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****ZERO to HERO**** Google Page 1 with FRESH site in 14 days with a $100 budget

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by seocrab, Jul 4, 2013.

  1. seocrab

    seocrab Senior Member

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    Hi there,

    I started this journey mainly as a motivational aid to keep on track with the goal and also to share and develop ideas in the company of any like-minded people who stumble upon this thread.

    Bit about me: I'm 20-something, in the UK and have worked professionally in SEO for the last 4 years, mainly in the tourism sector. Everything I did professionally was 100% white hat, manual, and rather boring. Recently, I've been developing bots and systems to add automation to some of the effective manual processes I developed, so you could call me grey-hat or stripey or whatever.

    Enough waffle, here's the challenge:

    ***Google Page 1 for high-search-volume keyword in 14 days (or less)***

    Why 2 weeks? Well, that's how long I have until I start another project, and I also think it can be done.

    My entire journey budget is $100 (about £70). This will include domain, hosting, all software or services purchased. I have a few tools of my own I will use, and everything else will be manual or outsourced. I will try to reference all the services I use so others can benefit from an honest review. Given the tight budget, I will be using as many free services and resources as possible, and will post them all here.

    I will be targeting the UK (or more specifically google.co.uk) for my keyword, but my methods will be global and therefore useful on google.com and other local search engines. I won't share exact keywords or my url until after the journey, but I will share the general niche and everything else.

    The rough 2-week outline is as follows:

    Day 1: Outline project and post journey thread (check!).
    Day 2: Keyword research, domain and hosting purchase.
    Day 3: Site installation (wordpress) and design.
    Day 4: Site content creation and upload
    Day 5: Link Building Tier 1 - High PR social media 1 "The Big Five" + social bookmarks
    Day 6: On-site social optimisation
    Day 7: Social blasts
    Day 8: Go to the beach (if it isn't raining)
    Day 9: Link building Tier 1: High PR article submission (and article writing)
    Day 10:Link building Tier 2: Medium PR social media and bookmarks
    Day 11:Link building Tier 2: Medium PR wiki links
    Day 12: Link building Tier 3: Low PR blog links
    Day 13: Method X: special method to be revealed later (when I have figured it out properly lol)
    Day 14: Keyword report, project analysis and the results!

    I hope that's a clear enough plan for people to follow. If anyone wants to try another 2-week method alongside me, jump aboard! Today is Day 1, and my work is done already, woo.
     
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  2. seocrab

    seocrab Senior Member

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    Thanks for the thanks silent viewers!

    Day 2 part 1 update:

    TASK: keyword research

    i am choosing 11 keywords for my site, and will create a page for each once the site is up and running.

    i use 3 free tools for keyword research:

    keyword shitter, created by blakamia on here
    http://keywordshitter.com

    google trends

    http://google.com/trends

    and google adwords keyword tool
    https://adwords.google.com/o/keywordtool

    The steps are as follows:

    check google trends for hot topics - pick one that interests me
    insert term into keywordshitter and make note of results
    check results in adwords tool for search volume and competition.

    The key with the adsense tool is to look for "exact" matches (the term is in square brackets) and check the country you will be optimising for.

    I am using google trends to find current topics that will increase the likelihood of fast ranking and a high number of searches for the 2 week period. Also, trending topics are more likely to attract genuine social media interest, lessening the need for social boosts.

    Thinking ahead about monetisation, I want the site to be making money with adsense after 2 weeks, so the keywords must not be too current, otherwise the site will die out in a few weeks/months.

    After the keyword research, I will buy a url and hosting and report back with the results. Off to work...
     
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  3. seocrab

    seocrab Senior Member

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    KEYWORD RESEARCH

    Step 1: Google Trends


    • ignored all the specific celebrity stuff
    • ignored all the time-specific stuff (4[SUP]th[/SUP] of July celebrations etc)
    • filtered results by country, time, and topic

    Result: found a general niche/topic

    Step 2: Keyword Shitter and Google Adwords Keyword Tool


    • typed in my general niche and waited for results...
    • picked a bunch of results and tested them in G Adwords KW Tool
    • discounted results with low volume and high competition
    • carried on until I found the desired number of keywords/keyword phrases (11)

    KEYWORD RESULTS:

    I now have 11 high-search-volume low competition keywords, ready to move onto domain and hosting purchase.

    Total time spent: 30 minutes
    Total cost: $0 (£0!)

    Thanks again to blakamia for developing keywordshitter - awesome tool, saves tonnes of time.
     
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  4. seocrab

    seocrab Senior Member

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    DOMAIN AND HOSTING

    Now I have my niche and keywords, I am buying a cheap domain and hosting.
    As I will be targetting google.co.uk, I wanted to get a .co.uk domain (also, they come with free whois protection which is useful), but in the end I went with a .com domain, partly because if my site becomes popular outside the uk, I don't want to put people off.

    My domain is an exact keyword match for the second highest search volume keyword I am targeting and is 10 characters long.

    My registrar is NameCheap because I've used them before and they offer the free whois protection for 1 year. With the discount code found from http://domainpricemonitor.com/domain-co-coupon.aspx I got the .com for $6.17 (£4.24) (the code was “buythedomain”)
    I went with Hostgator hosting as I'm happy with the service I've had with other websites, and have found NameCheap to be very slow in the past, and not at all optimised for Wordpress hosting.

    Shared hosting, Hatchling plan, 1 month, “DISCOUNT1PENNY” code = free! If this experiment is successful, I will renew/move to a longer-term plan.

    Day 2 Tasks Complete

    Summary:

    • Niche identified
    • Keywords identified
    • Domain and hosting purchased
    Total time spent: 1 hour
    Total cost: $6.17 (£4.24)


    Tomorrow, it's site designing time!
     
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  5. danko6

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    vey very good topic man :)
    success :)
     
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  6. online28

    online28 Power Member

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    How do you build High link? Do you have any ebook that can recommend? Thank you
     
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  7. seocrab

    seocrab Senior Member

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    Thanks a lot! hope it proves useful.

    I use several methods when building up High PR links, and will discuss them in detail when I get to that stage of the project. Part of my method is manual, and part automated. You basically need to identify the High PR sites first, then set about building a links from them.

    I don't read many e-books and haven't found any that prove useful. I don't really use books in general as I often find techniques become dated very quickly. Hope this helps.
     
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    Good luck .. following this thread

    regards
    ToG
     
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  9. ArtVandelay

    ArtVandelay Power Member

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    I'll be keeping up with this one! Lofty goal!
    I appreciate how thorough you have been and aspire to continue to be. I'm sure it will help out a lot of people.

    Obviously you don't want to give away your niche or keywords, but just to give us a bit better of an idea as to what the competition and search volume is like, could you possibly throw a general number our way? How low is 'low competition' and how high is 'high search volume?'

    Thanks again!
     
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  10. anwarcasello

    anwarcasello Newbie

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    i will be always watching your journey.. and of course, will implement your techniques to my site. Thanks for great work.
     
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  11. Uppa839

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    Best of luck mate. I gotta say just from seeing you taking the time to go in depth in what you are doing shows that you are someone who follows through on what they do. Honestly that's more than half the battle right there. I have no doubt that you will reach your goal eventually.

    Subscribed
     
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    Very detailed I will be following this thread.

    Good luck!
     
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  13. seocrab

    seocrab Senior Member

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    Thanks, hope you get some ideas along the way.

    Good question, thanks for reminding me!

    Ok, so I have 11 keywords, the highest volume is 54,000 local searches, the lowest is 1,100. The global figures are higher (about double I think, but I did not write them down). Competition-wise, google discerns all the keywords as "Low" competition, but after searching myself I think they are medium; lots of medium PR blogs to compete with. I could have picked easier terms, but these will prove very lucrative with adsense if I succeed, so that's my motivation!

    No problem, thanks for the comment. Hope you will also share your results on here!

    Thank you! I spent a lot of time on seo strategising in the past and have written quite a few help docs so I'm glad that shows.

    Starting work on Day 3 tasks now...will report back soon.
     
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    Subscribed! Also interested in what your exact search volume is like for your main keywords.

    *edit* nevermind, see your answer to this above my post. 54,000 exact search volume? That's going to be tough.
     
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    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    This looks like a good journey - well planned, if not a bit of a tight schedule.
    good luck, and I'm subscribed.

    by the way, do you have 1 primary keyword or are you just trying to get any one of those 11 to page 1?

    are you going to post the analysis of the keywords?

    how much content are you getting written? Are you using HQ content/image rich? Or just standard stuff?

    is it a new or aged domain?

    have you got plan for anchor text density of your backlinks?
     
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    Good luck. Will be watching :)
     
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  17. keko191

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    Yeah... I only started with making websites yesterday and I have a quick question however nooby it must sound.

    Right, you find the keywords... where do you stick em?

    I can't imagine how many facepalms are going on right now
     
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  18. lologo

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    Really interesting post, I will be following as very interested to see how it pans out.
    Will you be doing all the link building manually?
    Sounds like quite a tough challenge.
     
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    Nice, subscribed, really usefull.
     
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  20. Getwhatchuwant

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    FYI, I want to clear something up for you, in google keyword tool if Google says it is "low" comp, that means low ADVERTISER comp, not low seo comp.

    So what that means for you since you are doing a made for ad sense site is that there are just a few advertisers bidding on these keywords meaning you might want to consider a different monetization method.

    I think the keywords you want have the opposite features, high advertiser comp (so niche relevant ads show up on the site) but medium to low SEO comp (so its easy to rank on page 1).....
     
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