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    The Story: I am watching a competitors's website for several months. My niche is 200 000+ exact US searches. I am holdind 3rd position for a few months and it is quite profitable around $3000 a month (Adsense)

    Four months ago a new EMD entered top 10 and slowly start to climb and entered top 5. #1 Was very old .net EMD. Almost impossible to outrank. Last 3 weeks this new EMD is ranking #1 and the old .net domains dropped to #2. The competition is strong. We have 5 Brands in top 10!

    I decided to copy his technique in another niche which is:

    1. A .co TLD
    2. Fresh quality content
    3. A few strong backlinks
    4. Just one banner each page

    My new niche:

    250 000 exact searches in US
    Strong competition

    I registered my domain on: April 21, 2013. Just 4 1000 words long articles for now.


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    Default Re: EMD - Case Study

    So you landed #14 with or without back links?
    What did you learn from its back link analysis?

    EDIT: just saw the 'few strong backlinks'
    care to expand on how strong they are?

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    Default Re: EMD - Case Study

    My website has jus 5-10 backlinks. Strong - relevant authoritative websites and social accounts

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    Default Re: EMD - Case Study

    Interesting

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    Default Re: EMD - Case Study

    nice nice. I think I'm gonna start with emd also. Subbed.

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    Nice job. keep on updating us since now. Looking forward to see your serp moves

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    Quote Originally Posted by danailo View Post
    My website has jus 5-10 backlinks. Strong - relevant authoritative websites and social accounts
    Define "Strong backlinks"?

    Do you mean guest posts from relevant blogs or may be links form Private blog network?

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    250k+ exact, starting at #14?! Makes me feel like a bloody noob, good job!

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    Default Re: EMD - Case Study

    Interesting, i'm on emd too..

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    Great going! Will be following.


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    Default Re: EMD - Case Study

    You say "I registered my domain on: April 21, 2014". Maybe that was a typo. On topic - Would like to know the TYPE of links you built, that is if you want to divulge.
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    Yes I would also like to know more info on the links - like are they guest posts on private network, or real authority sites or what?

    definitely staying subscribed to this though as it will be interesting case study. I have never tried to rank anything with that amount of searches but it sounds like a good tactic.

    (With the smaller niches I target, there isn't really much profit until you hit #1 or #2).

    Quote Originally Posted by cooltoad View Post
    You say "I registered my domain on: April 21, 2014". Maybe that was a typo. On topic - Would like to know the TYPE of links you built, that is if you want to divulge.

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    Default Re: EMD - Case Study

    Do you mean guest posts from relevant blogs or may be links form Private blog network?
    A few guest posts and comments + social shares.

    250k+ exact, starting at #14?! Makes me feel like a bloody noob, good job!
    It is too early for any conclusion

    You say "I registered my domain on: April 21, 2014". Maybe that was a typo. On topic - Would like to know the TYPE of links you built, that is if you want to divulge.
    Thanks for the note. it seems I wrote its expiration date Will share more info about my linkbuilding later on.

    (With the smaller niches I target, there isn't really much profit until you hit #1 or #2).


    It is the same for most niches. Top 3 results get around 70-90% of the traffic.
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    Default Re: EMD - Case Study

    I use Semrush and check top brands in the niche. There is a long tail method as well.

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    Default Re: EMD - Case Study

    will follow it.

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    Default Re: EMD - Case Study

    I'm interested to as how this is going to play out as well. I'm doing some similar experiments too.

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    Default Re: EMD - Case Study

    Just checked my ranking. Ordered 4 X 1000 word articles.


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    Emd's are most likely to be useful for searchers,it makes sense to give them a boost,I never noticed any drop in their value anyway,I would say they have gained recently.Also take into account alot of these emd's are taken which could be another factor as well,some drop but if it's anything remotely worth anything they are snapped up before they get to the market anyway and no one is the wiser.

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    Default Re: EMD - Case Study

    You said you research your Keywords using SEM Rush.

    Can you elaborate on how?

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    Default Re: EMD - Case Study

    Just sign up for a free account mate. And check your competitors kws.

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    Default Re: EMD - Case Study

    So what kind of traffic does #12 on a 250k search term generate?

    I've been inspired, now looking for some big terms I can emd on a .co

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    I think OP likes to read Source Wave Don't get me wrong, there is nothing bad in that

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    So what kind of traffic does #12 on a 250k search term generate?

    I've been inspired, now looking for some big terms I can emd on a .co
    I dont track it yet. Will do after ranking in top 10. I depends what niche you are in. For example #3 brings ~ 50 000 uniques in the niche with 200 000 searches. In my blog I mentioned about Cornell University study about clicks distribution.

    I think OP likes to read Source Wave Don't get me wrong, there is nothing bad in that
    Never heard of it before. It's a bit too "Guru" for me if you are talking about Alex Cass and Becker
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    Interesting OP Great

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    Never heard of it before. It's a bit too "Guru" for me if you are talking about Alex Cass and Becker
    Yeah, it's Becker, I like his videos and laid back approach. Your journey reminded me of some of his latest methods, that's why I thought you're reading it. By the way, I am not on his Email list, but whenever I need a refreshement I jump to his blog to see if he "discovered" something new and exciting (most of it reminds of some crappy WSO but he makes it look groundbraking)
    His blog is one of the rare blogs I actualy like to read...ViperChill as well and DejanSEO blog is not bad at all.

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    Will follow! nice study!

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    Thanks for great experiment, was helpful to me too...

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    Maybe I heard wrong, but weren't EMD's suppose to be "bad" now?

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    Maybe I heard wrong, but weren't EMD's suppose to be "bad" now?
    Nope, that's just to scare noobs away. Louse,crappy sites are "bad", sites with 1000+ words articles, with authority tone are never bad

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    Yeah, it's Becker, I like his videos and laid back approach. Your journey reminded me of some of his latest methods, that's why I thought you're reading it. By the way, I am not on his Email list, but whenever I need a refreshement I jump to his blog to see if he "discovered" something new and exciting (most of it reminds of some crappy WSO but he makes it look groundbraking)
    His blog is one of the rare blogs I actualy like to read...ViperChill as well and DejanSEO blog is not bad at all.
    I read both Viperchill and DejanSEO. I like Dan Petrovic Style.

    On topic: HQ 1000+words article added today. It costs $20 alone.
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    I have been doing a similar system of late, emd with hyphens, no real mention of the keyword in the content, just similar phrases.

    Added to google webmaster toools, 1 or 2 edu links, boom.

    Up at spot 4 for some easy pickings. Hardly any content on the site.

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    Default EMD - Case Study

    I have ordered a .co emd today and planning to follow your thread and do similar thing (don't worry, won't try to hijack thread).

    Please keep this thread going

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    No problem mate go for it

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    i'm going to follow this thread
    good boy

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    Interesting, im following it.

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    The whole EMD is good/bad thing has been going on for a while. I've got an EMD that's about 6 months old sitting at #2 for a 40K exact search. This was a score I found at auction that someone let expire. We're talking a $1000 domain that I got for $20 because some idiot was squatting on it and must have forgot. The site has 6 pages of quality rewritten content that I found on other high ranking sites and had rewritten. I figured if it was good for them to rank with might as well rewrite it and do the same.

    I think it really just comes down to quality. If people are coming to your site, staying there, and sharing it you really don't have much too worry about. Well that and having some high quality links to boost you up and get it started.

    On the flipside I have an old EMD that was ranking fairly well and I just got a notice from adsense saying my site has been booted. This is an old MFA site that has gone from high rankings to penalized to back to ranking again. Low searches but it would generally make about $70-150 a month when on the first page.

    As long as you have some decent quality content on the site and strong links you can rank it regardless if it's an EMD or not.
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    thanks for posting.

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    Google cached my new domain today. Still #14. 10 manual relevant blog comments. 5500 words of text on the website.


    -Jericho- you are absolutely right. I just think this specific TLD gives additional boost. Good visitors metrics are extremely important.
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    Default Re: EMD - Case Study

    New HQ article added today. Five related blog comments with PR.

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    Learned allot here

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    Any update so far?

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    SerpBuddy - Keyword Rank Checker (1).png

    2 more articles posted. I will set up new social acc-s next week. A few strong profile links created (no ping) I am not a fan of ping spam.

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    No exact keyword used yet. Naked URLs, people's names and a few partial matches of the main keyword. How is your project going mate?

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