Outside of my post about selling bestcanistervacuums.net i’ve been a bit quite lately. It’s been crazy busy lately and the holidays certainly aren’t helping much. Fortunately I have a bunch of vacation time i’m cashing in on and hope to dedicate some of it towards my public sites. until then I wanted to give you an update on my publish insurance niche website baltimorecarinsurance.com.
From the very beginning i’ve known that this website wouldn’t become profitable until the website was ranking top 2 for BALTIMORE CAR INSURANCE and other variations such as AUTO INSURANCE BALTIMORE & CHEAP AUTO INSURANCE BALTIMORE. While I may still have a ways to go i’m happy to report that i’m on the first page for the primary phrase BALTIMORE CAR INSURANCE. I’m also on the second page for many of the other secondary phrases. For some reason SERPFox.com continues to show me that i’m on the second page though through several proxies I can confirm that i’m hovering in the #7-9 spot.
Links Links Links
What’s next? Building links. I need to continue to build some high value links to this site. I’m not planning at this point in time to add more content. The links to this website will be a combination of tiered link building from services like THEHOTH.com, manual outreach, and even some expired domains that will be built out on unique IP/hosting platforms. The goal is to not rely on any one of them exclusively but to have them all compliment each other. This will also help (hopefully) mitigate any future algorithm effects the site could have.
On the topic of THEHOTH.com. Since i’ve bailed on my plans to dominate in the Boston area i’ve decided to change out all the links I had THEHOTH build to that website. I simply logged into the web2.0 pages they set up and replaced the links from my old Boston site to the new Baltimore site. I hope this will continue to build authority and add a plethora of linking domains and unique anchor text.
Anchor text is something i’m going to be extremely cautious with. I don’t want any single keyword phrase to be above 10% so that will force me to vary my anchor text a lot and make sure I have a ton of domains linking to the site. I personally think this is the key to making sure you don’t get effected my Penguin. I’m experimenting with some lower value links from http://www.blackhatlinks.com/to increase the amount of linking domains to some of my sites. I’m hesitant to send a lot of these links to my money site but think it could be a great addition to web2.0 properties that THEHOTH service builds out.
Monetization Method In Place
Now that the site is climbing up the SERPS I found it extremely important to be prepared for when the traffic starts coming in. I worked with my account manager over at BrokersWeb.com and was able to get my new conversion form built. At first I had what’s considered a ‘basic’ form (see image at top of this post) which only requires users to input their zipcode in order to get insurance quotes. However, by implementing the ‘smart form’ requiring the user to input a few answers to questions I will be able to increase each lead payout roughly $1-$3.00 each. Definitely worth it in my opinion. Once I have some established traffic i’ll definitely test this out though.
That’s all I have for you guys right now. I hope the next update I have will include some EARNINGS!! I’ve been seeing some great success in the SERPS so don’t be surprised if I have an update sooner than later. This is my new primary public site now that the vacuum Amazon site is gone. Do you have suggestions for what I should do to the site? I’m always open to what you guys have to say. Leave me a note in the comments below.
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