Hello everyone! This year I realized I needed to start ranking my websites better with the search engines. Time and time again I had customers complain they could not find where to buy my products. When you searched my brand and product name in Google, Amazon ranked higher even though I quit selling my products on Amazon. So it took users to similar products on Amazon. I really had to do something about it. In January I spent a lot of time researching, mostly learning everything there was to know about keywords. Then I realized there was a thing called backlinks, so I started learning about those. Early on I did a little automating through blog comments and quickly realized I didn't want to do too much of that. My niche is filled with quite a few easy-medium long-tail keywords to rank for. And so I'm going along writing articles using WordAI, Grammarly and Yoast SEO. I'll basically take a number of high quality source articles and medical publications that are relevant to a keyword I'm targeting. Use WordAI to spin those articles, Grammarly to check grammar, and Yoast for good SEO practices and readability checker. So far my focus has been building high quality backlinks (dofollows wherever possible). In February I started backlink building and writing articles. I have only written a couple so far, but plan on making the time to write a lot more here in the near future since I've started ranking quite a bit better. I've actually supposedly passed all my main competitors in my niche that have been around for decades longer than me... Which is something I don't get. That's mostly based off Ahrefs rank, but our DR and AR scores are near each other. While they have hundreds of thousands of backlinks and I have less than a thousand and I'm supposedly ranking better than them. If someone could explain this a bit I'd love to know more. Whatever the case may be with Ahrefs, as far as Google is concerned I'm not beating my competitors just yet, but I am seeing pretty decent results so far. Below is another example of one of my other domains. I've seen sites with hundreds of thousands of backlinks be ranked 2.6 million Ahrefs rank while this domain here I built just a couple links to it and it's ranked similarly as my money site. (Partly is why my money site is ranked so well is because of this domain forwarding to it) I purchased this domain in February and it has no previous history or links to it in the past as you can tell by the "Past 3 months" graph showing in Feb it go from 100+ mill rank to its current. In terms of real results, I have passed Amazon for my product's keywords and have 4 of my links above theirs on Google. And for the broad keyword for my product I'm nearing the 2nd page, which I used to be positioned around 90. However that is a harder keyword that I probably won't initially try to rank for just yet. There's other keywords I can write articles for that will be easier to start with. I have a question for any of you that are currently studying your Ahrefs scores, have you seen any of these weird sort of jumps in your stats? I went from 84 million to 81 over about a week, then jumped to ~15 million Ahrefs rank overnight, and then later had another jump to ~625,000 overnight. Is Ahrefs rank just weird like that? Should I just completely disregard that number? Would love to hear all your thoughts and what you usually look at more. If you found anything I've mentioned here interesting or helpful give me a like (I think that's how it works?) This is my first post here on BHW! I would be happy to discuss more in the replies, and perhaps if anyone ends up interested in a follow-up I could do that as well.