For those of you who have started creating your blogs, it is time to look into the on-page and off-page seo strategies of your niche sites.
This phase is really important because the amount of traffic going to your site is dependant on how well your site is ranked for the keyword or keywords. More traffic means more visitors and it means more $$$.
In the SEO world, there are 1001 techniques to get your website ranked well in the search engine. Some work well for others but may not have worked well for us. There are other techniques which have worked well for us but are ineffective for others. We hope that by sharing what work well for us can give you some clues on how you can start.
While I was planning to write this post, I have initially wanted to explain what on-page and off-page SEO is. However, I realised my intention of creating this tutorial series is to share our exact strategies of building niche blogs and NOT teach what SEO is. So I have decided to just share other people’s webpages which explained what on-page and off-page SEO are.
So are you ready? Let’s go!
Here is our on-page and off-page SEO strategies. (Do note that you can use these for all your blogs.)
For blog home page:
1. Install All-in-one-SEO-Pack plugin
2. Fill in the Home Title, Home Description and Home keywords.
*Check out these resources on how to write proper Home Title and Home Description.
- Meta Description (seomoz)
- The Netsetter: SEO Writing Tip #2: Optimize Your Meta Description Tag
Thank you for your great feedback on our first tutorial – Niche Blogs Tutorial 1 – Choosing the Right Keywords I am glad that you find the step-by-step tutorial is very simple to follow and implement.
Just like mastering any other skill, you need to commit to 3 to 4 hours everyday to sharpen your keyword research skill. Researching keywords can be very frustrating but it gets easier with more practice. The reward is big once you find a low competition and high CPC keyword. =)
In this second tutorial, we are going to talk about how to set up a system for setting up your sites and creating your content. Remember, you are a business owner now. In order to make more money and work less, you need to work smarter.
The only way to achieve this is to set up a system which can even run without you and your only role is to manage it.
If you are planning to churn out a minumom of 100 blogs per month, I DO NOT recommend that you do everything by yourself. Even if you are new to blogging, you should try to set up a maximum of two to three blogs to have a feel how to go about doing it. This is to facilitate your training of your Virtual Assistants – your staff who are going to hire to do your work and you just manage them while oiling your system at times.
First, you need to know where to find your virtual assistants. They need to be reliable, efficient and honest.
I use Odesk.com to find my virtual staff. According to Wikipedia, oDesk is a company with a global job marketplace and a series of tools targeted at businesses that intend to hire and manage remote workers.
Another great resource site is VirtualStaffFinder.com
For written content, I use iWriter.com The writers provide fast and good service. You can choose not to accept articles which do not fit your criteria.
Hi, sorry for the delay in creating this step-by-step tutorial for creating niche blogs. Many things (both good and bad) have happened in my family these few weeks. First, my second daughter was born 6 weeks ago. Then she had high fever and was admitted to hospital last week.
Today she looks much better.
Next, one of my favorite uncles peacefully passed on in his sleep three days ago. He suffered heart attack. It was VERY shocking to me because he was still well last week and he drove us to the hospital last week. So right now, we were really busy at the funeral.
Even though I was very busy, I had an hour of resting time before helping out again and I decided to create this tutorial now, as promised.
As you know, we have been actively creating our network of niche blogs. Now we have hundreds of them. We work as a team and we had developed a more efficient system (after encountering many challenges, failures and difficulties.)
Though to set up the system is very hard, it is quite easy to manage it once it has been set up. I will do my best to explain as clearly as possible. If you have any question, feel free to post in the comment section at the bottom of this post.
In short, there are 5 steps to this system.
1. Niche research – done by me and my partner
2. Site set up and content creation – done by my virtual assistants
3. On-page and off-page seo – done by my virtual assistants
4. Maintenance and tracking of keywords performance – done by me and my partner
5. Selling earning blogs to our customers - done by me and my partner
Now, to start off explaning “Niche research”, here are the 7 steps which we have followed closely to generate hundreds of niche blogs so that we can flip them after they are earning revenue.
In fact, the list of top selling products (known as best sellers) is already available in a big online library. Check out Amazon.com, one of the largest online market places. Search for 10 popular products ideas from Amazon Best Sellers.
You can research on anything that interest you. There are many niches (as shown on the left sidebar) that you can choose from. If you are a cycling enthusiast, you can consider bicycle niche. Or if you love computers, you can explore “Computers & Accessories” niche. Do spend an hour or two to check out some of these niches. You may be surprised by what will interest you.
Click on the links on the left side to explore more.
For this tutorial, let’s work on the cat’s niche. I love cats, so do my 2 year old daughter. I have specially selected this kitty camper based on two criterias. Firstly, I know cat lovers will invest in getting comfortable cat beds for their cats. Secondly, there are over 46 reviews shown and there is a rating of 4.5 given. So this is a pretty popular niche and people are buying them (and reviewing them too.)
There are many niches around us. As long as you are using it, it is a niche.
If you drive, car is a niche.
If you prefer a particular cuisine, that is a niche.
If you have an iphone and change the cover every week, iphone covers is a niche.
So how do you look out for niches?
Hi, recently I have done an “Ask campaign” which allows you to share with
me your number one problem in blogging.
There were many comments submitted – more than 40 of them in total!
The types of problems range from choosing of niches, getting of domains,
creating content, finding the right content, setting up of wordpress platform
to installation of plugins and many more…
Does any of these problems sound familiar to you?
If yes, read on…
I have received over 70 plus emails in the past 7 days asking on how to research a profitable niche.
And that is similar to receiving over 10 emails a day from my 11,000 email subscribers.
I was sharing with one of my friends that anyone can find a profitable niche online and
no niche is saturated.
The magic is you got to find the right keyword.
(With the right keyword, you get the right traffic.)
And to do that, you got to use the right tool.
Google has been really generous in these past 2 years, making many
tools free of charge so business owners wannabes like yourself
can start making money online right now…Yes, Right now!
As I have said many times, the right keywords must fulfil
the following 3 criterias:
Making $600 is possible…maybe now you think is not quite possible for you…
But think again…
Supposed if you know the entire blueprint and you follow step-by-step diligently,
how will you feel if you start to see at least $100 coming into your bank account daily.
Now, you spend more time on what you did and start to do more of it…and
next before you knew it, your daily income doubles or even triples.
And you do more of it, your income grows to a whopping US$450 to US$600!
(Time to fire your boss! If I were you.)