Hey Guys, I have avoided writing this for the pure reason that I felt embarrassed to showcase a lack of knowledge. But the bottom-line is that not writing for help is a much more frightening prospect in time and money. On and off over the last 3 months I have written 100+ "how to" articles for a household solution website that focuses on a specific niche and provides guides on how to remove problems. After 3 months, and over 100 articles I have been a bit shocked to only find that I am getting 20-40 unique page views in Google traffic a day. To give you an idea of specs: - Theme: Tweaked WooThemes Template - Average Article Word Count: 450 Words - New Site:Registered 4-5 months ago - No Videos are embedded within articles - 3x Adsense ads within each post. (not on header or side bar) Onsite SEO: Using "All in One SEO" plugin for WP (and filling it out custom for every article) Link Building: Used some High PR (nonrelated website) links provided on this website, submitted to a few directories, bought some cheap fiverr links, and purchased a 500 package here: http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackha...available.html Overall, it seems that I need to do something more. I have enough niche articles to keep writing until I hit 500-1000 within the subject matter, but just want to make sure I am moving forward to an expected end goal. Given this, I was hoping that you fine people might be able to provide a few suggestions and help me with the following questions: A) 2.0 Link Strategy: 1. Once I hit 125 articles, write 25 Ezine Articles containing 450 words 2. Focus on the highest searched niche keyword topics pertaining to the site. 3. On each article, place on link pointing at relevant post w/i my site, another at homepage of site and another at related 2.0 article. 4. Blast these Ezine Articles with SB Q1: With the third link in the ezine article, do I want to point this at one of my other ezine articles, or a 2.0 one I am not related to? Q2: Is 25 articles enough to see the effect of a boost? I will plan to do more within the future if this is successful. Q3: Is it wise to write ezine articles for the most competitive keyword articles on my site? B) Article Length Q1: Is a 450 word article long enough? I ask because my articles are always competing with ehow, yahoo answers and askville amazon which always have less. C) Dirty Link Building Q1: Is it not advisable to use the high PR .com/.gov/.edu auto follow BLs if they have nothing to do with the subject matter of my site? They seem to do more harm than good to me. I am thinking long-term and don't want to get too deep into mucky waters. Q2: I have surveyed some of the competitions BLs and they all seem to be organic (can't steal them). Is there other ways of finding high PR related subject matter links when you competition has none to share? I can't tell you how much I appreciate everyone's time! Feel free to PM me. Will provide "Thanks" and Rep to all thoughtful answers. Thank you!