LuckyCharm's Second Journey Site. Goal ; 10k/Month By December 2018

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  1. LuckyCharm007

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    Hello, hello!

    Some of you may already know me from my first journey thread which ended with a profit of $8,885 over a period of 11 months. I made some good and bad moves, but most importantly, I learned a lot. I also got myself a puppy, but who cares?

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    About a year ago, I realized I had way too many sites in my portfolio. I didn't have the time or patience to update 10 sites, so I decided to sell most of my niche sites. I kept two of my older/biggest ones ($2k - 2.5k revenue/month) and get rid of the rest. I sold two sites privately, my journey thread and another small niche site who was making $50/month for $500. I used Flippa for the other ones:

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    That means that right now, I'm down to 3 sites. I'm probably never going to work my first two sites for three reasons; I covered everything, I hate the niche and they have brought consistent earnings over the last 3 years. Why would I try to fix something that isn't broken?

    That brings me to site #3.

    Created 13 months ago, I haven't touched it for months. Recently, it started to pick up some momentum, so I guess now is a good time to work on it.

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    My Strategy

    I will use a mix of Amazon Affiliate, Adsense and Taboola at some point when I'll have more traffic. Right now, I'm focusing on Adsense and AF only. I got 91 posts published, averaging 1855 words/article spread between 3 different personas I created.

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    Changes I made.

    I purchased 3 premium plugins, all for different reasons:

    Yoast: The only reasons I purchased the premium version is because the plugin has the ability to find opportunities to inter-link between your articles. In my opinion, that feature is worth the investment alone.

    WP-Rocket: I used to have WP fastest cache but WP Rocket is just a better cache plugin with more options. Again, it is worth the investment.

    WP Bakery Page Builder: One reason: Virtual silo. I'll get to that later.

    Other changes.

    Smush --> Imagify (works better with WP Rocket)
    Added SEO redirection

    Silo

    I did a virtual silo only. I created custom category pages with WP bakery Page Builder and 301 the "archive/old category page" to the new one. I added between 500-700 words per pages and then listed the top 20 articles in each category. I am still unsure about physical silo, but I might implement it later on.

    Current Earnings & Rankings

    So far, very limited link building was done. The posts are currently ranking by themselves. Right now, the plan is to start linking building on the home page and category pages only and go from there.

    Here's a screenshot of my current SERP rankings and revenue from the last 30 days.

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    That's it for today. Wish me luck! If you have any questions, ask them below!
     
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  2. TechEinstien

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    Good Luck. How many links you have built?
     
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    wish you best of luck, you can do it :)
     
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    I don't believe in Luck, so I will say '' I wish you success in this journey''.
     
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    Following...all the best. Nice puppy, what breed?
     
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  7. LuckyCharm007

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    Just under 100 but they're all quality links.

    Thanks mate!

    Thank you!

    Thank you! It's a male black Pug.

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    EDIT: Here's a clearer picture (he's wearing his Christmas kit)

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    Thank you!
     
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    Awesome pup.

    Good luck for the journey, will follow this in real time :D

    I will take up the same goal after my first goal is reached. Lets hope we get there ;)

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    Following this one as well. Please keep us posted on those linkbuilding tactics. Good luck!!!
     
  10. SilentKnight

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    Do you write all the content yourself?

    If so, how long does it take you to write 1850 words/article?

    And, how do you come up with more and more content?
     
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    Good luck on this journey. I've read some parts from your old journey but didn't get a chance to follow it.

    Will follow this one and see where it goes.
     
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    You write content yourself ?

    Good luck bro
     
  13. Nova90

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    Good luck. Will follow this :)
     
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    Hell yeah, I'm gonna definitely gonna follow this .
     
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    following this one
     
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  16. LuckyCharm007

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    I'm not exactly sure how long it'll take before I see real results but it shouldn't be that long. My biggest advantage is the site is aged a year. Let's see how it goes in the next 2-3 months

    I will!

    Most of it, yes. I also use @SensualTyrannosaurus for one article. Good stuff.

    Depending on the research I have to do, I would say it takes 4-5 hours to write a 2000 words piece.

    I bought Ahref's trial subscription ($7) and downloaded my top 5 competitor's backlink profile and the keywords they ranked for. It's really the easiest way to find new keywords.

    It is worth the read when you have a couple of minutes :)

    Most of it, yes
     
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    Would be nice if you could explain how you are siloing that, maybe a Screenshot? I did something similar but it did not tourn out that sexy in my opinion, maybe you have a better visual implementation or some help for me ;)
     
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    Following this Journey too. Best of luck.
     
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    No one wants to see your boring journey! Sack it and make an ever updating thread about that puppy. That's the one I'd follow :D


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    Good luck on your journey man.
     
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    Awwww puppy:) Your previous journey was very interesting so I will be following this one too. Good luck!
     
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    First of all, the dog is so lit, in my journey I've set in one of the goals that I want to buy French Bulldog, I just adore dogs! Take care of her/him!

    Since I want to learn SEO and I found you're skilled enough I want to ask some nooby questions:

    When you buy a domain, do you check for the history of it? Like is it previously used or something, if yes, where can i check domain history etc(except archive.org)?
    Where do you see those stats of rankings?
    Do you build Web 2.0 links to your site?
    Do you write the content yourself or you have someone, if yes, how much you pay for it?

    I know it's nooby but I just started exploring SEO and I really want to learn from you! :) I will follow your journey, you will hit the stars!