If you don't know rank and rent, it's when you basically rank for a keyword, then rent out the site and charge to put another company's information on it, phone number, banner etc. What I'm attempting to do is a step up. It's a ton of work, but why not. My plan is rather than rank and rent, I'm going to rank and build. I'm going to build businesses for the sites I rank. For the most part I'm going to just put up an answering machine in the beginning, then when things pick up I will either outsource the work to start, or just full out jump into it. What this is, is a side project. I'm not going to get carried away and put too much time into it unless I see it turning into something good. I don't want to get side tracked from other things I'm doing and just wasting my time all over the place. So with that said, this won't be updated all the time. But I will give updates. I may sit and do nothing for a month on some of the websites. Right now I have three websites up. The plan was another two, but I'm going to start with these three for now. They are three niches I like, all three I can get support with as people I know in the business, and all three are quite profitable. The plan is that one or two climb the search engines easier, and I put more focus on them. Unfortunately I'm not going to reveal the business types, so I'll refer to them by numbers. My city is small but over 500,000. I think cities these sizes competition is big enough but usually not too many businesses really dominating. Here is where we start at. Site1. Competition: low Competition level: med to high Ranking: 60 Work done: Press release. Didn't do a thing. But atleast gave me a couple links to build on. There aren't a lot of businesses in this niche but they are all established and been around for years and years. So even if they haven't tried, they've slowly built up links over the years. Cracking the top three will take some work. This site has been up for approx 1-2 months, mostly sitting there. It ranked at #60 right off the bat which is a nice sign, but not surprising considering not a ton of competition. Site2. Competition: med to high Competition level: medium Ranking: 125 Work done: None. This is an expired domain I'm going to 301 to a new domain in the near future and build links to the new domain. It was a DA28 domain with about 100 referring domains. This is my first time 301ing an expired domain, so let's see how it goes. THe expired was somewhat related. This one has been up for about a week now. Site3. Competition: med to high Competition level: medium Ranking: - Work done: None. Just finishing this website so it's not ranking at all. Quite a few competitors and some decently strong ones. Next step. I need to finsih Site3. I'm building a few web2.0 links to Site2 using my new keywords before I 301 to a new domain. Site3 I'm doing a BHW review service on, manual outreach which I will report on when it's done. When I 301 Site2 I'm going to do a couple paid links with my keyword to help Google understand what I want to rank for. Site1 is a little funny because it's probably the one site I have the least support from (not knowing many people in the business). And it's a business where you need to be somewhat educated in. So I'm probably going to spend 1-2 hours per day studying the business. This was my original one, and the one I could see myself focusing the most on, mainly becaue of the low competition level. I'm trying to keep these sites fairly grey hat. I don't do much black hat anymore, but these ones I may push a bit because it's more of a test project. Also, I wasn't overly cautious to protect the identiy of the sites from Google. So all three can probably tie back to me. I'm going to keep them as separate businesses, not intertwine severs, pbns, or anything like that. If I fail I fail. And I will post if I've failed or given up on any or all of the sites. I am quite busy with other projects so if I'm too overwhelmed I may have to put one or more of the sites on hold. If you have a service you'd like to donate/discount to one of the sites, feel free to PM me. Though like I said I don't want to go too far into black. Feel free to ask any questions. My next update will more than likely be in a couple weeks when I have Site2 redirected and Site3's BHW service completed.