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Owais Khan's journey to authority website, 2000 daily viewers in 6 months

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by owaiskhan, Dec 6, 2014.

  1. owaiskhan

    owaiskhan Registered Member

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    Hello Everyone!!!

    Like most of the members, I have been a lurker for quite sometime. I think I have read enough to start my own adventures, an authority site. Recently, there has been a surge of authority website journeys out here, I guess we can all thank MrBeastsonToast for this. I would also like to thank BassTrackerBoats for his keyword research strategy. It was my guide as I did my keyword research over the course of roughly five days. It was easier for him but tiring and time consuming for me. I have found him as genuinely helpful aide, as he gave me positive advice during my lurkings last year. Its becoming a toast for BTB so moving on.

    My Goal is to
    write 100 posts and 2000 daily visitors until June 2015. I hope I could reach it before then and learn on my journey. I am thinking of Adsense and Amazon Affiliates to monetize once I have a decenet enough traffic. However, my goal is to launch my own product.

    The motive of writing this is to list my activities and learn from your feedback. My activities so far are:

    1. Put in the hours and did the research
    2. List of keywords at my disposal
    3. Bought domain name and hosting
    4. Wrote first post
    5. Added and activated the following plugins:

    • WP SEO by Yoast
    • 404 to start
    • Akismet
    • Contact form 7
    • Digg Digg
    • W3 Total Cache
    • Google Analytics by Yoast
    • Jetpack
    *Have to learn how these plugins work. Installed it after googling for plugins to have

    ​6. I have set a publishing schedule of one post every other day. Sunday is that day, I have written it but have yet to post it. Writing all the content by myself as I am confident in my abilities and have a lot of time on my hands
    7. Made the journey post

    Tasks for tomorrow:
    1. Employ on-page seo for next post
    2. Write two posts for future
    3. Setup google authority
    4. Learn about the plugins and remove the unnecessary ones
     
  2. owaiskhan

    owaiskhan Registered Member

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    Its sunday so I had to do help around the house. My actions for the day:

    1. Edited and posted another post
    2. Made a mind map of my future posts
    3. Wrote three incomplete posts
    4. Researched WP SEO by Yoast and made changes to 1.

    What I didn't manage was work on Google Authority. Will do it tomorrow. So here is the list for tomorrow:

    1. Google Authority
    2. Setup Facebook page, Twitter Account, Google plus
    3. Take my cpanel email to outlook
    4. Submit the website to google, yahoo, bing and ask
    5. Change wp theme.. It currently has the default 2014 wp theme
    6. Amazon affiliate account and adsense research... not applying right now but just learning whats the setup procedure...Going to do that in the first week of january when I have a minimum 15 posts on the page
    7. Learn about indexing
     
  3. ZeroHats

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    Good luck on the journey.
     
  4. todordonev

    todordonev Regular Member

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    Hey man, dont know if you remember me but I wish you good luck!
     
  5. mindmaster

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    Sound like a real plan so far.
    Are you looking to get traffic from social media or you aim for the seo juice mainly?
     
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    Good luck on your journey mate :)
     
  7. watchthisspace

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    good luck with this. How much do you expect to earn with 2k daily visitors?
     
  8. owaiskhan

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    Thanks everyone for your wishes...I am just trying to put everything in action that i have read while lurking...I should have made a plan but this thread is keeping on my toes as I chronicle my adventures...

    watchthisspace I have read that with a decent authority website you can pay i.e sustain yourself with ease. So with an authority website getting 2k hits per day, I will be alright. Not thinking about the money.

    mindmaster I think that seo and social go together these days. Since I want it to be a long term project and not a small stint, the idea is to setup myself properly on these fronts.

    I didn't post anything yesterday as I had to get my car fixed and it took all the time in the world. Additionally, I had more things on my hands that required my immediate attention because it was Monday.

    So, this is what I managed.

    1. Google internet authority is dead. Rich snippets are in. This can really be useful to my content's seo though
    2. Completed one of the three unfinished posts. Uploaded it as well. Couldn't resist

    I know I didn't manage anything concrete but the site got updated. So the idea is to complete the following by tomorrow:
    1. Setup Facebook page, twitter account, google plus
    2. Take cpanel email to outlook
    3. Submit the website to google, yahoo, bing and ask
    4. Change wp theme...Gotta do it now
    5. Get website indexed. I think it is basically part 3, but need more info
    6. Research on monetization, adsense and amazon affiliates
    7. Complete the two unfinished posts
     
  9. wanted126

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    Good luck on the journey. :)
     
  10. somedevil

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    Ok so wait. You make authority sites AND you help around the house ? :)

    Good luck with your journey mate !
     
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  11. owaiskhan

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    Hi guys...Thanks for all your support

    Yeah somedevil... I am the designated help

    As far as the journey is concerned, I haven't done anything substantial with the website. So, I did some things:

    1. Added the three completed posts on the webpage with a gap of 12-14 hours between them, going to increase the activity rate for the first couple of weeks right now. I realized I need content on my webpage before I take it slow and get into other things
    2. Related to two, but started on three more posts. Should be able to complete them. I am not adding videos to my content. All the posts are 5 posts are over 600 words and have atleast three images. I try to optimize them all the best I can.
    3. I setup the social media accounts. Posting frequency is going to be 1 per day over there. Also using twitter to engage with people according to their tweets
    4. Sumbitted the website to google, bing, yahoo and ask.
    5. Added a rich snippets plugin. It will help when I start writing reviews. Not going to do that right now, not unitl I have amazon affiliate account. I know I said I am not thinking about how much money I can make but it is a driving motivation. Moreover, I do not think so that a review will be good if I am not monetizing it

    If you have some pointers for me... Do let me know
     
  12. owaiskhan

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    Hello Everyone,

    There was a delay as I was getting impatient with the work that I was putting in and the direction of the content. Anyways, I have decided to start scheduling the posts, a new post goes up on alternative days. Moreover, I looked at the keywords I had and made a content plan after scraping the previous one.

    I also made the facebook page and linked it to the website. Did the same for twitter but dont want to do it for google plus. For some reason I have started to detest google and their services. They just annoy me and I cant keep up with the lot of them.

    I was thinking of making pdfs of the content that i have so far and uploading it on some sharing websites.

    I will start working on an infographic this week. I have this cool idea and I believe it will be a hit at pintrest. Keeping my fingers crossed for that. If nothing else, it will be a good learning exercise.

    Anyways, traffic is not coming. I should put those free coupons to use. I will update you on them.

    Thats all. If you have some pointers for me, do let me know.