Hey BlackHats! So let me start of by saying that I am NOT trying to make money with this project. This is just for fun! Basically I have a few friends that's are good at coding and were planning on making our own private server for a game ( MapleStory) The reason I'm asking for help is because my keywords are obvious "maplestory private server" and according to Google there's about 500,000 results (which isn't a lot) And theres really good amount of traffic BUT HERES MY QUESTION! What do I need to rank first on google for my keywords? ( I know I need backlinks, but I mean how many do I need to beat my competitors?) NOTE: I will be buying a BRAND new domain, and I am planning on buying verified xrumer links from members off of this forum ( should I ping them right away? Here are the top 3 sites: http://www.ultimateprivateservers.com/maple-story/ http://www.gtop100.com/maplestory http://www.maplestory200.com/ All help is VERY MUCH APPRECIATED! -BTW I tried downloading Market Samurai and SEO Powersuite but I had no idea on how to use it for gaining knowledge about competition.