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[Journey] Amazon Affiliate Site with an Expired Domain

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by issorc, May 24, 2017.

  1. issorc

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    Hey guys :)

    I already got a running journey here that earned me some money. I had an idea back then that should bring in 1500 bucks this month, and I didn't work a single hour on that site this month. Can tell you that this feeling is pretty nice so I'll just do it again. Just kidding.

    So you mentioned an expired domain?
    Yes, this journey is about the try to build a sustainable and high-quality affiliate site on a domain I bought from @Nargil who once again did a great job finding an expired domain (kudos to you buddy! :)).

    Here's the sweet one I got:
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    As far as I'm concerned, the name is brandable enough.


    What about the niche and keywords?
    I've already decided in which niche I'll head to and a Keyword from @Jayder will be used too. I got that one laying around for a while and already wanted to use it in my last journey but now its time has come! :D Although it's been some time it's still low competition. Did my keyword research so far by identifying competitors and take their top traffic generators from Semrush. If they can rank for that keyword, I can too. Of course, I always had a quick look on the backlinks on their pages and the keyword competition in general.

    Content...?
    Yeah .. content. Fuck that shit. I hate content writing but don't want to spend all my hard earned money on content. So I'll just do it by myself (kudos to Grammarly at this point). I've set the goal for myself to have 50 articles up in 100 days. Today is day 3 and three articles up so far. Wrote one each day. 700, 1100 and 1300 words. Until now I've only written buying guides, and I'll continue to do so.

    Rankings?
    As the site is three days old, I'll update on that in a few weeks or month.

    Backlinks?
    Will not build any at the beginning. Once I got the site running for 1-2 month and got a solid amount of articles online, I'll chase some high-quality links. This project is meant to be long term so that I won't build any 2$ links to this site.

    I don't know if that will be successful, if I'll earn money with that site some day or if I'll be even able to write 47 more articles in the next 97 days. But if you want to know and want to learn with me along the way, feel free to follow :)
     
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    All the best! ;)
     
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    what software do you use to manage that site, op? the screenshot appearance seems good. anyway goodluck to your journey
     
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    goodluck, you didn't mention how competitive is the niche and how many people search for your kw :)
     
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    Best of luck with your journey. Content writing takes a lot of $$. Doing it yourself will cut down cost.
    I wish I could :(
     
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    Thanks! :)
    Thanks :) I don't know what you mean exactly but I'm using WordPress.
    Most are medium competition. But that are some real $ keywords in my opinion so when I rank I'll bank :)
    The keywords I've targeted so far do have between 1-8k searches :)
    Thanks! :) I'll try to keep costs low in the beginning and do everything I can manually. Definitely, I will need some money for backlinks so I'll better be saving on content. Just btw, would be great if you'd update your journey thread soon again :p
     
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    Best of luck.
     
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    I should, but there is nothing much I can share for now. The site earning is stuck in the $500+ per month and there is nothing I can do. I guess I will update it anyways.
     
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    Best of luck. Keep us updated please!
     
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    Best of fuck :p
    Oops luck :D
     
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  11. issorc

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    Thank you :)
    Maybe some input will help you to identify why it's stuck :) Anyways, thanks for the information, hope it picks up pace soon for you :)
    Thank you and I will :)
    Gotta keep care of that but for that, but I better don't share details :D
    Anyways, thanks!
     
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    i mean what software that the screenshot came from mate?
     
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    That's Majestic ! It helps you check the link profile of websites.
     
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    As @dhia27 mentioned it's majestic. However if your interested in analyzing link profile then go with Ahrefs as it's more accurate.
     
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    Good luck guy!
     
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    I personally sticked to majestic as it's cheaper but I just bought group buy access to ahrefs, I'm really excited to get a few insights into it :)
    Thanks! :)

    I would be happy to be there with another great update, but the only thing I did manage to get done is another 1000 word post. Increasing my post count to 4. So I'm left with 46 posts in 89 days. Already behind my schedule :( I hope I get more stuff done next week, got a week off from university so I'll most likely have a bit more time :)
     
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    Ahrefs is insane. I love it. They are actually rolling out a load of new features which look really cool. https://ahrefs.com/blog/whats-new-ahrefs-may/
     
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    This is incredible! Thanks for the heads up. That are really great new features and fixes in just a month timeframe. Once I got my access to Ahrefs I'll add stats for my domain in this journey too :)
     
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    [​IMG]

    Here's the screenshot for my domain on Ahrefs. I'll now start to regularly update on the amount of organic keywords, 52 so far :)
     
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    I was wrong. I spent the whole week yet learning for university to catch up with my courses. Realized that it's exam time in 2 month and I'll write an exam only 30% of people pass max, so if I don't want to get rekt I'll have to learn a shitload. Decided that maybe I'll have a look for a writer and buy content, I'll never be able to push out the amounts of content I want to. And writing is no fun for me so thats the next point.

    Although this is my main project right now and I want to put most of my focus on it, I'm working on a smaller german project currently and already got keyword research done for the next one. Found some really great gems and a great affiliate partner (trusted shop with 15% commission) so I'm excited to put that to work asap.

    As all the german stuff will keep me busy next to the university I'll start to outsource content for this project. I got some running income + savings so although my pockets ain't that deep it should work. I hope I can update with some more progress soon.

    Edit: I just took a look into my analytics account because I wanted to see how much referral traffic I get. The site's backlinks includes a wikipedia link and to my surprise a lot of people read it and click through to the website.

    Got ~20 visits from Wikipedia since the start of the site. I'm surprised it's yet to be removed on wikipedia. Overall referral traffic in the last 3 weeks was ~30 people and 10 organic visits :) I visited the site by myself twice over google so I guess it has to be 8 other people who already went to my website. Given the keywords google analytics does provide I already got organic hits. Amazon is showing a few clicks too, but no sales yet.
     
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