According to google, I have 525k+ links, which is cool, but I'm still at #7 for my choice phrase.
I've got multiple blogs, both wordpress and blogger.
I have an article directory and post to other directories.
I have 3 bookmarking sites and post to others as well.
I bought a bunch of .edu sites and have been posting on them. Google has recognized at least 13 of them.
I have 2 .gov links
I have several smaller sites which have links back to my main site.
I post in forums and on blogs
I have a FB fan page (with about a thousand fans) that I update regularly
I tweet regularly and ping.fm to a bunch of other sites.
I ping my new posts.
I have done about 20 personal videos that are posted on YT, DailyMotion, and Vimeo, as well as posting them on my site.
I'm using linkclaw to make custom RSS feeds and I've submitted it and several of my other blogs to RSS and blog directories.
I interlink, do regular mailings to my pretty large mailing list, and have updated my site with H1 tags and different descriptions/titles on most every page.
In the last 8 or 9 months, I've jumped from #8 allllll the way up to a fairly consistent #7.
There are only 3 other sites that in the running, but one site seems to take up several of the top spots.
What else can I do to move? I'm getting very frustrated.
Suggestions would be appreciated.