Hey guys, Goran here with another MNW Report.
This past week has been a blast! I had a lot of fun with my business. It started with my MNW Report 6 and the Income Report for August 2013. Both of them got my spirits really high and gave me a giant boost of motivation. There has been also a lot going on with my sites, especially with MNW1 and MNW2, and I’ve quite a bit for NW1 as well.
So, first let’s look at the stats:
Majestic SEO BLs
|MNW1||11 (19)||216 (+332.00%)||25,830 (+1,111.54%)||17,078||5,363||0|
|MNW2||7 (6) , 2 (2)||91 (+4.60%)||2,062 (-9.00%)||4,867||2,209||2|
|MNW3||95 (87)||10 (-16.67%)||285 (+27.80%)||2,362||491||0|
|NW1||- (-)||12 (-14.29%)||230 (+114.95%)||1||11||0|
OK, so you’ll notice I’m still playing around with what stats to include in this table and how to present them. I’ve decided to compact the data a bit and include link count from Majestic SEO. Ahrefs is going through quit a large indexing algorithm change so I wanted to include data from another source as well. Majestic SEO does seem to have quite a smaller index though, but I think Ahrefs‘ index still has to get cleaned up a bit before it’s totally trustworthy again.
I’ve got a lot to tell you about all of the sites today, so let’s just jump to them.
The first thing you’ll notice about MNW1 is the huge jump in traffic on Friday and the rest of the weekend:
This is thanks to my page reaching page 1 for some people. I tested this on my home computer (incognito, of course), on my work computer and I asked a friend to test it too. We both got my site between positions #6 and #8. It seems that stopping the building of SAPE links has actually helped my site. This got me thinking that SAPE links do their best magic when you limit them to a certain amount. I will have to test this theory though, but as I said in the previous MNW Report, I’m leaving SAPE be for a while.
Unfortunately even though the site got lots of new traffic, there were no sales from the Amazon widgets I added to the site on Wednesday. I think that’s because I don’t have any content and as you know, people don’t just come to site to click on ads. I think it’s about time I did something about this.
Most of the stats for MNW2 this week are statistically unimportant. A few more visits can’t be taken as a result of anything I did. The new main keyword’s rank drop is, however, probably the result of my SAPE tinkering. I removed some of the links. My plan for SAPE on MNW2 is now to have 100 quality links to my site using the new main keyword, 100 using the old one and another 100 using a few other related ones. I’m slowly going through them and removing the bad links and replacing them with better ones. This is quite time-consuming so I can’t really do it quickly.
The most important stat about MNW2 from the past week is in the Sales column, though. I made 2 sales! I was very happy when the first one came in, but I was just elated when the second came in only 2 days later totaling the week at $86.27. That’s as much as I made in whole of August. It wasn’t just the sales that made me very happy, though. It’s the fact that I got my 5th sale on ClickBank. That means that I will now get my first check. If my calculations and understanding of CB’s complicated payout schedule is correct it should arrive sometime at the end of the month. I can’t wait!
My anchor text diversity is almost right now. Ahrefs puts both of my main keywords at 14%, while the related keywords are at about 40%. I’m not sure about free and brand/URL anchors as they are not shown by a free report, but I think they’re split about 50-50. Because I stopped SAPE I have to keep up making main keyword links back to my site to keep the diversity the same. I’ll use WikiRobot for this and set it up to build quality links to these two keywords. I’ll also adjust the GSA-SER project to build related, generic and brand/URL links.
I also realized how having multiple main keywords works. You have to think from Google’s perspective for this one. When it ranks my site for one of the main keywords, the other is considered a related keyword and the same for the other way around. I now it’s simple and I felt a bit dumb that it took me so long to realized it, but that’s how you have to think about this. Being that SEOs say main keyword should be about 15% and related keywords about 45%, you can have up to 4 main keywords per site.
With exception of SAPE I did one more thing for the site last week. I order a bunch of social signals – 50 Facebook likes, 50 Twitter tweets and 50 Google +1s, to be exact. I did a bit of research and found this article – Ranking Factors 2013. I really recommend everyone to take a look at their infographic as it’s full of useful data. What shocked me a bit is that all of the social metrics they measured are right on top, which is why I ordered these signals. The service cost me $7.20 and my order is now being processed. I hope it’s completed this week. I’m really excited to see how this works. I’ll provide you with a link once I see if this is a good service.
Anyway because of the good progress of MNW2 I’m really thinking about building more micro niche websites monetized by ClickBank, JVZoo or any network with high commissions per sale. I will probably use different SEO ranking strategies, but more on that in NW1 part of this report.
MNW3 is the least exciting of the lot this week as I’ve done next to nothing to it. I stopped all link building to it and deleted all SAPE links to it. I wanted to show you how this looks like from Ahrefs perspective:
Note that the “Total Backlinks” scale isn’t zero based and then the other 2 metrics on the chart have their own scale on the right side. This trend continues on and I’d really like to wait for the link count to fall under 2,300 which seems to be the old owner’s link count.
Site’s rankings are of course dancing like crazy now and are more or less irrelevant. I’m still deciding what kind of link building strategy I’ll go for now, but I’m pretty sure I’ll get one of the BHW services.
At the end of last week I had 11 published articles on NW1, which, with the exception of 2, were written by my Elance writer. The site is still not ranking in top 100 for my primary keyword, but it is a competitive niche. I’ve ordered more articles and I’m going to post them till the end of September to make this a 27-page niche website.
While that is going on I’ve finally started working on my link building. Well, when I say working, I’m not actually going to do any work myself. Instead I’ve order a very highly rated BHW link building service. It’s called Sherlock Hacks Google and is actually a complex link building scheme. You can check it out here – Sherlock Hacks Google. I bought the biggest package they have. (BTW, if you’d like to try it yourself, use the coupon NICHECOVE to get 20% off on the biggest package and 15% on the other 2).
It took me quite a bit to decide on which service to go with, as there are plenty that look like a great deal, but this one came highly recommended. The delivery time is about 2 weeks, so it’s going to take a while for all the links to get built. I’d add to that another 2 weeks for the links to start making any really effect on the rankings of the site, so I expect the true results to be in after about a month, but we’ll see. I do have high hope for both the site and this SEO service.
Over to You
As you can see I’ve been very busy this week and the length of this report shows it. I’d love to hear your take on the progress of my sites.
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Until next time, Cheers!