The Baby and The Bath Water
WA has given me a lot of knowledge, but now I need some WA wisdom!
Off to a good start
It's been two months since I joined WA and started my first website with lots of enthusiasm and perhaps some rose colored glasses. Over the past two months I've written content, gotten well over a hundred comments on my site (two hundred plus if you count my responses), used Google + and started social media.
An uneasy feeling
Sometime last week I started to get an uneasy feeling. Some of my WA peers who started around similar times are blogging about Google page 1 rankings and even a few small sales.
How is my site doing?
My pages, including the ones with low hanging fruit keywords, are still stuck at Google page 5 or worse.
It seemed like my website's development was lagging, or worse, arrested.
Then, I watched some of Jay's training about SERPs. His lessons taught me something very very valuable. Just because a keyword looks like low hanging fruit from a QSR perspecitve, does not mean that it'll be easy to rank...who are the SERPS for that keyword? What are their page authorities?
The wedding niche is competitive anywhoo. I don't see the ROI for low volume search terms just to get QSRs under 50 ESPECIALLY when those low hanging fruit keywords have super competitive SERPs.
I'm not whining or complaining. No PMS (Poor Me Syndrome) here...just setting the stage for my question to you.
What would you do?
Should I wipe the slate clean and start looking for a new niche?
P.S. The stubborn part of me wants to stick with it....but at what cost? Success to me isn't making the first niche work at all costs, no matter how long it takes, against GREAT ODDS...it's about learning and making money online so I can leave my cublicle job in 403 days :)
Eagerly Awaiting Your Words of Wisdom...