Hey there, I finally decided to give SEO a go. I've been thinking about it too much for the past few years and decided to simply start and forget about that I can fail, which by the way kept me from starting for more than 4 years. I found a low competition keyword with over 20,000 monthly searches, yup, a goldmine. All results on the first page have NO quality backlinks, some of the results have no backlinks at all. Others that do have backlinks are all made from services like GSA so Google is going to penalize them soon enough. Now I know that my domain is only a week old and that SEO is a waiting and patience game but I want to get it right, I cannot fail because many things depend on whether I make this work or not. Now all my pages are indexed but I'm not ranking for the desired keyword, or better yet, I'm not ranking for anything at all in Google. Is this a standard thing or did I do something wrong at the very beginning? How long does it take for a website to rank for a low competition keyword? About building backlinks... Unfortunately, I have no money to spend to purchase quality PBN backlinks that would help me with ranking. My plan is to build free contextual Web 2.0 backlinks from free websites such as: - WordPress, HubPages, Yola, Weebly, Wix and so on... Before I start, I just want to know if this can work or will I be wasting my time? Thank you!