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Building Traffic for Niche Search Engine

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by nacco532, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. nacco532

    nacco532 Newbie

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    Hi all, I've recently created a niche search engine and am wondering if anyone has ideas for the best way to bring traffic? I already have a facebook fanpage set up and am attempting ads for Adwords, Bidvertiser and Facebook Ads. I was curious, would it be wise to do any kind of SEO for this? Since the website IS a search engine, would Google even rank it in top results for the targeted keywords? Or do you have any other ideas for creating traffic for a niche search engine? Thanks in advance.
     
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    john1444 Elite Member

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    Once you have/own a site like this, your top priority
    is to get the word out using all means available to your
    disposal both online and offline.

    You have got to be pushy especially when you are getting
    good reviews and compliment from people/users..

    Be open to advice/suggestions.

    At the initial stage, your number one aim is to
    promote the name. Once you become a trusted brand
    you will get followers/users like Google and Social networking sites..

    Not a day's job too, bear that at the back of your mind.

    We never, say never.
     
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    Other than the usual methods I suggest a browser hijack not a malicious one just take over their homepage and change it to your own. I am not sure how you would go about making this, but I believe it would work.
     
  4. nacco532

    nacco532 Newbie

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    Good advice, do you know of any cheap ways to promote other than paying for ads?
     
  5. Qokaine

    Qokaine Regular Member

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    Easy, find forums and other sites in your niche and spamvertise there.
     
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    I have tried to use the forums, only one problem. The search engine crawls many of these forums for its content, so when they realize I'm advertising it I will get banned(happened once already).
     
  7. nacco532

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    So coming back for another round, hoping to get a good idea. Would it be worth it to start a blog and try to SEO that in google rankings? There doesn't seem to be any other way to build traffic organically. I am using forums right now but that is only bringing in a small amount of traffic/day.
     
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    Can you share your engine URL or any info about it? Just curious what it's built on, if you went with a script or Google Custom Search, etc.
     
  9. nacco532

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    I built the Back-end with Python and SQLite3 and the Front-end with HTML/CSS/Javascript. It currently crawls a few hundred niche-specific sites every day, but I haven't been adding many new sites lately just building traffic. If you're interested in building one of your own I'd be happy to discuss. PS I don't think I'm allowed to post links to my own site on here?