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Today I am going to share with you guys a case study of how I ranked a niche site that on the first page of Google in 11 short days. The domain was registered on 21st of July 2013 and yesterday on August 2,2013 it ranked on the first page of Google.
I will show you the step by step strategy on how I did it and what led me to success.
First off, I have to say that this case study was born of another case study. Since that is already a public case study which invited a lot of competition I decided to test the waters myself and see if I could out rank all those competing sites.
I was very much successful with that attempt as you can see that the site is already ranking.
Before I go into the details of the site let me share with a list of low competition highly searched keywords that can easily make you $1000 every month. Share to download now.
Ok show me the site
The site is topadjustabledumbbells.org and the main keyword it ranks for is best adjustable dumbbells.
You can its current rank at the end of the post.
Tung Tran from Cloudliving made his niche site on the same keyword and his site ranks at the top. The keyword gets 2400 exact match global searches and 1600 exact match local( USA) searches.
When he started the site, the competition was only 35 which is a good number by Long tail Pro standards and now it has peaked at 41 because a lot of sites have copied the same model.
Despite all this competition I was able to rank my site. I also want to dispel a few myths about ranking a site.
What Google preaches does not work
What Google preaches is that in order to rank your site you need to have content so awesome that the gods open a window from the sky, take an internet cable, connect it to heaven made laptops, type in the keyword on which you have made the most awesome content and see the content(hopefully on the first page).
Well that’s a myth and a lie. Good content by itself does little to rank your site. Just consider this, in an election it is not goodwill that wins you the seats, it is the votes. Neither is guest posting the only way by which you can rank your sites.( Now I may be inviting some controversy here, but be my guest, I have proof.)
How did I rank the site?
You can see my ranking history here.
To make it more clear.
On July 21st I purchased the domain and set up the site.
It was indexed a few days later and after three days of pinging it was ranked 36th on Google.
After that in one week it moved to position 29. On 28th July it made it to the second page and since then it was juggling between 15th and 16th position, then the 13th position and finally made it to the first page on August 1,2013.
In order to rank the site I did something that I usually never do. I built all the links with GSA search Engine ranker like web 2.0s, article directories links, comment links, blog posts, social network links etc directly to the site and did not create any buffers in between.
You can watch my video tutorial on GSA to learn how to use that.
I also used auto generated content from Kontent Machine which you can see here.
You can watch my Kontent machine review below
I however made sure that I varied the anchor text and the main keyword is present in only 6% of the links.
I am not sure whether the site will be washed away in an update because this is just a case study where I want to see if this then what?? I have seen many sites that are on the top of Google with the spammiest link profile that you can find on the world wide web. Some of these sites have links in the tune of 200k and they have been built in a month and they are at the top. You can see the proof here on Glen’s post.
Does the Penguin update target the anchor texts or does it target the link locations? I feel that I will have answers to my questions soon.
I am not saying that I support this type of link building.
What I actually advocate is this…the link building strategy that works
However if you wish to rank any site then you can apply the same formula with a little variation. Build a few web 2.0s( 10 posts on each platform like blogger,squidoo, wordpress etc.) with highly spun original content and then create links to those web 2.0s with something like GSA and you are thus eliminating the risk of getting penalized.
Create an animoto or ppt sort of video and embed it in your posts. Make a backlink to your money site/niche site from the video and also from the web 2.0s.
Over time the link juice gets passed on the same way as it is getting passed on to my site on “best adjustable dumbbells” right now. If I were doing this to really rank then this site would be my first tier and I would send a link to my money site.
If this method is working on a site that has links composing of duplicate content and is linking from sites that are not the best of the best imagine creating at least 10 such web 2.0s and powering them up.
There will be no keyword on which you cannot rank.
In my next tutorial I will show you how to find out amazing hot keywords from Amazon and build niche sites. It is the method I personally use.
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Update Today is 10/8/2013 and the site is on Google page 1 3rd position for the keyword best adjustable dumbbells. See the screenshot
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