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My strategy- Am I doing it right?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by cazzina, Jul 11, 2017.

  1. cazzina

    cazzina Junior Member

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    Hi again,

    I decided to post my blogging plan here to see what y'all think and if you have any advice for me! Thanks so much in advance.

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    So I'm currently working on a blog in the diet/health/food niche (non-English). So far I've posted 10 articles (in 3 weeks), I basically looked for low competition keywords using the kw finder and wrote them myself, each article is about 1000-2000 words. For my next articles I think I'll switch to Buzz Sumo and research hot topics in my niche and write articles about them.

    Of course I have hosting, wordpress and a domain. I get my pictures from free stock photo sites or I steal some pictures from Google, crop them and change their size hoping Google won't notice and penalize me.

    When I have a couple of more articles up, I want to start promoting my site. I'm planning to do so via Reddit posts (no spamming obviously), Pinterest, maybe other blogs (I'll try), YouTube (Making slides with useful info I guess, don't wanna be in front of the cam) and Kindle (free or very cheap Ebooks and put my website in the author central and the book). I'm also considering to do paid Facebook advertising, and soon I should probably get an email sign up thing (like Aweber or mailchimp).

    I'm still wondering when my site will rank in Google. It's only been existing for about 3-4 weeks and for now, nothing is ranking at all. I guess that is normal? Do I have to put my site in any directories or anything?

    Monetizing-wise I want to do Google AdSense and Amazon. Haven't applied for Adsense yet but I've already included some Amazon affiliate links in articles. For now that's it- I guess in the future I could see if I'll sell my own products or so.
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    So ya, that's my plan for now. Does that sound promising or am I forgetting something, or am I making any major mistakes?

    Thanks!
     
  2. TheSlug

    TheSlug Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Sounds like you're on the right track and have a long road ahead of you =)
    But you will learn a lot on your journey and you won't regret it. Btw, you said Aweber or Mailchimp. You should use TEARcloud they won't charge you for lead storage and give you 10k sends for free a month so that should get you by a long time without needing to pay anything =) Aweber sucks and mailchimp gets expensive fast. Cheers!
     
  3. Social Media Experts

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    your plan is good. It need handwork and patience. God bless you>
     
  4. Monsterer

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    Sounds legit OP.
    For social networks you also try Linkedin it also more effective to get traffic for your site.
    While you apply for Ad sense there are some strict rules if you have any spamy links in your site they won't approve so keep an eye on that.
    After that you would try Guest posting on other blogs like posting 2 to 3 articles in high authority blogs would gives you much results.
    While doing these consistently you can see the rankings, But rankings depends on your quality of content and quality of external links you get.

    Hope these ideas will help you @cazzina
     
  5. bartosimpsonio

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    If this is a new domain, you'll have to wait months before your new content starts flowing naturally into the Google index. Especially in that competitive niche.

    Otherwise, seems to me like you're doing everything right, as far as Big Brother Google's latest directives for the citizens.
     
  6. SearchEngineWays

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    Yeah, You doing Right Way and you have to wait 40-50 days for ranking improvements :)

    Also Build some free resource quality back links to your website like,

    Guest Posts

    Authority Posts

    Web 2.0 Submissions

    Article submissions

    Social Bookmarking etc.... ;)
     
  7. Jure321

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    I am in the similar position with 6 articles so far. When you think I should start promoting them on social media? Once i reach 20-30 or?
     
  8. chateaux

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    Generally when starting a blog I use blogger over wordpress or other CMS solutions. Often using a sub-domain for the blog in conjunction with a main domain. The reason is because Google owns blogger which they bought simply for its fresh and unique content.

    What I do is to setup my new blog, hook its xml feel to feedburner which in turn you can use to publish your content to news directories. Then I write my first article. The net result of this is your article hitting google news within minutes and in some cases getting ranked.

    I have been using this technique for years with great success.
     
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  9. chateaux

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    Another technique I have been using for well over 16 years now, which I call "detouring", is when you write articles on popular websites which then rank and the traffic through those articles "detour" to your website. I used to do this on Gumtree, Craigs List and many other similar portals with great results. It just takes a little elbow grease.

    What I suggest doing is having a page per keyword idea on your website and pick a third party site to write articles using the keywords in the title. Link to the articles from your website and link to the website from the article. The idea is to try and get those articles ranked.

    Once that is in place, I would do my best to SEO those third party pages :) you can do this by linking to them in forum posts when talking about your product, or in comment sections in various news sites etc. You want to push those pages to the top of the search engines which is generally easy because they have been around for a long time and are trusted.

    The main thing to realise is that your site is going to take some time to become a trusted resource, so in the interim, work at third party trusted sites and help them. In a year or two, your site will start to appear in the search rankings....

    (when my reputation is higher on this BlackHatWorld.com I will link to some resources and examples)

    Until then, good luck!
     
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    All looks great - blog niche, articles, books, wordpress, social media, paid ads etc.

    Suggest you not to ignore SEO - Article marketing, web 2.0 submissions, social bookmarking and so on. Try to follow diversified links strategy.

    Good luck.

    Steve
     
  11. Heiko

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    Wait for like 3-5 Months or does it also depend on the niche and the competitors? Made a complete new site in april and its not ranking for my targetted keyword at all.
    It just has been on position 40 for 1 day and then completely dropped out of the google serps lol.
     
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    Get buying some links to start ranking for some long tail keywords
     
  13. senzu

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    Adsense isn't worth using to monetize if you aren't getting a lot of traffic. I'd recommend sticking with Amazon, or maybe even test some CPAs. You'll want to get some backlinks going, so either PBNs or guest posts.
     
  14. shieldone

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    I think your strategy is pretty fine, but you must wait a while till you will get to the indexation.
    Maybe just as was mentioned before, blog in the third party strong blogsites to improve your rating
    wish you luck
     
  15. demienles

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    You picked a competitive niche so dont expect results right away but you are on the right track.
     
  16. bartosimpsonio

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    If you're able to drive lots of social signals to the new domain, AKA make Google think it's the hottest new thing in town, you can break the cycle. Otherwise for regular sites that launch and add content and start slowly, it'll take months.
     
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    Munna Hossain Newbie

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    I really appreciate your plan. Everything is Ok. But it takes time, you if you go the right way you will get a permanent result.
    At first, you are working with health niche that is one of the most profitable niches both for Google Adsense and if you want to do affiliate marketing.
    Focus on quality, not quantity. You will get a good result if you have a solid plan and work following your plan. You have already made a good plan.
    Top quality content always rank better. Different issues are related top quality content such as selecting perfect keywords, writing long and detailed content, using keywords perfectly, keywords density, title, meta tag, heading tags, multimedia, internal & external linking.
    Keywords research is the must, you can also use Google Keywords planner for finding the best keywords. You select low competitive keywords, that is highly recommended as you are a beginner. You have a good chance to get some search engines traffic if you work with low competitive keywords.
    Use all the social networking sites, build your authority and increase your trust level by sharing great content and information. make a good relation with your influencers and other bloggers.
    Build some high-quality backlinks every day. Read other top blogs in your niche. I hope you will do better.
    Thanks.
     
  18. IPlease

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    How fast are you adding content? I would say that if you can add a new one each day to get to 10, then start promoting it, adding one each day for fresh content.
     
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    You are in the right track, keep up the good work.

    don't forget to add Off-site and on-site seo to the list as it This would help Google robots to understand your website content.
    share your blog posts on Google plus, facebook and twitter. More likes, interaction and comments means that social media users like the content u provide therefore this would help you to get your Articles ranked in less than 2 months.

    Work on these as well.

    SEO rank factors

    content
    backlinks
    mobile view
    https domain
    on-page seo
    page speed
    post date
    archive issue
    social media shares
    domain authority and page authority
    website genre
    website age
    link length
    interlink
    comments
    website structure
    no webspam eg; popups

    Good Luck!
     
  20. MageNet_Com

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    Seems to be a good action plan, good luck with optimization and monetizing.