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Did I pick a hard to rank niche?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Raet, May 9, 2017.

  1. Raet

    Raet Newbie

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    So I'm just working on building my site and unfortunately, writing my own content. I literally have $17 in my bank account, so I'm getting pretty desperate. Also don't have a job. I want to make sure I'm not wasting my time doing this.
    My site is the3dprinterguru and currently only has two reviews and am not sure if they're any good, or if it is really feasible that I will eventually rank with the top search engines for 3d printer reviews. I'm looking to turn this into an Amazon niche site.

    Any advice, tips, guides, links you love, ANYTHING would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Billy_Batts

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    Next time don't put "the" in your name.

    I don't think that niche is hard to rank but making sales is a total different story.

    No money for advertising so you better set up all social media accounts and start being real active.
     
  3. Raet

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    I didn't want to put "the" in the name, however all the basic 3d printer site names were taken. Including 3dprinterguru. Should I set up social media accounts this early, with only two posts?
     
  4. ThopHayt

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    I doubt having "the" in your URL is what is preventing you from ranking in Google, though it is less 'brandable' but that is a secondary concern here.

    Is all your content unique? Is the site getting a good speed score? Does it have an A or B class IP? Is it hosted on a reputable host?

    Other than on-site you can obviously build up the external SEO. With a zero budget you will have to do it by hand with things like web2.0's and blog comments... but it is better than nothing for sure.

    Honestly it sounds to me like you just need to put more work into this project.

    -ThopHayt
     
  5. hacko

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    Mate, with $17 in your bank account this isn't going to work and those two reviews aren't gonna do jack shit to bring you money. Go out and make money NOW before you become homeless or something.

    You aren't gonna rank for "3d printer reviews" anytime in the near future. Seriously, pause this NOW and go make SOME money ffs. You'll be far better off being a VA for someone for $2 per hour (what some cheap fuck on here offered) than waiting to make a buck with this, because it ain't gonna happen soon.
     
  6. bossofthebosses

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    Have u checked the sites that rank the 1-10th positions for 3d printer reviews? U cant make a better (or even equal) site with 17$
     
  7. Billy_Batts

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    You don't have to link it straight away to your website, take IG, you can post print 3d related photos, build a following that way doesn't cost you anything while you keep working on your site, same with fb, pinterest, twitter, etc you can build followings all for free.

    And then later hook em all up to your website as for SEO you won't generate traffic with $17,-
     
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    I think they are right. You can't make money in the near future... Especially with an almost empty site.
     
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    Only 2 reviews in not enough. First, fill your site with unique, informative content and start sharing it on social media networks and keep being active to drive social media traffic. Do perfect on-page and off page SEO. If you don't have enough budget, learn and do yourself.
     
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    I have to agree with them it's just not going to happen. You have to spend a shitload of money on seo to rank for that. Just check the first few results for that keyword. You'd need authority links, pbn links etc and that's not cheap. You could try being active on social platforms, but without bots, automation tools your chances are still very low.
     
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    Have you checked the keyword before starting all of the work and investing into it?
    In my opinion, its very hard to rank for "3d Printer review" with only 17 bucks.

    Just check out the stats here :
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    Off-topic, but from which tool is the screenshot. looks relly clean
     
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    @FISHBRAIN the tool is called KWFINDER , its a very awesome tool, to find good keywords I am using it since 1+ year :)
     
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    You should start focusing on finding a job. $17 is nothing as far as investments are concerned. And the only way you can make this project work is by investing a part of your income in this project.

    You'd need detailed reviews about each product in your niche, then supplement with ongoing blog text. The site needs to have good on-page SEO, must load easily, must have a mobile version, the site must look visually appealing, must contain rich videos and infographics, must focus on users rather than keywords, must choose white hat link building methods, must have a good social media following.

    These are the main requirements, and then there are others as well.

    Do you think $17 is good enough for all of these tasks?
     
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    I will advise you to first get a job, it will start the flow of fix income monthly. The niche you have selected is not easy to rank and it will require investment, it's better to leave this niche and focus on another niche which is less competitive.
     
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    One thing about the REVIEW niche is this... if you write a LOT of quality original, detailed reviews and you are patient then eventually you will float to the top. I created a review site for a very specific type of product once. I posted maybe 15 700+ word reviews that I hand wrote. I did virtually zero SEO, but I did nail the on-site optimization. Within 9 months it was ranked top 10 for virtually every product I reviewed if you typed in "exact product name review" in Google. Why? Because it wasn't an over-competitive product niche and I combined quality with patience. Three years later I haven't updated it at all and it still ranks, although not top 10 anymore because you need to update reviews every year if you care to rank them. OP should focus on creating a quality site and great content before worrying about SEO.

    -ThopHayt
     
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    I do not mean to discourage you but with the constraints you have, the3dprinterguru won't be scale able. Ofcourse, you can spend time on SEO and organic traffic but it won't work. You would have to write lots of content for starter which doesn't ensure ranking. Social media posting wont work because building audience takes time. If you want to continue with the same project, start finding customers. Ask your friends, social circles and anyone you think might like. It sounds old school but it works.
     
  18. Raet

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    That is okay. I am taking in everyone's advice. I do live with my BF who supports me. I am not living off that $17 (now it's a little more), just indicating I do not have enough money to buy lots of content. I tried to buy content once and had a very poor experience- didn't follow my directions at all. I am totally aware I need more content. I was asking because I had spent months producing content for a recipe blog that was a total failure because recipes are impossible to rank for. I didn't want to invest the time if there is a tiny chance of ranking. I have looked at my competition and I think they are very good. It doesn't look like there is a lot of it though.

    If I do start saving up money and work on producing a good chunk of content, should my money go towards advertising with google or purchasing even more content, or what?
     
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    Content is not enough. You should know about content marketing and building backlinks. Video content can work. However, if you have little idea then you would end up spending on content without the desired result. Google Search and display campaigns sounds good. But it depends upon your budget and avg. cpc of your targeted keywords. If you want paid traffic, do the math first, like - profit from each conversion and max CPA you can afford. Tip - Start with a small budget and keep optimizing as you increase spending. Whatever you do, you would need to learn about it.
     
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    Perhaps you could look for an industry job to start learning more and stay focused while you build up your capital?