Hello people, some of you may or may not know me. I used to run a journey thread before but I grew tired of it, it was also a complete fucking mess. I've been doing IM for the last year now and believe it or not, I still consider myself a newbie when it comes to SEO. I've always found ways around SEO to make my money, but it's time to change that. With this thread I will document my journey to page 1 rankings for my ecommerce store. I will not write how much this site earns me or anything like that, this journey is purely about learning the art of ranking. What I got to work with: Mywebsite.com 0 DA 0 PA 0 CF 0 TF Indexed My ecommerce store has different categories and I plan on ranking each one of these to page 1, one by one. Each category has their own main KW's and plenty of smaller long tail keywords I could try to rank for. I think I will start with just one category so I can put all of my focus on it. I call this category A. My competitors seem to be ranking for these keywords mainly by their domain. KW#1 has a couple of sites with links back to it, but the rest have next to none. Pinterest and Etsy shows up when I search for this category as well, so I take it as a good sign. Keywords: So far I have a list of 63 keywords for this category, I'm not sure if it's even possible to rank for all of these, so I've chosen out the ones with the best search results. If I were to target ALL 63 keywords I would get a total search volume of 6970. Category A: KW#1: 1300 searches a month KW#2: 880 searches a month KW#3: 390 searches a month KW#4: 320 searches a month KW#5: 210 searches a month Totalt searches: 3100 a month Ranks: KW#1: N/A KW#2: N/A KW#3:N/A KW#4: N/A KW#5: N/A The game plan: Spy on my competitors to see where they get their links from. I've already begun doing this and have found a lot of these sites use shitty and poorly made blogs. Shouldn't be too hard to outrank these? Read more about SEO. I get the basics that backlinks > your site=ranking. But there are so many things I don't fully understand, onpage for ecommerce, proper silos, tiered link building, how to diversify my links, where to find high quality ones etc etc.. Do more reseach about blogs posts on ecommerce stores, how much will these affect my rankings? Buy a couple of expired Tumblrs and weeblys and build these up. Get ahold of all the tools neccessary to be able to track my results. Would love some recommendations here. I'm only using serplab at the moment, what else would I need to properly track my SEO? Off to the front page we go!