So, This Just Happened (For The First Time)

Last Update: December 06, 2018

Hey WA fam,

Just thought I'd quickly write this post to give a bit of encouragement to newbies or to not-so new with new websites.

In November I started a new Amazon niche website that I've been slowly working on.

(Note: Super Affiliate Challenge did challenge me a bit but along with the WA website I still kept on improving and working on the new Amazon website.)

3 days ago I published my 12th article.

Today I check in incognito mode the keyword I was trying to rank for and to my surprise I am not only on the first page of Google but also Google chose my website for the search info box thing!

(Not sure how exactly it's called).

It's a pretty nice feeling must I say!


Does anyone, by any chance, know how long these info boxes tend to live these moments of glory???? :)

I see some websites having those for weeks or even months but not sure if my new website will have the "dance" (jumping up and down in rankings).

It's been about 2.5 years and all the knowledge I accumulated really pays off even with a website that's 4 months old.

Guys, don't underestimate the power of being in a community like Wealthy Affiliate!

To Success,

Zarina


UPDATE:

A New Milestone for My Amazon Niche Site (Quick Update)

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ThatGuyDev Premium
Congrats!!

That's called the knowledge graph. You will remain there until Google feels another page better answers the question searched. Really no way of guessing how long you'll be there. With that said: for a site that is under 6 months old this is an incredible accomplishment.
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Zarina Premium
Thank you for confirming!! :)
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Ricargon Premium
That's great to hear. I've heard that as long as pages like Zarina have content that is fresh and updated, as long as she can continue adding more content and use social media to have others share and visit her site Google will see that her site is being backed by big-time sites like Facebook, Twitter etc.

Her site will eventually start building an SEO difficulty number that will keep competitors away from competing again her.

If she's got the momentum right now and others want to jump in she'll be way ahead of the game.

That's a nice position to be at no doubt. From what I'm hearing and learning about keywords, content and keeping the site updated frequently wins with Google.

This is pretty awesome to be able to see this happening as I am learning about how others talk about it. It's beginning to start making lots of sense.

Good post guys

Thanks,
Rick
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Ricargon Premium
Hey Zarina,

Are you keeping this site updated frequently?

If you keep outdoing yourself on your own site, other's will never have a chance of competing against you unless you just slack off.

So if you have a 1500 word page filled with awesome content then come back with a 2000 word page of content, then another post and another 2000 or 2500, you're always on top of it and those wanting to come take your spot will have to compete on what you've already built.

This is what I'm hearing from experienced bloggers and people who are making these types of gains.

So my hat's off to you for this awesome accomplishment.

Best wishes for your success

Rick
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Zarina Premium
Yes, you've heard it right Rick. I outsource some content now but when I write myself, then it's lengthy quality content, almost always 1500 + words. Can exceed 4,000+ words.

I try to keep it updated and often interlink, to help newer content go up faster too.

Thank you for your support man :)
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Ricargon Premium
Great!
Thanks for confirming that Zarina and you're quite welcome!
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Noteboom Premium
Brilliant! Congratulation.

I always like your posts too, a fresh air in it. Thank you!
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Zarina Premium
Thank you for your kind words :)
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LynnB1 Premium
How wonderful!
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Zarina Premium
Thank you!
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Nick-at-WA Premium
Congrats Zarina, I'm happy for you...:)
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Zarina Premium
Thank you, Nick :)
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buffetearns Premium
Congratulations

Wayne
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Zarina Premium
Thank you Wayne!
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ownonlboss Premium
Congratulations on that result, Zarina! Is that site also making you an income or is that more on the WA promotional site?

Steven
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Zarina Premium
It just started appearing on Google, so the income is rather low but I am giving it 1-2 more months to really boost my earnings (which will be 6 month mark then).

And thank you!
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ownonlboss Premium
You are welcome!

Cool that you are from Canada, Toronto even. I got family living in Grande Prairie, Alberta, not too long from Toronto if I remember well from the big trip we once took to Canada. My mom was born in Canada, while her parents were Dutch by origin. I am born in The Netherlands but my mom's small Canadian background makes me a little bit Canadian too.

So whenever I hear something about Canada, my ears are up and about.

As such.. WA is in Canada, Kyle, Carson and Jay are in Canada. Elon Musk is partly Canadian etc etc. All great inspiring people to me.

Steven
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Zarina Premium
Yeah Canada is a lovely country! My background is Russian, but I lived in Canada since I was 14. So that makes me Russian-Canadian lol.

Btw, would love to visit the Netherlands one day.
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Trujunco Premium
Thank you Zarina...great to see that this method brings results
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Zarina Premium
Glad to share, David!
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MForstner Premium
Very cool Zarina! Congratulations.
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Zarina Premium
Thank you Mike!
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Armlemt Premium
Congratulations, Zarina!
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Zarina Premium
Thank you Anita!
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Armlemt Premium
You're welcome!
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Zarina Premium
:)
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DrTad Premium
Congratulations Zarina. Thank you for sharing.
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Zarina Premium
Thank you Tadeusz.
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MMoncur Premium
Thanks for sharing Zarina! I agree with you completely!
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Zarina Premium
Np, Max!
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sns1977 Premium
I agree! One of my articles just got to page 1 that I posted a week ago!
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Zarina Premium
Congrats! :)
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JohnBochtis Premium
Thanks for sharing this is really encouraging. Sometimes I feel like I'm going nowhere with my website. I still continue writing anyway, even if I feel like taking a break from time to time.
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Zarina Premium
I totally understand you John! Try to use keywords like [best + product + year] - they rank pretty awesome. Of course depends on how competitive niche is but overall that's very converting.

Check out @dylanrieger - his content and info is awesome. He's like my idol LOL
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Natasha143 Premium
Congratulations
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Zarina Premium
Ty
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AlanJE Premium
That´s very encouraging, thanks for sharing, Zarina, Best Alan
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Zarina Premium
Np, Alan!
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IveTriedThat Premium
Incredible! Getting that featured snippet is HUGE. Congratulations :)
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Zarina Premium
Thank you, Steve! Awesome to see you here :)

My website is still new so it's doing the Google dance but achieving this definitely was a huge thing!

Guess that means I am doing the right thing and should keep working on it to establish my websites as an authority :)
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IveTriedThat Premium
Whatever you're doing is working incredibly well. SEO experts kill themselves trying to get that featured snippet. In the end, quality will always win out.
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Zarina Premium
Thanks for your support, it means a lot coming from you :)
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Vrtovic Premium
Wow! :) Congratulations Zarina!
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Zarina Premium
Thank you, Mario! :)
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KatieMac Premium
That is wonderful Zarina congratulations wish you many more successes
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Zarina Premium
Thank youuu Katie!
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ArjunUllaz Premium
Congrats Zarina. Its called 0th position in Google or featured snippets and one of the reasons it took to this position because of your theme's schema markup.
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Maddy55 Premium
Can you explain schema markup a bit?
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ArjunUllaz Premium
Schema markup is just a piece of code (semantic vocabulary) that you put on your website to help the search engines return more informative results(one is as shown in the image above) for users. But new premium themes are already coming up with integrated schemas. All you have to do is proper on-page SEO.
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Maddy55 Premium
Thank you. Do you know of any Premium Themes off hand that have the integrated schemas?
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ArjunUllaz Premium
Hey you don't have to give too much attention to it since nowadays
Google automatically pulls it from any result appearing on the first page. Here is the link I think which may suit you.
https://moz.com/blog/how-to-appear-in-googles-answer-boxes-whiteboard-friday
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Zarina Premium
Thank you for your answers, Arjun, appreciate it!

My website is still doing the Google dance and the box keeps changing between my website and another website.

Is this normal?

In fact today for that particular keyword it's not anywhere in the top.

In my case I think it's the quick links graph that helped (I did it manually with a code, no plugin).
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ArjunUllaz Premium
The box keeps changing because of everyone in your niche competition for the 0th position. That's normal. And its Google's wish what to serve first. So we are helpless. Only we can do it follow the checklist for maintaining this position. If your positions are dancing then keep building contextual backlinks as well as safe niche relevant PBN links(advanced backlink strategy). This is how my affiliate sites performing well in Google search results. The following link may help you
https://yetiyogi.com/featured-snippets-ranking/
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Zarina Premium
I am not doing any backlinks :(

Well except maybe dropping a couple of links here at WA and my other main blog (MMO niche though) + reddit and facebook. Thats it.

Thank you for the resources, will check them out! And will keep building internal links at least.
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ArjunUllaz Premium
Yes never miss internal linking. It definitely boosts your rankings if you didn't do it yet. It’s crucial for your SEO to evaluate & improve internal linking strategy on a regular basis. By adding the right internal links you make sure Google understands the relevance of pages, the relationship between pages & the value of pages.
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Zarina Premium
Yesterday specifically for that I created a how-to post so that it links back to that article I mentioned in this WA post. So that'd be my 14th post.

Also I heard that we shouldn't use exactly the same internal link keywords every time but can't remember why. Would you please refresh my memory why?
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ArjunUllaz Premium
Well even I cant clearly give a good answer to you as always its all upto Google how it takes. Moreover, Google tracks every link so everyone into SEO recommends not to use exactly same anchor keyword text links everywhere so that you can reduce the risk of getting penalized by Google.
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Zarina Premium
Thank you for your input, Arjun!
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matofarides Premium
Glad for you! Congratulations. Keep up the good work! :)
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Zarina Premium
Thank you :)
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RobertLeier2 Premium
congrats on your success
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Zarina Premium
thank you Robert
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DEversley Premium
That's great, Zarina!
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Zarina Premium
Thank you David!
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Flash4 Premium
Power to you Zarina, great news.
Cheers Jae ♥♥♥
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Zarina Premium
Thank you Jae!
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MilesW Premium
Love to hear about your success, Zarina!

Miles
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Zarina Premium
Thank you Miles, long time :)
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Timotheus Premium
Wow! Congratulations!
You are a source of inspiration to all of us. Thank you.

May everything you do succeed & prosper! :)
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Zarina Premium
Humbled and honoured. Thank you, Timotheus! :)
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ContentBySue Premium
Sweet! Congratulations to you, Zarina. I have no idea how long this lasts either but so happy it happened to you!

All the best,
Sue
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Zarina Premium
Thank you very much for your support Sue! :)
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bobrseno Premium
Don't know how long it might last but it sure is pretty cool.
Congratulations, Zarina!

~Bob
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Zarina Premium
Thank you Bob! My website is young and still does the "Google dance" but will keep working on it nonetheless.
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skmorrow Premium
Nice work Zarina! Keep it up.
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Zarina Premium
Thank you, Steve!
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GarenArnold Premium
That is awesome! It's a Google Rich Snippet if you want me to get all nerdy and technical on you :) It means Google thinks your site is an authority site, which is a good thing. It will sometimes stay like that for a long time and you will reap the benefits from it :)

Keep on cranking out great content :)
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Zarina Premium
Thank you Garen!!! :)

I see it doing the Google Dance though!

I checked a few more time in incognito and Google can't decide between mine and B&Hphotovideo; website lol.

Do you know how I can make sure at least that particular article stays in the "top"?
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GarenArnold Premium
update it with comments. Add to it from time to time. Share it on social media after you make changes.

The dance usually stops after 6 months of a new site, though. Just keep chugging away at it :)
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Zarina Premium
Cool, thanks for giving me peace about it haha. Will do exactly that! :)
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GarenArnold Premium
link to it from other posts. Don't use your anchors you're trying to rank for though. Mix it up with the anchors :)
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Zarina Premium
Will do! Will think of a way to mix it up a bit - I did learn just recently that it's actually not good to use the same keywords in anchors over and over again (I didn't know that!).

Thanks for your tips Garen :)
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mybiz4u Premium
Awesome, congrats Z.
M
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Zarina Premium
Thanks Michelle!
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ZinaB Premium
That's awesome. BTW, love your name!
Zina
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Zarina Premium
Thank you, Zina! :)
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tobocrs Premium
Thanks, Zarina. Good counterpoint to the other information about other affiliate programs being so much more lucrative...
Tim
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Zarina Premium
WA is a great place for sure.
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SuzaMarie Premium
Congrats, Zarina!
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Zarina Premium
Ty!
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ValerieJoy Premium
Wonderful result, Zarina.
Congratulations to you :)
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Zarina Premium
Thank you Valerie! :)
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GotGoods Premium
Congratulations! darling. Keep doing what you do: )
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Zarina Premium
Ty, Gera :)
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garydlc Premium
Congratulations, well done Zarina,

Shows the power of what WA teaches, results are good ways of measuring the effectiveness of the training when it is applied, keep going,

Wishing you continued success for 2018.

Gary
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Zarina Premium
Exactly Gary. It's not only the training but also the community and the wonderful members that also share success tips and tricks.

I think if it wasn't for the community I would've quit long ago! (Or was more likely to).
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ABurns2 Premium
Congratulations great job
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Zarina Premium
Ty!
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CandiGirl71 Premium
Congratulations, Zarina!! Well done!
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Zarina Premium
Thank you, Candice! :)
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ZFlorez Premium
Awesome job Zarina :-)
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Zarina Premium
Thank you :)
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Phelandi Premium
Very exciting! Congratulations! Your perseverance and hard work paid off!

Jessica :-)
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Zarina Premium
Definitely seems like it, Jessica :) Thank you very much for your support!
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CONGRATULATIONS!
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Zarina Premium
Thank you ! :)
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Jewelia Premium
Congratulations Zarina! Excellent work!
You are "umnichka"! :)
~ Julia
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Zarina Premium
Thank you thank you, Julia :):):)
P.S. Loved the "umnichka" part haha
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DarleneB Premium
That's terrific, Zarina. Hopefully, it'll stay there for a long time. Congrats on finishing your 12th article.
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Zarina Premium
Hopefully! And thank you :)
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joerice Premium
That's really neat congratulations.
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Zarina Premium
Ty!
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edensbox Premium
That is so..... Exciting? Awesome? I can't think of a word to describe how I would have felt seeing that!! Congrats!
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Zarina Premium
As someone below wrote... "Ecstatically amazing" is the word that could describe the feeling :) Thank you!
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littlemama Premium
This is totally awesome!! It’s really incredible to get that info box so you did something amazing with that article! Good for you and keep making that type of post!!!
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Zarina Premium
Fingers crossed it stays there for a while! There is a lot of potential in that niche $$$. Lol. Thank you Grace!! :)
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linda956 Premium
Wow, Zarina, that's wonderful!
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Zarina Premium
Thank you! :)
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gtusa91 Premium
Woah, that is really encouraging and incredible! It must be an amazing feeling.
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Zarina Premium
Definitely is!
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Gabazoid Premium
Really encouraging. Congrats!
Thats huge considering I am nowhere in Google. But I will definitely keep working on those keywords thing.
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Zarina Premium
Definitely master the keyword research. I think I started using proper research only a few months ago even though I've been a member since 2015. You learn a lot with time!
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Cori9 Premium
So happy for you!
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Zarina Premium
Ty :)
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bpais1 Premium
Great to hear about your success, Zarina! It sounds like you are doing everything right!

I hope I can get a search info box thingy someday soon!

One can only hope...

Jim
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Zarina Premium
I've been a member for 2.5 years and got this info box for the first time :) Time, patience and hard work will do the trick!
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Cindyda1 Premium
Congrats Zarina, that is a great accomplishment!
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Zarina Premium
Thank you very much Cindy!
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sns1977 Premium
Congratulations!
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Zarina Premium
Ty!
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GoranBockman Premium
That's so great Zarin à!
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Zarina Premium
Thank you!
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joshkay00 Premium
Awesome Job!
Josh
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Zarina Premium
Thanks Josh!
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CowboyJames Premium
Congratulations. Great work
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Zarina Premium
Thank you!
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HAhola Premium
Congratulations. Nice work.
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Zarina Premium
Thank you.
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Stella2 Premium
Congrats, Zarina!
I hope the info box stays for a long time. :-)
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Zarina Premium
Let's hope so :) Thank you!
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AlejandraB Premium
Congratulations Zarina, keep at it!
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Zarina Premium
Thank you Alejandra!
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Swangirl Premium
Very nice Zarina! You must be so excited to see that! I have #1 ranked posts but none in search box yet!

Congrats!
Jessica
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Zarina Premium
Yeah I have a few posts ranking #1, #2, #3 from the other site but this one is definitely the first. It's an indescribable (positive) feeling for sure!

Thank you Jessica :)
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Steven-A Premium
nice. congratulations.
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Zarina Premium
Thank you Steven!
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Symanica Premium
Congratulations on your success Zarina...that's Awesome!
~Shell
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Zarina Premium
Thank you Shell! :)
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JamesJB Premium
I think that's absolutely brilliant :)
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Zarina Premium
I think so too ;)
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GlenPalo Premium
Awesome! It's good to see results as they are very motivating.
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Zarina Premium
Glad to give back a bit of motivation.
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neilc Premium
Cool! Congrats, Zarina! :)
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Zarina Premium
Thank you my social media best friend :))) x
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neilc Premium
Bestie, hehe :-) x
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Zarina Premium
Yep :)) x
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LordVictor Premium
Well done!

This is great news.

To your continued success.

:)
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Zarina Premium
Thank you Victor :)
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herinnelson Premium
That's ecstatically amazing! You GO, girl!!
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Zarina Premium
That's exactly how I feel right now!! Ecstatically amazing! lol. Thank you Erin!
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MJL71 Premium
What can I say? WOWWWWWW! I'm a newbie, and that's encouraging, to say the least. Thanks for posting this bit of amazing news.
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Zarina Premium
Thank you thank you! :)
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Memorylaneuk Premium
I have no idea how long they stay but I would be happy if it were only one day. That is a huge accomplishment.
Well done you.
With Grace and Gratitude
Karen
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Zarina Premium
I know right! Will see how it works out, hopefully I will outrank the big guys for that spot. Thank you for your support Karen!
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Elyta Premium
Way to go!
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Zarina Premium
Thank you!
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accad Premium
I feel the joy with you Zarina.
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Zarina Premium
Thank you, Jimmy :)
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Larmu189 Premium
Congratulations
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Zarina Premium
Thank you!
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Chrismor Premium
Congrats Zarina... Unfortunately I don't know the answer to your question but enjoy it while it lasts especially considering how competitive the niche is that I think you're in :)
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Zarina Premium
Yeah it's a pretty competitive one haha. Thank you, Christian! :)
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FireGleam Premium
Congrats! Your potential for success is unlimited and always growing with the more knowledge you accumulate. Happy to see that you achieved a grand feat. You're doing WA-wesome!

-- Tony
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Zarina Premium
Thanks for your support and words of encouragement Tony!
I WA-ppreciate it :)
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FireGleam Premium
Wa-aw yeah!

-- Tony
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Zarina Premium
:-)
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JillAlexaVA Premium
Hi Zarina, Well done. Hope its always. Best of luck. Jill
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Zarina Premium
Haha I doubt it's always but if it's there for a year I will be happy too! lol
Thanks Jill :)
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laurenjean Premium
Congratulations Zarina! Have no idea, can't answer your question, sorry. Hopefully forever. Hehe.
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Zarina Premium
Thank you, Lauren! Forever on top would definitely be awesome LOL
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IvyT Premium
Nice news, good for you!
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Zarina Premium
Thank you! :)
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jennyjewel Premium
Congrats Zarina, GREAT results, a nice reward for all your hard work. Here's to your continued success.
jenny
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Zarina Premium
Thank you for your kind words, Jenny! Much appreciated :)
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