ok so about 6 months ago i started to get into SEO to boost my whitehat site to the top of google hopefully driving more people to my business. I have tried the following ways to improve my website in the search engine but can still not take the 1st page for my keyword or Number 1 for my other keywords. WHAT I HAVE DONE SO FAR 1. Onsite optimization 2. Wrote articles and submitted them to various article directories 3. submitted my site to directories probably 100's of them if not more 4. used scrapebox for blog comments/backlinks 5. used xrumer for backlinks 6. used linkmarket to get more backlinks 7. Tried Angela & Paul backlinks methods Would appreciate it if you can look at my site and my competitors site and please make suggestions/tell me how i can beat them. also what other methods should i try? -I just started bookmarking to 100 bookmarking websites hope this will help a little -should i try autoblogs or something i really dont understand why i havent beat them because i have about 3K backlinks maybe more and they have a couple of hundred. thank you for your help guys the competition for the keyword is 800K without quotes and 185K with quotes.