Hi guys I'm a rookie within the keyword business, but I'm learning pretty fast. You can spend / waste a lot of hours here in BHW We have a 9 year old adult website with nice Google rankings allround. The competition on the high volume keywords is huge, so we've thought harvesting small niches by writing posts and articles targeting the niche keywords. I have attached a screenshot of the SEO competion on one niche from Market Samurai (haven't made enough posts yet to link). All sites are ranking on the keyword with their main domain - not with a subcategory or a post/article itself. If I analyze the chart, it seems that none have optimized their ranking page (in this case their main domains) for the keyword, but almost all sites have a lot of backlinks and are aged domains. I've also run Micro Niche Finder and it reports green light - 1-20 in SOC. Market Samurai report on our site: BLP 25000 and BLD 380000. We are on page 3 on this specific keyword. The questions is, would it be possible to rank on page 1, if we write an article targeting a specific keyword without getting backlinks? In other words getting 4x "Y" in Title, URL, Desc and Head. If not, how many backlinks would you guys recommend and from where? Social bookmarks, blog comments, etc?