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Very slow placed niche authority site - white hat/gray style

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by lagger, Jul 4, 2015.

  1. lagger

    lagger Power Member

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    Back story:

    I've been getting back into IM the last couple months. After a wild life update, I lost my sites. This was coupled with rotator cuff surgery, so I couldnt even use a computer for like 6 months. So needless to say I took some time off.


    The now:

    I have a couple of Amazon sites that are starting to make some money, they are just hitting first page. But this journey isnt about them. I want a authority site that I can retire on, im tired of working a regular job.

    I have an old domain that I registered over a year ago, right before my surgery. Its one word term, very brandable. I tried to buy the .com/.net from brokers its worth,to them, over 2500. So I wont be doing very much spamming or blackhat directly pointed at this domain.

    Ive been studying this niche for over a year now. Its a very profitable niche, with lots of low lingering fruit to pick up and enjoy. Actually enjoy the niche Im working on, so I wont be dreading writing stupid reviews about crap I dont really care about.


    • Hosting is done, got a reseller account incase I want to set up a pbn. Do own a couple other aged domains, niche related, in case I want to build some micro niche or whatever.
    • Authority domain is set up, with a heavily modified free theme.
    • Set up plugins: yoast, wordfence, no follow plugin, jetpack(the social share posts on g+, facebook, tumber, twitter esc now), probably disqus later well see.
    • couple of posts added to site

    The Plan:

    Going to build a news syndicate site/ reviews. Rather than just use some aggregator and dump RSS feeds into my site. Ill rewrite popular news articles and post them to my site. As my site starts to build traction maybe one day Ill get google news..

    Anyways, news isnt the main focus of my site. I cant use adsense in my niche. The organic traffic would be nice because pageviews = big money in my niche. But its not the main focus. Main focus will be the side articles that target the money kws down the road. Possible open an e store down the road. My niche is becoming more and more popular every day. Its a gold mine waiting to happen. Thats why I want to set my foundation as a huge authority before everyone else gets on board.

    Day 1 - 90

    Rewrite news articles, post one a day. Best thing about news is I can get lazy every now and then and just copy and past. (FYI most news sites dont care as long as you link back and change the title.)

    Mostly, Ill be focusing on social presence at this time. I have an aged facebook and g+ page for this domain, had to make a new tumblr. I dont really like twitter but I will probably suck it up and make an twitter account.

    Already set up social share plugin to auto post new posts on feeds/pages of social networks. Will be manually building user base.

    Gradually register 50 -100 web 2.0' sites that I can feed my rss to. Will probably add a couple posts of unique readable content, about me pages esc. Will try to get them indexed by day 91.

    Linking I will do through out the whole process.

    I will join some forums, niche related, and just be an active member. Try to get an url in my footer.
    Make comments on niche related blogs using my brandable domain name and url.
    Maybe a couple of guest posts here and there.

    Days 91- 120

    Set up rankwyz or fcs networker to randomly post snippets of my feed to theses sites every time I make a post on my site. Ive used both havent figured out which one I like better.

    Evaluate how this is working for me. What I mean is, if these are good enough to start ranking some articles here and there. Then Ill just use this link building. If it doesnt work, then Ill step up my game on day 121+

    121+

    Hopefully, my social aspect is worked out by this point to where Im getting organic shares for my accounts. If not, Ill pay for some paid boosts, tweets, g+ shares esc. At this point my domain should look like an authority site, with lots of content and a nice theme.

    If articles are ranking well with above link building, then Ill start to roll out money articles. If not ill start rolling out a PBN, buying directory links from my niche esc. Not going to go wild here, trying to build a stable site with a amazing link profile.


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    Things to note, this journey is probably going to be very boring for some time.

    Im a patient person, I fully expect this to take a 6 months to a year before I see profit from this site.

    I wont be updating this thread every day, this is more of a personal log. If you have questions feel free to ask.
     
  2. lagger

    lagger Power Member

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    Interesting occurrence has happened today. Two articles that are copied articles, with different titles recieved traffic from google already. Articles are not even indexed yet, but they have recieved search traffic.

    The rewritten articles, have recieved no traffic.
     
  3. lagger

    lagger Power Member

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    Day 2

    Re-purposed my old twitter account that I didnt use anymore.
    All sites are set up to share when I post via social sharing plugin via jetpack.
    Connected sites with google and bing, added social pages in bing webmaster as well.

    Total Followers:
    Twitter: 281
    G+: 11
    fbook: 2
    tumblr: 0

    Currently working on:

    News articles are being added 1 - 2 posts a day
    Working on user experience, copying basic outline of various authority sites in niche with my own flavor.
    Filling in legal pages and working on "fluff" content to fill out site. (contact forms, faq, definitions, esc..)
    Site looks weird without any advertisements on side bars or header. Might add fake ads or something to just filll space.
    Working on social media.
     
  4. hekke

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    Best of luck dude! I'll be following! :)
     
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  5. lagger

    lagger Power Member

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    Day 5

    Total Followers:

    Twitter: 313
    G+: 32
    fbook: 3
    tumblr: 57

    Tumblr is going great, people are reblogging and liking my posts. Other social networks are slow going. Thinking about making a fake profile for facebook and friending a crap load of niche related people to help promote page. Like for like groups are starting to add me, so well get some free likes there. Useless likes, but hopefully it will help.

    Am getting some traffic from social networks but nothing to brag about.

    Currently working on:

    Still posting articles daily

    Keep plugging away at social networking. Liking the tumblr already, getting free organic backlinks with every reblog!
     
  6. sergey007

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    Nice plan! Good luck with your journey, lagger.
     
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  7. lagger

    lagger Power Member

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    Day 8

    Total Followers:

    Twitter: 396
    G+: 57
    fbook: 18
    tumblr: 118

    Still doing the same thing plugging away at social networking and posting articles.
    Tumblr by far is the best for my niche.
     
  8. Joethemonkey101

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    good luck with the journey!
     
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  9. lagger

    lagger Power Member

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    Day 11

    Total Followers:

    Twitter: 551
    G+: 66
    fbook: 20
    tumblr: 174

    Still doing the same thing plugging away at social networking and posting articles.
    Tumblr by far is the best for my niche.

    Thinking about adding more content other than news. Not money articles, just articles for page views.
     
  10. lagger

    lagger Power Member

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    Day 13

    Total Followers:

    Twitter: 650
    G+: 93
    fbook: 20
    tumblr: 255

    Beginning to think Im gonna have to pay for facebook advertising.

    Still doing same thing plugging away at social media in my free time and posting articles.
     
  11. hunter75

    hunter75 BANNED BANNED

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    I would recommend that you use expired web 2.0s for blog linking back to your site. Also i would say that auto syndication to your facebook and G+ page will make the pages sick Spam. Believe me people won't love to LIKE your pages which have only links to a website although you will see some social traffic but you need a social media manager to manage the pages.
     
  12. lagger

    lagger Power Member

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    Thanks for your opinion, but....

    Expired web2.0's are highly overrated. There are only a handful of web 2.0's that can be re-registered. When they expire alot of links expire with them. Lets take for example tumblr. When you loose/delete a subdomain you loose all reblogs and favorites when it expires. If you notice most expired web2.0s have a large backlink profile from, other web 2.0s from the same domain. So what you have is reregstered domain that might or might not carry a little extra authority because of age.

    Auto syndication can be sammy, if nothing else is done to page or sub-domain. But I do interact socially on my accounts. I reblog, upload pictures, make comments esc. Take a look at some authority pages/ subdomains in your niche, there are plenty of accounts that do nothing but post links to articles and have a huge following. Sometimes people follow accounts only for current news, stock tips esc.

    Since im not making more than one account on each platform, I dont see the need to have an program do what I can do in a hours time everyday.

    Speaking of traffic, I have noticed my bounce rate is very low from social sites. Normally I run amazon style review sites and my bounce is high, like in the 80%+. The social traffic I have been receiving has been in the low 20% on average.

    Social media has always been an after thought to me, well before now. I would build a site, spam some signals, then spam the site.
     
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  13. hunter75

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    i have been selling expired tumblrs on fiverr since now i have been broke and have no money for vps and proxies. But what i have seen is that they have high MOZ PA as i mostly sold MOZ PA 27 and above blogs. Also you should know that there are other sites than tumblr which can be scraped for web 2.0s.
    Imagine starting from a PA 1 web 2.0 blog and starting from a PA 27 web 2.0 blog!
     
  14. lagger

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    You should know metrics mean nothing if links disappear. Also, i know there are other platforms, i was using tumblr as an example. If you read carefully, i said the same thing above.
     
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    Day 16

    Total Followers:

    Twitter: 739
    G+: 104
    fbook: 20
    tumblr: 353

    Adding more informational articles plus news articles daily. Still working on social networking, probably going to start a paid campaign on facebook in the next week.
     
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    Day 19

    Total Followers:

    Twitter: 867
    G+: 110
    fbook: 20
    tumblr: 450

    Still trucking along
     
  17. lagger

    lagger Power Member

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    Day 23

    Total Followers:

    Twitter: 1022
    G+: 122
    fbook: 20
    tumblr: 570

    Decided to not worry about fbook right now. Gonnna just start a paid campaign later. To much effort for little reward. Google plus, Im tripping filters. I cant add as many people anymore. Im gonna leave it for about a week and see if that fixes it. Twitter and tumblr is going great, keeping up with them.

    Started posting on niche forums. Got two active accounts now, need to build a few more. Gonna wait a week or two before I add signature links to my site. Well see how it goes.
     
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    lagger Power Member

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    Day 27

    Total Followers:

    Twitter: 1221
    G+: 126
    fbook: 21
    tumblr: 717

    Things are still going good.
     
  19. 7th Sense

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    All the beast for your journey dude.
    Keep going...
     
  20. arrarrgee

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    all the best dude