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[Journey ] Amazon Niche Site

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by Tim Baxa, Jan 14, 2017.

  1. Tim Baxa

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    Hope everyone is having a great and productive day. I've decided to start a journey to document my efforts and failures/successes with my new site. I've attempted similar endeavors before but never really stuck with it and ground it out. This time will be different .

    What I've done :

    1. Registered domain and hosting through Powerup. I really thought about going with Digitalocean but at the last moment decided to go with Powerup . I may end up switching eventually as I think DO may provide better speeds. I guess it's important to note that I started with a fresh , brandable domain name.

    2. I decided to go with the Schema theme , and hired DezinerGuys to do a logo. https://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/p...al-media-services-offer-check-reviews.714054/ - that's his thread. The logo turned out to be just what I was looking for and he was easy to work with. A+ service at a great price.

    3. I installed the basic plugins and modified the schema theme to my liking.

    4. Created social accounts for instagram, Pinterest, facebook, and Twitter for now. Started working on getting followers and making my accounts look genuine. Will let them age a bit before going to crazy with it.

    5. Installed SSL cert + got dedicated IP set up.

    6. Hired ZionIce to create a 2500 word buyers guide for me. I decided to go with Zion because of the multiple great reviews and people recommending him. It's not just about having a fantastically written article , its what I am going to use to build off of and replicate for the content I write myself. My budget isn't huge so I want to do as much as possible myself. https://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/premium-contents-by-journalists-stop-burning.838475/. I haven't received my order yet but will update the thread when I do. I will say that Zion was extremely thorough in making sure he knew exactly what I wanted, it was a real pleasure working with him !

    7. I've written a few top 5 "product" articles and a couple individual review articles as of now. I've been making sure I pass Yoasts Onpage SEO recommendations and trying to do the best Onpage SEO that I'm capable of.

    That's pretty much what I've done so far so you're all caught up. A little about my niche and KWs. They seem to be pretty low competition , no other niche review sites targeting my keywords and writing good content. My competitors are mainly eCommerce sites with no relativity to the products being sold. Product ranges from $25 - all the way up to $300 , with the most popular products around 80-120. I've used SEMrush for all my KW research.

    Goals

    My long term goals are to get this page up to atleast $1,000 per month and hopefully exceed that. I hope to accomplish the 1k per month within 6 months, but as long as I'm seeing some progress it'll be good with me! I've invested ~160$ thus far and made 0. My sites are brand new and have barely even had time to be indexed. I hope to be able to invest at least $100 a month into the site to help speed things along. Some months I may be able to invest slightly more.

    Short term goals are to continue to develop content and grow my social media accounts.

    I'm sure I'm forgetting stuff , but this is a good start. I will try to update at least twice per week or anytime that there is relevant information warranting an update.
     
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    Following the journey! Keep updating. Good luck
     
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    Following your journey :)
     
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    Pretty much exactly what I'll be trying out. I have a 10 blog PBN that i've carefully built out over the past month that are niche relevant, so i'm ready to finally get going. The hardest part is designing the money site :(
     
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    Thats quite literally the easy part.
     
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    Not for me, haha. It takes me forever to get a style and design I like. It's easy for me, although long and tedious, to set up the PBN correctly, outsource content to the correct people, etc etc.. Making a website sucks :(
     
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    Good luck, watching your journey.
     
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    I am following you OP, you are a genius OP mate.
     
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    Thanks Tim Baxa :)
     
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    Good Luck. I have just started this same process as my first site.
     
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    These type of journeys are great! I'm going to patiently wait for your updates.
     
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    Alright , time for a little update. I've been ill for the last few days , so I apologize for my lack of updating this thread. I've managed to write three more articles. One is ~1400 words and the other two are ~500 words. Nothing has been indexed or at least is showing up in Google yet. I know I need to hit the articles with some social signals to speed the process a bit.

    My primary KWs are being targeted by a quality article that is ~2600 words and the rest of the top ten average is less than 500 words. None of them have a ton of quality backlinks to speak of so I'm confident once my domain matures a bit and I get some decent links I'll climb the rankings , I hope so anyway.

    Today I plan on writing at least two more 1000+word articles. Besides content, the other goal for today is tackling the page speed a bit. On average my page is loading ~1.2 seconds. I'm not thrilled with that although according to Pingdom that is faster than something like 86% of all websites tested. It seems like it's a bit slow though. I'm looking into using cloudflare in conjunction with WP fastest cache. Also looking into other methods to increase page speed. Any suggestions are welcome , besides switching hosting, I probably will end up switching to Digitalocean but for this very moment switching hosts is not an option.

    That is it for now. Hope everyone is doing well and having a fantastic stress free productive day ;)!
     
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    GL op
     
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    Thanks everyone for the good lucks and thanks for following. I'm always open to any sort of input/suggestions as I'm new at this also. It will certainly be a learning experience no matter what the outcome.
     
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    Thats great mindset buddy
    Good luck