I am not a SEO expert but i have been reading a lot seo articles on SEOMOZ and some other sites but still i can't get any success for my keywords. I have targeted keywords but only 2 of them is appearing on between8-10 page and they are long tail keywords and for short ones i am not even on first 100 page. Also keywords are not ranking for category pages only for home page Steps i followed so far for seo;
1- google sitemap
2- hubpages blogging (5 articles so far) and got 3 backlinks
3- on site blog ( 4 articles so far and 15 more is on the way)
4- Directory listing
5- Dofollow and nofollow backlinks i have;
6- Categories has unique descriptions on page but main category page don't have yet but working on it and they will have around 600 word description
7- Every page, catogories has unique meta title and meta description and keywords.
Google crawling my site every a few days but still no success with my targeted keywords. Any idea what else can i do or what am i missing?