Hi all, I started to got involved in IM back in September when I found this forum, as I've been doing a lot of freelance Web Design work outside of my day job, but I want a better way of generating a regular monthly income. I work as a Web Developer for a very large company in the UK, so designing high quality websites and getting them online is something that I can do very quickly and easily. I started building a few sites back in October, using the advice that I gather from this forum EVERY SINGLE DAY. I started building an authority site in October and it's slowly climbing up the ranks for all my keywords, but recently I've discovered something that I want to share with you guys.... Social signals seem to have by far the biggest impact on my rank... I implement all the popular techniques on this forum and nothing seems to boost the rank of my site as much as social signals. I will simply post a couple of 300 -700 word articles on my website, then I will share the articles on Facebook, Twitter and Google+. Within 2 days my website will literally jump up in rank for several of my keywords and nothing else I try has this effect. I just wanted to share these findings with you guys as I find that Social Media has had a much bigger impact on my Google rankings than anything else I am currently doing. Hope this helps somebody.