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I've been inspired. My journey to 100k+ words by Sept 14th 2020.

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by Ravi Davda, Nov 30, 2019.

  1. mrtruehybrid

    mrtruehybrid Power Member

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    Hey, what tool is this?
     
  2. Roger Marquez

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    I don´t recall watching/reading this thread when OP opened it but i am very happy i saw it today.

    I definitely feel a strong connection to what @Ravi Davda states here and i am actually considering opening a similar thread soon to keep things interested and, maybe, i get some extra motivation to boost my current affiliate journey.

    I´ve been also reading a shit ton of writing-related stuff on the internet and managed to develop a little personal process/roadmap i will start implementing soon that hopefully will help me be more efficient when it comes to creating content.

    Keyword research has already been done and i will be focusing on everything from what is the best angle to approach the article, how to craft a click-worthy headline/title, how to properly present an engaging introduction that hooks the reader, how to structure the body copy, (which includes subheadings, designing all the graphical elements, improve readability scores, etc - Anything that helps to break the wall of texts) researching papers/studies for fact-checking, include an effective CTA in the conclusion, among other stuff.

    Things are coming together for me and can´t wait to finally start crafting my website´s content.

    Been wasting and procrastinating for too long and it´s time to actually do something!

    The last couple of days have been great for me because yesterday i found a thread that shared a link to a website that has a few articles that explain an excellent way how to speed-up and be more efficient with your writing.

    Did you see it? Check it out and let me know what you think!

    And now, i came across your thread.

    This was the last push i needed in order to get off my butt and start building something towards the future.

    Thanks for taking the time to open/post this. It surely helped me get things in perspective (again).

    Cheers!
     
  3. zimba

    zimba Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Same one OP suggested, WP Word Count
     
  4. Ravi Davda

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    Mentioned previously... but I am. Doing at least 1 high quality link a week (niche edit or GP). I don't think as soon as you start, it means traffic instantly. Takes some time.
     
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  5. mrtruehybrid

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    Thank you bro

    Yes, better to build one link every once in a while. My site started getting traffic without any links, just HQ content.
     
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    Best of luck! Wonder why you posted the link twice though...?
     
  7. Roger Marquez

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    Thanks!
    Well, when it comes to optimizing forums posts in order to get them indexed faster in Google you need to...naaah, just kidding...My bad :D :p
     
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    Big Ron? I know him! LOL.

    Seriously though, what a great partnership. I think we're both learning quite a bit from each other. Just like when I tried out my new (product edited out) and thought about writing an unboxing article, review article or How to Use a (product edited out) to XYZ.. But it doesn't fit any of my niches. But it does Ravi's. Win-win.

    Now, if you'll excuse me, I have an article to finish for my British peeps :)
     
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  9. Ravi Davda

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    Greeeeeat work! How long has this taken?
     
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    What's your definition of "traffic" out of interest? Per month?
     
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    Thanks, started in July but honestly i outsourced most of the content. Some posts I wrote but the rest mostly bought
     
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    Nice. Who are your go-to people? Feel free to PM if we're not allowed to post this on here, would be good to understand!

    How do you find quality vs. your own?
     
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    I'll pay more attention to this. You're right. A quick scan can help you/ give you usable headings. Great advice.
     
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    Good Luck! The issue that I have faced in similar targets is after initial few months, the enthusiasm dies down. Keeping yourself motivated is really the key.
     
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    ill pm you
     
  16. Ravi Davda

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    Hmmmmmmmmm. Update 24/01:

    I've been reading a lot on SEO the last few weeks. It seems that the content I've been writing, even though the guides all recommend to do it the way I have been, isn't working. My topics are too broad. My niche is very competitive, and it seems it's impossible to get ranked for with the way I've been doing it.

    I've been following a fair few journeys on here of people ACTUALLY getting traffic, and they all recommend to start SUPER SPECIFIC when it comes to keywords. Literally KWs which have 50-200 monthly searches. And slowly building up and getting broad once you get ranking content.

    As of today, I'm changing tactics. I've identified a list of 50 or so KWs, and I'm going to focus on these for the next 50-75k words. Low low search volumes. But looking at page 1 of Google, most of the articles don't relate to the actual KW, so may have a good chance of getting on page 1.

    I'm also going to reduce my content from 3k to 1.5k per article (or thereabouts). This will mean I can get content out quicker, and see what actually ranks.

    Aside from this, will continue building links/ niche edits.

    I'm unsure what to do with the current 50k words I have. I'll probably just leave them, and hope once I get ranked for the low competition KWs, build my DA/DR, I'll push up the rankings on these. Let's see.
     
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    Good point. I'm still as motivated as ever, even though I feel the last 50k words has been a waste lol. As per my above post.

    It's one of the reasons I put this thread up!
     
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    Why do you think they are wasted? You could still upload all of that content to your website, they are better sitting there than sitting on your computer (if you haven't already done that, not sure I understood you correctly there). Even if you went for the broad terms, it doesn't mean the content won't rank. If your website is new and your competitors are fairly larger than you in terms of size, age and authority, you are probably not going to outrank them on the main keyword (at least not for now)- but that doesn't mean the same content won't rank for a lot of 'smaller', less competitive (and usually longer) keywords.

    I've seen this happened many times - to me and to many others. They go for the big broad term, but end up pulling traffic from a lot of different keywords. That's perfectly fine.

    For the time being, however, it might be better to continue with your revised strategy of targeting keywords with a smaller estimated volume. Also, not sure the tool you are using, but try to analyze the top 10 pages on SERPs to better evaluate if the opportunity is right for you. Try to take a look at the pages that are ranking and what are they doing. Are there plenty of websites with high DR ranking? Are there plenty of websites ranking because they have a great share of quality backlinks pointing to them? Those could be the factors that are putting them high up on the ranks that are usually harder to beat (meaning you need money for niche edits/guest posts to compete with their backlink profiles, or you need more authority behind your domain).

    However, this is not always certain and not an exact science, but just some common factors to evaluate when deciding to go for a specific keyword.

    Also, give it time. High ranking rarely happens quickly, even if the keyword is not competitive.
     
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    Hey, thanks for this, I really appreciate this response. No, they're on my site, of course. Not wasted in that sense :) Yes, I'm hoping for ranking for some smaller, less competitive KWs as a result.

    Sounds like a good plan. How do you analyse top 10 pages? Or do you do it manually?
     
  20. Hidden Network

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    what are you using to count words?