I made a site about 2-3 months ago and have been working on trying to get it to the number one spot on google, and I'd even settle for top 3. Its currently number 5. The keyword I am targeting has very little competition, and the site holding the number one spot is not that "powerful" so to say, so taking number one/top3 is definitely do able.
So far the SEO methods I have used are:
On site keyword optimization
Keyword in description
Keyword in title
Keyword in URL
Lots of profile backlinks
Lots of blog comments linking back
Signatures on sites
And I have also pinged and set up feeds in attempt to get more backlinks indexed.
So basically after all that, I'm still not where I want to be and dont have a clue on what else I can throw at google in hopes to have my site pulled up further
Any tips would be great