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Hopefully My last 7 days will inspire you to keep going

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  1. Stu784

    Stu784 Regular Member

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    I've spent the last Year learning, reading and doing. And after having a website which I threw every new tactic I read about at I finally got it to number 1 for my main target keyword and got some good ranks for other terms my site was targeting and some terms I wasn't.

    This was my learning site!

    Anyway last week after finally finding the time around my day job and finally getting over the 'will it work or won't it syndrome' I finally took the plunge and built an Amazon product review site.

    It currently has 1 main page & 5 product review posts (+the nuts & bolts pages). I also decided to keep a journal of what I do to this site so that I don't over do things like I did with my test site above. Here's the last 7 days where I've gone from register domain to first sale!

    I would also love any critique or advice on what I'm doing/not doing that I should :


    09-05-2011

    Registered Domain From GoDaddy
    Installed & set up Theme & Plugins (ALL FREE)


    Plugins =

    Askimet
    All In One Seo
    Contact Form 7
    Damn Sexy Bookmarks
    Google XML Sitemaps (BWP Google XML Sitemaps installed but not activated)
    Login Lockdown
    Robots Meta
    TweetMeMe Retweet Button (Topsy Retweet Button installed but not activated)
    Ultimate Google Analytics
    WP Facebook Likes
    WP Tags to Technarati
    Yet Another Related Posts Plugin

    Built Following Pages (Robots Meta = noindex but follow on all but home page which is a static page):
    Homepage targeting Theme Keyword & some related keywords with low competition
    About
    Anti Spam Policy
    Contact
    DMCA Notice
    Privacy
    Terms


    Pinged Website with pingdevice.com


    10-05-2011

    Built 1st & 2nd post pages

    Pinged Website

    Submitted site manually to Google
    Submitted site manuall to MSN
    Submitted RSS Feed manually to Feedburner
    Submitted RSS Feed to manually FeedAgg

    Pinged RSS Feeds

    Installed Google XML sitemap genrator plugin however couldn't get it generate sitemap.


    12-05-2011

    Built 3rd post page

    Changed recent posts widget to a links list (as recent posts widget will only show 5 posts only)
    Built a couple of backlinks after analyzing top 10 in Market Samurai

    Pinged Website, RSS Feeds & Backlink URL's



    13-05-2011

    HOME PAGE INDEXED - Ranking 8th in Google.com

    Built some mixed PR backlinks to homepage (blog comments, profiles, statistic sites & directory submits)

    Pinged Website & Backlink URL's


    Homepage Indexed - Checked Market Samurai & Home Page Ranking 8th in Google.com



    14-05-2011

    Built 4th post page

    Pinged Website

    Checked Market Samurai & Home Page - Ranking 7th in Google.com with 14 backlinks




    15-05-2011

    Built 5th post page

    Ran Bookmarkwiz on working Social Bookmarking sites (see spreadsheet for list of backlink URL's)
    Ran RSS Submit on all auto submit sites (manual submit afterwards didn't work)
    Submitted Domain with Theme Keyword to 2519 sites automatically here (All URL's auto pinged):
    Code:
    http://www.imtalk.org/cmps_index.php?pageid=IMT-Website-Submitter
    Pinged Website & Social Bookmark Wiz Output URL's




    16-05-2011

    Ran Bookmark Wiz on first 5 post URL's

    Checked Market Samurai & Home Page - Ranking 7th in Google.com with 30 backlinks (It looks like I've picked up a site wide backlink from one of my blog comments)

    Market Samurai also tells me that I have an Index Count of 11 however when I click on the arrow there are only 3 pages listed in Google using the site:WEBSITE operator

    Checked Amazon & received first sale for one of the products I'm targeting on this website making $5 (Wow within a week... I'm very happy today:))




    NEXT:

    The plan is to build more content and more backlinks to internal pages.
    Hopefully I'll hold my page 1 positon and then begin to climb the ladder.


    I hope you find this both useful and inspiring.
     
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  2. stereoscience

    stereoscience Newbie

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    Congrats Stu. Only 7 days.... that is pretty inspiring. Keep up the good work and good luck in the future.
     
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  3. reinie

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    Great Job man. Now duplicate it over and over and over .... :)
     
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  4. Stu784

    Stu784 Regular Member

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    Cheers man.

    RINSE & REPEAT goes without saying :)
     
  5. Stu784

    Stu784 Regular Member

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    16-05-2011

    Just to add onto todays activity.

    Managed to fix Google Sitemap issue and submitted working sitemap to Google Webmaster Tools

    Built 6th post page




    Its nearly midnight so I don't think I'll be doing anything more that will be significant today
     
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  6. zivmaymon

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    fixing webmastertools gives you a good feeling, great thread!
     
  7. Stu784

    Stu784 Regular Member

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    It was the wordpress plugin that wasn't working for me.

    I queried BHW about it here and then added info about the fix that worked:

    Code:
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/white-hat-seo/306986-google-xml-sitemap-generator-v3-2-4-wordpress-v3-1-2-a.html
     
  8. trevorhoang

    trevorhoang Power Member

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    so you are promoting an amazon product on your page? to get 5 dollars the item you are promoting must be worth $100 . good job, i havent made money off amazon yet.
     
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    Congrats my friend. Now rinse and repeat. Good luck with it!
     
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  10. Stu784

    Stu784 Regular Member

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    It was just over $130 + change however the higher the product value the better. I'm promoting different value products across my site and this was the cheapest.

    The person who bought this still could've gone to Amazon and not bought what I reviewed and bought something else or even bought more items on the same visit.

    Keep at it, I didn't make any money with Amazon for ages and then things started to work. I was just pleasantly surprised at how quickly I've scored with this site.

    Give Google what it wants... Good, Quality, Unique Content!!
     
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    Stu784 Regular Member

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    UPDATE:

    17-05-11

    AM:
    Chrome Browser 5th, Market Samurai 7th & behind Hidemyass 5th in Google.com - WTF

    Built 1 backlink to each of my 6 post pages using Paulie Ciaras High PR ********

    Backlink packets (2 most recent ones from Paul Ciara)

    Ran Bookmark Wiz on latest post

    Pinged all Backlink URL's

    Began Product and Keyword Research for next category

    PM:
    Built 7th post page - creating new category for different Brand Name

    Pinged Website

    Checked Market Samurai & Home Page is Ranking 7th in Google.com with 40 Yahoo & 178 Majestic backlinks
     
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  12. talkmeow

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    update?
     
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    Stu784 Regular Member

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    UPDATE (working a job too BTW):

    18-05-11

    Market Samurai Rank Tracker 18th
    Market Samurai SEOC 5th
    Google.com 8th
    70 Yahoo & 183 Majestic backlinks

    (Not sure what is going on with Market Samurai lately)

    I posted 1 comment on this site: w3.xxxxxxxxxxxxx.c0m and now I'm getting a lot of backlinks mixing from PR0 - PR5. After checking one of the links my Anchor Text is in the recent comments list in the right sidebar. So these links could drop off at some point. I may need to go back and add another link later on.


    NOTE: NEED TO UP THE NUMBER OF REFERRING DOMAINS FOR BACKLINKS


    Market Samurai Rank Tracker Officially giving me a 5th position ranking & some page 2 ranks for some of my internal pages (all have only 1-3 links)





    19-05-2011

    Built 8th Post Page

    Ran SENukeX (v1.0.15 Crack) Press Release Submit on all working sites - Home Page Only
    Ran SENukeX (v1.0.15 Crack) Articles Submit on all working sites (31) - Home Page & Post Pages 1 Link per Article using spun resource box
    Ran SENukeX (v1.0.15 Crack) Social Networking on all working sites (16) - Home Page & Post Pages 1 Link per Article

    Pinged Website & Backlink URL's with pingdevice.com


    Ran Market Samurai & some of my internal pages are ranking on page 2 of listings
    However my main keyword has slipped to 15th





    22-05-2011

    Built 9th Post Page

    Ran home page & new post URL's through pingdevice.com

    Added some outbound links to high PR authority sites with some general, helpful information.

    Added rel="nofollow" to these links. (Had to disable Javascript in browser before I could add nofollow inside of the Links section in Wordpress)

    Checked Google Analytics and traffic is increasing. 15-20 visits per day.





    24-05-2011

    Built 10th Post Page

    Ran Bookmarkwiz on previous post pages

    Ran SeNuke X crack (Web 2.0 Properties only) on previous posts

    Existing rankings seem to be bobbing between 8th & 30th, Home page currently 13th




    27-05-2011

    Checked on Webmaster tools & Analytics and now staring to rank for some termas I'm not even targeting

    Built 11th Post Page

    NOTE: Work on link building and space out new posts
     
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  14. facebookdude

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    Thanks for keeping us updated! Seems like you have your head around SEO so go hard man! Bank hard.
     
  15. Stu784

    Stu784 Regular Member

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    UPDATE:

    30-05-2011

    Fixed some of the web 2.0 properties so that my links were in them (SENuke X didn't drop in the links not sure why??)




    31-05-2011

    Checked Amazon & received 2nd sale, made $20 - Sites officially paid for itself this Year :)

    Checked Market Samurai - All pages showing as been on page 2 (mixed positions 11-20) however when I check in the actual browser the result are different, some better, being on page 1 & some worst???

    USed Scrapebox to scrape a bunch of High PR Forums using Custom Footprint: "Powered by vBulletin"
    Then manually built Profiles inside Scrapebox with a mix of Anchor's (where possible) & URL's on all Forums with a PR >PR6 (67 in total)
    Built these links to my Home + rotated 1 of 2 of my internal pages
    Used Scrapebox manual poster to complete this


    CURRENTLY:

    1 HOME PAGE
    11 INTERNAL PAGEs (excluding nuts & bolts pages)

    NEXT STEPS:

    Tier 1 Links:

    Run Bookmark Wiz on all pages
    Run Senuke X Web 2.0 Blast using all working properties targeting all internal pages (one link to HOME Page & one link to Target Internal Page)

    Tier 2 Links (Once Tier 1 is complete)

    RSS Mix all Tier 1 URL's into a handful of RSS Feeds & Submit them
    Blast all Tier 1 URL's with Scrapebox Blog Commenter
    Continue working through list of High PR Forums pointing to HOME & Target Internal Pages
     
  16. Stu784

    Stu784 Regular Member

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    UPDATE:

    01-06-2011

    Manually built a Hubpage, Squidoo Lens & submitted an article to Articlesbase
    Used SENuke X article scraper x4 spun it and created a 500 word article to submit.

    Used Senuke X to build Web 2.0 properties to my 3rd post page.



    02-06-2011

    Used Senuke X to build Web 2.0 properties to my 4th post page.



    03-06-2011 - 05-06-2011

    Built a Social Network to each of my internal pages using SENuke X crack finished Hompage + 8 internal pages leaving 3 more left to do.

    Submitted site to DMOZ - fingers crossed

    Pinged links & RSS Feeds as I built them



    06-06-2011

    Market Samurai showing Home Page 8th for main keyword & 9th for a secondary target keyword (this secondary keyword receives more traffic & I've not done any backlinking for it yet).

    I have 2 of my internal pages on page 1 ranking 5th & 9th for their main keywords (not checked secondary keywords yet as Market Samurai stops working if the .MSAM file is too big).

    All my other pages are ranking on page 2 except one which is ranking 21st (top of page 3).

    According to Analytics - Site is receiving a consistent 20-25 unique visitors per day and I've seen 2 sales so far through Amazon.

    Scrapebox blasted all backlinks I'd built using a 130341 AA list finished with 16176 successfully posted 4158 Links found immeadiately after the blast was completed. Before running this I ran 'Link Checker' on all my backlink URL's built so far across all types (Web 2.0, Social Bookmarks, Forum posts, Forum Profiles & Articles) to makesure the URL's I'd be blasting with my link in them were still alive - ONLY USED FAST POSTER ON THIS LIST.

    When I went to link check before this blast I found my Hubpage had been taken down (NB: Created account using a Hotmail address & added 1 anchored backlink?????? Tight Fuckers :( )

    NONE OF THE SCRAPEBOX BLAST WAS AIMED AT ANY OF MY MONEY SITE PAGES & WAS ONLY AIMED AT BACKLINKS URLS ONLY!!!

    While Scrapebox was working away I watched 'Four Lions' - "Anti surveillance innit bro.. Barry says it makes your face come out blurry"

    Wrote a new post page & uploaded onto website.
     
  17. Nerevar

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    HubPages ban you if you blast them with Scrapebox.
     
  18. Stu784

    Stu784 Regular Member

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    I never even got that far, like I said I ran Link Checker and my Hubpage was listed as not found.

    It never made it to the blast list.
     
  19. housemusic

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    hey man good luck
    i do recommend not adding adsense or google analytics to this website..just my personal experience but not a rule

    cheers
     
  20. Stu784

    Stu784 Regular Member

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    What was your 'personal experience' care to elaborate?