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Time to give up?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by James2, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. James2

    James2 Senior Member

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    F@@@ing P@@@@d off!

    OK, so after much studying, I find a KW that has a monthly global and local search of 95k according to adwords. Buy a domain containing that keyword then build a site around it. Do my SEO as best I can. Add plenty of good, unique content. Built some tier 2 sites around it and blasted them with wiki links and social bookmark links.

    Then 2 days ago I hit page one for my KW, the first time I have ever managed to do this. of course I am really happy, seems the hard work paid off.

    And then...

    100 uniques a day since I hit page one.

    WTF!

    Time to give this up I think.
     
  2. ferma231

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    Bye ;)

    Winners dont quit
     
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  3. James2

    James2 Senior Member

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    You are right.
     
  4. twilightofidols

    twilightofidols Power Member

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    When you did your keyword research did you click EXACT SEARCH for the search phrase.
     
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  5. GiorgioB

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    did you select exact terms for your keyword? Just do the same thing in a more lucrative niche. why give up when you just put a website # 1??
     
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  6. mastermind110

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    True that, i've had thousand failures in IM. the first blog i ever started back in 2008; i invested all my savings on it and guess what it earned me less than that of my investment, but i never quit.
     
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    You should still be able to profit off 100 uniques a day.
     
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    I don't get why exactly you want to quit? You hit the first page for the first time which itself is something that should motivate you, it means you're doing shit right. Continue and aim for spot 1-3, you know what they say about page one spots and traffic.


    Edit: Or choose another niche and/or KW's and take what you learned with you when ranking another website.
     
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  9. James2

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    I did an exact yes. I'm not at the top of the page yet either, I done some improvements that haven't been indexed yet. maybe it will improve if I can get to the top of the page and it's only been 2 days,, so maybe it will improve. rant over, back to work :)
     
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    Never give up mate. Believe in your self and keep at it.

    Just check that you ticked the exact box, so you know the exact keyword gets those searches.

    Then double check your rank with a few tools.

    Then work out what traffic you should be getting - I think #1 usually gets between 20-40% of the traffic, #2 10-20% #3 5-7% #4 3-5% and so on- there was a really good post here once about it but I can't find the link.
     
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    You said your keyword has 95k search query every month - please go back to adword tool check again as you may be looking at broad search results, check what are the 'exact' local search figs...

    Either way, 100 UV a day is good amount for high CPC keyword.

    Dont give up mate, this just the beginning:)
     
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    It's time to change the strategy, not to give up.
     
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  13. frazgta

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    Looks like your own mistake. Maybe you didn't do the keyword research right. Everybody makes mistakes. Its those who learn from them that succeed.
     
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  15. ferma231

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    Nice, so you watched video hehe


    at OP, watch more Eric Thomas videos in youtube, that should help if you wanna quit, it can get you back :p

     
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  16. James2

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    If I can get it to the top of the page, I can double the visitors. should still be able to make some sales plus stick some ads on there. No problem. Thanks guys for your support. Time to learn from that and make the next one even better :)
     
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    Exactly, learn from experiences bro. Best of luck.
     
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    keep going. never give up.
     
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    Nothing screams AMATEUR more than believing in Google keyword tool search volume stats

    You must double check your chosen keyword phrases with a service such as spyfu.com, as the Google tool is only good for getting ideas and checking how the claimed search volume is trending - i.e. is it seasonal, or falling off generally

    Regardless of what the true search volume is, unless you get the #1 search result spot, you won't get more than a very small percentage of the traffic from Google
     
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