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Do you think 3 authority sites is enough?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by seochris96, Nov 4, 2013.

  1. seochris96

    seochris96 Regular Member

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    I can't waste anymore time experimenting with the niche game only to be tossed aside whenever Google feels like changing the rules. I like the idea of authority sites and I think I can handle running three of them. I'd like to stay within the "magic" niche of money, sex, and health. One for each site. I would think on the money site I could sell anything from alternative energy products to game hacks. I have a decent web deals domain. I just can't handle running more than that on top of all my other stuff, but I think by putting an hour into each a day I could get them moving up the food chain within a couple months.

    How many authority domains do you have?
     
  2. masterjani

    masterjani Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    When you are super busy have one or two sites is all you need. And, find guest posters with unique articles and pay for some good writers to update your site regularly. If you are doing only promotional parts like getting referral traffic from social networks and other places then it will make you money in long run.

    Having many sites is tiersome process, unless you have resource to manage it.
     
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    freezeice04 Power Member

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    Even authority sites get hit by Google updates so you are never safe. It's actually pretty common for this to happen. Having 3 authority sites would requires lots of time and huge investments (you'll need a bunch of high quality article writers to constantly update your site). I'd love to have authority sites, but in terms of making money, I really do believe it is better to have multiple sites for the sole purpose of promoting affiliate products or anything that's purely about making money. It's more difficult to monetize your site if it's authoritative.
     
  4. Scritty

    Scritty Elite Member Premium Member

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    I have 4 though Su (my VA) does a lot of the work. demondemon is my newest (by more than 10 years)

    I did a lot of other stuff in the past that failed, MFA's etc, but the 4 I'm sticking to now mitigates risk and I find it pretty easy to maintain. Each one gets at least 2 posts a week (all written by me) it helps that all 4 are in areas I have knowledge of and really enjoy (in fact of that wasn't the case... I couldn't do it)

    Being able to produce 10,000 words a day speech to text, having decent knowledge of setting up sites and a reliable VA?
    If I wanted to sit back and just coast I could do it now in 20 hours a week plus Su

    But I rarely work less than 75 at the moment because I have goals.

    Scritty
     
  5. twistedtrick

    twistedtrick Power Member

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    Personally I like to focus on one site/project at a time from the start, get things going, and then once I hit whatever initial goals I set I will put the project into a sort of "maintenance mode" and move forward on whatever my next idea is.

    I find that whenever I try to start up a few things at once, I tend to choose one that is my favorite or that I enjoy the most anyway and the other projects suffer as a result from the start.
     
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  6. Scritty

    Scritty Elite Member Premium Member

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    I agree with this. My 4 niches took 17 years to build up. There was a gap of 11 years between my last major niche startup (2001) and demondemon (2012), and never less than a years gap betweeen start ups before that.

    Just because you are going for more than one - no need to start them all at the same time

    Twistedtrick is bang on the money here
     
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    I sense you're feeling conflicted.

    An authority site is one of the main first-and-last stops for the market segment you're targeting. You can't escape niche, but you need to differentiate between broad and more exact niches.

    Your niches are alternative energy and game hacks. Ok, good. Why does the amount of authority sites matter?

    Some have 1, as that site's topic is their life's passion. Some have 10 because they have many interests and their interests are what give their life meaning.
     
  8. bizedozie

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    Spread your tentacles. Its a lot safer in the long run. If you can outsource most of the work, you should be fine.
     
  9. JoeMongan

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    There really is not a number to stop at with authority sites. Really it comes down to how many authority sites you
    can successfully operate and outsource.

    -RK