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A Noodle's Journey to BANK

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by hydraz, Aug 11, 2012.

  1. hydraz

    hydraz Junior Member

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    So I'm pretty new to IM, and thought I might make a journey thread to keep myself motivated. I don't have much time to put into my niche site that I'm building since I am a athlete, so I am outsourcing most of the work. I've tried a lot of methods to no avail, but I believe this one will work (I also believed the 30 wso's I tried would work but here I am). Hopefully some veterans on here can critique my site and give me guidance on my road to "bank". I'll update this when I start the creation of my site.
     
  2. tubeincreaser

    tubeincreaser Regular Member

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    Am I the only one who laughed at "Noodle", anyways good luck man!
     
  3. Italian Hawk

    Italian Hawk Power Member

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    You're going to pay to outsource from the start? That's the good thing about internet marketing. Over time, if you spend your freetime working on this it'll start making the money. Shelling out money for ranks isn't going to guarantee you any results and could be fairly costly. If you do it yourself the first time you'll be able to replicate it really easily. Just my advice.
     
  4. hydraz

    hydraz Junior Member

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    Alright guys, here is my site videogamereleases net (posting restriction or something)
    Its not exactly a MNS site as I'm using my Big 3 to bring in income (Amazon+Clickbank+Adsense). When my backlinks are up, I'll give a update of how much traffic I'm bringing in. Could use some guidance though lol.
     
  5. hydraz

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    Brought some fiver gig like a week ago for backlinks, still no backlinks so ouch. Today I contacted about 5 or so blogs asking if they allowed guest blogging so I can start building my backlinks. I only get about 2 visitors a day if I do post my links on forums or stuff :(
     
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    good luck, what sports do you do?
     
  7. hydraz

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    I play basketball and football. I couldn't play this year because of Intensive Care. Anyway, I've manually made 30 post including a link to my website on several forums, indexed and pinged them. I've received a refund from the fiverr gig and used that money to buy another gig for backlinks. Hopefully it works out better. Right now my website is full of content, but is only bringing in 3-5 unique visitors a day without me advertising it anywhere which is crap. I plan on making 30 post a day about a specific keyword in a forum, which will add some firepower to my site.
     
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  8. pasv_style

    pasv_style Newbie

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    Starting out with a niche site can be extremely slow and annoying. If you plan on taking this project seriously (most people do not), then you should know there is really only one path to success. It's slightly different for every site, but the basic idea is the same. You have to keep implementing as many effective strategies as you can. You said your site only has 3-5 visitors per day. Did you create a Facebook and Youtube for your site? No? Then do it. Did you find a creative way to drive traffic from Craigslist? No? Why not? Did you place an e-mail opt-in form on your sidebar, offering a free useful PDF if the person types in their e-mail? No? Well your competitors did all that, so you'd better get started.

    90% of people on this forum, especially newbies, are worried about ranking on Google. That's fine, but it may take you a little while to rank #1 on Google for a keyword such as "video games" and you might want some traffic in the meantime :cool: I have a friend who is ranked 250k on Alexa, he's getting thousands of hits per day, no search whatsoever, just forums, news sites and viral social traffic.

    Here's a list of ways to generate traffic to your site WITHOUT relying on SEO or search engines whatsoever.

    Social Networks
    Facebook Fan Pages
    Google+
    Twitter
    YouTube channel/videos/comments
    Digg/reddit/news sites


    Other sites
    Craigslist
    Other sites with bulletin boards
    eBay
    RSS feeds
    Forum posts
    Blog Comments

    Links
    Links from your other sites (if you have any)
    Link exchange (trade links with a friend)
    Organic Linking (people will automatically link to your site if the content is good, without you even asking)


    Paid Advertising
    PPC/PPV/CPM (Google Adwords, POF, Facebook)

    Offline Marketing
    Business cards
    Flyers

    Returning Traffic
    Your own forums
    E-mail opt-in form + autoresponder
    Social network sharing plugins
     
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  9. hydraz

    hydraz Junior Member

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    Alright, will make a fb page and youtube account today for it and put up some videos and such. My backlinks are never showing up on any checkers am I doing something wrong?
     
  10. hydraz

    hydraz Junior Member

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    Currently have 8 alexa backlinks, but no google backlinks? Getting 20 unique visitors a day without advertising on forums and what not.
     
  11. hydraz

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    Not much love out there lol. Anyway, indexed 500+ backlinks today. Most notably a few PR 5 links from a video gaming forum called Operation Sports. I'm also one of the first to start uploading NBA 2K13 tips. Theoretically, I should have the whole NBA 2K Youtube thing locked down this year since I published mine first, and should have the most views. Things are looking up. I've earned a total of $ 9.47 this month. Hopefully in October my backlinks will provide my website the juice to rank on searches such as "video game releases" and the specific games I cover.
     
  12. hydraz

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    Heh. I feel kinda good now. I'm making around $5 from my content locker a day, and $4 from adsense. I can scale up both so I think I've found my method! :)
     
  13. hydraz

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    Scaled up my adsense method, I've already earned $8 today and it is not even over. I actually found a old youtube account with tons of subscribers, so gonna start putting my videos on their for my content locker link since my videos on my new youtube aren't ranking. I will scale up the adsense method once again tonight.
     
  14. shoostoppin

    shoostoppin Newbie

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    Hope you success my amigo!!