I tried competing in the background check niche. built a small sub>sub niche website and managed to see some small profit. I have very few back links, but all ~100 pages are very content rich and SEO friendly.
seeing that small success,
so about a year ago I decided to invest in a bigger site, aiming for harder keyword.
I analyzed the main competitors, Research keywords and grabbed the ones with enough search.
my article are ~500 word and very SEO friendly
I invested hundred of $ in lots of content, development and design, everything by the (SEO) book.
but still I cant get the site to rank for the main keywords and having very low traffic.
its a real shame since this was a major project and involved lots of effort.
I will appreciate it if you can give me any direction of what to check/test before I give up on this