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    [Journey] Scaling an Authority website to 10K a month (and beyond)

    When you get investors and shareholders breathing down your neck, the passion of owning a website is replaced by blind focus on profit. Which is why the web is less interesting nowadays than it was more than a decade ago. I may just be getting old though. In any case, the 2-3K per link is from...
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    [Journey] Scaling an Authority website to 10K a month (and beyond)

    I've been monitory Bob for a long time and it's the links. He got hit in May, got scared and a month later these stupidly expensive backlinks started popping up. Obviously, I can't continue doing what I am doing otherwise the competition will outdo me, so for now I will push more content by...
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    [Journey] Scaling an Authority website to 10K a month (and beyond)

    Ok, so I am back with the Bob the link builder saga. The latest two updates have hit all the websites in the niche, but dear Bobby is the only one that got hit the least. So, his link building strategy worked, he's at the top. Now comes the dilemma. Should I invest 10k+ to build a similar...
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    I am also interested in the list and, if possible, some details about how the links are inserted (301 redirection, link insertion or guest post). Looking forward to your reply.
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    [Journey] Scaling an Authority website to 10K a month (and beyond)

    Dude, you pushed me from being static and allowed me to become better at my work. And for this reason, I actually got close to 10K this month. So, I would like to thank you for everything you offered me and the other BHW members. But, at the same time, I am ashamed to be a part of the same...
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    [Journey] Scaling an Authority website to 10K a month (and beyond)

    Thank you for your thorough update (as usual), as well as for the hint that it's possible to change the video content. Honestly, it never even crossed my mind to try adding targeted videos, since I am lazy and let Adthrive do everything for me. I may try it out as well as see if I get an...
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    [Journey] Scaling an Authority website to 10K a month (and beyond)

    Yes, it's from Seychelles as well, but there seems to be more to it. I seem to be getting bot traffic from other locations, although less obvious as the two aforementioned countries. I have the feeling that Google wants to 'persuade' us to move to GA4 by tainting the traffic. At least in my...
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    [Journey] Scaling an Authority website to 10K a month (and beyond)

    Just a quick question. Did you switch to UA4 (or run it in parallel with UA)? I ask that because there is a surge of traffic from Czechia and didn't want to block an entire country over some bots, so checked UA4. And besides it behind absolutely horrendous, it shows about 6 times less traffic...
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    [Journey] Scaling an Authority website to 10K a month (and beyond)

    I did not know about the Adthrive Platinum either, so thanks for sharing this with us. I am sure you'll reach 250K with a content push, so good luck and looking forward to you telling us what it's like in the big(ger) boys league!
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    [Journey] Scaling an Authority website to 10K a month (and beyond)

    You're doing much better than me. I got like $14 RPM, while it's usually $23-$24. And my traffic is 90% US + English speaking countries. I am starting to wonder whether Mediavine will do better since I get almost half the usual.
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    [Journey] Scaling an Authority website to 10K a month (and beyond)

    Thank you very much for your words of encouragement. I am not going to reach 10K anytime soon due to the nature of my niche, the still slow posting schedule (less than 20 articles a month) and the recession, but I'll get there eventually! I have been trying to get some writers to help me, but I...
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    [Journey] Scaling an Authority website to 10K a month (and beyond)

    Yes, I have seen this behavior with a lot of my articles. At first, there's a sudden increase of traffic almost immediately after posting the article and then it either goes to zero or it gets very low traffic. A few days later (or a week, month), the traffic goes up again and stays there with...
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    [Journey] Scaling an Authority website to 10K a month (and beyond)

    Yes, it does make sense. It's just that the affiliate website that I was using was doing great, so people seemed to keep on spending. Which is why I was a bit conflicted about what's going on with the ads. I guess the companies simply cut the ads expenses quite a bit this year due to fear of...
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    [Journey] Scaling an Authority website to 10K a month (and beyond)

    Hi again. I am curious if you have experienced a serious decline in the ad revenue this month so far. I know that we entered a new quarter, but comparing to the last couple of years, Adthrive would usually recover by this date, at least a bit. It feels like in January..
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    [Journey] Scaling an Authority website to 10K a month (and beyond)

    I am happy to hear that you can move somewhat freely. It's funny to think that when I tell people what I do for a living, they always think that I can go wherever I want with a laptop and continue working. No, my dears, I have so much equipment hoarded over the years that I could single-handedly...
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