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In need of advice for my authority site. (everyone welcome)

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by wanqwer, Sep 23, 2013.

  1. wanqwer

    wanqwer Registered Member

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    Hello everyone.
    BHW is a good place to get ideas about making money and i am reading here more than doing something, so i decided to make something to get some extra $$.
    Got myself a website, now I need to adjust my plans a bit, because nothing is changing - traffic is the same, not even tried seo yet, because i'm not sure what seo is applicable for my kind of website. Long story short: Had tried dumping articles to the site, put on @dsense, saw some 1,5eur clicks, decided to make better website with this idea..
    What i have now: A wordpress tutorial website in broad computer niche (can't give more details on niche). Archive for ~100k unique articles. (also please don't ask anything about that)
    Current stats: ~3k URLs submitted, ~3k URLs indexed (most of the posts get indexed fast), 1500 queries indexed, 60-90 uniques a day (growing very slowly). Uploading posts as drafts with Zennoposter, using 'Drafts Scheduler' plugin to post ~100 posts a day.
    What i did to my website: Bought a vps, made custom WP theme for Google pagespeed (score 97), minimal design, easy readable font, basic plugins like: AIO seo, minify, broken link check, WP-super cache, fb-comments, js to footer, and a couple more... Also made a button to easily convert page to pdf.

    My plans:
    1. SEO
    Need to do something with this, but i don't know what could work with my type of site(many posts in one but very broad niche).
    1.1 Social signals - i think i need those!
    1.2 Article submission - do this still work?
    1.3 Web 2.0 - how?
    1.4 Pinging - should i do that when all my posts get indexed anyway?
    1.5 Social bookmarks - dunno about those
    1.6 Video submits - thinking of doing some to something like 1 per 100 innerpages, what you think?
    1.7 Document submits - definitely doing those. As i said before, i got a pdf button on all pages, so i think i will use Zennoposter to get random of those a day, and upload to random doc sites. What you think of this type of backlink? All pdfs come with inner page's link inside that pdf. Also manual .doc and .ppt could be done later.
    1.8 Your ideas ? - seriously guys, i know i'm missing something here, and two brains are better than one, thats why i decided to ask you.

    2. Schema
    Since i use zenno, i could generate some random star ratings, review/answer/percent numbers, other stuff to increase CTR. Is it worth it?

    3. Make some $

    Going to add @dsense once i get to 300-500 uniques. Are those good numbers?
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    Thats it for now guys. This is my plan which needs to be adjusted by smarter guys like you!
    I got so much of my free time invested into this site, since i made all bots and designs myself and really really want it to work.
    I would be more than happy if this gets me 5bux/day, since salary in my country is very low.
    Hope to get some responses, and will always help others if needed!
     
  2. dealhunter

    dealhunter Regular Member

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    Hmmmm. Well it seems like you are at the beginning. I would suggest reading and using the search function on BHW. There is so much information here. I would start with working on getting some traffic to your site. Trust me its virtually impossible to make money online without traffic. That is what prevents most people from becoming successful. Become a master at getting traffic then you can do any of the methods mentioned on this site. Also there are many great posts here that teach you how to get traffic. So dive in, enjoy, its a long road but it's worth it.
     
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  3. wanqwer

    wanqwer Registered Member

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    Yes i am sir! That is because i didn't throw any seo yet (don't know yet what kind of seo would work). I know about traffic and stuff as i'm here for two years already, and would prefer to fail again instead of read anymore. Site is up for 8 months already. I guess i'll just start experimenting and ask for more specific questions later as my questions now are too abstract. :)
     
  4. thetraveller

    thetraveller Senior Member

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    The quality of content is critical for organic traffic. I read that you don't want questions about the articles.. if those 100k unique articles are readable then your site might have a bright future, if they are spinned or translated without proof-reading then you will encounter some roadblocks on the way.
     
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  5. wanqwer

    wanqwer Registered Member

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    Readable, unique, no less than 400 words.
    I am collecting info on seo now, will try something soon.
     
  6. bartosimpsonio

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    Yeah, also your time is worth gold. Try outsourcing some of the work. I've seen some very cool white hat threads in the marketplace, which should be lots safer than the hardcore blackhat stuff.
     
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    Not sure you're whether you're already doing this or not, but the first thing I would do is interlink these articles. 3k articles vs ~60 uniques sounds too low. Generally, it is enough to have 6 good articles for ~100 uniques with proper interlinking (this is before external SEO).
     
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  8. wanqwer

    wanqwer Registered Member

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    Could you please tell me more about proper interlinking?
    All i have now is: 10 last posts in homepage, category in sidebar which(again) links to 10 posts in category(basically links to homepage as i have only one category), and a sitemap.xml link in footer with all 3k links in it.
    I agree with you 200% that this traffic is really low.
     
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    I'm merely suggesting to make a contextual links from inside the articles to other articles. For example, if some paragraph in Article A talks about the same topic as Article B, you could turn part of a text into a link inside that paragraph. These links are as good as external links, this is why large sites with a lot of internal links generally rank better.
     
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  10. wanqwer

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    Awesome idea. Perhaps i will search for plugin that can do it, as this can be time consuming doing manually.
     
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