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100th Post - HYDRO's MicroNiche Blog Journal: Tracking guide to my journey.

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Hydro, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. Hydro

    Hydro BANNED BANNED

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    Hey everyone, I've been doing web and graphic design for a while now but have not took the time to invest in my own ventures for some longtime reoccurring income. So for my 100th post I've decided to start a new campaign building microniche blogs on EMD domains with low to mid competition.

    By posting and tracking my progress in this thread all I am looking for is to pass on a tip or two to the next person trying something similar and possibly get some helpful feedback from subscribing members. I am not an SEO expert or an adsense veteran, this is new and experimental for me. I am using any resources I have at my fingertips to influence the success of the project. So here it is..


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    THE BREAKDOWN:
    -= Preperation
    1. Keyword research (G KwTool, Traffic Travis, SERPAttacks)
    2. Picked 6 keywords with 2K-10K GMS and low/mid competition
    3. Found 6 EMD domains available
    4. Outsourced 5 articles per blog (30 articles, 350+ words each)

    Here is a screenshot of the G KT with my kw stats:
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    -= Setup Phase
    1. Pointed all the domains to correct name servers.
    2. Used cPanel Softilicious/Fanastico to install WP on all 6 domains.
    3. Adjusted each blog's WP Settings, delete default post and comment.
    4. Uploaded blog themes and plugins, activate and adjusted them correctly.
    5. Placed content articles and G ads on the blogs.

    -= WP Themes & Plugins
    Themes: CTR Theme & Socrates (3/3)
    Plugins: All-in-one-SEO, XML Sitemaps, WPRobot (for autoposting)
    Ads: Right now I'm using 3 G ads on each blog, 1xleaderboard 1xlargerecetangle (txt only), 1xwideskyscraper.
    Settings: Changed WP Permalink structure to "Day and name" and setup SEO plugin to target my keywords.

    I have just started the project this morning and at the moment have WP installed on all the domains, 2 of them with content posted and live. I will be getting the rest of them up by this evening and start the second phase in the morning. Any questions, comments or thanks are welcome. More to come soon..

     
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  2. Hydro

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    Update: All 6 domains are up and running with one article posted each. I will let them settle for the night and post another article to each blog in about 12 hours. Check back in the thread around that time for an update - so far sites just beginning to show in the index.
     
  3. rusilja

    rusilja Junior Member

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    How do you promote them? I mean how do you want to get them ranked in google? (backlinks, profiles, web2.0 ,... ?)
     
  4. Hydro

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    Last night I placed 3 PR6-PR9 links for each site, they are a combination of blog comments and web 2.0 profiles. I am not very understanding about SEO and how it works so I have decided to outsource link building for these sites in addition with my manual method.

    Posted an additional article to each blog today, all are indexed in the SEs but not ranking.
     
  5. Hydro

    Hydro BANNED BANNED

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    Update: Purchased a 15k backlink package from the BST section to be split up among the domains, continuing to add one article to each blog per day. Will update when backlinks begin to index. Still no position in SERPs.
     
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    kingfuzz Junior Member

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    6 different niches or or are your domains focused around one certain niche
     
  7. Hydro

    Hydro BANNED BANNED

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    They are all different niches although they are split into 2 main broader niches. 4 of the sites are related to one broad kw, the other 5 to another broad kw.
     
  8. tacitinc

    tacitinc Junior Member

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    keeping my eye on this, hope it works out for you man. i want to see how the outsourced backlinks and seo works out myself ;) good luck
     
  9. iclosem

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    sounds good, subscribed...
     
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    Any updates here Hydro ?

    Hate it when case study's dont get update ! haha :)
     
  11. eternalfrost

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    Id love to know more about how you are targeting those keywords exactly.

    personally, ive gotten the hang of FINDING good keywords, but actually making posts that will end up getting associated with those keywords in the search engines has been a disaster for me so far...