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From Zero Visitors to One Hundred Uniques a Day Within 1 Week

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by adbot, Jul 10, 2011.

  1. adbot

    adbot Power Member

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    I recently stumbled across a nice little niche that has changed the way that I will do business in the future. I recently created a site that went from zero to one hundred uniques a day within the first week, with absolutely NO link building, bookmarking, pinging or anything else. I simply put the site up and began getting traffic from Google instantly. 70% of the visitors are certified organic straight from the Big G. Is it a fluke? could be, but I think there is more to it then that. Let me give you some more details.

    I came across the niche, which I will Not give away, because I was searching for something online. When all the info I found was old and outdated I thought to myself, surely others are looking for this too. I knew the subject had a large following. So I did the keyword research. Sure enough, 6600 exact match local searches and around 50,000 global exact match searches for the main keyword.

    Well I had already seen the competition, lots of wikis and yahoo answers but that never intimidates me. There were under 500k sites that came up for exact match search (with " ") and just under a million broad match. Again not intimidating but It looked like a bit of work and I had other projects.

    A few weeks later, several projects finished up and the niche popped into my head again. Out of curiosity I checked with my registrar and sure enough the exact match .com was available. I picked it up. With nothing else to do I figured, what the hell, I'll put a site up and work on it in my spare time. There are lots of products related to the niche so I figured, maybe it would earn a couple bucks down the road with adsense and some CPA's.

    So I started putting up a site. Well after having it up for a week I decided to put my full keyword list together so I could track rankings. When I noticed I had several positions already I checked my stats. Over 500 unique visitors within that week and steadily growing. I was pretty amazed to say the least being as I had done no link building or any other promotion. Another week into it and I have just under 1000 people signed up to my newsletter already.

    So why don't I think this is a fluke? Why don't I think my rankings will drop soon? Well first off I'm not ranking that highly. Mostly pages 2-3. I think my instant success with this one is due to the nature of the niche and the lack of any recent competition. The bounce rate on the existing sites is probably huge because they haven't changed in years so everyone is digging to the inner pages for new info. Google sees that people are thirsty for new info and they are anxious to give it to them. It's a no brainer and I am willing to bet there are thousands of similar niches out there that google needs new content for due to the bounce rate of existing sites and the depth of pages people are digging.

    Feel free to ask any questions that dont involve me telling you my exact niche. Also feel free to flame and/or doubt if you must. I am really just stoked about my new project and wanted to share.
     
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  2. Nuker

    Nuker Regular Member

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    did you find the exact keyword in google keyword tools with the 6k exact searches ?
     
  3. smallgiant

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    Very interesting information. I think that you will definitely have to keep up with new content to succeed though. As you said, there was no new competition and people want new information. Good luck, and I'd love to hear more updates if your site continues to grow substantially using pure white hat.
     
  4. adbot

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    Yes.

    I will update this thread as I move along. Hopefully everything keeps growing. I agree that I will need to keep it up with the fresh content.
     
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    Nice read, are you making money from the traffic or you just building your list at the moment? What about expansion?

    Look forward to the updates.
     
  6. adbot

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    I have not monotized it yet. Im waiting to lock in some better positions before I drop adsense and some cpa's in. In the mean time I am just building the list.
     
  7. TashCorp

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    with such a hungry market would'nt you make a killing with clickbank? i think you should give it a go
     
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    nice share, just tell me how to find niche to get higher PR?
     
  9. Johnnyfox

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    Nice! Every now and then you get lucky right!

    Congratulations and best of luck on your list building!

    It is hard to explain to people that sometimes in very few niches, but sometimes, really smart KW relevance and on page SEO along with proper timing (market need) can be enough for rankings.

    I got lucky a couple of times too, LOVE IT.
     
  10. adbot

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    Good point. I had not considered clickbank. I have an account with them but never really promoted any products. I will have to take a look and see if they have something that would work.

    Yeah it's a beautiful thing. Its funny, at times I have had to struggle for positions on keywords which shouldn't have been very competitive. It is certainly nice to be handed one every now and then.
     
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    nice share man that goes to show you that picking the right niche/keyword is 80% of your success
     
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    This is great... I love to hear that its still possible to pull this off.
     
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    Which CPA do you use for that?
     
  15. adbot

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    Like I said, I have not used any yet. Im signed up with about a dozen networks so whoever has the best offers when I decide to monetize.
     
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    Nice share.
     
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    Nice post OP. This is the key portion of your thread:

     
  18. adbot

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    A couple days later and everything is still pretty consistent, but seems to have leveled out at 100uv a day. I think I can triple or quadruple that with a little work. I'd love to see 500uv a day out of this site. Im going to start building links today. I'm not gonna go really heavy on this. I figure I will start out by grabbing a few quality, related high pr links and go from there. My plan is to build a handful of authority links and then start to slowly trickle in the other usual suspects, ie. articles, manual forum/blog commenting, bookmarking etc. I will track my rankings today and post them up. As I build links I will monitor everything and post up some results from time to time.
     
  19. JackSparrow

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    dude drop some kind of email submit form on your website quick, don't miss this opportunity to build yourself a nice list to bombard with related product emails later.
     
  20. adbot

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    Absolutely man. Theats the only way to go. I've been building a list from day 1 with a newsletter. As I said, I'm right at about 1000 subscribers so far.