From 0 Visits to 100K per month... My Journey

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Be sure to manually submit those new articles for indexing in GSC. It will definitely help, at least at the beginning :).
@Kikerinka - Thanks for the tip. I hadn't been doing that. I did get sitemaps submitted the other day. I will submit these today. I feel like I have been waiting forever for things to index!!
 

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Today’s Update (Day 11):

First thing this morning I took some advice that was in this thread and submitted all my URLs from articles in Google Search Console. Since nothing has indexed yet I am hoping this helps.

I have a whole host of articles to upload to Service Site, but holding until tomorrow because none of my stock photo places are working today and I am exhausted from writing.

Utility Site:

Published 2 articles (1035 words and 1087)

Stats:

Number of pages indexed: 2

Number of articles on site: 24 (80% of the way to milestone 1)

Service Site:

Published 2 articles (1228 words and 1045)



Stats:


Number of pages indexed: 1

Number of articles on site: 12 (40% of the way to milestone 1)
 

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Today’s Update (Day 14):

Submitting to Google search engine console appears to have worked to start getting the sites indexed.

Utility Site:

Published 2 articles (1056 words and 1068)

Stats:

Number of pages indexed: 7

Number of articles on site: 26 (87% of the way to milestone 1)

Service Site:

Published 8 articles (1148 words, 1046 words, 1300 words, 1017 words, 1215 words, 1219 words, 1908 words, and 1018 words)

Stats:

Number of pages indexed: 7

Number of articles on site: 21 (70% of the way to milestone 1)
 

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Today’s Update (Day 14):

My service site is clearly being helped by requesting index in the Search Console. I also thing since the service site is an aged domain it is doing some good things. Already ranked in the top 30 for one of my primary keywords that I haven’t really targeted in my writing.

Still little to no traffic on any site which is expected, don’t plan to have big traffic reports until July.

Both sites are caught up to each other now after I fell behind last week. Should be good to go here forward.

Utility Site:

Published 2 articles (1008 words and 1044 words)

Stats:

Number of pages indexed: 13

Number of articles on site: 28 (93% of the way to milestone 1… should be there tomorrow)

Service Site:

Published 7 articles (1198 words, 1082 words, 1209 words, 1074 words, 1022 words, 1280 words and 1205 words)

Stats:

Number of pages indexed: 20

Number of articles on site: 28 (93% of the way to milestone 1)
 

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Nice journey, and it seems you gonna update us daily so good luck
 

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I decided to create this journey primarily to monitor my progress, but hopefully it can also serve as a motivation for some of you, and for my own accountability :).

It's a journey and a case study at a same time. Let's see where can take me/us.



I have been reading several journeys here on BHW for some time. What I found interesting was the focus from creating a journey, simply put, seems to help the poster accomplish their goals. So, I decided let’s start a journey that will help accomplish my goals and add some motivation to other readers like me that have a goal they need to achieve.

The Goal:

I have 2 websites. One is a utility on the internet (think image sharing, file conversion, calculators, etc.) and the other is a website for a service business I want to start in my local area. The deal is as follows: North star is to start a service business in my local area, offline. First, however, I must replace the income of my job so I can resign and still have an income until the local service business gets off the ground. The service business will generate leads that I sell until I can perform the service. At this time neither website is monetized or ranking for anything besides domain name.

The goal is for the utility website to get 100K views per month, add monetization, and build content on my service business site so that when the utility site gets monetized, I don’t have to start over on the service site.

Simply put goal: 100K views per month on utility site monetized with Ad Thrive, memberships and monetized links. Content ranking in top 10 for targeted keywords locally for my service business. 30K monthly visitors on local service business site.

Basic background & overview:

- The sites are brand new – utility site on a new domain, local service site is on an aged domain, but no content and ranking as of now. Will be interesting to see if aged domain hits sandbox like the new domain does.

- My feeling is focus solely on content and traffic and then worry about monetization when I have traffic to monetize. It doesn’t hurt to build up to 100K visitors per month with no monetization and then test and learn the best monetization strategy.

- Current stats – maybe get 1 visitor per day to utility site (usually 0).

- Absolutely no income yet, sites are not even monetized; will add later

- The niche for the utility site is competitive, but not so overly hard to rank for that it can’t be done. The service I want to offer is rather evergreen and once the site drives leads it’s a big ticket sale. Very easy to sell the leads to existing businesses until I can launch it.

- Goals: Add content to both sites. For the utility site grow to 100K per month. For the service site simply rank for local SEO and monetize the leads.

- No links will be built in the process. The utility site has 100 links I purchased on BHW from a PBN. For at least the next 8-10 months no more links will be purchased. We are simply going to rank content. That will be an interesting study. The idea is to generate 2 or more 1000-1500 word articles a day per site and rank organically without links.


A bit longer background & overview:

I have used a post by @Kikerinka as a model for my action plan. I used this journey as a blueprint to build a tactical plan to rank. You can read that journey as well. It gave daily detail on what was done and the site grew which I believe I can replicate.

Since the sites are new, I don’t expect much in terms of results for over 6 months. Building the links to the utility site appears to have resulted in a velocity penalty so trying to overcome that as well.

Why do I start this journey now?

Actually, my original plans for 2022 were completely different. I didn't plan to work on IM much.

Like I said earlier I followed several journey posts, and each seemed to accomplish their goals ahead of time. As I read through these, I was like maybe I should switch gears and create a travel blog, or a weight loss blog something that is easy to generate a lot of content. Then it hit me like a ton of bricks why not create content for my utility site and my service business I want to start? Start working towards being able to start the local service business without a worry of income because it has replaced. What a journey this would be if all comes to fruition. I can continue to update for years how my utility site and service business are ranking and performing.

Other things and methods of work:

- I will write 80% of new content myself. If I don’t write enough content per day then I will outsource the content writing. I don’t believe outsourced content will be at par with what I want on either site so I will try to do this VERY sparingly. That said, having something is better than no content so will outsource if I have to.

- I plan to produce the content for both sites myself. Both of the niches I am in are relatively hard to generate quality content, and most my competition doesn’t have content at all. It’s hard to write hundreds of articles about a utility site and my service business is tough to generate content on unless you are already in the business. That said plenty of articles exist on the service business and can be rewritten.

- The plan is to focus 80% of time on content writing for the rest of 2022 (20% on improving monetization and on page SEO). From January to April 2022, almost all focus will be on building content, It’s likely going to take until July for significant traffic to be reached because of how Google treats new content.

- The plan is to execute on my tactical content plan and basically leave everything else alone for now. The utility site is functional, but still needs a ton of development work and my local service site is just a domain with a homepage and lead capture on a Wordpress site. As I pointed out earlier, neither site is monetized in any way. In this journey you will get to see a lot of new. New rankings, new monetization, new development work, etc.

- The journey will be 18 months long here on BHW. Being that the utility site is functional I most likely won’t do much more dev work on it until this summer. The local service site will simply have content added to try to rank locally. If it does rank, I’ll have to figure out something to do with the leads. The local service business will need me full time dedicated to it, and it’s what I really want to do, but I must have a large amount of passive income before I can enter the business and close the leads on my own. Not too worried about that at this point, right now all my time needs to be on generating content and ranking, we will worry about what to do with the leads captured later.

- Will try to update this journey daily, to keep track of my progress. However, there are days, sometimes more in a row, when I am simply offline, not touching the sites at all. On those days I won't make any updates... I will make for it once back.

- The plan is to update you each business day with my journey. I will answer questions and post status daily to hold myself accountable and so you can see how my tactical plan is executed. On a monthly basis I will update stats such as traffic and eventually monetization.

- Please post any questions you have on this thread and I will do my best to answer each day.
I hope you have success with your thread, I will take a look at it from time to time as I think I will find very useful information here!
 

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Today’s Update (Day 16):

Fell behind again this week towards the end. Kept up my pace of 2 a day on articles, though, so hit my first milestone of 30 articles per site.



Utility Site:

Published 6 articles (1024 words, 1046 words, 1034 words, 1013 words, 1115 words and 1007 words)

Stats:

Number of pages indexed: 17

Number of articles on site: 34

Service Site:

Published 6 articles (1162 words, 1020 words, 1011 words, 1054 words, 1101 words and 1101 words)



Stats:

Number of pages indexed: 22

Number of articles on site: 34
 

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Today’s Update (Day 19):

Trying to think of another milestone. I think I may use 50 articles. I was going to use 100 but I want achievable milestones and 100 still sounds way far off.

Utility Site:

Published 2 articles (1118 words and 1307 words)

Stats:

Number of pages indexed: 16

Number of articles on site: 36

Service Site:


Published 2 articles (1059 words, 1146 words)

Stats:

Number of pages indexed: 26

Number of articles on site: 36
 

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Today’s Update (Day 22):

Took a break from the service site this week and focused only on the utility site. Truly I will need the utility site to rank much sooner than the service site so it’s a pretty easy prioritization decision.

Utility Site:

Published 8 articles (1051 words, 1009 words, 1067 words, 1110 words, 1128 words, 1047 words, 1024 words and 1008 words)

Stats:

Number of pages indexed: 18

Number of articles on site: 44


Service Site:


No further publishing this week

Stats:


Number of pages indexed: 26

Number of articles on site: 36
 

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Today’s Update (Day 29):

Back to updating both sites this week.

Quick note that Ahrefs shows both sites ranking in top 100 for some pretty desirable keywords which is a good sign these sites will rank well once out of the sandbox.


Utility Site:


Published 2 articles (1238 words and 1081 words)

Stats:

Number of pages indexed: 18

Number of articles on site: 46

Service Site:

Published 2 articles (1017 words, 1070 words)


Stats:

Number of pages indexed: 19

Number of articles on site: 38
 

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Today’s Update (Day 30):

Utility Site:


Published 2 articles (1047 words and 1071 words)

Stats:

Number of pages indexed: 18

Number of articles on site: 48

Service Site:

Published 2 articles (1070 words, 1000 words)

Stats:

Number of pages indexed: 14

Number of articles on site: 40
 

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I decided to create this journey primarily to monitor my progress, but hopefully it can also serve as a motivation for some of you, and for my own accountability :).

It's a journey and a case study at a same time. Let's see where can take me/us.



I have been reading several journeys here on BHW for some time. What I found interesting was the focus from creating a journey, simply put, seems to help the poster accomplish their goals. So, I decided let’s start a journey that will help accomplish my goals and add some motivation to other readers like me that have a goal they need to achieve.

The Goal:

I have 2 websites. One is a utility on the internet (think image sharing, file conversion, calculators, etc.) and the other is a website for a service business I want to start in my local area. The deal is as follows: North star is to start a service business in my local area, offline. First, however, I must replace the income of my job so I can resign and still have an income until the local service business gets off the ground. The service business will generate leads that I sell until I can perform the service. At this time neither website is monetized or ranking for anything besides domain name.

The goal is for the utility website to get 100K views per month, add monetization, and build content on my service business site so that when the utility site gets monetized, I don’t have to start over on the service site.

Simply put goal: 100K views per month on utility site monetized with Ad Thrive, memberships and monetized links. Content ranking in top 10 for targeted keywords locally for my service business. 30K monthly visitors on local service business site.

Basic background & overview:

- The sites are brand new – utility site on a new domain, local service site is on an aged domain, but no content and ranking as of now. Will be interesting to see if aged domain hits sandbox like the new domain does.

- My feeling is focus solely on content and traffic and then worry about monetization when I have traffic to monetize. It doesn’t hurt to build up to 100K visitors per month with no monetization and then test and learn the best monetization strategy.

- Current stats – maybe get 1 visitor per day to utility site (usually 0).

- Absolutely no income yet, sites are not even monetized; will add later

- The niche for the utility site is competitive, but not so overly hard to rank for that it can’t be done. The service I want to offer is rather evergreen and once the site drives leads it’s a big ticket sale. Very easy to sell the leads to existing businesses until I can launch it.

- Goals: Add content to both sites. For the utility site grow to 100K per month. For the service site simply rank for local SEO and monetize the leads.

- No links will be built in the process. The utility site has 100 links I purchased on BHW from a PBN. For at least the next 8-10 months no more links will be purchased. We are simply going to rank content. That will be an interesting study. The idea is to generate 2 or more 1000-1500 word articles a day per site and rank organically without links.


A bit longer background & overview:

I have used a post by @Kikerinka as a model for my action plan. I used this journey as a blueprint to build a tactical plan to rank. You can read that journey as well. It gave daily detail on what was done and the site grew which I believe I can replicate.

Since the sites are new, I don’t expect much in terms of results for over 6 months. Building the links to the utility site appears to have resulted in a velocity penalty so trying to overcome that as well.

Why do I start this journey now?

Actually, my original plans for 2022 were completely different. I didn't plan to work on IM much.

Like I said earlier I followed several journey posts, and each seemed to accomplish their goals ahead of time. As I read through these, I was like maybe I should switch gears and create a travel blog, or a weight loss blog something that is easy to generate a lot of content. Then it hit me like a ton of bricks why not create content for my utility site and my service business I want to start? Start working towards being able to start the local service business without a worry of income because it has replaced. What a journey this would be if all comes to fruition. I can continue to update for years how my utility site and service business are ranking and performing.

Other things and methods of work:

- I will write 80% of new content myself. If I don’t write enough content per day then I will outsource the content writing. I don’t believe outsourced content will be at par with what I want on either site so I will try to do this VERY sparingly. That said, having something is better than no content so will outsource if I have to.

- I plan to produce the content for both sites myself. Both of the niches I am in are relatively hard to generate quality content, and most my competition doesn’t have content at all. It’s hard to write hundreds of articles about a utility site and my service business is tough to generate content on unless you are already in the business. That said plenty of articles exist on the service business and can be rewritten.

- The plan is to focus 80% of time on content writing for the rest of 2022 (20% on improving monetization and on page SEO). From January to April 2022, almost all focus will be on building content, It’s likely going to take until July for significant traffic to be reached because of how Google treats new content.

- The plan is to execute on my tactical content plan and basically leave everything else alone for now. The utility site is functional, but still needs a ton of development work and my local service site is just a domain with a homepage and lead capture on a Wordpress site. As I pointed out earlier, neither site is monetized in any way. In this journey you will get to see a lot of new. New rankings, new monetization, new development work, etc.

- The journey will be 18 months long here on BHW. Being that the utility site is functional I most likely won’t do much more dev work on it until this summer. The local service site will simply have content added to try to rank locally. If it does rank, I’ll have to figure out something to do with the leads. The local service business will need me full time dedicated to it, and it’s what I really want to do, but I must have a large amount of passive income before I can enter the business and close the leads on my own. Not too worried about that at this point, right now all my time needs to be on generating content and ranking, we will worry about what to do with the leads captured later.

- Will try to update this journey daily, to keep track of my progress. However, there are days, sometimes more in a row, when I am simply offline, not touching the sites at all. On those days I won't make any updates... I will make for it once back.

- The plan is to update you each business day with my journey. I will answer questions and post status daily to hold myself accountable and so you can see how my tactical plan is executed. On a monthly basis I will update stats such as traffic and eventually monetization.

- Please post any questions you have on this thread and I will do my best to answer each day.
This is awesome, all the best bro.

Keep pushing and Don't stop
 

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I thought you were just starting to ramp up with your tempo, but no news for two months... I hope that you are still on track with your journey;)
 

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I thought you were just starting to ramp up with your tempo, but no news for two months... I hope that you are still on track with your journey;)
I am hoping in July to see some results to maybe start fresh. Turns out my wife wasn't thrilled I was taking time to do all this and work. I am hoping that some of the work in January and February can convince her this is a productive hobby. I think she thought I was working to scam a bunch of people including you all since I was sharing on a site called Blackhatworld. Thus happy wife, happy life forced me to put the project(s) on hold.
 
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