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Watch Me Build Authority Sites & Generate Traffic To $5000+/Month

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  1. Ventio

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    Decided to start a journey and document my progress, i'm usually a lurker but ill try and be consistent in updating this thread. Hopefully some of the things i'm doing can be helpful to other people

    Goals
    Authority site making $500/month by January - i'll call this Project HUD
    5 books published on Amazon by September. I aim to be selling 1-2 copies a day.
    2nd authority site making $300/month by January - and this one is Project NEI



    Project HUD
    Basically my strategy is to attack low competition keywords in my niche. These keywords range from information topics to products. In addition to seo, i have a twitter presence for this website and I am also producing ebooks, branded under this websites name. I also maintain a presence on pinterest for traffic.

    • Currently my site has 67 articles. I will continue to write at least 1 article per day.
    • First ebook launched on amazon about 3 weeks ago. It sold 2 copies on the first two days, then i ran a free promotion which i think messed it up. I have been playing with the tags and categories to see if i can increase my sales rank.
    • Second book is in progress now

    Seo strategy
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    I've made a few mistakes on this website in terms of my approach to content. I attacked a bunch of keywords that were semi related, which caused my site to be low in relevancy. I've started to add new articles that support my existing articles and boost how my site is perceived. I think im seeing improvement since i started doing this. Some of the new articles added for relevancy, get more organic traffic & impressions than the old ones.

    As you can see in the picture, i have decent rankings for some keywords but these are low volume ones. I still would like to get in the top 5 for them, combined it's a nice amount of traffic. The high volume keywords im not in top 100 for!

    I am also making hand made web 2.0s - I have a assistant do this for me. Each site has 3 original articles, about us, contact us, content is interlinked and has images and videos. I put a max of two links back to my site on these.

    I just recently started with the web 2.0s and unfortunately non of them have indexed. I have been trying different indexing services and submitting to digg and reddit, but still no luck. I'll check back in a couple of days.

    I also edited 2 articles on wikipedia that now link back to my site. it's been more than 5 days for one and about 2 days for the other so i'm hoping they'll stick!

    I think there's lots of opportunity in this niche and i just have to find ways to attack it. I want to try things like ranking one of my amazon book pages for a keyword.

    Project NEI

    For this project i'm attacking a niche i've previously had success in. I think the competition for this keyword is beatable and easy enough to rank in a relatively short amount of time. keyword revealer says competition 45, which is more than i anticipated but i've already started so fuck it. I'm still deciding on the seo details but content has been completed.

    I created 1 high quality web 2.0 for this project. I'm going to let it get indexed first and send some quality links to it before linking it to my main site.

    I'm thinking i should go with some high pr links (something in the range of 15 links for $125) so i know they'll be quality and some strength to my main site, still trying to source out a good seller,, $125 is a bit steep for my budget and im not too sure how well/soon it will pay off.

    For now, im working on content for the main site of this project. web 2.0 is done and waiting for it to get indexed. looking for quality links to send to it now.

    So i think that's it for now. I'll try and update my progress ever day or 2. hopefully some of you will follow along and keep me motivated!
     
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    Thanks man for share this type of content.
     
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  3. Ventio

    Ventio Regular Member

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    Thanks for reading it!

    Had trouble getting started today, but i managed to get a few things done, I also spent a large part of the day doing client work

    Finished and posted 1 500 word article for project HUD
    Completed a 500 word article for project HEI. I have another in progress at 438 words. I want to try and finish it tonight!

    I'm not aiming for any specific word count, just enough so the topic is covered throughly enough

    I had 183 views on my main site today, traffic is definitely increasing but most of it is from social media. Organic traffic seems to fluctuate a lot, most i've got this week was 20 then the next day 4 and today 12

    looks like my wikipedia links are sticking. now i just need google to acknowledge them!

    web 2.0's still not indexed, will try submitting to more social sites i guess. i'm really digging for some quality link providers

    thats it for now
     
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    Build more tier 2 links (preferably contextual links) to your web2.0 then submit them to indexing service. You can use a service here on bhw to do this job for you.

    I would recommend you to build your own tier 1 links than buying them. That way you can control the quality and everything.
     
  5. Ventio

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    that's a good idea, i think ill try that ! i've sending niche relevant blog comments to url shortened versions of my web 2.0s. maybe contextual will work better
     
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    Project HUD

    Couple changes here
    I managed to write 3 articles since I last updated. They all either target a low competition keyword or add relevancy to existing articles to my site. about 400 - 700 each

    I was using pinterst to get traffic but i think i got my website banned today. a search in the pinterst bar brings up nothing for my site :( traffic was really starting to pick up for 1 specific image, which may have been what alerted them

    this is mostly my fault as i was using somewhat of a spam strategy, i was pinning images that are not on my site. i try and keep the images as relevant as possible to avoid raising any flags.

    i'm still trying to figure out what to say to their support team about getting my account back. im thinking of just apologizing for violating their policy and see what they say, i hope they don't ask me to upgrade to a business account.

    i have to rethink my overall strategy. i was relying on pinterst way too much. i need to get more organic traffic and focus on promoting my site as a brand, which will benefit my book sales. I also need to change my site theme and how ads on the site is layed out. random, but oprah's website has a really good layout for content based sites haha
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     http://www.oprah.com/spirit/Expert-Writing-Strategies-How-to-Write-Better
    not much change in rankings, i ordered some web 2.0s as tier 2 links to my hand made tier 1 web 2.0s

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    Project HEI

    No much progress on this, finnished 1 article since last update. It's still kind of early here so i'm going to finnish another tonight.

    The web 2.0 i made for tthis already has 1 page indexed, no social signals, no links. I'm going to start to send links soon and make this property more powerful.

    i think it might be worth it to build 2 hand made 2.0s for this project. 1 probably isn't enough

    that's it for now, let me know what you guys think!
     
  7. Ventio

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    Update for Project HEI

    Found some expired domains that seem pretty good, im excited to use them. I'm going to use one as the main site and the other as a web 2.0

    i messed up and bought both domains on the same registrar :( i purchased privacy for one of them so i'm hoping itll be fine

    only 300 words into the article but im feeling good about these domains. i'm going to buy hosting for the web 2.0 one and start filling it with content
     
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    Project HUD update

    posted 1 article since last update, this is targeting a product

    I've been making some changes to my site, switching ad placements, putting more call to actions. I need to find a way to efficiently advertise my books on my site

    as i said i've been making some changes due to my pinterst ban. I'm completely changing the way i tweet this month and im getting some custom images done for social media. I want to run a fact type account on twitter. I have 400+ followers, so i think im going to start following/unfollowing once i got my new tweets going

    today im going to write at least 1 article for this site, finnish the tweets for the month and finnish designing my images and get them created.

    Project HEI

    no update but web 2.0 is in process of being built. Going to install wordpress on it today and write another article for this project. so far am at 4 completed articles for the main site
     
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    Good luck!!
     
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    Very comprehensive, you clearly did your homework. Best of luck, I'll be watching this thread for updates
     
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  11. Ventio

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    well i guess slow progress is better than none, this is me trying to figure out what's going on with seo[​IMG]

    Anyways, few updates on both projects

    Project HUD

    Finnished setting up my tweets for the month of june. I switched the way my tweets were worded and i schedule some images to be tweeted automatically

    I planned out 15 fact images to be tweeted out, i just need to pay my graphic designer to get them done, then ill start scheduling them on twitter

    i still haven't reached out to pinterest about my ban, still debating what to say. or if i should even say anything. when i pin from pintrest's website im fine but the software doesn't seem to work. maybe a ban isn't the issue...

    only 5 organic visits so far today after 16 yesterday. Looks like a lot of my rankings fell to the 2nd and 3rd pages.

    I had some web 2.0s i ordered come in today, they look pretty good but the pages i sent them to still aren't indexed. I submitted the web 2.0s i got to linkilous. hopefully in a few days something will happen.

    i've spent the last month building quality web 2.0's but almost none of them are indexed and they dont have much power. i dont think content is an issue since it's all unique, articles are interlinked, they link to other authority sites in my niche and they have images and videos.

    i think i need to find a consistent link provided i can send to my properties

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    Project HEI

    I got the second web 2.0 up and running. had to buy hosting, install wordpress, change permalinks etc.

    i have 4 articles to post, which ill get done over the next week. domain was expired and is DA5 right now, we'll see how much it grows once i start building links

    wrote another article for the main site on this project. web 2.0 is indexed. need to find quality links to build to these properties and make them powerful.

    Conclusion - I NEED LINKS
     
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    Good luck on your journey, mate! Subbed!
    Nice to see you are taking action
     
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  13. Ventio

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    Focusing entirely on links today, for both projects. By the end of today i want to order a bunch of links to go to the web 2.0s i received ( i need to figure out a way to bulk url shorten) and organize my anchor ratios.

    i also almost feel like building some links to my home page for branding. my link profile is very sparse. only thing i'm unsure what type of links to send to my money site, aside from hand written comments that i would do myself

    btw, im trying to setup the bitly url shortener in google docs, i have my api key and username setup but it's still giving me an error, it says api invalid.

    only thing i can think that im doing wrong is copying the wrong api. all the articles i read talk about some legacy api key but i don't see that in bitly settings.
     
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    life has been pretty stressful recently, i've been working but haven't taken the time to update the thread

    I've changed my goals for the two projects i'm working on. I want to think longer term than i was before

    Project HUD

    NEW GOAL - $1000/month from adsense & amazon affiliate. traffic from google, twitter and pinterest


    Since my last update i've written 5 articles for this site. Organic traffic and rankings have remained the same

    my traffic from pintrest is significantly dropping, i had one article that was getting lots of visits, although it didn't translate into much revenue

    the cpc in this niche is pretty awesome. depending on the article its close to $2

    I think i've found some seo services to go with, i'm going to test them on my other project first

    I also think im going to bite the bullet and pay for the ahrefs subscription. no point in doing seo if i can't track it. getting fiverr reports is one thing but i feel the convenience and information you get is worth it, 139 a month is still pretty steep :eek:

    a few of my web 2.0s have gotten indexed since last update.

    i got a bunch of fact images made and branded with my sites logo, they look pretty good but there's room for improvement. i'll be making the next batch soon with some changes. I got them scheduled to go out through the rest of this month, we'll see how much it helps with engagement

    next step is to get a new twitter icon designed

    Project HEI

    NEW GOAL - $500/month in adsense from organic traffic


    I completed the web 2.0s for this project, all articles are posted with about us and contact us pages. i didn't bother with privacy policy page. the content on these 2 web 2.0s are really good, they've been indexed without any links or social signals. all content is properly interlinked.

    so now the plan is to test out this link building service and hopefully it noticeably improves my site. i'm going to send the service directly to my web 2.0 using url shortened links, about two different urlshorteners per page.

    next step is to build the main site. the majority of the content is ready to be posted, and i have an expired domain waiting. i'm going to push myself to get it done this weekend. i just need to install wordpress, optimize for seo and upload the articles.

    i also think a social bookmarking service would be excellent for my main site, before i add links to my web 2.0s. i can't find any good ones on here. the most social bookmarking i see is included as a part of other packages, maybe i can get a custom one done.
     
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    Project HUD

    So as i said in my last update, im changing my plans and goals for my project. I wrote all my strategies down and have started executing

    last week i got 15 custom images made for my twitter, im already starting to get more likes and interactions than usual. im going to plan 15 more images this week, but with a few design changes

    more of my web 2.0s have been indexed. im being really judicious with link building. I have 3 services right now that i'm testing. i want to wait and see what they do before adding any other links

    in the mean time ill keep adding content, boosting my social presence and i want to create an out reach strategy

    i figure since im making custom images for my brand anyways, i might as well reach out to sites in my niche and see if they're interested in posting my pictures in exchange for a link back

    Project HEI

    i'm pretty excited about this project. Both web 2.0s are indexed without any links built, so i think they will add a nice boost to my main site

    i sent an seo service im trying out to one of my 2.0s, not the expired domain but this one was built on .wordpress.com - we'll see how it reacts to the links

    as i said in my last updated, i pushed myself to get the main site done. everything is setup i just have to hit post on the articles and interlink them all. i'll get this done this week

    my goal is to profit from adsense and organic traffic, im not sure if i should create a social strategy for this. i honestly think i'm going to focus purely on link building and social bookmarks and signals will be a part of that.

    it seems like i barley make progress some days, its definitely frustrating. all i can do is keep going and hope I'm doing the right thing haha
     
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    Just wanted to make a post and say that I'm following your journey.

    I don't want you to get discouraged because nobody's posting. Good luck! :)
     
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    Thank you! i definitely appreciate that, post any questions you have and maybe we can get more people following!
     
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    im the first among those more people.. best of luck and great thread.. already learned allot from this thread alone. thanks
     
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    I like how you set your target and know where you are going. Am following because unlike the rest, you walk the talk, which is very important in IM.
     
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    Really Thanks man for share this content.
     
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