Well it has been about a month and I have started to see results that what I am doing is making a difference. When i started about a month ago i had no idea what page my site was showing up on google for the keyword I am working on. Then about 2 weeks after starting to make some adjustments my site showed up on page 10, not all that impressive but it was showing some progress. I just checked today about 2 weeks later and I am the first result on page 7, this is pretty exciting to see that I am moving on up. I know its not much for you veterans but for a newbie I am pretty happy with it. It just goes to show that there is a lot of great information on this forum and it just takes some patience along with a little trial and error. So far this has increased the traffic to my site an average of 20%, this is pretty good as my goal is to get to 50%. So for other newbies here is what i have been doing so far. 1. Adding my site to online directories, there are quite a few out there that are high page rank and a link on their can give you site a nice boost. 2. Backlinking, I think this has been the most productive in getting my site closer to page 1. I have been trying to find high page rank site where a comment can be posted and use my home page link. 3. On site SEO, this defiantly helped out a lot. It is good to write your own description for the meta tags and use the keywords you are targeting so G picks up on that. I used a couple of pluggin's for wp All in One SEO Pack and Google XML Sitemap. The default settings for the SEO pack are fine just make sure to change the home title, home description and home keywords that will help G to see what keywords your site is for. Hope this helps some newbies out there.