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[JOURNEY] Long term authority site from zero to the sky

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by Mareshal, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. Mareshal

    Mareshal Registered Member

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    From what I've learned http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/white-hat-seo/512570-my-authority-site-building-guide.html I just started to build my first authority site. Since I am a full time php developer, all programming tasks are handled by myself and after that, so will be the article writing.

    The niche I am targeting has lots of sites, directories and blogs, so creating new articles is not a problem.

    1. Bought a domain that sounds more like a brand with hosting from hostgator (already had it)
    2. A simple classic wordpress theme (free at the moment)
    3. Privacy policy, terms and conditions and contact us have been added.
    4. Added a newsletter sign up form with MailChimp (free version for now)
    5. Social accounts have been created and added to the sidebar
    6. Added "share" article buttons(sharedaddy), without counter for now

    TO DO:
    1. create a logo(a text in NYTimes style) and images for pinterest/twitter/google+/fb
    2. Optimise theme's code and remove the date and time when an article was posted
    3. create a few articles (5) and signup for webmaster tools (Google and Bing)
    4. Prepare for google authorship


    Monetization: adsense, amazon, private banner ads, paid listings. I am aiming at writing at least one article a day.


    PS. I've read a few posts where OP says something like this: "first I am writing a few article then doing the SEO"..I think SEO needs to be done when posting the article, optimise everything before search engine start the indexing.
     
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  2. itos84

    itos84 Power Member

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    Good luck with your Journey. But remember to be constant. Have seen so many journals these days that after a week they just stop updating.
     
  3. AzonGeek

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    I am making authority sites for so long. If you need any suggestion or help just PM me

    Thanks
     
  4. Mareshal

    Mareshal Registered Member

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    I need to occupy my time after work with something that doesn't involve programming and I need to keep "others" occupied as well ;)

    @AzonGeek thank you for your offer. I'll keep this in mind. Whenever you feel I'm making a mistake in this journal, or I just made something wrong, feel free to post and criticize if necessary
     
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    I'm trying the same thing but I am outsourcing the articles since I'm not a good writer ...

    Let us learn from your journey. Good luck mate !
     
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    gl op i will be following this as i am trying to do something similar to this in the future...
     
  7. Mareshal

    Mareshal Registered Member

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    My girlfriend finished the logo and header image with some variations and they've been added to social services.

    Now reading http://yoast.com/articles/wordpress-seo/ and trying to make it right.
     
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    Everything's almost finished, installed analytics, made various seo and visual changes to the theme, just have to turn off the maintenance and write some articles.
     
  9. Mareshal

    Mareshal Registered Member

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    First article has been written, containing about 400 words and 13 pictures. Shared on facebook, tweeted it, shared on G+ and pinned all images with an appropriate description on Pinterest under the same category as it is on the website.

    WP SEO by Yoast shows everything green, except this: "Content: No", will figure it out a bit later.

    What do you think? Would Instagram worth joining and sharing the pictures?
     
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  10. jackydaniels14

    jackydaniels14 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Good luck man, seems like you know what you're doing, if you need any software, just PM me ;)
     
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    Reyone Elite Member

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    What niche is it?
     
  12. Mareshal

    Mareshal Registered Member

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    Installed Better WP Security and configured it manually, because I didn't need some of it's options. Going to write my second article.

    @Reyone, this kind of questions shouldn't be asked. Sorry.
     
  13. Mareshal

    Mareshal Registered Member

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    Published a 3rd article, but I am a bit worried about this:

    The keyword density is 11.11%, which is over the advised 4.5% maximum, the keyword was found 13 times.


    At least this is what Yoast says. The keyword can be found in text one time only, but every image (12 images) have the name like "something KEYWORDS 001.jpg". Does it matter so much ?
     
  14. Mareshal

    Mareshal Registered Member

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    Until now there are 6 articles, all passed copyscape without problems. Waiting for Google to fully index the website and start growing in serp.
     
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    dorojyrp Newbie

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    I like people like you


     
  16. Mareshal

    Mareshal Registered Member

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    Thank you.

    I notice that for many searches, pinterest comes on the first results almost all the time, with a board containing the specific keyword. I'll try this approach to see how it goes and see if it make any difference.
     
  17. Mareshal

    Mareshal Registered Member

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    Seems like I am talking, I am giving the answers. But that's no problem :whee:

    Anyway, 9 articles published, first organic visitors, and yesterday the first comment.
     
  18. Duffers5000

    Duffers5000 Elite Member

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    Unless you are running a blackhat site(which it obviously is not ) then you should make this a public thread and share your site. There are reasons why you might not want to do that but Rushdie shared his site from the off and hence drove a lot of traffic to it.
     
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    This is terrible advice for reasons that should be obvious, but I'll go ahead and quote the last post in Rushdie's abandoned journey thread for good measure.

     
  20. Duffers5000

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    And I would disagree. If you are building an authority site and its all white hat then you should be looking to drive traffic to it from any where possible. If you have a popular site you will get lots of correspondence...sometimes from people who havent anything nice to say to you. Goes with the territory of putting yourself out there.