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[Already ongoing] SEO Journey to Passive Income (2k/month)

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  1. Visual Eagle

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    Thank you man for following, reading and saying kind words on this whole journey (up to now) :) really appreciate it.

    Will have to keep on working hard but I will make it happen for sure!
     
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    Very good journey. Good luck mate.
     
  3. Visual Eagle

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    :) thanks! Glad you liked the read.

    UPDATE TIME

    First of all... Forgive me for not updating this more often. I am about to finish my website redesign (for visualeagle) so didn't have time to focus more on the project for the past 7-9 days (I did something though).

    As always.
    I will start the thread by showing what my previous month earnings were and how my keyword rising graph looks like.

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    I started getting more and more calls (not converting ones) but its a start (to optimize the pages). It could also be because of the changed SERP description and title that I am getting more such calls. I will play around a bit to see what works and what not.

    I will be posting 1.5k long article today which was written for a partnership I am getting into. I managed to seal the deal of 50/50 at first (until I rank the keyword) then 15% per sale ($300 product value). All I need to do is design some images for the post and its done.

    This is where the part gets a bit interesting.

    Since I am about to rank (just need links to take effect) most keywords on the first page (the ones I intended too), I decided to go after some more competitive keywords which obviously has a lot more searches then the ones I am ranking now.
    Both are super related to the niche and landing page content is already being written on.

    Why landing page instead of a blog post? It's because I would like to split test a few content variations to see what works best (and converts). its all about the data right?

    I am sure you are curious about what those KW stats look like right? Well here they are:

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    I so want to go after these two keywords! I can't wait to get the landing page content and design that (interlink and stuff) and just hope for the best. I am positive I can rank for these two (I just really am).

    I also got GMB page listing in US (thanks to a friend of mine that I work with). This should make the biz look "more legit" and well I won't complain getting additional visitors from google maps in that area (have to check how SEO goes for that thing).

    An update has been done on the front page. Now I have a footer with about us section and links pointing to useful information (blog section). I think it should boost some ranks since the "seo juice" will hopefully pass from homepage to other posts.

    I think this should be all for now. Expect new update in the next 7-10 days (it will probably be a BIG ONE).

    Thanks for reading yall. Appreciate it.
     
  4. Visual Eagle

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    I forgot to post how my graph of visitors looks like now (steadily increasing).

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    I keep seeing 69 everywhere ...
     
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    best of luck mate!!!...
    Be patient!
     
  6. Visual Eagle

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    "Be patient!" its something I lack but oh well haha thanks.
     
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    Wow ! Amazing, I will try pay per call soon, but what I know is 99% of my offers from my network have atleast 50 difficulty in kw finder lol!

    Any recommanded PBN or Guest post seller from BHW? Thanks.
     
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    Yeah its like that :) my niches main keywords also have KWFinder difficulty of 40+. Though its true that at the start it was around 32, now that I rank #1 it went to 44 hah.

    I was at ringpixel and saw towing service and moving. I am sure keywords can be found there with a bit of easier competition.

    No recommendations for guest post. As for PBN I am picky as hell with that so I rather not give any ^^ try building it yourself? It is what I did and will continue to do so if I find any solid domains related in the niche.
     
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    Oh so mainly you use only long tail keyword? Like "niche" near to me, or "niche" in london? You use low traffic keyword ?

    Also doesnt your network have GEO's restrictions for the offer? What if it's US and someone from UK call?

    Really interesting Journey!
     
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    Actually no ... :) There is only one near me keyword in there. I focus on content related to the niche (as its easier to rank) and most focus on getting the solution (calling the service) while also helping people do it without calling the service. Then they can decide if they need it or not. My main point is to build an authority site with all the information on it related to the niche. I do have some authority now so I will slowly focus on getting the 50+ difficulty kws to rank (if it will be possible for me).

    I would say the min search volume for a keyword (beside longtails getting ranked later) would be around 400 visitors per month (usually its around 2k for most).

    Since I decided to only offer this in US, I set search engine to display only on US search engine (though it does appear on others as well but not that likely).

    "What if it's US and someone from UK call?"

    Obviously, nobody will call US number from UK and request service only offered in US :p if it does happen then ... I actually do not know probably just wouldnt be credited since the offer clearly stated for callers in US.
     
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    I'm back!

    What's the Average DA/PA/TF/CF of your own PBN? And how much backlinks your sites have from them ?
    Did u use wordpress for your website?
    Thanks.
     
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    What's the Average DA/PA/TF/CF of your own PBN?

    Not a metrics fan like I told you before but if you must ask then its TF/CF 25/25+

    For PBN? No. Static HTML.
     
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    Quick update :)

    So the article I just posted two days ago that is related to the partnership that I have ... is ranking already for most terms I wanted on 1st - 2nd page so getting those on #1 shouldn't be problematic? Lets see ^^ (200-400 monthly searches).
     
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    Update time after sometime again :D just want to provide bigger updates.

    I did a bit less then usual as I finally launched my redesigned website (for design) ^^ now I should be having a bit more time to work on the project. Do note I still did alot but I still felt I could have worked more on it. Okay so lets go ... :)

    As usual (well the last 20 days of conversions).

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    Could have been better but its okay.

    I just noticed I had some SEO problem on my theme which I just fixed today (had multiple H1 tags for some reason).

    I updated 14 pages which had longer than 160 description length (from the previous update). Good thing I did an audit on my site.

    New landing page for the two keywords I posted in the previous update was made (yeah it's a landing page not article). I also kind of want to test the different writing style to see which one converts better.

    So far I am not ranking for the new terms but I did get $200 worth of SEO services (diversity and PBN links) and will see where that will get me in a months time or so. Also thinking to make some custom web 2.0s by myself or find a few more PBN domains on which I will build a landing page to collect calls and just "stealthy" add the link to the main page.

    Talking about rankings ... Let me just show you where I stand right now with all the keywords:

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    A bit more later ... my friend is inpatient :p
     
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    Okay so I have decided to wait a bit longer to give you guys an update :)

    As always... I will start by providing my rank updates for all the keywords that I have:

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    (3 more are there but still not on top 100) - hopefully soon ;)

    I am slowly starting to dominate the serps. I am sure that by the end of this year I will have those #1 on all of these keywords.

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    I've come a long way since the 9th of Nov when I started this website. If I keep at it at this kind of phase I am sure to hit the goal by the end of this year but i am sure I can do even better ;) especially now that I got some income flowing that I can reinvest into this website.

    Now before I go into detail on what I've done ... here are my previous month earnings:

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    As for this month (up to until today)

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    I am getting more calls but conversion rate is a bit lower. I guess I still have to do more on optimization or maybe change network to some other that allow custom IVR when people make the call.
    Would surely help saying my Brand name when people call the number. Sadly goojibear just won't help me with that no matter what I said that could help me improve CR... Maybe once I start delivering 1k calls per month? But man ... xD I want to test this now.

    Can anyone recommend me any good other pay per call network besides RingPixel as I am a member there but they don't have the offer (which is wierd) :p

    Okay so to what has been done on the site.

    Few days ago I just got the payment of $50 for the guest post on my website including article which I just did Onpage SEO on (still need to improve ALT texts on images tho) and the graphics for the post. Besides that, I got another offer for one more guest post to be posted on my website (said $50 again) and they said that they will come back with the topics to write about on 16th (they are away till then). More of this please ^^ so I can invest into other articles and get some good content as well (got some "strict" requirements for a guest post).

    I've also started working on an infographic about the niche (paid $80 for the content) but its good and should get shared if I make a proper infographic. Not sure if I will have time to submit it on web (well would rather focus on other things) so if anyone knows any good service for infographic submission, let me know.

    Thinking of buying a social locker for wordpress as I got a few posts that has answers that people would gladly share it to get it. Why not try and utilize that. Big G loves social signals :D

    I might invest $200 into adwords and just bid on two main keywords that I need ranked for the new page to see how the conversion rate will go if I rank it :) I always like to do this when I test new keywords before I go "deep into SEO budget" to rank it.

    I bought 25 PBN links those cheap ones for $1/e to the inner page because why not :p and you know what ... three keywords (300-400m/s) started to rank now on 2-4 spot :O not bad not bad... Besides that I also bought Thor Ragnarok (to test it out because why not) but so far haven't seen any results (need to wait longer for sure). One keyword is now showing at 84 while the other main keyword with 150k monthly still isn't seen anywhere in top 100. Patience is what I need and social signals as I totally forgot to get them (just remembered now).

    I just invested 50€ to try out blackhatlinks panel (for my parasite test as well) and will see how that will go. I might also just order the 2.5k social signals pack I once found for really cheap (still there on one of my pages when I made in Dec 2017).

    Stopping here.. I got lots to do as it seems :) I will provide another update in about a weeks time.

    Quick edit: I found him finally. I've been using this guy for social signals before and he always delivered quality work. (not promoting but just saying its really good service).
    https://www.facebook.com/rankjacker/
     
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    Really good improvement on SEO. First of all congratulations.

    Which seo action you took has best effect for you to improve your SERPS?
     
  17. Visual Eagle

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    Will be providing update in a bit :)

    I can't really say. I did a lot of diversification. From forum profile links to web 2.0s and PBNs. Right now I am about to finish one infographic for the site so that will be another source of backlinks. It also depends on the keywords as one service that I bought worked great on one set of keywords while on others, it didn't give much boost at all (at least it did diversify my links) ;)
     
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    Oh, look :) it has been more than 3 weeks since I gave an update.

    I waited till 1st so I can show you a comparison of how much I earned this month and compare it with previous. Here it goes:

    June earnings were as follows:

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    July Earnings:

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    Quite an improvement over there in terms of call quantity (take 4 paid calls out since it was from PPC (free credits) not SEO ($36)). Conversion rate didn't seem to improve at all but it could be because of lots of "fake calls from PPC (probably bad targeting)" that just call for a few seconds then cancel.

    I so want to update IVR when user calls but it seems they don't want to help me just yet (not generating enough calls) to reflect my brand name. I really have a feeling this would increase my CR.

    Wondering about my rankings for the past 30 days?

    I've actually been dancing a lot it seems.

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    This could be because of my "aggressive seo" orders :) Bought about $400 worth of SEO services from people on BHW to test them out (I designed even 2 sales threads of the ones that I bought but actually never tried).

    40 PBN Links from @birdy23
    Lots of social signals diversified through inner pages from rank-jacker (mentioned FB before). 9k Signals
    2 Diversification plans (still have to check on the report) for my two inner posts that need a bit of ranking boost (just bought some PBNs links to them before).

    There was more for sure but I can't remember right now.

    What I've been doing to the website?

    Lots have happened over the past 3 weeks. I woke up in the morning today thinking I didn't actually do much but now that I look back at it ... it was a lot of work :D (4h per day just for this project ... I do work quickly though)

    I have two other websites that I maintain to get me the passive income to invest into this.


    So I've been scraping google for local businesses (related to the niche with custom bot).
    Why? I've actually set up a directory site just to improve the user experience of the website and I have gotten a really good response from businesses on IG about it (recorded a video on how it works and posted it on there).
    I am sure I can get a few businesses to signup for a yearly plan (most probably $150) to get it listed on there.

    What will I do with that money (if I get any)?

    Invest in PPC to try and bring more and more users to actually use the directory. I will probably invest myself as well just to see how it goes. It isn't quite finished yet as I need to setup woocommerce and some other things to make it fully working.
    I expect it will be done by Sunday but who knows ... might be sooner even ;) of course I will be adding a CTA button on the front page for people (from SEO) to know we have it as well.

    Why else did I make an android app then :p

    Wait what...? Android app you say?

    Yeah. It's because of this exact project and well you actually do get a backlink from google play (which helped me gain some ranks).

    Spent some time keyword researching in KWFinder and found some gems to get articles written about and rank them. I only posted 1 article in this time-frame clearly because I was working on the directory part.

    Besides the directory, I am about 60% finished with infographic design. Am actually thinking of submitting it to "infographic sites" myself but I need to find a list somewhere (probably is there on BHW right)?

    Also did some SERP Updates (title, description) on most of my older pages while also adding something here and there (not in all articles).

    Trying to figure out how to obtain features snippets back on some keywords. Lets see if I can do it this month ;)

    I think this should be all for now. I going back to work (woke up at 6AM as I want to get things done). Its hard to manage few authority sites by yourself ^^

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    Bought myself this yesterday (€190) but man PS and other things open so so much faster then on SATA SSDs... Hopefully will get me more work done in lesser time ... you won't believe how many people waste time having slow computers. So invest into it once you get the funds (it surely helped me) if you are "one of them".
     
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    I'm following. This looks very interesting. Good luck to you!
     
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    Thanks for following :) glad you found my journey interesting so far.