I then build backlinks (using fiverr High PR links gigs only) and also submit posts to article directories such as Ezine Articles and Articlesbase.
However, when I checked my ranking for some of the lower competition keywords (ones with less than 200 sites - using MicroNicheFinder) I am not even in the top ten pages from search results! And some of these posts have been out since July so they aren't super new.
Am I missing something obvious here? Are there other things I should be doing for each of my posts, or to help boost SE placement? Please help. I'm at a loss and getting a bit frustrated from my hours of work daily to see very little traffic trickle into my site which now has over 100+ pages/posts.