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My Unoriginal $80/day Strategy (how do I resurrect dead articles?)

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by justagame, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. justagame

    justagame Newbie

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    Hey,

    Just before I joined this forum I adopted a new strategy that now makes me about 80-120/day. THIS IS NOT AN ORIGINAL IDEA, but it works well for me. Here's how I did it..

    1) Found 3 solid, low competition niches that I could imagine writing about until I f*cken lost my mind..

    2) Found high converting related CB products, 1 per niche..

    3) Set up 3 pre-sell/review landing pages that look neat, but are totally boring as all f*ck (a modified version of the BHW WP theme on this forum). The only links on each page are "CLICK HERE NOW TO CHECK IT OUT" types, which have my cloaked affiliate link..

    4) Used SEnuke to do ridiculously awesome keyword research. I basically took anything that got even a couple of searches a month and had less than 50,000 competition in "direct quotes"..

    5) Proceeded to write 4 articles per niche, per day. Submitted to Ezine Articles, never have any rejects, awesomely radcore resource box. My articles are 300-500 words long, and they've got a combined CTR of a bit over 20%..

    That's it! I generally sell 1 or 2 products a day per niche, so over $100 on some days. I previously tried this method in other niches, but things weren't converting too well. It's amazing how much the niche matters..

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    Now, I don't want to write like this forever. I find that if I stop writing my traffic pretty much dies (i.e. I get ALL my traffic from Ezine Articles).

    Does anyone know of a sure way to keep Ezine Articles from dying?

    If so, is it possible to "resurrect" old articles?

    Cheers for any response!
     
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  2. fred030

    fred030 Registered Member

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    you can always outsource article writing and move /search/build other niches , another thing is if your landing page convert try adwords .
     
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  3. megler

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    I'm in the same boat as you, justagame. as long as I plug away at those articles, i get the traffic. I HAVE found that good social bookmarking also brings in the traffic, so I will split my articles between ezinearticles and either my review blog or another G loved site like weebly, squidoo or tumblr. If you don't spam them, Propeller brings in a decent amount of trickly traffic.

    I'd love to hear what others do, though to continue to get that traffic in. writing is a pain in the ass and I can't imagine even outsourcing that you'd have topics that would last forever. then what?
     
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  4. movieman32

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    Have you tried creating backlinks to your articles using Web 2.0 sites like Digg?

    Since you are using targeted traffic from article directories, the same tactic can be applied to social site traffic. Just create a quick summary of your article with the link to it and post it on Digg, Twitter, or any of the other social sites.

    Or spin your article with wordflood or jetspinner - create a Weebly, Squidoo, or Hub linking back to your article and/or landing page.

    If you are a little more aggressive, create a power point slide show on your niche and convert it to video and upload it to youtube with your link.
     
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  5. tonlilaz

    tonlilaz Executive VIP Premium Member

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    outsourcing people to rewrite articles might be less expensive than if you just outsourced people to write articles for you
     
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  6. vijaybh78

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    I am not sure abt the ways in keeping the Ezine Articles alive but I am sure u can use all the web 2.0 tool to make it live ... Nice post.. Thanks:D
     
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  7. justagame

    justagame Newbie

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    Thanks for the tips guys :D

    I'll get started on building some back links right away. Fuck I'm sick of writing!
     
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    Just FYI, some sites won't let you social bookmark ezinearticles.com as they think it's spam. you'll need to put some articles elsewhere, like on your own site, weebly, tumblr (this one works well in goog), etc and THEN bookmark.

    If you don't want to bookmark them all yourself, check some threads here. there are some folks that have good feedback that do it for reasonable rates.
     
  9. supermat007

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    Ah nice post justagame. I love the inspiration posts for whitehat stuff :)

    Im planning to do this - bum marketing - but as well as submitting the articles apply Conversation Domination (uploaded by Wiz) to each article and Niche. Should bring in that extra bit more traffic.
     
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    1. Put some articles on your pre-sell pages, those backlinks from ezinearticles will pay off if you have some unique content on your pages.
    2. Outsource those articles. You're making about $100 per 12 articles. Rather than writing those yourself, you can get them written for you for about 20 bucks easily.
    3. Scale 'till your heart is content. That $100 a day could turn into $1000 with a stable team of article writers.
     
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  11. justagame

    justagame Newbie

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    Thanks for the extra tips. :)

    Actually, yesterday I created 6 new landing pages, but more keyword rich and targeted towards SERP traffic. A couple of months ago I did the same thing only with a way sh*tter page that didn't convert. I found that I could get on the 1st page pretty easily, which I guess is from all the backlinks I've generated through articles!

    Cheers mate for the motivation!
     
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  12. drka01

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    Hi justagame,

    A quick question here. How do you define solid, low competition niches ?
     
  13. supermat007

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    Hey drka01,

    To answer your question..

    So a solid niche would most likely be a niche with enough search terms that meet the criteria for you to sustainably write articles about :)

    For justagame;

    1. Did you experience any troubles with Clickbank about sales.....Remember that uproar about people getting 0 sales every day for a few weeks even with the same amount of traffic.?

    2. Have you thought about writing articles for the higher priced CPA Offers and their niches?

    3. Are you going to building a list? (You should be already :) )

    4. Hows it going? :D
     
  14. justagame

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    supermat007 answered the question. You're going to be writing a lot on these niches, so make sure you've got a heap of related keywords that will:

    A) Enable you to write 4 articles a day without slitting your wrists.
    B) Get your articles a nose in on google to steal some of the market share!

    1) The only time my sales dropped was when I got lazy and stopped writing. I find that intense article marketing takes about a week to get into full swing, but only a couple of days for traffic to die..

    2) I'm a n00b, and haven't even looked at CPA. What do you recommend?

    3) No list yet! I know this is practically throwing money away! Especially if they don't buy straight away and come back a few days later through someone else's affiliate link!

    4) I'm alright, but I need to have a break from writing!
     
  15. supermat007

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    ah man something cant be right if traffic stops after a couple of days?!!!!

    As everywhere I look people say the more articles = more money. And that year old articles still bring in traffic......hmmmmmm

    Well. CPA. I like COPEAC, NeverBlue, CJ? Theres loads really.......

    hahah take the $80 from today and take 1/4 of it and give it to aweber :) Now you have yourself a list or List TO BE :p

    So whats your stats on your landing page.

    What sort of traffic you getting to it and then CTR and conversion rate?

    Have you thought about outsourcing the articles? You have enough money to start doing that I would have thought.

    And.....instead of buying articles individualy or in bulk if you want LOADS its probally better to higher a full time writer. $1000 a month for as many articles they can make.

    (maybe not $1000 but you know what I mean, it could work out cheaper doing it like that)
     
  16. justagame

    justagame Newbie

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    Yeah my old articles continue bringing traffic, but it's definitely of a different quality. I think that after they drop back a couple of pages on google, they only really get read by people searching from within Ezine Articles (i.e. other IMers who aren't interested in my niches).

    Some of my articles get a CTR of 10%, some of 35%, most about 25%.

    My landing pages convert way higher. It's just a quick call to action, "click here now", small image/banner of the product, my short product review, call to action, "click here now". Literally 2 links on the whole page.

    I used to create much prettier landing pages, with links to my blog, articles, blah blah, etc.. That didn't work for me, and now I find a simple, quick pre-sell is much more effective, at least with the products I'm selling.

    One of my products converts at about 1:25, and the other two at about 1:35.

    My landing pages get about 50 hits a day, which I put down to the "snowball effect" that rapid article marketing seems to bring.

    I've checked out Hydra and Neverblue just now, and applied to both. I want to try CPA in the same way as I do CB products. Should be interesting!

    As for the list, yes I'm on to it!

    Thanks for the tips, I'll get outsourcing ASAP!
     
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    From my limited experience with article marketing, I find that my "interesting" articles continue to bring in converting traffic for a long time (say at least 6 months). Basically, try to write something that's actually catchy or interesting - this is how a scam works, secrets to blah blah, i made one million dollars in 5 minutes, etc. My boring informational articles don't do as well.

    Also are your ezinearticles getting picked up by other sites?
     
  18. supermat007

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    Hey Justgame..

    Did you get my PM?

    Also a few other tips.

    1. Ezine Articles is closed on weekends (from what ive read) so if you submit on Wednesday they should get aproved Thursday / Friday and since theres no more on the weekend your article will stay at the top for a little longer.

    2. When writing the articles dont make them on one keyword, try and sprinkle a few other keywords in there a few times, so you can get 1 articles to rank for 2 terms. The more the better :)

    3. Have your tried press release? Its the next thing up from an Article. MAybe like once a month or 2 months, make a really GOOD articles and use it for a press release....

    4. Are you digging and bookmarketing your articles aswell? If you build backlinks to the article then that helps it move up.

    5. Did you have a look at conversation domination yet?
     
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  19. dangregory

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    Another really key reason to build backlinks to your ezinearticle is if you do this enough your ezinearticle will be listed high in its category at ezinearticles - which hugely increases your traffic. Imagine if, say, people are searching in the "how to sell on ebay" niche and your article came up number one - leading out to a presell page for an ebook about selling on ebay? You'd make a killing.

    What I do is get backlinks from LOTS of places. Treat your ezinearticle just like a webpage on your own site and devote some love and care to it. Post your ezine link in your sig file at high page rank do follow forums. Post it after making a quality comment on blogs in your related niche. Make a squidoo lens and link to your ezinearticle within your lens. Do more than just bookmark your ezinearticle at social bookmarking sites. You can also post on free classified sites - post in areas where people are looking for free information, and make sure that your title of your ad is keyword optimized for your keyphrase and/or niche.

    If you can get in the habit of creating quality backlinks to EVERYTHING you're doing online you're going to gradually create an impenetrable spiderweb of pathways that eventually all link back to your sales pages on your sites. Ezinearticles can be a powerful part of this equation.

    Dan
     
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  20. supermat007

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    Thanks dangregory, I think that's a really important point that alot of people don't realise!

    However, its not the only thing to be doing ;)