I became interested in SEO when I started building my own business websites. I currently own a Bachelor Party planning company. We run out of NY, Philadelphia and Atlantic City. Currently, I have 7 websites for them. I am getting about 15,000 hits a month - I rank on the 1st page (mostly top 3 results) for about 50 keywords for EACH site. These are very specific keywords and they are the only ones that really pertain to the services I offer. I would like to double or triple my traffic. My busy season is wedding season - March through September - so I have around three months to optimize, optimize, optimize (I'm focusing on 3 of them).. I also just opened two twitter accounts and have around 2000 followers on each (mostly paid followers) and started a blog for each site that google seemed to love - all sorts of keywords and rankings soared up. I have just started focusing on social media - in the past I didn't really think it would be useful to my company, since most of my customers are only in need of this services once. Obviously, I didn't understand that social media helps with SEO as well as it's main service: connecting with potential customers. I need backlinks, but am unsure of the best way to get them. I noticed a site from a small little company that often ranks up there with me, but has almost NO content. One thing the site DOES have, however, are backlinks. Lots of them. Around 100,000 of them. I am assuming that's why they're ranking, since no one in my industry has any clue who they are and the website is minuscule and offers essentially no information...? Aside from backlinks, any advice on what else I could do to reach my goal of doubling my organic traffic? I'm nervous to use all of the services out there, since they all say they're "the best" and obviously - if they truly are as good as they claim - know how to manipulate good, fake reviews, search results etc.* I'm playing around with $1000 to start off with, but I have no issue spending more when I see results.. Where should I be putting this money? Edit: I tried to list the sites in this post, but it seems the forum won't allow me to post links, since I'm a new member. If viewing the sites would help you with your advice, just pm me! Thank you!