I started a new niche site a few days ago. This was my first attempt at ranking a niche site, so I might have rushed it or done something wrong. I'll try to go through the steps which I took and hopefully you guys can give me some insight on the process. Day 1 1. I did my keyword research using Longtail Pro Trial. I found a keyword in the technology category with an exact match TLD at about 20,000 local monthly searches, ~$2.50 CPC, and about 1-2 websites on page one that I felt I could beat in rank. 2. I bought the domain, setup my Wordpress site, and wrote up a 450 word article for it. I used Yoast's SEO plugin and optimized the keyword. I made sitemaps and indexed them with webmaster tools. 3. I also added in my Adsense ads. Day 2 1. I wrote 2 more 400-500 word articles for related keywords and SEO'd both with meta and images. 2. I created accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Youtube, & Pinterest and started to share my articles. I shared one related link and my article link. 3. I started an AddMeFast account and started farming points. Day 3 1. I started using my AddMeFast account to add 200 likes to my Facebook page and Youtube video per day. 2. My main keyword ranked: 193. 3. I decided to buy some Fiverr campaigns for social shares, social bookmarks, high PR sites, and 800 directory indexes. I had these pointed to my main site & articles to gain some more Tier 1 links. Day 4 1. Two keywords ranked: 180 and 228. 2. My Fiverr gigs came in. 3. Later that night I noticed that both my keywords ranking had disappeared so I decided to buy a Tier 1, 2, 3 link pyramid gig. Day 5 (Today) 1. Checked my rankings and they're still not showing up anymore. 2. I'm still waiting on my link pyramid gig to finish. -- I was pretty happy to see my site rank, even if it still had a long way to go. I was disappointed to see it go and not come back. How am I doing so far? Am I going the right way, or did I screw it up already? It feels like everything was going steady until I bought the Fiverr gigs. I'm just really eager to get this to work, maybe I'm trying too hard. Any help is appreciated, thanks.