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Authority Site Journey in a Spammy Niche

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by africanart, May 17, 2015.

  1. africanart

    africanart Regular Member

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    Intro
    I have recently had a successful CB health niche site up within 3 months although am still tweaking the conversion strategies to truly optimize the site. This is one site has about 350 posts and is able to generate about 300 uniques per day without any back-links at all and i am now comfortable enough to start backlinking. My approach is to have the content do the heavy lifting but as i am comfortable with the articles, i can now start slow link building with a maximum of 5 backlinks per week for the next 6 months or so.
    Btw this was possible thanks to WhitePassion's and BassTrackerBoats journeys where i read and distilled or reverse engineered their methods. (Thanks Guys)
    I would like to take the lessons that i have learned from the site and see if i can transfer them to the so called spammy niches, think of a niche affected by the Google Payday Loans Google Updates. This is a niche that is super competitive and i just want to test if content can rank within a 3 to 6 month period with minimal backlinks.
    Why would i do this?
    I can write about 20-30, 1000 to 2000 articles per day so this is not going to be a problem.
    I might contribute some knowledge to the community on the content is king especially in the spammy niches category
    What i have done
    I have reached out to a BHW domain provider and asked him/her for a list of expired domains with good metrics e.g TF >20 CF> 20 and a good back link profile. Am not concerned with PA and DA as these two metrics can be gamed.
    I have also reached out to a hosting provider here who was offering free hosting for 6 months which will be enough time for me to determine if the project is a dud or not.
    Budget and Expectations
    My budget for the next 3 months should be less than 100$! Impossible right? Well see.
    My initial goal will be create an authority site> more than 300 or 400 articles focusing on the various sub-niches of the niche
    The second goal will be to write content that is loved by the visitors first and google second. Ok, who am i lying to google comes here first.
    I will not focus on monetizing the website and will first of all focus on getting a minimum of 200 uniques per day within the first 3 months.
    What to expect in the next one week
    I will update again when i get responses from the domain and hosting provider and then get started on how i have done my keyword research, how i write the articles and how i will structure the website.
    Wish me luck.
     
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  2. AdvenueAlex

    AdvenueAlex Registered Member

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    Good luck with your journey !
     
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  3. terrycody

    terrycody Supreme Member

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    Good luck with your journey

    I got some questions

    You said your site has 350+ posts and has 300 IPs per day, 0 backlines,

    1: how old the site
    2: content outsourced or written by yourself?
    3: all posts target longtails or general topics?
    4: I have a health niche site use expired domain content, 1.5 month old, 0 backlines, 180 posts, but 0 traffic, dunno whats wrong with it!

    terry
     
  4. africanart

    africanart Regular Member

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    The site was registered on December 24th, i started working on it on february the 28th, i write all the content myself, all my posts target long-tails only (i mostly go for the low hanging fruits) which then are able to push up some very competitive keywords to an extent.
    Most of my articles are over 2000 words which i believe is helping a lot.
    I have over 2500 natural gplus shares which i believe has given me quite a big boost.
    Whenever i update a new post most of its keywords usually land in the top 100 within a week which is quite good.
     
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    terrycody Supreme Member

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    Damn good dude, you must a very good writer, so I cant do like you, sad.
     
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    hekke Senior Member

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    Wow, with that writing speed you'll be able to pull out a big site, ranking well without spending too much. I wish I were in your position. I usually get stuck after a few articles because my brain cannot focus for that long.

    I will for sure follow your journey!

    Best,
    hekke
     
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    Looks interested, your targets are big it may take many months and result is also not guaranteed as its required some extra efforts and budget.

    Best of luck !
     
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    sounds like a plan, good luck OP will be following.
     
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    Interesting journey! I am most impressed by your ability to write 20-30 2000 word articles, that's insane! How many hours does it take you to get that volume?
     
  10. africanart

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    Thats usually a whole days work. Like 8 hours plus in a day when am not in my day job.
     
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    Looks like you're fully prepared for it and know what're doing! I would suggest you to keep reading their journey threads every now and then because they have got some really cool information within then which will help you in growing faster and avoiding the mistakes they did. Good luck!
     
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  12. lord1027

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    Sounds like an amazing journey, good luck to you!
     
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  13. SupremeBoner

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    You said it was a CB health site -- meaning its on various topics of health with the intent to push a cb product.

    1) Was this a review-only site -- aka cb product reviews only -- or informational? Or both?

    2) How on earth can you possibly pump out 20-30 1000 word articles per day? Either you are extremely knowledgeable on the subject and can free-write everything or the information has to be near-garbage.

    One 1,000 word article is hard enough each day given research, formatting, etc.
     
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    20-30 with 1000 to 2000 word articles is a heavy job when aim for quality, value, and usefulness all geared toward users and search engines.

    But, to be honest... this is an interesting case study even if I'm not a fan it, I'll be watching your progress!

    Bookmarked!
     
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    Are you a typewriter? lol
    I seriously doubt that you will be able to write all this content without passing out on keyboard

    Good luck in any case :)
     
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  16. africanart

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    No its not a review site. The articles are general health articles. Think of them in terms of user intent (What are the most common problems that people have when it comes to their health, how are they going to try to solve them and how are they going to search on google for their solutions) That's how i develop the keyword strategy.
    I remember BTB saying that if you can write down at least 50 keyword ideas when you site down then that Niche is not for you. That's what i do and am therefore pretty comfortable with writing on the subject.
    For the Kind of social shares in get am sure my articles are top notch.
     
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    Good luck your journey :)