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Newbies Micro-niche diary and advice thread!

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by welly_59, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. welly_59

    welly_59 Power Member

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    I've been running an e-commecre site for a while so have a bit of experience with SEO, be it WH or BH, and have decided to try my hand at micro-niche sites.

    I'll be using this thread to post my progress and hopefully to recieve some tips and advice of the more knowledgable people around here!

    I've found a keyword which has around 4k hits and have purchased an EMD for it. I'm currently waiting for 1and1 to change dns settings so i can get it hosted on my current host. First bit of advice is to not use 1and1 for domain purchases! its been 2 days so far updating dns settings and they have told me its a known glitch in their system which they are trying to fix, sorry 1and1 i dont care!

    The main competition is my niche is instruction site ie about.com, and there are also 3 competitors in the niche, 1 based on wordpress and another is a html site. I've decided to go with wordpress for mine as its something i can get up and running with less effort than html. Would any of you suggest otherwise? None of the competition in top 10 has more than 75 backlinks to the ranking page.

    I'm using the time between now and when the dns change comes into effect to get content ready for posting. How many articles would you reccomend for when i launch the site? i do intend to regularly update, but if its gonna help i can hold back pushing the site until i have enough content ready to post.

    One question i do have is whether i should spin the articles on my site for submission to directories, or whether i should spin totally new articles to the directories? I've used both methods in the past and havent noticed any difference between either method but im sure some people will disagree with me.
     
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  2. Execute

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    It all depends how many long tail keywords you are aiming to Target, I personally would recommend starting the site with 5-10 articles then add 1 or 2 articles per week and continuously build backlinks to all urls, hope that help, ill keep an eye on this thread, good luck ;)
     
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    And to answer your question about spinning articles, if u are in a big enough niche I recommend just getting articles from other sources and spinning those, that way your article stays 100% unique and not have any copies anywhere online, hope that helps :)
     
  4. welly_59

    welly_59 Power Member

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    i'm still waiting for 1ana1 to sort out my nameserver settings after 3 days! so i've just bought another emd for a keyword with 1000 exact searches which isnt much but the cpc is around $4 for it, so should be profitable if i can get it ranked, which i should be able to as4 of the top 10 have no backlinks, no pr and are under a year old.

    Whichever domain gets sorted first will get my attention until the other is sorted out.

    I;ve also found a 30day trial of micro niche finder if anyones interested? costs $7 for the month, but in that time you should be able to get a lot of niches lined up and saved in a spreadsheet
     
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    shariqcomp6 BANNED BANNED

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    hows niche finder? can you post the link?
     
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    welly_59 Power Member

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    http://www.micronichefinder.com/30daytrial/

    i've found it very useful so far
     
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    Nice post.I have also started a micro niche site for one week and watching its development.I will participate here to learn and share.Good luck.
     
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    shariqcomp6 BANNED BANNED

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    yeah...i gonna buy around 10 domains and try to rank them
     
  9. welly_59

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    the domain that i bought yesterday through globat was still not showing a whois record for it this morning so i contacted their live help. apparently there was a glitch nd it wasnt registered! second time with 2 companies this week now! its sorted now though, and i've added the domain to my hosting, just gotta wait for dns settings to propogate and away we go!
     
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    i got one site online today with one article and have submitted it to google. I'm going to add another 4-5 articles tomorrow and then wait until it gets indexed.

    Should i post new articles as posts or pages on wordpress? any advantages to either?
     
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    I've also runned mns (auto theme) few days ago. Can you advice any sites for article publishing?
     
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    article directories?!?!

    i'm going to post them manually for the first fortnight or so, then start blackhat blasting
     
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    I know, what directories do you prefer?
     
  14. welly_59

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    ezinearticles and a couple of others i cant remember, got a list somewhere though

    i just done a phrase match for my keyword an im rank 6 page 1 after a day online
     
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    i've got 3 posts on the first site now, and will get another 2 up tonight then start backlink building.

    For the first week im just going to post spun articles on around 10 article directories a day using AMR. after that i'll see where i stand and carry on from there.

    site 1:
    exact local searches - 1300
    phrase local searches - 1300
    cpc - $3.82
    google broadrank - 166
    google phrase rank - 6
     
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    i'm using senuke x for article submission now, it didnt make sense for me to start using so many different tools this early in the life of the first site. maybe i'll use a different method for the next ones i set up.

    I've got 60 directories set up in senukex and i've scheduled it over 4 days, so should do 15 articles a day for me, after this period i'll report back on my next steps
     
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    site 1 has now been online for 5 days or so. I have done article submission via senuke x on it and also run a light template on it for 5 day. the template consisted of social bookmark tiered with social network submissions. Today i have started a link pyramid scheduled for 5 day. Site 1 now has 5 posts on it which i will be adding to over time with shorter articles related to recent news and events in the niche. current rankings are:
    broad - 24
    phrase - 2

    this is google only as MS is saying its not listed in yhoo or bing yet.

    1and1 have sorted my dns issues out on site 2 now so i have put that live today. One article online at present but i'll get a few more on today. currently phrase rank is 188. i'm not going to do any off-site seo on this until i get a few more articles on it
     
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    make sure you check out the competition first, you dont want to waste time on money on keywords that you would never be able to rank
     
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    done that already, thats where market samurai and micronichefinder come in extremely handy.

    I've got a list of emd's with low competition lined up for the next few weeks
     
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    site 1 is now ranked as follows:(broad)
    g - 17
    b - 2
    y - 6

    this site has had 2 link building cycles completed on it, and i'm planning to increase the velocity that i build these links over the next 2 weeks. i've bought scrapebox and as soon as i run that on my existing backlinks it shot up a couple of places in the rankings. I'm currently in the process of building an aa list for scrapebox for myself to use in following link building efforts.

    site 2 is ranked:(broad)
    g - not found
    y - 79
    b - 358

    i havent spent any time on this site yet as ive been away from home for the last few days. I'm currently waiting for an odesk contractor to complete a bunch of content for site 2, then i'll start link building efforts on it.

    I've also got a third site lined up. the site is currently empty, just waiting for content from odesk but i dont plan to do off-site seo going until site 2 is climbing in the rankings