trying to formulate a plan for how to start my off page SEO process and start to rank for my level 1 and level 2 keywords. After a week of reading I decided I needed to take action and this is what I did, from memory as best as I can remember it. Week 1 - I published a 100% unique article on Ezine (link to money site) - I published a 100% unique article on Squidoo (link to money site) Week 2 - I purchased a 15k blast from BHW and aimed it at my money site - I purchased a 3000 link wheel from Fiverr and aimed it at my money site Week 3 I took a free 2000 blast from someone giving it away on BHW I took another free 5000 blast from someone on BHW Week 4 - Purchased AMR & SB, created a unique article and spun it 100 times and submitted it to 298 article sites, 40 of these where successful and are live (all pointing to money site) - I signed up to dripable and linkilicious and ran all live links from above into linkilicious - I have the 1000 option active in dripable linked to linklicious - I purchased the Linkpush service and ran one cycle on my money site (this completed a few days ago) This week I added some of my properties from my linkwheel in linkilicious I have started to create some web 2.0 properites and submitted 100% unique content to them, so far I have done blogger, weebly, wikia, hubpages and bukisa. Only did these yesterday. All link to my money site. That is pretty much what I have done so far and here is where I stand. - Level 1 keyword ? No 67 in G - Level 2 Keywords ? Range from position 12 to 20 in G - Level 3 Keywords ? Range from position 1 to 20 There you have it, I am really pleased to get the top level keyword in at 67 and also the results of the level 2 keywords in such a short time, I now need to look back at what I have done and try and work out what has given me the boost and how I can push this forward over the next few months. Any thoughts or comments would be great, also if I have been too vague in anywhere then let me know and I will try and clarify.