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Mammoth Journey to Riches [Authority Website]

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by BigMammoth, Oct 15, 2013.

  1. BigMammoth

    BigMammoth Registered Member

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    Hi guys,

    I've been on this site for some time & have created a new account especially for this journey.

    Background:-

    I left my job just over a week ago. I own a very small offline business which along with savings will keep me going. Business has been something I grew up around and have a strong interest in, so I've decided it's a good time in my life to start something new.

    I've picked a niche and eager to get started. Bearing in mind, authority websites aren't something I know a lot about. So, this journey is a motivational tool as well as an aid. Hopefully, you'll be able to point me in the right direction if I veer off the road.



    DAY 1.

    I've already done my keyword research and have chosen what I think is a great niche with an incredible amount to write about.

    I'm targeting the UK first of all.

    8K Exact Searches on G, CPC £5.01

    I'm going to continue writing more articles. I've 5 written so far (between 400-750), so I'm going to target 10 for today.

    I've also my eye on a 10 year old domain. The auction of which is ending in a couple hours, so hopefully I'll get it. Once I do, I'll upload all the articles onto wordpress and start the seo.



    Wish me luck :)
     
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    Good luck with your journey? Btw, why did you need to create a new account for this journey?

    And, what CMS are you going to use?
     
  5. BigMammoth

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    Thank you very much, I appreciate it.

    My friends have a habit of running my other username through google and reading up on what all I'm doing. I'd rather keep this journey & everything related private. It might seem strange, but trust me it's for the better good lol.

    I'll be using Wordpress.
     
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    wise idea in choosing aged domains to work with which performs well in search good luck wish you all success :)
     
  7. BigMammoth

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    DAY 2:-

    So I won the domain on GoDaddy auctions. It went up to £31 +£10 registration fee, so it's more than what I was hoping.
    Now I have to wait a week before Godaddy initiate the transfer, which is really annoying. In the mean time I'll keep writing more articles and get together a SEO plan.



    Since the site won't be launched for another week, I was doing a bit more keyword research. Instead of targeting keyword 1, I'm going to target keyword 5.

    The reason being Keyword planner is saying there's 7k searches monthly in the USA (I've only been focusing on the UK up until the point). The CPC is a staggering £32 or $50.

    Here's an image of the competition currently sitting in the first and second position. I'm not an expert, but it seems like it'd be easy to overtake them.
     

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    You have found a great keyword ,
    Good Luck on your journey.
     
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    Hoping the best for you in this Journey,Good Luck OP
     
  10. MeisMJ²

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    Good luck in your journey, you seem to have the right skillset and mentality to succeed.
     
  11. BigMammoth

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    UPDATE:-

    So I'm still waiting for the domain to be released from GoDaddy. This should happen on Tuesday. I've been mostly writing articles in the mean time.


    I've also been researching what SEO I should do and I'm really torn. I'm finding it pretty difficult to decide what level of SEO should be done. I'm conscious that i might not be too long before Google essentially ignores web 2.0's as anything close to being quality. Since this site is meant to be an authority site, should I be doing things a little more whitehat?

    What do you guys recommend?
     
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    Good luck dude, sounds good. Just hope when you said new account, you just mean an account with a name you don't normally use online, rather than a new (additional) account here - as that's against the rules here.
     
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    I would test this site with nothing BUT white hat. Make sure you do nothing that may be in the gray. This would be a true test and if it works out in a few months than you could do other sites the same way. Go for links that are niche related. Do PR's, ask for links on major sites (like back in the 90's). Go for it!
     
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    Good luck on your journey. How did you find that 10 year old domain? Thanks!
     
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    Yeah, I think it's what's needed. It's hard though because I really need some money coming in and don't want to be waiting around for months on end writing articles!

    Thanks very much Busaboss. I found it on GoDaddy auctions. It's like $5/year for an auction account and you'll be able to pick up some cheap domains, some even with PR.
     
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    Good luck on your journey OP :)
     
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    good luck OP with your journey.
     
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    You are doing this perfect! Good luck.
     
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    good luck OP! I'll be watching this.
     
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    This seems really interesting. You picked easy kw (or it looks easy) with high CPC, that's great!

    Keep good work, I will follow you as I am trying to do something similiar now :)