I am currently trying to get a website to rank on the first page for a niche that doesn't have much competition. I bought the domain on 3/25/15 and as of right now my A.S.P. for BIng is 19.1 and for Google is 170. The only "spammy" thing I have done is paid for backlinks for an article I had written for me on iwriter. I do not suggest this method because they claim all sites ar 0-3 PR, but I have came across several that aren't even indexed. Anyway, I have been building a few links by posting comments through disqus, , and I have made sure that every page is optimized for a specific keyword by meeting alll of the requirements of Yoast. It has been almost a month and I am only to 170 on Google, but my site is so new that I am prolly being impatient. I was curious to know what I should be doing at this time? Just keep building links manually, or what? I don't really know how much influence links will have because it's not a competitive sector, and I am 99% sure that I wouldn't need 1000's of links, so I thought there could be better ways to spend my time while waiting on Google. I know you will prolly need more details, but I thought this little write up would at least give you an idea of my progress so far.