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Bupler

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I have a similar site going, but on a much smaller scale. I'm also targeting long tail keywords. Sending you a PM regarding the site.

Definitely following this project.
 

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Thank you for the supportive comments everyone

Don't have much of an update for you guys today except an article count of 61 =)

I will be hitting 100 very soon!
 

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This journet really motivates me! I'm currently working on my new site in the sport niche, and i'm planning to hit atleast 50 articles before i starts in school again (12 August) I got 13 atm.

More like fitness, sport and bodybuilding etc. :)
 

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is your site based off one very large keyword and then longtail and related keywords for the other content? For example - main keyword: "Bodybuilding", and the rest of the content will be based on various other keywords based around the keyword of "bodybuilding" like "professional bodybuilding"?
 

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is your site based off one very large keyword and then longtail and related keywords for the other content? For example - main keyword: "Bodybuilding", and the rest of the content will be based on various other keywords based around the keyword of "bodybuilding" like "professional bodybuilding"?

Not at all, every posts' keyword is completely different.
 

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Hi everyone, a morning update... article count of 65 today.

Couldn't add any articles yesterday due to Hostgator playing up.

Very close to the 100 article milestone.

The light SEO on the site will begin 1st of September.

Pretty sure google will start making love to this website very soon, but for now I am not seeing any traffic.

I will also let you guys know of my on-site seo strategy as soon as I get 100 posts, so thats something to look out for. =)
 

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Have you reached the 100 article milestone? Am at around 110 articles at the moment and I can tell you Google is starting to send me some serious traffic. Looking forward to hearing about your on site plan once you reach 100 posts. How's the Google organic traffic going?
 

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Have you reached the 100 article milestone? Am at around 110 articles at the moment and I can tell you Google is starting to send me some serious traffic. Looking forward to hearing about your on site plan once you reach 100 posts. How's the Google organic traffic going?

Hi buddy, very close to the 100 article milestone, at 71 articles at the moment so should reach it in a couple of days. I am seeing around 5 uniques per day so far, not expecting any serious traffic as of yet =)
Nice to hear that you are getting some serious traffic, have you began the SEO yet?
 

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Little update: Following up on the manual social bookmarks which were purchased on one of the articles... page hasn't hit top 300 yet. But will still be experimenting on that page specifically with little services.
 

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Great journey will definitely follow you. You seem to have a large budget. How much do you expect to spend and how much do you expect to make after 12 months?
 

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Hi everyone, update for today - currently at 80 articles, It seems like unique visitor per day is 5 a day at the moment - which isn't bad as I am not expecting any real traffic movement as of yet.
 

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Hi BHW, another little update for today.. currently at 81 articles - I am doing a big jump... I will have 100 articles by Monday. =) The writers hate me!
 

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Every long tail is $1 CPC?


DId u use any tool for keyword research?


Goodluck buddy
 

Bupler

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Every long tail is $1 CPC?


DId u use any tool for keyword research?


Goodluck buddy

Exaalion, do you also research the searches/month of the long tails and check competition, or just load up local search requirements and CPC and export them as the keywords list?
 

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I am building a niche site at the moment. Could you give me any advise on how to increase the page count? I have plenty of posts but I would like to increase the number of pages to make the website bigger and get away from a small 15 page site but obviously dont want to have a huge drop down menu or anything like that. Any advice what I could do or what you do and where you hide all the smaller pages of the site?

Thanks!
 

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Interesting journey Mr Gandalf. Sorry your avatar picture heh. But yea, good work, keep it up man.
 

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Every long tail is $1 CPC?


DId u use any tool for keyword research?


Goodluck buddy


I don't pay attention to their CPCS at all, just traffic and I use the Google KWDS tool, nothing fancy going on about keyword research. As I am not specifically seeking out low comps and high cpcs.

Exaalion, do you also research the searches/month of the long tails and check competition, or just load up local search requirements and CPC and export them as the keywords list?

I make my list in excel manually, one by one for keywords to go for - I don't check the competition at all as this is a long term project and I believe I can beat any competition out there for the kwds I am going for.

I am building a niche site at the moment. Could you give me any advise on how to increase the page count? I have plenty of posts but I would like to increase the number of pages to make the website bigger and get away from a small 15 page site but obviously dont want to have a huge drop down menu or anything like that. Any advice what I could do or what you do and where you hide all the smaller pages of the site?

Thanks!

Add ALOT of tags to your posts, great way to increase post count.. more categories? My pages are under a lot of categories, and the homepage has number of pages option.. site/1/ site/2/ etc. This isn't a huge deal though, just make your site look tidy and accessible.

Interesting journey Mr Gandalf. Sorry your avatar picture heh. But yea, good work, keep it up man.

Demigod says thanks!
 

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Very interesting journey. I'm in the process of doing something similar, just wrote out the basic outline of the whole project an hour ago. But I will do keen keyword research for each article; I'll only go for potentially profitable keywords.

How is your domain? Is it related to the niche you're going for or is it some random but BRANDABLE domain? And will you be building backlinks to the homepage or to individual posts? How much are you paying your writers for a 700 - 1000 word article?

Good luck and all the best.
 

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1000 articles!!! I never even have anywhere near to 100 for all my sites. All the best OP.
 
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