Sudden Spike On A Forgotten Niche Website
I've been having an exceptionally great May so far but this update I have for you is the cherry on the cake this morning
I just came across something on my "Webmaster Tools" that shocked me (in a good way) this morning.
The Webmaster Tools screenshot you are seeing above is from a small niche review site that I was working on last year,but let go because it wasn't something I was really passionate about.
I had totally forgotten I even had Webmaster Tools installed on this site but I noticed something was happening from the sudden increase I was getting in comment email notifications for the site in my inbox.
After a few days of this unusual activity, I decided to take a look and see what was going on and to my surprise, one of the posts is suddenly ranking for a high-traffic keyword.
As you can see, I've been getting <50 SEO traffic for the most part of this site's life but now it's more in the 100 to 200 range - daily!
Keep in mind that this is a "forgotten website", with only 19 posts and pages on there that are suddenly getting this much traffic.
3 Small Lessons For Us All:
The training here works:
I know this has been said many times over before but it still amazes me (even after 6 years with Wealthy Affiliate), how if you simply follow the training, you're bound to success!
You never know when your big break is coming:
As you can see from my other WA blog "Success Takes Time", this is the nature of niche websites.
You may think you're getting nowhere but you only need 1 posts to hit it out of the park to propel you to new heights.
Do not give up:
Sadly, I did give up on this website a long time ago but that was because I was working on other sites that were (still are) my priority.
If you're struggling with a niche website, then take this as a sign to keep chugging forward with it.
Going from 10 people a day to 100 people a day could be just another blog post away.
My Plan Moving Forward With This Blog
Now that there's some buzz going on this site, I am thinking of starting posting regularly again with the help of a hired content writer.
I am still not sure if this sudden spike in traffic will hold so I won't be shifting my focus entirely right now but I will be planning in the weeks ahead some ways to get it moving regularly again.
The topic of the site is pretty easy and straightforward so it shouldn't be hard to find a writer who can take care of this site that won't cost too much.
Ask Me Anything
I hope this message gives you some confidence and inspiration. Feel free to ask me any questions you may have down below in the comments - I'm in a good mood so I'd love to answer some comments haha.