I've spent the last Year learning, reading and doing. And after having a website which I threw every new tactic I read about at I finally got it to number 1 for my main target keyword and got some good ranks for other terms my site was targeting and some terms I wasn't. This was my learning site! Anyway last week after finally finding the time around my day job and finally getting over the 'will it work or won't it syndrome' I finally took the plunge and built an Amazon product review site. It currently has 1 main page & 5 product review posts (+the nuts & bolts pages). I also decided to keep a journal of what I do to this site so that I don't over do things like I did with my test site above. Here's the last 7 days where I've gone from register domain to first sale! I would also love any critique or advice on what I'm doing/not doing that I should : 09-05-2011 Registered Domain From GoDaddy Installed & set up Theme & Plugins (ALL FREE) Plugins = Askimet All In One Seo Contact Form 7 Damn Sexy Bookmarks Google XML Sitemaps (BWP Google XML Sitemaps installed but not activated) Login Lockdown Robots Meta TweetMeMe Retweet Button (Topsy Retweet Button installed but not activated) Ultimate Google Analytics WP Facebook Likes WP Tags to Technarati Yet Another Related Posts Plugin Built Following Pages (Robots Meta = noindex but follow on all but home page which is a static page): Homepage targeting Theme Keyword & some related keywords with low competition About Anti Spam Policy Contact DMCA Notice Privacy Terms Pinged Website with pingdevice.com 10-05-2011 Built 1st & 2nd post pages Pinged Website Submitted site manually to Google Submitted site manuall to MSN Submitted RSS Feed manually to Feedburner Submitted RSS Feed to manually FeedAgg Pinged RSS Feeds Installed Google XML sitemap genrator plugin however couldn't get it generate sitemap. 12-05-2011 Built 3rd post page Changed recent posts widget to a links list (as recent posts widget will only show 5 posts only) Built a couple of backlinks after analyzing top 10 in Market Samurai Pinged Website, RSS Feeds & Backlink URL's 13-05-2011 HOME PAGE INDEXED - Ranking 8th in Google.com Built some mixed PR backlinks to homepage (blog comments, profiles, statistic sites & directory submits) Pinged Website & Backlink URL's Homepage Indexed - Checked Market Samurai & Home Page Ranking 8th in Google.com 14-05-2011 Built 4th post page Pinged Website Checked Market Samurai & Home Page - Ranking 7th in Google.com with 14 backlinks 15-05-2011 Built 5th post page Ran Bookmarkwiz on working Social Bookmarking sites (see spreadsheet for list of backlink URL's) Ran RSS Submit on all auto submit sites (manual submit afterwards didn't work) Submitted Domain with Theme Keyword to 2519 sites automatically here (All URL's auto pinged): Code: http://www.imtalk.org/cmps_index.php?pageid=IMT-Website-Submitter Pinged Website & Social Bookmark Wiz Output URL's 16-05-2011 Ran Bookmark Wiz on first 5 post URL's Checked Market Samurai & Home Page - Ranking 7th in Google.com with 30 backlinks (It looks like I've picked up a site wide backlink from one of my blog comments) Market Samurai also tells me that I have an Index Count of 11 however when I click on the arrow there are only 3 pages listed in Google using the site:WEBSITE operator Checked Amazon & received first sale for one of the products I'm targeting on this website making $5 (Wow within a week... I'm very happy today) NEXT: The plan is to build more content and more backlinks to internal pages. Hopefully I'll hold my page 1 positon and then begin to climb the ladder. I hope you find this both useful and inspiring.