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Karupoiss's Semi-Authority Site Journal - Let's Kick Laziness Into Its Ballzz

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  1. karupoiss

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    Hey, I'm karupoiss and this will be my epic journal about creating a semi-authority site.

    About me
    I'm 24 years old and I have been doing IM for two years. I have had some successes but due to my laziness I haven't been able to scale things up enough to make this my full time income.

    This is my third journal in BHW, the first two were abandoned due to my laziness. This is all going to change now! I have never been as motivated in my life to work than I am now. My 25th birthday is coming up in the end of March and my goal is to make enough money by then so that I could move out of my parents house and start living on my own. To do this I need atleast $24/day.

    The Plan
    I am going to do two things to achieve it: churn and burn sites + PPD and semiauthority site + adsense. I have already been doing C&B + PPD for the past 2 months and I am currently earning around $7/day from that.

    This journal though isn't about C&B. This is about building a white hat adsense semi-authority site with 100+ posts on it. I have read Bluematter, Voidray and phpbuilt threads about authority site creation and I am ready to start. So wish me luck :)

    My first goal is to find a niche and do keyword research. The first thing is the hardest, I already spent yesterday 3 hours on niche searching and I did come up with some ideas but the first page has a lot of amazon, walmart and ebay on it so I will have to search for better kw-s or choose a different niche.

    That's all for now, I will try to update this thread as often as I can but I will not quarantee it to be every day. If you have advice on how to find niches then please let me know!

    Have an awesome day!
     
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    Best of luck with your journey thread and the best way to find niches is too see in networks,what is the the highest converting product or leads.
     
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    Thus far I have searched for niches and I have found one. I have few maybe low-medium kw-s there but I mostly try to find easy kw-s. Atm I have collected 25 kw-s, a lot are under 1k searches per month, a lot are even around 150 searches per month but they have high advertiser competition and above 1€ click (means I'll get like 0.30 €). I also have couple of 8k/month kw-s. It's really boring to go through all these kw-s one by one in market samurai but that's what I do. The total searches for my kw-s is around 40k atm. I really hope my competition analyzing skills aren't totaaly wrong.

    My criteria for going after a kw (I hope these are easy to rank) is:

    3+ PR 0-1 sites in top ten
    most of the pages ranking in top ten have less than 100 bl-s
    the exact kw is in title for only a couple (2-3) sites.

    Will continue tomorrow, have a good night!
     
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    I haven't searched more kw-s atm. I did buy a domain and set up worpress on it. I have quite a good free theme that let's you change a lot of things. Atm I got stuck on deciding how to deal with the homepage - should I keep it static OR should I show latest posts excerpts on it and noindex/nofollow categories pages. Then I started reading about SILO structure and went almost crazy. I want to create the site that has the best structure but SILO structure would be too much preplanning and hacking wordpress. Everybody is talking it's the shit that it will help you rank real fast for everything - I think it's BS, I have only seen the praise but no actual proof being posted. So I'm gonna ditch the SILO thoughts and will just have to decide how I will create the homepage.

    Do you have any suggestions? I created a thread asking about it in blackhat seo subforum but got over 100 views and no replies.

    Also I was really sick last night and this morning so I'm probably not gonna do anything tonight until I recover.
     
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    Progress - 38 days till my birthday.
    So I have created the site and started writing content. I wrote 7 articles today. Even though I write them 300 words long it's kinda hard for me because I do not know almost anything about the niche and the keywords don't have that much to write about them (eg. I can write 100 words about the keyword but from there on there isn't much to say about the topic anymore).

    I decided to have post excerpts on the homepage and noindex/d0follow category pages. As my posts are so short and kw-s are 3+ words I was not able to follow phpbuilt's kw density guidelines. I try to keep them around the area but I did not follow them that much. I'm afraid that they will be underoptimized. I have kw mostly in the title only as inserting in the post itself would make it kw stuffed already. Voidray said that he doesn't think about the density at all and I hope it will work out. If none of my articles start ranking then I might change some posts density to see if it has some effect.

    Do you have some suggestions on how to make writing articles more fun for me so I could enjoy the proccess instade of feeling like the most bored person in the world while writing them?

    Hope tomorrow will be better.
     
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  6. Illini

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    You can easily outrank those Amazon, Ebay , Walmart sites. In general they just rank highly purely because of the authority of the authority of the home page, and are not optimized or tracked to stay high.

    I personally have recently overtaken multiple amazon posts on the first page with site < 2 months old and minimal backlinking.

    So don't let those results discourage you!
     
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    Thanks for letting me know. A lot of kw-s that I am going after have that kind of competition on the first page - not amazon, ebay etc but big authority sites that have no backlinks or very little backlinks to the specific page and no optimization also. They all rank because of the authority.

    Progress - 37 days till my birthday
    Today I was not very productive as I was able to only write 4 articles. I don't even know why I couldn't do more because I didn't slack off that much, maybe it just took me longer to rewrite the articles I found online. I tried to remove the previous and next post links on my every post page because it makes my kw density was too overoptimized. The result was due to unfortunate webconnection and angry refreshing, copy pasting code.. I deleted my css file. :D No big deal, I was able to fix it in 5 minutes but still, funny how that happened.

    I have been thinking if I should add images in my blog or not. Atm I don't have any images and it seems a bit empty but when I add the ads I guess it will look more.. lively.

    I have 2 questions to anybody who is reading this thread:
    1. Should I add more than one link in every post to related posts and how much is too much, will one be ok?
    2. My homepage has excerpts on it. Every excerpt has the post title - link to post, "read more" - link to post and "comments" - link to post. So, every excerpt has 3 links going to the same post. Is it in any way bad or something?

    At the moment my site has 11 articles on it.

    Edit: I threw my 11 kw-s in SERP checking tool and one is ranking at #185 in G. It's reassuring to see that after indexing something is ranking already. I will remove the previous and next post links on every post so my kw density would be better. After couple of days I will see if other kw-s will start ranking anywhere in top 300. As phpbuilt said, well optimized article should rank in top 100. My kw-s can unfortunately not be so well optimized because they are so long and my articles are aroudn 300 - 350 words but I will try to do my best to get them optimized close enough.
     
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    Progress - 36 days till my birthday
    I managed to write only 3 articles today. It took me more time to write them than usual. I really need to step up the pace with articles. I won't be able to write any article today as I have to go out of town.

    My site has total of 14 articles now on the site. My Site name is ranking on the 3'rd page of Google. Also I have 4 keywords that are ranking in the top 300 of G. They are mostly in the 100-200 area.

    I have searched a lot around BHW to get any clues about ranking, kw density while using Voidray method, I really feel bad he can't be on BHW. I have so many questions to ask. I wrote even to some of the people in his thread that gave a hint that they are using his method to get some idea how they are doing.

    I searched for good directories to post my link to but then I read on BHW from several threads that G penalisez sites that use directories (even the paid ones) so I am afraid to submit my link to them. Atm I set my GSA SER to scrape sites with high PR and low OBL-s. This far it has returned pdf submitting sites and video sites but I don't think they are so useful. I will hope to find blogcomment pages with good PR and I am thinking of buying some PBN links. Though, jet again, I don't know if I should send them directly to my site or let them be sent to web 2.0.

    Anyways, I hope I can get more work done on Friday. Till next time!
     
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    Your journey is similar to mine except I'm trying to reach $33 a day. As far as web directories go, I've got links from a couple and they didn't penalize my site. Not sure how much serp improvement I've got from them though. And btw I would definitely add images to your site and put the keyword in the alt text description.
     
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    Thanks

    Are you following Voidray method also? I don't want to use images to be honest because I don't have a suitable place for them. I will have one adblock in the article under the title to the left and after the article I have another adblock (well, I don't have them atm but I will add them there). So the images would look kinda funny there and would take the focus off the ads also.

    Progress - 32 days till my birthday
    I haven't added any articles to the site - I have gotten lazy (again) and I was using that time to find good PBN links to buy. I also created a test site for the ppd niche and I will use a link package I found on there also. Anyways, I bought the links, got 10 HPR links, will see if they help my domain authority (ordered 9 of them to the domain using random kw-s and 1 to a random article).

    Atm my site has around 5 posts ranking out of 14 in the top 200.
    Have a great day!
     
  11. RyanWilcox

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    Hi Karupoiss,

    Good luck with your journey! I am actually on a similar journey as you :) I'm at about 30 articles so far... just starting to get some traffic from the search engines. Only like 1 visitor a day or so, but still, its exciting! I just turned 24 this month, so we're almost the same age too haha.
    I've tried so many IM methods, and this one seems to be the longest I've tried. Been working at if for about 2 months. I'll be following this journey! Do not give up!
     
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    Thanks, Ryan. Do you have a jounrey thread as well to follow? You could PM me your Skype so we could change some ideas, I don't have a IM friend atm who is doing SEO.

    Progress - 30 days till my birthday
    So, I added 3 more articles past two days. The total number of articles is.. 17. Around 5 or 6 are ranked in top 100, others are not to be seen in top 300. The ordered PBN backlinks have not yet arrived, they should during 2 weeks.

    I thought a lot about how to work smarter, faster and better. I came up with a lot of ideas.

    The Ideas
    1. So, as I have discovered, writing articles in this niche is a pain to me as I know nothing about the niche (beauty) nor do I have any interest to know anything about this niche :D So, the good way to work would be - write 1 article/day to this site.

    2. Create another site that has all the same principles as this one but in a niche I know shit tons about, where I can write stuff without doing any research and a niche I really am interested in. The thing is - the niche might not have high advertisers competition.

    3. Search for few kw-s (under 10, maybe around 5 or so) that have lot's of searches and medium-low competition in G and that, inevitably, have low advertiser competiton. I would create a small site, that has 5-10 pages, with around 100k searches/month (might be a lot lower, depends of the kw-s). Create manual and bought first tier links and then boost them with my GSA SER. This site would be, in theory, not a churn and burn so it would last more than a month and with the huge visits number could bring in $200-$600/month - these numbers are VERY hard to predict but it would be around that area.

    4. Test out one churn & burn metod in this forum and see if that get's my site ranked.

    5. I am already testing out one SEO service here to see if my site ranks with that.

    So, I have a LOT of ideas to test out. The plan would be to get some money going with these short term sites and then buy articles for the beauty niche site I so much hate writing content to :D I believe this site will be a success because I have done 0 link building atm and I have 5 articles in top 100 already, 3 kw-s are top 40.

    Work Plan
    1. I will need to do kw research for this new niche I have interest in.
    2. I will have to do kw research for the mini site that I wish to have 100k visits/month.
    3. I will have to set up a new churn & burn webpage and then order some very high % spun content for the backlinks.
    4. I will need to do more kw research for this beauty niche.

    These are the first steps. That is A LOT of work but this way I will test out many things and I truly believe that if i work on these projects they can all be successful.

    Until next time!
     
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    Okay, I am quite pleased with the work I did today and yesterday. I wrote 1 article to the beauty site. Then I reasearched kw-s for the new niche that I know a lot about. The kw-s have total of 194k searches/month and are all with low advertising competition - bad, but I aim for the high traffic. Then I bought a domain and set up the new site.

    After that I also searched witch url shortener would be good to be used for my churn & burn site and bought GSA SER data pack for the project.

    I might also get to do SEO for one local business. I will take a look at it, just for fun.

    As always, keep going!
     
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    Progress - 24 days till my birthday
    It's obvious for now that I will not meet my target. I'm not feeling that bad about it as I know I have to be realistic, SEO takes time. I have 2 sites atm that can have a great future and two side project to them testing out different churn and burn tactics. I just hope I can make these sites all rank and not give up before - in all honesty giving up should not even be an option, I have invested too much time and money into the whole SEO projects so I can not give up nor do I want to.

    Anyways, I didn't do anything during weekend (went out on Friday and Saturday). I am not too guilty about it though because I did well with my social goals. IM and social goals are equally important to me.

    I wrote 1 article to the beauty site today. The bad thing is that 4 articles dropped from top 300 of G. I have no idea why because I did not change anything and the PBN link building hasn't even begun.

    I wrote 3 articles to the new site. It was so much easier to write in that niche because I am very knowledgeable in that area. I wanted to write 300 words articles but they all came 600+ words and I felt I was not even offering that much value becaue it was soo superficial. I just hope I can find ways to use the similar kw-s and write about them in unique ways.

    I got my GSA SER data pack that I ordered and I started link building for one of my churn and burn site.

    The other churn and burn site I ordered PBN links for hasn't ranked in top 300 yet. I will wait like 2 more weeks before I make any conclusions. I have a bit bad feeling about the provider because he told all the links have been built my my site shows only 37 pingbacks (the pack was 100 links) and the links do not stay on the first page for more than a day max (even though it was advertised as atleast a week till several weeks). Will see how that site does, ranking is the king.

    In the beginning I told I will not discuss other sites here but seems I will cover all of them. Well, doesn't matter, the more the better :)

    Have a great day!
     
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    Progress - 23 days till my birthday
    Today I was pretty productive. I wrote 10 new articles for the new site. 4 of them were 600+ words and 6 were 350-400 words. Submitted the site to G Analytics and Webmasters tool. It has 2 pages indexed atm.

    Over the past 4 days I have had 5 visits to my first site (total).

    The churn and burn site has 12k links built to it. Not ranking in top 300 yet.
     
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    Hey, I subscribed to your thread.
    How many days has your site been indexed in Google? Are you adding those articles all at once, or one day at a time? Good luck! If you are persistent you will be successful.
     
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    Thanks BigVlado.
    Witch site do you mean? I have 2 big sites at works atm. The first one, that I started this thread with, has been indexed for maybe a bit under 2 weeks and the second one got indexed yesterday. I am adding them all at once.
     
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    nice journey mate. Interested in the churn and burn site:)
    Did you say you bought a link pack for GSA? If so, where from (if you dont mind my asking)?
     
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    Hey, thanks for following. I bought the content pack for GSA SER from asia virtual solutions. The link pack I bought was http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...og-posts-18-huge-bulk-discounts-included.html but I'm not that impressed with them. I ordered like 2 weeks ago and I have not seen any movements in serps, my site is not even in top 300 for a kw that TT said was rel easy.

    Progress - 17 days till my birthday
    I don't even know why I keep writing the days till my birthday because it's obvious I won't make any money at that time.

    My beauty site has some new kw-s ranking. Like 7 kw-s out of 19 are ranking in top 300. The PBN links have all arrived but seems like it has made no difference. Wee..

    My other big site, the dating niche one, is not ranking for anything. I haven't done any linkbuilding for it also.

    My churn and burn site I ordered 100 PBN links for is not in top 300 for according to traffic travis and my own evalution rel easy kw.

    My other churn and burn site I used url shortener and spam on jumped from NA to #16, so that's a good news.

    I also set up a third C&B site that I will send only 300 contextual backlinks/day to and then second tier to it with 10 times the links.

    I spent the whole day reading about on how to build a good Tier 1 and also other tiers. I searched for a good super aticle spinning service but they were way too expensive for me and also buying web 2.0-s for my money site was way too expensive. I though about buying auto content writer for T2 and for creating content for GSA SER. I will think about it.

    ATM I am very low on money and I will have to do everything myself it seems. I will take a look though if I can buy just some web 2.0 accounts so I would not have to create them myself.

    Things are not that good but everything can change when I get a good linkbuilding campaign on the way.

    Wish me luck :)
     
  20. RyanWilcox

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    Glad to see things are going well :)

    I recently bought some expired PR2 tumblr blogs, and pointed links to my site from those, then GSA spam to the tumblr blogs, and my rankings shot through the roof. Have 7 keywords in the top 100, 2 in the top 10... Everyday they go up more. So excited! So maybe try using expired tumblr blogs for your web 2.0s!