1) backlinking. is solely relying article marketing enough? i've done what john recommends but not really getting the results. have people been able to rank with articles solely or had to add other methods? if so, what methods and what kind of volume?
2) search volume. since his ebook was released goog's keyword tool had changed as you all know and the results are now different and out of date. what is a good local exact match volume to search for for an xfactor site now? 1000? 2000? 500? any experience?
3) how long to hit first page with a micro niche site? assuming the competition research is done correctly how long to hit the first page of goog?
4) Exact match domains. John says if you can't get an exact match domain something like domainnamereview.com would work as well. Is that true any more. is the latter too hard ton rank any more?
Thanks in advance for any XFactor insight.