I'm currently working on a site that i'm trying to rank "state + keyword" pages. In each "state + keyword" page I have about three or five different listings. The keywords are very uncompetitive, and there is only really one major player, so I wanna give this company a run for its money. Here's the current Structure Home -----> main listing page with links to every state & every listing ----> The state page is a child of the main listing page so /keyword/state+keyword I also did my best to remove any link leakage from page to page... I did this by creating custom main navigation bars for each page and following the same structure as breadcrumbs. I also removed all footer links besides the ones on the homepage. Since i implemented this structure My "state + keyword" pages fell off the face of google search and was replaced by the main listing page, but with a worse rank. Before I had a drop down bar with every state and it was working well.. So my question is how the hell do I just rank the "state + keyword' pages and how should I backlink these pages, to make this the most cost and time effective???