I've spent about $100 in SEO experimenting already, and none of my new sites have ranked yet, not even in the top 100. All my keywords have low competition, and at least 1000 local monthly searches, with varying CPC's. All keywords were setup on varying EMDs. The competition for each keyword on the first page of google was weak (low PR, low backlinks, etc). I'm going to list the methods I used on each, and hopefully someone can tell me what I did wrong or what I should improve on. Site #1 Created a wordpress site, added about 30 pages, setup my ads. Used a 10 PR9 ******** backlinks gig on fiverr for the exact keyword. Then I blasted it with an article to 2500+ directories using s Fiverr gig. This was maybe two weeks ago. I don't think I should've blasted it to that many directories, it's not in the top 100. Site #2 Created a wordpress site with CTR theme, added a 800~ word article, and have continued to add a new copyscape passed article with at least 500 words everyday since then. I also bought a 30 manual social bookmarks gig on fiverr for this. It's no where to be found in top 100. Site #3 Wordpress CTR theme, 300 word article, and 15 social bookmarks for a keywords that is relatively new on google. Created this one yesterday. Not in top 100. I'm pretty disappointed that I couldn't even get one site to rank, but then again I'm still new at SEO, only been scavenging the forums for info for about a month now.