Ok, so i'm delighted to be on the first page, first result on Google for a 3 word search term. Previously I was at around 5/6th position on page 1 but noticed a considerable spike in traffic the moment I got to #1 (resulting in 8 conversions within two days) I'm trying to understand what factors are really applicable that made my page to move to position 1. About the keyword: Not much search volume (both in broad/exact/phrase match) 390,000 results Siteexplorer shows 5 backlinks to this page The first two words in the 3 words has around 40k global searches There is about 1% keyword density in my page/article (word count 409) Here is what I did: 1. I made a usual article on my site. 2. Submited to various social bookmarking sites (to be more specific, StumbleUpon, Digg, Reddit, Delicious) 3. Made 5 press releases, of which three got approved, widepr, prlog, pitchengine 4. Bookmarked the 3 PRs as well. 5. Did a few scrapebox comment blasts of which i'd assume around 50 - 100 stuck. 6. Got hold of a list of second rung PR sites, submited to perhaps 2. Besides the above, I use the SEO booster pro and have assigned search words to tags only twice. And thats about it. Also what I can ensure to stay in this place (besides continuing to build backlinks + article submissions), because the next 5 results are from big sites such as Yahoo news and some of the premium/paid PR sites.