Hey guys! In a nutshell i have never done any SEO work and have relied on social media as a way of getting traffic. But now im ready to put the extra work in to ranking for keywords. Whats the best way to start this? I know of many automated blackhat methods but im abit uneasy using them as i dont want google to slap the hammer down on me!! So whats the whitehat ways? I dont mind sitting here for hours on end doing repetitive tasks i just need to no how to do it then ill be off! So is white hat back linking pretty much me visiting hundreds of sites and using the comment system with a link to my site using anchor text as the keyword i want to rank for? Or is that not the way to go? Whats the first steps, do i submit my site to article exchange websites? Im continuing to educate myself on this by browsing the forums and the internet, its just nice to speak to people aswell to get a better understanding! Peace to you all!