got a 2 week old site to page 1 but still got a question xD
So, I've been testing out some SEO methods involving traffic & backlink ect.. combined together. I've managed to get a website that was less than 2 weeks old to page 1 (still there), my other site that was 1 month old to page 1(still there), and another site of mine i've had for various service to page 1-3 for most things I put it up for(currently page 2 on its current focused keyword). I know the keywords are low competition, however, there are sites that have way higher DA/PA than me (the ones with 20-50+) and I have still outranked them. The sites that were new went from zero to very few users, then after traffic services I spiked to 5k minimum daily. I'm not sure if it was my method of SEO whether onsite or offsite but I still question how I outrank some of these people. I have gone down from rank 3 on my keywords, but still page 1.
I also was able to get a site that was unranked on google that was 2 years old to rank to page 3 within a week with fixing their onsite SEO & getting around 100 HQ Backlinks that included PBN's, EDUs, Govs ect.. high da/pa obv. w/ 2k daily traffic. (most of the traffic i get is organic)
Any Ideas on why this worked? They were HQ Backlinks/PBNs/ect.. & then the traffic was also started at the same time, if not earlier than the backlinks.