Hi. I?m starting this journey to hopefully get some traction on the first niche site I?ve built. The site is almost 4 months old. Here are the ?rankings? until now. Well, ?rankings? is an exaggeration TBH, I?m absolutely nowhere.. The site has 20 or so pages with articles of 500-1500 words. Main competitor is the most awesome Shit-site I?ve seen: 5 words hyphened EMD, very little content with grammatical errors and bad links, but he?s ranking better and better every day and laughing all the way to the bank. Others are standard 20-30 pages niche sites. This is why I choose the niche. Thought it was going to be easy. Apparently not. For off-page SEO I?ve done the most sensible thing I could have done. Try and replicate the best links I could find from my competitors, which wasn?t as easy as it sounds, with links from pages with so many outbound links that almost made my browser crash. I?ve analyzed backlink profiles from different sites over and over. For now I have 14 links. Somehow I managed to get 20TF/ 30CF on Majestic, almost as good as a PBN domain. Maybe I could sell PBN posts on this domain if it doesn?t rank? As for visitors, G analytics is so polluted with referral spam and inaccuracies I don?t know why I bothered installing it. Impressions in webmaster tools: 100-200 a day, with little clicks. I don?t know what counts as an impression, but obviously no one is going to go to the 4 page to click on my site. The keywords I?ve chosen seem low-medium competition at first, but what the hell do I know. Maybe they?re hard to rank. Like the idiotic moron I am, once I saw this website giving some signs of life, I started 2 other sites: 1 niche site similar to this one, with 20 articles. (2 months old and going ABSOLUTELY nowhere for now) 1 site on an expired domain, with big possibilities. (I put 12 articles on low competition keywords, and they ?rank? decently, between 20-50 position, on buying keywords for items between 200-1000$ on amazon. I have hundreds of these low competition keywords, and if I?d put 100-150 articles on the site, they will probably rank top 20 only with on page SEO and the power of the domain. Then again, this is pure speculation and the ramblings of a madman. Right now, I don?t have the spline to work on something slow, tedious and long term, and in the end, it might not be as profitable as I speculate. Everything is put on hold until I manage to get some traction on the site I?m tackling in this journey. I might be doing something terribly wrong, and I don?t want to ruin my other sites. Bottom line: I don?t know if I?m a couple of steps away from achieving something, or I?m running full speed in the wrong direction. Either way, I hope this journey will keep me accountable. There is also no monetary goal; it?s futile. I?ll worry about that when I start getting some decent rankings and traffic.