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newb: Just got my first good rankings

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by orwellian, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. orwellian

    orwellian Newbie

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    I just checked my position for a few keywords I'm targeting.

    My first keyword I researched badly at the start: It's only 50 searches per month exact, and I got the EMD for it. I'm not pushed by this though, as it's a very targeted, proactive search term.

    Keyword One, with keywordone.org : 52 searches per month : rank between 3 and 4, jumping day to day. High CPC.

    Keyword Two, just about 3000 searches per month, 11 up from 12 yesterday. This is the one I'm happy about ;D ?6 CPC with high adsense competition.

    Keyword Three, 330 exact searches. I wasn't targeting it, just got a visitor from it according to analytics, ranking 33rd. Going to try rank a bit higher.

    This is mostly thanks to a big SENuke X run. cost me about a dollar fifty in captcha charges.

    It's not really a big deal to many people here, and even though I've been a registered member for nearly 3 years now I never really got into IM until recently. This is a great motivation booster for me, actually seeing tangible results.

    Time to double up and head to #1 :cool:
     
  2. mutatedllama

    mutatedllama Regular Member

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    52 searches per month? Seriously?
     
  3. orwellian

    orwellian Newbie

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    Like I said, I done my research wrong at the start(forgot to change from 'broad' to 'exact').

    The second keyword, with ~3000 searches a month, is the more interesting one :rolleyes:
     
  4. mutatedllama

    mutatedllama Regular Member

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    Fair enough. Well done on what you've done so far. To really notice traffic with a 3000 search/month keyword you have to make sure you rank within the top 3, preferably 1st ;)
     
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  5. orwellian

    orwellian Newbie

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    Yea that's what I'll be aiming for, hopefully number 1 :p

    I'm just glad I'm seeing some results, really good for getting me off my ass writing content ;) I know that the results aren't anything spectacular to someone who's been in IM for any length of time, but for me it's a nice mood changer :)
     
  6. WordKey

    WordKey Junior Member

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    Congratulations of finding the right keywords. Are going to monetize with Google Adsense only? Try to include other methods as well. Don't put all your eggs in the same basket.
     
  7. orwellian

    orwellian Newbie

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    No, I plan to run affiliate sales on this, and I'm considering adsense.

    The CPC is there just as an example of the worth of the keywords - although, I'm not sure if that reflects it appropriately. An affiliate sale is worth around $30 for the related products.
     
  8. fuskaren

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    Nice! This is really inspiring to mebecause I have the same goal.
    I'm on my way to get my first site on the top of google. One thing I saw today was that my site was in the top 3 and I was like, f*** yeah. But then I realized that it only was in the top because I was logged in to my google account. So be careful so you don't think you are in the top when your not. :(
     
  9. Simas9

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    Congrats. I ranked more than four pages till I started making money with the fifth one...so don`t get discouraged if it happens to you!
     
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