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My Microniche Journal

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Packers, Apr 21, 2011.

  1. Packers

    Packers Registered Member

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    Alright guys,

    I chose a niche last night, has approx. ~6000 searches per month. Exact match .co.uk domain. .com and .net are taken, but they are no where to be seen on the first page (weird, I know, if anyone can explain that?).

    It is a health related niche, a little bit more specific than weight loss.

    CPC = £1.40 ish, thats like $1.80 I think.

    If I search for the name of the product in google (one word keyword btw) I find a forum post and that's all. I'm a complete noob by the way! I should add it's not an ACTUAL product, but an ingredient of a product which appears to commonly be searched for.

    Plan of action is to take it slow. I'm going to try and post an article a day (since I'm pretty busy at the moment with exams) and hopefully next week begin some link building directly to the site through forums. Also hopefully set up some crappy spun content which is human readable and pay someone to perform a blast!

    I will not put adsense on the site until I hit page 1.

    Once I hit page 1, I've got another site I'm thinking about creating, 14000 exact searches per month, 2 word keyword, .co.uk EMD :), CPC ~ £1.80. Will do some proper keyword research on that later before I buy it!

    Today: set up wordpress, installed plugins, wrote my first article.

    Tools so far: SpinnerChief (free), Wordpress

    Watch this space!
     
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  2. trigger_my_passion

    trigger_my_passion Junior Member

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    Which WP theme have you picked?

    Having a static page on home or the conventional list of blog posts?
     
  3. Packers

    Packers Registered Member

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    I'm using a generic theme from wordpress's site for the time being. Content is king for now, I'm not going to worry about the look too much for the time being!

    I don't have a static home page at the moment, I'm going to try simply blog posting. If I find it to be ineffective, I will move all my posts to a subdirectory site.com/blog/ and carry on with static pages having more "informative" information whilst the blog has news or reviews maybe. We will see!!
     
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    therealmadhatter Regular Member

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    ok, good luck, lets see on how it goes
     
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  5. trigger_my_passion

    trigger_my_passion Junior Member

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    That wouldn't be necessary. Just create a new Page to be shown on your site's home, go to Settings -> Reading and set it as front page. Also create another page called "Blog" and set it as Posts page.
     
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    The other emds didnt show up because most likley the sites hasnt been developed.
     
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  7. tygrus

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    The panda is gonna kick your ass. :p
     
  8. Packers

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    Why is the Panda going to kick my ass? :)
     
  9. PinkieBoyz

    PinkieBoyz Newbie

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    what method did you use to find your micro niche keyword?
     
  10. Packers

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    Just playing around with google keyword tools, seeing what's there. Basically, just think of something you might use, search for it, find that it is very competitive but see a list of loads of other stuff, try those, search, see new keywords. Order them according to CPC, then skim through the list and look for the ones with high CPC and high ish search volume >1000. Make sure you tick exact and untick broad.

    Next, google the term, see what's floating around, and check if the exact match domain exists.
     
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    Panda (google) is actively on the hunt to deindex microniche sites. Someone had more than 2,000 of them taken down and the original guy Xfactor who started the trend had his empire smashed too. You are setting yourself up for a lot of work, then frustration when they get taken down.

    Xfactor already has moved to authority sites and there is a guide from him here on bhw on how to do that. Its a better strategy to give google what they want.
     
  12. Packers

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    What do you consider an authority site? I've got a more legit, informative site on the go too. That's on the first page in the UK for my keyword. Needs much more work, but thinking that I have the knowledge in the area to make it an authority site.
     
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    Site was indexed during the day (site:website.com found one page) but now it's not. Weird. Presume its some google algo shit.

    Added a second post, still on my microniche. No backlink or article directory submissions yet.