OK, I have divested myself of a handful of my sites, have a little time and would like to build a new web site of value that will eventually become an authority site using a dropped domain from my friend, Darko, that has some strong backlinks in place, some of the services I own, a mini private blog network that I will build and some off site manual SEO that fits the bill for this particular site once I get it going as that is ALWAYS part of what I do when ranking a site. That is part of my overall approach to common sense SEO; never do the same thing over and over to rank all your sites. I expect to have about 1500 articles on the site and would expect to generate first page rankings for 3,500 ? 4,000 keywords and perhaps 100,000 unique visits a month after I finally get it to a point where I am comfortable. As to income, I never look at that in the initial stages of a site as that is secondary in my mind. Sort of the ?If you build it they will come? philosophy only I replace ?they will come? with ?they will make me money?. In fact, I have no idea how I will even monetize the site as that is something that I do not look at right off because I know that anything can be monetized in one way or other and unless I have a solid site/base, I?m wasting time looking at monetization methods. The Ultimate Authority Site So, first things first is to decide on a niche and generate keywords and although all my sites are in Finance and Business, I think I?ll deviate and do something a little bit different this time around. I need to make a few disclaimers so I am fully transparent in this; Darko is a friend of mine and the domains are not going to cost me a cent. He and I go back a few years and we work on a handful of projects together and neither one of us would take money from the other. If I tried to pay him he would consider it an insult and vise versa. I own a few services that are used by website owners and resellers and much of that is automated. I?m going to use them as I know that they rank sites and rank them for the long term. I?ll probably outsource some of the content although that will be down the road so it won?t be all me. I do edit any content that is done for me by a third party but I expect that about half of what goes up on the site is going to be outsourced. I?ll be keeping track of the rankings, and making them public right here, and using a rank tracking service I own. Although I cannot manipulate the rankings in the service, I thought it right to be upfront with the fact that I own the service that is doing the ranking. I?m not going to post screen shots of revenue; I think that is a little crass for starters and often just propaganda to make one look good. You can?t make me look good as I have a face made for radio so the latter makes no sense to me. If I am making money I?ll tell you, if not I?ll tell you that. Ok, today, September 9th, 2014, is launch day and I?ll come up with a niche and some keywords using my method of generating keywords and will post tomorrow my ?success? with that.