Focused Niches Make Monumental Differences

Last Update: April 22, 2016

Humble Beginnings

I made many sites over the course of my life. The first when I was only in the third grade. It was the late 90's and a simple landing page that has text and a background image (I think it moved too). It amazed my class that I owned a website on the 'world wide web'. I was hooked.

Since then I have had many sites with various niches. None of which I enthused me to write on the subject. My main website was just a dumping ground for anything I wanted to write on. As you can guess this was a poor move. But somehow, maybe the sheer time it was up, it gained domain authority.

Big Overhaul

Recently I made the move to change it to a niche site on what I love and have a lot of knowledge about. Yup, blogging. This over crowded niche was why I never revamped my main site or started a blog in the niche. I thought it was to competitive, and I was right.

But none of that matters! It's the right niche for my knowledge and passion. It has not even been a full month yet since I mass deleted posts I considered off topic (I'm talking hundreds). Over the past twenty some days I've been writing new posts on topic and going through old ones. These old ones are being updated and extended to contain more information.

Bigger Results

I posted a quick updated here at WA when I saw Google Search Console telling me I was getting ranked sixth for the key-phrase "how to start a blog". It floored me! I could not have picked a more competitive niche and I am ranking in less than a month. (Though I could not repeat the results, Google still said so! You can read about that here: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/jrswab/blog/ranking )

This goes to show everyone that staying focused on your niche, making sure you are passionate, and know what you are talking about, will lead to great things. I can't imagine what my site will achieve six months from my huge site revamp.

Glad to be back and able to share this with you all. You are my internet marketing family and I wouldn't want it any other way! To all of our success!

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kebennett Premium
From the hordes of us who didn't know a niche from a hole in the wall a few weeks ago...we really hope that pursueing a niche on which we're passionate authorities also works for really obscure niches that are also overcrowded. I thought Rainwater Harvesting would be weird enough that I'd have space to fumble my way into learning this business. but turns out there are some really good rainwater websites out there. So I compete with the pros. Oops. That's life, I guess! At least I know and like what I'm doing.... :-)
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jrswab Premium
Exactly! we get better as time goes on
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Freedomseekr Premium
Great to hear it's going so well for you! It definitely does make a difference to stay focused on what we post on our sites. Plus, it helps to go back over some of the older stuff we have on them and update things a bit.

I've been doing that with one of mine, adding more content and rewriting some older posts...some of them I've got to wonder why I left them like I did back then, lol.

Keep up the awesome job!
Best wishes :) ~Sherry
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jrswab Premium
Thank you Sherry for reading! It means a lot.
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Bigbroian Premium
You're absolutely right about focus. My sites are both focused around food and healthy eating. I've garnered a large following and, by adding specialized pages for celiac and allergies, as well as vegetarians and hunters, I just saw my readership rise by about 20%. So focus is a must in my eyes. Well written.
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jrswab Premium
Thank you sir!
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DIAB Premium
Hi, good move. And you are right. The passion for your niche is essentials to succeed. Thank you for sharing.
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jrswab Premium
Thanks for reading!
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CathyLou Premium
Wow, that's a lot of posts deleted but it's great you are now seeing results with your new, focussed and targeted site. Nice one :)
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jrswab Premium
Yeah it was hard at first, but I don't miss them now.
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