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Authority Site SEO Case Study

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by BassTrackerBoats, Sep 9, 2014.

  1. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    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.


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    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.
     
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    Best of luck. I'll join with you within a week. Eagerly waiting for your method of keyword research and seo.
     
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    following ya thread. it's good to follow case study especially from high-reputable member here.
     
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    I don't see how you can expect only 100,000 UV per month by havin' 4.000 keywords on #1 page, do you expect these keywords to only bring in avg 22 visitors each per month?!? Your math its not the best :eek: I guess. Unless you're really going after terms of 200-300 monthly searches on avg.
     
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  5. BassTrackerBoats

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    Yeah, the visitor count relative to the ranking keywords is probably off and I didn't really do a lot of math there. I guess I should explain that my sites get a minimum of 100K UV a month after about 6 months based on how I operate. Many of those KWs will not be at the top of page 1 as I am not going to target all of them, they just happen to pop into my rankings due to the way I build and backlink sites.

    I would expect, long term, that the UVs will be much higher after the site is completely built and it won't even be close after 6 months.

    Thanks for pointing that out so I could clarify that point, I do appreciate that.
     
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    Subbed. Have learned a lot reading your thread in the last couple of days. so much that your posts have motivated and armed me with enough knowledge to start a similar project of my own. Good luck BTB !
     
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    Another journey worth following. Good luck BTB.

    Question: Since you are going to use a dropped domain I was wondering if you considered rebuilding the old website or build a similar one in the same niche?
     
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    Hey mate, good to see someone with the experience, resources and dedication do something like this, makes me feel like it's worth following this, knowing that it won't just stop in the middle and never get any results about what actually happened. Good luck!
     
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    Interesting journey. I have always been curious to know how you build and monetize such huge websites. I have few questions if you could kindly answer:

    1. How do u plan to do SEO for 1500 articles, will you do link building for each article?

    2. How much time does it take on average for these sites to take off and start earning substantial money?

    3. How about you mention the investment as you continue your journey. I know you have some tools and resources at your disposal which others dont but I am sure others would like to know how much would they need to invest in case they attempt something like this.

    Definitely subscribing!
     
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  10. BassTrackerBoats

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    Probably not; I will look and see what was sitting in the wayback machine but it is hard for me to take another's idea and go with it. My mind does not work that way. The only thing I am sure to do is to create permalinks to match the incoming backlinks.

    I usually do backlink to each page and will be specific when I start that process; I never do that until I have a fair amount of content up and slowly ramp it up but will be sure to share what I am doing.

    I don't monetize a site until I start to see some decent rankings but usually after about 3 months I am making something and after 6 I am doing pretty well. We all have our levels of "substantial" so that is going to be tough to broach but I'll be as transparent as one can be reasonably.

    Not a bad idea at all and I'll do that.
     
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    Subscribed! Building sites with tons of content is also my favorite strategy. :)
     
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    Where you find content writers? and how much you pay for articles? (500 words)
     
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    Following this mate!!

    If it is not a lot of hassle plz can u also post the costs of doing all this too
     
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    Looking forward to this!
    How broad of a niche is too broad for you?You go for "outdoor hobbies", "camping", "camping equipment" or "camping tents" kind of niche?
     
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    Looks awesome. This will be the first case study that i will be following closely and asking alot of newbie question, please bear with me :)

    I have the same question about getting content I mean 1500 articles

    1st isint that alot of investment? even if each article of 500 words is at $3 that is like $4500 investment!

    2nd How long will it take for you to complete the site with 1500 articles, is it going to be spread over 6 months?


    Also would love to know about services It would be great help, if you cannot say publicly a pm would be wonderful :)

    Thank u very much planing to learn alot from this :)
     
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    This can end up being very interesting. Hope you stick to it, unlike many other "cases" or "journeys"
     
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    BTB is a solid guy.. he will definitely stick to it.

    I've subscribed too, this will be good :)
     
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    Looking forward to more awesomeness in this thread, because the OP is great.
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