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I have 1K to invest in SEO per month. Need feedback on my plan.

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by savetheozone, May 11, 2017.

  1. savetheozone

    savetheozone Newbie

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    Hello all,

    I have a website (1.5 years old) with 100 posts so far and keep growing the content. I'm monetizing with Adsense (with pretty good RPM).

    I'm sending paid traffic from Facebook ads and earning around $300/month (profit).

    However, I would like to increase my Google organic traffic which is around 100 unique visitors per day.

    My competitors in my niche (who have very similar websites as mine and also monetizing them with Adsense and Media.net) are earning between 8k-10k per month (I know because they publish their monthly earnings.) Their traffic mostly comes from Google organic so I know there is potential.

    I have 1K per month to invest in white-hat and safe SEO. My plan is the following:

    1) I will be ordering 4 high quality articles each month (2000 words each): =around $400/month.
    2) I will be ordering between 10-15 guest posts (outreach links) from real high DA blogs: = around $600

    So that's basically my plan. High quality content and high quality backlinks.

    What's your opinion on the plan above? Do you have any other recommendations and feedback?

    Thanks a lot

    Harris
     
  2. archixet

    archixet Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Really hard to suggest anything without knowing the niche or keywords! Anyways best of luck!
     
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  3. RedPanda9

    RedPanda9 Regular Member

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    Good content, good onsite seo, steady quality backlinks (not over optimized, use tons of brand) is the general route for success. It won't happen over night.. But I look back at my first website from 10 years ago and if I had followed that strategy i'd be a wealthy man by now. I'm doing alright, but I have fallen victim to chasing short term success and churn and burning lots of domains.
     
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    Have to agree with this too.

    You're idea about keeping as white hat as possible is good, the content is what will bring you readers one on your site too. G/L
     
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    Your plan look straight forward and shout whitehat. But you have 100 articles already. I guess it is time to start optimizing some of them to start ranking for their targeted KWs.
     
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    These plan for ranking keywords/sites? Or just content marketing plan?
     
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    Guest posts are a really nice and solid strategy, don't miss PBN's, though, with that monthly budget you can build a decent one over the time.

    Basically the most powerful techniques are guest posts and PBN sites combined.
     
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    I am currently in kind of a similar situation and also looking to buy some outreach guest posts. Don't know if you maybe have a good contact for outreach? Would be nice if you could share where you will buy these guest posts.
    I'll focus on building HQ links to the pages with some traffic that are ranking best.
    Good luck, mate!
     
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  9. JasonXDC

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    Hate to break it to you, but your plan sounds like you don't quite grasp SEO.

    have you done adequate checks and research on which of your 100 over articles receive the most traffic? If yes, find out why visitors don't bounce from those articles, then build more articles as sub topicals of the first article. I say this because whoever you hire to write x4 articles is just going to give you a composition with images, and nothing else.

    secondly, "high DA" is a third party metric. X10-15 blogs at $600 will probably get you sites from a pbn network, and not genuine blogs that have organic social shares and real traffic going to it(or to yours for that matter)

    thirdly, what's your existing on page optimization like? No one should spend a dollar on off page SEO without first doing ample on page tactics and great keyword research beforehand.

    Lastly, any links you build from here on need to have adequate links built to those links you built, or you won't really be getting much out of it in the way of a rank increase for whatever it is you are ranking for.

    I'd suggest you try and read up on broken backlinking, and attempt to get webmasters to replace their broken nfographicibut aged and valuable outbound links with your high quality content such as videos or infographic.

    $1k on a slim chance, you are better of testing out more ad sets or buying posts from other influential traffic sources since all you need are visitors and not people who have to checkout a cart in order for you to make a buck
     
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    If you've taken care of on-page optimization I think you have a rock solid plan. Maybe you can spend a $200/month on social media marketing, which will complement your ongoing paid social media marketing campaigns.

    Good luck, OP.
     
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    What about on page SEO? You can't cover ranking with backlink only.
     
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    Wow, your first post in 9 years!
     
  13. savetheozone

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    He he, yes you are right. I have been a member of this forum for so long but never written anything here. Its never too late though :)
     
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  14. savetheozone

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    Thanks for your wishes


    Initially I focused on writing posts that will do well on Facebook and didn't care much about keywords. Out of 100 articles, maybe 20 are keyword focused so I'll start optimizing those.

    This plan is for ranking keywords.

    I have thought about building my own PBN as well. However, the initial effort and recurring costs might not be worth it so I decided to go with guest posts. I haven't dropped the idea of a PBN though. How many sites would you suggest building to have an impact?

    I have already ordered a couple of guest posts (outreach to real blogs) but they haven't delivered them yet, so I don't know if they are good. Look at Fiverr (search for blogger outreach service) and also fatjoe.co (again I don't know yet if they are good).
     
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    Thanks for your comprehensive reply. Initially I wrote articles that would do well on Facebook and were not focused on keyword research. Maybe 20 out of 100 articles are keyword focused and yes I know inside google analytics and search console which ones bring me traffic.

    Your suggestion for broken backlinking is good. Thanks a lot for all the feedback.
     
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    Good strategies, The regular updating of the blog with the high quality contents will always be a best. Also, getting high quality backlinks from the relevant authority websites will helping the good boost on SERP as well as the organic traffics. Keep up the good works. Good luck!
     
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    I agree with these guys. A mix up of guest posts and PBN's will helps to get good positive improvement in the SERP.

    You can find many guest post services in the marketplace. I'm proud to say that I'm one among them offering manual outreach service on niche relevant sites.
     
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    hi there,
    you should first customise your website by spending some money on its on-page and making it more user-friendly. spend some on its appearance also.
    it is one time cost.
    after that you should focus on good quality content which you post on your website.
     
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    OK so invest on Good keywords ... Target low competition and Rank money keyword ;) BOL
     
  20. xinga

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    Your plan sounds like bullshit.

    Speaking from personal experience: About 80% of the "Guest post" services on the Marketplace are public PBNs, the rest charges huge amounts for guest posts on mediocre websites. Real websites is such a big stretch. I'd rather go for solid editorial links.
    Hiring a freelance-writer (for guest posts), a quick search on google and writing three e-mails gets you there quicker, better and cheaper (but obviously some work involved; can hire a VA to do that)