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SEO's Journey: Niche AdSense Site Earning $100/month

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by SadJester, Mar 10, 2017.

  1. SadJester

    SadJester Newbie

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    Hello BlackHatWorld!



    This is my first journey post. In this thread, I will be logging my progress toward ranking a niche site and achieving $100/month.

    Why? Because who doesn't like money?

    Also, creating a project and watching it grow through hard work and dedication is extremely satisfying.


    The site will be monetized with AdSense, sporting 121k+ volume decent CPC spread over 70+ keywords. 80% of KW's are extremely low or no competition keywords.

    The full potential of this site combining all keywords is over $1500+/month.


    Strategy Guide Overview as follows (will update with date accomplished (if applicable) as I go):

    The following were completed prior to starting this thread:

    Step 1. Acquire expired domain as base for site (thanks @Nargil)

    Step 2. Basic KW research completed

    Step 3. Optimize Wordpress platform for SEO & aesthetic appeal

    Step 4. Installed Google WM, Analytics, Bing WM, etc.


    The following are in progress at the time of starting thread

    Step 4. Adding content to site (5 articles already, one 2000 word, four 500 word articles)

    Step 5. Use ScrapeBox to build custom URL list for GSA SER. Clean, filter, and verify said list (cumulative process, will never be “finished”)

    Step 6. After 30 days from Google indexing, begin T1 process of web 2.0s, PBN, and social signals

    Step 7. T2 construction of 2.0s and select GSA campaign

    Step 8. Cumulative cycle of T3 links pointing to T2 properties

    Step (?). Once visitors have reached 80-100 visitors/day, put AdSense on site.



    This has been a general overview, in-depth information and resources will accompany each step of the process along the way.

    Any questions? If it's constructive, ask away.

    If you are planning to PM or post asking for niche, KW's, site link, or generally trying to leech, please do the nice people that run BHW and me a favor and save some bandwidth, don't do it.



    I'll keep a finance overview for the site going. (Includes only direct costs to site, does not include software like GSA SER & CB, ScrapeBox, proxies, SEO tools, etc.)

    Spent: $53.5

    Earned: $0

    I'll have a lot of time to work on the site here soon, as well as some surprises down the pipeline, so expect some great things coming up.


    Quote for thread theme:

    "every man is the architect of his own fortune" - Appius Claudius Caecus
     
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  2. semsei9311

    semsei9311 Junior Member

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    Nice, watching this. Wishing you goodluck man!
     
  3. Fireu

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    Good Luck
     
  4. seoguy81

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    Hi buddy, good luck on this journey. Even im thinking of starting a journal.
    Qn. You said you spen 53.... Can you break down the costs?
    And how did you go about choosing the ED?
     
  5. TheRumBarron

    TheRumBarron Newbie

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    Good luck buddy, will be following your journey. I too have literally just started a new project yesterday.
     
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    Good luck with your journey buddy. It would be better if you clear in pricing you spent for building site.
    What competition keywords are you going to use to build.

    Good luck for your future journey. Let us know once you create a journey. We will suggest you some useful points to build them.
     
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  7. GeorgeCarl

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    Good luck! Doing a similar journey myself. Remember that content is king for adsense websites - quality and amount. Once I came over 25k words is when my own website took off.
     
  8. Nargil

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    Good luck! :)
     
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    Please can you clarify what you mean your site took off???
     
  10. GeorgeCarl

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    Snowball effect. I'm increasing the traffic every day right now with +5% for the past weeks. Aiming for long articles 1.5k+ words and 2-3 weekly articles.
     
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    Started to scale up or started making money, I assume :)

    Good luck to OP!
     
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    Following...
     
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    Good luck can't wait for more :)
     
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    good luck
     
  15. lolseo

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    Thanks for the post - can you please outline your method for finding/acquiring decent expired domains as well as step 5 - using scrapebox to build a custom GSA target list please?
     
  16. SadJester

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    I contacted @Nargil for the ED. Chose metrics from his ED lists and contacted him through Skype. He's posted in this thread, I can highly recommend, he offers a great service.

    Will do, I'll retroactively add in pricing here in a second.
    As far as keywords, ~20% have 0 competition on the first page. ~50% are extremely low competition, with little no targeting to KW and weak domain backlink. Other ~30% are spread to low and medium competition KW. All have decent CPC.
     
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  17. SadJester

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    Sure, I contacted @Nargil for my expired domains. He offers a great service here on BHW, he's posted in this thread as well.

    For building GSA lists, see attached link:
    https://www.inetsolutions.org/ultimate-gsa-ser-site-lists-building-step-by-step-tutorial/
     
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  18. seoguy81

    seoguy81 Senior Member

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    Not sure if you being vague is deliberate or genuine, but here's my question again.
    What's the domain metrics like, so it adds some context to the power behind the site/domain that you will be ranking.
     
  19. Nargil

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    I believe this was one of the lower end domains, so no RD500+ massacre. A regular expired domain with RD 10 - 30.
     
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    Good luck!