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My Adventure to Authority

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by nilomas, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. nilomas

    nilomas Regular Member

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    I've been a member of this site for I believe over a year now and I love internet marketing. The thing is I have yet to make any serious money off it. Well, I've decided that's about to change. I'm done with making pennies and right now I'm about to invest everything I have into one authority site. I'm almost 21 years old and in the next week or so I'm about to start yet another job I hate so I can fund my IM needs. By 22 I want to be making enough money off this site to work on it full time. I love gaming and I have picked a niche that is low competition, has a large audience, and I believe I can provide content that people will enjoy. No reason for me to make a site about health if I don't give a shit about it right?

    This domain that I have purchases is roughly 2 weeks old so it has nothing. I'll be updating this thread everyday with screen shots and overviews of the work I have done. I don't really care if no one reads this, I'm doing it for self satisfaction and hopefully someone out there will get something out of this.

    1st day: Installed Backstreet Theme for Wordpress set it up got it the way I like it. Uploaded a logo that looks pretty damn sweet. I took down all my content because honestly it was all crap that no one would ever read. I would probably click off it as soon as I saw it just so bad. All my content on this site is going to be fucking golden, prime. This shit that I would actually sit and read.

    2nd day: Added a review article, really nice layout. 707 words, with 5 pictures. Not really any keywords used just kind of wrote. Inter-linked my main keyword here with my primary article. I also added an author box to the bottom of the post to hopefully get an author picture on serps eventually.

    Today: I was originally planning on just adding a Youtube video + like a 300 word description. I actually got really into it and spent near 1-2 hours on just this piece. Provided a Youtube video with a link back to the persons youtube channel. This piece has about 1600 words . . . ya 1600 like I said I got really into it. It's not too annoyingly long though I added two pictures to the text and there's some nice buttons and stuff to please the eye as you read. It's basically like a play by play I have buttons that link to certain parts of the video and a short description of what's going on.
    I added two social banners within the post for my Facebook and my Twitter kind of just fillers for now, but it actually looks decent. Also added another author box.

    A)I need to find a way to link buttons to my Youtube video within my site. Right now all the buttons link off (in a separate window of coarse) to Youtube for the respective times. I want people to be able to press the button and the Youtube video automatically go to that time within my own site. No idea if this is possible but I'm going to look more into it as I think it will dramatically increase user experience.

    B) I need to find some really good social plugins and install a SEO plugin today. I think I'm just going to leave meta descriptions at their default. I want everything about this site to be really really natural. The only meta description I'll probably change is the main articles and my homepage everything else goes untouched.

    C)I want to contact the person who created this Youtube video that I wrote 1600 words on and try and make a deal with them. Ultimately I want my logo watermarked on his videos not anything to big. IDK what my plan is for this but I think I'm going to offer him 10$ and video content publisher on my website. I'll tell him he'll gain links to his Youtube videos as well as more revenue. He's not really anyone so I think it's quite possible to land this partnership.

    Tomorrow I'll be adding a gallery of images related to the keywords I'm targeting. I will take a list of related keywords and use them all in my alt attributes. So far my site is really coming along with just a few good pieces of content.

    Any suggestions/help/criticisms are definitely welcome.
     
  2. Duffers5000

    Duffers5000 Elite Member

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    Tubepress looks good for keeping vids on your own site http://tubepress.org/ its also very adapable

    Dont like your "natural meta description" forget about that install Yoast from the start so you dont have to go back post by post when your titles look like shit in the serps

    Heres a decent set up guide http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLBpmeXjse4

    Good luck
     
  3. nilomas

    nilomas Regular Member

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    I just find it to be quite a pain going through each and every post adding a meta description. I always tend to make meta descriptions that are really similar because I can't think of anything unique. I have a lot of reviews on my site and a lot of how to guides. There's only so many ways to say things in a meta description.

    Does Google penalize you for having similar meta descriptions? Like say I have two pages and one meta description is like this:

    Blah Blah Blah Keyword Blah Blah Blah.

    And the other is like this:

    Blah Blah Blah Keyword Variation Blah Blah Blah.

    Will I be penalized? If not then I can just make a template for each page and just replace a few words for each page.
     
  4. Bizzman27

    Bizzman27 Junior Member

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    Hey,

    I have been going though the same process. I worked a job a absolutely hated to finance my dream of making passive income off the Internet. I finally gave my notice at my job to live off my IM earnings. It was a long road but is very achievable. I started my site 7 months ago with just an idea and now I'm make enough to pay my car payment, mortgage, bills and I'm able to save money.

    Some tips I learned along the way:
    - keyword research is your best friend
    - outsource when possible (time is money)
    - take advantage of google alerts. Stay on top of all new related to your niche.
    - take advantage of google trends when possible.
    - make sure your site can be shared easily though social plugins.

    Over the last year it has been a steep learning curve, but once you find a rhythms that works stick to it and adapt to change. Soon enough you will be able to tell your current boss to shove it where the sun don't shine and go on with your life. By the way telling your boss to hoop it feels great! :)

    If you have questions pm me I may be able to give some advice.

    Best of luck and I will be following your thread.
     
  5. nilomas

    nilomas Regular Member

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    Thanks for the inspiration! Ya keyword research is fairly easy for some reason the niche I'm in is really low competition, but it has a high search volume. An untapped market I guess, but I have over 100 keywords that I'm looking to target.

    Right now I'm looking to outsource literally all my offsite SEO through various reputable services on BHW. My focus is on content, content, and more content. I want to have over 100 pages by the end of August possibly more, all quality content that my users will love. I'm looking to purchase an .EDU ******** profile package along with one of Sakar's services and some high PR Do-follow bookmarks all to inner pages except for the bookmarks which will go to my homepage. I believe that these services combined with give me quite a bit of authority and eventually enable me to outrank my competition.

    I have a keyword with 90k exact searches a month and the #1 position is PR1 with like 40 backlinks. Literally in this niche no one is optimizing for SEO and I'm really shocked all they have is content which is what I'm lacking at the moment.

    I use Reddit a lot to get my latest news but Google Trends would also be useful, thanks for the heads up.

    My plan is to never look at serps. I always get too involved with looking at where I'm ranking or what traffic I'm getting in, and I obsess about it and to be honest the majority of the time its a let down.

    I'll know when I start getting traffic when people start sharing my content. As for now my job is to work as hard as I can posting new stuff.
     
  6. Duffers5000

    Duffers5000 Elite Member

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    If you are building an authority site you will eventually have hundreds of pages and hundreds of keywords to target.

    Is it important ? yes it is really important. Do your research, look at competitors on google see if they have nice keyword optimised snippets or rambling crap with ....at the end of it. Yoast almost does it for you