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Ryan's First Website Ever. Affiliate Site.

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by Ryan Oak, Nov 16, 2016.

  1. Ryan Oak

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    How it started? ;)
    I was curious how hard it could be to make a website. One friend suggested me to try WordPress and told about affiliate marketing. So I slowly started to read and learn. I registered a domain in April 2015 but the website is up only since May 2016. I spent this year writing content for web page.
    Have to mention that I still work full time, so I work with this project only few hours a day, sometimes few hours a week.

    A bit about niche
    My web page is in narrow household appliances niche. I am using two affiliate marketing networks and promoting physical products.

    What have I done so far?
    I have a lot of comparison pages, 50+ posts in a blog, and few buying guides. I am still writing everything myself.

    Statistics:
    Earnings so far: $69.61 commissions from 2 sales.
    Conversion 0.26%
    Visitors:
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    Google Top 100 keywords: Around 150 including 30 in top 50. No one in top 10.

    What I am doing now?
    I have zero experience with backlinks. That is what I am learning right now. I have a few but nothing much. Parallelly I continue to write new blog posts and product reviews.

    Goals:
    I want to get few keywords on the first page in google.
    Earn $1000 in next 6 months. :rolleyes:
     
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    Good luck in your journey , Hard work always pays . Beside asking for any money making method atleast you are trying to do a method.
     
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  3. Ryan Oak

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    Thank you!
    I have read about a lot of methods but I don't have time for them all to learn more. So affiliate is good for me now.
     
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  5. Ryan Oak

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    Thanks for the link I will read it.
    Not sure about average price, but there are products that cost around $50 and some more than $1000.
    Mostly 450 - 800 words per article, some has more than 2000.
     
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    Well done for taking action. You're one step ahead of those that don't try anything. Good luck with your journey.
     
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    From what I've heard, articles with more than 2k articles, rank better.
    Your conversion rate looks quite low. It should be at least 1-2%.
     
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    Your websites already a few month old and you got a lot of content already, good job! When you start backlinking 1000$ in the next 6 months should be ) doable, good luck!
     
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  10. Ryan Oak

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    Late update!
    December was pretty bad month for my website because of the lot of work in the job but I still made some job on it.
    Made few new articles.
    Ordered SEO package from BHW.
    Did some SEO work on the website - changed a lot of descriptions, added tags for pictures etc.

    And here are the results:
    • December earnings: 0$
    • I had 30 keywords on google top 50. Now I have 110 on top 50.
    • Got my first google top 10 keyword.

    Let's see what 2017 will bring to us.
    Happy New Year folks!
     
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    I'm in the same boat as you, except I'm a further down the road. If you need any help with setting up PBN sites, hit me up.
     
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  12. Ryan Oak

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    January 2017!
    I spent January on page rebuilding. Changed home page, fonts, colors, logo etc. I did a lot of SEO work. Hopefully, that will result in a better conversion.
    Unfortunately, I did not make any post but I am going to write them during February.

    Results:
    January earnings: 0$
    I had 110 keywords on google top 50. Now I have 166 on top 50.
    Starting to get some organic traffic from google.
     
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    I'm in the same situation as you, following. Good luck OP!
     
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    Good luck with your journey mate :).
     
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    Good luck
     
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    Good luck with your journey:)
     
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  17. Ryan Oak

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    February 2017!
    I made 15 web 2.0 sites with 1000+ words posts in each. And 2 new posts for my affiliate site.
    I am going to make few more 2.0 and later I will add links to my site.
    Plus I ordered link building package here in the forum. Let's see. :)

    Results:
    February earnings: 0$ :(
    I had 166 keywords on google top 50. Now I have 270.
    Organic traffic from google is coming but not a really high flow.
     
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    Monthly Update: March

    Made few new 2.0, added new posts to my earlier made 2.0 sites.
    Added few new product reviews. Unfortunately had a lot of work in a job, so did not make as many as I wanted.

    Results:
    Keywords which are generating me traffic:
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    Other keywords:
    I had 270 on google top 50, now I have 303. And 33 on top 20.

    March earnings:
    €12.53 EUR
     
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    Monthly Update: April

    No work on backlinks in April.
    No new product reviews. Added few blog posts, total ~ 3000 words.
    Updated broken links.

    Results:
    Keywords:
    I had 303 on google top 50, now I have 350. And 38 on top 20. 4 in Top 10. No one in top 3.

    April earnings:
    €11.83 EUR
     
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    Great start op. Good luck.
     
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