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[Journey] Project authority. Goal : Build and flip sites for $xx,xxxx . Time : 8-12 months

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by virtualc08, May 8, 2013.

  1. virtualc08

    virtualc08 Supreme Member

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    Hello all,

    After a lot of research into making a good quality site, I have finally figured out 3-4 niches and I have already gotten articles written around it and will keep getting it written from our writers as I discover more and more keywords ( more on that later ). I will try to write this journey as a guide also to newbies out there. In my research I have found very good tools which I believe will help me in making good sites and flip them for $xx,xxx each . I know that you might be feeling it like a bit of stretch which is why I ahve given myself a realistic 8 - 12 months. My primary motivation for this journey thread was this thread on BHW :

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    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/black-hat-seo/528157-how-not-google-slave-white-hat-its-best-creating-authority-site.html
    I believe seoguy99 has beautifully laid out how to make a good authority websites.

    So I focused on a niche and researched topics and keywords for the nice and so far I have got 28 articles in that niche which is pretty good. Ill start doing more research and as and when I find more topic ideas I will add more content to it. Here is what I have done so far and what I plan to do:

    1. Domain :

    I went over to Godaddy auctions and bought myself a nice 6 year old domain name. Luckily for me the domain is pretty brandable. It costed me over $20. If you dont wish to do this, you can buy an old domain and redirect it to your website, it will pass on the age authority to your new website. At the end of the day, when you have an old domain you have a better chance of ranking in the SERPs.

    2. Design :

    I was very particular about this and hence chose a really nice theme. I researched a few logos in my niche and got one done something similar which similar color schemes. I got it done on fiverr but it actually turned out pretty well . I didnt pay him $5 though I paid a little more due to continuous revisions. I used the lightly theme from themeforest, you can find the theme here. Its a really nice theme and it gives a very professional look to the website. I especially liked the layout of the theme, its plain simple and beautiful. Remember : Don't ignore the logo and design, it might cost you a little more but it has huge benefits in terms of creating authority.

    3. Plugins :

    Here are the list of plugins that I have used :

    1. Wordpress SEO by yoast . : One of the best out there )

    2. Google Analytics : Say what you want, but I have to have this, this gives immense data which I can use to better understand the beahviour of my visitors

    3.Digg Digg : This is a really cool plugin which allows you to add a floating share buttons like the one you find on mashable. This can really help in getting more shares.

    4. Better WP security : This is a must have plugin for everyone who is using Wordpress. Here is a beautiful thread on how to use WP security effectively on your website by Originalexe

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    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/blogging/464934-guide-secure-your-wordpress-website-howto.html
    I might be adding more plugins along the way, if you know any cool plugin please suggest :)

    4. Page speed service by Google

    This an amazing free service ( for a limited time ) by Google . What page speed does is it speeds up your website. It basically prioritizes your content above the fold and loads that first and then start loading the other half. Basically Google's server will do all the heavy lifting for you. Page speed is really important. I suggest you read this case study about site speed and why it is so important.
    I will also be moving to WP engine hosting very soon. Even they have CDN ( similar to page speed service ) and they are specialized in wordpress hosting. Once I start seeing some visitors and revenue I will move it WP engine.

    5. Email marketing :

    I will also be using email marketing to fulfill 2 main objectives :

    1. Get a regular trickle of traffic to the website. I will schedule to deliver my posts on a regular interval.
    2. Promote amazon products to these lists or maybe some other products.

    How may I going to capture email? Two ways :

    1. I am going to use Ninjapopup . It looks pretty cool and has a lot of good features and themes and it only $18. It cant get any better than that.
    2. I am going to have a subscription button on the right sidebar.

    The main reason I am going to do is because I want to reduce my dependency on Google as much as possible and while flipping the website if I tell them I have a list of targeted visitors to my website thats definitely going to be a positive thing to my flip. :)

    6.Google Analytics.

    Like I said before I know you might argue about me putting this on my website but if you know how to use it , it is going to help you out a lot in making your website better. I am going to track my micro conversions ( email subscriptions , facebook shares etc ) and my macro conversions ( amazon sales, adsense clicks ) and do a loot of A/B split testing to see which one gives me the most revenue. I am going to use an additional tool which I am going to talk about later.

    7. Hittail.

    I am really surprised by the fact that nobody is talking about hittail here or nobody is even discussing about it much. Its actually a pretty good service and its pretty cheap. What hittail does is it gives you real time long tail keyword suggestions for which you rank and get considerable amount of traffic from these long tail keywords alone. Its a pretty cheap service for what it does and I am going to continuously update about what kind of keywords hittail is going to suggest me. Check out hittail here :

    Non affiliate link
    Affiliate link

    8. Visual website optimizer

    This is yet another cool tool to A/B test your website. This tool gives you heatmaps and other information about the behaviour of my visitors. I can use this information to A/B test the positioning of my ads on my website. They have a free account which tracks a 1000 visitors and when necessary I will shift to a paid account. I will keep updating on my A/B testing also when I do it.

    9. Monetization

    I will be using both Adsense and amazon to monetize my website. Amazon I will use it with email marketing and create a page called hot deals and see how many people I can attract to it or I will use email marketing to send traffic to the hot deals page. I am going to A/B test this too and see which works best.

    10. Off page SEO

    I will be using my own team to build links for me and I will build links myself. I will focus primarily on web 2.0s with unique content , guest posts and other quality stuff. I will also try to get some good white hat links from news site using HARO. This is pretty difficult to do but I wont discount it.

    11. Buzz bundle

    I will be using yet another tool to both build good quality links and get direct traffic to my website using Buzz bundle. Buzz bundle is a listening tool which listens to your keyword mentions across the internet and comes back with results . Its basically like Google alerts on steroids. It costs $97 and its from link assistant.

    I am going to do all this to ensure a revenue of $x,xxx and then flip it after a few months for a good amount of money. I will also be implementing Facebook fan pages and twitter and try to reduce my dependency on Google as much as possible. I will be building multiple websites on the same front and I am going to update you guys regularly as to what I am doing how I am doing and how much I am earning along the way.

    Wish me luck!
     
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  2. virtualc08

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    I will also be using this thread as my personal journal .So far my Earnings and expenses are :

    Expenses :

    1. Domain : $20
    2. Ninja popup : $18
    3. Hittail : $9.99
    4. Buzz bundle : $97 .

    Total expenses : $ 145
    Revenue : $0

    Will keep you guys posted.
     
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    Good luck man!
     
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    Just finished posting a few articles, now waiting for it to get indexed, lets see how this goes!
     
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    This look like a nice plan, good luck to you and i will be watching your progress.
     
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    Nice!

    I am also doing something similar.

    You could research more on Flippa and see what's selling hot by going to Just Sold section.

    You'll get plenty of different ideas.

    Best of luck bro, you'll get there!
     
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    Good plan & brilliant ideas bro! Good luck and keep us updated.
     
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    Good luck bro! I just started the same journey, but i'm a newbie :D hope to have some sucess aswell
     
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  9. virtualc08

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    Thanks T2tkid!

    Yeah that's how I got there :D .. Lot of good ideas and what I should be getting to get sold well in flippa. Never sold any sites there but lets see how it goes.

    Thanks man , will keep you guys updated

    Don't worry, you will get there. Just don't give up!
     
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    Good luck mate
     
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    This sounds very exciting. Goo luck to you on it, rooting for you all the way.
     
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    Thanks a lot both of you. Good news is that , I posted around 8 articles last night and when I came back today morning not only were the posts already indexed they had also ranked. Here is a picture of it :

    Screen Shot 2013-05-10 at 1.27.17 PM.png

    Pretty happy with the results, will be starting backlinking from monday after posting more articles. :)
     
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    thanks god not another YT+CPA :) Good luck,will follow
     
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    LOL I know what you mean and thanks!
     
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    Good, Subscribed:).

    I am also working on Authority Sites. :) Will see Flippa when I will reach my target.
     
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    Good luck. This is the right way, you just need patience.
     
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    what niches you work out to be best? not asking exactly.
     
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    Nice journe. Did you you use your in-house aticle writes or some peopel from elance sites? How much did it cost you to write the article?
     
  19. virtualc08

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    Good luck to you too!

    Thank you! Yes patience is very important a lot of people think about short term goals and forget about long term goals which might be more lucrative.

    Honestly speaking you can use any and every niche out here and make it work out to you. You don't have to use fancy keywords, start out with long tail keywords capture the audience and they will automatically start coming to you which is when you target the tougher keywords and try ranking them. This way people will automatically start linking to you.

    I have in house article writers. I pay them a monthly salary. I have trained them in a very specific manner. The articles are meant both for the search engines and the users ( users more ) . Cause ultimately more than the search engines I have to please the people, If I please the people I don t even need the search engines :)

    UPDATE.

    I was busy with personal commitments over the weekend and when I checked out the rankings I was pleasantly surprised to see my rankings. Mind you I haven't done any kind of SEO yet.

    Screen Shot 2013-05-13 at 10.22.21 AM.png

    I will be starting off with SEO today and update you guys soon.

    Thanks for following my journey!
     
  20. scorpion king

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    Looks awesome man, Especially about the mixture of tools you use. I never heard about HitTail, it looks superb. Thanks for that.
    Also my small suggestion, start facbook, G+ and twitter pages. You can drive traffic from them as well, also when you flip, it would be an added advantage. If i am not wrong, Ninja Popup also has Social Locker. If your 'Visual website optimizer" says people ignoring popup ninja, when it asks to enter there Name and email you can try with Social likes function.

    Good luck Bro.