I have read a lot and tried a lot but without any success, and I must resort to the forum and it's experts. For the record, I stick with one method until I can get it right. I have been trying to rank for a keyword that is not very competitive and yet this specific keyword does not go past the second page, meaning I haven't been able to hit page 1. What I currently follow is tiered link building, although I do not go to a 3rd tier as I don't see too reasons to considering I always ping my links. I create the following: TIER 1: 8-10 filler related articles pointing to authority site (90% of the amount of words are between 300-600 and 10% 200 words) 1 main article - 500+ words pointing to money site include images + videos. All articles are the very high quality; no spun garbage. TIER 2: All Backlinks from: minimum 50 OBL from all backlinks. Blog comments Image Gallery comments Trackbacks Forum comments and guestbooks Mixture of do-follow and no-follow. I haven't gotten around to creating doc-shares because I wanted to see the power of these web 2.0's but not sure if I'm just the fuck-up or what is wrong.. Any insights would be highly appreciated.