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[My 1st journey] Niche website / blog

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by InsomniaNL, Jun 21, 2016.

  1. InsomniaNL

    InsomniaNL Newbie

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    Alright, so here we go. I'm a bit anxious but very excited to finally get this website rollin'. This is my very first proper attempt at IM so tips are welcome!

    First of all i'm Dutch so keep that in mind when it comes to grammar and spelling. Also my site is in Dutch and creates way less traffic compared to US niche websites.

    Anyway 2 years ago i found this site and decided to bought a niche website. This didnt work out so well and i gave up. But this left me with an empty feeling so i decided to work on a niche website. And this time i will build, write and do anything myself.


    What i have done:
    - Buy a domain
    - Buy webhosting
    - Write some articles

    I completed this at the end of last month. Since the last week i focused on SEO and social media.

    Results and things i completed after/since last week:
    - Website and articles can be found on page 1 to page 3 for different keywords.
    - Around 125 visitors (got around 20 last week en had 147 visitors today)
    - Gained 40 real twitter followers
    - Gained 6 facebook page likes
    - Got adsense up and running
    - Got bol.com (Dutch amazon) up and running
    - Made a forum as this niche benefits from one and there are no other forums in this niche.



    Overview:
    Goal: €100,- a month (for now)
    Articles: 50
    Unique visitors (last month): 440
    Visitors (last month): 849
    Pages (last month): 3072
    Visitors per day: 125
    Twitter followers: 41
    Facebook likes: 6
    Forum members: 5
    Money made: €0,-


    To do list:
    - Better internal linking.
    - Placing affiliate links.
    - Changing the forum a bit.
    - Replace "test" photo's with my own or cc pictures.
    - Promote through social media.

    I will try to update this once a week unless no progress is made, if no progress is made i will update this later.
     
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    Good luck on your journey! Definitely will follow this,
     
  3. Chef

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    Best of luck! Keep us updated.
     
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    I'll try to update every week.
    So here's this weeks stats and progress so far:


    Overview:
    Goal: €100,- a month (for now)
    Articles: 50
    Unique visitors (last month): 440
    Visitors (last month): 849
    Pages (last month): 3072
    Visitors per day: 125
    Twitter followers: 74 (+33)
    Facebook likes: 8 (+2)
    Forum members: 5
    Money made: €1,- (+€1,-)


    To do list:
    - Better internal linking. - Done
    - Placing affiliate links. - Done
    - Changing the forum a bit. -Done
    - Replace "test" photo's with my own or cc pictures. - Done
    - Promote through social media. - Done

    So I managed to complete al my goals this week.
    - I have placed internal links to other articles on the site.
    - I have placed affiliate links and i have applied to a better more related affiliate program.
    - I placed an extra section on the forum which is closely related to my niche and more popular.
    - I used social media yo promote my site. I noticed i still had money on my paypal account (we dont use paypal and i add money via pre paid on paypal). So i used it to promote an article on my site for 3 days which was about a long tail keyword.

    Other stuff i have done:
    - I made pinterest, uploaded pictured i made and added a link to my website. So far no luck, any advice is welcome!

    - I made a Instagram accouny and use FollowLiker to slowly grow it. 50 - 75 follows a day.

    - I placed 2 more backlinks.



    To do list:
    - Promote website
    - Shoot video, edit it and upload to youtube.
    - Get around 500 likes on Instagram.
    - Figure out how to get views from pinterest.
    - Place new affiliate banners and links.
    - Read through these forums to get more, better and better worked out plans to gain more vieuws.


    Also thanks for the support, it will keep me motivatef! Thank you!
     
  6. oldweb

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    one way to get more likes easily is to post content daily on the fb page and if you don't have your own for now just search on google or bing for some keywords in the news mode and then link to a couple of good articles each day. that keeps your page active and will get higher rank. You can also get lots of likes if you have an account or a few accounts and just use the "invite your friends" button to like the page.
     
  7. InsomniaNL

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    I dont have a personal facebook aaccount, or many friends to like and share the content. I made a fanpage of my site for the sheeple on there. I usually post one time a day in 2 groups and leave a link to my page.

    Never thought of the news google search. Thanks!! I usually searched for blogs, forums or guestbooks.
     
  8. InsomniaNL

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    Alright so i have not promoted the site yet. But here are the statistics so far from last month:

    Overview:
    Goal: €100,- a month (for now)
    Articles: 50
    Unique visitors (last month): 1212 (+772)
    Visitors (last month): 1964 (+1115)
    Pages (last month): 25799 (+22727) might be a glitch, got 10k pages on 1 day.
    Visitors per day: 66 (promotion on fb ended, now I get around 44 views on auto)
    Twitter followers: 88 (+14)
    Instagram followers: 155 (+155)
    Facebook likes: 8 (+0)
    Youtube video's: 1 / 45 views
    Forum members: 6 (+1)
    Money made: €3,- (+€2,-)


    To do list last week:
    - Promote website - ongoing, havent promoted yet
    - Shoot video, edit it and upload to youtube. - done, got 45 views so far
    - Get around 500 followers on Instagram. - ongoing, 150 followers so far.
    - Figure out how to get views from pinterest. - done
    - Place new affiliate banners and links. - done
    - Read through these forums to get more, better and betterworked out plans to gain more views. - Done

    To do list this week:
    - Promote website.
    - Get 500 followers on instagram
    - Place at least 2 backlinks
    - Reading on how to place quality backlinks that doesnt seem 'spammy'


    Any tips and advice how to go from here are welcome! :)

    Would scrapebox be an option to get some good Dutch backlinks?
     
  9. shimi

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    Great steps! keep update! :)
     
  10. Jack daniela

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    hey Insomnia. I just read your story and i can say you really have some dedication! I am also busy with more or less the same project.
    For the moment i am a few steps behinds but i will to try catch up ;0 Not from Holland but from Belgium. i am curieus about the further progress.
     
  11. Jack daniela

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    hey Insomnia. I just read your story and i can say you really have some dedication! I am also busy with more or less the same project.
    For the moment i am a few steps behinds but i will to try catch up ;0 Not from Holland but from Belgium. i am curieus about the further progress.
     
  12. punk434

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    Bookmarked it.Will follow your journey.Also be specific on 'made money' thing.Are you making money only from adsense as of now? Be sure to include the platform where you made your money from.All the best.