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The No Goals 365 Days Challenge that Matt Cutts will Love or Hate...But....Who Cares!

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by kasheshe, Jan 10, 2014.

  1. kasheshe

    kasheshe Regular Member

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    This is my journey. There's no goal like $1000 a day


    For sometime actually some 10yrs I've been offering services to SEO companies worldwide. I've noticed one thing during this time. I don't know diddly.


    Think about it.


    We go through so much thinking about keyword research, on page seo, 4 tiers, alt tags, web 2.0's, keyword density, sape links etc. It's damn crazy. Every day, someone with a new idea of making 1 million dollars a month. Damn!. I mean, even reading bhw is a job that one can be paid for. Actually I do know one or two guys who are paid for just reading bhw threads. All of them.


    The question is always there. How can that fool say that he's making money with something I've done before and its not working for me?


    I can't be that stupid, can I?


    I have ranked websites without following any rules. Sometimes I do laugh at the things I read. But I'm coming to that age where you ask yourself, if only I had done that, could it have worked? Could I have been better? For the young ones here on BHW, its called mid age crisis. For the women here, they like calling it menopause. But we know better, don't we?


    Its just a simple journey to see what really works and what doesn't. The difference with this journey and others is that I'll be using my own clients properties to test it + my own. Don't worry, they've agreed to be guinea pigs. Yep, and even signed in the dotted line to confirm this.


    They aren't using their aged domains for this. Since we don't know where we are going, we have sites that are no older than 3 months and I'll also create new ones this month and during this 365 days.


    These are the niches.


    1. African travel - damn this one has been spammed to death.
    2. World travel - if 1 was spammed, this one is the king of spam.
    3. Natural beauty - not beauty but natural beauty
    4. Personal development - ok don't laugh, its too wide and who the hell want's to be motivated this one will be interesting.
    5. Addiction - that's simple for me. Can I hear an Amen!
    6. Marketing - shit, why the hell would anyone want to go into the marketing niche? Worse, internet marketing?
    7. Farming - I love farming, so you can be assured, I'll spend a lot of time in this one
    8. Shopping - nope not amazon. A very country specific shopping site. The competitor was given $20 million to go to the country. So I'll be starting a site this month specifically for that. The goal for this one is simple....flip it in 12 months.


    So as you can see, I'm one stupid fool. 8 authority websites and working on them for the next 12 months.


    This journey is about learning from others. I will test as many ideas on bhw as I can find. Even better, when i have the finances, I will test the automation tools.


    At the end of this 12 months this is what I'm expecting to see


    1. If web 2.0's work, I should have thousands of them
    2. If Authority websites work, then I should have one in each of the 8 niches.
    3. If micro niches work, then I should expect to see myself with tens per niche.




    There shall be money spent, there shall be time spent. I have to keep track of the expenses to find out the ROI. After all, I did say that I love farming. Is it better to keep a pig farm or start a website? We might be searching for gold online when being a carpenter is more profitable.


    IM to me is a living. But I've never asked myself the hard questions. Would I have been better off becoming a professor?


    This is going to be very intresting especially for me.


    As I have said before, I've ranked sites with only content. I've ranked others with only social media. Others pure black hat.


    But phpbuilt's thread was very interesting.


    He had something I've never done. Quantified!


    That I believe is the difference between the ones who've succeeded, the ones who've failed, the ones who might succeed and the ones like me, who are wondering, is there more to this?




    There are no rules in this one.


    I don't know how many websites I'll have by the end of the 365 days. I don't know how much money i'll make during that time. I don't know what systems or methods I'll implement.


    Where I'm I starting today


    I start with the statements I've made above.


    I start with a team of 1. myself.


    I have some 30 writers with me. Some are excellent, others are very good, while most are good. Somehow it all depends on the client. I might hate a writer, but the client loves them. The opposite works a lot too.


    I have some 100 websites.


    But none of them will count here.


    I'm starting as 1 employee, myself.


    I'm starting with 8 sites who's keywords I don't know yet. Just have generic domains which I had bought before for myself and my clients.


    from here, I don't know where its going to head.


    I may give up on Monday morning. I may give up in 3 months. I might make 1 billion zillion dollars.


    But what I've promised myself is that I'm going to document everything. My feelings, my ideas, and what I'm doing.


    Here's to the most confused Journey thread on BHW. For Matt Cutts, please please, let it happen, I might actually use some of your videos and propaganda. Yeah right!


    Ok ladies, I'll post next on Monday. See you then.


    365 day IM challenge has started.

    Goal...Get an investor who can take them where I can't.
     
  2. ahead

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    I hope you are not drunk and this is a real journey. :D

    Very interesting one indeed. Good luck!
     
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  3. bizzmill

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    interesting, bookmarked the journey ... all the best.
     
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  4. hameem

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    Have you yet calculated how much this is going to cost you? ( just your part, not the clients').

    Best of luck, btw.
     
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  5. kasheshe

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    Ok as usual things never go as planned. Thought I'd post on Monday but anyway here we are.

    The reason is because reality bites. I had said I'd start the project on my own so I had to have a long sit down and figure out the work plan. I was going to go nuts if I tried to do everything above. But we started anyway.

    So these are the decisions I came up with.

    These are the client's websites. All are in the travelling niche in 3 different countries.

    Doman 1 DA 1 traffic 0
    Domain 2 DA 15 Traffic 10 per day
    Domain 3 DA 1 Traffic 5 per day
    Domain 4 DA 15 Traffic 10 per day
    Domain 5 DA 14 Traffic 10 per day
    Domain 6 DA 0 Traffic 0

    We've agreed on 1 article a day for these with the clients.

    Why have clients?

    As hameem pointed out above, this isn't going to be cheap. So as a business, though the best option would be to own all the sites I'm working on, it would be very expensive to try to do this as well as eat. So like any other business, there has to be a source of income


    Own Domains

    Starting out with the ones below. for the first 30 days.


    Domain A1 DA 34 Traffic 5 per day. Bought aged domain sometime last year never used it. - Niche Beauty
    Domain A2 DA 25 Traffic 25 per day . 9 year site that I've not posted in since 2007 - Niche
    Domain A3 DA 10 3 month old - country busines niche. No traffic Niche - Small Business Ideas
    Domain A4 DA 12 - 1 year old site with only 15 articles otherwise never used - Niche News
    Domain A5 DA 25 - 1 year old site with 30 articles. Only site with earnings at 0.5 euros a day. not posted for 6 months
    Domain A6 DA 40 - 5 year old site with no content added for 2 years. - Niche Fitness
    Domain A7 DA 13 - 1 year old site in travel niche. only 10 articles in it.

    All the sites above have no earnings, no followers etc.

    This Week

    First thing is to implement the changes as suggested by phpbuilt. I don't agree with all he said, but this is an experiment.

    Next is to do keyword research. I have my own method of doing it. If I have time I will share it. But it borrows a lot from the different ideas on BHW.

    Next time I update, we shall start tracking earnings and traffic.
     
  6. Slabs

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    kasheshe where are you from?

    Good luck...
     
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  7. Beven

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    Goodluck on your journey mate :)
     
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  8. kasheshe

    kasheshe Regular Member

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    I'll let that stand for the time being. And thanks

    thanks a lot too
     
  9. Zero_

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    5 days gone, 360 left! Good luck on your journey and hope you succeed!
     
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  10. remboka

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    interesting journey you have here, good luck.
     
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  11. kasheshe

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    Day 25

    All the sites have been set up.

    Total sites after deciding and undeciding as I was building them

    Authority websites - 6 in Total
    Client Websites - 6 in Total

    This number may change as I move along

    This first days were used to
    create all the social media sites I'd need for the sites.
    Create at least 30 articles for the sites. These 30 articles are the main keywords I'm targeting for the whole year.
    Ensure that on-page SEO is done to my satisfaction
    Decide on the monetisation - Not all are Adsense. Actually going for direct advertising in one and a shop in another

    Lastly take 3 days off just chilling and watching the sun set.

    Stage 2

    So we start on the link building, social media and content generation

    For content the plan is really simple. Just use long tails and LSI based articles to point to the main 30 articles. For each main article I'll be doing a minimum of 5 articles. Once its in the top 10, I stop adding articles on that one and instead add to the others still remaining behind. Assuming that I'm doing 5 articles each for the 30, we are talking about 150 articles to begin with. If they haven't moved, I increase the long tails until I get what I want. ie rankings and traffic.

    On the social media side, each of the sites above will have its own facebook page, twitter account, pinterest accounts. The target for these is to make them authority profiles in their niches. It's not easy, I know but authority also means that when you tweet, people in your industry want to read your stuff.

    Link building is a bit of a doozy.

    Due to the time limitations, I've seen the best way forward is to create my own network. That is in terms of web 2.0's and real websites. This will be the most expensive part of the whole process. Especially since the network will be kept to its own niche. But my thinking is that its cheaper to create your own network or use another "silent" network rather than try and do content, social media and link building.

    Looking at this, its actually a white hat project all of a sudden.

    So today is my last rest day. I have all set up all the rankings for keywords etc and will now go into phase 1

    Phase 1 is just to get the keywords seen. Phase 2 is to get them ranked.

    I give myself 60 days for phase 1 where I should have finished setting up the network and surely at least 80% of the keywords would be showing up in the rankings. That's for all the sites.

    Hopefully the next posts I can be able to say exactly what I'm doing on a site in terms of actions taken.
     
  12. kasheshe

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    Domain A1 DA 45 Traffic 100 per day. This is my biggest earner right now. Monetising primarily with amazon and traffic from pinterest


    Domain A2 DA 36 Traffic 75 per day . This one is indexed in minutes. I guess aged domains really are great.


    Domain A3 DA 26 Traffic 200 a day - country busines niche. No traffic Niche - Small Business Ideas


    Domain A4 DA 26 - Niche News I decided to stop this one since I really didn't have the time. At the same time I was schocked to find that with every 1000 visitors I was only making 20cts in total. Not my cup of tea


    Domain A5 DA 25 - 1 year old site with 30 articles. Only site with earnings at 0.5 euros a day. not posted for 6 months


    Domain A6 DA 40 - Populated it with 40 articles and its making sales after I added a shop into it. Found the shop makes more money than adsense. So decided to get into a JV with a drop shipper instead. Lovely
    Domain A7 DA 13 - I want this niche. I woke up one day to find I had made 6 euros from only 2 clicks.


    When I started this I was very ambitious. After working overtime for the past 78 days,I'm changing my model.


    Since the first 6 sites can basically pay for my rent, I have decided to concentrate on 1 and 1 only until it achieves a certain goal. After it has done that, then I will scale or hire others to follow the same formula for the others.


    I'm going for Domain A7 - I don't know why but I've never thought about this niche as an income earner. Until I started the site. The problem is that its tough. Really tough.


    Since it already has some 42 articles, I'm going to have to do a manual on page review to ensure that each and every article and page are properly optimised.


    If there is one thing I know for sure. A properly optimised website is 70% of the job done. The sites I have started from the ground up siloing and using phpbuilit methods are are ranking with no problems.


    So this week is reviewing the on-page and fixing any errors in the site. No new content. I'm using IBP and WebMe Up for that. I'll be targeting a score of 80% for that.