Niche blogging is such a great concept which everyone is trying to make money online.
It took me 2-3 months to understand the actual meaning of niche blogging when I was very new in internet marketing.
This is just a concept to blog on very specific topic as compared to very broad ones. Like blogging on “Gold chains for dogs” as compared to “chains for dogs.”
As you can see writing on “chains for dogs” will need much broader research and articles as compared to “gold chains for dogs” because here specifically we are talking about gold chains.
As all other fellow bloggers, I was also very excited to start my own niche blog. So I started looking for high CPC keywords and the very first monetization came in my mind was AdSense (obvious for a newbie).
So I finalized following few keywords.
- Raid Recovery (CPC – $100+)
- Cloud Hosting (CPC – $50+)
- Dedicated Hosting (CPC – $55+)
So I decided to write on dedicated hosting and it was very easy for me to write on this topic.
I finalized keyword Dedicated Hosting Services (CPC $55+) and finalized my domain.
So the next task was to decide the keywords which are easy to rank and have good CPC and I finalized following keywords.
- Best Dedicated Hosts
- Cheap Dedicated Hosts
- Application Hosting Services
- Dedicated php Hosting
- Windows Server Host
- Dedicated Server Solution
- Web Server Hosting Companies
- Web Server Providers
- Data Server Hosting
- Linux Server Hosting Services
- Best Dedicated Server Hosts
- Best Web Hosting Companies
- Dedicated Web Hosting Services
I made my blueprint to write-down the articles on these topics.
I made my routine to write on one topic each day and my work was just for 15 days at max.
Steps taken to rank this blog.
As I told you that I decide to rank this blog on keyword “Dedicated Hosting Service” just because the CPC of this keyword was very high. But today I am seeing that this keyword is having 210 local searches and 320 global searches (I was not aware about these things at that time).
So ranking for this keyword is not going to give any good money even if people will come at my blog.
1. Blog Commenting
The very first step was to comment on blogs and rank this keyword.
Today I am laughing with that silly mistake, as I used anchor text as “Dedicated Hosting Service” while commenting and the result was; only 3-4 people approved my comment (very silly step and mistake).
2. Article Marketing
Article marketing is very good way to take good backlinks from article directories and I selected Fiverr for this work, as I myself could not do this task.
They delivered my work in 4-5 days and all the links they provided were very good.
3. Web 2.0 Submissions and Bookmarking
As few of my articles were indexed on Google so I started doing web 2.0 submissions and bookmarking for this blog.
As I kept tracking my keywords using premium service of SEOMoz and saw up-down of the keywords in Google SERP.
Maximum place I got was 3rd place for keyword “Dedicated php Hosting” and 9th place for “Dedicated Hosting Services.”
Soon I lost the interest in this blog and started looking for other projects, as this was not giving any money.
Traffic on this blog.
As you can see, traffic is still coming on this blog but this is not giving any money.
Learning is a process and we should keep learning ad we learn from our own mistakes.
1. Do proper research
I was very lazy when I did research on this keyword (even I spent 3-4 days on it).
I selected the keywords which were very high in CPC but very fewer people were searching for that keywords.
2. Wait for the results
You might be thinking that if I got 3rd and 9th place for 2 of the keywords then I could occupy the first spot also.
Here come the patience.
And I think I failed here too.
I quit this thinking that this is no more going to work for me.
So patience is the key to get success in internet marketing. If you will lose it, you will lose many things.
3. See your competitors
I was not aware about the fact that it is hard to compete high authority, long age high PR sites if you want to rank for any keyword.
So do proper research about your competencies and see everything about them.
If you are going to start niche blog then do proper research and check each and everything about the main keywords.
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All the very best for your niche blogging projects.
photo credit: Alex E. Proimos