I had a website created for me for Ohio Tourism by E-business engineers out of the UK. I have had it running for over 1.5 years now and my daily traffic is less than 50 per day. I followed the SEO plan setup by E-business engineers, but I think their plan sucked. I have had a previous website that I was able to have decent rankings for in the past. I tried some of the same things again for the new site. I had articles written and submitted and paid to have several directory submissions. I am listed on DMOZ and Yahoo directory. I have a blog for the site with 20-30 UVs per day, a facebook page, a couple of videos on Youtube and a twitter account with over 1400 followers. I need to rank for local searches such as Columbus Hotels, so I added a listing to Google maps which is not showing up after 3 months. I have not tried any kind of linkwheel/push or blackhat methods. I paid way too much for this site to have it banned by G by doing blackhat. Have I choosen a niche that is too competitive? Does anyone have any suggestions? I really have absolutely no money left to sink into this site. I have been out of work for a while and was hoping this site would provide an income. Thanks in advance. I hope I provided enough info.