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Starting to index, now what?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by zmoney, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. zmoney

    zmoney Senior Member

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    Wrote 30 unique 500 word articles on a niche. Each keyword gets between 200-2000 views per month as per big G. Site is getting indexed, but I am feeling dread and a bit of depression. Not quite sure what I SHOULD be doing right now. Since its not BH, I have to do manual blog postings.

    Here's what I've done so far:

    Day 1 promo

    Submitted 4 articles to ezinearticles
    Submitted 4 articles to goarticles
    Submitted 4 articles to articlebase
    Signed up for 5 forums, profile links
    3 Blog links (name field)
    Sent 3 articles with AMR
    Setup wordpress blog links pointing home
    Setup blogger blog pointing links to wordpress blog and home
    2 posts on wordpress blog
    2 posts on blogger blog

    Day 2

    Setup hosting, updated site, setup channels adsense.
    Notice a couple of backlinks from article sites and a couple blog posts already.
    Submit wordpress Rss and site rss with RSS submit
    Setup google analytics
    Setup statcounter

    1 page indexed
    Manually blog posted 3 pr 5 links
    Found a couple of my articles hosted on sites, grabbed rss feeds of them and submitted to rss directories.
    Submitted to about 60 directories(expecting them all to regect or want recip)

    Day 3

    4 pages indexed in G
    Posted 7 forum profile links
    new post on blogger
    new post on wordpress
    manual post 10 PR 1-5 links from blogs.
    Digg 3 pages of site.
    Only 13 backlinks so far, 11 from one blog and 2 from articlebase(no-follow).
    Slurp arrived hit 2 pages.

    But. Should I be adding more content? I mean I don't even know how this niche is gonna pay off, if its good or not. Should I just continue to post to blogs manually and get some forum links?

    Submit more articles?

    Guess I have no "process", and scared to death of getting banned or sandboxed. My competitors have 15k backlinks. Not sure I can get even 50 of em :(

    Any ideas on a Grey hat type strategy? I keep seeing things about high pr links, but I mean, how many??

    I'm the kind of person that needs to have a plan in place, but not sure what will keep me safe.. I am an article writer. I can write articles extremely fast that include LSI and are optimized, so I have no problem with articles. Should I be concentrating on that or links right now?

    Adsense btw..

    Thanks (sorry noob)...

    EDIT: 15k backlinks not 1500k lol
     
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  2. Jared255

    Jared255 Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Don't fret about those 1500k backlinks - I'm guessing it's a page like Wikipedia. They don't really have 1500k backlinks you need to worry about; look at the specific page backlinks.
     
  3. zmoney

    zmoney Senior Member

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    Guess I'll just keep manually posting blog links heh..
     
  4. zmoney

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    hmm. The pages I do have indexed, i'm ranking around 8-14'th for. No traffic, I'm not really taking this as a good sign at all. I'd assume SOME visitors with a #8 ranking.

    But most of these keywords are like 1000 searches per month, since I can't find anything in my niche that is more, that is "easy to rank for". My plan(since I suck at finding backlinks) was to bottom feed wit ha lot of keywords. But really I thought I'd have a click or two come through with about 10 pages in the top 10 serps.

    ~starting to feel like I made a mistake here with this keyword. Its kinda like a home remodeling kinda type niche.

    I always choose niches like "gardening", "kitchen cabinets".. Perhaps these are bad choices.


    ~Z..
     
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  5. zmoney

    zmoney Senior Member

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    I'm embarrassed to say, just about ALL day Literally, I checked logs to see bot activity, I refreshed my statcounter thing like probably over 60 times today, checked search engine to check indexing like 30 times..

    Was a bad day. What did I do today? Nothing, except worry. Zero visitors.
     
  6. Sky Knight

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    You need to step up your game if you want to rank well. keywords with 200 a month rarely give you any traffic even if you rank 1. The ones with 2000 a month will give you something like 30 uv a day in case you actually number 1. The reality is it's a pain in ass to get number 1 since the competition in the first page is quite tough.

    Right now you should start to see some traffic if a couple of your pages rank at least 5.

    I also think that you choose keywords with too low search per month, in the end I doubt whether you would cut it at a couple dollars a day.

    adsense always give you the lowest income of all, a lot lower than Clickbank which is already famous for shitty conversion.

    My advice is that choose keywords with something like 10,000 search a month and work up for it, of course your current SEO strategy is nothing , so step up your game.
     
  7. zmoney

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    Yeah, current seo strategy is manually post 10 blogs a day for backlinks and submit a couple articles haha..
     
  8. AliasTheDriver

    AliasTheDriver Newbie

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    Like Sky Knight said, my first though after reading the original post was that is too much effort for a keyword that generate so little search traffic. Perhaps you can use a free program such as trafic travis (if you are not already using it) and work on your keywords!
     
  9. zmoney

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    BTW, is it too early to take any real information from the site, since its just now getting indexed. About 18 pages so far and 6 pages ranking in the top 10. Its only 4 days old(since I signed up with hosting and bought the domain), will the rankings drop after a month or go up, even If I dont add any backlinks?

    67 backlinks now, mostly from 5 sites. Other backlinks I've done are non-existant :(
     
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    How did u indexed your backlinks?
     
  11. zmoney

    zmoney Senior Member

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    ;) I didn't even know about the term "indexing backlinks" lol soo, I didn't. Probably about 80 of them in total, but yeah, I don't even know where I dropped them, so I can't go back and try to index em :(
     
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    acotut Elite Member

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    As a little advice from another newbie,next time you create backlinks copy all the URL in a txt file,then go around bhw and search for tuts on how to index your backlinks.

    Good luck
     
  13. Blackberry_11

    Blackberry_11 Regular Member

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    Not a big deal. Seearch it on Google or even in this forum. You'll find a huge process of indexing links. Until then keep your SEO ongoing. Your backlinks would be indexed automatically.
     
  14. Blackberry_11

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    Not a big deal. Search it on Google or even in this forum. You'll find a huge process of indexing links. Until then keep your SEO ongoing. Your backlinks would be indexed automatically.
     
  15. zmoney

    zmoney Senior Member

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    Hey! Got 4 visitors from Google today and made .29 cents lol. The good thing about it though, really is the stats and catching those keyword searches, once I see a pattern, well, I'll take the appropriate article action :)

    At least I'm seeing some activity, I was really down about it...
     
  16. zmoney

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    Seems about 5 pages are in the top 10 and another 10 are 50+ in the serps. Not sure if I should work on those keyword pages that are 50+ in the serps, seems like a long way to go.

    About 5 visitors a day... Not sure if links are gonna improve this any? Even worth it?
     
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  17. zmoney

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    40 pages indexed, 15 in the top 100, 10 in top 10. About 15 visitors a day. 0.0% CTR. No backlinks indexed in G. 1000 Listed in Yahoo, but they are mostly from 2 domains. So about 10 total backlinks in Yahoo.

    Although I sent out 300 articles, about 30 profile links, about 30 blog comments... ughhh This is taking forever hahaha I guess that bookmarking stuff is just for indexing and not backlinks? I bookmarked like crazy.. no links..

    I think I need to pay for a blast :)
     
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  18. wahidpolin

    wahidpolin Regular Member

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    continue your backlinking campaign and make it bigger each and every week....