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[Journey] Micro Niche Sites to $200 by Oct. 31, 2016

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by onelasttime, Sep 19, 2016.

  1. onelasttime

    onelasttime Newbie

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    I've decided to make a journey thread, mostly for myself, but I truly hope I will be able to help some others along the way.

    To start off, my background in IM has up to now been unsuccessful in actually producing results... After having a few failed sites in the past, I've been extremely disappointed, but I will never give up as this is the most exciting and passionate work I've found to date.

    Through failure I've learned a lot, and I will be posting exactly what I'm doing so that hopefully some of you will be able to learn from my mistakes.

    As of right now, my plan is to find VERY low competition keywords and make several 'micro niche sites' to rank short-term which revolve around the same niche so that I can use the content I create towards an authority site which will rank long-term.

    I'll be posting more about what I'm doing when the time comes during my journey (eg. keyword research, link building, monetization etc...)

    I will be updating this thread pretty frequently and I'm sure that plans will change along the journey, but one thing definitely will not change - my passion and desire to achieve the goal I've set out for myself.
     
  2. Lunaaa

    Lunaaa Elite Member

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    Why not just make a authority site right away. Why bother ranking micro sites to later transfer to a main site and have to rerank
     
  3. macdonjo3

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    Ranking fresh domains is not easy. Why don't you take one of your "failed project" domains that you've mentioned, that already have backlinks and turn it into an authority website?
     
  4. onelasttime

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    STEP 1 - NICHE SELECTION

    When deciding on a niche, one of the things I've learned is that you MUST be at least somewhat passionate about the topic.

    Unless you can afford to outsource all of your content creation, being passionate about your niche is extremely important. Sure you can try to push your way through, but you won't know the in's and out's down to the specifics of the niche unless you are passionate and engage with the people within that niche.

    STEP 2 - KEYWORD RESEARCH

    Once you have your niche selected, the next step is keyword research.

    For my specific journey, as I said in the OP, I will be targeting extremely low competition keywords. This is where knowing the in's and out's of your niche come into play... Basically, we want to find BUYING keywords - these are keywords that when the person types in, they are really close to buying the product... So KNOWING those products within the niche really helps to find keywords.

    To evaluate the competition of these keywords, there's some tricks I've learned: basically what I'm doing for my 'short-term' micro niche sites will be using Google to see how many results come up for specific keywords.

    For these sites, I'm actually targeting BING AND YAHOO (we'll see how this goes - the point of a journey!). So to do this, in google I type ~inanchor:"keyword"~ (if you have scrapebox, google competition finder can really save time).

    What I'm looking for are very low results (below 300 but ideally in the 0-10 range). Then I evaluate those that are in the top results - from doing this you should understand already if you can beat them - IE they are not optimised for onsite SEO, have ZERO links to their page (use SemRush).

    Also, it goes without saying that you want the maximum number of monthly searches, but what's also very important is to look on Google trends because a lot of products are seasonal (for my niche anyway).

    Lastly, for my micro niche sites, I actually am only targeting a few keywords (<5) so I will be trying to rank only 1-2 pages on the site, but also filling the site with other 'filler' content (more on that later for site creation).

    Hopefully this makes sense, now to find keywords!
     
  5. Devilfish1688

    Devilfish1688 Senior Member

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    Actually I still confused what is Authority site?? means?? compare to normal site??
     
  6. onelasttime

    onelasttime Newbie

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    I actually have already started the authority site about a month ago, but I've not worked on it too much (life problems)... Basically what I find most annoying is content creation - this way my plan is to use the content from my mini sites, change it around and use it in my authority site as well. Saves time and effort, and if I could have multiple sites ranking, more chances of reaching people with my content...

    Forgot to mention, but I will be targeting somewhat different keywords between my micro niche sites and authority sites.
     
  7. cindyrose888

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    Wishing OP best of luck.....And don't give up so easily.
     
  8. Lunaaa

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    Well just like making a really big site with lots of content that gets authority and it's a long term project I guess
     
  9. onelasttime

    onelasttime Newbie

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    Well basically they were doomed from the start; my keywords research was flawed. My goal is to rank the micro niche sites on bing and yahoo very quickly while my authority site will rank slower, targeting Google.

    Well authority sites are usually larger sites that are planning to rank long-term. Probably rank using 'white-hat' techniques I guess you could say.

    Thank you! Never give up, never surrender :)
     
  10. macdonjo3

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    You need 1 site, not both. Get an authority site from a domain you already have, then do some fresh keyword research for the pages.
     
  11. Devilfish1688

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    Large site? For an example? like include many pages?
     
  12. Saeed Arafa

    Saeed Arafa Newbie

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    Keep going .. I'll be following your Journey