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My Journey as a Newbie in SEO!

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by EzPzElectronics, Jan 17, 2017.

  1. EzPzElectronics

    EzPzElectronics Newbie

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    I have quite a few questions

    So I have the book and SEO for Dummies as the whole idea has interested me and its a new year new me so I have finally decided to sit down and give it a try.
    So after awhile I decided the first step was picking a keyword that I am interested in and will enjoy researching and practicing with.

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    So I am not really sure what this means but the difficult is low so I think I it will be a decent word to start with. My plan is to create a blog and write all my own content now, and then later down the road I will decide to either make it my money site ( i think thats the right terminology) or if I will use that to help grow and rank other sites with a similar or same niche.


    Questions:
    1) I plan to write all my own content, original of course is there anything I should keep in my mind when writing? I heard you want to use your keyword alot but make sure to keep it natural, and don't make it spammy.

    2) In my blog posts I will probably be referring to other sites will it hurt my ranking if I link to them or mention them, I don't want to accidentally penalize myself or boos the competition.

    3) I see that backlinks are key when doing off site, my plan was to try to write content for other blogs and sites hoping that they would link back to my blog. Is this viable method, or is this not effective?

    4) Investments? As of right now I haven't invested anything I plan on buying a domain name, hosting, and I was looking at some books on the apple store and on amazon. Is buying books worth it or is it the same old scam HF ebooks run..

    4B) I have heard a lot bout software, should I be using software, am I wasting time by doing stuff by hand. My thinking is that I should learn and understand what I am doing before investing in software, although building backlinks seems very tedious..


    5) Any last tips or tricks before I get started on my blog?? Like websites that have helpful tools?

    6) How many articles should I have and how long should they be before I start to work on spreading the site.

    I am going to also use this thread to keep progress on my blog whether or not anyone cares I feel that it will at least keep me responsible and possibly motivate other people.
     
  2. mynameisfrankenstein

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    Maybe @Zwielicht can move this thread to IM Journeys
     
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  3. EzPzElectronics

    EzPzElectronics Newbie

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    I am sorry I didn't realize there was a section for that.. AWKWARD!
     
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    Thread Moved To The Journeys Section
    We all post in the wrong section sometimes, so no worries. :)
     
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    I find that moz isn't that good for kw difficulty and usually you wants less then 10 difficulty in moz. Check with other tools such as kw revealer. I like under 25 comp

    I heard you want to use your keyword alot

    I like to not pay attention to kw density while I write it but in the end I like to make sure its not too high. If it's too high they will think your over optimizing. Now a days, if you mention it once you can rank


    2) In my blog posts I will probably be referring to other sites will it hurt my ranking if I link to them or mention them, I don't want to accidentally penalize myself or boos the competition.

    No you won't. Sites link out all the time. You won't penalize anybody by linking out. It's actually good to link out to niche relevant sites

    3) I see that backlinks are key when doing off site, my plan was to try to write content for other blogs and sites hoping that they would link back to my blog. Is this viable method, or is this not effective?

    Thats a awesome and effective method known as guest posts. I find they are more effective then pbns but can be way more time consuming. But if you write the content yourself then it doesn't really cost you any money to get backlinks

    4B) I have heard a lot bout software, should I be using software, am I wasting time by doing stuff by hand. My thinking is that I should learn and understand what I am doing before investing in software, although building backlinks seems very tedious..

    Software that builds links will not be good. The only time you want a software is if your finding your own expired domains or Web 2s. But manually build them. Also software that builds links could be used as tier 2 and 3


    Good luck on your journey!
     
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    Day 1
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    Instagram
    -50 Followers
    -Average of 7 Likes

    Website
    -1 Introduction Post
    -3 Content Posts 300-500 Words Each
    -0 Daily Viewers
     
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    keep us updated and keep work hard you will see the result for sure just give it time!
     
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    good work, keep it up. wish u luck
     
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    Good journey, keep the good working, i follow the topic.
     
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    Something that you want to bare in mind is how easy your content is to read, ideally it should make sense to someone who is just skimming through. Google the Hemingway App which is a great tool to help with this.
     
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    Today's Activities
    -1 Youtube Channel
    -1 Content Post
    -Have acquired over 10 visits not really sure but its exciting

    Instagram
    -180 Followers
    -Average of 30 Likes

    Website
    -1 Introduction Post
    -4 Content Posts 300-500 Words Each
    -0 Daily Viewers
     
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    Another question, how much content should I be posting a day I am doing about 3-4 Instagram Posts & 1 Blog Post. Should I be doing more or les?
     
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    Good work, Keep going mate.
     
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    more posts the better
    just dont burn yourself out
     
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    I have failed to work on it much had school work, although the instagram is now

    Instagram
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    Your techniques are good,if you link to other sites in post,automatically they link you if they like your posts. Software can be used in 1st,2nd tiers etc.
     
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    Update


    So I had taken a break from the blog and started to focus more on the Instagram as we all know progression is an addicting thing, I have had joined an engagement group and started focusing on the content I was posting and I am averaging close to 100 likes out of 650 followers right now so that was a nice progression. The blog is a lot slower then I thought it would be, and I am new to SEO again so I have no idea what I am doing which doesn't really help the situation. Although after reading some Journeys and seeing the amount of patience and effort these people into there sites I am ready to give it a go again!




    Instagram:
    Followers: 650
    Average Likes: 89


    Blog:
    Posts: 6
    Daily View Sessions: 3




    My plan is to work on some content I want a couple more HIGH QUALITY articles, then I will start to send some traffic to the site. My plan for the traffic is social media & forums, those seem to be the best although I could try emailing other blogs and offering to write some content. If anyone has any advice on how I can improve this that would be great!
     
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    Funny into post, didn't even know SEO for dummies was a legit book. Suppose it is. Luckily BHW is a gold mine of SEO info. Good luck man!
     
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    Good luck on your journey mate :)