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Starting an Authority Blog

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Mistajack19, Jul 19, 2014.

  1. Mistajack19

    Mistajack19 Regular Member

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    I had a few questions about planning for my new blog.

    What I've done:

    • I've just setup my blog, and I'm going to be writing in web design and internet marketing.
    • I'm using nibbleblog (very lightweight blog cms).
    • I've written 6 HQ articles at 500-700 words a piece.
    • Posted the 6 articles over 7 days.
    • "Fetched as Google" and setup my sitemap with Google Webmasters.
    • Installed Google Analytics
    • Setup Serpbook with article titles

    What I plan to do:

    • Continue to publish one article per day (hand written, unique, 500-600 words).
    • Monitor Serpbook

    Questions:

    • If I'm trying to be as whitehat as possible, am I choosing the right course of action?
    • How long should I expect to wait to start seeing traffic on low competition keywords?
    • Should I perform further SEO other than using the correct markup (h1,h2,meta data, alt tags)?

    Thank you very much for any help! :rolleyes:
     
  2. lucasbraydon

    lucasbraydon Supreme Member

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    I would advise you to use wordpress lol
     
  3. Mistajack19

    Mistajack19 Regular Member

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    Why's that? What does wordpress have that other CMS's don't? (As far as SEO)
     
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    Use worpress,do proper onpage seo and add unique contents daily if possible
     
  5. Mistajack19

    Mistajack19 Regular Member

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    Is there any specific reason Wordpress is better than other CMS's other than person preference?
     
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    You are just getting nonsense replies to increase post count about using wordpress. Use the WMT structured data highlighter while you are at it.
     
  7. Mistajack19

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    Thank you very much! So Wordpress isn't really necessary, as long as my on page SEO is good? I'll certainly look into that! Thank you so much
     
  8. jhtweee455

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    Compared to other CMS, WordPress is the largest and most established blogging platform out there. Benefits of using WP include tons of free themes, tons of free plugins for your specific needs and tons of support.

    Unless you're really good at coding, programming, want to build a completely custom site or something, I suggest that you use WordPress. It will be much better for the long-term and for whenever you come across issues etc.

    If you do not believe so, just read up on WP at Wikipedia
     
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    I must agree with Jhtweee on that wordpress offers good support and variety of themes and options. However, if you find that nibbleblog works for you, then work with it, but make sure you know a little more about programming than needed if you are on wordpress.

    Regarding other sides of the matter, you seem to be going fine with your plan, unique content and regular updates and on-page SEO. I also suggest you start building links to your site, with social media, blog commenting and guest posting. In 3-4 months you should see traffic coming in on a regular basis. Additionally, if you want to get your pages indexed faster with google, I suggest you submit them manually to be crawled. Hope it helps.
     
  10. mrtwister_65

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    Go for simple HTML 5 with SEO rules in mind. Wordpress is fine, but getting bloated imo. Only good for noobs, community posted hubs or automated plugin madness.
     
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  11. Chintoo

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    If you're aiming for a authority blog keep in mind "authority blog" has different meaning for different people. I consider any blog with less than 200-300 good articles not an authority. Also, I wouldn't start building links unless my blog is 3-4 months old and has atleast 50-60 articles.
    CMS wont matter as long as you have a good onpage SEO. Wordpress just makes things easier for most people but if you're happy with nibbleblog then more power to you.
    I'd like to stay updated with your though as I love following authority blogs!
     
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    I couldn't agree more. I've been backing away from WordPress due to the bloat for some time now.
     
  13. Mistajack19

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    I'm a front end developer so I went with Nibbleblog. Love how fast it is. I hope to get an article up every day. Let me know if you guys have a year other tips.
     
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    Thanks for that explanation, so could you please tell us how to submit it manually ??

    THANKS
     
  15. Mistajack19

    Mistajack19 Regular Member

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    I have the same exact question actually. Seem to be having the same sort of problem.
     
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    bloggers are dangorous
     
  17. Mistajack19

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    Nibble blog is extremely flexible, I've been able to do pretty good on page SEO.
     
  18. K.H.R

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    Wordpress is the best suggestion for you. WP is the best for onpage SEO i think. Its really SEO friendly & its rank really fast then other CMS.
     
  19. Mistajack19

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    A CMS itself is not what has good SEO. It's the theme, plugins etc for WP, that make for good markup. You can do the same with any website.
     
  20. jhtweee455

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    In that case, more power to you. Don't think I'm qualified to give any advice for that :)