Monthly Update – August

Time for the next monthly update. I decided to have a common post to save time. 

Adsense Site:

As per my plan, this site should be a passive income site so I want to see how long it will continue ranking without intervention from me.

I didn’t work at all on the adsense site in July. The first week of July, I was busy with the Amazon site. The second with the start of this site and the 3rd and 4th week of July I worked on an 18,000+ page website.

Salient Points:

  1. The DA/PA of the site is consistent.
  2.  26% increase in keywords as per Google Webmaster from 658 keywords last month to 719 keywords this month.
  3.  On Page 1 for 23 keywords totalling a search volume of 66,270 searches compared to 43,130 searches in the previous month.
  4.  Top 20 ranks for 68 keywords totalling a search volume of 971,260 searches compared to 165,410 searches in the previous month

More Details:

1. Activity: Since my focus was the Amazon affiliate niche site in July, I didn’t touch this site at all. My social media manager went to Bali for 3 weeks and though she is back doesn’t seem interested in working on promoting the site. This has led to a drop in both visits and earnings from social traffic compared to last month. The traffic from search is rising well though so I don’t think that the drop in social signals is affecting the search ranking.

2. Google Ranking: As per Google Webmaster, I now rank for 719 (from 658 keywords last month) which is a 26% increase in keywords. As you can see below, I am on Page 1 for 23 keywords totalling a search volume of 66,270 searches. I am in the Top 20 ranks for 971,260 searches so there is very good potential for ranking higher over the next few months.  Since the trend is upward and I have done absolutely no work on it for the past few months, I am pretty happy.

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Plan for the next month:

Since I will be focusing on the Amazon affiliate site and the 18,000+ page site, I won’t be working on this site for the rest of the month.

You can check the progress made in June here.

Amazon Site:

 Though only half the number of targeted posts are completed, I am happy to say that they are slowly increasing in ranking on the Google serps. I still need to publish the rest and recheck on the interlinking and the on-page optimization. In addition to that, I started link building last week for the site and I am happy to say that I got a response of 3 backlinks with just 20 emails. 

Salient Points:

  1. Started Link Building. Got 3 external backlinks.
  2.  Ranking for 129 keywords as per Google Webmaster this month.

More Details:

1. Activity: I worked on completing the posts in the first week of July. In the second week of August I have started link building for the site via email outreach focusing on broken link building and resource page suggestions. I have sent 20 emails so far and got backlinks from 3 sites which is very encouraging.

Backlink profile:backlinks

2. Google Ranking: As per Google Webmaster, I now rank for 129 keywords so there is very good potential for ranking higher over the next few months.  I hope that this number will increase once all the posts are published and the affect of the links are seen. Most of the keywords are still long tail as you can see below with the “0” searches.

 

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Plan for the next month:

I will focus on Link Building for the site and also hope to complete the proofreading of the pending posts and make it live.

You can check the progress made in June here.

Do let me know if you have any suggestions you would like me to experiment with on the sites in the comments below.

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