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Noob's Journey Micro-Niche Site - $10/Day!

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by hfsyou, Jan 30, 2015.

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  1. hfsyou

    hfsyou Junior Member

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    Hello guys. Actually I have already started my journey a week ago but I am posting this so that it can help me stay motivated. I had bought the EMD+hosting few months ago when I was very new to IM. I am still a learner, but over the 2 months I learned a lot by reading about ranking websites and keyword research.
    Because I had already bought the domain which was a exact match domain, later I realized (now) that my keyword research was not very correct. But because this is going to be a micro-niche site and I have already spend the money for domain and hosting, I am just going to continue with this.

    So rather than trashing this website, I am going to rank it to earn at least $10. I know it's less but it won't matter to me. I get a lot of practical experience and If I succeed I probably get some money to invest in my next project.

    Few Details -
    1 - Very Less competition on main keyword.
    2 - 2nd and 3rd important keywords are dominated by E-commerce sites (amazon, target, ebay). Now I really not sure if this is a good thing or bad, so if someone out there with experience, please comment below.
    3 - Wordpress site, Genesis Framework. Design is ready with logo.
    4 - Already written 600 hundred words for homepage. I know this is very less but yes I am going to add another 600 words. Also homepage is static. Here I have reviewed the product.
    5- About, Contact and Privacy Policy pages added.
    6 - Product is from amazon. This is where I made a mistake. Price is ONLY $65-$80 so I am not going to earn much for every sale.
    7 - Planning to add 2 more articles to the blog on my site once it's in top 20.
    8 - Not going to spend ANYTHING on link building.
    9 - Slowly and steadily will create web 2.0s.

    Good News (According to me..)
    I had submitted the website to google 3 days ago, it's fully indexed and is ranking on page 8 - No. 84 already. Page 3 on yahoo and Page 4 of bing.
    I don't know this is okay or 'good' but I am taking this positively. No links created yet.


    Spent - $60 (hosting and domain)

    Earnings - $0

    All the experienced veterans (newbies welcome too!) here please feel free to share and comment anything which may (or may not) be helpful to me or others reading this.

    P.S - I will update this every 2-3 days.

     
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  2. kubasek2

    kubasek2 Newbie

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    Don't give up man :) I will try micro niche for few weeks. Sub!
     
  3. duck_prince

    duck_prince Regular Member

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    Home Page:
    For me:
    2. i should forget kws are dominated by amazon, ebay...
    4. My static page (homepage) over 2000 words, focus on the main keyword.
     
  4. Dunga

    Dunga Junior Member

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    I will try this micro niche bro
     
  5. Brad100

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    Um..you spent $60 on just domain and hosting? I'm guessing that includes the theme too, and your rankings aren't bad for a new site, but don't wait for your site to be ranked, just keep writing daily. Good luck. And yeah, the prices of your products are extremely bad, unless your keyword has at least 20,000-30,000 monthly searches, you should consider something. Because there is no way you can earn big without making sales in double figures everyday.
     
  6. hfsyou

    hfsyou Junior Member

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    Thank you!
    Yeah, will write around 2k words on homepage.
    Can't do much about the keywords, can I?
    Actually I did read somewhere that it's 'not' a problem when eBay, amazon are ranking for your keywords. Surely that was wrong!
    I really think for newbies like me, micro niche site are easier to get started with. Good luck!
    Actually I am using nulled Genesis framework and child theme.
    Yes, I totally know that my keyword choice was really wrong but I'll try to make something out of it. It only has a few thousand searches per month. That's the reason I have kept my target low.
    Thanks anyways!
     
  7. hfsyou

    hfsyou Junior Member

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    UPDATE-
    Didn't do much today. Just optimized my site.
    I know I have to add more content which I will do once I get some free time.


    Rankings have got better. For my main keyword I am already on Page 2 on Google and Page 1 on Yahoo. But somehow On Bing my site is not present in the Top 10 pages. I guess it's just some initial dancing.
     
  8. Thanksyouall

    Thanksyouall Power Member

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    Congratulations! so this is a new site without off-page seo? what's your on-site seo, like the keyword density? Thanks.
     
  9. hfsyou

    hfsyou Junior Member

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    Yes this all without any off-site seo. I did create a few comment backlinks related to my niche manually (specifically 4) and that's about all.
    I do plan to create some Web 2.0 once I get some good free time.
    Keyword density on my homepage is around 4%. Not sure if it's very high or so.
     
  10. eXampL

    eXampL Power Member

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    Good luck with your journey mate!
     
  11. FilipMKD

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    Very interesting, and scalable too. Want to see more updates.
     
  12. ruby in my heart

    ruby in my heart Registered Member

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    Thanks for sharing hfsyou. I'm going to build a new site & will follow you journey. I give up my current site with Adsense but Chitika & Bidvertiser.
    Anyone have recommend? My site is hi-tech news & how-to
     
  13. hfsyou

    hfsyou Junior Member

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    Thanks
    Yes I'll keep updating!
     
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    That's extremely fast ranking to get to page 2. Are you sure that this is accurate and that you're not logged in to a Google account?
     
  15. hfsyou

    hfsyou Junior Member

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    Pretty sure it's correct. As I said it's for my main keyword and there is very low competition. Also my domain is the exact match of the main keyword.
    I checked it through this - http://smallseotools.com/keyword-position/
    It's not very fast or even automated but because it's free I'm good.
    Also can anyone recommend any good tool for keyword ranking which is FREE.
     
  16. Chaudhary Daniyal

    Chaudhary Daniyal Newbie

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    Best of Luck hfsyou!

    - Since your keyword is related to an amazon product, is it a product name kw?
    - How did start your Keyword Research?
     
  17. FilipMKD

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    You should go with serplab.co.uk, its the best free keyword ranking checker out there.

    I'm curious about how you decide that you keywords are low comp.
     
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  18. hfsyou

    hfsyou Junior Member

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    Yes it's the part of the product is in the domain.
    Apparently choosing the keyword was a big mistake for me. As I have said earlier in the journey, it has very less amount of search for main keyword and other 2 keywords are dominated by eBay and amazon. I checked the keyword on Google adwords tools and manuals checked the top 30 pages at that time. I was a noob and it was a mistake. I am trying my best to make something out of it.
    That's a way better tool than smallseotools I was using.
    I manually checked the top 30 sites in ranking and then checked their PA/DA AND Pagerank. Thats all I did. I read somewhere that PA/DA 25 is not very strong. And In the Top 30,all sites are under pr1. But then there is also ebay and amazon.
    Apologies for my grammar.
     
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  19. hfsyou

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    Update -
    Main keyword Google ranking - page 2, position 20.
    Yahoo - page 1, position 3
    Bing - nowhere is top 10. Don't know why... But u resubmitted my sitemap.


    Just one more thing, I am thinking of using spun content for my website. Is it harmful? Has anyone tried it on their money sites? Does it rank? I know there is a risk of Google penalizing but though I am not a bad writer, the topic is just so damn boring and I have no interest in it.
    Or should I buy a few articles from élance or marketplace? I am cheap on my budget.

    Spent - $60
    Earnings - $0
     
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    Best wishes for your journey