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New site to money maker in x months - follow my progress

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by siphoner, Apr 9, 2011.

  1. siphoner

    siphoner Junior Member

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    Background - I have 2 websites that together earn me around $6000/month. These sites are both less than 2 years old, and I have done all my own onsite SEO, some of my own offsite SEO, but mostly I outsource linkbuilding to services offered on this forum. Due to the amount of variation in the link building I do, it is impossible to know which services are getting me results.

    As an experiment I have just purchased a new domain name. The url is close to, but not exactly equal to the keywords I will be aiming to rank for.

    The site will be a single page (although I may add a blog section with weekly manual entries). The main page is just a bunch of affiliate links with little actual text.

    Please note, this site is not yet indexed by any search engines, which is a bit odd as it has been up for a week and is wordpress based - I usually find these sites get indexed quickly, but as there is no real content that could be why.

    I will be building links using services on BHW only. I will even list the services I am using in this thread with updates of SERPS, and eventually, hopefully, income.

    So, this will be my journal of how things go. Please feel free to make suggestions, comments, or just watch and see what happens.
     
  2. siphoner

    siphoner Junior Member

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    wholesalereplica BANNED BANNED

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    good choice for first purchase, be very interested to see the effects as the current reviews are pretty amazing
     
  4. ddBoom

    ddBoom Newbie

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    What sort of competition are you facing with your theme keyword?
     
  5. siphoner

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    No quotes is 203,000,000 results
    In quotes is 245,000 results

    Not sure what that really means in terms of competition.
     
  6. ddBoom

    ddBoom Newbie

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    Yup, that's what I ment. I usually stick to 30k. I'm interested in seeing what you're going to do to rank with competition like that. Are the page 1 ranks really weak with on page seo?
     
  7. siphoner

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    My other sites rank well (top 2) in Google for tougher keywords so it shouldn't take me too long to get up there. The test is really around whether a site with very little content and onsite SEO can rank well through linkbuilding, and outrank more established sites.

    Although there seems to be a lot of competition, and google lists the keywords as very difficult to rank for, the results on page 1 have little onsite optimization, and as few as 100 backlinks, so it shouldn't be too hard.

    According to Googles keyword tool, there are about 1/4 the amount of monthly searches for this keyword than for the keyword that earned me over $200 today, and everyday :)

    If I can get this site in the top 2 with little work, then any income is a bonus. $50/day would be nice, but less will be fine. I'll just reinvest less.

    Just keep checking this thread to see how I get it to rank. I won't build a single link myself.
     
  8. xthoms

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    This seems interesting. I like proper progress threads, but many abandom them rly early. Ill keep reading this. What's the monthly exact search volume and cpc?
     
  9. SecretMoney

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    I need more details!
     
  10. neodregan

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    What form of monetization are you using with your site? Clickbank, etc? I think that will help the new people around here a lot.
     
  11. Glass23

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    What is your estimate on how many months?
     
  12. siphoner

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    Monthly search volume is 33,100 so quite low. Competition is High.

    This is according to Google.


    Ask and I shall answer!

    Just affiliate links. Each sale will get me between $50 - $200.

    Well, I'll probably only be buying one service per month for linkbuilding, so it really depends on the effectiveness of those services. If I make my first $ in 2 months I'll be happy.

    The site is now indexed, and I have added a blog page. 2 posts on it so far and I'll try to add at least one short post/week to keep Google interested.
     
  13. robmiller99

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    this could be interesting I will be keeping eye out.
     
  14. siphoner

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    I'm still waiting for the report to arrive from the first and only linkbuilding service I have bought for this site, but as a mini update:

    The site got indexed a day or 2 after I started this thread, before any links were built and between getting indexed and now the site is improving in the SERPS slowly and is currently sitting around page 3 or 4 for my main keyword.

    The service provider I am waiting for assures me that the report is nearly ready so I assume most links are now built and waiting to be indexed so it will be hard to determine the affect of this service vs where the site would have naturally settled. Perhaps I should have waited a month to see where it would sit with no links - but I'm not patient enough for that.

    I'll rate this service on where the site ends up 1 month after I bought it, the fact that they were very slow starting the work will have to factored in, but after the month is up I'll be buying another service so there isn't much I can do about that.

    So far, 3 weeks in and $90 down. Also, it's my Birthday today, so Happy Birthday me :)
     
  15. zbang

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    well. happy bday to you, and good luck
     
  16. Ken27

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    Good luck..

    Im dancing around #1 - #3 on page 2 for on of my keyterms..

    yes, mad.
     
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    I HAVE THE RIGHT TO GIVE 50% DISCOUNTs ON many Blackhat seo tools

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  18. siphoner

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    Up to #12 for my main keyword after this one service.

    As with all serps movements I expect this to be an initial boost that will be followed by a slight drop.

    Need to find my next backlinking service to use now. Keeping it limited to cheaper services until I make some sales and see a profit.
     
  19. siphoner

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    1st sale made - $60 commission

    Net profit - Minus $30

    Site seems to have settled at 12th place in Google so time to buy another service.
     
  20. backtobasics

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    @siphoner,

    I just now read this thread and really enjoying it. I love the "real world" element to it. I hope you keep consistently updating as results come in.

    I wish you all success!

    BtoB