Hi there! Intro One of the most common questions that crop up on these forums is usually along the lines of "If you could start over, what would you do?". And I suppose this is my answer to that question! On this thread, I will journey my entry into the Micro Niche Site world. It should be noted that I have NEVER tried to rank micro niches. That isn't to say I don't have a decent amount of exposure to SEO, but I have never tried ranking sites that are more or less.... articles on a pretty niche topic. As most know, my expertise sites in the programming world, not in the SEO world, so hopefully I can learn some things along the way and share them with everyone. The Goal I really don't have any set goals for this. I just hope that my success' (and failures) help someone along the way, and there is a healthy discussion built from this thread. Maybe make a bit of money along the way, and learn some new tricks to jam up my sleeve for SEO. The Plan I have already kicked this off a while ago. I purchased 3 MNS on this very forum (Just hit the BST section, plenty there). Why did I do this? Well I felt it was probably the beginner thing to do I myself can generally gauge the level of competition with keywords, but a complete newbie may not. Infact he is more likely to just throw around money and see what sticks, so let's just do that (At the beginning anyway!). My only other purchase has been a subscription to SerpBook.com to track my results. That's it, and from here on out it will all be about ranking. I do have various tools lying around, but most of it will be slow link building to see where we get. The Sites I suppose a good run down of the sites may be useful. MNS 1 Non Branded Keyword. Quite a generic keyword, plenty of articles can be written on this subject. Probably my best chance of ranking/making money as it fits into the MNS sphere quite well. MNS 2 Branded Keyword. Not only is it a brand, but it also refers to a specific "make" if you will. I think it may be easy to rank, but it also comes along with issues of trademarks. I'm also not sure on how much you will be able to "write" about it. MNS 3 Non Branded Keyword. While it is a "broad" niche and can refer to many things. It is also kinda "vague" if you will. Probably quite hard to write about. This niche is probably more likely to turn into an Amazon store if anything, as it refers to a certain product.