Hey everyone. I first heard of affiliate marketing/SEO a week ago and have spent every day the past seven days reading up for 8-12 hours a day and trying to figure out how exactly to make money online. I have two different approaches... one site will be a blog style site that I try to get clickbank ebooks sold on and another will be a niche site that I did the keyword research for myself. This post will follow my progress on trying to rank the niche site on google. Here is the lowdown on the keyword... KW 1 (main keyword) Exact Local Matches: 4,400 CPC: 1.1 Adwords comp:High I have an EMD for this keyword. Others I'm hoping to rank for... KW 2: Exact Local Matches:5,400 CPC:1.08, Adwords comp:High KW 3: Exact Local Matches: 1,300 CPC: 1.22, Adwords Comp: High KW 4 : Exact Local Matches:6,600 CPC:1, Adwords Comp: High KW 5: Exact Local Matches:480 CPC: 0.86, Adwords Comp:Medium Here is the competition as far as google SERPs go according to market samuri: (it wouldn't let me post and image. Oh well. It looks relatively green/yellow. 3 0 PR sites in the top 10) SERP IQ is giving me a score of 44 (average competition) but I really don't believe it after checking out the SERP for myself and running it through market samuri. I have 4 reviews up right now on the product KW 1 is. They are all original (I wrote them myself, they are entertaining, and realistic with no comparable content on the web). They average 450 words each. I just threw up adsense on there, and they have yet to approve me. We'll see how it goes. I'm going to monetize through that and another program which gives me 8% on products sold through there site. I'll likely throw up a link at the end of each review with a link to their site and that product when I get approved to that network. I'm still learning about different kinds of link building, but for week 1... Week 1: 10 High PR backlinks/day manually. Post up with some feedback or good luck!