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I'm in a competitive niche and need help

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by stallionvik, Apr 29, 2013.

  1. stallionvik

    stallionvik Newbie

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    So yeah, I chose a really competitive niche (humor & interesting posts). I need advice as I believe I am doing some things right but also some wrong.

    I started my site in March and I am totally dependent on social media websites though yesterday I joined traffic exchange site 2leep and it is sending about 1000 daily if I keep writing articles.
    I created a post with funny images and sent that to reddit and 7-9 hours later I had 2500 hits from there so that was good too!
    My FB fan page has 16,000 but about 2-3000 of them are 'addmefast'. I have invested in FB ads to gain likes (does help in a very good way but I am on a seriously tight budget).
    I am new to all these black hat methods so I messaged Resz who was providing a specific service on here to see if it could benefit me as he was offering a demo but he said that I need to focus on social media marketing, on-page SEO.

    Does it matter that I have chose a competitive niche? I literally spend day and night on my site as I know if you want to make it big you have to work just as hard.

    What's my best way about this? What techniques can I use to get success? Or is it just this same rule: Create a huge fan base and continue writing good articles (because that's what I'm trying to do so far)
     
  2. dragonrage01

    dragonrage01 Power Member

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    Get off 1 competitive niche and go for thousands of easy ones.
     
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  3. the_demon

    the_demon Jr. Executive VIP

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    Why try to enter a market you already know you can't compete in... seems like pretty bad business sense.
     
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  4. saber210

    saber210 Supreme Member

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    Well if you are in humor niche like 9gag..

    You dont need to rely on SEO, you need social traffic and branding.

    Well if you are happy on what you are doing just continue it (Income MAY follow or NOT). But if you want to have a niche monthly income go for less competitive niche.
     
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  5. stallionvik

    stallionvik Newbie

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    I don't want to quit and start again because that's all I've been doing so far.

    So I guessing stick to social media marketing and hope for the best?

    Thanks for the help anyway
     
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    dragonrage01 Power Member

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    In IM, you will always have to start over again.
    However, this is a lesson you will only learn with experience.
     
  7. lpsierra

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    Honestly, it would be worth it to quit and start again. There are TONS of humor type sites out there and the traffic usually doesn't convert as well as they just want to look at pictures and stuff.

    I tried doing a humor site. Worked on it for around a month and was getting around 500-1000 visits daily but it was garbage traffic.
    I went back to a niche that I previously gave up on and started SEO on that and right now I'm actually making money just from adsense. It's not big money, but I'm working on it.

    But if you still want to try humor niche then go all out on social media, and make sure that your domain is catchy. If it isn't then it's game over. It is one of the most important factors in the humor niche.
     
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    sdockery Newbie

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    Find some keywords you can rank for and make some posts. You can also use baclinking and SEO strategy to out rank your competition.
     
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  9. Smart SEO

    Smart SEO Senior Member

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    Get it sold on flippa and use that money to create a few solid websites that can make you a few hundred a month each. That's what I would do. Good luck.
     
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    internetlol Regular Member

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    You sound like you have the right attitude and you're getting up there a bit. I'd stay with it.
     
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    Yes. Getting Fan Base is a key factor in terms of competitive niche.
     
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  12. stallionvik

    stallionvik Newbie

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    Fellow Black Hat Brothers... I have another query..

    Firstly thanks for the input, especially the positive advice, I really appreciate it! :)

    So as I said I was on a tight budget, lets just say I had more money to spend on marketing. Lets say I can put aside £1k ($1.5k) to invest in making my site better. Should I just advertise on FB all day long? Because since my site is mostly dependent on Facebook'ers it would make sense to just continue investing there..
     
  13. omnipotent$

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    If you're already achieving positive roi with facebook, you should stick with that until you can't milk it anymore. You don't want to make the mistake of spreading yourself thin. Laser focus your efforts on what's already working for you.