Over 10,000 Visits in a Week - Importance of Content Creation to Convert

Last Update: April 10, 2018

I wanted to share a new milestone my website hit this week. I'm actually over 11,000 and the week isn't even over yet. Every month comes up and I just keep wondering to myself how can I keep pace to continue my traffic growth at the rate of quadruple every month but it just keeps happening. I'm not looking forward to when it flat-lines so I just keep curating new content.

Month 1 - 407 visits 30 pages - 1 conversion

Month 2 - 1,387 visits 60 pagess - 2 conversions

Month 3 - 8,366 visits 85 pages - 3 conversions

Month 4 - 30,785 visits with 5 days remaining 100 pages - several conversions daily

Month 5 - ????

I have not mastered converting, PPC, and many other things in WA but I wanted to share some observations I have had and what is working for me on an Amazon Affiliate site. How my content has developed over this period and what I see on a lot of posts I read from other sites.

1. Finish your KW - You always need to think and write for exactly what your KW is. If your not providing a solution or giving your visitors adequate information about what the KW represents then they will go to other sites to continue research. Don't expect to take your customer from point A skip B,C, and D and think they are going to do E like sign up for a FREE WEBSITE or buy this product. I see this all the time and did this a lot myself. Have you given them comparisons of How WA is better than another Service or the Product A that you promote is a better value than Product B. Does you site have enough content and value to prove you are an expert. Don't limit your word count, FINISH YOUR KW.

2. Think Long Term - A lot of people get stuck in today and worry about when they will start making money and I did as well but I didn't let that deter me from TAKING ACTION. You are building a business and made practically nothing for over 3 months but what I did do was continue to prep my site to become an Authority in my product. You may not be making money now and it may take you less or more time to start but your building content that can be adjusted, ranked, and a money maker in the future.

3. Low Hanging Fruit - How it has worked for me..... here is an example KW and how the process works with Google if you are writing QUALITY CONTENT that engages readers to visit more pages, stay longer, or revisit the website.

Best Baseball Gloves for Boys aged 5 to 10 - Page 1 Rank 1 in one week(100 visits/month)

Best Baseball Gloves for Boys - Page 1 Rank 1 in 4 weeks(400 visits/month)

Best Baseball Gloves for - Page 1 Rank 1 in 8 weeks(1600 visits/month)

Best Baseball Gloves - Page 1 Rank 1 in 12 weeks(7000 visits/month)

Baseball Gloves - Page 1 Rank 1 in ? weeks(50,000 visits/month)

Each KW does not always pull a lot of visits but they can grow to be your best pages if people engage them properly because of you content. The shorter KW's take longer and yield a lot more fruit but most of the time have great competition and much harder to rank for. I don't think I outranked any Authority Site like Amazon or Ebay for the first 3 months but now it is possible because at a longer KW visitors engaged that page and Google recognizes that. If they continue to engage no matter what length of the KW it will continue to move up. My 2 word niche KW I was not on the map for but I am almost on page 2(when I started I couldn't even get on the top 20 pages) verse some of the fiercest competition for 100,000+ visits a month. BUILDING TRAFFIC IS LIKE PLANTING SEEDS IN A FIELD. Spend the time in the spring plowing, planting and watering and it will grow until you harvest everything Fall has to offer.

Conclusion - I have no idea how big my site will grow or how fast it will grow but I can continually inspire growth by TAKING ACTION DAILY. Every KW I Plant today may Harvest into something great tomorrow if I choose good LOW HANGING FRUIT, THINK LONG TERM, and FINISH MY KW to inspire engagement from visitors. Reread your old work and think about, what would you want to know about this KW? Do I complete each subject within the post? Have I provided enough information to get them to engage with the proper link(Anchor Link)? Is my conversion page a closer?

Please leave your thoughts below and tell me what works for you or what other questions you might have.

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Julia39 Premium
Thank u for sharing this, l hadn't realised when l signed up to do WA course how intense it would be and how much is involved in designing a website. I kind of get it and its like a jigsaw puzzle where everything starts to fall into place. I understand that there is still alot of hard work ahead of me and have to make alot more notes. Giving us feedback like this is important so we can work on making improvements or tweaking what we already have. Good luck with ur journey ahead.
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PKraenzel Premium
Hi! thank you for well explained text about ranking and KW. At this point I am a bit stuck. I wrote content about me and about my site, I don't know what else to write about since I have no affiliate programs yet. its like niche = rich content = solutions (by offering it through products that I talk about) am I correct so far? how to get affiliate programs that match my niche is where i am stuck right now, because I have nothing to talk about.
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - some of your posts should be purely informational with no selling intent. That is what you should be concentrating on at first. Remember, most affiliate programs will inspect your site first before they approve you, to make sure you have lots of relevant content.

So, for example, if you were planning to promote prams/pushchairs/strollers etc., you could write content on how soon can you travel with a baby, what do you need to fly with a baby, is it safe to travel with a 3-month-old baby, can you still travel after having a baby etc.
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PKraenzel Premium
Thank you for the tip, was very helpful.
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Ddorsey1 Premium
I have gotten discouraged because I could not proceed with a few lessons because Amazon and Google Adsense declined my application. Not enough traffic. DUH ! Contacted Nathaniel. He encouraged me to continue. I have been, but vacation time and all, am moving a little slower. I needed to hear this message (and the previous one from Kyle.) Thanks Guys
Yvonne
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AlfredDvorak Premium
Hello Mister Ramccracken!
Ich habe deinen Bericht :"Over 10.000 Visits in a Week" gelesen.
Ich werde deinen Bericht noch öfter lesen, weil ich noch nicht alles verstehe.
Vorerst danke ich Dir für die vielen Informationen über Deine Schritte zun Erfolg,
mit freundlichen Grüßen von Alfred Dvorak aus dem Burgenland.
P.S.: wir produzieren Lampenschirme und Drahtringe - unsere meisten Kunden sind in Österreich, Deutschland und in der Schweiz.
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PKraenzel Premium
Hallo Alfred, Ich lebe in Deutschland and gerade mal am Anfang. Meine zukünftige Kunden werden in Deutschland sein. Ich wurde mein Text auch in Deutsch haben wollen, hast Du Erfahrung damit?
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IkeHoskins Premium
This a really informative post! I really appreciate you taking the time to write it! I believe that it will definitely motivate those people who read it (including me [LOL])! I'm really seeking to alleviate my 9 to 5 job and I recognize that it's not going to happen overnight. I wouldn't mind reading one of your most successful post so I can become more proficient at doing it. Thank you so much again for making this information to us (meaning ME and the others who will take the time to read it)!
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LKick Premium
I'm working with my KW, content, and relating to my readers. 2nd month down. Would like to increase my training speed, but I really want to learn the material so it seems a bit slow in moving forward. Won't stop though. Great to see your success so early in the program. Thanks for sharing.
Linda
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GShaw Premium
Great post and thank you for sharing with everyone.

It appears in less than a year you've learned a lot about affiliate marketing. It goes to show you don't have to be part of WA for years to really learn how to build traffic.

Great job!

Wishing you a lot of success in the future!

Greg
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YourBizTips Premium
Amazing Ryan, well done! I came to your blog post following a link given by Kyle to prove that quality content and good ol' low hanging fruit key phrase is the answer to loads of traffic. You are the living proof!

Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes from the south of France!

John ツ
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Suzay Premium
Kyle sent me over here via a link in his article about clicks through content creation. I am following you since what I read here was also important and necessary to gain success in this area. I also will return some time in the near future to read some more of your posts.
Thank you for sharing your experience to the betterment of WA!
Suzay
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EddiePicasso Premium
Thank you for the great insight. This speaks to what Kyle covers in the training that many new bloggers do not see any results on the first few months and end up giving up. I have found that the hardest thing for me is staying consistent. I am in transitipn from a full time gig into speaking, coaching, and blogging and it is a whole lot to juggle some times but I am determined to keep on keeping on.

O have faith that it will all come together in the end. That is great advice about going back to your content and reviewing it. It is something I have to do. I have been focused on getting content out in the limited amount of time that I know my posts need to be updated.

Thanks again for the I insight.
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michaeldk Premium
Very motivating and so true! Kyle actually sent me this post in an email and I can see why he recommended me to read it.

This is reiterated all throughout WA, but we have to all remember that we are creating a business - A business of helping people; just like other people help us each time we use the internet to compare, research, or find an answer to a question we have.

Just like you said, all the hard work that we do in the beginning will pay off in more ways than one, providing us with something we can continue to grow, invest in, and watch evolve.

Thanks for sharing this!

All the best,

Michael
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jdawson4 Premium
It is encouraging to see someone doing so well. I started about 6 months ago but did not follow through. The last week of the year I started in earnest again and am committed to following through this time.

I love it when people post their success stories, it helps the rest of us keep going.
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Labman Premium
If you are committed, start by filling out your profile as outlined in the certification courses, Lesson One under the Get Started Here tab.
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jdawson4 Premium
You called me out on that. lol.
I will get it done by this weekend.
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Michydle Premium
I can see you are doing well. Let me ask you a question if you might know. Is there a way to see what page our site ranks on because my site has been indexed and ranked however when I search for my site I went through 15 pages of results and did not see my site at all. I havent had any visits to my site outside WA in 2 months since i started.
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Labman Premium
If you are verified with Google Console, you can see what your site is ranking for on their system.

Jaaxy will also provide this information.
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Michydle Premium
Jaaxy only shows that I’m not on page 1. I have to upgrade for more pages.
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rexwee Premium
Great lesson! Thanks for sharing! One question I have is being an expert in our niche- let's say I do the Money Making niche and start promoting WA, do I need to be an expert in Affliate marketing? If we pick a niche that seems interesting but we know nothing about, do we have to start from scratch and learn to be an expert in it? Is that realistic?

Thank you so much!

Rex
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WilliamBH Premium
Hi Rex .. for me, no you don't need to be an "expert" .. just learn as you go. Step by step. Cheers, William.
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rexwee Premium
I see. Thank you so much!
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JM80525 Premium
Useful stuff! I'll definitely use the advice found here. I tend to be quite long-winded in my writing, so I should have no problem finishing my KWs :) KW research is my biggest stumbling block. I need to get better at figuring out where the trees are before I can pick that low-hanging fruit!

Thanks for the informative post!
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arress Premium
Congratulations on your success and thank you so much for sharing this awesome lesson with us!

With point #3, are you saying that we should aim to have longer keywords that are low hanging fruit or shorter kw that are high hanging fruit? Or are you saying to start off with longer kw and then over time, as traffic increases, to continue shortening the kw (and revising our content for that kw - aka conversion) until it is one or two words in length?
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LouieLuc Premium
Couldn't said better myself: " BUILDING TRAFFIC IS LIKE PLANTING SEEDS IN A FIELD". Great post and results!

When a farmer plants a seed, he won't have a tree filled with nice fruits the following day, will he? That's why it takes some time at first.
Just keep planting quality seeds and wait.
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Prestones Premium
Awesome job. You've really set the bar high - and shown others how to make it happen themselves. My focus right now is finishing Course 1 and continuing to flesh out my first web site. Rest assured I'll be back to read the other articles you have listed in the sidebar though. Thanks!
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