Before the initial launch of Keyword Canine, Jonathan and I released the results of a few case study sites that I did. I had gotten two sites to the top of Google in a VERY short amount of time.
I believe I got the first one ranked is about 2 weeks and the second in about 3 weeks. One of the sites was splittoeshoes.org targeting “split toe shoes” (currently #1 from my location) and the other was sugaraddictiontreatment.net targeting “sugar addiction treatment” (currently #4 from my location.) In this post I’m going to go through the entire process of how I did this. We’ll use splittoeshoes.org for the example.
1. First, from within Keyword Canine I found a niche that had an “Easy” (Green) competition rating, at least 400 monthly searches (KC shows exact match, so you’ll also get traffic from related phrases in alot of cases,) at least a $1 estimated CPC (also strict match, so it’s much closer to adsense payout than what adwords usually shows) and at least 70% advertiser competition (if you’re putting up an adsense site, you want as much ad competition as possible… the more ads the more chances of showing a relevant ad.)
(Side note: The difficulty rating is an internal algorithm that Jon and I put together that checks multiple data points, including but not limited to competitor avg. PR, sitelinks, number of search results and more.) I then used common sense to filter out some niches that an adsense site just wouldn’t make sense targeting. I ended up with split toe shoes.
2. KC told me that the .org version of that EMD (exact match domain) was available (the above screenshot was taken after I registered it,) so I registered it, entered my server’s nameservers at GoDaddy, added the site to my server and installed wordpress.
3. I then added some pages to the site for credibility purposes (about, contact and privacy.) For the About and Contact pages I just entered some basic info. For the Privacy page I generated a website policy from here. I removed all of the default wordpress stuff from the sidebar except for the categories and archives and I removed all of the links from the blogroll and added a link to an authoritative website in the niche for credibility purposes. I also added a copyright statement in the footer.
This is probably not all necessary, but they are things I always like to do… just trying to think like someone who runs a search engine and I’ve had pretty good luck over the years, so I keep doing these things.
4. I then ordered 4 articles to publish to the site, although the more content the better! Four articles is a bare minimum. If I wanted to ensure that this site stayed at the top, I would add more content. If you don’t want to outsource the content or write it yourself, Article Builder is an excellent alternative.
5. Once I got the articles back from my writer and published them to the site, the site was done and ready to be promoted. All I did for promotion was order 30 web directory submissions, 30 social bookmarks and 30 forum profile links. All spread out over a few weeks to look natural. (Edit: I completely forgot Backlink Booster!! duh) I then boosted all of those backlinks with backlink booster.
The site now enjoys the #1 spot in google Do I get the #1 spot every time I do this? No. But I frequently get top 10 rankings doing this! And once there, it’s not hard to get it to the #1 spot nearly every time.
This site currently earns a buck or two just about every day. If I had the time, I could make several of these sites every day and you could too. It’s actually a pretty easy process.
Also, we’re looking into making this entire process as automated as possible from within Keyword Canine, from finding the profitable niche and getting cheap quality content to promotion, so keep an eye out, the doors to KC will be open once again in the near future.