I am stuck in a bit of a rut so looking for any feedback, advice, or service recommendations please guys! I am working on a ecom site in a very competitive niche, I have had some success but I am reaching a point where I am not getting anywhere. The domain went live at the start of the year, I personally wrote about ten articles and submitted these to the main article directories, I always target Ezine articles first then spin them using TBS by manually spinning them rather than automatically spinning them to keep them high quality and readable and then positing to other article directories. This was actually very successful and due to the quality a lot of the articles were syndicated out to other sites and blogs maintaining the back links putting my site on the map. I then expanded on this traditional manual article marketing approach by using Unique Article Wizard targeting the articles I had published on the article directories as well as creating blogs on all the main blog sites, again I paid attention to detail and ensured the content was unique and included images and video and slowly built back links via UAW to the articles and Web 2.0 properties. I did this for about a month and it pushed my site to the first page for some minor long tail keywords and started to bring some low volume quality traffic. I tested AMR at this point but was not keen and stuck with UAW, it was achieving my goals at the time. I then shifted attention and started to look at my competitors in detail, using SEO spyglass I found a lot of the sites were using forum profiles and blog comments, so I quickly jumped on the back of all their links and then to beat them at their own game purchased a bunch of EDU and Gov profile links and invested in scrapebox and some proxy services, I blasted the articles and Web 2.0 sites and very carefully built some blog comment back links to my money site and again this had a slight positive impact. I was now at a point where my main keyword was ranking but only at position 90ish so I jumped over to link pushing and the team there as you would expect have been amazing, a quality service that everyone should be using! I have gone mental with link pushes and this has seen my site get to about page three (position 34ish) for my main keyword. I can?t stress how cool this service is and how helpful the guys are there. I am now in a position where my site just won?t shift from the early 30s on Goggle, I have a decent enough idea why! I stopped writing unique content, at the beginning the slow but steady rise of the site using well written unique content was what was giving me success but in really competitive niches I think you can only take automation so far, scrapebox, LP, UAW, AMR are all great but I think Google has started to see a pattern in my approach and is devaluing the content and links being created, it is not hurting my position just not improving it, most of the links are not even showing up in yahoo, all my manual content is and my manual web 2.0 properties, this is very telling as it seems to indicate that they know what I am up to (to an extent!) ? people accept that a lot of links won?t show up but every single time I create manual content within a couple of weeks it is there in yahoo, hardly any of the automated links ever show up. I am debating about going back to step one and creating a batch of unique well written articles and building back links to them again, this thought fills me with dread to an extent as it takes weeks to come up with ten well written 500 ? 1000 word articles that are completely unique, especially on my niche which is a bit boring and totally saturated anyway! I am starting to feel like I am trying to take shortcuts with services trying to achieve something that can only be done manually. Does anyone have any suggestions on what my next move should be? Service suggestions? Any ideas? Also! Does anyone know of any good article writing services that can produce unique well written content?