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Authority website journey

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by Aske_senteria, Jul 14, 2014.

  1. Aske_senteria

    Aske_senteria Junior Member

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    Hi guys,

    Authority website is quite pop thing today so I decided to start own Authority website journey journal too. Just for fun :)

    I had vey different projects (crappy affiliate sites), but this website in special for me, because it is first time I am passionate about niche I have chosen and want to make really good thing, that can help people.

    English is not my native language, so if there are some mistakes, please understand :) Thanks!

    So project is very easy - Authority website in one sub-health niche, which is very laaaaarge. During research I found that there is no any authority website in that niche that covers:

    - Latest news
    - Products
    - Events
    - Tips
    - Videos
    - Interviews
    - Music

    There is no any place where people can get up-to-date information about this niche. Niche is quite viral by itself and very often simple posts continue to holywars, what is excellent.

    Goal is high, 1000 usd per day :))) But at first there is smaller milestone, 50 usd per day. Next is 100 per day etc.

    So this website will consist from curated content and original content (Written not by me, but by native writers).

    So what is done so far:

    1. Used old domain name for website, what was not used by me for 3-4 years, and just lived with some articles. Very brandable.

    2. Installed wordpress with premium theme + custom logo.

    Everybody know that speed is important thing. And ofcourse everybody know that wordpress CMS aro often very slow. Premium wordpress theme sometimes use very many widgets and additional plugins, that make website even more slower. At first I thought I will use static website generator like jekyll, but for not technical person it is hard to maintain. And in future I am planning to use VA, so it will be pain in the ass for him to add just a simple post. So I have chosen wordpress with heavily customized premium theme.

    I removed all unnecessary .js and .css files, optimized code and layout. Also used Redis based cache, that has awesome speed. Right now everything works great, monitor it work everyday, just in case.

    Also use linode servers, that are also superfast.

    So optimized wordpress theme+cache+linode ssd servers+CDN = superfast wordpress. Speed can be compared with managed wordpress hostings.

    3. Ordered custom gallery plugin

    Everybody saw slider galleries on mashable or huffington post. I ordered same custom wordpress plugin for my authority site. It is great pageview boosters and posts look just awesome with this gallery.

    4. Made content plan for my website for 4 month. There will be total 50 original posts and 100 curated posts with original commentaries. So ~150 posts in total per month. 5 posts per day. Half of them are already posted.

    5. Have done facebook, twitter, stumbleupon, reddit, google+, linkedin accounts. Added also some posts there too with a bit promotion.
    Also planning to buy relevant facebook pages, that already has some activity.

    Right now 90% of traffic comes from social media, and is 40-50 visitors per day. what is a good start.

    Right now site ranks for some long tail keywords. Linking is not planned right now, but there will be some quality guest posts in future.

    What next?

    1. More work with social media, will try paid promotion for my best articles, that can go viral. Have to gain followers quickier.
    2. Registered account on big niche forums, have done some simple help posts, without promoting my site. But there is really good refferal traffic.
    3. More content.
    4. Will make more research on my competitors. What are they doing on social media what posts do the use there.

    thanks guys. will keep this thread updated. If somebody has suggestions feel free to post here :) authority website is really new thing for me, so good suggestions are always welcomed.
     
  2. Aksa786

    Aksa786 Registered Member

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    What is an authority site, explain me :). BTW, nice start, hope you will find your milestone :)
     
  3. Aske_senteria

    Aske_senteria Junior Member

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    An authority site is a very high quality website that is respected by knowledgeable people in its industry. It is a website that has content on it that is so good and makes the site so useful that people are actually glad they landed on it and want to share it with their friends. Authority sites publish trustworthy information and link to other trustworthy places on the web.

    just bla bla bla :)

    For me it is:
    great domain + great design + great content + great social media cover + returning visitors = Authority website
     
  4. TheUnborn

    TheUnborn Elite Member

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    If there is nor authority site in the niche you are targeting,the you'll surely succeed in attaining your goal,all the best
     
  5. Aksa786

    Aksa786 Registered Member

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    Well explained, thank you :)

    I don't know how to find a best niche, keywrods, you've done it, congrats :)