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Your opinion on my website?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by pesos, Aug 14, 2014.

  1. pesos

    pesos Newbie

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    I have one last and honest post about my website and i need your help: I have a food blog concentrating on desserts and its a EMD website. Already done lots of onsite SEO and posts. Categories are like "quick desserts" "healthy desserts" etc. Posts have each 200-1000 monthly searches with 1-3$ CPC, low-medium ad competition. I cant spend money on improving the site, i have just time and effort. Can i win with this?

    Also since i dont have extra money my hosting has only 512mb memory for the website. Is it going to be a limiter if i want to write 100+ posts? If i cant rank on this can i get enough traffic from pinterest or guest posting etc without spending money on it?

    I feel like i have talent in structuring and designing stuff and ok writing but dont have any experience on growing a website so would really appreciate your help.
     
  2. SpookSEO

    SpookSEO Senior Member

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    If you want your website to grow, you should considering pursuing your plan of creating high quality content. If you have money to outsource, then go for it. If you don't, you don't have a choice but to do it yourself. And remember to stimulate engagement among your current visitors.
     
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  3. iamleewalker

    iamleewalker Junior Member

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    Do invest in content creation, together with 'tasty' and high quality imagery, which in the best case scenario is done by you. Make your posts more visual that's for sure. Investing in a better hosting plan is a good idea, but if you can't do it now, then focus on what you have and work in these limits. Becoming active on Pinterest is a must, post all your images there, as they generate lots of engaged traffic from there. Also join group boards, which will increase your exposure even more. Add your site to StumbleUpon and similar and do guest blogging. You can do blog post exchange if pure guest blogging will require investment. Blog exchange usually works on a favor-to-favor basis but drives good traffic if done right. Continue optimizing for SEO and work on building backlinks from authority sites, maybe do some blog commenting, but not in a spammy way. Good luck!
     
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  4. pesos

    pesos Newbie

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    Thanks guys, thats encouraging. I really want to emphasize content with images but i am scared to use copyrighted material. Also the more images, the slower the website. Non copyrighted images are actually ok in quality, you get more of a personal feel to the website from them. Also i will compress them heavily to be able to use multiple images per post.

    Im gonna go for Pinterest for sure. Should i just add the same non copyrighted pictures there with some good short descriptions and a link to the actual recipe? And add more content when i add more content to my actual website?