I am BRAND NEW to internet marketing so I hope I can effectively communicate what I'm TRYING to do. Hopefully by outlining my strategy I can see where I went wrong, and figure out from the experts WHY I am tanking. I built a BLOGGER site around a keyword that is low in competition. I ranked on page one for it, regularly bouncing back from #4 to #5 in 3 months(I have slipped to #13). My articles use to rank on the front page for three months(articles have slipped to page 9 and 10). All I did for these results at the beginning was create forum posts to my articles(roughly only TEN!) and social bookmark with facebook and twitter(replying to twitter users by relevant keywords from each article). My plan was to work a method for awhile until I mastered it and then move on to the next method before I went after automated tools like xrumer, market sam, demon, etc. Mainly just to get a WELL-ROUNDED understanding of how each method in BlackHat/WhiteHat functions.(This time around I was trying to understand the art of submitting and pinging RSS feeds) Then I implemented a system which I thought would help me but instead KILLED me. So...Hopefully this will be clear...(ALL MANUAL) I would do my usual...create forum posts with links to my article, then bookmark the article on twitter and facebook. But then I started using other social booking marking sites just recently(Digg, reddit, blah blah, over 50) and I would create an RSS feed with those links...THEN I would take the forum posts and create an RSS feed. But I would create multiple feeds with the same posts(bad?) on different feed generation sites. I'd go to yahoo pipes and create a feed with all my posts and social bookmarking sites and ping that feed. Then I would make a feed blkping RSS generator, create a feed with feedity...And ping that(like 5 other free RSS generators). I didn't create rss feeds directly from the money site(only feedburner), but this method killed it. I'd use ping goat, bulkping, and pingomatic to ping the rss feeds(probably 5 more free pinging services) I created from forum posts and social bookmarking sites and submit those feeds to RSS directories. Too much pinging? This sucks. Help. Once again. I know I am a noob, so do your worst lol.