I just recently purchased a new domain (.org)
The Keyword gets around 4,000 searches a month.
Firstly I got 20 unique 400 word articles created! Once these where done, i set up my site and added 10 articles to it. 1 of the articles was about 700 words long, this is for my home page. For the rest of the articles i squeduled them, 1 to be published every/2-3 days.
I then got some relevant backlinks (x2) from related sites with page rank. Two days later Im indexed on Google On Page 5 for my main Keyword.
I then continued to get backlinks at at very steady space, backling to other pages also. I varied my anchor text, got a few more articles published, slowly started creeping up the rankings and BOOM......today i'm number one baby!!
I'm thinking about creating my own WSO about how i did this and the services i use!
I just want you guy's to know that you can rank new sites with medium competition!!
Happy marketing warriors