I have been internet marketing seriously for around a year, am making money SLOWLY...but it is growing, i have done 5 niche sites each being on page 2-6 of Google depending on the keyword used. But is Google everything?. I read many articles on posts about being on page 1 or number 1 in Google is the only way to make serious money, do you think this is true? What about getting links from related sites, links on blogs and forums etc What other methods of traffic would you reccomend apart from Google? How long should it take me to see a serious jump in my earnings as my sites are updated often with quality content, should i build more sites and get a little from each or try and push the ones i have more?