Hi my name is clockhouse and welcome to my journey thread. If the title of my journey didn't give it away, I'm new to SEO. I just started learning SEO from these forums a few months ago. I finally took action, created my first project a few weeks ago, and now that I'm seeing some SERP movement I can't help but feel excited a bit. Hopefully you guys won't expect to much from me. I wanted to create this thread because I want to start being more involved in the community, so I guess this is also my hello and thank you to the BHW Community for getting me started in this. TOOLS GSA SER GSA Captcha Breaker ScrapeBox GScraper + Proxy Service Inspyder Backlink Monitor KM3 + WordAI SERVICES Majestic SEO 50 Private Proxies Indexing Service VPS What I've Been Doing Currently I've been scraping my own lists, filtering the list, and then putting the list into GSA and building mostly contextual linksâ€‹ with it right now. At first I was filtering with only one metric and I recently change the way I was filtering my list and I noticed a spike in rankings / keywords ranking in general. I can't tell if it was because I changed the way I filtered the list or it was just time for my rankings to update. Weirdly enough I didn't expect to spend most of my day maintaining my backlinks and seeing which one needs to be indexed, then indexing all my links daily, and look for new footprints every now and then. I'm currently targeting low comp keywords ranging from 300 - 6000 monthly searches. Here are my current SERPs (I can't post links or images yet so bare with me): Keyword 1: 0 Keyword 2: 77 Keyword 3: 142 Keyword 4: 55 Keyword 5: 103 Keyword 6: 153 Keyword 7: 0 Keyword 8: 0 Keyword 9: 86 Keyword 10: 49 Keyword 11: 0 Current Goal My current goal is to simply rank a website. I'm not worrying to much about monetization of this website (thinking one clickbank product + adsense ads) yet. The reason why I have this simple goal right now is because I'm doing this to learn more about SEO right now. Sorry for such a dragged on introduction, but I'll be doing one major weekly update, most likely Sunday, and I'll be doing minor updates to keep this thread fresh.