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Zyzzz

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What's the best way of doing this?
Creating a linkable asset and then promoting it through outreach.
Not yet. It started essentially as an experiment to see if you can rank and get traffic without any links. However, I feel now it's time to build some links too. What's the best way to build my first links? I thought about having some linkable content like infographics and then running some paid ads for it. Does it work like that?

Just checked my site in semrush (it's possible to check 10 sites for free per day) and it looks already super-exponential. Real traffic is almost 3k per day so the 856 estimate is a bit off though.

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Running paid ads? Doesn't work like that. You might consider reaching out to other sites in your niche telling them your infographic is a perfect fit for their 'X' article...blah blah blah...
 
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seomatic

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Creating a linkable asset and then promoting it through outreach.

Running paid ads? Doesn't work like that. You might consider reaching out to other sites in your niche telling them your infographic is a perfect fit for their 'X' article...blah blah blah...
linkable asset makes sense.
I hate outreach. Is there any good service for that? Or better hire an outreach person?
 

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Maybe I missed it, but what is your website address?
 

Zyzzz

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The site reached an All-time high in clicks and also the average position is the best it ever was: 13.8
I'm getting ready to continue work on the site next week.

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Noice! Consider embedding related youtube videos in your articles.
 
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seomatic

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Yesterday, the site reached a new all-time high in impressions and clicks. The growth slowed a bit down, but the average position sits now around 15. I couldn't work on the site this week, because I'm working on something that might make money earlier than the site so I have to prioritize it. However, once I'm done I will push again and goal is to improve content quality even further to make sure we reach average position of better than 10.

The time while not working on the page wasn't lost, because I learned quite some interesting things about the google algorithm. For example, some keywords just dropped out of the top100 because they were not relevant. So overall keyword count went down, but traffic went up. I assume it's because for some keywords google isn't quite sure so it does a lot of testing and either position goes up or it goes down and drops out of top100. But it isn't a bad thing because for some keywords you don't want to rank (when they are irrelevant to the content it will just bring down your metrics).

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Yesterday, the site reached a new all-time high in impressions and clicks. The growth slowed a bit down, but the average position sits now around 15. I couldn't work on the site this week, because I'm working on something that might make money earlier than the site so I have to prioritize it. However, once I'm done I will push again and goal is to improve content quality even further to make sure we reach average position of better than 10.

The time while not working on the page wasn't lost, because I learned quite some interesting things about the google algorithm. For example, some keywords just dropped out of the top100 because they were not relevant. So overall keyword count went down, but traffic went up. I assume it's because for some keywords google isn't quite sure so it does a lot of testing and either position goes up or it goes down and drops out of top100. But it isn't a bad thing because for some keywords you don't want to rank (when they are irrelevant to the content it will just bring down your metrics).

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What software do you use to measure those things?
 

seomatic

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What software do you use to measure those things?
I'm basically using 3 tools.

1. Google Search Console, Free
Provides data about queries (keywords), impressions, clicks, average position and CTR.
Most reliable data because it comes directly from Google.

Bing has something similar called Bing Webmaster Tools, but since Bing is owned by Microsoft it doesn't work so well.

2. ahrefs, paid tool but free option if you connect to Google Search Console
Gives information about the keywords you rank for, indexed pages, and traffic amount.
The paid version also gives information about competitors.

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3. semrush, paid tool but you can look up 10 websites per day for free.
It gives information about traffic, keywords and serp features.

As we can see top10 keywords went up.

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while lower ranking keywords went down.

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Also very interesting to see serp features: the site is dominating the FAQ features, but other rankings are still weak.

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Nvm, Im guessing its against forum policy to share such web address.
 
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seomatic

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It has been a while since my last update. The site is still growing and growing. Not only on Google but also on Bing. I've made it to 200 users/day during weekdays. The goal is to make it to 1,000/day and then start building the product.

Milestones achieved:
  • more than 10,000 impressions/day
  • more than 200 visits/day (all channels in GA)
  • Average position improved to 12.9 coming closer and closer to the top 10

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seomatic

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I have done some competitor research. And the company that comes closest has only 50x my traffic and a 250 million dollar valuation. According to similar web they get half of their traffic from search and the other half is direct visits. All other channels are minuscule.

Is it too naive to assume that I have here a multi-million dollar opportunity if I can outcompete them in SEO and then build a better product? Like my site is growing faster than theirs and I can improve the product they are selling.
 

Zyzzz

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reached 1,000 clicks/week for the first time. Yesterday was also a record of daily visits: 235
working currently on some more commercial content and applied to google ads to see if there is monetary value.

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You mean Google adsense?
 
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You see,

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seomatic

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You mean Google adsense?
Yes, Google Adsense. Made a few cents with CPM but no clicks yet. To be fair the ads are also not really targeted to the audience so I see why no one is clicking them. Seems like I need to monetize it in a different way.
 

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