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Spectrejoe's Long Term Authority Site 0$ to 50$/day.

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  1. spectrejoe

    spectrejoe Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    The previous Journey lasted for ~3 months which I got a 60 articles website running and ranked for a few keywords, it made me ~3-10$ daily, however I felt like I should be earning more and it got to a point where I had just "given up" and eventually forgot about the website, traffic died and so did the money.

    Even though I had given up, the truth is that I was also busy in my programming course, which is still underway however I have far more time now.

    I have found my past mistakes and will rectify them in this journey.

    - Too impatient
    - Articles for SEO and not really for the reader
    - Hard keywords


    I was far too impatient, 3 months is nothing for an authority website and for my website to be earning 3-6$ daily in only 3 months it should be considered a win already however I was far too impatient which led me to my doom, I'm willing to wait 1 year before making a decent passive income, hopefully by the end of 2016 I'll be at ~30$ daily, hopefully more!

    Having gathered knowledge throught the years and experience I have the following expectations:
    - 1500$/Month per authority site by the start of 2017.
    - Little to no investment needed.




    I will invest only in what I deem absolutely necessary, mainly because I don't have a lot of capital to begin with and I've tried some services before and never had good results honestly. Wouldn't mind accepting some help if someone's up for it though ;)

    I started this in my other account because I had lost access to this account but finally got it back, will keep updating this one.


    Previous Updates:

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    [LIST]
    [*][SIZE=3]Found a good domain name, low backlinks but brandable name + 4 years old.[/SIZE]
    [*][SIZE=3]Got the domain + hosting[/SIZE]
    [*][SIZE=3]Setup wordpress theme[/SIZE]
    [*][SIZE=3]Fully customized the theme (actually took me 6+ hours, hard as fuck this theme including some tweaks like removing author etc)[/SIZE]
    [*]Installed a few plugins [FONT=arial]([B]Auto Terms of Service and Privacy Policy,Contact Form Builder,EWWW Image Optimizer,Remove Author Pages,Remove Category URL,Share Buttons by AddThis,Show Hide Author,Wordfence Security,XML Sitemap & Google News feeds,Yoast SEO[/B]) and configured them all.[/FONT]
    [*][SIZE=3][FONT=arial]Tried to Silo my website theme although it may not be as intended since I'm not sure how a perfectly silo'd site really is.[/FONT][/SIZE]
    [*][SIZE=3][FONT=arial]Added 4 articles (550 words, 350 words, 580 words, 910 words)[/FONT][/SIZE]
    [*][SIZE=3][FONT=arial]Created Facebook fanpage[/FONT][/SIZE]
    [*][SIZE=3][FONT=arial]Created Aboutme page[/FONT][/SIZE]
    [*][SIZE=3][FONT=arial]Created Twitter Account[/FONT][/SIZE]
    [*][SIZE=3][FONT=arial]Created Linkedin Accoun[/FONT][/SIZE]
    [*][SIZE=3][FONT=arial]Created a Reddit subreddit[/FONT][/SIZE]
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    I intend to grow my fanpages & twitter account with legit people, I have no idea how to go about this though.
    
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    [B]UVs: 28[/B]
    [B]Articles: 6 ([COLOR=#006400]+2[/COLOR])[/B]
    [B]Earnings: 0.00$[/B]
    
    [B]Added 2 articles.[/B]
    [B]Removed 1 category.[/B]
    [B]Tweaked homepage.[/B]
    [B]Tweaked subcategories.[/B]
    [B]Blocked 5 Ukranian IPs which were trying to crack the user "admin" even though that user doesn't exist lol.[/B]
    [B]Posted the 2 new articles on the Facebook Page and Twitter.[/B]
    [B]Followed ~20-25 people related to technology on Twitter to try and get some follows back to grow the page.[/B]
    [B]Created 4 contextual backlinks related to one of my posts.[/B]
    [B]Pinged all the posts + the backlinks to index them.[/B]
    [B]Last edited by CSSteelHard; 03-06-2016 at 04:32 PM.
    
    
    [/B][CENTER][COLOR=#800000][SIZE=5][B]Update 3[/B][/SIZE][/COLOR][/CENTER]
    
    
    [B]UVs: 26 ([COLOR=#800000]-2[/COLOR])[/B]
    [B]Articles: 7 ([COLOR=#006400]+1[/COLOR])[/B]
    [B]Earnings: 0.00$[/B]
    
    [B]Added 1 article.[/B]
    [B]Added a broad category.[/B]
    [B]Tweaked homepage.[/B]
    [B]Made 1-2 backlinks.[/B]
    [B]Posted the article on both FB and Twitter.[/B]
    [B]Follow +30 people on twitter and got ~7 new followers.[/B]
    [B]Pinged all the posts + the backlinks to index them.[/B]
    [B]Added Amazon affiliate links to monetize the posts.[/B]
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    [B]UVs: 13 ([COLOR=#800000]-13[/COLOR])[/B]
    [B]Articles: 9 ([COLOR=#006400]+2[/COLOR])[/B]
    [B]Earnings: 0.00$[/B]
    
    [B]Added 2 articles.[/B]
    [B]Made 2 backlinks on high PA [/B][B]tumblrr[/B][B] blogs I had.[/B]
    [B]Posted the articles on both FB and Twitter.[/B]
    [B]Got AddMeFast to get me 2 likes per day for 3 months.[/B]
    [B]Followed +100 people on twitter.[/B]
    [B]Used google [/B][B]fetch[/B][B] to index all the posts cuz they were taking too long.[/B]
    [B]Found another 20-30 keywords to monetize.[/B]
    
    
    
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    [B]UVs: 13 (+0)[/B]
    [B]Articles: 11 ([COLOR=#006400]+2[/COLOR])[/B]
    [B]Earnings: 0.00$[/B]
    
    [B]Added 2 articles.[/B]
    [B]Posted the articles on both FB and Twitter.[/B]
    [B]Added a couple plugins to help optimize the site.[/B]
    
    
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    [B]UVs: 23 ([COLOR=#006400]+10[/COLOR])[/B]
    [B]Articles: 12 ([COLOR=#006400]+1[/COLOR])[/B]
    [B]Earnings: 0.00$[/B]
    
    [B]Added 1 article.[/B]
    [B]Posted the article on both FB and Twitter.[/B]
    [B]Sent 2-3 emails to related websites asking if I could write an HQ article in exchange of having a link in it.
    
    
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    I would like to leave a HUGE Thanks to BTB for all the helpful information he has supplied us with for free , he is an amazing person.


     
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  2. neverquitting

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    Best of luck. Really interested in seeing how your manual outreach to other sites goes. I have been trying that myself to improve the authority site I'm working on.
     
  3. spectrejoe

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    Check the update I talk about it, for some reason my analyst sometimes only updates my correct visitors after 48 hours, most of the UVs from the above updates are wrong :l analyst showed 17views for yesterday's traffic and just 5 minutes ago updated to 23...


    Update 7


    UVs: 23 (+0)
    Articles: 12 (+0)
    Earnings: 0.00$


    - Installed a couple new plugins and deactivated a few.
    - Installed free Cloudflare which massively improved speed.
    - Got Grammarly premium for free permanently and tweaked all my current posts.
    - Re inserted my links in google fetch because they aren't even in top 200 for some reason..
    - Sent ~10-13 emails to webmasters offering to write an article for them in exchange of a link. Received 2 answers, 1 yes from a meh site with low metric & backlinks where the owner also offered to make an article for my site and received a message saying they redirected the email to the editor to see what he thought of the proposal.
    - Updated the 3 high PA tumblr's I had, added some reblogs & pinged them.
    - Made G+ account for the site and posted all my posts there.



    I'm really concerned about why none of the posts are showing even in top 200. Only categories and homepage are ranking in top 60-150 while posts are in 200-300+ even though they're all indexed and should be ranking well.
     
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  4. JokerSEO

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    Best of luck on your journey mate, patience is the key with an authority site like this.
     
  5. spectrejoe

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    Yup couldn't agree more, Patience & hard work (or money)
     
  6. spectrejoe

    spectrejoe Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Will stop saying the daily UV's because it updates too inconsistently, instead I'll do weekly visitor updates.
    Update 7


    Articles: 14 (+2)
    Earnings: 0.00$




    - Made account on StumbleUpon and Delicious.
    - Installed a couple new plugins to auto post my new articles to facebook, twitter, StumbleUpon and delicious.
    - Wrote 2 articles.
    - Signed up at uworker, perhaps I'll get to write something for a few bucks so I can buy scrapebox.
    - Found a few new keywords to target.



    The site has finally started ranking:

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    The ones that show decreasing aren't really decreasing it's just the second time I updated today and they are dancing.

    My top keyword at #15 (#17 in the image) is 1.6k searches, my highest traffic kw.
     
  7. spectrejoe

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    Update 8

    Articles: 15 (+1)
    Earnings: 0.00$



    - Made another article.
    - Made +4 contextual links.
    - Received a free review package where I'll get 6 links will be good to get the brand name out there and for platform diversity.

     
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  8. spectrejoe

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    Didn't do much yesterday because my HDD went to shit. Thank god I had ordered the SSD last friday and hopefully I'll have it today.

    Decided to change the approach on my site.

    I will never be able to release enough high quality content on a daily basis while doing keyword research also doing offsite SEO. Instead of going for the usual authority site, I'll treat it as a smaller authority site, the plan at the start was to rank due to sheer content but since that's out of the question, I'll try to get high quality backlinks targetting my homepage & categories so new posts rank easy and I'll give special focus to all the articles ranking position instead of not caring about them and let them rank naturally through time.

    Will do SEO for all the keywords and once they're all ranking within top 3 I'll proceed to create content once again until I'm satisfied with my website and can move on to another project.

    Currently have 15 articles, they're all easy so I'll make sure to rank them before proceeding with more content.

    SEO will be done at snails pace, slow and steady wins the race, don't wanna get penalized long term.

    Will probably let the website rest a few days before doing some backlinks and I'll try to buy scrapebox and try to start building my web2.0 PBN which I'll use for several projects.
     
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  9. RedditVoteSupplier

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    Best of luck dude!
     
  10. spectrejoe

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    Thanks! Hopefully I'll be successful!
     
  11. spectrejoe

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    Update 9

    Articles: 15
    Earnings: 0.00$



    - Changed strategy for this project.
    - Got +2 contextual backlinks.
    - Tweaked several older posts to improve onpage + CTR for amazon.
    - Wrote 2 300-400 words articles for 2 guest posts that have already been posted on tech related websites
     
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  12. spectrejoe

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    Haven't done anything update worthy yet, been waiting for the website to age a bit more so I can become a bit more aggressive with the backlinking.


    All I did was make +1 backlink to each category for 3-4 backlinks total
     
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    Good luck with your journey OP.
     
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    Update 10


    Articles: 15
    Earnings: 0.00$


    - Sent ~6 emails for guest posting.
    - Got 2 guest posts published targetting one of my posts and a category.
    - Made 3 Contextual backlinks to a few posts.
     
  15. bugeast

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    best of luck for your journey
     
  16. spectrejoe

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    Thanks for the support!
     
  17. Peter Ngo

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    Your strategy does look pretty sound, but you will need to go more aggressive in term of content.

    1. 1-2 articles per day seem to be to little for authority site i would say, i understand it is hard to churn more but you seriously need more content for your site. A good way is spy on your competitor, and rewrite whatever they target =)

    2. It is also a good strategy for you to build a nice small network for your homepage, that is obviously for boosting your domain authority, i am not talking about MOZ DA though. Only use generic and branded anchors for this btw.

    3. For pages that you already have some traffic, try to lock your free content for social shares (this highly relies on what niches you are in), you can use onepress social locker, it can be a nice way to increase social presence.

    um... currently that is all i can add on top of my head and good luck btw. :)
     
  18. spectrejoe

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    To be honest I gave up going for the actual "authority" site at least until I get more money to buy content, right now I'll be trying to turn it into a "fake" authority site, I'll be doing very very slow link building to each post and making sure all of them rank and I'll slowly add articles once one of the old posts ranks #1-2.

    It's easier for my to find good links than it is to write 1-3+ articles daily. And since I'm not in a hurry, as long as I keep building backlinks slowly I'll be safe.


    Yea I'm targetting a lot the homepage with brand anchor & naked urls will get some more generic backlinks to it in a few days although good backlinks to target my homepage is becoming harder to find.

    ty though!




    Also forgot to mention yesterday I've reached 100 clicks in my Amazon account, no conversion yet though, probably because I'm selling products between 80$ and 400$
     
  19. spectrejoe

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    HUGE Thanks to HASPEL for giving me the missing 10$ so that I could purchase Scrapebox and start building my own Web2.0 PBN. Thank you so much! I'll make sure to repay you!
     
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    Update 10


    Articles: 15
    Earnings: 0.00$

    - Got 10 blog links towards the homepage for link diversity.
    - Bought Scrapebox.
    - Started Scrapping Tumblr's for my web2.0 PBN's
    - Registered 3 so far.