Hello BHW people, In this post I would like to share the success story of my SEO-driven niche website in competitive health-related niche. First of all, I would like to thank you, BHW members, for all the helpful information shared that was definitely a huge part of my success. I hope this post will be somehow inspiring for people that want to achieve stable affiliate income using SEO. Specifically this post contains some useful SEO tips for people that want to start a website in health niche. I have already mentioned my story in this thread on BHW but I decided to provide much more detailed information here. Without further ado, let me start with some stats: Website created in: June 2018 Total income generated since: £25 376 Here is the income report from NutriProfits (Affiliate program that I use for this website): And mandatory traffic graph from Ahrefs (my all-time favourite SEO tool): As you can see it's been quite a journey. There were ups and downs and I learned a lot along the way. So let me share with you what did I exactly learn so you can apply that Note: These tips are somehow advanced and very specific. If you are a noobie then I recommend you start with this guide on BHW. Note2: I will be providing some links to various resources that I recommend. This will include some posts on BHW but also external content. 5 Advanced SEO Lessons That I Learned: 1. Use niche edits for authority. These are usually cheaper than proper guest posts but you don't always get the relevance you want. However, you can choose to get a niche edit from a post that already has existing links (you can find theses posts using tools like Ahrefs). Don't use this links to rank your money pages! Instead, you should point them at your homepage or category pages to increase your overall authority in your niche. 2. If you happen to land a decent guest post on a high authority domain: Don't be shy, power it up with 2tier links. This will really give you an exponential-like return (especially if the post has zero external links to begin with). You don't need to go crazy in terms of the amount of 2 tier links. I usually use about ~3 2tier links depending on the authority of the 1tier domain. This is actually explained quite nicely in this guide. 3. Constantly work on improving your internal links. Update your old post! This is a mistake that almost everybody makes (including me). Once the post is published we tend to forget about it and focus on this sexy-new content. However, older posts tend to have much more authority (on average) and hence utilising them by linking internally to your freshly-made money pages can give you a huge boost in rankings! For example, if you notice that one of your money pages started generating income by ranking for a given keyword, say "weight loss pills for women". What I would recommend is: go to google and search for sth like: Now google will show you the list of all the pages that are relevant for weight loss topics. Scan through the search results and look for some old posts. See if you can add an extra couple internal links to help you rank better for your money keyword! 4. Niche down to start with: Focus on 1-2 products to promote and scale up as you grow. What do I mean here? Well, when you are starting a bran-new website in health niche there is one major problem: This is an extremely competitive niche! However, the good news is that you can beat a lot of competition by niching down to a very specific sub-niche. Once you start generating income, you can always expand as your website grows in authority. Remember: Get a generic domain name, it is not ideal to limit yourself by choosing a very niche-specific domain. Getting a domain "hairlosspills.com" could potentially give you some additional relevance in the hair loss industry but it will limit your ability to scale. Example? When I started my website I focused entirely on the hair loss niche, promoting only one product - Profolan (hair loss pills). This product has a very high 30% affiliate commission so it seemed like a perfect starting point to generate some initial income (and it was indeed!). There are many sub-niches to consider, choose the one for yourself. Here is the list of sub-niches in the health industry that you could potentially start with: Female Libido Hair loss for women (I am actually promoting a product in this niche: Locerin - It also has 30% commission and even higher conversion rate than Profolan mentioned above.) Breast Enlargement Weight loss for women (it will be difficult so you need to do your keyword research right but it is very nice for social traffic) Penis enlargement (I'm experimenting with this one atm and it seems to be working very nice) Sexual Health for men 5. Links, links and more links. At the end of the end, if you get your niche selection right, your website looks nice and so on... It's really all about backlinks. You probably won't be able rank well in the health niche without quality backlinks. Even if your on-page and UX is amazing. I would recommend you spend about 60% of your time acquiring backlinks and 40% producing (or outsourcing) content. Here is a great guide to link building tactics. Read, learn, apply, fail, test and you will finally get there. All the best with your niche websites. SEO Resources for Success: Manual backlinks for a brand new website (Easy): https://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/foundation-links-list-for-any-seo-project.1185175/ This post is a good read: https://diggitymarketing.com/difficult-affiliate-niches/ Link Building Overview: https://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/the-complete-guide-to-link-building-tactics-20-methods.1057918/ Affiliate Programs with High Commissions (Health Niche): Here are some affiliate networks in health niche that I use and recommend due to crazy high commission rates (usually about 30-45%): NutriProfits EasyProfits CashInPills I suggest you scan through the list of available products and decide what sub-niche you like to go after.