Hey guys, this forum is wonderful---I have booked marked some critical how-to pages and I have done everything I can think of to improve my site---from a intermediate-novice standpoint. I started this trek about 2 months ago.
Website-3 years old---had to redo everything from the other webmaster.
I just don't see very good SERP results despite extensive keyword research and other implimenting white hat SEO methods. I have the best researched keywords of my industry and I have been anchoring like crazy.
Although I am still waiting for DMOZ to list us and some other big boys, I have built backlinks through relevant blogging with anchor texts using 4 of the very major keywords, my own blog, press releases, and an ezine article.
I have done interlinking between pages. I have cleaned up and restructured a lot, but I still can't even figure this organic (in a ballpark way) google SEO out. I know the algorithm is a secret, but I have really improved this orginally icky site with SEO suggestions on this and other forum.
This is a very niche manufacturing industry, and my competitors for the most part do not appear to have done much SEO...I don't think I have huge hurdles to climb in getting to the front page.
I have increased sales 1000% from a year ago using well planned PPC, but I am totally lost.