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[Journey] - changing from Micro Niche to Authority site

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by davids355, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. davids355

    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I have a micro niche site that was hit with a penalty from G.
    The site still has a little traffic (10 visitors a day max) but most of the main keywords are long gone.

    I really like the niche however, and think there is a lot of money to be made from affiliate sales etc, so I decided to register a new site, 301 any useful pages to the new site (content included), then build an authority site around the old content, covering the wider niche.

    To be honest this thread is inspired by Rushdie, I was planning to reveal all the details, but now I see he locked his thread after getting a lot of abuse:(

    So now I'm still debating over that one.

    Anyway, my long term plan is slightly different, and is as follows:

    1.Build a new site in Wordpress, installing a theme that allows for a large navigation - so I can produce a wide variety of sub sections to the site, covering a wide niche.

    2.301 my old MNS to the appropriate section in the new site and track these old niche keywords - this is a little sub experiment to see if I can recover the penalised site in this way.

    3.built a solid contents steadily over time- I will write some of this myself, but I will probably buy a lot of the content from Bhw- ill but a mixture of quality, depending on the desired content, and my budget.

    3.to cover the monetization I will think of a general area/aspect of the niche, then do keyword research in order to write a valuable article- I may also reverse this; finding an affiliate product first, then keyword research and write the article based on that sellable product.

    4.For Seo I will also use services from Bhw - I have a list of services that work well for me, so ill try and target 5/6 main keywords per article, and purchase services accordingly.

    5.quality will be my main focus - no fake followers or anything like that, high quality content wherever possible, and Seo services will be high quality, low volume and plenty of anchor diversity.

    So far I have purchased the domain, probably leave the WP template acquisition and 301 redirect of old site until Boxing Day.
     
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  2. justhumza

    justhumza Newbie

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    That's great man ill be starting something similar soon too, so I wish you good luck with your journey:)
     
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  3. davids355

    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Thanks. Don't think about it, do it:) you can only fail if you don't try:)
     
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    Good luck on your journey!! I hope you will keep us updated along the way... Too many of these threads die out after a week or so...
     
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    are you dealing with adsense or purely affiliates here?
     
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    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Well this one started on Christmas Day, that should show my level of dedication :)
     
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    can you share the wp template you are using for this if u wish ? and any matching domain for new site will be ok ? More likely to follow your journey after having my christmas cake :p ATB bro hope you end this journey well...
     
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    way to go mate, I am also doing the same with my MNS sites and making big investments in terms of content thats going on these sites.
     
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    Yeah, I've been following Rushdie thread until it was closed.

    Now I'm left in the dark. Wish I could learn from him about his methods.
     
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    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I'll be working on affiliate program's for now - my Adsense account got banned ages ago:)

    Also I think there is much more money in affiliate program's, they are just harder to crack (have to be much more highly targeted to convert).
     
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    The problem of affiliate programs is that first you have to choose the one that converts and then you have to make sure they don't shave shave your ass to the skin, while with adsense and general ppc networks, as long as the clicks are legit they are good and would get a nearly null shaving. I hope your niche has good programs, because I have seen Web pages of affiliate programs that are basically sales pages to trick affiliates into promoting, while not mentioning the important parts of the tos that they use to not pay you. This practice is less common the bigger the items get tough
     
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    Yes, I loved Adsense, it's easy money, I do still have one Adsense account but I only use it on established sites because I can't have it banned.

    My niche is fashion - as I said I'm going for the whole niche, ill start with women's fashion- dresses, shoes and so on, but leave myself room to cover the whole niche - I'm thinking there should be some money there.

    Anyway, I'm really interested in the affiliate market - I think it's a good place to learn and hone skills because as I said, everything needs to be spot on - niche, product, audience etc.
     
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    Yea I know, I'm sure he will start another similar thread when he gets time.
     
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    Good luck with your journey, I would suggest you to go with amazon for clothes as they have great % on those :)
     
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    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Yea I was thinking amazon, and then perhaps some other aff networks just for specific brands/products.
     
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    Yes I will share template. Ill be looking for one today or tomorrow.

    ill be looking for one that fits the niche, and also that has a good navigation that caters for a large multi level site, also one that has a really good mobile version - or none at all.

     
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    good luck with your journey david ;)
     
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    Great Idea mate....All the best
     
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    I hope the OP purchased an AGED domain, as that's a quick way to establish some authority and make yourself more immune to further penalization by Google. Then build the authority site as per the rest of your plan.
     
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    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I did think about it. But in the end I went for a new domain, ill see how it goes.