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[Journey] Blogging based on Income School (Project 24) Philosophy

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by Big Ron, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. lbhbochc

    lbhbochc Power Member

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    WTF is "anti-bounce protection?"

    Not necessarily. If you have a site with less trust or authority than the site you are scraping from, you'll just be buried in the SERPs. However, if you have a higher authority site you could rank above the site you stole the content from.

    For example, say I started a site today and took one of your articles. My page wouldn't ever see the light of day because your site is older and more authoritative. However, if something like the Huffington Post or Neil Patel stole one of your posts they could rank higher than you.
     
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  2. sylonious

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    A response post is supposed to be low competition and get you your initial traffic so that Google can evaluate the helpfulness of your content. You can only really be helpful if you managed to find a response post topic that has not already been answered adequately and then you come in with a 1500 word post of your own that answers the topic thoroughly and stays on topic.

    Those response posts are what get you your initial traffic from and work to build up the reputation of your site in Google.

    Then bit by bit they are supposed to send you more and more traffic until eventually they start evaluating your staple and pillar posts. Then if one of your pillar or staple posts pops it's supposed to bring in the lions share of your traffic.

    Also keep in mind that they tell you not to rely on keyword tools to determine search volume for response posts and to use Google's auto-suggest feature instead.

    According to them a keyword showing up in Google's auto-suggest doesn't guarantee that there is enough traffic, but if you don't see the keyword in auto-suggest then they say that pretty much guarantees that it's not worth writing about.

    So I did a little search and found a few candidates for response posts.

    is a kayak rudder worth it
    what kayak is best for beginners
    what kayak to buy for fishing
    what kayak to buy for rivers
    what kayak accessories do i need
    what size kayak do I need for my weight
    what kayak is the most stable
    what kayak size paddle do i need
    what size kayak paddle for 12 year old
    what kayaks can you stand in
    what to wear when kayaking in summer
    what to wear when kayaking in cold water
    what to wear when kayaking in alaska
    will a kayak fit inside a minivan
    will fedex ship a kayak
    does kayaking hurt your back
    how easy is it to capsize a kayak

    I could already tell that finding 30 response post keywords in that niche will be a brutal grind. I was floored at just how saturated the market is compared to mine. I would have assumed that not too many people would be looking to buy a Kayak versus say a space heater or a water filter, for example. But it's a very enthusiastic niche and these sites seem to be incredibly thorough, leaving no rock unturned.

    The whole point of the income school method is that you don't need to do much external linking, but if you don't get that initial traffic from the response posts then their way of doing SEO falls apart.

    But I suspect unless your keyword targeting is on point, and you are able to pump out around 90 or so articles the way they recommend the site isn't going to get the kind of traffic they are talking about anyway. At least not without a relatively popular Youtube account or social media account supporting it.
     
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  3. Rj268

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    It is fast on my phone(Note 9). Network and connection to your wireless network will play a big part in variations between mobile users too.
     
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    Thanks for the valuable info. I think you have summed up the methodology very well. Out of your post suggestions, I have four completed already.
     
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  5. sylonious

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    I noticed that when I looked at the SERP results the competition was too strong for most of them. At least that is according to how they do the keyword evaluations. Some of them could be successful and possibly pull up the other ones.
     
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  6. Big Ron

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    I have added Acabado to niche #3 Kayak-101.com. Page Speed on desktop is 100. Mobile is 90. It was at Mobile 33 and desktop 72.
     
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    Jin Kazama Registered Member

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    The site you mentioned is actually slow. Taking more than 7 seconds to load
     
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    that site took 7 to 9 sec to load the first time on my phone after its cached took like 2 to 3secs
     
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    The site ran quick for me but what happens when you add ads or other plugins?
     
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    Loaded in about 2 seconds on my mobile phone.
     
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    It is both interesting that different phones are loading at different time AND that Google Page Speed versus GTmetrics are showing two vastly different speed times.
     
  12. Robert Olander

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    I will following this journey
     
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  13. Big Ron

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    All plugins are still there. I had to deactivate Imagify as it conflicted with SmartPixel (which the template recommended). I haven't added ads yet.
     
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    There's a glitch on Income School's website right now. If you bought Acabado, you received an email invited you into Project 24. It gives you full access to the forums where everything is discussed, not just Acabado discussion.

    I'M IN BOYZ!!!!!

    p24.jpg
     
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    When you are ready to monetize and go choose between Ezoic ads and MediaVine (which I can't yet), here's a recommended read : https://www.digitalnomadwannabe.com/ezoic-review/

    Today, as I was driving two hours to a meeting, the income school guys were having a live youtube session so I got to listen to almost the whole thing. They mentioned one of their user success stories: https://repairlawnmowersforprofit.com/ who fixes lawnmowers. You will notice he is using Acobado template.
     
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  16. CMG

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    You got lucky, I'm following the journey because I've been wanting to do the same thing for a while, but don't have a lot of funds. How much did you invest so far? If it's ok to disclose, of course.
     
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    I think I"ve posted everything along the way on here. If I had to guess, I'd say probably around $500 with some paid posts, divi purchased, year of hosting, $100 on gleam.io for a contest, banner design
     
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    I don't have access to either of the courses, just the forum. Forum is hosted on discoursehosting.net and courses are on incomeschool.com
     
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    is it a glitch or is it intended ? its a good deal than 100 bucks to the project 24 forumz
     
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  20. sylonious

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    He's got a Youtube channel. He posts once a week and gets a couple thousand views for each video. The way I understand it that is enough to help a site rank.
     
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