Hi there, Since there are some really smart and experienced minds here, way smarter then me for sure, I thought I ask you guys what I still don't get after reading this forum for weeks. I am wondering what other factors beside page backlinks are so important that I should stop competing for a given keyword. Right now I look ONLY at the BLP when measuring my competition. I am using Market Samurai. I would say all onpage factors are irrelevant because I can easily match them, but what about the offsite factors? How important are: Google Index Count(How many sites are indexed by Google)? Domain Age? PageRank? and especially Domain Backlinks? I often find a Situation where the BLP are low or nonexistant, but the other sites have a massive amount of indexed pages, and a massive amount of links to their domain. Given the fact that I always have new domains, I can not compete with the domain age, I can not compete with PR either because it'll take time to build it up, and well, if its only a affiliate minisite I don't think I can push it to a high PR, I can not compete in terms of IC when it means to build millions of sites(or thousands even if its only a small affiliate site), or most of the time I can not compete in BLD since I can't compete with millions of backlinks, and chances are slim that I will be listed in DMZ or Yahoo Directory. So the only factors that I can control and compete with are: BLP(because often there are not many for a given keyword), Backlinks from .edu etc, and my onpage factors. So... well, at what do I have to look at for the factors I can not compete with to see if a keyword is not worth fighting for? I'm still confused by all these factors... thanks for any help guys!!