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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. Big Ron

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    Feels sluggish for now. I'm in the waiting period... waiting to get organic traffic. Sooooo Sloooooowwwwww......
     
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    Funny enough, I found this thread through an organic search on Google. "Project 24 60 Steps Download" This thread is gold man and like others have been saying, social media is a rat race and it feels often impossible to convert that audience at times.

    I'm just getting started as well with my own niche blog in an ultra competitive market because I've found some success on IG but it's just so hard to convert the audience and all your trial and error has really helped get some perspective.

    Good Luck
     
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  3. Big Ron

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    Maybe I should do A journey video on YouTube. Might make a little money.
     
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    Hahaha! yay that would be great for us too as everything on one video will be very informative. I will be waiting for it mate if you are creating a video on your case study.

    Thanks!
     
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    awesome thread! following closely
     
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    Good luck and following
     
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  7. Big Ron

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    I just sent out the monday newsletter to my 38 subscribers for niche 1. I compiled a list of accomplishments during the first 90 days and thanked everyone:

    "In 90 days during our Go-Live contest, we have published:

    • 31 articles (Site Map link)
    • 8 helpful YouTube Videos (Channel link)
    • 1 LinkedIn Group (name link)
    • 55+ posts on our LinkedIn Group
    • 2 Podcasts (name and link, name and link) with more to come.
    • 100+ niche memes (many are our original work)
    • 100+ Pinterest pins
    • 1 Facebook Group page (The niche Group, linked)
    • 1 Instagram page (niche linked)
    • 2 contests (Logo & Go Live)
    • 10 Newsletters (name)
    • 12 pending article drafts "
    Traffic is still suffering as I neglect to chase inorganic traffic. To my own detriment, obviously. I will probably give in and do some social promoting but I'm also trying to devote my time to niche site #3 (remember, wife has started niche site #2).

    This weekend, fam did three videos for niche site #2. That's the food niche. We did an unboxing of a new product I saw in a facebook ad ($50 product). We did a "how to make" video of a recipe. Then we did a taste test of three similar products. Super low quality vid and audio. Just used my 5 year old ASUS laptop. Will invest in better equip at some point. Niche #2 has 5 articles with a goal of two more by end of this week. Then three more by end of July . That completes Month #1 for niche #2. Goal is 10 response posts per Project 24 plan in July. I spent time this weekend cleaning up niche #2, meaning all pages have current "this page is under construction." Recipes, About, Contact, Site Menu, etc. Not sure that really matters but I don't like the idea of any stubbling upon our site and it just looks broke ass.

    Need to get busy on niche #3.
     
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    Just for giggles I also started adding niche website URL‘s in odd places. Like I enjoy posting to Google maps or whatever it’s called. When you visit a place and Google ask you if you want to rate it. I’ll leave a rating and some images of the restaurant or whatever. I’ve started including logo to my niche site among the pictures. Google does not seem to be weeding out any submissions. Based on what I see like when I check my local subway for the Google reviews there are pictures of all kinds of weird crap on there. Might as well add a logo.

    I’m experimenting with something similar As I try my luck on Poshmark. Another member here on black hat world mentioned making money using Poshmark. I created a account there, posted a few items and put my URL to niche site on the clothing images. Probably a Bannable offense but who cares. That niche is appealing to females and there are millions of females on Poshmark buying clothes so I figured why not add my logo on there and see how much visibility gets. I am doing that posh Mark experiment with the niche site that has had zero social advertising. So if I see an uptick in visits I’ll know it came from posh .
     
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  9. Atos 17

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    Hi there,
    This is indeed a very intersting journey.

    I just have a couple of questions,

    How many organic visitors you get per day ?

    How many of your targeted keywords are in the top 10 of google ?

    Good luck
     
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    I just looked. For the past 7 days, I have (organic):
    23 Bing
    9 Google.com
    6 Yahoo

    At the risk of sounding ignorant, I don't know much about targeted keywords or if they are in the top 10 of Google. How would I determine that? I can tell you that, using the example of being a Plumber and writing about Plumbing, I use the words related to the profession as much as possible without being spammy. I search Google for suggested questions based on these words. Then I answer the questions (ie., the Response Posts that get done first).

    Can you teach me how to see if my keywords or in the Top 10 of Google?
     
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    For the greater good, I'll go ahead and list my niche #1. If I'm really going to help you guys by showing my mistakes, I might as well go all out. Hopefully, it doesn't bite me in the arse.

    https://TheRadiologicTechnologist.com is my Niche #1 site. I'm a rad tech by trade. I'm now in administration. I'm sharing my knowledge of 15+ years in the field. My biggest competition is the seemingly hundreds of "how to get into this/that school" websites. The rub is those sites use all the wrong terminology so you can tell they aren't written by industry experts. I'm hoping to outrank them at some point because I am sharing fact and truth along with expert opinion. the only other two competitors are the credentialing body (ARRT) and the national organization (ASRT).
     
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    I think the amount of organic traffic you're getting is very low for a website with 30 posts !

    To see the position of your keywords in google you'll need to take that keyword ( for example let's say your kw is : Can you start a plumbing business without a license) And then use a rank tracker ( search for serprobot in google , it's a free one) to see where your website rank for that kw.
     
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    Wow. Props to you for being this open. Funny enough, you're likely to get some traffic by sharing the site here.

    Interesting journey, I am following it quite closely as I plan on making a site myself in the near future. Hardest part for me is picking a niche. Keep up the good work.
     
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    @Big Ron, I see that you have some problems on mobile devices. It's very bad optimized on mobile. Fix that, it will surely help you. That's just first thing I saw at the moment. I will check more in the morning.
     
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    Even my paid optimizer guys ( bought here on BHW) couldn't get the mobile platform any higher. Do you have recommendations? I assumed it was my host service: Blue Host.
     
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    Just checked out a few of my pages with your method. None of my stuff is ranking in Top 100. However, according to Project 24, it can take up to six months for me to start seeing organic traffic from Google. Is that not your experience?
     
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    It depends on the niche but sure; it can take a few months to see a significant boost in traffic.
     
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    @Big Ron I just checked your website and the User experience needs a lot of tweets. Apart from those, here is the most important things to look into, your GTMetrix score is really poor. Load time is 8.9s . This needs immediate attention if you want to score big on Google serps . I rechecked it on Gtmetrix and fully load time came down to 4.1s which is still on higher side, focus to bring it down to 1-2.5 seconds on first load, it will give good boost for rankings. Second is, put your website into a tool like ubersuggest and it will show you the keywords which you are ranking for, this way it will be easy to note the keywords rather than checking each individually. I see you are already ranking for many keywords in top 100, you just need to pick the right ones and focus on page speed and user experience and things will start working.
     
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    Good luck man! I'm actually following Income School too, but not following 100% exact. You have greater results than I do as of right now.
     
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  20. brokerUS

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    Nice work, keep it up.
    Why dilute your efforts among 2 or 3 sites instead of keep publishing on one site?
     
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