I'm in a hobby niche & there's not really a lot of different competition, I do have a few comp. but only two of them really understand SEO or they are outsourcing to someone that understands SEO fairly good.
I did a lot of SEO tweaking over the last week. Today I checked a list of 7 keywords that I'm trying to rank for, all 100% relevant to my main keyword.
For 1 of the keywords I'm ranking 5 thumbnail images (Google text search) & a triple SERP listing of regular SERP links/descriptions. The 5 Google thumbnail images have their pages setup to break the Google Image frame, so the SERP traffic gets sent directly to the webpage that includes the image.
So in all for this single keyword I have 8 individual links on the first SERP page (LMAO ) & that's just 1 keyword, the other 6 keywords are also ranking decent.
The keyword I'm ranking with 8 links is a major keyword for one of my comp., it's in their Index page title & a few category page titles. The comp. is still ranking #1 (for now) for this specific keyword but I'm betting he's sweating bullets about now, lol.
Anyways, having fun.