Hello everyone. I just wanted to make a quick post to re-confirm the importance of onpage SEO. I have learned a lot about building backlinks, but I still am a bit of a noob when it comes to basic on page optimization. Last night I read a thread here: http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/black-hat-seo/279146-sandboxed-myth.html I read the lines "It's amazing to me when people complain that they aren't ranking and then I look at their site and the keyword isn't in the title tag. I laugh and then I cry a little. This is SEO 101, folks. First put your keyword at the beginning of the title tag on the page you are trying to rank" and I realized that when I was creating my basic title tag, I just ranted off a few words that I thought made my website sound "wicked good". I made the change on just my homepage, pinged the site, built 500 backlinks last night (Which is much less than I normally do each night, this was just to update my page with Google). In less than 36 hours I jumped 35 spots on my main keyword, and 6 spots on my secondary keyword. You may think "Oh, jumping from 106 to 71 isn't a big deal", but this isn't a normal keyword. This is a "retirement" keyword that if I can rank well for it, is the last site I will ever need to rank for. And in addition, I am sure there is a TON more of on page optimization I can still do for the site because it is SO basic when I set it up, I wasn't even thinking of ranking it in google. That is why it is so important to read every thread on this site you can. When a reputable member makes a long post, read it. They usually aren't just trying to sell you something or waste your time. Always be reading. Always be learning.