ok you got me there I understand better. What's your articles count by now? I went back i saw 268 total from your first update till now. Is this correct? If yes when did you see the organic traffic taking off? after publishing 10 articles, 33, 50 or more?Its articles added since the last update.
Cheers mate .
268 is about right for total articles currently on the site. The image below is analytics from the start of the blog, you can see traffic started to lift after around three months.ok you got me there I understand better. What's your articles count by now? I went back i saw 268 total from your first update till now. Is this correct? If yes when did you see the organic traffic taking off? after publishing 10 articles, 33, 50 or more?
It was to try see if Quora was triggering YouTube analytics correctly. Normal Google Analytics is much better than the YouTube platform and the YouTube one has problems tracking different things for external sources.
The OODA Loop is a great system to try stick to for anything like this when you are just starting out to reverse engineer Google. I still use it now for all of my blogging/SEO test and militaries all over the world use it too. Theres stuff like split half technique that is simple but can help narrow down what the fault actually is and split testing of having a bunch of tests up at the same time to get as much data as possible for your OODA Loops but it is the main thing I use.Great content as always @shaunm
Comment you made on your YT channel
"I was in the Airforce but yea, definitely. I try to use the fault finding skills I used in the military to find ways to push my content to the top of Google."
Can you share any of these Airforce fault finding skills you use for SEO?
What kind of traffic and income are you pulling with that strategy?Blogging is very easy
Find highly searched questions
Provide high quality answers
Use blog templates to save time
Different type of blog ---> different template
Write blog, add pictures / video
Download at Hubspot --> HubSpot | Free Blogging Templates
Check SEO with Yoast
Track keywords with Ubersuggest
2 sites each pulling 300-400 visits/dayWhat kind of traffic and income are you pulling with that strategy?
Thanks for the frequent updates and I hope you bring this project back on track as you explained following the big G's update. I believe you mentioned early in your journey that you are outsourcing your content writing for the most part with the guys at BST.
- The July core algorithm update should have stopped its rollout now and the SERP is looking more settled. I put some time in going over the keywords that have been hit and the main two things that I have noticed is a bunch of buyer intent keywords now have the YouTube widget at the top. Some of these keywords were checked last month as I wrote the article for them so it looks like the widget has been added with the update. The second is that articles using the Army Ants Method and other catch all keywords seem to have drastically dropped in traffic. Pages from user generated content sites with specific answers to the search query are now beating them in the SERP and from what I have checked so far its as if there is something in the update for specific pages to rank rather than catch all style pages. Although it will take time to produce new articles, I have a bunch of data on the main keywords that were pushing traffic for the articles using the Army Ants Method anyway so I will just produce a dedicated article for that keyword over the coming weeks.
- Although its hard to work out, I think between 1/4 and 1/3 of the current articles on this blog could have been affected by the update so it may slow traffic growth down for a few months until the content from last month ages in. Although some of it is buyer intent, the majority if short but dedicated answers to specific search queries that I think Google seem to be favouring. My plan for moving forward is to finish the keywords that I have banked that are similar to the bulk of last months keywords and then spend a month just smashing out keywords using PhilReddit7s method (explained here, Phils blog, not mine). The thinking is that the articles are short and easy to produce so making them fits in better with the other things I am working on right now, the articles are laser targeted to the keyword rather than catch all, and the search volume is so low that I doubt many people will make YouTube videos for them reducing the chance of the YouTube widget being injected too. If this initial test pays off, I plan to put most of my gains from my Crypto trading into freelance writers to produce content using the method to try and get this project back on track ASAP.
- The blog turned 6 month old this month so I would like to see some nice growth month on month from now on but really now sure whats going to happen due to what I explained above.
- Article 1 - 3773 Words.
- Article 2 - 3142 Words.
- Article 3 - 1544 Words.
- Article 4 - 1194 Words.
- Article 5 - 1314 Words.
- Article 6 - 1320 Words.
- Article 7 - 1657 Words.
For this particular project not even $1000. If these initial tests work and look good then I will be putting a bunch of my own time into articles using this method as well as dropping more cash into freelance writers to scale quicker. Its just finding the time as this blog is not the only project that I am working on right now.Thanks for the frequent updates and I hope you bring this project back on track as you explained following the big G's update. I believe you mentioned early in your journey that you are outsourcing your content writing for the most part with the guys at BST.
How much would you say you have invested so far in content? $1k, $2k, more?
The main reason why i asked is because you say you will test some new content strategy using Phil's keyword research method. From what I understand Phil writes all his content mostly short 750-900 words and he seems to be a prolific writer with upwards 500+ articles for his projects.