[Blogging Journey] Niche Site Journey To Passive $1k/month (Already started)

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Why are you not using adsense?
Feels like Adsense is a lot of hustle just for getting peanuts, I prefer waiting to get more sessions to get on Mediavine or turn back on Ezoic!

Great, you are updating regularly. All the best to achieve your goal.
Thank you so much!

@GVald Have you considered moving this site to better hosting or VPS? That should solve additional load issues with Ezoic. Earnings should be enough to compensate for the upgrade.
I already did it, I first started with shared hosting, but hitting bandwidth limit and having the site off is horrible, so I moved the site to OVH like 2 or 3 months ago. (I said it in the weekly update, but I don't recall which one!). And I was on Ezoic with the new host, still getting some load issues, but can't really do anything about it, even with Mediavine or Adthrive, you'll get slower page loading. They're basically putting gif all over the place.

Great work so far OP! Keep it up
Thanks man! I will for sure.

Yeah, same for me. On the other hand Adsense doesn't slow it down as much. I got 80 mobile and 95 desktop with Adsense on speed insights.
Yeah, but what about the revenue? I don't want to get on Adsense just to get 50 to $100 each month.

Thanks, very good keyword methods
It's one of the most time-consuming, but it's also one if not the best keyword research method imo, you'll find a lot of untapped topics that way, that tools don't even have on their radars!
 

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If OVH is not able to guarantee decent page load times with Ezoic then there must be something else wrong. There are many sites that use them and load just fine, could be a theme or plugin-related issue. In the Kikerinka thread there was one member who is earning 15000$ with Ezoic, thus it should be possible.
I am not a fan of Ezoic as they seem spammy, but this should not happen. Anyways let's hope you reach Mediavine traffic levels by the end of the year or sooner.
 

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I don't want to get on Adsense just to get 50 to $100 each month.
Was thinking that until you get to mediavine, that's still something. Maybe that's peanuts to you but not sure if ezoic will pay significantly more than that.
 

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You never know until you try...
That's right

If OVH is not able to guarantee decent page load times with Ezoic then there must be something else wrong. There are many sites that use them and load just fine, could be a theme or plugin-related issue. In the Kikerinka thread there was one member who is earning 15000$ with Ezoic, thus it should be possible.
I am not a fan of Ezoic as they seem spammy, but this should not happen. Anyways let's hope you reach Mediavine traffic levels by the end of the year or sooner.
It's ok, I'm still getting +80 page speed score, but without them, I'm at 100.

Was thinking that until you get to mediavine, that's still something. Maybe that's peanuts to you but not sure if ezoic will pay significantly more than that.
I was getting at least $16 ePMV on Ezoic 2 months ago, so no doubt I'll make way more with them than with Adsense
 

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Feels like Adsense is a lot of hustle just for getting peanuts, I prefer waiting to get more sessions to get on Mediavine or turn back on Ezoic!


Thank you so much!


I already did it, I first started with shared hosting, but hitting bandwidth limit and having the site off is horrible, so I moved the site to OVH like 2 or 3 months ago. (I said it in the weekly update, but I don't recall which one!). And I was on Ezoic with the new host, still getting some load issues, but can't really do anything about it, even with Mediavine or Adthrive, you'll get slower page loading. They're basically putting gif all over the place.


Thanks man! I will for sure.


Yeah, but what about the revenue? I don't want to get on Adsense just to get 50 to $100 each month.


It's one of the most time-consuming, but it's also one if not the best keyword research method imo, you'll find a lot of untapped topics that way, that tools don't even have on their radars!
If you use this method to find 0 volume keywords, do you still go for it?
 

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Feels like Adsense is a lot of hustle just for getting peanuts, I prefer waiting to get more sessions to get on Mediavine or turn back on Ezoic!
1% of something is better than 100% of nothing, especially if that something earns you over $100 so you can get paid.
Apply for Mediavine when you can, but I wouldn't not take anything.
 

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@GVald I read a similar journey here at BHW, It's Rudrapada's Journey, he had a terrible page insight score I mean through lab test I guess, but He managed to get 50K traffics, and yet he achieved the goal. he got around $20 RPM. So try and see, 80 scores will be sufficient, however, real user loading is the thing, not the lab test.
 

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Also, check what parts of the page takes the longest to load. Sometimes it could be a tracking script while the page itself has loaded ages ago already thus falsely making it seem that the page loads slowly when for end user it doesn't.
 

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If you use this method to find 0 volume keywords, do you still go for it?
It depends, try to use common sense to know if people actually are looking for it, also, try finding similar keywords!

1% of something is better than 100% of nothing, especially if that something earns you over $100 so you can get paid.
Apply for Mediavine when you can, but I wouldn't not take anything.
That's true, I'm still far from Mediavine tho

@GVald I read a similar journey here at BHW, It's Rudrapada's Journey, he had a terrible page insight score I mean through lab test I guess, but He managed to get 50K traffics, and yet he achieved the goal. he got around $20 RPM. So try and see, 80 scores will be sufficient, however, real user loading is the thing, not the lab test.
yeah, I went through his journey many times! So I installed Ezoic again, and page speed tanked from 99 to 46 on mobile, and from 100 to 91 on desktop..

Also, check what parts of the page takes the longest to load. Sometimes it could be a tracking script while the page itself has loaded ages ago already thus falsely making it seem that the page loads slowly when for end user it doesn't.
Thanks for the recommendation! I will take a look into it :)
 

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UPDATE #37
20/09/21


Hello guys, here's the weekly, we're again hitting a record on SerpRobot, the breakdown:

  • Published another 4 articles on the second site
  • As you can see below, the site jumped from 153 to 145 in average position in a single week! I'm almost sure that it's the biggest jump we've seen in average rankings on SerpRobot.
  • I talked with many of you about Ezoic and the pagespeed problem, and I re-installed it on my site anyway, I'll wait a few time for the ePMV to stabilize, then, I'll start sharing the earnings again.
  • So far, there's not much movement on the second site, I shared the analytics from the start of the site below (3 months ago)
  • I had to disable WP Rocket (which was very useful to improve pagespeed) when I integrated Ezoic, otherwise, I was getting an error, and the site was basically off. I'll try to find some others ways to increase page speed when Ezoic is on the site.



SERP Robot (keyword rankings):
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Google Search Console:
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Google Search Console (Last 7 days):
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2nd site analytics (From first day of the site to now):
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WP Word Count:
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