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Coupon site, where to start?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by martyrz, Jul 8, 2015.

  1. martyrz

    martyrz Newbie

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    Hello,
    I am planning to build a niche targeted coupon/deals site.
    My niche is going to be a small one, focused on one type of service. (hosting, domains or something)
    Where to start?
    I did some research and available options are CouponPress and phpCoupon script.
    Prices are seems normal, however it would be great to spend less if possible :)
    Do you know any others?
    How should i proceed on technical setup and SEO side?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. whiteblackseo

    whiteblackseo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    If your site is couple months old, put HQ backlinks se how they perform on SERP and see from there.
     
  3. martyrz

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    Well i dont i have a site yet, need ideas to build one :)
     
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    Did you get at least one? And is it a decent idea?
     
  5. martyrz

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    I dont know what you mean but coupon business still works, right?
    I am testing Clipper theme at the moment.
     
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    Well, I believe there is a lot of competition there. But if you can find a low competition niche good for you.
     
  7. martyrz

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    Yes, actually i found a niche.
    I am aware of competition but i believe target niche is going to work.
     
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    If you got a main keyword to rank for try Keyword Revealers keyword competition analyzer and check your keyword there.
     
  9. martyrz

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    Never heard this tool before, looks great.
    Going to sign up...
    And what you recommend on software for site? Wordpress or anything else?
    I need more ideas on technical aspects.
     
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    The site, use wordpress. Mostly because that's a known CMS and has many plugins for coupons I believe.
     
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    Coupon sites are HARD to rank unless they are very niche. It sounds like you're going into the hosting coupon niche, which is unfortunately also a VERY tough niche. I remember a guy on this very forum who ran one. It looked nice, but I seem to remember he was still struggling.

    My advice to you would be to pick an easier niche that still has good volume.
     
  12. martyrz

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    Hello Thop,
    Actual niche is not related with hosting but yes a similiar service.
    I am still trying to find better niche.
     
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    If you think you can make it and the metrics are low, I say go for it.
     
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    I've tested with a few coupon themes before, clipper is easiest in term of set up. Basically everything looks just like their demo after you activate the theme.
     
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    I've always wondered, is there some API or feed that all these coupon sites are getting their info from? Or are they just scraping other larger sites daily?
     
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    Mostly custom scripts on servers scraping all the time

    @OP : I hope you know what you are doing cuz it spammed to death Niche :D Like, it's not for starters or even professionals. It's for professional spammers, think of Viagra and Payday load Niches

    Thinks like EMD, Micro Website, Tier linkbuilding won't work there... Good Luck
     
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    Try to focus on Image Seo.
    It will help you alot.
     
  19. martyrz

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    KHer0: Thanks for the all info.

    KenWeiLL: You are running a "general" coupon site, right? What kind of methods you used on SEO? And may i contact you for more info, if possible?
    Thanks.
     
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    I'm also starting a coupon website. One niche per subdomain or probably one niche for each subdirectory. I still havent' decided if I'll be using subdomain or subdirectory.