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Alpha to Omega - Authority Road to Success!

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by Lexas, Jul 8, 2014.

  1. Lexas

    Lexas Regular Member

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    Hey fellows!

    First of all I won't BS like some "dogs" out here. I'll get right to business. This is my second journey thread. I abandoned first one, although I still reached my goal of 100$/month. This time I'll have no choice except to succeed. I have a plan and I will follow it. This method requires huge investments, so don't fall for it without enough knowledges.
    Basically my plan is this: authority website + email marketing + youtube marketing. I will use my 2 year old website which already gets a little traffic.
    I've created this thread to track my progress and share my knowledges with others.

    So far invested:
    • Optimizepress
    $72,00
    • GSA
    $89,00
    • VPS
    $29,00
    • WordPress Theme
    $45,00
    • SerpCloud
    $15,30
    • ebook
    $40,00
    • proxy (20)
    $17,00
    • Lindexed
    $16,00
    • Kontent Machine
    $37,00
    • Captcha Breaker
    $134,00
    • Bulk proxies
    $7,00
    Total:
    $501,30
    Also there are few per month payments, so the price will expand each month by itself. Also I'll use scrapebox.

    As you probably already understood, english is not my native language, so I have to outsource my content (later I'll write myself with proofreading).
    So here are my expenses for writing part.
    • 20 email swipes
    $150,00
    • Articles (15)
    $125,00
    • Reviews (5)
    $65,00
    Total: $340

    Total invested: $841,3

    Website already has around 15 articles, mostly review type. Firstly I'll use clickbank monetization.

    Sales? Yup, I already heard about them.
    Here are my stats for last and this year.
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    Here is my last weeks recap
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    This sale was made from youtube marketing campaign.
    I'll start counting profit from 1st of July.

    Total profit: $52.

    Best of luck!
    Lexas.
     
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  2. TheUnborn

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    This is a solid and great journey.Will follow you and all the best
     
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  4. Lexas

    Lexas Regular Member

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    Lets start right away.
    I already created campaigns on GSA for main keywords. Mostly I use tiered backlinking system.
    I've been related to SEO for more than 2 years.
    Here are results so far (these are mostly reviews). Lots of green, huh? :D
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    Today's plan:
    • Complete squeeze page for solo ads.
    • 2 articles must be indexed.
    • twists and tweaks implementation.

    Here is an insights of webmasters: webmasters.png
    Clicks still are low, but it will increase as SERP increases.
     
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  5. Lexas

    Lexas Regular Member

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    Today's Update.

    Completed squezee page. Still got work with tracking system.

    What is used in squeeze page?
    • Optimizepress
    • Unique eBook as freebie
    • Unique video with actor on welcome page.
    I'll be using Aweber as my email marketing system.

    Had some troubles indexing webpage. Pages are already indexed, but it is not shown on google webmasters.
    Had couple investments today.

    • 35k captcha's $59
    • social signals for webpage and concerete article $42

    No profit today. It gonna take a while till wee see some remarkable earnings.
    Also I've received couple articles from article writer, which are waiting to get posted :)

    Invested total: $942,3

    Still waiting for couple tweaks implementation. Will tell what are they later on! Stay tuned!
     
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    Best of luck OP. Subscribed.
     
  7. heyholetsgo

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    will follow your journey ,.. :D
     
  8. Lexas

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    Thanks guys! I appreciate it :)

    Today I've been working forward with email campaign. New theme as incompatible with WP theme, so I had to transfer everything to new subdomain. Everything is setup and ready to run. Last step is to find legit and reliable solo dealers. Guys I need your advice, where would you look for solo ads? I assume warriorforum is not the best choice. ATM I'm searching for sellers at safe-swaps system.

    Currently I'm doing "fake it till you make it" system. Already ordered social signals which will be drip feed in 10 days frame.
    Second tweak is blog comments. Have you heard about spam comments? I bet you did. But they're not spam. Why not? Because we will EDIT them. :) comments.png
    Imagine how much extra content will be on the blog after I'll edit every comment :D The Big G gonna love it :)
    Also I changed a little bit my backlinking system. Made it 10 +-5 backlinks every day for 1st Tier :) 20 was a little too high I suppose.
    Rankings has increased, also lots of N/A appeared, but it has to be serpcloud error, because it is still shown on various rank tracking systems.
     
  9. Lexas

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    UPDATE

    It have been a long day for me. Everything is moving forward and my target is getting closer and closer :)

    What I did today.

    - Lots of website tweaking. Colors changing and making website user-friendly.
    - Posted an article and indexed all pages which wasn't indexed.
    - Started implementing another trick - Yahoo Answers. Bought couple lvl2 accounts and started with them right away. Made 20 answers today (not spammy, but informative and good looking) - Expenses 11$.
    - Setup couple new backlinking campaigns on GSA SER.

    Now I have everyday extra job for me. I'll write 10-20 related and informative answers on yahoo answers to gain some traffic. After month there will be 300-600 answers, after half of year there will be 1800 - 3600 answers. This is a traffic goldmine actually :)

    Here's how my backlinking campaigns looks so far :) bkl.png
    All campaigns that have 0-150 links are 1st tier, other are 2nd. Last 2 are just a test backlinking for youtube videos (as its costs nothing for me).
    Basically as I understand these days SEO - consistency is the key.
    I've been building backlinks ar various times and rankings increases only when google sees consistency in backlinks. If you stop it and run after couple months again - you can be hit hard by the Big G.

    Tomorrow I hope to start working with email campaigns. Buying solo ads and other mess.. :) Hope you're doing good!

    Invested total: $953,3


    Keep tuned and I'll keep you updated! :)
     
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    A lot of details. Good luck on your journey!
     
  11. Boriss

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    Good journey, I hope you'll get to your goal soon. Love the details you present in your thread.
     
  12. Lexas

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    Thanks for you support fellows :)

    Sorry for missing yesterdays update. It was like an off day for me. Had to fix friend computer and lots of driving on that day... However, my journey did not stop and I'm moving forward! :)

    Here's what we've got today.

    Submitted another 20 yahoo answers. Found out that 7 of my last 20 were reported and deleted. (so 33 total for now).
    Added a new article which looks great, like in real authority site, very detailed with lots of graphic elements.
    Last published article got indexed on the same day and already ranking in #50 spot without a single backlink :)
    However, lots of projects got down the serps, I don't know the reason, but I hope their SERP's will be increasing soon, because the backlinks will get consistency.

    How my website analytics doing right now? You can take a look. Though 50% of traffic comes from direct websites and those visitors are worthless... analytics.jpg
    As for clickbank, the stats are poor, but I don't need lots of hop to get a sale. The hops will increase once I start doing email campaigns. clickbank.jpg

    Webmasters shows really promising signs. Although I still don't get enough clicks, but the impress number shows that I have chosen good keywords. Look how it increased once I published couple new articles webmasters.jpg

    I still got some time today to deal with solo ad seller, so I hope it will work out and I'll have to show something new for you tomorrow!

    Stay tuned and I'll keep you updated!

    EDIT: Good news, just made a deal with solo ad seller, waiting for opt-ins :) Will tell more details later on.
    So far take a look at subscribers as of now: subs.png
    There are 4 my own created subscriptions (testing purposes) and 2 real subs (organic).
     
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  13. AmCody

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    Subscribed. Can't wait to see your progress. Best of luck!
     
  14. prlinkssale

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    Good Luck With Your Journey Wishing You For Success..
     
  15. Lexas

    Lexas Regular Member

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    Thanks for support guys! I really appreciate it :)

    What has been done today

    - added 22 more yahoo answers :) Also none of my previous answers were deleted, so we have 55 answers so far :)
    - created a new campaign on GSA for an article.
    - Started getting subs from solo ads. Total: 7 (+5).

    Email marketing campaign.

    I've found these solo ads on facebook group. He offers 500 clicks n guaranteed 150 subs for $50 ($60 including fees). Well I'm still concerned about the price tag (why it's so low?). Hopefully everything will be fine. Currently most visitors comes from USA. Also he had testimonials with actual sales, so that was the reason I tried it. He told that delivery for all clicks will take up to 7 days.
    So here we are. Aweber stats (3 of subs are my own): subs.png
    Clickbank hops are increasing, waiting for sales :)) Most of clicks comes from OTO page. Also some clicks from ebook. clickbank.jpg

    Website

    Rankings increases slowly (what else you can expect from SEO). Nothing too much to show. Also serpcloud has a bug and some keywords shows up N/A while they're in their places.
    Yesterday's article hasn't been indexed. Also webmasters shows that they haven't indexed 2 articles.

    New laptop is coming next week, I'll have loads of work to do with it :) Because this computer is pretty laggy and I can't do much stuff with it.
    Also I wonder if these images are okay for you guys? Because I might upload them to image host, so they will be bigger and you won't need to click on them to see them.


    That's all for today.

    Happy football watching, let the best team win the world champions title :)

    Bye!
     
  16. Colin Started Workin

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    Best of Luck friend
     
  17. Lexas

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    Hey guys! How are you doing? Its time to update my journey to authority :)
    Free cheese is only in a mousetrap

    Today I found out that I have been scammed with my 1st solo ad purchase :D How lucky is that? :D Lesson learned, though I still hope to get back my $60... I've got 10 subs (5 each day), but they all are fake and generated by himself. (I started wondering then I found that in aweber country is showing as "unknown".

    Tip for every solo buyer: http://soloadtestimonials.com/solo-ad-black-list/ - Always check if the seller isn't in solo ad black list.
    I've been lured with cheap price and I fall for it... 500 clicks for $50? Am I crazy or what? Also those fake testimonials induced me to try it...

    However, my journey is going forward and I WON'T STOP!

    What I've done today
    - I've done a keyword research and found 5 more keywords, will be ordering articles soon :)
    - Added an article, like in real authority site, very detailed and with lots unique images to help reader.
    - Setup GSA campaign for one youtube video. One video which I blasted with lots of backlinks ranks great.

    I did nothing too much today. Still waiting for my loptop to come over, so I can work with my further plans on driving traffic.


    Hope you guys are doing great, see ya soon ;)
     
  18. Lexas

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    MY STORY CONTINUES

    Sometimes I feel like talking to myself, however, this won't stop me posting :D Journey continues and I have some great news! :)

    EMAIL CAMPAIGN

    - I've refunded money from that scammer seller! Aware of: Craig Baldwin / Kurt Wallis and facebook group "20DollarSoloAds", which is run by the same scammer.
    You might ask how I identified that he was scamming me with fake traffic. Here are some proof for your justice :)
    1. Check these bit.ly stats. ALL clicks comes from USA, isn't that soooo cool? :D No, its not.
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    Why not? Lets see from where they come for REAL (aweber stats)
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    All of clicks comes from Unknown country. These are the simple steps to identify a solo ads scammer.
    What I did with all those junk subsscribers? See it yourself
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    Email marketing has not stopped and this experience has me motivated to work even harder and overcome any barriers faced in my authority road :)
    I'll buy lots of solo ads soon :) So stay tuned for results.

    YAHOO ANSWERS
    Did nothing too much these days... Probably because I ran out of answers (which are quality ones and would generate clicks). I need to post more articles, so I can answers questions to more niches :)
    What's great about yahoo answers is that I've got my 1st "Askers best answer" title :D Total my answers: 58
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    YOUTUBE CAMPAIGN
    I'm back to YouTube! Just made a little research and found 4 keywords that I can BEAT on SERP. All 4 videos gets 25,800 searches per month. It gonna be tough, but I'm ready for this challenge!
    Already ordered 4 reviews from one fiverr guy, which is incredibly great actor. I already had couple orders with him, one still gets couple sales every month :)

    Expenses: $40

    WEBISTE

    Nothing too much done today. Got one article indexed (still 1 left to index). Also started another backlinking campaign for the article. Google rankings are dancing all over the place, I'll have to wait till they settle down.

    Total expenses: $993,3 (still not 1k huh ;D)
    I've added bigger pictures for your comfort.

    See ya soon guys, stay tuned! :)
     
  19. thefixer

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    nice journey OP..lets us know when you reach your goal..!! :)
     
  20. subster

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    You write in a funny way, I like it.
    However I ask myself how the hell you want to get back the expenses with clickbank stuff? Checked your chances?

    Anyways, I really wish you good luck and keep the good writing!
     
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