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Sam's Journey To An Authority Site

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by blackhatsami, Apr 3, 2016.

  1. blackhatsami

    blackhatsami Regular Member

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    Background

    I'm 18 now and have dabbled in affiliate marketing since I was about 15. I have probably made over $6000 (don't ask me where all the money is xD). Used to be heavily focused on the survey and GPT niche.

    My main income was from Youtube videos (when you could unlist and stay #1 for a day)

    I am, and I'm sure most of you, tired of churn and burns. I Need a stable income. In fact I should say "want". I don't really need the money, this is more of a hobby.


    My Website Stats

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    My homepage has a total of 7 backlinks with 2 referring domains. Most are simple blog posts and a few directory submissions.

    None of my articles have backlinks yet.


    Domain Age:

    1 Year. I have had this domain for a while now. It was only used as a landing page for an offer i used to promote on Youtube.

    Articles No.:

    7 articles. I mainly target low competition keywords. Most are longtails ranging from 700 to ~5000 (and 1 keyword with a 14,800 monthly search)

    About my articles:

    I write all my articles since i'm passionate about the subject - makes it easier to connect with the readers. I started my first article on the 1st March 2016 and kind of neglected it (because of university). Below will be a summary of my rankings and the age of my articles to keep things... Less wordy.


    Some of these keywords are general articles about the niche. Some are targeted articles for specific offers on ClickBank and MaxBounty. Either way, all the keywords are very low competition with great CPA offers.

    I will also have Adsense on my site, but that is not my main focus.

    (C = Created On)

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    At the moment I am using a general Clickbank offer for the articles that are not reviewing a product. I have plenty of different offers I can choose from on MaxBounty and ClickBank. I Shall do some split testing and what-not once I actually get decent traffic.

    I could of wrote more articles. Honestly, I was waiting to see if my on-page SEO was half decent. Proof is there that my SEO is actually really good.

    I have about 20 article plans with complete competition analysis already completed. Just need to write it up.


    Backlinking:

    For backlinking in the future, I may be using expired web 2.0s.

    Social Accounts:
    Just the usual: Facebook, Twitter, G+

    How much I have spent:

    Hosting + Domain = $3 a month


    ALL I GOTTA DO IS..........

    WORK WORK WORK


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    It's really late over here, and I may of left out some important information. Probably made some spelling mistakes because my eyes are peeling from my face xD.

    So comment any questions.
     

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  2. kriwil

    kriwil Regular Member

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    wow, good luck with your journey...
     
  3. blackhatsami

    blackhatsami Regular Member

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    UPDATE #1

    What have I done today?

    Re optimized 1 of my old articles because I felt it didn't flow properly.

    I just finished writing a 1,500 word article an hour ago

    Here are its stats.

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    The key word on page 2 has an exact monthly search of 1,600

    The keyword on page 10 has an exact monthly search of 5,400

    So if i can get this to 1st, combined with longtails, I should be seeing some nice traffic.

    The one on page10 should increase over night, i'm sure.

    I also found a really good ClickBank offer which I can put on all my pages since my site is based around that niche.

    This shows that on-page SEO is so powerful. People be buying baclinks and what not, when their articles are written backwards. And don't even do PROPER keyword research. Then they complain that the service doesn't work (tbh they probably don't xD)

    It's only 11pm over here in England. I may write 1 more article.

    Feel free to ask any questions.

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  4. blackhatsami

    blackhatsami Regular Member

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    UPDATE #2

    5dba9488eedb443bf6a776b6b3c14ee3.png This is an up-to-date results table of all my keywords. No backlinks have been built yet.
    As you can see an article i posted 2 days ago has jumped 4 pages. This one will be highly profitable since it's a ClickBank targeted article of 1,200 words.

    Note: the keywords i posted on my first post is not in the same order as in this post, and the one before.

    Oooooo! Forgot to add.. I got 3 hops from the article that has jumped 4 pages. And that hop on the 2nd.. Well I hope it wasn't me on accident.

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    When I wake up which will be in about 11 hours or so, I will post any serp updates.

    Peace.

     
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  5. JokerSEO

    JokerSEO Power Member

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    Not a bad start at all, consider taking a look at long tail pro if you'll be targeting a lot of longtails.

    best of luck
     
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  6. blackhatsami

    blackhatsami Regular Member

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    UPDATE #3

    I decided to re optimize an article I made. I split the article in to two separate articles. Which was a wise decision, since the article was trying to rank for two keywords and only one was performing well. Seeing good results already.

    I also applied for Adsense.

    Going to be making more articles now.

    Will keep you all updated!
     
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  7. blackhatsami

    blackhatsami Regular Member

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    UPDATE #4

    I just wanted to update you guys on the results of splitting a 1500 word article in to two separates.

    It has been a few hours since i made that decision and i am already seeing great improvements in rankings.

    Basically the article was comparing two different things on a certain subject. So basically the article had two parts.

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    The other half of the article is now on page 7/8 and i'm sure it will increase with time.
     
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  8. george9065

    george9065 Newbie

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    Wish I started when I was 18. Very impressive and keep going. BTW - maybe you can think about making both articles at 1000+ words.

    Wish you all the success mate!
     
  9. gavinshew

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    liked your avatar. good luck with your journey.