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$0 to SEO God. My journal.

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Herbert, May 17, 2011.

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  1. Herbert

    Herbert Newbie

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    I'm using this thread to track exactly what I do with a new project in the hope of making some bank and getting others to learn from my mistakes.

    BACKGROUND:
    I know a bit about SEO but have never actually put much work into it. As far as I'm concerned that makes me a n00b. If you haven't tried it, you're not authorized to talk about it!

    Make a bit of money with Clickbank (affiliate and vendor) but nothing serious.

    Tried PPC (with a journal on BHW) but failed - not enough money and promoted my own stuff which was too restrictive for a beginner.

    GOALS:
    1. Get a site ranked page 1 and getting decent traffic
    2. Get a site making consistent money. $100/day average is a great milestone.

    HOW I WILL SUCCEED:
    To start with I'm monetizing with clickbank, because that's what I know well. I don't really care about this right now, the aim is to get good and pulling TRAFFIC. Once you have that you can make money with anything.

    To start with I'll be using:
    - Scrapebox
    - Article Marketing Robot

    Never used either Before. The first site I'll be working on is a 2 year old exact match domain that I bought for cheap at godaddy auctions. I did no keyword research initially but since I have it, it looks alright.

    Search volumes:
    18000 broad global
    12000 broad US
    880 exact
    480 exact US

    Top 2 positions are tough, but front page is doable and I have the only exact mach domain out of the front page. I have no idea if this is a good keyword. I know keyword research is the most important part, and it's also what I suck at the most. Fuck it, press on! One way to find out.

    FIRST STEPS:
    - Ordered about 10 articles from warrior forum (various prices and vendors, ill keep mixing it up until I find a good provider)
    - Build an auto approve scrapebox list. I could buy one but where's the fun in that? This'll be a good way to get my hands dirty with scrapebox and learn the ropes.
    - Setup a site on blogger (I've never used blogger before, but it might get extra love from google?? Dont know, this part is a test too, I can always switch it to something else later)

    Right, back to work!
     
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  2. Kickflip

    Kickflip BANNED BANNED

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    Honestly this sounds like 1-2 days work with Exact match domain. You can only expect maybe 10-20 Visitors per day maximum off that 1 keyword.
     
  3. KenB1

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    We should have a Dear Diary section.
     
  4. fuskaren

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    Good luck! I'll follow your thread and hopefully learn something me too.
     
  5. Herbert

    Herbert Newbie

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    Haha ok that would be sweet. At least I'll get a feel for it then I'll tackle something with more traffic.

    Yeah I did check for that. I know a 'journal' is pretty lame, but I've got some killer info/ideas out of similar threads so it seems like a good way to contribute to the forum.
     
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    bibirisca Junior Member

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    With this kind of competition you can rank without scrapebox or amr.
    Aim higher mate.
     
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  7. Kickflip

    Kickflip BANNED BANNED

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    Good plan. Just stick with scrapebox for now and don't invest more money in this site.
     
  8. MandLoys

    MandLoys Regular Member Premium Member

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    Research more keywords in that niche and add them as subpages to your site. Then you can exploit more than the results/visitors of this pretty easy sounding keyword.
     
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  9. Herbert

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    I've added 3 content articles to the site and a CB review. It turns out I've already got 10 decent links from whoever had the domain before me.

    This niche is also much bigger than I thought, so multiple pages optimized for different keywords could bring a lot of traffic.

    The site is 44 in google for the keywords, probably from a combination of using blogger and the existing links.

    Having issues with scrapebox on my connection so I'm doing an article blast tonight with AMR. I'm keen to see how many articles stick and how many backlinks come of it.