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(Yet Another) Authority Site SEO Journey

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by cataclysm1987, Jan 4, 2015.

  1. cataclysm1987

    cataclysm1987 Junior Member

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    Hey guys, nothing fancy here, just my awesome little thread devoted to building an authority site in Google in the by 6/6/2015.

    Some goals:

    - $100-$200 a day by 6/6/2015 from Adsense and affiliate commission
    - 500-1,000 hits per day primarily from SEO and social
    -Significant facebook following - 1k-5k genuine facebook likes
    - 500 unique pieces of content 500-1000 words long

    About me

    -I do SEO and marketing for a living at a professional firm
    -Former WAFO noob.
    -Experienced affiliate, not earning anything recently.
    -Looking for extra cash on the side to launch more authority sites

    My strategy

    So I was looking at some samples from authority site builders and I wasn't impressed. I thought, that content is garbage! I can do better myself. My tactic revolves around the following ingredients:

    -1,000 word plus articles for long tail keywords
    -Link building from BHW, primarily clean tier 1 links and content links, diverse anchor text, no visible spam
    -Premium theme with good social sharing features to boost engagement and get more serp juice

    Monetization

    I like worry about traffic first, but monetization would revolve around:

    -AWeber blasts and leadpages opt ins for offers
    -Adsense (duh)
    -Peerfly

    The bottom line with this follow along is it's all about quality! No generic 500 word articles stuffed with one silly keyword. 1k plus on all articles, and bang out 25-50 of them per month or more. Get the content flowing like crazy, build up the Facebook following, get the links from BHW and dominate the SERPs. That's my goal to add to my 2015 income this year and beyond.

    First steps:
    -Keyword research: get keywords on my first 25 articles asap and get them ordered.
    -Order premium theme and domain (I want my own brand, no expired domains. No shit this takes longer idgaf)
    -Already have SSD hosting. Speed=rankings my friend!

    Will have an update within a week. Stay tuned people.
     
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    sashablack Elite Member

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    Good luck to you :)

    -Sasha
     
  3. patco

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    Looks good. Good luck with your project. Keep us updated, I am always happy when see other people work hard to achieve success! :)
     
  4. swami2300

    swami2300 Newbie

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    Hello, that's one advantage you have already, you do SEO for a living. People like me are at the mercy of anyone providing this service and as I have experienced in the past, it can go either way. I am working on an authority site, would you be prepared to advise me on what kind of seo I should do? thank you.
     
  5. cataclysm1987

    cataclysm1987 Junior Member

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    I'll be happy to.

    I'm not sharing niche or keyword information for obvious reasons, but I think 750-1k per article plus a lot of social shares will be a big boost and help keep the big G from ban hammering me if I have a few skeazy links here and there.

    This is the theme I'm using:
    Socially Viral (Can't link cuz I'm a noob here, LOL)

    It's used by viral sites and has an extremely clean, professional look, plus easy sharing buttons. How sweet is that?!?!
     
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    Good luck mate. That looks like a good plan. :)
     
  7. cataclysm1987

    cataclysm1987 Junior Member

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    Update!

    Hosting configured, premium theme installed.
    Beginning keyword research. Using Spyfu to find low competition keywords from my competitors.

    100+ searches per month
    Spy Fu Comp 40 or less
    Good for writing an article

    Moving along. Next step is to finalize keyword research and order content. Will also write some of my own content. (I'm working in a niche I'm actually quite knowledgeable in!

    Stay tuned.
     
  8. ming34

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    Will be following your journey best of luck
     
  9. tonybao

    tonybao Power Member Premium Member

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    Great plan. Good luck
     
  10. sumit60

    sumit60 Newbie

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    All the best mate
     
  11. ice41

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    Good luck on your journey! Hopefully we can learn something from you :)
     
  12. prab1996

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    Good luck. i hope you won't stop updating.
     
  13. cataclysm1987

    cataclysm1987 Junior Member

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    Update - KW research finish, content ordered. Went with 99 cent articles 1k package of 25 articles.

    This next month will consist of
    Drip feeding 1 article per day
    Building out Facebook page and other social profiles
    Updating this thread to hold myself accountable

    Want to see 1k visitors a day ASAP, and slowly start monetizing as the hits come in.

    Having fun too. Love the topic and the blog looks amazing, even though there is almost no content.
     
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    Good Luck. I am also making a similar Authority website. Best of luck for both of us.
     
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  15. cataclysm1987

    cataclysm1987 Junior Member

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    Thanks.

    I'll be keeping track of services I order here as well so we can see a live performance of what works and what doesn't over the coming months.

    I'll be working with one vendor for link building each month. After delivery is completed, I'll monitor site performance for the month in Spy Fu and analytics and see if any traffic changes occur. This will be my way of benchmarking quality link building.

    This is an all in project for me. Other than my job, this is my only IM focus.
     
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  16. cataclysm1987

    cataclysm1987 Junior Member

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    Update!

    -Content ordered. Will be ready this week sometime. 25k words comin up, will start drip feeding soon.
    -Theme and plugins set up and ready. Just need some content and links.

    Also, I'm changing my strategy. Initial focus for this account will be to build up social following, then after a few months of good social activity and trust built in Google, start building links.

    My logic: I am not going to get any significant traffic in the first 3-6 months. Why bother link building and doing crazy SEO stuff now?

    Instead, I'll be grabbing some social gigs here on BHW and promoting the shit out of awesome, quality content. Then as time goes by, start publishing and building links more aggressively once my site is seen as a legitimate authority.

    Stay tuned, should have another update this next week or two.
     
  17. cataclysm1987

    cataclysm1987 Junior Member

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    Update!

    Ordered this gig:
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...s-visitors-app-installs-cents-via-facebo.html

    Zero penny likes looks awesome. I am focusing heavy on social before moving into link building. My logic is the traffic is faster and can help make a site more white hat, great for an authority site.

    Added two fresh blog posts I did myself and have 27 ordered.

    Anybody still following this thread? Seems like crickets. LOL
     
  18. Onatope

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    I'm with you for sure, it's been informative following your journey.. keep it up!
     
  19. DOERAKERS

    DOERAKERS Newbie

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    What is the point of the likes? just to up your fb like numbers? Most likely they are clicks from third world country correct?
     
  20. cipango

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    Where do you get your "awesome" content from? Is it 99 cents/100words?