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My Journey to 1M uv per day [General Adult Tube]

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by adultbiz, Oct 5, 2019.

  1. adultbiz

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    Hello everyone,

    I decided to make a journey thread, maybe to motivate myself a bit more. Maybe to get some motivation boost, i don't know.
    I am not here to discuss how much money it makes per day or things like that. At least not for now. but it does more than 1K $ per month, that's all i will say.

    I am not a native english speaker, and it is going to be a little long read. I appologize for any grammar mistakes and if it is not pleasant to read.

    Site: General Porn
    I am hosting all videos on a CDN, and i have a dedicated server.

    It is not niche videos but general porn, where there is extreme competition. I know everyone says to start a niche site, but i decided that i want to do something for much longer term. My thoughts were, if i can rank on about anything, my audience will like everything they get. however, i plan to work on some niche that gets the most attention if any by adding more of such content and of course the ads that go with it.

    My site will be 3 years old in the first quarter of 2020.

    Some numbers:
    • 180-190K sessions per day (167-172K uv per day)
    • About 700K page views per day
    • Alexa Rank under 4.5K
    • In the top 1500 Adult sites on SimilarWeb
    • Most traffic comes from Google
    • The total daily bandwidth for now is over 11 TB (lol and i use a lot of tricks to reduce the spent TB)
    • I have one 92K twitter account linked to the site
    • Several reddit subs to promote including auto post (IFTTT to post new videos automatically as the videos are hand posted daily )
    I don't have tons of back links, my numbers DR/UR in ahref are nothing impressive at all, yet i am ranking on some very competitive keywords on first page.
    This should be a good example of taking UR and DR numbers with a pinch of salt.


    GOAL:

    Get to 1M unique visitor per day, and having more visitors from Tier 1 countries, including Europe.


    Background on the project:

    PRE HACK:

    I started a tube site early 2017, firstly i was embedding videos like most people who starts such journey and one day, the site got hacked. But not hacked by owning the server, but rather by using a 0day in the script i was using.

    I had a lot of videos, but it was embedded. After spending several hours to find out how that person did to delete my videos, going through apache logs i found the vulnerability, and i edited the php page that was responsible for it. Basically, it was possible to send delete request without logging as administrator of the site. I won't give further details nor which script it was.

    However, after i found that problem, i first reprogrammed the faulty php in order to remove that vulnerability. Thereafter, , i renamed all the methods and moved the php files in different places.
    I made a dummy php that was used by the attacker and kept it around, which returned proper HTTP 200 but of course did not do anything. Let the attacker loses their time of dummy scripts which are no longer alive ;-)

    As extra security, i added IP check on the delete function wrappers, which means that only order of deletion coming from my static ip can delete videos from the server. and before the IP check, i also have a country check too

    POST HACK:

    Once the site was secured, i added more features to protect it against it, including 7 days of backups, and yes even the TB of hd videos that i host on my server. (which at that time, i did not host yet, because i was doing embedded)

    I decided at that point that i should go HD videos only (at least 99%), and i used the opportunity of having empty site to switch to HTTPS. which i did.

    I then uploaded videos similar to the embedded content i had before, with nice description, title and so on, and modified my htaccess to redirect all the old pages which were not existing before, to a similar video which was now hosted. Google updated the links nicely. It prevented me to lose too much ranking , even though it was nothing so big.

    I joined affiliate networks of very big studios, and some of them just gave login and password, so in order to get new content, i had to download huge videos, and cut them according to their rules.
    As it was taking a lot of time, i found other tube sites who had videos following their rules and i wrote a robot to download all the HD videos from the server directly and rencoded them. Over 8000 videos were downloaded, description and titles saved.

    After that, i hired someone to start posting videos after making different titles, keeping porn star and so on and i worked a lot on On page SEO.

    Fast forward, my site was ranking until update of August 2018 which killed a big part of my traffic. It recovered very slowly but daily, but it was June update this year fixed it and put the numbers up , even to higher numbers that it was before.

    The last update this 24 september gave me an extra boost of visitors, and i am now working a lot on on page SEO , and i found ways to please google. Since the june update, google likes to rank me even if not always in nice positions, at least get something from almost anything, including very competitive keywords.

    Now i am working on doubling my daily visitors by end of year with a lot of programming to make google rank me on a lot of different keywords without spamming.

    That's about it. I will keep people updated.

    here are some screenshots where you can see some keywords for USA, it is dancing daily, but more or less stable. you can also see as i type this, i have almost 1000 pages views minute.

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    And CDN for fun, last 30 days, and i have reduced by 4TB my daily bandwidth one week ago.
    I am going to reduce it even more to reduce the cost and thus increase profit. 469 Million served files :)

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    I am going to try to grow my backlinks with high quality , adult related sites.
    I am planning to create a lot of niche satelite sites, but they won't be hosted, i started to program my own aggregator to create new sites in a few clicks. (mostly to sell traffic and also to send visitors to my money site)

    Sorry for the very long thread!
     
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  2. adultbiz

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    Update 10/07/2019

    My journey thread is not yet approved, but i will continue to post here, until moderators agree to publish it.

    Stats from google analytics from 29th September to 5 october 2019.

    1 million visits from google in a week. i need to get to 7 millions to reach my goal ! :)


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    I will post update new screenshot when there will be significant improvement.
    I am working on different on page seo tricks to increase my google traffic and keywords
     
  3. adultbiz

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    Short update :

    In order to increase my authority, i got rid of a site wide link i had in the menu, which was DF. This was an old trade from a few years ago, but leaking way too much juice.
    I was getting regular traffic from that trade, but only 30% was Tier 1, and so little that it was not worth the juice link.

    I also changed my internal linking, so each videos page links the a handful of last published videos. This move has two advantage, firstly, it allows all my videos to get a far bigger reach (and thus, networks i am promoting) as some of my videos get 30-40K views a day, and i noticed that it indeed makes my last videos seen a lot more. The second benefit, is that highly ranking videos pages can give some juice to new posts and help the newly posted videos.

    I will see if that strategy will be good for SEO, but it sure is for impression and allows me to get more clics on advertizing from networks, or new networks.
     
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    Now some serious shit is going on now, i will keep my both eyes on this one for sure, followign along the way, and good luck on your journey
     
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  5. Steph Curry Jr.

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    Wow damn. More than $1k? Of course it's more than $1k! A day! Glad your journey thread finally got approved. Following asf.
     
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    Dafaq
     
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    Following.
     
  8. lokibyheart

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    WOW about to witness a great journey, following this, Good luck OP
     
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  9. adultbiz

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    Btw, i wanted to share a little trick to make money with traffic that will never convert. Among my traffic, i do have countries which will never spend a cent on anything, or even when they convert, the payout is so small that it is ridiculous.
    Usually tier 3 traffic is revshare, which means, that you aren't going to make a ton of money. (unless your affiliate manager decides to be nice like in my case on some offers, i get 25 dollars even from signup in some Tier 3 countries which becomes interesting :) )

    So, how to make extra revenue with non converting traffic?

    I programmed on my site GEO targetting of visitors, and under the trending videos, i put some thumbnails (attracting obviously) , with a link to random xhamster videos. But i do it only always for the Tier 3 countries. you get 0.40 dollars CPM.
    Obviously it is very little money. But as part of my strategy, i put those "ads" only for my Tier 3 traffic, a little bit here and there + 1 out of 30 Tier 1 impression, i display that ads too, in order to send some Tier 1 traffic too, but little so they don't kill my account from bringing only shit traffic and kill that source of income ;)

    It is important to use their new shortener that they introduced , as it redirects different countries to different domains in order to avoid domain bans set in some countries.
    Results, with sending a variable and limited number of Tier 1 traffic, but a fair amount of Tier 3 traffic, i make about 30 dollars per day of extra income.

    At the end of the month, it brings me 900 extra dollars which by itself cover my dedicated server cost and some of the CDN cost.

    Add to that the Tier 1 revenues from various affiliate programs obviously, but i am not discussing that part ;)

    I hope people will find this helpful, so even if you end up having traffic from tier 3 countries, you can still monetize it, just be smart about it.
     
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  10. SeeingEye

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    adultbiz, which engine do you use? I plan to launch a similar project and consider KVS platform as one of the options, what do you think about this?
     
  11. adultbiz

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    I use AVS but i stripped everything and just kept the video + admin panel. I use custom player, custom theme, i made plugin for SEO, wrote custom tag pluggins, custom video importer etc. Basically it has almost nothing to do with AVS anymore. I use custom ads code, and much more stuff. I reprogrammed almost everything. The search engine too.

    KVS is a much better choice. I would have used it if i knew about it when i started. I recommend it. More professional and many big sites use KVS
     
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    Following your journey... looks interesting.. All the best
     
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    Good luck with the journey. Hope you achieve the goal.

    What CDN are you using?
     
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  14. adultbiz

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    Thank you. I am using BunnyCDN
     
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    Following! Very interesting
     
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  16. Rick Ferraz

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    Nice stats sir! What is your daily profit (can you tell us at least your minimum)? Good Luck! Following...
     
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    Following, im interested with this journey keep on updating this thread. Thanks
     
  18. Steph Curry Jr.

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    He said he ain't telling.
     
  19. adultbiz

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    Glad you like it !

    It is not so important is it ?
    Enough to pay server, cdn, have employee, and buy stuff i need for the site including SEO tools and pack a fair bit of cash. Not going into details sorry.

    I will when i have some nice things to say. Right now i am travelling , not much done. Just checking that everything is going smooth

    Exactly. I just gave some info but without much details ;)
     
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    Looks like the beginning of a nice journey. Will be watching this one :D