Ah, the common chant of PPC affiliate marketers. Well after some thought and research, I’ve decided I’m going to try and give SEO a shot, and attempt to get on the first page for a target keyword. Affiliate marketing will of course be my main source of income, as I don’t plan on making anything with SEO for the next few months at least. But as a PPC guy, I love when a nice Adwords or YSM coupon rolls around because it means free clicks. It’s just a great feeling, and I’d sure like to have that feeling all of the time – and that’s essentially what SEO is.
It all started when I read Jon’s recent blog entry. It got me thinking about how I always used to love looking around and regging 100 domains at 2am that I thought would eventually be worth it (which none of them really were), so I started browsing domains today. I ended up coming across one that I thought was pretty sweet, the auction ended in an hour and the bid was really low. I ended up winning it for $15. After it was transferred to me, I thought hmm why didn’t I check any of the info on it. It has no PR or traffic, but it is 6 years old – which from my understanding of SEO age = good. It’s a short 2 word domain, and the main keyword I’ll be ranking for gets 100k searches/month (using the SEO book traffic estimator).
Now I have the domain and niche all set up, it’s time to start building a page/applying SEO tactics. I’ll probably be going all white hat for this project, as I don’t want to screw this domain over and get it banned. The next week or so will be dedicated to re-reading SEO Book, and reading all the archives of Blue Hat SEO. I’m not really thinking about how to monetize it yet (most likely Adsense to start), my first focus is getting on page 1 in Google.
I’m not really going to post the play-by-play on this project unless you guys want me to. Hey, let’s take a poll :
Whatever you vote, it shall be done. If you vote yes, I’ll keep you guys informed what I’m doing to get the site ranked and how it’s progressing. If you vote no, I’ll just make very periodic posts on how the whole project is going.
Alright, enough of this blog posting garbage, time to go read for a few hours before I hit some Zzz’s and then enjoy the weekend.