Should I keep going?

Last Update: September 23, 2019

Hi All,

I’m looking for some guidance especially from anyone in the community that started a health website and built it into a reliable source of income.

I’m at a point having written nearly 200 posts pages blogs about different health conditions etc

When I google keywords that I have focused on when writing unique quality content all I see are the usual top health sites like webmd and others.

I feel that these sites are on the first page of google because of their authority and the number of pages on their sites.

I feel that the only way to compete with them is to write a minimum of 1000 pages.

This is a daunting task given that I work full time as well.

Basically I’m looking for idea, help or advice as to what I should do given my circumstances

Thanks for reading this

Fintan

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rannes Premium
But, as it is with everything in life, it is good to know when to hold'em and when to fold'em.

Good luck.
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VitaliyG Premium
Fintan, PM me your website, I'll have a look.
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Joes946 Premium
Good question Fintan. I see lots of posts and lessons that say the health market is one of the most difficult to break into. I have dabbled in it a bit and have not been too successful in it either. I think you really have to narrow your niche down and concentrate on some keywords that may not be used so much. Good luck to you on it.
Joe
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Fintyd Premium
Hi Joe,
Thanks for your advice, I feel that it could take years of writing posts to get enough visitors.
Meanwhile the large health sites are just so far ahead with a team of writers churning out content every day.
I just love writing about health mainly because my own experience drove me to search for information and natural solutions to my issues.
It’s kind of hard to go this far and not keep going.
The question is will it all be in vain because at the end of the day I want to see financial results
Regards
Fintan
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Joes946 Premium
It won't be in vain. Just more competitive. You can do it
Joe
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JustAPerson Premium
I think you are fighting against Google with this site unless you are (1) a healthcare professional (a doctor, a nurse) or (2) a person who is living with these health problems and writing from your own firsthand experience and making sure you make that fact crystal clearly.
Goog is trying to clean up the Internet. The idea is only true subject matter experts real authorities should be writing about certain subjects with medical being a primary one simply due to the huge risk readers could be placed in by listening to "just anyone".

That's my understanding on it. If you are a healthcare professional it should be fine. If you are writing from firsthand experience of suffering from certain healthcare problems and use that angle continually then it is probably fine. Be sure to always link to medical authority sites to back up things you are saying.

Just my understanding of it from what I have read.

You can google "google medical update" to see how a recent core update to their search engine hammered a huge number of sites in this area.
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rannes Premium
I hear ya!

200 posts and still no traction, wow.

I know Edison had more than a thousand failures before the light bulb finally came on but I don't think it will happen for you, sorry.

I also found some really awesome keywords, according to Jaaxy but none of my pages/posts are to be found on Google, at all.

Also, I found out along the way, that when I am searching for information on the web myself and I come across affiliate websites, I move along and keep looking. 99% of these pages are in my opinion full of pointless reviews and articles that have no real value so I am thinking that if this is how most people perceive the endless stream of "expert websites", the internet will just be more and more full of crap and only an insignificant portion of websites owners will ever see enough dough to make it worthwhile.

After 200 posts, how much do you make a month? How much traffic does your website get?

I am sorry to be the one pissing on your parade but sometimes one need to look at the hard facts, not the carrot put in front of you.

All the best.
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Fintyd Premium
Thanks for that I don’t quite agree that what I write is a pointless review rather a well researched article with scientific back up written by someone who is living with some of these health conditions and is working in healthcare.
The question is does Google really care about what I write in comparison to those massive health sites that don’t actually provide any more or any less relevant information on the health condition.
Cheers
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rannes Premium
Just to clarify. I do not think you write pointless articles or reviews. I have not read any of your stuff so I wouldn't know. My point was, that, despite tons and tons of great articles on your website, it is so easy to become lost on the internet. As you know, there's plenty of websites on the same topic so being able to stand out will be difficult.

Sorry if I offended you.
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Fintyd Premium
Thanks for that, no you didn’t offend me at all.
I just put so much into what I write it’s frustrating that things are happening so slowly.
But I will keep the faith and plow on
All the best
Fintan
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