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Old 3rd October 2012, 04:33 AM   #1
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Default Blog Case Study

I said I'd post this up in a couple of threads a while back.
Basically I wrote a case study of one of my blogs for my friend who works at Lakestar Media.

It takes you through all the steps from conception to every day running, rankings, traffic and revenue.

Hope this helps anyone blogging or thinking about blogging

http://www.lakestarmccann.com/blog/t...gging-success/



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Old 14th October 2012, 10:37 PM   #2
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That's some pretty good stuff you have there. It's comprehensive and the advice is a little out of the ordinary. It's all practical, but not the same stuff you see everywhere else.



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Old 15th October 2012, 10:16 AM   #3
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Many thanks

I always bugged me how different sites gave lots of advice but never actually had anything to back it up.

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Old 15th October 2012, 02:37 PM   #4
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Could the niche be a little too narrow?

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Old 16th October 2012, 09:59 AM   #5
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Not with this kind of traffic.
My flaw was not having any good revenue streams.

But bear in mind that I did this just to learn content driven SEO, so money wasn't the primary goal.

I'm currently working on a more ambitious website intended to rank for ALL the top wargaming related terms. So that will be interesting.

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Old 16th October 2012, 11:57 AM   #6
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Nice little experiment. Thanks for sharing the results. Looks like a great niche for traffic but a difficult one to monetize as you found out.

Google recently devalued exact match keyword domains. Did you notice any effects from that? Sounds like you built enough domain authority so that the negative effect of that algo change would not hurt you too much

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Old 16th October 2012, 12:24 PM   #7
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You're sort of on the money.
Funny enough, I've written a blog post about that too:
http://www.ithinkmedia.co.uk/blog/se...domain-update/

PS: If anyone wants SEO services, I also freelance.
I'm just in the processes of picking things up here and there.

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I wil post that on my Twitter account ....thanks.



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