Hey guys, I am very frustrated these days. Every move I do is a failure and I dont understand why. I created 3 German websites in the last 6 months. Each website has a maximum of 1% kw density, typical onpage SEO, title, description, h1, h2, everything as usual. But none of my websites do rank for its main keyword. No top 100 for none of my main keywords. It looks like I am in an google filter but why? I don´t do over 1% kw density. Ok, I did less to no linkbuilding so far, but usually you get some traffic from longtails anyway. Now I released a website 3 weeks ago in an very easy niche. kwfinder.com also agreed with me and said "very easy to rank". It has only 2k searches. I was very happy to find such an easy to rank niche. So since I thought my articles are the problem, I gave a guy that job and let him write 2 articles. I did 7 articles myself for that site. So in total it has 9 pages. I put really hard work in that site. Put easily 100 hours in it. I did my best. The front page has 1700 words, sub sites 700 - 1200. Kw density is low at 1,1%, kw only used it in title, description, h1 and one h2. As I was waiting for rankings, I thought, ok, 3 weeks, no problem, I can wait. Yesterday I checked the serps and was shocked. That guy who wrote the articles for me stole my niche and I guess he told his friend to make a site. How do I know? This niche was free for years, no single kw-domain was registered. Now, 1-2 weeks after I do a site, a new competitor comes up. He registered the domain on January 22nd, put on his content and is ranking on page 5 already. Whereas my site is jumping from page 8 to 13 for 3 weeks now. He did everything on that page that google warns from. He wrote an 2k article and mentioned the keyword 122 times only on the front page. Thats a kw density over 5%. He has about 20-30 h2 and h3 tags and in EVERY tag he has put the keyword in. The site looks so ugly and rushed. The content is unreadable and full of spelling errors. From the beginning on he put 7 amazon links on the front page. I simply can´t understand, what do I do wrong? I am so carefull, I don´t overuse the keyword, I don´t have affiliate links on the front page. I don´t use the keyword on sub urls. I asked some friends and other SEO guys, they all aprove that my content I write is very well written and high quality (my native language is German, my english is not so good, so don´t think it is as low quality as this text here ). I do a lot of research before I write. They say onpage is superb. Site structure is great. Ok, they say I need links. But as you can see, thats not the problem here. He releases a site and ranks instantly on page 5 of google. I don´t think that he has build links already. In 5 days. Do I also have to go the 5% kw density way? Play dirty? I use the wordpress rehub theme on all 3 websites but I can´t imagine that this is the problem? He also uses wordpress and the German affiliate theme. I was thinking about to buy some of the products and write honest reviews about them but since he stole my niche and already ranks on page 5 all my motivation is gone. I wasted 250 hours on an other site I made. The front page has 4500 words. Self made images. Sub sites have 1500 to 3500 words. 7 pages. SEOs said everything looks fine. I had only 0,5% kw density so they said put it up to 1%. That was last week and still no changes. They say I need patience. But its already 8 weeks since I released it and I still got not one single organic visitor. Google has not even indexed all pages.