I passed a pretty big milestone earlier this year and didn't even realize it. I had opened up my stats this morning and checked out the 'All Time' column and saw something that was quite surprising.

10,000,000+ people have visited my blog since I first started it way back in 2007.

This is also coming on the heels of my 10th anniversary. That means I'm averaging over one million visitors to my site per year.

What's my secret?

I don't have one.

I create content and publish new articles to my site 5x per week. That's it. That's all there is to it and I've been saying it for years now.

This simple "secret" has been the sole reason of my success and the reason why I am able to run a full-time business from anywhere in the world.

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JelenaBB Premium
That is great. I started with 2 posts, now I write 3 posts a week. Hope I will get to 5 posts a week.
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MelaniLukito Premium
Still 5 working days a week, lol. Amazing.
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Walkes2 Premium
The key is writing content on ab emulate basis and i only wish I I had the time to post 5 times a week. Once a week for me but traffic has started so here I come!
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lgobeille Premium
This is an extraordinary accomplishment, but it makes me kind of nervous, too! You mean to say you wrote over 2000 articles about the same topic? How in the world do you do that!?
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MrsKiersten Premium
He probably chose a niche that he felt comfortable coming up with a lot of topics for. For example, if my niche was "modifying Suzuki Samurais", then I could write all sorts of articles on car parts, maintenance, highlight some cool mods that other people have done, talk about locations to go off-roading, etc. It's a pretty specific niche, but there are still a lot of things to write about.
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Lowaikar Premium
It sounds the secret is write, write and write.
Barbara
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MelaniLukito Premium
I think so.
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CraigW315 Premium
Craaaaaazy.

And wonderful. Congrats.

I can't wait to get to that point. Right now I'd be happy just to get 10 visitors a month.
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WealthyAsFCK Premium
That's crazy. I spent half the time here going off and learning just about every trick meanwhile I stopped publishing and working on my original site.
Nice work bro.
Do you use social media at all?
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SPASM1 Premium
Just proves planning, research, diligence and plain old hard work can = GOOD LIFE! Well done mate.
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AriefWibowo Premium
That's amazing!
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RoopeshG Premium
Fantastic stuff
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orsveress Premium
thats a lot of writing brother lol
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xxMacxx Premium
super cool!
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ali-amin Premium
awesome !
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Ovidiu Premium
Really impressive!
Thanks
Ovidiu
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Jimmyk16 Premium
Wow, great work.
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Aobasesan Premium
Awesome. Thanks for sharing
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Bimby Premium
Great post! Love it.
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kingfish48 Premium
Thank you... this blog is motivating.
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E-Udoh Premium
Congratulations and thank you for sharing this with us!
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littlemama Premium
Love this post! Thanks :)
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Roper Premium
5x a week you said? How do you continuously come up with content?
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AnisChity Premium
Just keep looking for keywords, use the alphabet soup technique, type ideas on Wa keyword tool.

I write one post per day and I have tons of keywords to the point that I don't what keywords to use.

There are tons of ways to find keywords, sometimes I spend more than 2 hours looking for keywords that will cover one month of daily new content.
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LouisaB Premium
Thank you for sharing this.
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SPASM1 Premium
I love that secret of yours and thanks for sharing it.

i.e. "I create content and publish new articles to my site 5x per week. That's it. That's all there is to it and I've been saying it for years now."

Yep, its simple. There is no substitute for drive and hard work.

Big thanks for the reminder.
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mattmike7 Premium
Thanks for the motivation and sharing. Deanna
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Googlmans Premium
Cool...but that means you only have another 7.3 Billion or so people left to visit your site. ;)
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kevonwilson Premium
5x a week incredible, for ten years? wow. That's like 2,600 posts.
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Roybretton Premium
I hear you Steve, sometimes I believe that we make things too complicated! Five blog posts a week and people will come to your site, but most of us don't do this!

All the best to you Steve, Roy.
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BBoulton1 Premium
5X per week. That's awesome!
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CaribbeanSon Premium
Its great that you have so much success and I know it wasn't easy.Cograts
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anicdao Premium
Hi! Just wondering how long it usually takes to scale an affiliate marketing business to make a full-time income from it?

I'm new to affiliate marketing and I want to set a realistic goal. Thanks!
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jmatos Premium
Hi! I would say 1 year is a great goal to set.

PS. This includes consistency with as many hours as you can put in a week.

- Jonathan
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jmatos Premium
Let me correct this. Make it 3 years. 1 year being profitable. Many have seen exceptions to this such as Colton (https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/coltonjames/blog/my-first-10-000-month), but I would say this is realistic for average people (who put in the hard work).

Great Question!
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anicdao Premium
Hi Jonathan, thank you so much! I set my goal to see my first commission check (doesn't matter the amount) at 6 months and at 1 year as being profitable.

Thanks again for the link!
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SandraAngela Premium
Hi, Steve! I don't understand how you can write 5 new posts every week- when do you find the time to check out 5 new products every week? How can you be sure if they are good products or if they are scams if you have only one day to write a post about it?
Thanks for your answer! Best regards!
Sandra
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Vanessa-WA Premium
Maybe he outsources some content? Also, perhaps he reads reviews written by others and synthesizes what others are saying. We are told in our training that we can do that as most of us can't afford to be buying all products that we are reviewing.
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lleemcdonald Premium
Even that takes a good deal of time. I had been discouraged initially trying to keep up with the learning, communications, product research AND blogs. Since then, I am more focused on quality than quantity and doing what I can within my home and work schedule. Over time, it will all work out.
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SandraAngela Premium
Thanks for your answer, Vanessa! Regards!
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Swangirl Premium
You can do multiple posts on the same product from different angles. You can target different demographics also. So one post might target college students, while another targets retirees (if you were promoting WA). I review cat products so I am now writing new posts for the same products but with different keywords targeted. The first one may be how to treat bad breath in cats and this next one is how to treat tooth and gum disease. I am reviewing the same product but reaching different searchers.
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MarinaSP Premium
Swangirl, what a great idea! Your comment was very helpfull to me because I also dread of 5x/week posting (I can imagine 1x, but 5!) - you've made it easier describing your experience with writing. Thanks!!!
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Swangirl Premium
Good, I am glad it helped!
Jessica
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AndiTointon Premium
Thank you, time to up my anti.
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sweetchance Premium
Great! Congratulations. That is amazing.
Thanks for sharing.
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tessfuzzell Premium
Thank you for sharing. I find your post very informative.
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AriefWibowo Premium
Wow.. That's amazing! I will have to catch up to you.
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SamiWilliams Premium
Great encouragement!
Thank you,
Sami
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Juliusrocks Premium
Congrats Steve! Wow...one day my site will have that views :-) Dream Big right...nothing wrong with it's FREE..lol

Cheers!
Julius
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janbey Premium
Simple but very effective, simple is usually best.
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ljeuceda305 Premium
Congrats! So post 5x per week huh...
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nigelchua Premium
Wow - super!
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Saladdine Premium
Congratulations
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Marilynm1 Premium
Wow! Congratulations. I will begin the same with my BLOG today. Thank you for telling us your "secret".
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Thesecret101 Premium
Creating 5x week for 10 years is a mighty effort, I'm curious, don't you run out of things to write about? That's about 2.6K articles.

I must bow down to you, haha
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DomW Premium
He hasn't written his own content for years and there are always new scams to review
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Thesecret101 Premium
thanks for the heads up
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LouisaB Premium
Thank you so much for your truth. I will learn from it too.
Congrats to you!

That say a lot and build up my confident to continue going forward.

Louisab.
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BeatrizS Premium
Thanks this helps to create a better vision for my future stats! haha cheers to success :)
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Tasana Premium
Great Success! Congratulations!!!

Thanks for sharing that you achieved that by posting articles on your web site 5/5.
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Simple is good. You are a great asset to our community :)
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viyee Premium
Hi Great success! Thank you very much for sharing.
Congratulations!
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alanoneill Premium
Thanks so much for sharing. It really helps to learn consistency and that it's all possible.
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Mike-Writes Premium
That's awesome, Steve!

Mike
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cindyaleach Premium
Happy Anniversary and kudos to you for your success, Steve. I am one of your "internet babies". A post you wrote is why I am now affiliated with WA.

Thank you, and please have much continued success with your sites.

Cindy Stensgaard
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Wayne66 Premium
Very nice, very nice indeed. Happy for your success and the encouragement that I/we can do this as well.
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Lilika84 Premium
Whenever I lose a motivation I get back to you :)
Thanks :)
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johnwnewman Premium
AWESOME!! :-)
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Capu1 Premium
Congratulations Ive,
What you have accomplished is wonderful. I know I have a long way to go. in fact, my familiarization with new technology is still a foreign subject to me but I know that with patience and dedication I can make the difference and help people as well as myself..

thank you for the information,
Lisa
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IveTriedThat Premium
Wherever you are in the process, always remember that we all had to go through the exact same steps.
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KelseyLim Premium
Great achievement Steve. You are my role model. [Kelsey}
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IveTriedThat Premium
Cheers Kelsey!
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Ivine Premium
Hi, wonderful success. Irv.
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TravH Premium
GREAT INFO!!! Thank you for sharing your secret to success...
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IveTriedThat Premium
Thanks for reading!
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ReyD Premium
That's so awesome! Thanks for this blog, Steve! That's the same thing that I've just learned from watching a little documentary about Bob Hurley of Hurley International the surfwear company! He said that all he did was keep at it and didn't stop. He stated that he wasn't the most talented or gifted. Bob said that he just kept going. Thanks again for this encouragement :)
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IveTriedThat Premium
What was the name of that documentary? I'd like to check it out!
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DELJAR Premium
Great job, Steve! You are an inspiration for everyone to follow. The secret is consistency in producing quality content. What I lack is the consistency and need to find the time to work on it. I will give it a try. Thank you for your awesome post! :)
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Marcus1978 Premium
Inspiring stuff indeed!
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Anh Premium
Wow congratulations, Steve!

I am amaze by how you can publish up to 5 posts per week, did you outsource since the beginning? Personally I can't write as much, I try to make the most out of each articles I publish both in terms of SEO and content quality.

Stay awesome,
Anh
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IveTriedThat Premium
I was writing 5 articles per week by myself for a few years. I now have a few writers on staff and that allows me to focus on other areas of my site these days.
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Anh Premium
My hat off for you, Steve. As a blogger, I know how writing that much per week is no easy feet, no wonder you succeeded. Great job!
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wweb53 Premium
that's great Steve, we all know you are the man!! thanks for the up date, a lot of us can use it. Makes you feel good!
william
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jmatos Premium
Awesome! Thank you so much for updating us Steve.
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AngelBcn Premium
That's awesome! You are an inspiration to all of us
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hutch78uk Premium
Well played, Steve. Well played :)
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Ericabried Premium
Awesome Steve - and there's no super secret special sauce!
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JewelCarol Premium
Hey Steve, you are an inspiration to us, thanks so much for sharing! I love this post. :)
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Funkydunc208 Premium
That is why guys like you need to be at WA. You are experienced gurus who validate all the training that we do here.
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IveTriedThat Premium
Ah don't call me a guru lol
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Googlmans Premium
That is great! You worked hard and stayed the course. A milestone well deserved.
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Kyle Premium
10.5 million, awesome stuff!

I love your statement about there being no secret. Naturally when people hear stories like this the first thing they think is "what is your secret". The reality is that hard work + time is the biggest secret of all and it is something that we all have at our disposal.

I look forward to your post in the future....

100 Million Visitors Have Visited My Site
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Googlmans Premium
Hahaha...sounds like a little competition going on here ;)
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VCast75 Premium
That is incredible! 5X times a week, I don't if I can do that...
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IveTriedThat Premium
I didn't start out posting 5 days a week. I had to grow to that number and then it became a habit. Start small and work your way up.
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joshdsouza Premium
Thanks for sharing your "secret" Steve and congratulations on achieving this milestone I am pretty sure that you will surpass 20 million in a lot shorter time.
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MarinaSP Premium
Thanks for sharing this process. Starting small - growing to the 5x/week. We newbies all get scared and think - I could never do that, how can I manage everything at this point - well you said it - start small, and build :) That's a releif! It's funny how sometimes the most logical things need to be said out loud. Thanks
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janmar Premium
Thant is awesome!
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adreyna Premium
That is a big milestone - congratulations!
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Defiant6 Premium
That's amazing. When you think about that, it's a little more than the entire population of the main part of New York City! Congratulations on such a momentous milestone!
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IveTriedThat Premium
Whoa, interesting way of putting it. That's crazy. Thanks Brian!
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roamy Premium
That`s really impressive,those are numbers l can not yet start dreaming of.Well done
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AnneTaylor Premium
Congratulations, well done. Very inspiring. Are you willing to share your site? I'm not sure if this is within WA guidelines, so if not, that is fine.

Slow and steady wins the race is my take home message.
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JamesLM Premium
That's a phenomenal achievement! Congrats
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Sandratj2 Premium
Great insight! I hope to reach that someday, Frankly I would be happy with half that number. Congratulations on your milestone!
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work4nobody Premium
Congrats Steve!!!!
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Maja977 Premium
Congrats Steve! This is very impressive and ispiring.
Thank you for sharing.
Maja
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ecomtom Premium
Congrats Steve. I signed up under you back in 2014. I dropped out after a few months, then renewed about 9 months ago. Hopefully you still got credit. Can I ask which blog you are referring to? Thanks, Tom
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jvranjes Premium
This means in average over 2700/day, great number. Congratulations. So secret is that there is no secret, just a continuous work, 5 articles per week is for every respect..
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IveTriedThat Premium
Hard work breeds success. Who would have known!?
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NEH Premium
That's awesome Steve - mainly, I've done 3+ a week, I need to ramp it up lol. That's a fantastic achievement :)
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IveTriedThat Premium
That's better than most people Natalie! Keep it up!
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lstrickland Premium
Outstanding wow great work.
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DomW Premium
I think you should take a photo of your screen to prove it :p
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IveTriedThat Premium
I hope this answers your questions.
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DomW Premium
Seems legit.
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MarinaSP Premium
You guys rule! Hahahaha!
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chuka Premium
That's amazing, fantastic achievement, well done.
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Ibhar Premium
5 post/pages per week as minimum I have found that formula in all top earners here... thats awesome!
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TommyK Premium
Top Man Steve, what a great achievement. I've been on your site a couple of times and can see why so many people would check out your engaging and informative reviews.

Keep the good work up and thank you for revealing your secret on how to get visitors. Something that I need to work on.

All the best
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IveTriedThat Premium
It's not really much of a secret :) It's exactly what is being taught here at WA.
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MPollock Premium
Nice work.
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GigiBeng Premium
Wow, congrats ;)
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FrankT1 Premium
Open a bottle of Champagne, you certainly deserve it
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IveTriedThat Premium
We hit up 50 cent wing night to celebrate.
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Vanessa-WA Premium
Congratulations! You deserve it after all the hard work that you've put into it!
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MartyStewart Premium
Awesome stats. We'll done and keep up the good work
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Ynuija Premium
Great News.....with Ynuija =)
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Elijah1916 Premium
Congratulations. I am one of the visitors . I visited your site three times in the past month while researching. Plain straightforward information. You did add value to your readers, and that is all what we must aim for. Keep up the good work.
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IveTriedThat Premium
Sweet! Thanks for the support Lanu!
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MOSESABIODUN Premium
Splendid, that is great. Well done, thanks for sharing with us.
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IveTriedThat Premium
Thanks for reading Moses!
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CaJe51 Premium
Wow that's great! Makes me think I'm doing something right, just have to give it time.
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IveTriedThat Premium
Content, content, content.
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kvimont Premium
Fantastic!!!
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IveTriedThat Premium
Thanks!
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Cheetah911 Premium
Thanks for the motivation.
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IveTriedThat Premium
Thanks for reading Shane!
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MNH Premium
Congrats!
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IveTriedThat Premium
Thanks Marilyn!
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lleemcdonald Premium
That's amazing. Congrats. And such a simple formula...post 5 x's a week!
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IveTriedThat Premium
The more content you write, the more you get indexed, the more potential visitors. That's really all there is to it.
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vodkacran Premium
Wow,
That's a lot of people!
Congratulations on your upcoming anniversary.
By the way, I was one of those people.

Ted
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IveTriedThat Premium
There are a couple of my readers floating around WA :)
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sheikave Premium
I am very happy to see your success it does motivate me.
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IveTriedThat Premium
Glad to have helped :)
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forresth1 Premium
Wow that's awesome great job
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Loubelle Premium
Congratulations and all the best
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Purple09 Premium
So blessed. Way to go!
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Loubelle Premium
That's wonderful all the best to you
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IveTriedThat Premium
Appreciate it Louise!
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JeffDolson Premium
Congratulations
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IveTriedThat Premium
Thanks Jeff!
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DaleOdom Premium
That is quite an accomplishment Steve!
You deserve to celebrate. You and your wife go out and have some fun.
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IveTriedThat Premium
Thanks Dale!
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NathalieJG Premium
Wow! Fantastic. Amazing results!
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IveTriedThat Premium
Cheers Nathalie! Hard work pays off :)
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JudeP Premium
Great job! :)
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IveTriedThat Premium
Thanks Jude!
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EddySalomon Premium
Great job Steve. I hope people paid special attention to the fact that there isn't some secret sauce. You're basically doing what WA teaches here. At least once or twice a month I get a private message from someone asking me what my secret is. And I tell them the same thing, apply what WA teaches and do it consistently until it does work for you. There aren't no magic buttons or secrets to this business. You're a testament to do that!
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IveTriedThat Premium
I feel like a broken record some times, but at least I have proof it works.
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EddySalomon Premium
Me too. I feel bad because I know they're expecting me to say I have some secret technique that WA doesn't teach. But when I tell them I'm just applying what is taught here, you can tell they're underwhelmed by response. lol
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TanjaRita Premium
What a great accomplishment! Congrats.
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IveTriedThat Premium
Thanks Tanya!
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TanjaRita Premium
I forgot to ask, but do you have more than one website?
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TonyHamilton Premium
Awesome Steve!

That is an Amazing accomplishment!

Thank you for sharing your secret my Friend!

Tony
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IveTriedThat Premium
Thanks Tony! I thought that number was deserving of a little celebration.
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