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Authority Site Taget $3,000 per month in 5 months from now

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by maheshsingh, Jan 21, 2014.

  1. maheshsingh

    maheshsingh Junior Member

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    Goals:
    - Get my authority site to $3,000 per month by May 21st 2014.
    - Focus on quality over quantity.
    - Budget $200/month for fresh content, hosting, maintenance, etc.


    About the site:
    The site targets a keyword with search volume between 2000-2500 exact, local US with CPC of $6-7 in US. SEO Competition by my analysis is medium to high. I will be targeting several related keywords from pages on the site.


    Site History:
    Site was started in mid 2013 with 15 pages. Site bring in almost no traffic today and almost no revenue.

    Last 30 days:
    I added approximately 150 pages to it. However only 3 pages have search volume over 500 exact per month. I think I was loosing sight of the project here. Now I am back on track.

    Content Strategy:
    I will add 1000 word plus content for keywords over 500 exact and add them as "wordpress pages" to the site. I will target additional keywords with "blog posts" that are relevant but have less than 500 exact searches with 700 word or more of content.

    Keyword density and on-page as described by phpbuilt here: http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...diot-proof-guide-authority-site-building.html

    SEO Strategy:
    For this site, I only plan to use SEO that can sustain in the long run. This is not a churn and burn site. I plan to implement the following and update in this thread my progress.

    Manual bookmarking
    Manual directory submissions
    Manual commenting
    Manual high-quality Web 2.0 creation
    Expired domain network
    Manual document submission
    Manual article directory submission
    and some more.

    I plan to do a tier 2 link building on top of the article submissions and Web 2.0 using some outsourced services or automation tools.

    Who should follow:
    Anyone who want to see how I am doing it. I hope some people who have done it before will follow and help me when I am stuck at a certain place.

    Next steps:
    I am researching for additional keywords to target for pages and post. First I will identify keywords for pages and outsource content for them. I will share the details (search volume and CPC, not the keywords) here once I do that.

    PS: I have a separate thread where I am making micro niche sites. I am making 200 sites there! If that is something you would like to follow or ask question related to, please do so in that that thread, so all relevant information is available under one chain.

    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...00-micro-niche-sites-get-2-000-per-month.html

    By the end of the next five months, I hope to be bringing in $5K with these two projects.
     
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  2. maheshsingh

    maheshsingh Junior Member

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    Content planning
    From some past experience in this niche, I know that I can expect $1 per 10 unique visitors to the site. So in order to get this site to $3K per month, I should be attracting 30K unique visitors to the site. With the keywords I have chosen till now, it will bot be possible. So I will have to choose more keywords.

    Planning content to get traffic:
    I am going to make some assumptions here, these are mainly for simplification and are not going to be exact.

    Lets say if I target a keyword and get to the top 1 - 3 positions in SERPs, I can expect the bulk of the traffic. If I am anywhere between 3-7, no as much and below 7, I can epeact very little. However, if I am targeting several keywords (one main keyword per page by putting up several pages of unique and good content) and if I I am able to rank for all those pages on page 1 of SERPs anywhere from 1-10, on average I can expect to get 10% traffic, as there are 10 results on page 1.

    Note: I know I will not able able to rank all the pages, I am expecting that to be compensated by keyword variations and long tail traffic.

    Keeping this in mind, I am going to find keywords totaling 300K in exact search volume. Slight modification to previous goal, I will add 1000 word plus content for keywords over 1000 exact and add them as "wordpress pages" to the site. I will target additional keywords with "blog posts" or "Pages" that are relevant but have less than 1000 exact searches with 700 word or more of content. Minimum search volume will be seat at 500 for this part of the exercise.

    Next Steps:
    - Identify the keywords.
    - Send it to writer.
    - Start planning for SEO.
     
  3. erickishere

    erickishere Elite Member

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    It's going to be alot of work OP. Be consistent. Hope everything works out for the best with your micro niche site journey as well
     
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  4. screw123

    screw123 Junior Member

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    Do you plan to do first tier by yourself or outsource it?
     
  5. maheshsingh

    maheshsingh Junior Member

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    I am on the hunt for a quality first tier service but I have had no luck finding one that is reasonable in pricing and yet decent quality. It seems like it is going to be a manual effort.
     
  6. TheUnborn

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    Try getting GSA for tier 2,3
     
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    Good luck OP! I am building out my own authority site right now. It is slow going with the content but I have started manual SEO and that is going great.

    If you need my spreadsheet with a list of really good sites to submit to on a ton of different platforms, hit me up with your skype and ill send it over.
     
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    look for GSA and do tiring...
     
  9. maheshsingh

    maheshsingh Junior Member

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    I actually own GSA, I tried it in the past. I was able to build some links but the outcome in SERPs was not there. I must add that I did not use it to its potential, I plan to use it in a better way this time around.
     
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    Many thanks for sharing such a wonder list and giving me a head start. Hope to return the favor somehow soon.
     
  11. remboka

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    I also read your 200 mns journey but that kind of scale is just beyond me. you must have a great management skill to run both journeys.
    do you have any idea about for how long (how many months) it will be?
    or do you plan to keep investing that amount each month? maybe by re-investing the earning?
    Thanks and good luck.
     
  12. maheshsingh

    maheshsingh Junior Member

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    $200/month is my rough target and it will fluctuate. Also I am spending a lot of time on this project which I am not adding a dollar value to. If someone was to outsource the full process it will cost more.
     
  13. maheshsingh

    maheshsingh Junior Member

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    In my last update post I mentioned my priorities as


    Next Steps:
    - Identify the keywords.
    - Send it to writer.
    - Start planning for SEO.


    It took me some time to find my target keywords what would be relevant to have on the site. My goal is to plan for keywords adding up to a total search volume of 300K in search volume. I went ahead and researched for several keywords. Out of them I selected the ones that will give a good structure to my site.


    For my first batch, I am taking 69 keywords that add up to little over 160K in search volume and I am going to build content around them. Each piece of content should be meaningful and helpful to people looking for that search term. I am targeting at least 1000 words per article. I am going to start outsourcing these and work on a few my self.


    I also have fair ides of what I plan to do for SEO. It is going to be similar to what I am going to do for my niche site journey but all with slightly better quality. I am also exploring a possibility of doing a few guest posts but not in the first few days. I will work on a more detailed plan for SEO later. My current priorities are as below.

    Next steps:
    - Send it to writer.
    - Prepare a deatiled plan for SEO.
     
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  14. rispel

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    "The best way of learning about anything is by doing."
    - Richard Branson

    Just wanted to let you know I'm actively following this thread :cool:
    From what I heard (there is a post about it on BHW somewhere) guest posting is the next thing to get slapped by big G, so be careful with it.

    Really looking forward to the rest of the journey. You can do it!
     
  15. BlingFiles

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    Mate, Just a suggestion.... stay away from backlinking for now till you start getting natural Social signals. Trust me if your site is good you will start getting these in no time.
     
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    Subscribed! I'm hoping to do something like this in the near future. Good luck!
     
  17. maheshsingh

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    Pasting my plan for SEO here so I can follow my own progress as well. I created a separate thread linked above where I am seeking feedback on the overall plan.

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    I am working on an authority site. I reviewed several services here on BHW and outside as well and picked the best parts in my view and based on what I am reading on SEO.

    If you are an expert, can you review this and provide your feedback? I will truly appreciate it.

    Do you think I have it covered?
    Any link types I should not be going after as they are waste of time?
    Any service recommendation for services which cover all / most of it ?


    Target Anchor text profile

    Anchor type Example
    10% - Brand Match widgetexpert
    10% - Exact Match red widgets
    10% - URL Match widgetexpert.com
    20% - Partial Match where to buy red widgets, best red widgets
    20% - Related keyword where can I buy colred widgets?, the best types of widgets
    30% - Random click here, vist us, etc.

    Social Profile
    Create profile with pseudo name
    Twitter
    FB page
    G+ Profile

    Tier 1
    20 Manual bookmarking to root domain:
    - Unique titles
    - Unique (Spun) descriptions
    - Related and Partial match Anchor text
    - Target PR3+ Sites

    10 Manual bookmarking each to 5 inner:
    - Unique titles
    - Unique (Spun) descriptions
    - Related and Partial match Anchor text
    - Target PR3+ Sites

    50 Manual directory submissions:
    - High PR (Will target PR 4+, but at least PR 3+)
    - These should take some time to get approved.
    - So natural drip feed
    - Brand, Related and Partial match Anchor text.

    20 Manual comments:
    - I will personally make 20 comments using the name of the profile I specifically created for this site.
    - Will use overall high DA sites, not concerned about follow / nofollow.
    - Drip feed

    10 Manual high-quality Web 2.0 creation:
    -Non Keyword based url. Instead of keyword.wordpress.com I will get kellyonmoney.wordpress.com type names but which can still be niche relevant.
    - Start with a 300+ word unique+original article unrelated to my site. Let it sit for a week.
    - Add one article with 2-4 links. 1 to my site and 1-4 to other authoritative, noncompeting sites. Let it sit for a week.
    - Add one more article link to one of my inner pages.

    I will modify this based on the guide PHPBUILT is going to publish. But this seems to be the best practice as of now.

    5 Expired domain
    - Niche relevant
    - DA > 20
    - Built in a similar way to web 2.0s except will only link to my site. To capture maximum link juice.

    10 Manual document submission
    - Mix of links to root and inner pages. Re-purpose articles on web 2.0s
    - Related anchor text

    5 Manual article directory submission to top five sites
    - Likes of Ezine, Goarticles,
    - URL anchor text

    10 Posts on PBN (purchased)
    - Exact Match Anchor

    1 Press Release

    - Well written
    - Paid distribution using fiverr or a service from BST
    - URL + Brand linking to root

    10 High PR profiles
    - Built in a non-spammy way.

    10 Yahoo answers
    - Mix of links to root and inner pages.

    1 Video on multiple sites
    - Sites like youtuve, Vimeo, dailymotion
    - URL as anchor text

    Tier 2
    Using automation tools such has Ultimate Demon, Scrapebox, GSA or Fivver Gigs I will boost the following in tier 1

    10 Manual high-quality Web 2.0 creation:
    5 Expired domain
    10 Manual document submission
    5 Manual article directory submission to top five sites
    10 Posts on PBN (purchased) (Only if allowed, possible and not already boosted)
    1 Press Release
    10 Yahoo answers
    1 Video on multiple sites

    Spun article submission
    - UD, GSA or Fivver or a service link spindistribute.
    - Target 1000
    - Spun article (from leading article) or self created ultra spun but still readable.
    - Possible content sourced from WAC or Kontent Machine

    Web 2.0
    - Using UD, GSA or fivver
    - Target 100

    Wiki
    - Using UD, GSA or fivver
    - Target 500

    Booomarks
    - Using UD, GSA or fivver
    - Target 10-20 each page

    Comments
    - Scrape box using an auto approve list or Fiverr
    - 10K target

    Tier 3
    - Wait for 1 week to 1 month to see which tier 2 stick
    - Bookmarks and Comments (20K) to index
    - Indexing service

    PS: I already own most of the tools I have mentioned about but I do not have lists, proxies or know how of using them.

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  19. Lares

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    Bookmarked.

    Looks like a solid plan. I probably wouldn't purchase any PBN links for Tier 1 since google is hunting them down lately. Better make your own. But its costly.

    I dont recommend blasting your Tier 1 with scrapebox links or other low quality links either. Maybe blast Tier 2.

    I am also making my 1st Authority site following PHPBUILT'S guide. Have very similar strategy and similar goal. At least $3000 per month from this website.
     
  20. maheshsingh

    maheshsingh Junior Member

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    Noted. I will reduce the links on Tier 2. I think buying a few PBN links should be ok, but who know. I have not yet tried finding expired domains, if I am having luck, I may just grow expired domains.

    My target is to get the site to $3,000 per month by May 21st 2014 and primarily using ad-sense. I expect the site to do more in the longer run using other methods of monetization.