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My Internet Marketing Journal!!

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by skylark516, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. skylark516

    skylark516 Regular Member

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    My Internet Marketing Journal!!

    A little about me:
    -It was about two years ago that I started to try to make money online. The first year was spent with time wasted on PTC sites, and scams like that. I didn't get scammed out my money, just my time.

    I was reading some forums about making money online, and someone mentioned blackhatworld. I joined, and was blown away by all of the information here. I got information overload. A few more months were wasted bouncing back between methods, and not dedicating myself to anything in particular.

    Then I found the power of my non-softblocked dsl connection for craigslist. I made some good money there, but the ewhoring section got removed from bhw, and my dsl got completely softblocked for some reason, so I ending up stopping promoting.

    Where I'm at right now:
    -I've been reading a LOT about SEO. I've been using BHW, and TheVault (if you think BHW world is bad for info overload, then wait until you get into this torrent site). Thats the route that I'd like to go into for now. When I make money from my SEO ventures then I plan on reinvesting it to outsource my SEO, and move into getting some paid traffic (media buys/adwords/etc.). I've got a lot of knowledge, but now I need to apply it and expiriment a little.


    What I've Got:
    -Accounts all almost all of the major CPA networks, and most of the minor ones
    -aWeber Account (It's an aweber reseller. Exact same service, same servers, just cheaper)
    -Scrapebox
    -Hostgator Shared Hosting
    -Time (I don't have a job, and would love to never have to work one. So besides working out, all of my time will be going to internet marketing)


    What I'm Working On Now:
    I went out and did some keyword research using market samurai. I found two keywords that I would like to try to rank for. I got the exact keyword domain for one (.net), and I added a short word to the end of the other one and picked up the .com.

    One of them was a product review site, and the other was a squeeze page I setup, that sent them to a presell for a clickbank product.

    I got both of them indexed using the links2rss trick, and I build three web 2.0 properties for each. I also got the web 2.0 properties indexed using the trick. I scrapebox blasted the properties, and I'm going to let the links be found naturally by google.


    Where to Go From Here:
    I'm running a bit short on money, and I'd like to get some more domains, so I think I'm going to start buying .info's. I've heard they rank the same, so it shouldn't matter.

    I'm going to do some keyword research over the next few days and pick out a few more domains.

    I'm also going to build a few more web 2.0 properties for my existing sites to see if they move up in the rankings at all.

    One last Thing:
    If you have any general questions, then please just post them in this thread, because I'm sure a lot of people have the same exact ones. However, if it's more sensitive information, then just drop me a PM.

    Any input would be greatly appreciated. SEO is difficult, and I'd appreciate any help I can get.

    I will update this journal often, as I continue with my internet marketing journey.
     
  2. math182

    math182 Regular Member

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    Pretty cool man keep pushing until you reach your goals.
     
  3. cnick79

    cnick79 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I'm glad to see you have a plan. I noticed in your second paragraph how you bounced back and forth between methods. What made you go back and forth? As great of a site this is, it can also be your downfall if you read too much of it. I tend to work on something, come here for more info only to find something else that interests me and then off I go working on the next idea without finishing what i started.

    I like your idea of this "journal". I think it's great for a project. If you keep it detailed it helps keep you focused on your goal and you can track the steps you took as well as the next steps you want to take. Plus, when you go to scale you have a reference to see where you can improve on. I should try that myself.

    Stay focused my friend.
     
  4. skewed91

    skewed91 Newbie

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    All the best for your work...

    Not very sure but I think .infos do not rank so well... It's mostly .coms and .orgs.

    Can somebody please correct me if im wrong here...
     
  5. skylark516

    skylark516 Regular Member

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    Most people use .coms, and .nets; However, it appears that even though the .infos are used less, they are not penalized in terms of rankings.

    You will. I'll have a good update either tomorrow or the next day after I've got some work in.
     
  6. vlerian

    vlerian Junior Member

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    according to my experiences (not much though), I have a harder time ranking .info. Other people might have different experiences.
    What I know is, I need more links to get .info rank then I need to get my blogspot blog rank. On the same topic and on the same content quality and quantity.
    But I only have a couple of .info's so maybe my case is not that precise.
    However I prefer spending $10 more for each domain.
    Afterall, you don't have to work on multiple sites at once, you can divide it on monthly project or so, this way you don't have to buy many domain at once.
    Of course you know your plan better, I'm just talking from 'general' views.

    Good luck anyway.
     
  7. mudbutt

    mudbutt Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Goodluck man. Make sure you do EXTENSIVE keyword research if youre getting into SEO. No point wasting time chasing keywords that get no traffic. As a matter of fact, make sure the traffic is buyers traffic and not people just looking for freeshit. Thats one of the best tips I've learned over 3 years of SEO.
     
  8. patmiller27

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    I really doubt it. I have heard it over and over that .info is a cheap option and it doesn't help a lot in SEOs.

    Again, different people may have different experiences. It's just a harmony, not the symphony. SEO depends on so so so many other things.
     
  9. skylark516

    skylark516 Regular Member

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    I check all of my keywords with Microsoft OCI, to see their commercial intent.

    I appreciate it. Do you have any more tips with choosing keywords? I'd say that keyword research is the #1 part where I am struggling at the moment.

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    One more thing: due to the advice of people in this thread, I will only be going with .coms, .nets, and .orgs. Thanks for the input everyone.
     
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