08 Apr 10 4:08 am
How's It Going For the Newbies From Bootcamp?
I'm just wondering how everybody who followed the boot camp is doing. I was on board with the boot camp from the beginning, so I've been at it since late December.
For me, I built 2 sites following the boot camp strategy. I have 1 sale from click bank. I have one keyword on the 1st page of google. Other keywords are ranging beyond page 1 of google and many not showing up in traffic travis. I followed Mark's back link strategy plus I am using a variation of the Mr. K strategy along with some tips from a guy named the Lemonarian. I'm working this strategy keyword by keyword. I have a regular full time job, so I can't do as much as I'd like.
Frankly, I'm not getting the kind of traffic I need to really start converting. The first site is getting about 10 visits per day according to g analytics and the 2nd site is getting between 0 and 6 visits per day. I've been focusing all my energy on the first site and have seen a bit of an improvement, but nothing earth shattering by any means. The second site is suffering from lack of attention.
I realize that google position is key, but many of the sites in front of mine are simply ezinearticles, amazon.com, nextag.com, etc. My keywords are simply not moving.
I have not been disappointed in the number of hops given the traffic because I usually get about 2-4 hops per day, but like I said, the traffic volume is dismal. I'd like to get both these sites up to over 200 visits per day. The combined monthly searches by keyword for both these sites in google is over 123,000.
I'm convinced I've done something wrong, like my on page articles aren't working, my off site SEO sucks, etc., etc.
Just for reference, I have 9 articles spun on AMA with 493 published. Plus, Magic Article Submitter for a few keywords. No duplicate content. And, I did as much forum linking as I could find for the subject related forums and then some for forums that had nothing to do with the niches. Gov and Edu links were a stretch, but I had a few. Then, I did tons of social bookmarking with twitter, Digg, delicious, stumbleupon, 2.0 link wheelies, and RSS feeding. I've noticed that some of my forum links are no longer showing up in TT, even though I took some care to avoid making BS posts.
Both sites are PR 1. I'd like to do a email list, but I really don't feel I have enough visitors yet to justify sending a weekly newsletter. Or should I?
I'm beginning to feel like I'm climbing a mountain that has no peak. I'd like to know if anyone else is experiencing the same kind of results? And, if there is a super mod here who would like to take a look at one of my sites, I'd be very appreciative.
p.s. Before becoming a premium member, I built a blog in the online gaming niche by following the free tips here and trying to copy the appearance of wowblackbook.com. The site was a mess and only incorporated bits and pieces of what I could pick up before becoming a premium member. The site did well and I had some decent traffic plus growing sales. The site was shut down by Zynga, but I resurrected it with a different domain/appearance. I've done nothing to this site except let google know it was transferred. It has continued to rise in the SERPs, but the demand for the game guide declined drastically. And, people are refunding at almost 30%.