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How do you manage 100+ micro niche sites?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by DenimFrank, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. DenimFrank

    DenimFrank Newbie

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    Do you just build them up and then leave them? I can see that working, but then the old sites will eventually drop in ranking, right? So you just have to keep building sites?
     
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    MarketerMac Regular Member

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    go............try...............learn.
     
  3. MisterGemini

    MisterGemini Senior Member

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    Have you ever had a peg gerbil or a hamster? For sure you put one of those little wheels in their cage so they could run and make it spin round and round and round.

    Well... that's what building and managing 100 micro niche sites is like.

    Enjoy the kibble. :)
     
  4. mymomatemyhomework

    mymomatemyhomework Registered Member

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    Frank...... like denim building a bajillion garbage micro niche sites is old news. I say spend your time creating a couple large sites in niches that people buy tons of shit in.

    Put lots of work and creativity into them and do it routinely. You will have much more success.
     
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  5. sksugo

    sksugo Junior Member

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    I will have to agree with that. I just started my IM journey last week creating 3 micro niche sites and I already have my hands full. If you can outsource your content + link building using automated programs, in my opinion that would 75% of your work right there. The other missing 25% is stuff like keyword research, etc..

    I'm pretty tired, but what im trying to say is getting content and linkbuilding will take most of your time
     
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    promosirupiah Junior Member

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    I think they will be spammed. U have to check it frequently.
     
  7. DenimFrank

    DenimFrank Newbie

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    My original plan was to make a hundred or so wordpress sites with a bunch of articles in each one, building them up one or two at a time until they got to the #1 spot on google and slapping adsense on them after a while.

    My other plan was to make just a few sites, then build up the money to make a few larger sites, building them up until they reached the top in google. And I would experiment with adsense and clickbank, seeing if I could make affiliate sales somehow. I also have CJ account I could try it on.

    I guess I'll do the newer plan, maybe make a few adsense minisites and get money with them, and then build bigger sites with good content and everything else
     
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  8. Italian Hawk

    Italian Hawk Power Member

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    To be honest, it'd be pretty difficult to manage 100 micro niche sites with white hat seo. That's just my opinion. If you look into blackhat seo you might find some time saving methods that'd make it a lot easier.
     
  9. tygrus

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    If you build thin micro sites, then you will always have to be back link building them cause they are built on nothing, but if you build them from an authority site, then I think you can get away with taking them to the top spot once and leaving them because the domain authority and PR will help keep them there. Micro sites can't do that.
     
  10. DenimFrank

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    Yeah. I've known about someone who builds websites just for ad revenue, but I see how I might do it myself now. I'll try just building authority sites for the longer term
     
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    Enjoy the kibble made me spit a mouthful of water all over my desk. That is good!
     
  12. onlineBIZ

    onlineBIZ Newbie

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    i agree with this... in the long term, you can profit more from big sites than from micro sites. not to mention what google does on mayday to these micro sites...

    it's better to put your hard work and money to something that will benefit you on long time...
     
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    5 to 10 sites in decent fields where a lot is bought is a good one.

    Even then, if after a year 3 or 4 of them were totally outperforming the rest (which is often the case) then I'd concentrate on the winners and ditch/change the low performers.

    Most microniche control is balck hat, I've used some (fecking expensive) micro site build/control tools with some success in 2009.

    However, the whole microsite thing is being given a good solid slap.

    I find they take really quickly, rank nice and high within days/weeks. Peak at about 3 months, then get found and slapped.

    The way around this is to keep adding new - unique content to them.

    Static sites with little content have a short lifespan these days. Google knows the footprint that these sites have (often 20-30 sites on 1 hosting account etc etc, Wordpress or similar, max 10 pages per site, no new content etc etc)

    The footprint is blindingly obvious to both visitors and SE bots, and SE's don't like them.

    UPdating 100 microsites - well soon they aren't microsites any more are they?
    At that point, updating 100 midi sites with proper unique content makes your brain melt. To the point where you might as well get a normal job and keep your sanity.

    I'm a convert to the 5-10 decent sized sites with a couple of good updates per site per week system. It might not get you the early "rush" of cash, but it also won't kick you in the crutch just when a big adsense payday is due - or melt your brain with the effort of spinning all those plates.

    Scritty
     
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  14. SaraJ

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    Well I have a handful of mini sites or micro niche sites. Many of these have at least 30 articles from article directories pointing back to the home page and inner pages. I would say a few times a week someone publishes one of these articles somewhere on the internet getting me a few more links.

    I have many sites in the top 5 that I have not done one bit of work on in over 3 months. I don't see why it would be a problem to have hundreds of these since I do nothing to keep the rankings high.

    Once you have income, you can hire people to continue to do the linking for you so you can continue to do nothing.

    BTW: Mayday made my rankings and traffic go UP on my mini sites.
     
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    Must be good articles then.
    Google have an actually printed policy that actively descriminates against these sites since August 12th 2009.
    I'll find it and post the wording of it here.

    Scritty
     
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  16. MisterGemini

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    He mentioned it again just last month. Here is an exerpt from a presentation given at IO

    That last part was actually a joke in case you didn't understand the context of how she said it. :)
     
  17. DenimFrank

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    Thanks for all the advice. I'll see if I can work on building middle to large sized sites for the long run.

    I don't really know anything about building websites, though, and I obviously don't have the money to hire someone just yet. Will a really nice wordpress theme I find work? That way I can just keep posting articles to it, building up backlinks, and waiting for it to rank higher. Or is there anything else I need to do to make my site an authority, other than just work in the long term the same way I normally would?

    I already know about onsite and offsite SEO, backlinking, and writing articles. I haven't figured out any twists and methods, though. I guess those ideas might just pop up in my head, since that's the way a lot of things have worked out for me in the past.
     
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    Nice quote. Was this from last summer? Buggered if I can find the pol-doc now. Google has about 10,000 of the buggers.

    Went along the lines of "Static sites that offer little or no value other than as a portal for an affiliate of market linked sale have been over-represented. They seem to offer a below average user experience"

    That's pretty close, it waffled on about not having a hundred sites pointing to an Amazon product that were all basically the same. Sort of "what are you offering the visitor that adds value"

    Then rehashed content or a cut and paste description from a manufacturers site was not going to cut the mustard.

    Don't want to sound unpopular here, but I understand what they are on about. Sites that are just portals to sales and offer no added value are not popular with SE's and are going to get slapped.

    Whether it's happening now or about to happen, I can promise you it's what the SE's want, and if it's what they want - it will probably happen sooner rather than later.

    By all means go the micro route, you can still make a lot of cash that way, but be ready to dodge and weave. Hsve some cash put by to finance a change in direction if and when it's required.

    Scritty
     
  19. alight17

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    You could look into Joomla as well. I am a huge fan of it but lots of people don't like it.

    (Just wanted to chime in, I don't want to turn this into a joomla conversation)
     
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    sounds like a lot to deal with