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The Secret for a Successful Blog: Long Tail Keywords & Related Keywords

The Secret for a Successful Blog: Long Tail Keywords & Related Keywords

September 11, 2013 – 8:23 AM | 4 Comments | 24 views

If you are reading blogs that teach you how to make money online and they don’t tell you that your main focus should be finding the long tail keywords and related keywords, then you should stop reading those blogs right now because they are a waste of time! It’s not really the main keyword that [...]

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Niche Site Experiment: First Update Is a Starting Point

October 20, 2013 – 8:57 AM | No Comment | 25 views
no king yet

I’m no niche site king yet

You probably remember that a few days ago I started this niche site experiment where I decided to launch and track the progress of three different niche websites, each with a different approach and link building strategy. Now it’s time for the first update, a pretty unimpressive one but a good starting point.

Niche Site #1

Launched five days ago, my technology blog has just been indexed by Google and is nowhere to be found. I have done no link building yet as I have gone a slightly different route than planned due to lack of time: I have published two blog posts but not the main one on the front page. Hopefully by the end of the week things will change and I will be allowed to start the link building.

Costs: 34 (articles) + 0 (free domain from Bluehost) + 0 (theme already owed) = $34
Revenue: 0

Niche Site #2

This one was already launched when I started the experiment (blog launched on July 2nd). As I said, I have done no other link building than commenting on a few select blogs in the same niche. As a result, traffic has been growing steadily but slowly. Here is how the traffic looks since the blog was launched:

niche site 2 all traffic

A total of 1,400 uniques in more than two months is not impressive. A fun fact comes from Google acting crazy (and my link building strategy being based on commenting alone, which only links to the main page): none of my targeted keywords are on the front page, but two articles are now ranking in the top 3 – two articles that I wrote as filler articles. Pretty crazy:

niche site 2 pages

In September, which is two months after the blog’s launch, things started to pick up a little and traffic increased a bit:

niche site 2 september traffic

617 uniques and we’re closing in to the 50 uniques per day mark. Pretty good for no real link building in a very competitive niche!

Costs: $68 (20 articles, just three of them published) + $45 (premium theme) + $12 (domain name) + $18 (three months of great hosting on its own shared hosting plan): $143 in three months
Revenue: $2.85 (AdSense) + $0.40 (CPM) = $3.25

Plans for the future: Ad codes have just been placed and with the amount of traffic we get so far, I’d say that revenue is decent. I am planning to generate some affiliate income too, but I still have to figure out the best possible approach here.

Niche Site #3

The Analytics screenshot is pretty hilarious, actually. However, it is the September traffic (and how most of the October traffic looks like) before doing any link building. I have just ordered some link building gigs on Fiverr and I am really curious to see if they will have any possitive effect (and how long will it last before Google kills it).

niche site 3 traffic

Costs: $40 (20 articles) + $4 (shared hosting) = $44
Revenue: Zero

So… things are just starting up now and October will probably be a bit more interesting, even though I’ve started two of these projects at the middle of the month. But I am really curious to see if the slow but steady rise will continue in the case of NS#2, and if any traffic will be brought to the other two. Stay tuned with Uniblogsity for more updates!

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Niche Site Experiment: Three Approaches to Build Successful Niche Sites

October 15, 2013 – 8:47 AM | One Comment | 18 views
Niche Site Experiment: Three Approaches to Build Successful Niche Sites

I haven’t tried launching niche sites as we generally see them (blogs with just a few pages of content) since late 2011 when my latest niche site attempts have failed. I said to myself back then that I am not ready to create this type of website, but hopefully the time has come. Google has [...]

Can I Be a Professional Blogger?

October 1, 2013 – 9:18 AM | 5 Comments | 28 views
Can I Be a Professional Blogger?

One question that I keep getting from my readers is “Can I be a professional blogger?” Many consider being a pro blogger an impossible dream, something that only the best of the best can achieve and some go as far as claiming that it is impossible nowadays to be a professional blogger (a person who [...]

Is Google Page Rank Dead or Not?

September 24, 2013 – 8:41 AM | No Comment | 10 views
Is Google Page Rank Dead or Not?

The latest update made by Google to its Page Rank metrics happened on February 4th. It’s a long time since the latest PR update and people are getting anxious. Some are even wondering if Google killed the Page Rank system. This article gives my two cents on the matter, plus a bonus: why you shouldn’t [...]

The Secret for a Successful Blog: Long Tail Keywords & Related Keywords

September 11, 2013 – 8:23 AM | 4 Comments | 24 views
The Secret for a Successful Blog: Long Tail Keywords & Related Keywords

If you are reading blogs that teach you how to make money online and they don’t tell you that your main focus should be finding the long tail keywords and related keywords, then you should stop reading those blogs right now because they are a waste of time! It’s not really the main keyword that [...]

Can You (Still) Make Over $10,000 per Month Blogging?

August 23, 2013 – 11:57 AM | 12 Comments | 81 views
Can You (Still) Make Over $10,000 per Month Blogging?

Back when I decided to quit my 9 to 5 and become a professional blogger (without really knowing that there is such a thing as “professional blogger“) I was sure that I’d be making at least $10,000 per month after just a few weeks of “writing something on my blog”. I was that naive, with [...]

How I Built a Blog That Got 1 Million Unique Visitors Per Month

August 22, 2013 – 12:30 PM | 6 Comments | 99 views
How I Built a Blog That Got 1 Million Unique Visitors Per Month

Looking back at my humble beginnings makes me smile: last year in June one of my blogs received a huge traffic spike from a post going viral: 35,000 visits in one day, my absolute record at that time (if you want, you can read my article on how to prepare your blog for a traffic [...]

Super Hosting Discount: Bluehost for $3.95 per Month

August 17, 2013 – 6:29 AM | No Comment | 4 views
Super Hosting Discount: Bluehost for $3.95 per Month

If you are planning to become a blogger, now would be the perfect time because Bluehost, one of the best known and most reliable cheap hosting providers is hosting a Back to School sale, offering for a limited time hosting packages that go as low as $3.95 per month which is basically free of charge! [...]

How Often Should I Post on My Blog?

August 15, 2013 – 11:07 AM | 6 Comments | 50 views
How Often Should I Post on My Blog?

The question that makes the title of this blog was sent over by e-mail by one of the readers of Uniblogsity and I am sure that it’s a very solid question that every blogger should know the answer to. So how often should we post on our blogs? That’s what we are going to try [...]

Where to Get the Best Cheap Hosting for Your Blog

August 14, 2013 – 11:43 AM | One Comment | 56 views
Where to Get the Best Cheap Hosting for Your Blog

Hosting is one of the most important aspects when it comes to blogging, because your hosting company can make the difference between a successful blog and a failure. Among other things, you want your blog to be available to the public for as long as possible, you want it to load as fast as possible [...]

How to Find the Perfect Niche for Your Blog

August 13, 2013 – 4:33 PM | No Comment | 104 views
How to Find the Perfect Niche for Your Blog

Welcome to a new article the Niche Success series here on Uniblogsity and definitely the first one that teaches you some real, specific stuff. The title of the article says it all about the article, so I think that we shouldn’t waste any time and start learning how to find the best niche for our [...]

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