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[Journey] Growing A Money Site Network To $10,000 A Month!

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by Shaunm, Apr 1, 2017.

  1. Shaunm

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    • Processed todays incoming content orders, pushed out a few new ones and reached out to some writers about them taking additional jobs.
    • The more time I spend researching this keyword research method, the more things I see I was potentially doing inefficiently/wrong in the past. Looking forward to seeing if it produces any results or not to prove the concept. Pretty sure I will have to use traffic as a way to gauge its success though rather than a rank tracker.
    • Decided to start using the first version of my new keyword research method and so far I managed to get 24,314 pre-screened keywords, after dedupe this went down to 21,249 keywords, after initial filtering 7666 keywords are left. Set off the next filtering stage but it will take a day or so to complete via automation.
    • Found that Reddit is providing much more value than forums these days so I have set up a daily check in Alfred to open all of my sub reddit to /top for browsing.
    • Setup some new meta description tests but google will have to recache the site before I see any results so I set a reminder on my calendar to check back in a week.
    • Linked up my amazon .com, .ca and .uk stores to the .com with their new auto redirect feature but probably won’t use it until my next site now.
    • Posted linker content out to the PBN/BN.
    • Baby sat scrape box a few times throughout the day to make sure it was doing its part of the keyword research without issue due to Google seemingly increasing their queries threshold.
    • Installed the VidIQ plugin to try and reverse engineer some YouTube stuff for vlogging in the future.
     
  2. MonkeyJohn

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    Hi @Shaunm - can you share any hints yet about how you are doing your new method of keyword research?
     
  3. Shaunm

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    Not yet mate, keeping it to myself until I have proven it, might not end up releasing this one. The first run uses the keyword research method I posted on my blog, just added a few things after it.
     
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    • Processed content orders, sent new jobs out and refund request/blocked all of the test writers who missed their deadlines, probably going to stop the content orders for now until I see if the PBN works, about halfway through total content orders for it now.
    • Setup a new IFTTT for working towards traffic leaking for the vlog if I go ahead with it.
    • Decided to do a bit of keyword research with my new method for the potential new site while the main batch is processing. The main batch is more “Best x” or “x Review” type keywords where as this batch is more “How To” type stuff.
    • Checked up on Scrapebox to make sure it was still processing my keywords and its still chugging along fine, might do a small test once its complete with a lower threshold to try work out if Google have increased their queries threshold or not.
    • Listened to Audible for a while, not doing my 10,000 steps today with it being the weekend I wanted to chillout but have been crazy busy with a few things.
    • The brother and sister writers from Upwork I mentioned a two weeks or so ago have handed all their content orders in now. The brother is good as expected and the sister can probably be brought upto standard with a little direction. Saved both of them to my freelancers. I now have 4 T1/Filler writers and one MS writer saved with a number of overflow writers.
    • Spent some time pushing out linker content to the BN for a clients test project as well as a new parasite proejct for myself but not 100% sure I will do much with it yet.
    • The guy who used to do my manual human spun content has stopped doing it, I have been looking for a replacement for a week or so with little to no luck. A guy I was trailing today delivered his “manual spin” but its definitely auto generated so requested a refund. Not sure how to move forward on this one as theres no way I am doing it myself, I will give upwork a chance.
    • Tried to order some manual web 2.0s for my own projects as well as a clients but the service I use seems to be down so had to reach out to the service provider. - https://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/m...-starting-from-5.569854/page-45#post-10428124
     
  5. Zatoichi

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    Can you give a little comparison about investment vs earnings? Maybe I have missed that information. You work so hard, you have probably started earning a bit more now.
     
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    keep it up buddy :)
     
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    That's my quickbooks right now.

    Adsense just sent £100 that hasn't synced to it yet and I would imagine the various Amazon stores have around £300 in total waiting to pass their release threshold too.

    Out of the expenses around $1500 was spent on new PBN domains and around $500 on content for both the PBNs/BNs this month so I don't expect to see any return on that for 3-6 month if at all. After posting the update I checked my SERP tracker and two of the smaller sites have dropped 5/7 pages and seem to be holding there. Thankfully my two main sites that the PBN/BN stuff is pointed to is holding stready so hoping they don't do the same thing!

    Cheers dude :).
     
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    • Kept getting the same error with the manual web 2.0 service so I sent the payment directly via PayPal and emailed him my order details to get the orders submitted.
    • Been approached to beta test another two tools but I don’t have time, one of the guys seems sketch so I will keep an eye on any sales threads he try to make as i’m pretty sure he’s just scamming.
    • Noticed that two of the domains I have that were going for much harder keywords than normal have both dropped massively and it seems to be holding. I thought I had been hit with some algo update but Algoroo is showing clear. My two main domains have held steady for now at least so just going to cross my finders for now.
    • Decided to get some more potential keywords from my new keyword research method to try on another Adsence based domain to observe its effects. Reached out to one of my writers and she will post 30 test articles to the domain for me for $150.
    • Updated some of the ad types on one of the money site domains as I didn’t like the way it made the site look. Setup reminders to check performance in 1 week and 1 month as I may go back to them if the rev is down more than 10%, mainly looking for an increase in traffic from having less above the fold ads.
    • Decided to set up an alfred macro for the various IM/YT forums I have accounts on to quickly open the most relevant sub-forums where I maybe able to respond to topics to help keep my accounts warm for future use.
    • Re-ran the scrape box check for my keywords to have it recheck the odd few it missed, its now caught up so I exported the results for processing later and set it off to process the “how to” based keywords in this niche with some slight variations to how it does it. Initial filtering on the “how to” keyword batch took it down from 8299 to 2185, interested to see how many left after scrape box processing.
    • Did the initial process of the “best x”/“review” type keywords but I am unable to do the next part due to an error I am having with a tool so I have reached out to the dev for assistance. Early indications suggest that out of a total of 24314 keywords, 362 have a high chance to be actioned depending on the next two stages of my process.. There is also an additional 4010 that may make the cut but they will probably need a third manual review stage on the process.
    • Posted out the linker content for the PBN today.
    • Did about 3000 steps today as I have a bunch of stuff on and listened to Audible.
    • Spent some time trying to workout a way to get human spin articles and decided to reach out to my writing team. They all flat out said they aint interested as its too confusing to them even when offered a higher rate per 500 words. I will probably look to start job ads for people to do it for me.
    • Implemented a new to do list system using ToDoIst, Trello and IFTTT. Been meaning to do it for a while and finally got around to it. In theory it should help keep track of everything much better. Updated my alfred’s that are used for it.
    • Decided to run 5 random keywords that look good through AHRefs daily free limit and 3 out of the 5 scored extremely well. I went back to the drawing board a little bit and am planning on scrapping the last two steps of my method and replacing it with AHRefs as its much quicker to do it that way. Current plan is to get as many keyword batches up to the stage where they are ready for AHRefs checking as possible and then buy one month and push them all through it. I have decided to keep one of the keywords from the free trial batch and action it when my MS writer has completed his current order to see how it does.
     
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    • Posted out some filler content to the BN using the new GSA SER WordPress engine. In the future I might design my BN domains around its limitations but for now I still think Scrapebox does it better as it is able to post directly to the category.
    • Spent some time brain storming a bunch of stuff for the vlog. The plan is starting to take shape, I just need my money sites to work now so I have something to vlog about growing.
    • Updated themes and plugins of all networks.
    • Spent some time going over the analytics for two of my sites with BN links to them. Its only been month since the links went live but both sites seem to be acting the total opposite of each other. One has its traffic climbing while the other has its traffic falling. I can’t really put the effects down to just the BN but I have set a reminder on my calendar to check back at the three month point to see how they are getting on.
    • Finished listening to the 48 laws of power on Audible. Although I have read it in the past I think my initial rating as a Tier two book in my reading list is fair so I will leave it where it is, started listening to the leadership lessons of Steve Jobs but finished it as its very short.
    • Completed weekly servicing.
    • Spent some time working out how to sync my calendar to ToDoIst and Trello to further improve the new to do list system I implemented a few days back but it hasnt worked out too well so I will look for an alternative.
    • Scrapebox finished processing the “How To” based articles and I randomly thought of a new niche while browsing Amazon last night so I did a little keyword research for it and decided to process those keywords to so set Scrapebox off.
    • Posted out PBN linker content, over half way through it now thankfully.
    • Its raining pretty badly so I didn’t do my 10,000 steps today but I did listen to for a few hours.
    • Setup a new system with IFTTT and a few browser plugins to try keep all of my productive reading and video watching within the Pocket app to let me track it better via Rescue Time rather than having entries like YouTube show as unproductive when some of it was productive.
    • I noticed out of my two main sites with BN/PBN links, the one that used to be my zero backlinking domain (received its first links a few weeks back) is already out performing my other domain that has been backlinked since April/May. Although I am a beleiver in the Google Sandbox for fresh domains I decided to reach out to some friends and read some articles on it. The other domain that has been backlinked since April will pass its six month mark next month and I am curious as to how it will react.
     
  10. MonkeyJohn

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    How are finding the AHRefs keyword difficulty tool? Seems to be throwing out some very low numbers for me. Keywords cannot be that easy :)
     
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    because they are not
     
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    Out of all the keyword research tools, I have tried it's my favorite one by far.

    What kind of numbers are you getting as very low can be a pretty broad term :p

    Hows your projects coming along?
     
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    Between 0 and 1 for some 1k+ “best” xxx keywords :)
     
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    Nice, I have never seen that personally.

    Just out of curiosity, is the 1k search volume coming from Google or AHRefs?
     
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    Im testing something like:
    1 tier - webs 2.0 (about 100 inner pages each, posting there daily one article. link to ms will come after a month or so on homepage)
    2 tier - hq ******** profiles (excluded nofollow)
    3 tier - hq ******** profiles(excluded nofollow)
    4 tier - HQ 301 (excluded 302, meta refresh, only good domains)
    5 tier - gsa spam

    there are indeed nofollow links but they are not upped by below tiers. so i dont waste link juice.
    I think this way gsa spam will get filtered well through shorteners and tier 3 profiles, meaning tier 2 profiles will be 100% clean, as well as tier 1 webs


    unless you ask me how i do kw research, im not good at selecting niche and keywords, but once I do, I then check kws manually, its easy to tell which are easy and which are not (most are not).
     
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    • Processed incoming content batches.
    • Decided to test one of my T1 writers with a money site review so pushed the job out to her.
    • Received and processed the manual orders for a client and chased up his content.
    • So I started walking towards my 10,000 steps, got to around the 3000 mark and noticed I couldn’t remember a single thing the audible book had said. I decided to change the way I listen to my audio books now and returned home, got a note pad and decided to treat the audio book as a lecturer and take notes as I listen. It seems much more efficient as I have two sides of A5 notes from 20 minutes of listening to the book so this is probably the direction im going to go.
    • Decided to type and bank as many potential keywords as possible to make as much out of the AHRefs sub as possible. I currently have a few thousand for the new website I have planned and have started to prep keyword batches for my other niches. I plan to build on this over the coming days to niche that I am not currently involved in too.
    • Posted out the linker content for the PBN and BN today.
    • So I was getting anxious about the PBN links not kicking in as quick as my BN links seem to have then I saw the linked thread where the OP said it took him months to see any benefit from his PBN so it kind of put me at ease for now. - https://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/t...reenshot-attached.963012/page-5#post-10433510
    • Spent some time going over my rank tracker and analytics data for keywords that are climbing in the SERPs or getting traffic to try and look for similarities between them and the keywords my new keyword research method is churning out. About 40% have correlation but I need to wait until my next site has been online for a few month before I can see if it works. I keep flip flopping between getting $100 worth of content and pushing it to one of my existing domains for a test and just throwing $1000 at a new domain.

    Nice, let me know how it turns out :).
     
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    It was the AHRefs volume but this closely matched what I was getting from Keysearch.co.
     
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    Cheers :).

    I have never used keysearch so I don't know how they generate their search volumes but its probably a good idea to run some of the keywords through this tool, you can process 700 per day for free provided you sign up. He doesn't spam your email with upsells or anything like that, made a few suggestions to the tool too and he seems like a nice guy.

    Basically he is a PPC marketer and built it so people could run their keywords through his adwords account to get the Google search volume (pretty confident that google only provide estimates so they are not exact). I have tested it with a number of banked keywords from before Google made the data private and the vast majority match up. I would imagine the ones that don;t match up have just changed in monthly search volume over time rather than the tool being wrong.

    I have been compairing the search volume results from it to what AHRefs free trial gave me and sometimes they are totally off both up and down. I have had keywords from google that say they get 310 searchs a month say 0-10 on AHRefs or over 1000.

    IMO its worth the minute of your time it takes to check them and save you writing out money site articles :).
     
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    You are very consistent and patient! I like your style. That means you will succeed sooner or later. Lots of good information for everyone in your thread.

    All the best!