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My Adsense sparetime journey to 1$ a day (lol)

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by supereek, Jan 9, 2017.

  1. supereek

    supereek Regular Member

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    Hi all, i have been lurking on this website for years and i have had many tips and red some wonderful info here.

    About me:
    29 years old software engineering student. Java and C# competent as well as basic html and php. I have made many websites in the past but always for private clients (barbers, driving schools, restaurants etc).
    Currently focused on my education and some other projects. But in my spare time i like to experiment.

    Adsense:
    In 2010 i discovered keyword research and competition research. I bought an EMD .com website on my 10k monthly searches absolutely no-comp keyword and wrote an 400 word article. Later i added rss autoposter for a subcategory to fill other content (which has never ranked but whatever). Back then i had no idea about what Adsense CPC was. So my KW for that site appeared to have super low CPC, LOL! Got #1 Google within 4 months of nearly no SEO, just some manual blog commenting. Now this blog exists on autopilot bringing me 30-35$ monthly for about 3 years now.

    Current (fun) project:
    I know SEO has changed a lot since 2011 and i haven't been looking into it ever-since. I decided to make a microniche site (wordpress) on a subject i know a lot about, niche is a specific pet.
    Just want to see if this can get from the ground without too much effort, i have got patience.

    Domain name stats: Brand new, semi-EMD (only last letter differs)
    Keywords stats:
    Keyword #1 (main):5500 monthly searches USA,30/100 difficulty on kwfinder,easy on Keyword Inspector
    Keyword #2: 5300 monthly searches USA, 23/100 difficulty on kwfinder, easy on Keyword Inspector
    Keyword #3: 4400 monthly searches USA, 31/100 difficulty on kwfinder, easy on Keyword Inspector
    Keyword #4: 5300 monthly searches USA, 23/100 difficulty on kwfinder, easy on Keyword Inspector
    Keyword #5: 880 monthly searches USA, 34/100 difficulty on kwfinder, easy on Keyword Inspector
    Keyword #6: 1200 monthly searches USA, 35/100 difficulty on kwfinder, easy on Keyword Inspector
    Keyword #7: 1900 monthly searches USA, 39/100 difficulty on kwfinder, normal on Keyword Inspector

    Now only 2/7 of my keywords have cpc above 1$.. rest is pennies and i am fine with that as long as it ranks. You can have 1 website bringing 100$ a day at some point. Or 50 bringing 2$ a day, right?


    What have i done sofar on it?

    Onsite:
    Installed wordpress + yoast and all other plugins
    Wrote (myself) all articles and main page and posted them
    Made about us, privacy etc
    NO adsense blocks yet, want to rank first

    Offsite:
    Submitted to google index
    Submitted to webmaster tools + sitemap
    Bought 2 fairly good DA+PA guest posts (already delivered)

    Current stats: 65% of my pages are indexed. Main KW rank is 59 on google now.



    To do:
    Find some cheap form of SEO to help with ranking that wouldn't need a year of Adsense profits to cover itself and which won't penalize my website. But i have to yet look into that.
    Any tips or ideas are welcome..


     
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  2. Kalle9

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  3. supereek

    supereek Regular Member

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    you already make 1 $ a day ??? so your aim is reached already :)
     
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    Good luck with it! Have you tried or added any form of social media? Would that be worth adding? Also if the kw competition is low, would niche directory links do the trick? Is it worth doing some competitor analysis and checking out what links they have?
     
  6. supereek

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    Yes but that is with my other (old) website. This journey is dedicated to this new site ;)

    Thanks for the goodluck wishes!
    I haven't tried anything yet except for 2 nicherelated guest posts i bought on fiverr. I asked sellers for their url first to check it for google penelties or/and true DA+PA values.

    I checked the competition and 9/10 don't even have the keywords intitle, nevermind in-url haha. So should be a piece of cake to rank only if i knew what works these days and what will still work in a year. I don't want spammy blackhat things that will help me now but hurt me on the long run.
     
  7. supereek

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    UPDATE:

    Main KW position: 37

    #1 I did some manual blog commenting on some niche-related websites. 1 got approved and already indexed into 'links to your site' on webmaster tools. Too bad its not an anchored link.
    #2 ordered 8 nicherelated blogcomments with low obl on seoclerks for just 2$
     
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    Really great buddy.. Happy journey

    How many days keywords took to rank #37?
    How many articles you have posted on your site before submitting to webmaster tools?
     
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    Interesting journey for an noob like me, Will follow your thread.
     
  11. supereek

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    I submitted it to webmaster tools when it had 2 articles and all other pages (about me/privacy etc)
    It started at position 67/69 about 5 days after i submitted it.

    Thank you!

    Cheers, i hope you learn something from it. I hope i learn something during this journey aswell.
     
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    good luck on your journey
     
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    sweet! what was the difficulty on the two 67/69 pos keywords?
     
  14. supereek

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    It's regarding my main keyword: 30/100 on kwfinder, and easy on kw inspector
     
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    Small Update:

    Had some 503 server error on site last week (thanks iPage hosting) so my webmaster's dashboard was giving all kinds of errors. I think this screwed me a little bit. Now issue has been resolved.

    Keyword status: up to #35 from #37

    Starting to see some organic traffic (1-2 visitors a day) not sure what people are doing at page 3 of google results but okay...
     
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    You did some good research hence you could do well. More than that your aim if you are going to be consistent.
     
  17. dolomite310

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    How is your link building campaign? I'm not sure if you focus on that or not. Speaking from experience I had a blog with little content and it was making nearly $20 a day from back link traffic.
     
  18. supereek

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    Not sure what you mean with 'backlink-traffic'. If you focus highly on social media signals, yes you could get traffic from it.
    But don't expect any traffic from your web 2.0's or profile backlinks.
     
  19. dolomite310

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    The site I used to own englishfunzone.com you can check the bscklinks to get a better idea. I wasn't referring to Web 2.0 or profile links.
     
  20. supereek

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    i checked them, not sure what to think of it. Perhaps my tool is bad, i see 23 links and all of them are some kind of forwarding scripts when i open each. Don't even point to that domain lol.