Brand New Website, Page 1 Rankings
I started a new website in Dec 2019, with loooooooong term plans to grow it into an authority brand for its niche. I'm taking what I learned from this side project, and doubling down for this new one.
Everything is going to be outsourced, so it's a significant investment for me, but I'm confident it will work out! The first site was stressful because I didn't know if it could work, but it did, and now I'm ready to try again!
Anyway, what suprised me is that today I woke up to my first page 1 rankings with the new side project!
Today is March 2. The site was started on Dec 4. So it took exactly 3 months to reach a page 1 ranking which is pretty standard advice you hear around Wealthy Affiliate. If you keep publishing weekly, you'll start to see some traffic creep in around the 3-month mark.
Pushing Through the 3 Month Wall (webinar)
This is a PRODUCT-focused keyword (found on Amazon), and it's a "Best of" style list. Here's a training I did on exactly how to do that: Two Article Templates Guaranteed To Rank!
Including the word "best", this keyword was six words long. That's pretty long keyword, and I think it definitely contributed to the high rankings.
The text is pretty small, but the numbers are 26, 27, 45, 51, 66, 70, 72.
What's My Publishing Schedule & Article Length?
Because I have a budget to outsource, I'm able to publish at a pretty good clip, but the pace is still a very achievable goal even if you are doing all the writing yourself. Right now, I publish four articles per week.
I wasn't publishing this whole time since the site started on Dec 4th, so I only have 12 articles published so far, which means I've been publishing content for about a month (there are still some drafts that need to be edited).
If you were to publish 4 articles per week for three months, that would be 48 articles on your site! Even with just publishing 2x per week, that's still 24 articles published after three months, and I know you could see similar results. Remember, I only have 12 articles so far!
My articles are just doing basic SEO that we learn here here in Wealthy Affiliate. Word count is 1500-2000 words per blog post.
What Does That Mean For You?
I get Private Messages sometimes about people "not seeing results", and there are two main issues that pop up.
1. Articles too short. Articles need to be 1000-2000 words long.
2. Not enough articles. More articles means more chances to rank!
With my 10-years experience in affiliate marketing, I was able to find some good keywords and get good reults with just 12 articles (so far). However, it's not a #1 spot listing on page 1, and the website certainly isn't making money yet.
It's also just one article of 12. The others still need some time to rank!
There's still plenty of work to be done on this site in order to make it a profitable business, but these rankings are the first signs of life, and I have confidence that I can make some money off this thing in the next year or two.
Your first website doesn't have to be perfect. It's going to take a lot of practice to get good at this stuff. But the formula of how to do it is here right inside Wealthy Affiliate.
Hope you have a productive week everyone!