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Laurus' AdSense Journey

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by Laurus, Apr 7, 2014.

  1. Laurus

    Laurus Registered Member

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    After I made my first Dollars online with Fiverr it's time to start a new project.

    Inspired by seocrabs AdSense journey I deceided to create a similar project and follow the steps that he outlines in his thread. (Unfortunatley I can't post links yet)

    The keyword research was more complex than I thought. Especially with no experience in ranking a website it's hard to tell how well a certain keyword ranks.

    Currently I have 5 keywords in the same niche that I'll target first. They have between 880 and 1600 global searches and a CPC ranging between 1.3 and 7.5. I analyzed the SERPs for all of them and as far as I can tell they should be able to rank on the first page without too much effort.

    The next step is buying a generic niche domain from expireddomains.net, if possible with pagerank/authority and set up wordpress.

    As this is the first time I'm doing something like this, everything takes a bit longer than expected - I'll keep you up to date.
     
  2. th0m4s

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    Good luck, best wishes with your endeavour!
     
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    Good luck and keep us updated :)
     
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    Good luck with your journey there.

    Will follow as you update.
     
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    Thanks a lot for your comments. :target:

    I found a nice domain at listed at godaddy which is indexed, 11 years old with PR 2 and 100+ backlinks. I checked the backlinks and they are niche related links, directories and the like.

    The domain is currently listed for 15$ and the auction runs for another week.

    What would be a reasonable price for that?
     
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    Good luck man :)
     
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    Good luck with your journey OP!
     
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    I just want to give a quick update about the process:

    • I have written 5 articles, one for each keyword. Maybe a few tweaks here and there but overall they are ready to publish.
    • Unfortunatley, the domain I wanted to buy exceeded my budget when the auction got close to the end. Buying an expired domain sounded easier on paper. I'm currently looking at other domains and I also consider registring a new one. If you have any advice on this I'm more than thankful. Otherwise I'll let you know how I deceided by the beginning of next week.
     
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    All the best with your journey and I have subscribed to the thread for more updates.
     
  12. Laurus

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    I registered an expired domain today. It's niche related and comes with PR2 and about 50 non-spammy backlinks.

    Wordpress is up and running, all articles are online. I published them as pages.

    As for plugins I added Google Authorship and SEO by Yoast. I use ProRankTracker for tracking my keywords as this is free for the first 50 keywords or so.

    My next goal is finishing everything on-site: adding a logo, images, static front page + small article about my niche, about us, contact and privacy policy.
     
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    You seem to have a good go. I will follow you along your journey!
     
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    Best of luck with your journey, keep us updating.
     
  15. Laurus

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    Another quick update for today:

    • Added Google Analytics and Dashboard
    • Added an image to all posts. The source files are named keywords.jpg, the same in the wordpress media library and alt description.
    • Added About Us and Privacy Policy
    • Added a meta description to each page (using SEO by Yoast)
    • Wrote a short introduction (~200 words) that will be my static homepage (+image).
    • Createt a contact page with Contact Form 7
     
  16. Quebeck

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    Sounds great!

    I updated my Google Analytics with Google Tag Manager today. The Tag Manager allow you to add custom or preoffered code to any of your sites.
     
  17. Laurus

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    Thanks for your input. I had a look at Tag Manager today but I didn't find it very useful.

    Currently I'm waiting for Google to chatch on my sites. Anyone knows how long this takes? I'm not ranked for any keyword at the moment.

    In the meantime I added Google Webmaster Tools to my website and uploaded a sitemap.
     
  18. Laurus

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    Some of my articles got indexed today.

    Stats

    1. Keyword:56
    2. Keyword:55
    3. Keyword:80
    4. Keyword:NTH
    5. Keyword:NTH

    As I'm currently very busy with work I'll just let my website be as it is at the moment and start backlinking at the beginning of next week.
     
  19. Laurus

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    Stats 26.04.2014
    1. Keyword:58
    2. Keyword:58
    3. Keyword:76
    4. Keyword:48
    5. Keyword:NTH

    I created my first web 2.0 blog for backlinking and scheduled a few posts (short articles and youtube videos about my niche) for the next few days. I'm planning add an article with links to my adsense site in a week or two. The blog currently consists of an about page and a welcome post.

    I registered at Squidoo and created a very nice lens about my niche. Unfortunatly it there were some spammy words that I used and I couldn't publish the page. I was not able to identify the words that triggered the filter :hmmmm2: I'll use the article for another web 2.0 property and mabye leave out Squidoo.
     
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    Looks good! I will follow this and see how your journey goes!
     
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