My first journey. About me: I'm a software developer by trade, so the technical stuff is almost second nature to me. What We Have Here Here's what I've done: I've created an automated means to import various vendor feeds into a WooCommerce database. This means I can import thousands of products with just a few clicks. Currently, I import products from Amazon, eBay, and some Commission Junction Vendors. I also import product attributes, so people can filter out the products that they don't want to see. I've put a filter on my website. The website itself, as mentioned previously, is a WooCommerce website that appears for all intents and purposes as an e-commerce website. However, when someone clicks on one of the products, he or she is taken to the affiliate site. The idea behind the website is to show people the best prices for the items in my niche. By default, the sorting is done by price, low to high. So, people can see an Amazon product compared side-by-side with an eBay product or a product from one of my CJ vendors. As of now, there are over 11,000 products imported into the WooCommerce database. I use a Java application that I've written to read the feeds from the vendors, then I import that data into the MySQL database that WooCommerce uses. The Java application is rerun every time that CJ gives me a new feed, plus every night for eBay. For Amazon, I have to wait every few days because that import is a beast. Believe it or not, that was the easy part. The hard part is ranking. Harder Than It Should Be Seriously: The learning curve for SEO is approximately the size of the St. Louis arch. But I'm determined to give it a go. I've got my Tier 1 Web 2.0 sites warming in the oven as we speak. They were created with FCS Networker (outstanding support people, by the way). I'll be hitting these Tier 1 links with links produced by GSA SER in a few days. The challenge is this: It looks like I'm going to need about 10 Web 2.0's with manually produced articles for each of my landing pages on my site. I have several landing pages, each specific to a subcategory within the niche. That's going to require an awful lot of work. Once the Web 2.0's are in place, then I can let GSA SER do its magic in building the Tier 2 links. But creating the Tier 1 links seems to be tedious and time-consuming. I've got a few more days before I start hitting the first round of Tier 1's, but that's only for one keyword/subcategory. I've got 10 others identified, each with low-medium competition and 1k or more searches per month. Thanks for taking the time to read this and I'll keep everyone posted.