Well i'd thought i'd give back to the blackhat community so below is a recent method i've been using to rank some of my medium competitive keywords. This method pushed a keyword in the HEALTH niche to number 1 from literally nowhere to be seen. The keyword has 12,300 exact searches per month. Here it goes.. 1 : Write 10 Unique articles 600-1000 words each. Each article having 2 pictures and 1 related video. (video can be used from youtube) 2: Create 10 Web 2.0 properties, with unique themes and place 1 unique article into each web 2.0 property. in each property target 2 keywords, point them both to your main money site. The above is classed as tier 1 3. Social bookmark each web 2.0 property using a random number of social bookmarks, for instance , 400 to property 1, 350 to property 2, etc... I'm currently using clyde's software - http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...marking-bomber-50-off-pre-launch-special.html 4. Blast a random number of Wiki links using clyde's other software, again 4000 to property 1, 7000, property 2 etc... http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...i-backlinks-automation-wiki-bomber-clyde.html The above is classed as tier 2 5. Now, take the 10 articles created already that has been posted to the web 2.0 properties and make 2 spun version's out of each article. so now you will have 20 spun articles, i'm currently using The best spinner. 6. Now we want to create 20 web 2.0 properties all with different themes. Place a spinned article on each web property with a picture and a video, Again in each property target 2 keywords, this time we link 1 keyword to our money site and the other keyword to one of the web 2.0 properties made earlier in point 1. The above is classed as tier 3 7. hit those spun web 2.0 properties with another random number of social bookmarks using clyde's software or any other preferred software you use. 8. Again hit those spun web 2.0 properties with clyde's wiki bomber software, or any other wiki software you use. each with a random number of wiki links. (don't go posting 100 wiki links to property 1, 100 to property 2 etc...) The above is classed as tier 4 9. Create another unique article relating to your keyword (only one article needed) 10. Spin that article to create 10 spun versions. (spin it to 70-90% uniqueness) 11. Now post those 10 articles into 10 article directories using auto approve directories, each having consist of 2 links, one pointing to the money site and one pointing towards each of the web 2.0 properties created at the start. 12. Grab the 10 unique articles that you first created, you need to turn these into pdf's, by using a document sharing software, there's a few on the market at the minute. submit those pdf's to document sharing sites. Again targeting 2 keywords. Point one to the money site and point the other to the article directories. 13. Using a article to video converter, convert your 10 unique articles into short video presentations, submit your videos to the top 50 video websites. Each having a link pointing towards your money site. (I've been using article to video robot, which is expensive) yesterday i found this one which is a hell of a lot cheaper and should do the same trick http://michaelsilvesters.com/convertR/ (also i'm not related to this guy or his software) a cheaper version of what i've been using. 14. Social bookmark the videos and also blast wiki links towards the videos, me personally using clyde's software again. Blast a random number of links to each video. 15. Wait and see serp increase in a few day's time.... This was tested on a keyword, which shot to number 1 and has stuck there so far after 4 weeks, this is all i have done in backlinking terms for the keyword. I hope this gives you an idea of different ways of backliking and maybe open your brains and add your own spin on things. All i know is, it's worked for my site which is 8 month old and in a medium competitive niche. This keyword alone is driving 50+ visitors a day to my site now and already got some sales.... Don't bad mouth or have a go, it's worked for me and i'd thought i'd share to help others out.... Edit - I'm no way related with clyde and his software nor am i selling anything. This is simply just a method and idea to work on, that's been tested.