I have a lot of silly questions to ask around here but I'm still new to SEO and working real hard to rank my first affiliate website. I started link building around Oct 13th doing manual linking across forums, web 2.0s, blog commenting, and a few directories trying to get at least a few links made every day. I use GSA to make tier 2 backlinks to any orphan web2.0 sites I've worked on and I've also posted three blogs to my website with one of them being an infographic that got 90+ shares on FB. I realize it's only been a month and pretty much every main keyword I was trying to rank for is sitting in the top 50 with most ranking on page 3, but I feel like they haven't really moved in the last two weeks and it's a little discouraging. SEO is a game of patience, but I'm wondering how often my keywords should be moving up the ranks? Even if it's only a spot or two at a time at least I would be seeing progress, but right now I just feel that the keywords are stuck where they are... Could I be messing up my white hat backlinking somehow or am I just not being patient enough? I feel it's like weighing myself every day, maybe I should only be checking my rankings once a week?? Thanks for any advice guys.