How one of WA's success stories is growing his business in 2019.

Last Update: January 21, 2019

Hi folks, in 2018, my online business took a huge nose dive because in 2017, I had worked very little on it, due to private reasons.

In any case, the panic button was pressed and I wondered if this nose dive would be permanent. After my fourth Vegas trip, I had to re-contemplate a lot of my thoughts on online business and get my ass to work.

One of the initial goals I set was to hit 1,000 posts before the end of 2018. I had even posted several blog posts in WA talking about myself reaching these quotas. At the start of 2018, I had about 600+ posts.

By the end of the year though, I reached about 900+.

However, one thing I learned which I want to share with you is that quantity is not the big deal here, it's the quality. As I began my marathon of blog posting, I eventually got burned out and consulted with a few of the other success stories here on which direction to head into...

4 ideas came up, which I am fully pursuing in 2019 and I want to share these ideas with you to help you work SMART this year, because it is through working smart, that you will achieve results.

1) I am finishing up my first Clickbank product that I'll be adding in the near future on it, which I seek to also promote WA through. I am going to hopefully be getting affiliates to promote it for me, so I can work less and have another source of income coming in.

2) I started a new bootcamp site seeking to promote WA. Why in the world would someone who has a successful bootcamp site seek to make a new one?

Well because my main bootcamp site focuses on making money as a whole and when you dig deeper into understanding niches, you'll see that there's way more branches of making money online, than it as a whole.

Specifically, my new site (it's a few months old) is focused on targeting SEO topics and helping people rank sites better. It's currently not promoting WA as of yet, but it will be later in 2019, for sure.

3) My existing MMO site is still chugging along an instead of writing a blog post daily, I now write one every 2-4 days, which is still fine for rankings and growth, because my site, despite seeing a decline in 2018, has seen a resurgance in it since I went on my blogging spree.

4) An additional thing I've done is I started going through this same MMO site (old articles) and optimizing them and by optimizing, I mean running them through Jay's ranking bluprint:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/magistudios/blog/jays-serp-r...

Let me tell you guys that if you are like me and have an old website that has 100's of posts, do this.

As I started from the very end (or beginning blog posts), I was SHOCKED at how badly I was optimizing them for SEO, and frankly, it makes sense because my knowledge of marketing and SEO was new back then, and as I evolved, so did my blogging skills.

So now with the old blog posts (I am still engaged in this), the goal is to optimize them as best as I can, which will make Google look at them once more and possibly weigh them higher in the SERPS, as well as my site as a whole.

It can't get worse because the old posts weren't ranking well to begin with, but with this, there's nothing but good potential things that can come from it.

It's a lot of work, but it's worth it, so I would recommend this be done if your site is old like mine, trust me, you'll find a lot of missing pieces in old blog posts you can optimize and improve upon.

So all this being said, as usual, do the main WA training if you are just getting started and remeber that blogging intelligently (my 3rd goal) is a sure fire way to get more traffic and sales.

The slump and decline I had in 2018 was a blessing in disguise because it pushed me to get out of my comfort zone and really rethink my goals and work to achieve them in greater ways in 2019.

Here's to your 2019 being a success as well!

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KattSpencer Premium
Hi Vitaliy,
Im new here with WA ... The "Quality vs Quantity" took me back in my Cosmetologist years...

I often would let new clients know if they were in a hurry then Supercuts accepts walk-ins...otherwise have a seat, relax and enjoy your time...
"Quality before Quantity" ALWAY"S (get what you pay for)

Thanks for the great reminder...excellent quality included!...lol
have a great day,

-Katt
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VitaliyG Premium
Thanks Katt!
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littlemama Premium
Hi Vitaliy, Thanks for sharing your year with us because it's good to hear the downs as well as the ups. :)

How did your site take a nose dive when you added 300 posts in 2018? Was it the harsh Google updates?

Anyway, can't wait to meet you and the gang!
Grace
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VitaliyG Premium
I added the 300 posts during 2018, but they didn't really marinate until the end of 2018. When we blog, we are really blogging for results tom, not presently, so it's like planting seeds.

Look forward to seeing you as well Grace!
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littlemama Premium
Ahh I see, did you stop writing on your blog in 2017 then?
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VitaliyG Premium
No I just wrote way less, I think it was under 100 posts for a whole year
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littlemama Premium
Yeah that would do it I guess.
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Marley2016 Premium
Vitaliy,
True - I have started to work smarter instead of harder
I took a couple of training videos that are outside of WA
regular training (Jay's) the wealth of information in these
were to optimize keywords and SEO - back to the
drawing board LOL

Thanks for sharing,
Susan
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PaulChatwin Premium
It's refreshing to hear that even the stars of WA are real people with real challenges in getting their message out, and have to go back to basics once in a while.

Good luck Vitaliy and keep the information coming.

Some of us lesser mortals draw strength from it LoL

Paul
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VitaliyG Premium
Oh come on, no such thing as that here, we all have amazing potential by doing the training here .
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cld111 Premium
The quality versus quantity thing is something that I was literally just debating in my head. I'm way behind on my goals for this month, but I don't want to rush a bunch of articles out just because.

Thanks for clarifying some things for me. I can't wait to see what you come up with this year! Sounds like you have a good plan brewing!

- Christina
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BenjisDad Premium
Good to hear Vitaliy, keep us in the loop bro, I will likely be doing something similar myself.

One thing of interest, i like how you noticed that your first blog posts basically sucked. But the thing is you will never get to that realization unless you kept writing and looked at your 'past self'.

The problem most people have when starting is that their content is probably going to suck, but that is the best way to get better.. just keep doing it.

It may have taken me 6-8 months to monetize . site when first got started... I can start a blog now on anythign i want and be making money with it within a few weeks. But that is because we went through the growing pains and now we know what we are doing.

Great lesson learned and one that others shoudl look to for encrouragement.
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VitaliyG Premium
Thanks Chris!
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scottyb2good Premium
Great topics on updates Vital. I need more of your skill and little less of mine although that is difficult if not impossible for me. You see, I am very detail oriented and less Quantity. I'm all about QUALity. I think that is what slows me down to a point where I have been here for 6 years and no sales other than my DJ site. Still pluggin......Scotty B ♫
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Hudson Premium
Hi there, as usual really appreciate your posts and your honesty as well. My situation is similar to yours (but I had not the success you have had - still working on it), so it was a real boost for me to read what you are doing. Thanks for effectively giving me a “roadmap” to improve my situation. Will get working on it now I have more clarity on what I should be doing, thanks again, Hudson
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StefanC Premium
Hi Vitaly, congrats for your incredible achievements in 2019!

Regarding your post updates, have you experienced any negative results?

I am asking because one day I decided to include more information on a post that was already ranking high.

After including one or two phrases, I left the first page and went to the third for the main product name keyword.

I was so mad that I promised I would never update any post ranking on the first page.
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VitaliyG Premium
The reason that happened to you was because an update on context sometimes causes a reindex and reranking to happen.

It could also be that new competition came in and pushed yours down meaning even with no changes, the same thing would have happened.

The third option is that your ranking was going through a Google dance so seeing fluctuations is normal for that.

In my case, I didn't see major rankings for the posts I'm changing, so there was nothing to lose in ranking for that, but everything to gain from optimizing it.
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StefanC Premium
Thanks Vitaly,

It was immediately after I updated the post and used fetch as Google. So it was definitely the first hipotesis.

However, I think the update on context was significantly disproportional.

It looks like Google had ranked my post using certain factors in the beginning, but different ones after the update.

After this bad experience I feel very reluctant about making chances, unless the post is already not ranking well.
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Israel17 Premium
Thanks for the encouraging and morale-boosting post, VitaliyG! Much impressed! It's good for one to use the failure of the past months to set up the right goal for the current year. Of course, the beginning of the year determines how the end will be. So, it's good to start actualizing goals now before it's late.
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SondraM Premium
Vitaliy, congrats on seeing that your slump and decline had been a blessing in disguise.

I consider you one of my hero's as you know how to succeed in a very difficult niche.

Although your success inspires me, I also appreciate your willingness to remind us that we need to view our activities as a business that needs to be evolving and adjusting at times in order to improve.
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VitaliyG Premium
Thank you so much for the kind words Sondra!
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RussellO1 Premium
Glad that you are moving along once more. Thanks for sharing this experience.
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mbouteiller Premium
Hey Vitaliy,

Thank you so much for sharing your story here.

I sure appreciate you letting us know how your 2018 went... 900+. Good work!! Yikes puts me to 'shame' on what I've accomplished. I need to stop multi-tasking...lol.

Your ideas are excellent! Especially the part of going back to your old blogs. I think Jay's blueprint is GOLD!

I'm also glad you have your new SEO topics site going... I'm sure I'll be sticking my nose in there a lot and asking a pile of questions.

I know you'll achieve your goals this year and more...

I wish you the very best for 2019 Vitaliy. Let's all go wild and crazy and just have a blast working on our website(s)!

Best,
Monica
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VitaliyG Premium
Thank you Monica!
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sc3092 Premium
Good experience sharing. Thanks Vitaliy.
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FKelso Premium
You seem to have a good plan in place. You inspire me, as I will be doing a long, critical look at my site during February. Hopefully it will be helpful.
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cookins25 Premium
Sounds like you have a very good strategy on how to grow your business and income this year. :)

I look forward to seeing where you’ll be by this time next year, and I hope your product is a huge hit!

I have a quick question though in regards to your positing...

You say you only plan on writing 3-4 post on your main blog, yet you’ll still see a good growth because of it.

Is this mainly due to the fact you’ve already written hundreds of post almost daily earlier in 2018 — or would you probably see the same amount of growth whether you create 3-4 post or 7 a week?

Hope my question made sense lol.

Again congrats on getting your site back to where you want it, and good luck in the year ahead with all your plans. :)
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VitaliyG Premium
Hey Michael great to hear from you man! About the site, yeah it's because I have prestige with Google due to its past and existing content.

However the reason I post less frequently is mainly because my time is divided up into other projects now and I have to find a balance to get it done, so I had to slow down content production on the main site.

Of course the best policy is daily posting, but in my circumstance, 2-3 a week is fine too, and honestly would be for most people.
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cookins25 Premium
Thanks for clarifying that up for me Vitaliy. :)

Haha I'm still impressed on how many post you wrote in 2018 in such a short amount of time.

So while it's good to know that 2-3 post a week will still be alright -- I'll try to make it my goal this year to publish a post a day or every other day if I can help it.
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MiaL Premium
Thanks Vitaliy. I need to do this for all the posts I did when I was new and had no idea what I was doing. I'm sure when I look at them again I'll be horrified!
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Jadatherapy Premium
Congratulations and well done

Thank you for sharing your goals.

Yes it is always good to go back and maintain the site because it could improve overall ranking let alone individual blog posts.

All the best

Jennifer
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Lazyblogger Premium
Is funny that you stress on old content. I began that process a month ago and my traffic has increased. This is something that members need to know. Thank you for sharing.
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Blessedalso2 Premium
Hi Vitaliy!

It is always good to re-invent yourself every now and then! It helps to refocus, to have different and new perspectives, and to re-energize!

No worries, you're on your way now!

You got this!

All the best,

Diane
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beachwood Premium
Great post and thanks for the great tips! I have had to refocus my efforts as well as my rankings tanked similarly to yours. I am definitely going to run my sites through Jay's ranking blueprint, that is an excellent idea, thank you!

Chris...TheHomeBizWizz
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