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[JOURNEY]Authority Aged Website w/ Researched Keywords - Aim: $100/€74

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by Blaatje, May 25, 2014.

  1. Blaatje

    Blaatje Power Member

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    Hi there,

    Althought I'm not a beginner anymore, I always wanted to start one of these journals to actually view the development of one of my authority websites from up close. So, here is the plan for now and what I have already done:

    Buy aged domain which has relations to the niche I'm building my authority in - DONE
    Setup Wordpress with neccesary plugins - DONE
    Install light-weight, responsive theme - DONE (Will definitely switch to more 'authoritive' looking theme soon)
    Buy high quality content(Yes, american native with outstanding background) - DONE (Ordered 35k, received 17,5k)
    Add the content to site with proper onsite SEO, without over-optimization in DRAFT (Followed phpbuilt's thread closely in combination with own experiences) - DONE
    Publish 1-2 articles a day, as long as I've got articles ready - DONE, 8 published out of 23

    Configure Serpbook for this project - TO BE DONE
    Setting up Social Media pages to auto-post new posts on - TO BE DONE
    Finalizing / Updating posts with added video's / images (they all have at least 1 or 2 now) - TO BE DONE

    Obivously, my aim is big. I have faith it can be done, although I have not done this for one website as of yet. Monetization is Adsense, but open to suggestions. My starting date for keeping records is: June 1st. DEADLINE for $100 is: December 1st.

    Backlinking is obviously something that will be done, but not so soon.

    I think this is all for now. I WILL keep you all posted as things progress. Also, I hope I can answer any questions that might arise.

    Thanks for your time.
     
  2. TheGoose

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    Good Luck man. I'm in the same situation, I built an authority site and now I'm trying to figure out how to rank the 80 pages i wrote. Hang in there and work hard. Hopefully your post will be my inspiration.
     
  3. DavidVictor

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    Nice plan, good luck! 6 months is fine period for hiting 100$/month.
     
  4. Blaatje

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    Thanks for the positive feedback, guys. Publishing more articles tonight. Also added analytics to measure, although I doubt it'll be shocking :).
     
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    New posts published. Optimized a few earlier published ones. Tonight I'll get the social sharing started. I'll explain what exactly, then.
     
  6. Blaatje

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    Alright. So I'm slowly starting to see some visits coming in on the published articles. I have added 2 more with videos and images.

    I also added Social Networks Auto Poster to automatically publish new posts to the Social Networks I've added. Also added all the keywords(32) I am targeting to Serpbook in order to track progress. Will post current rankings soon.

    FYI: Still no backlinking done.
     
  7. Blaatje

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    Alright, so 18 / 23 posts published. Got a few ranking in top100, but obviously nothing fancy. Social plugins have been setup and some posts updated with relevant vids and images. Going to be ordering more content soon for the rest of my keywords I'm targeting, so looking forward to that. Traffic is still low, but I'm think about what backlink strategy to go for... Perhaps anyone got suggestions? :)
     
  8. Jubv

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    I'm in the process of building up a few authority sites also, not as experienced as you though so I'm sure you'll be getting much better results.

    Could I ask how you're structuring your site? I've been looking at the silo structure recently.

    Good luck with the journey btw, I'll be following :)
     
  9. Blaatje

    Blaatje Power Member

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    Hi Juuby,

    Thanks for your comments!

    Actually, I'm not using the silo structure as I'm not really into that 'hype'. I believe quality and logic prevails, so I'm aiming to rank my articles high up in Google.

    Thanks again and if/when you post your journey, I'll be sure to follow it too ;)
     
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    Good luck and follow thread :)
     
  11. Blaatje

    Blaatje Power Member

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    UPDATE:
    All articles have been posted now. Have also optimized a few some more that ranked above 100 in order to get them within top100 at least. Some articles did excellent and got in top 30. Will post a screenshot of serpbook shortly displaying the current ranks with their respective volume.
    No Adsense up yet and also no backlinking done whatsoever.

    Let's see how it goes coming days...
     
  12. SeanAustin

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    Good luck on creating authority. As long as the articles you post are of actual value, then you'll be there in no time, assuming you never give up.
     
  13. Blaatje

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    Posted new articles, steadily seeing more traffic come in... Will be ordering 17,5k more content coming days, totalling 35k.
     
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    So traffic is between 15 and 30 p/day now, all organic. No backlinking done. Have put Adsense on it since a few days and made $0.5 so far. Still way off for the $100 a day by December first, but will do everything I can without spending a load of money to get to it. I'm getting more articles written as we speak and will post those all at once, with nice images and videos along with it.

    Also still considering to either backlink all posts with some quality bookmarks, or put more effort into the highest ranking posts, as they already rank high without backlinks... Any suggestions in this area would be much appreciated!

    J
     
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    Good luck on your journey Blaatje, I'm working on a similar project so I'll be following this one. I'm pretty sure with the amount of content you're posting and the results so far you'll exceed your goal.

    I would go back to my keyword research and check the volumes of the KW's that have already popped up in the search results.
    If you have any that have a high search volume, seem easy enough to rank and are highly relevant to your site I would go for those specific posts.