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[Journey] Building An Authority Blog In A Competitive Niche.

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by Shaunm, Jan 1, 2020.

  1. Shaunm

    Shaunm Elite Member

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    I just published the video above-going over 30 questions that I was inboxed on another platform that may be helpful to anyone following along so I thought I would share it.

    There's more to it than that and sub-par content can definitely be compensated for with backlinks.
     
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  2. bandititf9

    bandititf9 Registered Member

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    Thanks for the share. Following this for sure!

    Are all your earnings currently mainly from Adsense ?
     
  3. Shaunm

    Shaunm Elite Member

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    Cheers dude, nope, >95% is from the Amazon Affiliate program.
     
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  4. bandititf9

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    I read that you talk a lot about Pinterest traffic in recent pages. Does it convert same or close as Organic Google traffic ?
     
  5. Shaunm

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    I have only been doing Pinterest for three weeks, I only have 25 hits from them so no way to work it out yet, the Pinterest traffic is for the informational domain, not and affiliate domain, I doubt it would convert much with Amazon.
     
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    Hey Shaun, sorry if you mentioned this before but I can't recall. For your Amazon blogs, do you make a couple of informational posts at first and then the affiliate ones? Do you think it has an influence if I do like 10 Informational and then started publishing affiliate posts? I am afraid of a thin content penalty as I've got that in the past.


    Also, do you believe from your experience that a penalized website that I have on the same hosting, same analytics, same google account behind will influence the other websites?
     
  7. Shaunm

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    Update
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    Income is from my full money site network.​
    • Article 1 - 2032 Words - Outsourced.
    • Article 2 - 1511 Words - Outsourced.
    • Article 3 - 1879 Words.
    • 1648 Words Added to older articles to try and make it easier to add to a new affiliate program I found for this domain.
    • Looking to push affiliate content out for this new project specific to the new affiliate program I found but I haven't had a chance to do any keyword research for it yet.
    • Reached out to one of the writing services that I plan to use about getting their writers to use Surfer SEO templates and it looks like

    I have informational content on most of them but I dont think that its essential depending on your keyword difficulty to be honest. Provided you push enough content out, even if its all buyer intent that should avoid a thin content penalty provided it actually provides value to the reader.

    I doubt this is a thing even though I have seen other people say it is. Google knows that a large amount of people run their blogs on shared hosting with tons of domains on it so its unfair to punish all domains on a server just because one got slapped. Back in the day when I did automation with SER I would have multiple projects on the same shared hosting without issue when one would get slapped.
     
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    You finished mid-sentence. The suspense!
     
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    Shaunm Elite Member

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    lol, nice spot. Its just "looks like they will be able to do it" :p.
     
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    Hi Shaun, what is your opinion about Cloudflare? does it have any advantages when ranking on Google ?

    Some of my competitors use Cloudflare and rank higher Therefore I wanted to give it a try but wanted to ask you from your personal experience of your blogs. Are you using it for your blogs by any chance?
     
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    For the search volume for the vocabulary of 200-400, the number of manufacturing outside the chain you recommend it?
     
  12. Shaunm

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    • Article 1 - 2013 Words - Outsourced.
    • Article 2 - 2086 Words.
    • Sent out initial test order to the Upwork writer who was referred to me. I know its the weekend so that's coming into play but all 3 of the test orders on iWriter have not been started yet. Not sure if this is due to the lockdown lifting and more and more people going back to work but if buyselltexts content is good I will likely just go with them next month and put the bulk of my content their way.
    • The second Google update of May (21/22) seems to have hit two of my sites, my lowest income domain is down 10% in traffic with my second highest income domain being down around 20%, my highest income domain seems to be holding steady at -20% from the first update earlier in the month and has not been hit by this one. My brand new site from this month is in a niche people are reporting has been hit too.
    • Calling the google ads test for the YouTube channel a fail, view duration just isn't worth it, testing paid traffic on Quora, mainly trying to see a spike in analytics for any type of view so I can try to work out what YouTube analytics tracks hits from Quora as.
    • Considering starting a new journey thread to focus on growing my YouTube channel, something around trying to get the silver play button (100,000 subs) as I am wanting to make it into more of a business assets with a stand-alone income.

    I don't use it on any of my projects and I was testing it a few months back and their free plan actually slowed my website down rather than speed it up. I would imagine that their paid plan would be better though but never tried it and no plans to.

    What?
     
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    @Shaunm which level you have chosen on iwriter, elite or elite plus?
     
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    I have jobs optn for Premium and Elite.
     
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    Oh man, premium sucks :D but anyways pls update here when you get the delivery.
     
  16. Shaunm

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    I have had the opposite experience, the Elite guys have been worse than Premium when it comes to content quality but I think it might have just been because of people being in lockdown and joining up and not having the account history to be classed as a Premium writer so having to work cheaper. The drop off in jobs kind of correlates directly with people going back to work for phase 2 of the lockdown kind of suggesting that is what was happening.
     
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    Had around 10 articles to be taken on iWriter for a few days, not one has been taken this is not normal for iWriter to be fair. The last month I have had a lot of poor work and now it seems everyone has disappeared its strange.

    Have a small group of writers on my favorite list so I will send them the work. However, I like to see if I can find new writers every now and then as you will find people just disappear, I believe this is the bad pay.

    I am with Shaunm I have always found my best writers in the premium section and the Elite have been poor, but you do have to go thought a lot of bad writers no matter what.
     
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  18. Shaunm

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    I have had this happen on Upwork too, right now I am just putting it down to jobs starting up again so the people who were only writing because of lockdown or do writing as a part time gig are going back to their jobs right now. I think I have had 6 writers confirm this and have 2 ghosting on me too. See what next week brings I guess, holding out for Natashas service and hoping for the best then I will start putting cash their way.
     
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    Love the new channel branding.
    I have had some recent success hiring on Fiverr for content for a new site of mine.

    I did this by narrowing my search on Fiverr to specific topical writers, for example "fashion writer" or "fashion content"

    Sifted through the rubbish and did a couple of test orders and found two good writers this way.
     
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  20. Shaunm

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    Cheers :).

    Thats actually a really good tip for Fiverr, never thought of doing it like that, had been thinking of doing a video about content on Fiverr like I did for keywords and guest posts too.