Hey guys, so I've been working on a site ever since I started SEO. In fact, I've started SEO because of it. I have 2 extremely competitive keywords which I have been trying to rank for (not the smartest move from the beginning, but that's because I knew nothing, and then after getting exp. and spending so much time on them i said screw it, let's see if i can get there). They are extremely competitive with multi-million dollar companies ranking on top and here are their stats: Keyword1: 13,600,000 results - 18,000 Exact Searches Keyword2: 8,130,000 results - 16,000 Exact Searches So after going up and down, and down and off-the-grid, and then back on again a few times since June of last year, I am now on page 3 for both of these keywords. In the last 3 months, I had a company doing manual social bookmarking, article submissions and directory links. I've pretty much stopped using them though because the rankings weren't really going anywhere at all. I will list the services I am getting below, but not the names, as I do not want to promote the services directly (no problem though if I see some results!) PM me if you want to know which services I am using exactly. For the last two weeks, I've been using a service and getting the following weekly: - 125 High PR Manual Bookmarks - 5 blog submissions to private blog networks - 100 live links from articles - 25 PR4+ Angela style properties - 100 life Wiki links Cost - $147/m Just today, I signed up to: 2x PR 5 site homepages 6x PR 4 site homepages 10x PR 3 site homepages 8x PR 2 site homepages (with additional posts on deeper links of the sites included in the package) Cost: $9.95 first month ($29.95/m thereafter) and also: 2 PR6 site homepages 15 PR5 site homepages 40 PR4 site homepages 40 PR3 site homepages Cost - $97/m Overall cost for this SEO campaign is: $273.90 per month ($253.90 this month) 9/28 - rankings were: keyword1: #72 keyword2: #72 10/4 - rankings were: keyword1: #28 keyword2: #44 10/10 - rankings were: keyword1: #25 keyword2: #29 10/14 - rankings were: keyword1: #21 keyword2: #21 Today - rankings are: keyword1: #23 keyword2: #27 I'll be updating this page every 3-4 days with rankings for whoever is interested.