Find my updates here:

  1. https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/beauandnik/blog/ne...
  2. https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/beauandnik/blog/ni...
  3. https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/beauandnik/blog/ni...
  4. https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/beauandnik/blog/ni...

For those in the know, I am mostly a local marketing guy. I switched my focus from Affiliate marketing to pursue client work. Now my agency is paying me very well and I have completely outsourced the process.

Essentially I have now created an income that I can step back from, buying back time, increasing my cash flow, allowing me to pursue other ventures without the desperation of NEEDING MONEY.

Affiliate Marketing Round 2

After a little bit of searching around, browsing through amazon best sellers I stumbled across an item that met my initial requirements.

  • High-ish ticket item ($200+)
  • In an industry where the passion to purchase trumps the price
  • The industry contains consumable items so this helps increase the customer value

Things looked great from here so I started my my next phase of niche analysis. Keyword research revealed some pretty promising numbers.

Accumulated monthly search volume of around 20k per month, targeting 5 main keywords.

Note: I have no knowledge of the niche / industry. I have zero passion for it.

Competition Analysis

Using these keywords I began searching and compiling the top 3 sites that I seen, were my competition.

Note: I have found ALL keywords tools fail when it comes to competition analysis. Manually reviewing the competition beats them hands down. I use search operators (much like the QSR used in Jaxxy, but I go much deeper) to find my actual competition.

I uncovered the following:

1st Site:

  • Domain age = 14 years old
  • Trust Flow = 28
  • Citation Flow = 27
  • External backlinks = 1123
  • Pages / Posts = 120

2nd Site:

  • Domain age = 17 years old
  • Trust Flow = 27
  • Citation Flow = 29
  • External Backlinks = 410
  • Pages / Posts = Forum so there is thousands of relevant posts.

3rd Site:

  • Domain Age = 4 years old
  • Trust Flow = 22
  • Citation Flow = 26
  • External Backlinks = 562
  • Pages / Posts = 259

As you can see I was up against some pretty authoritative sites. Huge amounts of posts and backlinks.

My mind snapped at the though of spending 17 YEARS to get anywhere so I planned my attack based on the youngest ranking site #3.

Average words per post for site #3 800 words.

Keeping in mind that the site #3 is 4 years old, to match them, using the same time frame I would need to do the following:

  • Post 1.24x per week over 4 years
  • Build 2.7 backlinks every week for 4 years

If I wanted to take half the time to hit the top I would need to do the following:

  • Post 2.48x per week
  • Build 5.4 backlinks every week

I don' know about you but I sure as HELL ain't going to wait 2 years to make bank. Ain't nobody got time for that!


All sites had very good traffic. I did see where things could be improved in regards to SEO, conversions, email marketing, engagement, so things were looking promising.

Even though I had zero knowledge of the niche I was pretty confident in my SEO abilities so I decided to launch my attack on the niche.

Domain Purchased: May 2016

I decided to use a branded domain with an industry relevant, broad match keyword within it.

I only grabbed the .com version. I was thinking about safe guarding the brand by purchasing the .net, .this, .that, but I decided against it because I really needed to validate the niche before investing too much.


Keyword Research

I had already uncovered many keywords during my competition analysis. I have a very specific method in which I do this. I only use one paid KW tool (no its not Jaxxy), the rest are completely free.

I approach keywords by topical relevance. This is how I build my site structure. We really need to pay attention to how Google groups its keywords. The way they want you to structure your site is right in front of you if you know where to look.

From this initial research I have 3 lists, from 3 different sources.

  • list 1 has 20 keyword / phrases
  • list 2 has 206 keyword / phrases
  • list 3 has 362 keyword / phrases

Bringing me to a total of 588 keywords. No more keyword research required. EVER.


Site Structure

I add my normal pages:

  • About
  • Contact
  • Privacy
  • Affiliate Disclosure
  • Blog page
  • Home Page

On top of this I created 5 top level pages that target my main 5 keywords.

From the keyword research done prior, I put them in a spreadsheet and separated them into their categories based on the top level 5 pages.

This gives me an overview of my publishing schedule that I will give to my writers.

For this site I used sidebars to build custom silo's. I no followed all external links. Removed navigation and footers from my money pages. All things I do to TRAP power within my site and direct it where I want it to go.

I also built a content syndication network around the site. Using my brand name for each of the properties. Each time I publish a post (not a page) it shares my content to over 20 high authority social platforms. Building legitimate backlinks and social signals. This is what all MAJOR sites do. It creates an omnipresence.

Made my home page static


Initial Content

I personally wrote the content for the about, contact etc. I also wrote my top level pages (top of my silo, pillar posts, money posts)..

My competition had between 800 - 1000 words on the pages ranking for my target terms so I produced 2000+ words of content one each of my money pages.

This also gave me the time to get a better grasp of the industry. Learnt a bit about the terminology and history.

After 5 pages of 2000+ words of content I hacked my way to becoming somewhat of an authority on the topic. No where near my competition because they clearly are in the niche for completely different reasons to me.

NOTE: I am a business man. I see opportunities everywhere. I have the mindset that I don't have to know everything about something to have an opinion. All I need to know is slightly more than the people looking for it. My assault on this niche may offend those who believe that only the truly passionate, the ones who deliver the most value towards the industry, should take the number 1 spots. This is partially true. But if you love your niche / industry, and you want to future proof your income within it, then you better skill up or INVEST in your business, by hiring someone like me to achieve immunity by market dominance. rant over....


Further Tweaks

Commissioned 10 blog posts to be written by my writers. Each blog post placed within its topically relevant category, and internally linking to the relevant money page.

Doing this pushes topical relevancy towards your money pages. I do this with all my low hanging fruit posts. I could care less if these posts rank, its my money page I want at the top.

If (they will, its just a matter of time) these posts DO RANK, then thats a bonus.

I customized my Genesis theme focusing on user experience and SEO.

Created my logo

I also created a "persona" that owns the site. I do this because I like to remain anonymous. I do this for most of my niche sites, kindle books etc.

Installed my plugins:

  • 404 to start
  • BackWPUp
  • Contact Form 7
  • Custom Sidebars
  • Dynamic Widgets
  • Fancier Author Box
  • Genesis Enews Extendend
  • MainWP Child
  • No Follow All External Links
  • Project Supremacy v2 (premium)
  • WPEditor
  • Simple Social Icons

Altered my permalink structure

Set up my sidebars, footer menus, navigation menus.

Added Google analytics, Bing webmaster tools, Google search console.

Added links to my social accounts on site.


Launch Time

My site sat in draft mode until July. Then I fired it up.

Once I had finished all my tweaks, 5 money pages, initial pages, 5 posts in draft. I decided to publish everything.

I immediately checked to see if my syndication was working. Once I confirmed this I gathered all my urls from each of my branded accounts, my money pages, posts and used 3 different indexing sites to ping the URLS.

I also submitted my site URLS in Google Search Console.

I shortened the URLS using Goo.gl and submitted these to the 3 indexing sites.

I tweeted my Site URLS using a branded hashtag. I then grabbed the Tweet URL and submitted it to the 3 indexing sites.

All of my urls were indexed within 24 hours. I was sitting between pages 4 - 6 for my main keywords.

Not too bad results. This showed me that I was close enough to the top rankings for me to nudge this a bit further.

5 pages, 5 posts published

Money Spent: $65 - Domain + Articles


The Weeks to Come...

Over the next few weeks I published 1 post per week.

Built out branded backlinks on more authority platforms. Joined forums and reddit groups that were within my industry.

I had the intention of posting in these groups / forums to get enough cred to use links within my signature. I never ended up finishing this. I couldnt be bothered doing it myself and I hadnt create working procedures for my VA's to follow. Too hard basket.

I used a couple tweaks to create some level of automation in my twitter account. Essentially It retweets my shortened URLS of my money pages using specific branding and keyword hashtags. #TwitterSEO at its best.


September Update

Due to my schedule and distraction I failed to post every week this month. In fact I only published one post.... meh :P

Checking my rankings I am on page 1 between 5 - 8 for each of my target keywords. I can do better but this is a good start.

  • Domain Age: 4 months
  • Time the site has been live: 2 months
  • Total Pages & Posts: 19
  • Bounce rate: 13.99%
  • Pages per visit: 2.97
  • Avg session: 1.09
  • Avg CTR: 2.8%
  • 82 Queries associated with my site

I havent made any sales yet but my traffic is growing. I have ideas on how I can improve things like my CTR, pages per visit and avg session. I have a few things I can try to improve conversions.


Things I will look at doing in the future:

  • Maintain a regular 1x week posting schedule
  • Build out more branded profile backlinks
  • Create YouTube videos to rank for the exact terms im using in my posts
  • Embed these videos within my posts
  • Get a link on wikipedia
  • Guest blogging
  • Write an ebook to create another revenue stream and gather more leads.

I have some ninja stuff i can do but I honestly don't think I'll need it. I am ranking pretty high already. I believe that with my content marketing schedule I will be in position one soon enough without too much work. Once I hit the top I will shoot one last trick to fortify my position, hopefully making me close to untouchable.

If the niche starts to produce a good enough income, I may look at completely dominating the niche by claiming all of page 1.

TOTAL COST: $65 + 10 hours of my time

Join the Discussion
Write something…
Recent messages
Kezqb Premium
Wow! Thank you for sharing this. Inspirational
Reply
mybiz4u Premium
Awesome job, B. I am taking notes. Thanks.
M
Reply
robin007 Premium
It's a scientific process,with purposeful and detailed review, that can certainly inspire many WAs. One of them is me. Thank you, Beau.

Robin
Reply
BeauAndNik Premium
Glad you enjoyed this, Robin :)
Reply
Goson Premium
Great post, excellent information. Thanks so much.
Reply
BeauAndNik Premium
You're most welcome :)
Reply
DebraScott Premium
Very Impressive... I hope to follow in your footsteps one day! Thank you great post
Debra
Reply
BeauAndNik Premium
Thanks Deb, feel free to inbox me if you have any Q's
Reply
DebraScott Premium
Thank you so much will contact you soon! Deb
Reply
Lady-B Premium
Awesome post
Reply
BeauAndNik Premium
Thank you Queen-B!
Reply
YannisSp Premium
Pretty powerful post! It makes you look at it as something less random and more of a tactics which i believe it is if you put the hard work you have already put :-)
Reply
BeauAndNik Premium
Thank you my friend. I don't like pushing things out there "hoping" something will take off. I want to make the most of my time and efforts. I believe a methodical approach will do this :)
Reply
YannisSp Premium
I believe that too my friend and i'm very glad i found your post and i'm ready to learn more from you :-)
Reply
achievingJT Premium
This is really good.. Thank you for sharing..
Reply
BeauAndNik Premium
Cheers JT!
Reply
SeanCasey Premium
Wow, someone to look up to for sure. I'm pretty new to this stuff so I don't understand all of it but I know success when I see it.

I'll be following along and picking up key advice that I need.

Thanks for being so transparent!
Reply
BeauAndNik Premium
Thanks for that Sean.
Reply
Jimmyk16 Premium
This is excellent information, great post. thanks.
Reply
BeauAndNik Premium
glad you liked it Jimmy
Reply
Numerous Premium
OK after reading this, I'm pushing the SEO test I talked about doing in the comments to my post. The project that I plan on focusing on at the end of the month would make this process so much faster. Not a criticism. Just a tool I stumbled on that would work great for this.

Do a search for "washington dc dui lawyer". There's one firm that has about five of the results in the organic results alone. They use a strategy very similar to this.

Thanks for the great post!
Reply
BeauAndNik Premium
Sounds interesting. Which part of the process can be made faster?

With additional KW tools and Majestic / Ahref / SEMRush memberships, the analysis part can be made faster.

With syndication, i already have a tool that does this automatically and it's almost instant.
Reply
Numerous Premium
The plugin part actually. This is my biggest problem with the local marketing. Going in and setting up all the plugins with all the settings that are repetitive. Basically, I found something that let's me set it up once and push a button every time I want to launch a new site with everything already setup.

Like I said, I'm mostly focused on using it for small businesses and I use a longer plugin list that have a lot of settings that are always the same, but the same could apply to this. I don't know how hard your list is to setup actually, but there are more that I'd add to it.

I could be wrong and maybe it won't make as big of difference for your purposes as I think it would. I'm just thinking from an automation perspective, if you could offload the work you focus on in this post, and then I could rapidly deploy new sites it would be a really powerful system.
Reply
BeauAndNik Premium
i like the sound of that. kind of like a prepacked WP install? I have wondered how to do this.. just never dedicated the time to learn what i need to get it done.
Reply
Numerous Premium
Yeah exactly. In the next couple months I'm going to build the foundation of what I think every Wordpress install should have and optimize the crap out of it so everything runs smoothly together. After that I'm going start creating niche builds, starting obviously with small businesses, that are even more customized with tools specifically for that niche.

The platform I'm using to build these is still a little rough around the edges. Not the functioning so much as the user interface. More command line, less GUI. And the documentation is pretty scarce. So it's going to take me a little while to work it all out, but there are already companies using the platform to do this so it's just a matter of taking the time to figure out the ins and outs. I'm thinking I'll have the small business platform ready in a couple of months. I'll let you know how it works out when I'm done.
Reply
CaseyAPayne Premium
Awesome post man! Numerous sent me over here. I TRULY appreciate your detailed breakdown. I new here, but posts like these make the premium membership a no brainer (to me).

Your post makes me look forward to the kind of stuff I'll be doing in the future (VAs, writers, etc.)

I also like that you're not following a billion people. :)

You planted a seed with the $65 + 10 hours. I'm going to start doing a month in review with hours, dollars and progress. I have this idea of blogging everyday and then turning it into an email series after a year.

It'd be a WA squeeze page to a list with 365 days of 1 email a day so people could have someone to "work with side by side" for a year straight.

Quality content delivered every day for a year with a link back to the corresponding blog post.

I'm just randomly brainstorming. :) Quality post!
Reply
BeauAndNik Premium
Thanks for the praise, Casey.

I like your thoughts about the email series. Sounds like epic value for your readers.

Hahaha, yeah... never really been a follower to be honest :)

If you need to extract any wisdom from me, do feel free to ask.
Reply
canhen Premium
Thank you for sharing that was very encouraging
Reply
nakijo Premium
Hi Beau,
Thank you for sharing this, it has helped a lot. I know I am new to a few areas here, but always eager to learn and grow with new things.
I have bookmarked it for future reference, thank you :)

Cheers
Jo
Reply
BeauAndNik Premium
Anytime my friend.. Like I said in chat, if you need any help just pm me :)
Reply
nakijo Premium
For sure and thank you again :)
Reply
T1967 Premium
Thank for sharing :-))
Al (for Tania)
Reply
BeauAndNik Premium
No problem Tania (or Al) lol.. Was it helpful in anyway?
Reply
T1967 Premium
yes :-))
Reply
jvranjes Premium
This post is one of the best lectures I have seen here.

Curious about these 2 things:

Why Wikipedia, they have strict nofollow rules, so is it not pointless having link(s) there?

How on Earth do you manage to have this bounce rate? My is around 80% regardless what I do. I use internal links a lot, no help. Perhaps this is due to long tail keywords so people look for that specific item only and go. Have no answer.
Reply
BeauAndNik Premium
Hey Jovo,

Thank you for the supportive words mate.

Links, whether they are do follow or no follow are still powerful. Part of how Google measures link quality is through proximity. Meaning, the closer you are to the source, the more authority the link has.

In this case, having a link within wiki, pointing back to your site, from a niche relevant page will pass power through, regardless of it being nofollow / dofollow.

I will say that any powerful link that is both topically relevant, and a dofollow would be best used to highlight an exact match or partial match term.

The reason for this is because of anchor text ratios. Each niche is different (the ratios), so we only have limited opportunities to use an exact match, so it makes sense for them to be the most powerful.

Another factor is topical relevancy.

Topical relevancy is becoming more powerful and is something to look at when doing keyword research, content. and structuring your site. This really aligns itself with Googles main goal of providing the searcher with the best results.

This bounce rate has been achieved mostly through contextual links. I have also manipulated the options a visitor can go when they hit certain pages.

Keep in mind that I have a limited amount of posts, so not many long tail phrases for one to visit and then bounce from again.

This will probably increase as more of my long tail posts start to rank.
Reply
jvranjes Premium
You gave me yet another powerful lecture, and in fact this is an eye-opening moment for me, although must admit that I cannot follow everything but I think I understand the point.

I realize now that I can do a lot about this related to my site. I just overlooked this in the past.

Thank you also for the comments about the bounce rate. I cannot reduce it regardless of what I do. All new posts are linked to several others, and I also go back to at least one previously published post and link it to the new post. The links are relevant, at least I think they are. But my bounce rate is very stable and very high.
Reply
BeauAndNik Premium
No problem Jovo, glad to help. I know of another technique to lower bounce rates but I can't quite remember.. I will hunt this out and possibly release training on it.

For all of my sites bounce rates generally reach around the 40 - 60% mark. This site is remarkably low but I put this down to the minimal amount of published content.
Reply
StepChook Premium
This is a fantastic post! I just wish I understood it all. But I'm fairly new to all of this, so I guess I will learn more and more as I go along.
Reply
jkryscynski Premium
Bookmark it. There's a follower mentality and a leader mentality. He my friend transcends those mentalities. This is required reading. it will come to you
Reply
BeauAndNik Premium
Thank you for the kind words. It really is an overview on the process (part of it) I use to validate a niche, analyse my competition and how to beat them.

It will make sense the further you travel down the rabbit hole!
Reply
BeauAndNik Premium
I appreciate your kind words and validation, Jason. Cheers!
Reply
jkryscynski Premium
exactly. I fully endorse the WA trainings and guidance. In the end, the rabbit wins the race. You can study your competition, then take the steps to crush them! You can help others and make money. Win wins are the goal. You made $5k and paid me $1k to achieve it. We both win.

Can you tell I played sports and a salesman? lol
Reply
BeauAndNik Premium
Hahahahaha i'm getting what you're putting out there. IM IN!
Reply
gmegs Premium
Hey Beau
... how to go - yeah!

I've bookmarked this
Reply
varleysheen Premium
A lot of it is not needed, the debate about backlinks still rages across the net.

As far as research suggests authority will be a thing of the past with this penguin update and being real time if any of the backlinks are not good quality could be painful
Reply
BeauAndNik Premium
Thank you for your comment...

A lot of WHAT exactly is not needed. Do share your wisdom I am interested to know. Be specific for the sake of the community.

Point out which parts of my process are unnecessary and leave a detailed reason why.

I'm all for people having their own opinion, and I hope it comes from a place of real testing (like this), not theory.
Reply
BeauAndNik Premium
Crickets!
Reply
VicMartinez Premium
LOL, and after several days, it appears those crickets are getting louder...and bigger too, almost as big and silly looking as in those old school Godzilla movies.

Informative and erudite post there Beau, general steps one can use in either the affiliate or local marketing arenas...now, do I know half of what you were writing about here, etc?
Heck no, 'still kinda wet behind the ears lol, but as an analogy, if one saw a pic of only a bodybuilder's huge a-- flexing bicep and nothing else, one doesn't need to see the rest of his body to already conclude that's one big S.O.B. from head to toe..and in the IM world, just after reading just this one blog of yours, and meeting and conversing with you a bit in chat so far, I've already concluded that you Sir, are one big S.O.B. in this arena, and it would be my sincerest pleasure to collaborate with you soon to begin to crush my local marketing competition like...well, like crickets. :)
Cheers, Vic.
Reply
BeauAndNik Premium
Thanks for the kind words Vic my man. I am still a journeyman and have plenty to learn and share.

I think his silence spoke more volume than his words.

"Never take financial advice from a broke man, unless you want to be broke" - Whoever

This applies here too.

ps. I look forwards to working with you too pal.
Reply
DavePage Premium
Top drawer information here, I just think for the average WA'er this is far too technical and reads like a vast amount of work
Reply
BeauAndNik Premium
a 19 page / post site with 92 backlinks that outranks a 200+ post site with 500+ backlinks... My site is only 4 months old, 2 months live vs 4 - 17 years??

which one has had more man hours??
Reply
BeauAndNik Premium
Dont let hard work deter you my friend. But in this case I worked smarter and obliterated years and years of work in a very short time
Reply
subra Premium
Congrats for progress to date. Thanks for sharing.
Bookmarking this for inspiration & to build a HowToChecklist.
Reply
BeauAndNik Premium
Thank you and you're welcome my friend.. reach out anytime
Reply
djroy Premium
My brain just exploded. Seriously, though, so much good information here. I don't understand much of it as I'm really new here, but I have bookmarked this post and will be reviewing it again.

Thanks for sharing with all of us!

-Daniel
Reply
BeauAndNik Premium
You're welcome Daniel. Its a pleasure sharing this with WA peeps. Encourages me to do more. I will look at doing videos of case studies too, just to appeal to MOST learning styles.

I am dyslexic and struggle to grasp things at the best of times. Its only by true grit and determination that I managed to get a handle on SEO (this is not even advanced seo ugh!).
Reply
LinDash01 Premium
All I can say is WOW that was an amazing post. Thank you Beau & I will have to bookmark it :)
Reply
BeauAndNik Premium
Thank you for your kind words :) I am glad you found it valuable
Reply
LinDash01 Premium
I subscibed to your newsletter as well :)
Reply
CathH1 Premium
this is a perfect check list of how its done! Thanks for sharing this Beau, you have raised the bar high on this. I hope it returns for you or are you just after domination now?
Reply
BeauAndNik Premium
Thank you for the kind words my friend. Just waiting for signals that this is going to be a worthwhile investment in terms of ROI (both money spent and my hourly rate). If its positive, I will push into domination phase.
Reply
CathH1 Premium
that testing and waiting stage must be a nail biting experience :-(
Reply
BeauAndNik Premium
I honestly enjoy it hahaha.
Reply
JohnA78 Premium
I want to be just like you when I grow up lol!
Reply
BeauAndNik Premium
LOL Bald, Brash and Beau-tiful. The 3 B's of Beast mode :P
Reply
ClareG Premium
Great post :) Bookmarked!
Reply
BeauAndNik Premium
Thank you my friend :)
Reply
lomulomu11 Premium
Great read, inspires me to go and learn more. Look forward to future updates. I wouldn't mind finding out what resources you used to gain all this how to knowledge.
Reply
BeauAndNik Premium
You sir are a scholar and a saint! Thank you for the kind words. All my knowledge comes from a group I pay $297 USD per month to be a part of.
Reply
Josh From Oz Premium
Nice Stuff Beau, I'm a bit disappointed you failed to write a post every week this month! Haha Just kidding.

But on a serious side you have 72 internal links with a total of 19 posts/pages. Do you have a MAX number of internal links you would add to a 1000-1500 word post. Or you just go willy nilly on it?.
Reply
BeauAndNik Premium
Hahahaha thanks Big Josh!

I have a pretty strict format I follow when it comes to internal linking. Each top level page of the silo has its own individual linking structure / menu. Essentially creating 5 different silos within the same site.

The only times I go willy nilly is if im being a silly billy!
Reply
BeauAndNik Premium
The contextual links have to make sense though. I use topically relevant phrases to interlink with.
Reply
Josh From Oz Premium
Yes, you would be a silly billy if the contextual links weren't relevant. I don't follow a strict Silo like yourself. But I know which pages I want to rank the most. So I do very rough silos I guess. With most pages linking to the money pages and other posts passing links up to other relevant posts and up to the money posts etc. Some posts I just link to all areas of my sites just because they would be relevant. Hence why I asked if you have a MAX number haha.
Reply
BeauAndNik Premium
Around 3 per post is my average.
Reply
jkryscynski Premium
My God. This is phenomenal. Must read. Bookmarked and put on my schedule to re read twice a week.
Reply
BeauAndNik Premium
hahahah thanks my good man!
Reply
jkryscynski Premium
The funny thing is this is exactly how I operate outside of WA. Just can't find it here. Work in progress I guess.
Reply
BeauAndNik Premium
Yes WA has a different approach. I personally dont believe in the "passion" approach. It sets you up for too much attachment to your site, which is essentially a tool.

I have an "estwing" hammer that I like to use... But im not overly attached to it!
Reply
Josh From Oz Premium
Yea I agree, I go where the money is, not my passions. Maybe because I have no passion lol. But I can understand why WA teaches to go with your passions as it does make writing easier. Unless you become an outsourcing King like yourself.
Reply
BeauAndNik Premium
As soon as I landed my first local client I hired VA's mate. It meant I didnt get paid YET, but it also meant I became 200% more effective and could produce 200% more workload.
Reply
onmyownterms Premium
This should be required reading for every member.
Reply
BeauAndNik Premium
Thanks Mel, this was the intention. To share what really works here and now
Reply
MPollock Premium
Nice research, get it done.
Reply
BeauAndNik Premium
SEO doesn't always have to be a slow doddle over 2 years to get anywhere!
Reply
AHohaia Premium
Hi, Beau, what an excellent post with so much in depth details. There is so much to learn from your thorough approach. I will have to read your post a few more times to grasp everything you mentioned. Well, still lots and lots to learn ...Looking forward to hearing how your new site is progressing.
All the best from Anke
Reply
BeauAndNik Premium
Thank you for the kind words Anke. There was still so much detail I could put in but I figured when people grasp this post they can reach out to me and ask for more detail on certain things.
Reply
Xaric Premium
I didn't understand the half of it, but it seems awesome :)
Reply
BeauAndNik Premium
Haha! When I talk about SEO to my friends and family they all pull the "owl" look.

Read over it a few times. The process is laid out. 80% of my results come from the competition analysis and keyword research I do.
Reply
BrianFord Premium
Thank's for your post!! Good going, keep up the good work
Reply
BeauAndNik Premium
Thank you for the kind words Brian
Reply
Keldyn Premium
Great to hear about your progress. I have followed your advice and my second website is coming along nicely now.
Reply
BeauAndNik Premium
Thats awesome mate!
Reply
Rob105 Premium
On another level, as usual. I hope you are not on my niches. Beau takes over the internet! :D
Reply
BeauAndNik Premium
Hahahaha thanks Rob. I am looking at pushing in to very competitive niches soon. Hitting those big dollars!
Reply
theresroth Premium
Beau, I've Tagged and Memoed this, I think you're about set to be a guest professor here at WA, although, of course, you're not a guest, you're part of the family......

This is , I can imagine, one of the most compact and detailled site success descriptions around......

With that kind of presence of mind, you'll soon be outsourcing again, and starting your third big project......

Maybe you'll even hire a team and do a group project.....

And do remember to relax and enjoy your passions once in a while, you are consistently earning more than the right to do so!

Cheers,
Therese

PS Made note to check out all your sites and tutorials.......
Reply
BeauAndNik Premium
Thank you for the kind words Therese, I would love the opportunity to share more with this community!

I was originally only going to write a small post focusing on how long term (17 years!!!!!) authority sites are not the be all and end all when it comes to ranking. My dinky little site with 19 indexed pages and posts is a serious threat against them.

The other point was to really drive home how on-page SEO is where you need to focus if you want the best chance of ranking. You can do all the backlinking you want but if your on-page sucks it won't help a bit.

What ended up happening was a complete reveal of my process. I didn't go in to heavy detail but you get the idea.

I didnt use any blackhat SEO techniques in this build. Just various shades of grey LOL.

I forgot to mention that My total amount of external backlinks are 20 (13 follow, 7 no follow) and 72 internal.

I have a few big projects on the books. I have extensive plans in place. Just need a team or a partner to build them.

I do agree I need to stop and smell the roses soon :) Plenty of money to be made. They are always printing it!
Reply
IMc Premium
That's one of the best posts I've read for a while.

I'm planning a new authority site & in the middle of getting my ideas together. Last few sites I've done have been amazon. But I've decided to do a site about something I care about instead. :-)

Just one question - for the social syndication are you using IFTTT?
Reply
BeauAndNik Premium
Thanks for your kind words. I too am really starting to gear up for new projects. Looking at JV's and more.

To answer your question, yes I am
Reply
JudeP Premium
You have great focus and determination and deserve every success coming your way :)
Reply
BeauAndNik Premium
Thank you Jude! That means a lot coming from you :)
Reply
Alan Hocking Premium
Sweet!

Keep us in the loop :)
Reply