I wrote recently (just 1 month and 1 week ago) about some inspirational SEO results and I thought I would provide an update. To refresh your memory, I was looking at my ranking for a single word keyword with over 1000 daily searches. Heres the Market Samurai Keyword Research report for that keyword.
Not exactly a low competition keyword……
To refresh your memory here is the SEO competition matrix produced by Market Samurai from the original report:
There I am in 9th position…
And now for the update…
There I am in 4th and 5th positions…
Yahoo definitely isn’t reflecting the amount of back-linking that’s gone into this project, but the entire SEO campaign to date has been worth around £2000. And this isn’t the only ranking which was achieved within this campaign.
I’ve been tracking the top 25 highest traffic keywords for this market and here are the best rankings so far… 3rd, 5th, 6th, 9th, 9th 10th, 11th, 13th, 16th, 16th, 19th 27th, 37th, 44th, 78th, 197th
Tracking the top 100 keywords I’ve already achieved an astonishing 13 first position rankings and 44 top 10 rankings. All well and good if there’s no traffic – here’s the weekly traffic trends…
A pretty normal SEO Campaign Traffic Trend Graph on a hardcore SEO campaign… waves with ever increasing tops and diminishing troughs…
So where to from here? Well obviously I need to continue focusing on the top traffic keywords as well as broadening the SEO campaign, but I’ve just started to monetize this site with amazon affiliate deals – its also getting a whopping 13.53% adwords CTR (I miss-tweeted 13.35% this morning…)
Continual improvement is the name of the game, and following additional site changes and refinements I will be approaching drop-shippers so that I can take orders directly, dictating my own profit margins and thereby increasing profit percentages dramatically. I haven’t even considering CRO (Conversion Rate Optimization) yet.
This is my new business workflow:
- 1. Build an empty shop
- 2. Get people walking through the door
- 3. Hang some advertising on the wall
- 4. Keep directing more visitors through my shop
- 5. Stick some trinkets on the shelves
- 6. Keep directing more visitors through my shop
- 7. Replace the trinkets with bigger and better products
- 8. Keep directing more visitors through my shop
- 9. Find ways to make people buy and spend more
- 10. Build another empty shop…
I will be publishing my methods in the “The Real Guide” but in the mean time I’m open to folks popping forward with investment cash and benefiting from my methods and implementation. I’ll do it cheap in a 50:50 JV deal, or expensively if you want to retain 100% shares.