Yesterday I was lurking around and read a post that had an image on it. The image was from some SEO research website and it showed the weight of social signals. Here is the link to that post: http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...ignals-ones-hold-most-weight.html#post5839378 So I figured I'd do a little test. I selected a key phrase with about 20,000 other sites as competition. The phrase had top 10 rankings from sites like warriorforum, here (blackhatworld), and the actual service I wrote about (which is number 10, oddly). I wrote a simple article about it on a website that has a low domain authority of 30 from moz with a PR2. It doesn't rank automatically for anything. The article was just over 200 words. It had the key phrase in the title and in the article. I wrote the article yesterday. This site I wrote it on doesn't generally get new content indexed for 6 days. Even after it gets content indexed, it usually shows up on page 2-3 for low comp keywords and further down for high comp. Immediately after writing and publishing this, I did: Posted the URL on the websites Google+ page. +1'd the post and the actual content. Bought sponsored tweets. I went to seoclerks into the tweet section, then entered the tweet category closest to my niche, I purchased cheap tweets from $1-5. Nothing more than $5. I bought about 10 tweets. The more followers and friends, the better. Important: each tweet was different. No tweet was the same and each one targeted the keyphrase with stop words. Making all tweets unique was critical I think. Posted the URL on the websites Facebook page. Purchased $20 worth of promotion to all english speaking users on Facebook. Added the facebook URL to addmefast facebook share/like sections. Posted a tweet on the sites own twitter account. I added the tweet as a retweet and tweet favorite to addmefast and socialclerks. Also added Diigo and Delicious saves on socialclerks while was there. Tweet posted on another twitter account of mine with 60,000 follows. Added tweet to addmefast Setup tweets via Addmefast and Socialclerks (spun the tweet on socialclerks so each tweet a user makes is different) Purchased 70 Google +1s from seoclerks. I searched for cheap amounts for under $5. People who claim to give real +1s in a very low amount (IE: 30 +1s for $3). I didn't want thousands of them very fast and I wanted semi-real accounts +1ing. Pinned it on Pinterest After all this setup, I went to sleep. Phrase Details The title of the article has 6 words in it. 3 of those words are stop words leaving 3 keywords. 20,000 other sites compete for the 3 keywords. When I woke up. I searched and was pleasantly surprised. Exact title - #1 3 Keywords (no stop words) - #1 variations of the keywords with/without stop words - #1-3 I don't know if this will last, but I'm certainly in the top 3 results using this method. I think the key here was randomization using social networks. Using different text and keywords for everything I wrote and purchased. I'm going to continue to monitor this and will probably purchase more tweets and +1s (and even more social stuff like pins). I'm going to test this on other articles from the site as well to see what happens.