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Authority Site SEO Case Study

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

  1. MonkeyJohn

    MonkeyJohn Power Member

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    Hi BTB. Could I just ask do you use a service for your press releases? If so, on here or Fiverr, etc?

    Thanks.
     
  2. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    I would not even consider fiverr for something of that level personally; neither should anyone else.

    I do it in house; I have a very good writer that does some of that writing for me and I have subscriptions to the syndication sites.
     
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  3. klawre1221

    klawre1221 Regular Member

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    There are some good bst on here for that.
     
  4. PureHustle

    PureHustle Power Member

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    Thank you Greg for this detailed post.
    This is what my game plan consisted of, so thanks for the validation. Once I see a continuous source of income, I'll re-invest the money into a PBN for this website!

    For now I'll just focus on the content itself, and drip out backlinks from web 2.0's and parasite pages.

    Thanks a bunch!
     
  5. BeerBrewer

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    Hey BTB, any updates on the site? I'm curious as to how the site has progressed since you've given it to your friend.

    I've been working this process on one of my sites, and I'm seeing really positive results. My traffic has pretty much doubled, and the site now brings in more in 1 month than it used to in a year. I really don't do much for backlinking because any time I have is usually spent on content creation. I'd probably see better results if I put in more time to backlink, but I'm just going to continue to add content for now.

    The site is just a baby yet, only at about 300 pages, but the results have been good. I've got a list of 75,000 + keywords I could target and that is just the tip of the iceberg. I've got a full time job, and a family with a little one running around, so time is limited. But I'm still trying to force myself to kick out at least 1 article a day. There really isn't any excuse not to do at least that when it only takes 15-20 minutes to kick out a decent article.

    This isn't difficult stuff at all, the hard part is just staying consistent with your content creation even though you are not seeing anything happening right away. Things will eventually start snowballing.
     
  6. cataratas

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    Good job BeerBrewer. I'm still early stages with mine but utilising what I read here and other BTB threads/posts.

    Given what you say BeerBrewer and reading in between the lines with what BTB has said here and there I wonder whether sites gain some reasonable traction with the search engines when they hit somewhere around 300-400 articles. I mean quite apart from backlinking strategies- just the size of the site and the steady but sure addition of content.

    What do you think?
     
  7. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    You, Sir, are THE MAN... way to go.

    I keep forgetting to talk with him about how he is doing but he must be doing well with it as when we talk he does not ask any questions and he is pretty good about that. I'll try and remember next time I speak with him.

    I do know this - he adds content at least 4 times a week... sometimes more than one article a day and sometimes he goes a few days without posting anything.

    It is hard to guess when your site will actually "kick in" with these kinds of sites as different content and niches all act differently. I've had sites start to do well with just 50 or 60 pages and others that took hundreds.

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    As an aside, if you are going to pursue this, start thinking about adding backlinks that give you authority. They do not necessarily have to be do follow either. I would be looking at some press releases, some PR web 2.0s, some PBN sites if you can do that (dedicate the entire PBN site to your site), some sites like Behance, etc (url is domain.com/KW as opposed to KW.domain.com) and be adding those in as you move in your off site SEO.
     
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  8. Silverbak

    Silverbak Junior Member

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    I'm in the same boat and about the same size of site (slightly bigger) and have done well with minimal backlinking...internal linking is your friend. Also, a lot of my articles and guides are long - 2000 to 3000 pages. I also have some shorter "lets get something up today" types of posts.

    One of these days, I'll start a journey thread and outline where I've come from and where I'm going.

    On edit - I pretty much follow BTB's backlinking strategy but very light (mostly due to time more than anything).
     
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  9. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    The quality of your content is far and above better than I have seen on a lot of sites and your on site and site structure is about as perfect as it could be.

    Sharing some of what you do would benefit anyone at all that is looking to build a decent site.
     
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  10. Avid Learner

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    Silverbak, please do!
     
  11. tntamstel

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    I'm now up to 125 posts, 150k words in total and getting around 100 uniques from G per day.

    Built a few infographics and did some outreach to get some links on related sites which has gone pretty well.

    Still on track for 200 posts within the first year. 164 days left and 75 posts to write.

    My main concern is monetisation - getting a low RPM at the moment, so will need to figure out why that is and boost it up.
     
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  12. Silverbak

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    BTB, thanks. Coming from you that is high praise indeed. I'll try to put together a guide/post over the long weekend. It's something I've been meaning to do anyhow. I still owe some answers to questions that I was asked in White Passion's thread and in a number of PMs.
     
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  13. junglist08

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    Amazing inspiration, transparency and crumb trail. Thanks for sharing, caring and not limiting the imagination of your audience. You've truly got a talent!

    You da man.
    PS: your dogs faces make me laugh.
     
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  14. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    +1 Rep for the positive brother (we don't call them dogs) comment.

    Google likes it too.

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    These sites must cost a pretty penny to make.
     
  16. BassTrackerBoats

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    If you are going to outsource everything it will cost you but "If you want to launch big ships, you have to go where the water is deep."
     
  17. Lunatic Call

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    Very interesting post ! I am also in the initial stage of creating a website with high ammount of interesting content. Quick question : if I will use expired domain instead of developing the new one, what are pros and cons of that ? I've heard that expired domain has a change of getting banned at the end? Should I be worried about that ? Thank you for your answer in advance!
     
  18. BassTrackerBoats

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    I use expired domains often for my sites; you need to either use a trusted provider or do the proper historical due diligence as well as backlinking checking to make sure that the domain is not rife with junk.
     
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  19. JuggernautJukey

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    3 hours later, I have finally finished reading this entire thread!

    Thanks for everything BTB
     
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  20. workahollic2

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    read from page 1 down here in about a week. Lots of juicy info here.
    Thanks BTB
     
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