Hello, I just decided to open up my first micro niche sites after reading people's journeys. I happened to get a MASSIVE list of keywords from blackhatworld infact, and then plugged them into Market Samurai. I choose a niche out of these keywords, then honed in. I ended up choosing 5 that had a SEOV (CPC * Daily Views) of over $3000!! Mind you, this is on the number on position! So, I ended up buying a mix of .com and .info sites, depending on availability. (.info sites convert perfectly, even more so as microniche sites then regular blogs. This is because most micro niches are informing someone of something, and by having the .info behind it, you've just made yourself two direct EMD's that you can market.) These sites had little to no competition, with no direct backlinks to most of these sites, no EMDs, max page rank of 4 in the top 10. The only problem I saw was the age of my competition. Almost all of the sites except 1 or 2 had 9+ years. I know that makes a big difference. If you haven't used Market Samurai due to price, I'm pretty sure there is a guide on this site that explains how to have an indefinite full feature trial because I used it (; Basically they have it very simple in the seo competition model. They show you the stats, then highlight them in green, yellow and red. Obviously green is good. The only reds I allowed was age, and general backlinks. I say this because using Xrumer and several other programs you can get 100000+ links in a week, but they don't do much for the site in general. I bought 5 guest posts on fiverr (for $25 obviously) and my rankings in over 20 keywords halved for my autoblog, several went from the 80's or 90's to the top 20 in 24 hours. It's link quality people, not link quantity. I'm going to be using AdSense and Infolinks, as Amazon is banned in my state.. ALSO. I highly suggest anyone using adsense getting ANY views to use the adsense click fraud monitoring plugin! So, I'll post next when I have my first micro site built. Thanks!