Woohoo!! I am excited to share something with you that almost go against all rules of SEO. I have couple of websites that rank better in Google and give me descent earnings, one of them was really ranked well till the EMD update but after October most of the things has been changed as Google rolled out Panda and EMD updates together and many websites got kicked out!
I was one of them, because I never updated my website once it ranked well (I also build many forum profile backlinks for that site) and Google punished me for that. In Jan 2013 I build one more blog within the same niche and almost in a week period it got ranked well in Google! It seems interesting how I find out such narrow niche and rank within 15 to 20 days in Google and have some planning to share same strategies with you in future posts.
Now come back to the blog that I build in Jan 2013, I have written few posts (almost 7 till date) and currently site ranking #4 for its targeted keyword and pulling good amount of traffic.
What Exactly I have done?
After EMD and Panda updates many rules of SEO has been changed, so I decided to do one experiment to see how it goes to build a website and to not to build any backlinks for it. It is become crystal clear that if you want to rank on first page of Google without building any backlinks you need to go for ‘Low Competitive’ keyword. So I choose the niche which almost having no competition with around 3, 60,000 exact monthly searches.
Build a wordpress blog in Jan 2013 but missed to add analytics to it. In first week of feb I added analytics and boom…..Site was generating almost 2.5k unique visitors per day.
Building backlinks is really tricky task and takes lot of time which we can use to create some good content for site. I used to be a big fan of creating backlinks for my sites and have guilty to use some blog networks to build backlinks. Not anymore the same practise. I learned a lot of thing over the period that help site to gain popularity than just focusing on building backlinks.
I am not revealing my site name simply because I am not comfortable to make it public. Many time it ruins the results. So please bear with me for that. I apologies.
Lets Get To Traffic Report-
Okay , till the time I write this post that site has crossed 72,000 page view according to wordpress stats which I was enabled on 4 feb 2013 and added Google analytics on 20 feb. Most of traffic comes from Google and little direct traffic. Here is few screen shots
I have also used wordpress.com stat by using Jetpack plugin-
What About Content?
The content that I added to site is most of the time to DIY test. Articles are around 500 to 700 words long. But my pace of writing is little slow and I am almost adding one post per week. I decide to go really hardcore about content in next few weeks for this site. It always better to have lot of content than just building a THIN website without content.
As I already mentioned I am not building any backlinks for this site and will continue the same strategy in future. What I do is only submit my post to few social bookmarking sites and nothing else has been done actively to promote the site. So why the site is ranking well? Answer is simple….niche is less competitive and very few people are really targeting the keyword that I decided to target. This is the key for it’s ranking!
One strange pattern I have been experiencing about that website as well as with my other sites, is that when I publish a post; traffic increases automatically on second day!
Things To Note -
If you are planning to build niche website in 2013 here is few things that you need to consider –
- Do the keyword researches right way! Better the keyword; higher the rankings. I try to find out ‘High search volume and low competitive keywords’
- Write content on regular interval, don’t be a lazy guy to update the site.
- Do the internal linking from the first day of your site.
- Share every post to social bookmarking sites.
Does any one else experiencing the same thing? It seems like Google not paying much attention to backlinks as it used to give previously. Do let me know your thoughts, as always your comments are always appreciated!
Happy weekend ahead