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My journey to 20$/d with an authority site, details inside

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by ChallFex, Feb 18, 2015.

  1. ChallFex

    ChallFex Registered Member

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    So yeah this is my journey to 20$/day, I will be building an authority site. I know this takes time and I will stick with it. What I have done so far:

    • bought a brandable domain which is 12 years old with a clean backlink profile
    • bought a premium theme form theme forest
    • bought hosting
    • created a logo myself
    • created a favicon myself
    • wrote 3 1000 words quality articles and done on site SEO for them, linked on to another (although I am not sure if I should do this because my theme links them too)
    • set up my site, all nice and clean.
    • done my KW research... I have around 40 good keywords, some are very similar though.

    What I am planing to do:

    • write 20 more articles before this month ends
    • do KW research for an hour everyday (got a list that I made which still has around 20k KWs in it, should take a while before I finish analyzing them all)
    • learn more about off page SEO in general. Will do some reading everyday.

    I still have no idea how I am going to monetize my site, I guess adsense though. But that doesn't matter at this stage, beed the traffic first man.

    Oh and I follow this "cheat sheet" I made myself after reading some posts on here:

    Content:


    • The homepage should be a static homepage with around 1400 to 2000 words, not targeting keywords (this includes to the 14,000 words rule). The homepage has the purpose to be a gateway for the content and articles. (This should be changed to a magazine style front page, with a menu on the top, the page should have some articles with nice image and interesting titles presenting, which means the best content that was written should be included there.)
    • 14,000 words on the site before actually start posting keyword targeting articles. Should be around 4 articles (pages), which use the conversation keywords.
    • About us, privacy policy and maybe a contact us (all should be pages, linking back to the route domain/homepage)
    • Every article should have one corespondent image which is labeled for reuse in google. Change the size and the name of this image.
      • The caption can be the main keyword or a slight variation of the keyword being targeted in the article.
      • In the place where the alternative name if the image can be typed, use a synonym or a long tail key word. (don?t use the keyword targeted in the post!)
      • In the description write around 100 words kind of summarizing the article and use the keyword.
    • Target one keyword in each article, it is suggested to use other keywords in it too, should not be on purpose though.
    • before doing more backlinking after the actions above, reach 80,000 words.
    • Use the ?Post? function from WP to publish the content.
    • Add short articles from time to time, for example a list ?top 20 things to not do in the gym?
    • For every 10 article, write a 3000 words ?pillar article? which is very high


    Social Presence:

    • Throw up opt-in forms from day one, build the E-mail list, this list can be used to get Facebook likes etc.
    • Build up accounts on all big social media platforms.
    • Using ?PR Web? for press releases (Still have to understand this)
    • Social media accounts should then be linked to the site when there is enough content published.


    Ranking Keywords:

    • Start with the Keywords which are the easiest to rank, this will provide motivation to keep the project going.
    • Always have the keyword in the title, but make twist it and make it look natural.
    • The permalink should have a slight variation to the title.
    • Never rank sites, always rank pages.


    Backlinking:

    • Don?t only build do-follow links to the posts, also have some no-follow.
    • Build 50 web 2.0 with NO backlinks(No backlinks in the web 2.0s; just content. No outbound links), let them sit for a month or two, the content doesn?t really matter that much but has to be niche related, have around 3 to 5 articles on them.
    • When linking the web 2.0s to the articles, remember to diverse them, for example: some will have anchor text, some naked links, some just the url without the url.
    • Don?t backlink every site
    • When back linking from the web 2.0s, link only the inner pages and use long tails for the anchor text and NOT the exact anchor text used for the site.
    Will have to add some backlinks to the web 2.0s too, after they sit for some time.

    P.s. Is it normal that I got 11 UVs today already?
     
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  2. jeremonster

    jeremonster Regular Member

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    Looks like a good plan. Man, I have a comedy site that gets crazy traffic and I do all kinds of different ads and Adsense pays like a joke. You will need to add some Amazon affiliate products on there to try and squeeze everything out of those visitors. Good Luck man!
     
  3. ChallFex

    ChallFex Registered Member

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    Just finished another 1200 words article... Guys, it gets easier :D Keep on hustling
     
  4. BobbyFresh

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    Damn dude what a great write-up. Definitely learned a few things from yourself. I just started a journey on here as well!

    Good luck and keep us updated. It looks like you're going to make your goal without much trouble.
     
  5. ducdatpt

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    Just finished another thanks
     
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    Keep your head up and Don't give up!

    I love how you thoroughly explained everything you are planning to do. Good luck with your future and I'm subscribing to this thread to see your next moves and your earnings.
     
  7. ChallFex

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    update:
    Bad day, some shit came up and had to take care of it... also woke up waaaay to late.
    Only wrote one 1200 words article today.
     
  8. ChallFex

    ChallFex Registered Member

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    update:
    Guys I am so happy right now :D
    got my first and second visit form google today!!
    Screenshot 2015-02-21 17.29.57.png
    I know that 2 visits from google are nothing but this is a special moment for me!
    This is my progress till now
    Screenshot 2015-02-21 17.33.57.png

    I finished 2 more articles yesterday with more than 1200 words each, today I will also try to pump out 2..
    I created a Facebook fan page.. But I can't link it because I need 25 likes on it first (?) wtf
    Anyway I will try to get some likes on that and link it to my website once I reach 20 posts.
     
  9. manjeet036

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    great.. Nice to see our journey and your progress.

    Keep it up..
     
  10. aprilsveryown

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    Great!
    Which Position are you on google for the keyword that brought you those two?
     
  11. Bestindabiz

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    Had you built any backlinks prior to these 2 visitors or do you think it was because of the age of your domain? I don't think content alone would rank that fast on Google.
     
  12. ChallFex

    ChallFex Registered Member

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    No backlinks built yet on any of my pages. Correct me of I am wrong, but doesn't domain age only help the pages to index and maybe improve the SEO for a tiny little bit?

    No idea, I am not tracking keywords now since I haven't done any back linking or whatsoever
     
  13. ChallFex

    ChallFex Registered Member

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    #update:
    Finished 2 1200 word articles today and published one. The other article is scheduled to be published tomorrow morning.
    Will be writing a third article tonight, this one is going to be a short one, to keep it natural.
    I added my site to the webmaster tools yesterday and uploaded a sitemap. So far 7 pages out of 15 are indexed... I'll try to submit a sitemap again later on and get them all indexed. Weird thing is that my images didn't get indexed at all.
    Also set up an adsense account today.. Gonna put dem ads on my site tomorrow. (I know I am a greedy fucker)
     
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    Good luck on your journey mate keep us posted
     
  15. ChallFex

    ChallFex Registered Member

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    Question:
    So have some traffic from social media on my posts now, around 14 hits on my best post, but I got like 25 to 30 more visits and they only hit my home page and leave? Is it possible that these are bots?
     
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    Why don't you use Google Analytics? Or Cloudflare? :D they can tell you all.
     
  17. ChallFex

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    Since this is my first website ever, I want to write down some thoughts here to remind myself and maybe some others.

    1. You will not earn any money in the first three months because you don't get any traffic
    2. You will not get any traffic even after the first three months so you won't be earning any money
    3. Don't dare to ever give up, read up information about SEO, create more content and don't give up
    4. You will get traffic if you don't give up which earns you money
     
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    update:
    I'm closing in 20 posts now, aiming for 3 posts/day starting tomorrow. Will be writing 2 articles which have more than 1000 words and 1 around the 600 ~ 800 range "to keep it natural"
    I also started to create some web 2.0s.

    My plan on setting up the web 2.0s:
    I will be having something around 50 web 2.0s to begin with.

    I start with creating 2 to 3 accounts with different usernames on various platforms (got around 20 in mind)

    Then I fill them out with lets say 4 posts, 2 talking about some random gibberish related to my niche 1 short post which has an outbound link to authority sites related to my niche or wikipedia and 1 other random gibberish about "me" (will be creative here and bullshit out some life stories or so)

    After doing all the things above (aiming at 5 sites per day, so will be finished after 10 days to 2 weeks, maybe I can make them faster if I'm in the mood) I will have them rest a bit ~2 weeks then I will start building links to them with GSA and let them rest for another 2 weeks.

    Now the fun part begins, will be linking to my inner pages on my main site with those tier1s. Thinking about linking with 60% anchor density and mix the rest up. Each web 2.0 will link to a max of 5 inner pages. Need to sort out how I want to do that though, will try to be as keyword relevant as possible. (This means I will build each Web 2.0 so that it is targeting a specific keyword group/category)

    While doing all this manually AND gradually I will be adding some direct links to my inner pages, will have to target some high quality links with GSA here.


    My social signals:
    I have created some accounts on FB IG TW PT. Whenever I post contents I will post them on those too. So far I haven't got many likes on FB (16 likes). I got 77 followers on IG, (using a bot here, started 1 day ago and taking it on slowly because the account is new) 95 on TW (This, imo is the best source of traffic I get now) and PT was created today and verified. Oh and I think my link is posted on somewhere else which I don't quit find, looks like a drop shipping site though.. getting something around 7 UV from that daily...

    Here are my stats for today: (just noticed I got 1 visitor from bing today! :D)
    Screenshot 2015-02-28 21.28.35.jpg
     
  19. ChallFex

    ChallFex Registered Member

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    Ok, I think some Chinese guys are trying to do something fishy to my website... At first I noticed someone with an chinese ip checked on my robotstxt file, than after 2 days I start getting direct traffic from China (obviously some bot or other things I don't know)
    Anyway I am going to edit my .htaccess file and block all the traffic that comes from China.

    Screenshot 2015-03-02 10.00.10.jpg
    This shit can't be normal right? I got only 10 visits 2 days ago.
     
  20. Ve7oo

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    Goodluck on your journey!