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Case Study - 1 - Ranking site from ClickBank Niche

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by ishanguptaa, Oct 1, 2014.

  1. ishanguptaa

    ishanguptaa BANNED BANNED Jr. VIP

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    Bookmark This Thread, You Will Get Some Great Information Here



    So after my controversial thread here: (http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/my-journey-discussions/707363-how-i-went-earning-5-usd-gig-fiver-35k-plus-month.html)

    Here we go with my first case study, I will take it slow, this one does not make a lot of money for me becuase it's just a 2.5 months old site, but this will tell you how easily you can still rank in Google with in just a couple of months for terms(in totality) having 100K + search volume.


    HERE WE GO: Whole case study will be broken in 6 Steps.

    Everyone says Clickbank is exhausted and it's to competitive to promote it's products. I have been into SEO for 4 years now and I think the best thing that ever happened to SEO were the 2012-2013 Google updates. They opened floodgates of opportunity. People just need to play the game new way and stop being Dinosaurs. Nothing is too tough to rank for anymore. I have ranked for French version of Binary Options(Option Binaire) on 1st position for 6 months


    1. How I picked up the product from Clickbank, What was the thought process.

    I have already been promoting a couple of products from health niche and had ranked them on position 1, problem with them was that they didn't have a lot of search volume and even though I am ranking on top position they get me sale or two every other day.

    So I wanted to pick up a product

    • Which is evergreen.
    • People really wanna buy - Has Gravity more than 50.
    • Have decent search volume.

    Here is the screenshot of the keywords that I decided to go with: The search volume is much more than what is shown here because these keywords get more searches in summer.

    Google AdWords_ Keyword Planner.jpg


    So once I finalized these keywords, I added them in SERPBOOK, that's the keyword tracking tool that I use. It's nice, it has it's glitches but I like it and it's the best I know of so far.

    2. Thought process behind choosing the right domain:

    People and so many SEO gurus say exact match domains are dead but 9 out of 10 sites that I use are exact match, but in this case I couldn't land one. Seems like people have been trying to rank for these keywords for years.

    It's not that I was not able to find an exact match, it's just that It was dropped multiple times previously. I avoid using dropped domains no matter how clean there backlink profile has been.

    Finally I landed up a partial match domain which goes like : x-mainkeyword.com, the reason I like to go after exact domains are following:


    • Atleast 30% of the backlink profile needs to be Branded, so I get an opportunity to target my anchor text quite a bit.
    • Being a exact match or partial match my keyword variations are also to good amount.
    • I love using LSI's and generic keywords, almost 20% of my overall backlink profile is combination of these two and they make my link profile look so natural.(Remember to rank you still need to target enough exact match, and to not to get penalized you need enough variation, brand and generic anchors in your backlink profile)
    • I AM ATTACHING A SCREENSHOT OF MY BACKLINK PROFILE HERE, IF SOMEBODY CAN FIND A NIFTY LITTLE TRICK THAT I USE TO RANK SITES FASTER, I WILL COME OUT IN OPEN AND EXPLAIN THAT.

    Here is a screenshot of how my backlink profile looks like after 2 months:

    Majestic Snapshot.jpg

    3. Explaining the backlink profile:

    These are the main points that keep in mind as far as my backlink profile is concerned:

    • 30% brand and naked URL targeted.
    • 10-20% exact match.
    • 30% keyword variation
    • Rest LSI and GENERIC
    • Only 2-4 backlinks everyday from different domains, they are slowly drip-feed in an automated way and I see the rankings rise day after day.

    P.S. For the first week I target only brand and URL, from 2nd week I start targeting the keyword variation and from 3rd week I start targeting exact match keywords. So before even I start targeting exact match keywords sometimes I am ranking in top 100 or something.

    P.P.S. My links are not coming from same category to which my domain belongs, it's coming from all kinds of different niches, but the onpage content of the link is 100% handwritten and is on topic, I use many public and my own personal PBN for this. It's an important point because many people here are selling niche PBN's though they are always a plus but they are not a necessity at the moment.

    4. How the rankings came up:


    So I generally don't see any rankings for first week or two, cause not only am I building only 3-4 links a day also it takes some time(2-3 days) for Google to index them. But I start seeing my keywords in top 100 in first 3-4 weeks, some keywords get top 20 as well depending upon how competitive they are.

    A few very important points:

    Every time I have tried to rank a site in as less as a couple of weeks by sending it a bunch of 50 very high quality links at once or 100 high quality links at once, I got initial rankings but then it dropped off bad. So I don't do that any more

    My backlink process is again very natural and organic drip feeding of links.

    So make sure
    • your link velocity is 3-4 links a day.
    • You are using contextual high quality links.
    • the on-page content is original.
    • the domain relevance is important but not that critical.

    Here are my ranking snapshots:

    serpbook screenshot.png































    Here are the progress graphs:

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    5. Increase In Traffic:

    Obviously with increase in rankings we will get good traffic right at our doorsteps, and the best part about the traffic is that it's targeted so it converts decent depending upon the website copy.

    Here is the traffic chart from Google Analytic:

    Google analytics - traffic.png































    6. Sales and Making Money:

    As I mentioned earlier with targeted traffic you don't have to worry about sales, Here is a snapshot of the clickbank sales graph, A single sale would get me about 25-35 USD. and since the traffic has just started to come in I am pretty sure that my traffic will be 5-10 times as soon as I hit position 1 for my keywords which will be 5-10 times more sales.

    For many people here that would be all they need to achieve to quit there day job and work and live off IM. and all this done in last 2 months.. Not to mention I am working on 20+ personal projects(some in loss and some in quite a bit of profit) plus 100+ client sites. :).

    Clickbank Sales.png


























    So when everything is said and done, just to tie the loop, I would like to bring your attention back to this thread: (http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/adsense/383333-not-faint-hearted-imagine-you-were-me.html) and say

    NEVER GIVE UP!


    P.S. I HAVE MISSED QUITE A FEW POINTS IN THIS CASE STUDY WHICH WERE ORIGINALLY IN MY MIND BECAUSE I WANTED TO TAKE TIME BEFORE I PUT THIS LIVE, BUT BECAUSE SOME OF THE PEOPLE HERE WERE INPATIENT SO I JUST WENT AHEAD AND DID AS MUCH AS I COULD, AS SOON AS I COULD.
     
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  2. disjohndoe

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    I've read it all and this is exactly how I think things should be done. Congrats man on your success.
     
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  4. ishanguptaa

    ishanguptaa BANNED BANNED Jr. VIP

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    "I've read it all and this is exactly how I think things should be done. Congrats man on your success."


    Thanks Bud, I hope it provides some value to other new comers here :)

    My other case studies will be much more elaborate than this one and I will not rush through them so they will have much more value.

    Warm Regards
    Ishan Gupta
     
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  5. amirstrungaru

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    nice thread, i hope you will hit 1 position soon:)
     
  6. sikandar

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    Nice strategy .. thanks for sharing Ishan :)

    Can you tell us what was your ratio of backlinks to the home page to backlinks to the internal pages?

    How many backlinks in general would you create for internal pages?
     
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    chanchogc Regular Member

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    Would you mind telling what 3-4 backlinks where you creating for the site on a daily basis? I am trying to work on my site but I am kind of stocked. I appreciate in advance!! Thanks
     
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    Can you give examples of brand anchor texts?
    If you use emd, what's the difference with exact match and brand anchor?
     
  9. yesfuture

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    nice read.

    What is your Tier 2 and Tier 3 strategy? velocity?
    thanks
     
  10. Salexes

    Salexes Regular Member

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    Could you please add the missing things later here to? Cause I really want to start something like you..but to be honest I don't know how to start right, finding a niche and how my site then have to be build.

    I tried it several times but never with success. Do you have some tips for me? I want to start so I can cover my losses with earnings soon :D
     
  11. RVit12

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    really good thread, good luck hitting position 1
     
  12. ishanguptaa

    ishanguptaa BANNED BANNED Jr. VIP

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    Thanks, I am pretty sure I will,, may be a week or two max ;)

    I try to spread 20% of the overall backlinks to the internal pages, I am glad you liked it Sikandar

    You can use any blog network which has good quality, I see a few people advertising here :) If you need to know the secret though you can shoot me a PM ;)

    By Brand I mean,, name of the site, its URL , etc for e: Black Hat World, BHW, http://www.bhw.com, http://www.blackhatworld.com, That's the point when you are using the exact match, there is no difference and hence it's better :)

    I do use SENUKEX and GSA to blast the heck out of my TER 1 PBN links.

    Thank you, I am sure I will put up an update here about the same in next week or so.

    I sure will, keep looking for more updates :) Good luck.
     
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  13. yesfuture

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    Do you care about velocity?

    Thank You
     
  14. SmoothBlackHat

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    Telling true I didn't expect you will post the case study. But anyway... Those are quite big keywords, congratulations. Do you target them all together with one article and backlink just this one or you post separate articles for the keywords (and spread the backlinks)?
     
  15. Alive and Kicking

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    You really weren't kidding loving this thread :)
     
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    Thanks. Can I ask u a question? Where do you find source of backlink?
     
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    Good to see that you made this thread as you promised. (But remember try to be polite with other members and respect their opinion.)

    Can you upload a pic with better clarity ? (unable to any thing in that image)
    -=-
     
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  18. ishanguptaa

    ishanguptaa BANNED BANNED Jr. VIP

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    Hi Prab

    Gotcha, I will be humble :)

    Here is the pic with a better clarity, Here is the link to dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/s/q6v8fykzhbd8k4t/Majestic%20Snapshot.png?dl=0

    Majestic Snapshot.jpg

    Warm Regards
    Ishan Gupta
     
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    Looks like a very comprehensive case study. Definitely following this one.
     
  20. ishanguptaa

    ishanguptaa BANNED BANNED Jr. VIP

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    Hi David
    Next week there will be a case study where a single site is getting 200-300 visitors a day is generating me about 2-3K a month, and It took me only 3 months to rank it on top :)

    So keep a close eye on these threads :)

    Warm Regards
    Ishan Gupta
     
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