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My Macroniche Journal (Goal - $1000 a month)

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Migladon, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. Migladon

    Migladon Regular Member

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    The site focuses mostly on how-to articles for a variety of keywords ranging from 100 Exact Local Searches (ELS) per month to 15000 ELS per month. Each article is located at www.relatedkeyword.com/keyword. I have been working on the site for a couple months now and here is what I've done and achieved so far:

    Site Registered: November 2010

    I worked on the site for a few weeks after this but it just didn't end up looking like what I wanted so I gave up for a while. Hosting expired for the next few months.

    Early March 2011

    I decided to revamp my site. I bought hosting, installed a good wordpress theme, and researched all the essential plugins - etc. After a week or two of messing with all the settings I finally got the site how I wanted it. It was manageable, attractive, and easy to expand.

    Late March 2011

    I wrote a nice home page added a TOS/Disclaimer/Contact Us and posted a few quality keyword optimized articles with nice images, bolding, etc. The article keywords ranged from 100-2500 ELS.

    April

    I bought scrapebox, private proxies, and tried out the demo version of AMR. I used scrapebox and AMR to blast one article with a main keyword ELS of ~2k.

    May

    Article which I used scrapebox and AMR on is now ranking on the 2nd page for main keyword and countless other long tails. I start getting traffic of about 0-5 visitors per day from google organic search.

    Mid May

    I signed up to the amazon affiliate program and added some links to my ranking article recommending keyword related products within the article, simple text links. I forget about it for a couple weeks.

    Late May

    I check my amazon account and I have made about $15 in profit and shipped about 15 products. My proxy account and AMR demo have expired :(

    Start June

    I am now ranking #5 for the main keyword for the article I blasted. My traffic has moved to between 15 and 30 visitors per day. About $5 so far in June link impressions have increased drastically.

    I have also just got my real life buddy into writing articles with me (JV) I set him up an editor account and showed him the ropes. I will also be receiving about $500 (unrelated) in the coming week which I will use to purchase private proxies and AMR so I can start back-linking the other articles. I got accepted to Adsense and am now displaying ads on my site along with amazon affiliate links(June 6).

    Profit Stats:
    May: $14
    June: $5 so far (June 6)

    Total Traffic Screenshot:
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    Total Earnings Screenshot:
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    I will keep this thread updated as best I can and will be more than happy to answer any questions.

    -Thanks! :D
     
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2011
  2. gamingmaster42

    gamingmaster42 Regular Member

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    Good luck, each goal requires a little step, youll get there eventually :)
     
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  3. Migladon

    Migladon Regular Member

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    3 orders today woot
     
  4. Execute

    Execute Supreme Member

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    best of luck to you, $1000 is quite a big target for a new website but im sure you will do it, persistence is the key, just keep at it and you will go far ;)
     
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  5. Chamber36

    Chamber36 Newbie

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    Nice! Let's see those profits grow. Good luck, man. I want to do something similar to you.
     
  6. thehobbster

    thehobbster Junior Member

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    Best of luck, I'd find another way to monetize as well though. Amazon is going to be difficult to bust $1000 in my opinion. Totally doable, but I think that would be worth far more in CPC. Or even CPA.
     
  7. mancar487

    mancar487 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Goodluck with this...why don't you add in some adsense units?
     
  8. mikemeth

    mikemeth Power Member

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    good luck :)
     
  9. Mortz

    Mortz Registered Member

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    Originally you had given up on the site. Most of the time that's what happens. People get impatient and don't stick with an idea. Think about how well that site would be doing now if you had worked on it back in 2010.

    Better late than never!