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[Q] What is the best, investing $1000 in a big authority site OR 3 good authority sites?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by loveghost003, Sep 24, 2014.

  1. loveghost003

    loveghost003 Regular Member

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    Okay, If you have $1000 and looking for getting start in building eCommerce websites ( like Amazon websites that covering a specific niche like bikes, laptops, skin care creams, etc...) and these money should cover all website metrics like domain, hosting, backlinks (some guest posting + soft-wares) content and theme.

    So what would you prefer to do:
    1- Create a big authority niche website to promote amazon products with something like 200 HQ articles?
    2- Create 3 good different authority niche websites to promote different amazon products that every website has 70 HQ articles?

    I mean, would you put all eggs in one basket? or 3 baskets? AND THE MOST IMPORTANT THINS IS: WHY?
     
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  2. ritesh

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    Start with 3 once you get profit reinvest make them as 3 authority sites.
     
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  3. loveghost003

    loveghost003 Regular Member

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    You mean 3 small websites?
    But small websites may not achieve any rankings or earnings! Am I right?
     
  4. Reyone

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    If you think an investment of $1k is enough for an authority site, you are very wrong; and if you are thinking of including backlinks into that budget, you are way off.

    On the other hand, if you are going to be working on this 24/7; $1k will certainly be an alright investment to help you moving things.

    But seriously, if you are busy and you are just planning to spend 1k, I would suggest you to refrain from going ahead and maybe rethink things a bit more.

    Anyways, just my advice.
     
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  5. loveghost003

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    AHHHH, sometimes ago I asked you guys to start a website and I had have $200, you told me to wait and raise the budget a little, and I asked you again when I had have $500 you told me to rais it again,,,, NOW I have $1000 and thinking on start with them, and again you tell me to wait and raise the budget a little :( with this theory I will never start a website :(
    I just say AUTHORITY WEBSITE that I can build with only my available budget, I don't mean an authority website like ebay or blackhatworld XD
     
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    Just Get Started with 1 Authority Site first, You don't need that much money. All you need is $$ for Domain and Hosting Provided you can write your own Quality Content.

    I will Suggest you to Spend Most of your Time in Keyword Research.

    Start with 1 and expand later on.
     
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    people have "authority websites" all wrong. you can hope to build a BIG website, but it only achieves the title "authority" over TIME. just because it has 10 categories, 1000 articles, 4 sub-domains, and a shop doesn't make it an "authority" site. it's an "authority" site once it reaches so many daily uniques, backlinks, and rankings. maybe $1000 will get you that, or maybe it won't...but i've built an "authority" site with $300 by myself. it took time but thank God he granted it to me. dive in, and good luck.
     
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    Start off with one website, it's best if you build it yourself so you know what it really takes to build one and then in the future when you do purchase an authority style website you would have a better understanding of it.

    Now a $1000 budget is not bad to start off with but you do know that it would cost a lot more to rank those sites right? It would be better to buy one for about $300 then invest the other $700 into ranking it. Even better if you build one yourself and then you have the whole $1000 to invest into ranking your website.

    Another route would be to invest in low difficulty keywords and then build a site based on those keywords. This will bring your SEO costs down significantly.

    Good Luck!
     
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  9. Reyone

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    Hey man, sorry about it... just trying to be honest haha.

    As I said, if you are going to be the one working on it and you are just going to use that money for hosting/domain/occasional articles, then you are more than fine.

    I was just mentioning that based on the thought that you were looking to outsource all of the work, but again, if you will be putting most of the work, get started! All you need is commitment, dedication and time :)

    Best of luck, and please don't be put off by my previous comment!
     
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  10. Asif WILSON Khan

    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Premium Member

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    You need to do your research on what an authority site really is. Using your calculations:
    $1000 - $ 200 for hosting, domain, theme etc. leaves $800 for content.
    If you think you can buy authority content for $4 per article then you are in for a big shock.
     
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    I'd be starting with one site and building it up. I would make sure that the niche I choose is broad enough to turn that one site into a huge site with a variety of different related "sub-niches".

    Once I had that in hand I would build upon the site by adding content on a semi -regular basis, hitting it with a sampling of backlinks and begin to rank it and after I saw some rankings and traffic I would see where the traffic was coming from and why and work on a monetization method.

    But, before I did any of that I would ask myself if I wanted a project that was going to take a long time and a pretty strong commitment to build; if not, you are really wasting your time and money and that is not what you want.
     
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  12. loveghost003

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    - NO I DON'T :) AND IT ACTUALLY $6 PER 1 HQ ARTICLE :cool:
    - 200 article is just a number, actually if I'm going to start 1 authority website I would order 130 article.
    - The point is I will ask my service provider to rewrite 1000 words per $6, and here we go, I will collect the information and pieces of content together (from the internet) to create a really high quality informative article, then, I will buy rewriting services to rewrite it. It will cost me a lot of work collecting the content, but this is my best solution to get HQ content with the lowest price, do you have any comment? please share me your thoughts :)
     
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    WoW, Thank you, this is a crucial point, it will help me a lot checking my niche criteria again before I start in.
     
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    Stick to small sites with between 20 - 50 pages at minimum OP would be my experience. There are plenty of reasons why..

    1. You're going to find yourself having to link from the same linking pages to multiple pages on the same domain if you're planning on using non spam links - Not ideal since there are only so many of these links you can get your hands on.

    2. Again in my experience, homepages of sites based around an entire topic seem to do better than internal pages of a website covering the topic (unless of course you've got a real authority site that is).

    3. You're risk with regards to penalties is spread over more domains should you get hit by an update.

    That being said, i have yet to try and properly silo a site to see what the effect is but it's on the to do list.

    Also, you should really make sure your content is up to scratch no matter what you do - lengthy, well structured articles, broken into sections and sub headings - as opposed to one 500 word wall of text.
     
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  15. Asif WILSON Khan

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    If you really want to build an authority site and don't have thousands to spend on it, then start small and build slowly.
    Focus on quality and the user experience, and don't expect to make any money for at least 24 months.
     
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  16. loveghost003

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    Hey you are completely right but I'm afraid from choosing the wrong niche that would need more than my capabilities to success in ranking my website in :( and this was one of the reasons that made me thing on start with 3 sites not one. Do you have any suggestions to share me them?
     
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    From my small experience starting with one website would be a good idea. Then once you have learned from any potential mistakes and have perfected your ranking method you can move on to other websites/projects. Your budget is fine especially if you write the content yourself.
     
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    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Premium Member

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    BTB has an Authority Site Case Study here:
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...te-search-engine-optimization-case-study.html
    You should get some good ideas from it.

    As for choosing the right niche, you just need to make sure that it pays. Remember an authority site is a longer term proposition, you won't and don't need to be ranking immediately, you just need to put in the work now, to be considered an authority in the future. A true authority site is a considerable investment in time and money. At this stage, you don't even need to worry about offsite SEO.
     
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    ِAre you sure? can I start lets say the first 6 months with no off site seo? wont this drop my rankings or add a bad sign that it doesn't have any backlinks in the first bid?
     
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    I usually do not do any real off site until I have at least 80,000 words on the site; I'll put up a few different announcement type links but no real SEO to speak of.... I'd recommend that to almost anyone.
     
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