Here is an interesting picture for you.



This image might be a bit small so I annotated it. (or you can zoom in)

As you can see, over the last month, my site has steadily improved and has received 6,383 unique visitors. 4,201 of them came from search engines.

Clearly then, siterubix can work very well with SEO. It might take a little while longer than having your own domain, but boy can it work well.

(this site was made in November, and I have been off and on with it for months. I kept abandoning it thinking it wasn't something I could make money from, and I was busy with other sites, but when you are getting this kind of traffic you find it hard to truly quit something)

All I did for this site was follow the WA training. The content wasn't even that great.

Can't show you the actual site now, because I have just upgraded it to my own domain, but as an afterthought I decided to show you the stats. If you are worried your siterubix site is going to fail. It won't fail you if you follow your training.
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SueSeymour Premium
That's amazing I haven't even got one site out there yet I better get my A into G thanks for sharing
Cheers
Sue
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1signbanner Premium
Thank you Dom. I am like your past.

Thanks again from Hawaii.

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EioEio Premium
Well, may I know the training you mean is follow the lessons 1 or the full course that require to sign up premium?
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fleurallen Premium
After reading Dom's post I would imagine he means the full course - the initial free access certainly points you in the right direction.
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William67 Premium
Lesson 1 provides more than enough information to get you started. However, to really get the ball rolling you would need to take advantage of the full course with premium.

Dom is showing how even with the free siterubix site you are able to still get decent traffic.
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EioEio Premium
Tq so much
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SueSeymour Premium
Thank you Dom, that's really helpful as I haven't even got my site up and running yet but I did feel WA wouldn't set us up on a site that did nothing for us so thank you very much I feel I have so much to do still and I will keep on keeping on.
Cheers
Sue
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Marlinda1 Premium
When you upgrade a siterubix site to a domain does the site trust, rankings, and stuff like that reset or do they transfer to the domain as well?
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DEversley Premium
Hi Marlinda,

Great question. Ranking, Site trust etc are all dependent on the domain name so ideally no...however, you can use 301 redirects. Please inquire about this with site support.
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/support

Also check this out
https://www.hobo-web.co.uk/how-to-change-domain-names-keep-your-rankings-in-google/
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Bimby Premium
very inspiring. thanks
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Urolin1981 Premium
Hi! DomW,
Very reassuring and inspiring. You make me surely to stay with WA and its community forever, i mean forever.

Thank you,

Good day!

James
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SantaFez Premium
This is very inspiring...thanks for sharing
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MichelleV1 Premium
Congrats...though i may be late saying...
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MichelleV1 Premium
Pretty inspiring!!!
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Melb47 Premium
Good to know. Thank you:-)
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Freddy33 Premium
Thank you for this! It goes to show how good site rubix can be!
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SunnyPark Premium
Thanks for sharing this, it helped me a lot. (:
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Renet Premium
Thanks Tom! That is so helpful! Good to know and I will work on that as well.

Peace,
Rene'
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Pamela111 Premium
That is great news. I was wondering, if I wrote and article here and if you left this article on siterubrix as a premium member, would it be wrong to link to it from one of my other sites-own domain or from some place like Medium? Or would that be a Google No-No. Or would WA have issue with it?
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Renet Premium
That's a very good question. I have not had that situation yet. I'm anxious to see the other answers members might have Thanks for the question!

Peace,
Rene'
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Pamela111 Premium
You are welcome! lol. I am sure I will have dozens more.
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Mabz Premium
thats really good news, I am glad that you can generate traffic from sub domains too!
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DSonic Premium
I had no idea this was the case. This is very interesting data.

Thanks Dom
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dgurtner Premium
Thanks for sharing your analytics. Yeah, that definitely makes me more confident in the siterubix site I'm working on here ;-)
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Hi Dom, thanks for this post. I was directed to this after I asked whether siterubix could generate traffic as effectively as having your own domain. Now I'm more confident to keep going with rubix for now whilst I continue to learn.
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dgurtner Premium
lol that's how I landed on this page too :-)
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ArnoldH1 Premium
Thanks for sharing.
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tanktopguy Premium
If I create a free sitrubix site, and decide to transfer it to my own dot com domain, most likely will have to change the name of the site, correct? I am asking, because there is a good chance the dot com domain name will not be available?
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NannaGoosey Premium
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Tue, May 16, 2017

Hi, Shawn.

You're right: there's a good chance the name chosen for a siterubix sub-domain won't available as a .com. But, it may be available as a .net, .org, etc.

With my own siterubix sub-domain, everything but .com was available, but I specifically wanted a .com, so I chose a different name.

The good new is, you can transfer your siterubix sub-domain to your domain, even if they have completely different names. I didn't know that when I first joined WA, so I started all over with my .com.


Sharon
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tanktopguy Premium
Thanks so much for your help! I understand it more now.
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NannaGoosey Premium
Hi, Shawn.

You're so welcome! I'm delighted I could help you understand it more.
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dil0051 Premium
Is it possible to change from siterubix.com to .com domain after 2 to 3 months later? Is it affect google ranking? Please reply.
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KTurman1 Premium
I asked a similar question a couple of weeks ago. From the responses that I received, it seems that Google is more likely to rank the .com domains over those that have something along the lines of the siterubix.com domain. I also had a couple of people respond that they tend to go to sites that have a .com domain over those that have a site builder domain.

The overall decision is up to you! You can change it at any time. The one factor that made me decide to change mine to a .com domain is the fact that the fee for the domain is for a year -- so I thought I would give it a shot if it would possibly increase my chances of being ranked by Google. But the choice is totally yours!
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immistermike Premium
In a nutshell, you're basically starting over where Google is concerned. However, as a rule Google will like the .com domain over the siterubix.com sub-domain. Besides, using a .com domain that you purchased Having your own domain also comes across as more professional and dedicated to the "long haul" which helps build trust in your site.
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CJDodaro Premium
Absolutely, just don't delete your old site for 30 - 60 days.
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immistermike Premium
Yep! Makes a good place to put a link to the new domain!
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CJDodaro Premium
There you go.
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Sylvain34 Premium
That's good to know if i just want to start first for free!
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NannaGoosey Premium
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Tue, May 9, 2017

Hi, Dom, this is a very titillating post!

I'm fairly new to building websites, but I'm working very hard to understand everything involved with doing that at WA.

I hope you don't mind, but if you have time could you answer some questions for me, or point me toward any answers already "out there?"

For WA members with free accounts, the following is shared between the two free siterubix subdomains. (I asked Support to be sure it was shared, not per. They confirmed):

5 GB website space; and
2 GB data transfer
(I'm assuming "data transfer" means bandwidth.)

Surely the 25 siterubix subdomains we're allowed as premium members don't have to share 5 GB website space and 2 GB bandwidth - or do they?

How much website space and bandwidth ARE we allowed on our siterubix subdomains after we upgrade our accounts? Is it shared or per?

I realize this post is over four years old, but do you remember if the results you had for the siterubix subdomain in your post happened while you were still a free member of WA - while the subdomain had a maximum allowance of 5 GB website space and 2 GB bandwidth?

If so, that would be truly heartening!

If anyone in the community can provide any information, please do. It would be very helpful and very much appreciated!


Sharon
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Kyle Premium
The Managed Wordpress hosting you have access to here at WA is matched by very few hosts in the industry in terms of quality, security, speed, and support. It definitely is not a budget host like the other shared hosting companies out there. The hosting you get here at WA is comparable to $250 per MONTH hosting packages.

You can learn more about it here and get a full breakdown of the technical specs of what you get here (and also see direct comparisons with other Managed Wordpress hosts in the industry).

http://www.wealthyaffiliate.com/hosting/

You can host up to 25 of your own domains and 25 free .siterubix.com websites on your Premium hosting platform here at WA.
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NannaGoosey Premium
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Wed, May 10, 2017

Hi, Kyle!

Thanks for the link. I've read that page and looked at the comparison chart for WA's Premium hosting vs other places' paid hosting many times. (The page has been in my bookmarks for months, lol.)

Because I took the time to research and verify it myself, I know this is true:
"The Managed Wordpress hosting you have access to here at WA is matched by very few hosts in the industry in terms of quality, security, speed, and support. It definitely is not a budget host like the other shared hosting companies out there."

And I know:
"You can host up to 25 of your own domains and 25 free .siterubix.com websites on your Premium hosting platform here at WA."

I love WA. I plan to promote it because I believe in it and in you and Carson. When I finally monetize my site, WA may be the first product/service I recommend.

The problem is:
I don't want to promote something I can't answer pointed questions about. Specifically, the questions I asked Dom, as well as this one:

How much bandwidth do we get, per domain, in GB?

"500K Visitors/month" doesn't help me understand, since bandwidth is needed for so much more than that.

If you're willing to answer any of the questions I asked Dom, or say how many GB of bandwidth we get for each domain we host on WA, I will sing your praises. Literally. To the very next person I see.

Surely the information I'm asking for isn't "secret" - is it?


Sharon
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apollobay Premium
Thanks for sharing! Inspiring!
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Marcell1 Premium
Wow this truly encouraging...Thanks for the share.
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Thank you,
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botipton Premium
As you proved here yes you can get traffic to a siterubix site
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crispvision Premium
Thanks for Sharing this encouraging insight !
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BillDan Premium
thanks for this, just hit lesson 2 and was told to transfer my domain to my own. Im doing this to earn more, not spend more.
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MsMoneyHoney Premium
Top level domains are generally "better" in the long run for a variety of reasons. They index faster, they lend more credibility, and they represent your original business as you build your brand using either a keyword rich domain or "something memorable." Domains are usually purchased on an annual basis for approx. $13.00 per year, and if you purchase through WA, they throw in the Privacy Protection at no further cost.

So, while, yes, the two free sub-domains do catch traffic and can earn money, it is generally wiser to go with a top-level domain that you own.
~MMH
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All this information is very helpful. Thanks. Helen
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Milar Premium
Thank you, this is informative. I have a siterubix site and a domain. I had neglected it but i am now going back to concentrate on it since my premium is expiring for my domain. Question: how do you get the traffic stats, looks like i missed something in the training.
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MsMoneyHoney Premium
That's from Google Analytics...
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MEsmeriz Premium
Cool! It answered some of my doubts! Thank you!!
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Grest info! Thanks!
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Needed to see this. Thanks!
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JudithO Premium
That's great traffic! How far along into the training were you to achieve these results?
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DomW Premium
Not far, I think I'd been in WA a few months only
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Cuca54 Premium
Okay thank you
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Cuca54 Premium
They telling they can't denifer my. siterubix. That I'm not the owner
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Cuca54 Premium
Adsense. Google mastertool
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autumn56 Premium
the google webmaster tool if you have it set up will work just fine if you just plug the code into all in one seo. all of my siterubix sites are verified. AdSense on the other hand DOES NOT allow subdomains to be approved for an initial account and siterubix just like wordpress blogger wix etc are all subdomains so they won't approve those types of websites.

If you want to use adsense you will eventually have to purchase a domain from a registrar either here, namecheap, godaddy etc and have your siterubix transferred to it.

hope that made sense
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Cuca54 Premium
Thank Dom but I'm having a little problem. getting my. siterubix. google is telling that. Isn't my site
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autumn56 Premium
are you applying for adsense or are you having troubles getting it verified in google webmaster tools
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Thanks for sharing
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theresroth Premium
Amazing-seeing is believing, and it proves again, how great the WA training really is.....
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TSpurgeon Premium
Thank you for sharing this great information.
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archerycat Premium
Yes thank you. I hope I have similar results
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timyen0826 Premium
Thanks for the great post. nice to know that I can work on my site 'free' and when there is proven traffic can switch to the professional/paid domain name. tks,
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that's what i am thinking about too
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happydeaf Premium
Thanks for sharing this. Kyle recommends me to read your article about free siterubix sites. I have two paid domain names and decide to make good use of two freebies.
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MsMoneyHoney Premium
Awesome - Good to know!
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Marlon92 Premium
Thanks for sharing! This is another boost to my motivation!
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RachelWilder Premium
Thanks for the post! You just made my confidence in WA increased by a lot.
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Vienil Premium
thanks for this info. I was planning to be an affiliate to an online shop and want to try it with my free website. It gives hope. :) LOL thanks for this blog
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AlistairC Premium
Anyone here knows currently will siterubix rank equal or better than dot com sites in google?
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theresroth Premium
From a bit of a summary of things I've heard and read so far, I don't think it plays as large a role as quality content with a few keywords, social interaction and daily, continual addition of all of the above.....
Adding new posts, new information, communicating on a daily basis still is the one thing that will start things rolling in the right direction....
Hope this helps....
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Alistair. I have both Dot Com and SiteRubix and to be honest with you there's sometimes a difference with my site's ranking but I believe its down to the keywords and seo I have.
Have a nice day.
Robert
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theresroth Premium
I think this observation's 100 percent correct.....
Matches everything I'm learning.......
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wow. thanks for sharing... makes me hopeful
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MilodonHemi Premium
I didn't know this was a 2 year old post, and things change pretty fast online, and not to the favor of the siterubix subdomain, it seems to me.
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MilodonHemi Premium
A flicker of hope until I get my own domain.
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dancinscot Premium
After reading the post and the below comments I'm now wondering - so why does anyone use siterubix? Isn't it a lot of work (I'm doing the lot of work right now) to then go on to a .com? Is it easy to export the content?
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jamz2030 Premium
You just answered a question I was about to ask. Thanks for posting.
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TravH Premium
Very useful... I'll reference this in the article I'm preparing to write on siterubix.
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Dom.
I have two sites within WA and my Rubix one is doing a lot better than the one with my own Domain Name.
I think it depends what name you actually gave to your Rubix one.
When you are first starting out with WA and create your Rubix site of course you have to give it a name so you really think about it because of the niche you want to market in.
After that with a wee bit more experience and marketing knowhow under your belt you tend to change it completely when you choose your own Domain Name for it.
Why is this I don't know but I have seen many member's Rubix sites doing well then it all goes pear shaped after the buy their own Domain and change to it.

Great post showing what can be achieved.
have a nice day.
Robert
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DomW Premium
It's nothing to do with the name. Siterubix sites are hosted on an already existing domain (siterubix.com itself) so have good domain age, whereas a brand new domain isn't trusted by Google right off the bat.
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Robert-A Premium
Hello. I have to disagree. It does depend on what you decide to name your site. No point in giving it a crap name that will never see the light of day on search engine results.
I also know that Rubix sites do a lot better but that does change when you rename it to a bought domain.
I also know that new sites with their own domain take a while to be ranked.
The point I was trying to make is that no matter what your Rubix site is called the rank will change with a new domain name.
Have a nice day.
Robert
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DomW Premium
Right, but evidence says otherwise. Whenever I have switched a siterubix to it's own domain, the rank has gone up.
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Robert-A Premium
Then why say -

a brand new domain isn't trusted by Google right off the bat

You seem to change your mind pretty quickly when someone disagrees with you.
Have a great day anyway.
Robert
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DomW Premium
Yeah that wasn't very clear was it, not sure what my first comment was about. Think I misunderstood you and was answering why siterubix does ok but brand new domains don't. Switching from SR to brand new shouldn't mess with ranking.
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Shawn Martin Premium
Now kids, settle down..... :)
I have had mixed results myself, some went up and some went down. I think it has to do with all of the above or variations of that :)
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Jim-Bo Premium
good to know! wondering if it was also profitable in its siterubix guise?
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CheBraxton Premium
I was just worried about that till i found this, thanx Dom
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CheBraxton Premium
I was just worried about that till i found this, thanx Dom
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Pluto24 Premium
Oh my gosh, knowing this really means a lot to me. I must give thanks to bthiel who kindly lead me to this post. At this time I don't want to purchase my own domain until I can generate some income from my site, but I was encouraged to do otherwise. I think I gave the impression that I felt it was too expensive, but that wasn't the case. Anyhow, I am once again encouraged, thanks to your posting. It really has helped me with my decision. --jan
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DomW Premium
Well you will do 3-4 times better with your own domain, and bear in mind this post is 2 years old. It takes longer to rank in Google now
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Pluto24 Premium
I understand. Thank you again.
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Did you get more revenue along with bigger traffic?
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DomW Premium
Yes
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i am trying to make that happen for me as well before i upgrade hahaha let's hope for the best. Feeling pumped up hahaha :)
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Great post really useful info. I have been putting a huge amount of time into might Siterubix site (don't have the funds to upgrade yet) and was worry I wouldn't be able to get traffic without a domain . Thanks for sharing!
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aurelien29 Premium
thank you that is exactly what I needed to read after the bummer of the 1st lesson on the building your own traffic producing website where it says first get your domain. Uffff
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veteran Premium
Very useful Dom. Thank you.
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Ty for sharing, needed that as it'll be a while before I can upgrade.
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Sergs Premium
This is a great Case Study for traffic generation, DomW. Thank you for sharing. All the best, Jhen
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That's great but what does that mean in financial terms?
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Pauric Premium
More traffic usually means more money. However it has to be quality traffic. You can actually get huge traffic but if they're not clicking you're not going to make anything.
Good SEO and quality keywords are the key to quality traffic.
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CamEldon Premium
Thank you for the encouraging post. Showing your results is a great way to help other people keep motivated.
Thanks again,
~ Cam
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Joph Premium
Great post. Very inspiring.
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Kiona Premium
Now this is really motivating
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thanks for the motivation
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ladyj4180 Premium
It's great to see that anything is possible as long as you follow the training.
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majesticmoon Premium
thanks for the inspiration for new comers this definitely helps.
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MarcosV Premium
Thanks for sharing your stats. The positive trend is very clear. Keep the vibe alive!
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sanjithecook Premium
Thanks so much for this! I was nervous that with a sub domain I wouldn't be able to attract as many visitors but when I saw this, most of my worries went down the drain! And you said you only used what was taught in WA which makes me even happier!
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DrewDoggett Premium
Madness! Great stuff! Thanks for sharing this encouraging info :)
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ChristphrLee Premium
That's great to know Dom, thanks!
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letsreel90 Premium
Thanks for this. I'm using siterubix right now so I feel encouraged now.
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MiguelG Premium
Great info!
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glad you posted this it just help reasure the trust we all put into wealthy affiliate
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Younus Premium
Thank you for this post. It is encouraging and awesome. It brings out the potential of siterubix and possibilities ahead.

Please let me know that if a premium member can create as plenty siterubix websites as he wants.

Cheers.
Thank you..
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msant21 Premium
Good to know :)
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KateR Premium
Thank you for this post! It's very encouraging! I, too have been a bit on and off, I've failed a lot at online marketing sites and am just concerned I don't have what it takes to excel in my niche...also, finding money to purchase a domain, use jaxxy and pay $50/month for WA is a bit discouraging to a poor person lol :P Again, thanks for posting this! Some faith has been restored!
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Nicolasa Premium
Very interesting, i have a second site and hoped to keep it siterubix for now until i start seeing some dividends. This gives me hope. Thank you!
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Wow! How in the world did you create such amazing traffic? Just followed the SEO tips in Course 1?
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MKerby Premium
Thanks, for sharing that.
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CJWegner Premium
Thanks for showing this. It just made my mind up on what to do!
`Christina
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Minaluver Premium
Not that is certainly encouraging. I was under the impression that Siterubix sites were just the beginning and that we shouldn't expect too much from them in the way of traffic. I guess I was wrong.
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Kyle Premium
They are definitely a stepping stone for many, but many also have a mix of both Siterubix websites as well as their own domains. At some point you want your own domains as it gives you full control, but Siterubix.com websites can absolutely rank!
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DomW Premium
Well, once I switched that site to its own domain, the traffic doubled! so still a stepping stone of sorts :)
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Yeah Kyle, I believe Siterubix is going to be a a stepping stone for me in my Internet business adventure! Very glad you got it to rank very well!! This shows WA is no joking grounds.
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DomW Premium
It was me not Kyle ;) which proves that anyone can do it!
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Oh ok. But I was actually commenting to Kyle.
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rufat Premium
Thank you Dom for encouraging info!
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hippy Premium
Hi, It's nearly a year on and I'm interested in knowing how your site is now going with your own domain. Was it the right decision to change to your own domain?
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Kyle Premium
At some point, it is always going to be a decision you have to make. Even if the traffic stays the same, it can be very valuable as when you move to your own domain you OWN it, it appreciates in value like real estate, and it gives you full brand control and recognition. :)
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Helps - thanks - as long as edit ends up where supposed to be
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this would help me a lot,great for new person like me.
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DomW Premium
Yep, a perfect example :)
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Poetman Premium
WOW! That kind of proof is impossible to ignore! May my own sojourns be as bountiful :)
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betcha Premium
Thanks for posting, Dom! I guess I don't have to move my siterubix.com anymore.
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this post really motivated me
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Eric62 Premium
Thanks Dom,
It's good to know because I am using the siterubix. I figured that if the siterubix was made by WA then it should be getting some pretty decent traffic.
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ThinkFast Premium
Thanks for posting this. How long before you began to get traffic from search engines?
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DomW Premium
i dunno, three to six weeks i guess? it totally depends on your niche, your competition, your keywords etc, so I'm not going to give an exact figure
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lizonline Premium
Thanks Dom
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lizonline Premium
Nice part of the country - I'm in London although I'm originally from the north west
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DomW Premium
ah ok. There are quite a few Uk people active here on WA. Welcome to the crowd
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lizonline Premium
say no more. What part of the UK are you from?
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DomW Premium
Surrey
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lizonline Premium
Why the move to Taiwan?
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DomW Premium
long story, but basically wanted to try living abroad for a while
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lizonline Premium
Thanks Dom
I love the fact that I can always get a quick response from someone in WA - doesn't matter what time of day it is there's always someone out there! :) Are you in the UK?
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DomW Premium
Nope, I'm from UK originally but I live in Taiwan
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lizonline Premium
Thanks for your replies Dom - in your opinion should I complete the modular training in order first or go straight to the Google analytics module you suggested?
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DomW Premium
GA training doesn't take long, it's not going to through you off kilter to do it now
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lizonline Premium
Sorry also wanted to ask if the site you mention promotes WA or your own niche
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DomW Premium
it wasn't a WA site no. But with keyword research and following training, it doesn't matter much what it promoted, it can get traffic.
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lizonline Premium
I'm still new here so not sure a what stage of the training I will learn how to install a tracker - I'm of course curious to see if I have had ANY traffic!
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ericrk7 Premium
Cool! I like this!! I noticed that siterubix has quite a bit more SEO tools than other website makers--especially because we get an unlimited amount of them to work on, with our pro-membership--definitely well worth it!

Eric
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DomW Premium
That is down to Wordpress not Siterubix, but yes they are excellent and great for test sites and learning wordpress
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woiw, awesome dom, thank u for sharing
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DomW Premium
No problem, glad you liked it
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scottyb2good Premium
Dom, I'll comment again. GOOD STUFF ! But, where do you get the chart?? Google Analytics? Like to show these specs for my siterubix and my own domain. Thanks.
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DomW Premium
Yeah google analytics
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Kyle Premium
And here is a video to walk you through the process of manually setting up Google Analytics on your Wordpress site (could be a SiteRubix if you wanted).

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/manually-adding-google-analytics-to-your-website
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DomW Premium
Thanks Kyle, a useful fellow as ever
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Good to know Dom Thanks!
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MiaMarcus Premium
Great! I wish I was there. But so far, I have not any traffic on my sites. Hope I know what I'll do in the future. But do you need any drawing or art - I am here :) / Mia
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DomW Premium
you can do it :)
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smilley Premium
It's great to see you on board, Mia! What kind of things can you draw? and do you have examples of your work?
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Sherion Premium
Great! I have some siterubix sites and also blogspot. They do just as well with traffic as my others. I have mixtures from com to info to org also. There seem to be so many extensions these days that I think more people pay attention to the title than the domain name. I pay more attention to my keywords and content. Thanks for sharing this post with us and you have done really well.
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DomW Premium
thanks. Yeah I think blogspot may have a slight advantage in terms of speed that it ranks, but I also think many people think "amateur" when they see the blogspot extension so like you say the content and title is worth more
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Sherion Premium
I have a Favicon that I use so the big B doesn't show up. But, if people don't understand the extension to begin with then it doesn't matter. If I was building a big authority site then I would use probably a .com When you are doing a search do you always look at the extension? One of the biggest sites I know which is a work at home site is a blogspot. This guy does great on it. Just in my opinion is someone looking at your site that you mentioned above and saying oh, that is a free siterubix site? So, it is probably not an authority. I know that I personally don't look at all of the extensions. I look at the snippet when I search for anything online. But, that is me.
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DomW Premium
well obviously NOW i look at the extensions because I am curious, but I think before I started in the online world I still looked, however that could just be because it was something that interested me. Anyway, you are probably right that most people don't look. Great to hear some blogspot sites can do so well. Wonder why he doesn't switch to a .com if his site does so well?
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smilley Premium
yeah. I've read many articles that dictate Wordpress a more robust blogging platform. Is this still considered true, or did Blogger improve itself recently?
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DomW Premium
wordpress is by far superior
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wendyk Premium
Great Job DomW
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DomW Premium
thanks wendy
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DomW Premium
I used a domain name that was more authority than EMD, but it did have related keywords in it. They were not exact matches though
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MiaMarcus Premium
EMD is a pop group here in Sweden...
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Andrew4Study Premium
Did you used your targeted keywords in the domain name, or just wrapped it in the content well?
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DomW Premium
see above
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Andrew4Study Premium
Great job Dom! Congrats on your Success!
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DomW Premium
thanks
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emanuel17 Premium
I agree
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smilley Premium
I agree. Books aren't the most lucrative starting out. Perhaps if you narrowed it down to "quitting smoking from age 18-30", or "quitting smoking for seniors" might have panned out a little more.
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DomW Premium
who knows, but I'm happy with where I am so far
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smilley Premium
really? that's amazing! what kind of site was your first?
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DomW Premium
my first was a quit smoking one which I later realized was way too competitive and I was promoting a $10 book on Amazon, which would mean I got about .40cents per sale, so i moved on