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Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by 1greatcpa, Mar 28, 2017.

  1. 1greatcpa

    1greatcpa Registered Member

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    Hello BHW

    Something about myself first: Around 2013, I made quite some money from fiverr and CleanFiles (PPD). But I realized that I was obsessing over it and ignoring my education, so I decided to quit.

    Today, my day job takes quite a bit of my time, but I can dedicate the weekends to work on my websites! I realize that a LOT has changed since 2013, and my old knowledge isn't really of any use now. So I'm starting from a clean slate.


    Journey Target

    • Learning the nitty-gritty details of making a proper website and SEO
    • Buying some essential softwares
    • Making Money

    Investment

    I'll set aside around $250 every month to invest. I know this is a tight budget, but I want to test the waters first. As I mentioned, back in 2013, reuploading fake game hacks videos made me around $40 a day. I see that is not the case now.


    Tools I have access to
    • A group buy account with Majestic and Semrush

    What have I done so far

    • Ordered a low competition CPA keyword from @ZlatanTheGod and @BassTrackerBoats
    • Ordered an expired domain from @Nargil
    • Found 2 more keywords along the same lines
    • Ordered 3 x 1000 word articles (for each keyword)
    • KW1 -> Sent around 100 high TF comments from @jacksubbi
    • KW2 -> Sent 5 PBN links from @nikchaing and some web 2.0 links from @ofuture
    • KW3 (This is the keyword I ordered) -> Sent PBN links from @Furious Man and web 2.0 links from @ofuture
    • Ordered an amazon affiliate site
    • Ordered @Leith service for mix PBN and social signals on the affiliate site
    • Ordered social signals for CPA site

    Total Expenses so far

    ~$800

    Total Money Made

    $0


    Site stats
    I'll be honest. The reason I started the journey today was to motivate myself. The article targeting the main CPA keyword got deindexed today. It doesn't show up in Google's SERPs or cache. I have a feeling that this is not dance but an actual penalty.


    CPA Site:

    [​IMG]


    Amazon Affiliate Site:

    Not in top 100



    Well that's it for the first post :) Please feel free to advice and/or critique as this helps me learn!
    I probably won't update this thread regulary, but I'll try to get in atleast 1 update every week.



     
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  2. nickfury

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    In the sales, there is a law of averages. If you contact 100 people someone is going to buy from you. Same goes with anything. Your site will make money. But sometimes you can see it in a short period and other times you have to wait. So just keep going and whatever you do, do it with consistency! Best of luck on your journey
     
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  3. Nargil

    Nargil Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    When did you post that article? It's quite normal for newly posted articles on new domains to go in and out of index. It will stabilize eventually. If the rest of the domain is indexed, then all is fine and you don't have to worry. Good luck!
     
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    Thanks for the kind words!

    I posted the article on around 10th March, which is about 19 days. It hit 11 position, and then suddenly its gone. Is this expected behavior? The rest of the domain is indexed
     
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    Nargil Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    It's fairly weird after such a long period. You are completely sure it's DEindexed and not just not in top 100? What linkbuilding did you do with the article?
     
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    I think yes. Search console still shows it as indexed, but doing site:mysite.com doesn't have the post. I sent some web 2.0 links and PBN links to it, both from the marketplace.
     
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    Nargil Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Sometimes site:domain.com doesn't show all articles, but site:URL does show it as indexed. Seen this a few times. Send me the URL via PM please.
     
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    UPDATE

    I think I know what caused my link to get deindexed. I added a content locker to it a few weeks back. Now today I went ahead and dumbed down the on-page SEO a bit as I was suspected overoptimization, and then on search console I requested re-indexing. Guess what, looks like the ad network redirects my page to a notice page to disable adblock! Moreover, the domain it redirects to blocks all crawlers. I guess this is why the URL tanked.

    This was such a noob mistake on my part. I don't know if this is recoverable, but for now, I've reduced the keyword density (a lot), added multiple links to authority sites and removed the CPA offer code. I've requested reindexing. Let's see if this helps or not.
     
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    Shana Walters Junior Member

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    Hopefully it all works out for you, @1greatcpa.
     
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    Update

    The main article is indexed again (thank god). For now, there is no monetization anywhere on the site.

    Site 1 (CPA)

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    Site 2 (Amazon)
    Not in top 100
     
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    UPDATE

    So things are not going so well. Most of the articles are at 70-100 or not in the top 100 at all. Still adding new content.