I already do link building and whatnot on those sites for a while.
One of the sites which i am ranking is slowly climbing up, but still not on page #1.
Now, i am not a retard. I know how to use Micro Niche Finder, Market Samurai, i know how to do competition research. I can take a competitors site and analyze his links and use all my knowledge to see how he got his rankings.
For one site/keyword, one competitor is *blatantly* ranking on page #1 in Google for the keyword, i myself am on page #3 still and have a rough time to get to #1.
I cant see for the life of me WHY he is ranking on page #1 for this keyword. He has a sh*tty site with an affiliate popup and very little content.
(I have a nicely made wordpress blog and many articles and did all i can on-site SEO also)
I examine the competitor's links, he has less backlinks than me and all he has is profile pauls/angelas links. He has 150ish links and i have 300.
I have not seen ONE relevant link to him from any authority site related to the keyword, its just your standard paul's/angela from total unrelated sites.
His pathetic site is only 14 days older than mine, i just checked because i thought domain age might play a role. He has PR2 and i have PR1. Of course i dont have an idea why he has PR2 with only all those pauls/angela's links.
I am really totally stumped why he ranks on position #5 on page #1 for the keyword while i am trying to desperately trying to build HQ links from related sites, have more links, better content..etc.. of course i also had people do angela's/pauls for my site.
Sometimes it drives me crazy ;/