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    Quote Originally Posted by javanx3d View Post
    Of the 25, I have written 10 myself, 15 from a writer that I regularly use for other sites that lives in North America. I wrote the main page myself which is not included in the total.
    That's what I thought. It's all good. Even if you were to include your articles in the cost, you're still shooting at 4-6x revenue @ $100 month income for the cost of developing the site.

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    Ya, I can include what I write as a sunk cost or something similar on a subsequent update if you think that helps more. When you see me write on this project except for the top 3 and main page it is normally due to being impatient more than anything!

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    Quote Originally Posted by javanx3d View Post
    Ya, I can include what I write as a sunk cost or something similar on a subsequent update if you think that helps more. When you see me write on this project except for the top 3 and main page it is normally due to being impatient more than anything!
    I think keeping track of this as a sunk cost would be helpful.

    Usually for the niche sites, you need 100 articles to make a go of it.

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    Will do. For me the range has been between 40 and 150 total articles...I never really set a high-end cap on the number of articles though. I find the analysis of what two to four word keyphrase terms for traffic that shows up to the site normally results in the content that I'll do after the initial plan+. Will see on this site how it goes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by javanx3d View Post
    Will do. For me the range has been between 40 and 150 total articles...I never really set a high-end cap on the number of articles though. I find the analysis of what two to four word keyphrase terms for traffic that shows up to the site normally results in the content that I'll do after the initial plan+. Will see on this site how it goes!
    Agreed. There really isn't any upward limit. Sites that put some of the profits back in grow to thousands of articles. Though I like your idea about "the analysis of what two to four word keyphrase terms for traffic that shows up". It may be better to use a "cash cow" strategy and move on to other projects depending on the growth potential on the website.

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    Oh, so I forgot to mention that there were three things I'm not doing for building on this site:
    1 - I am not doing any directory submissions.
    2 - I am not posting content to a blog network that points to the main site at all.
    3 - I am not doing any AMR blasts directly to the main site.

    - No directory submissions since I have not seen the value in them recently and just don't have the time to click "yes" or "confirm" 1-2 K times ...

    - For 2 and 3, the domain is fairly new and I managed to find about every filter that exists on two other sites earlier in the year through doing this. One of them has recovered nicely, the other remains well below SERP rankings from pre-blasting... Any use of AMR or blog networks will be to build any Web 2.0's or guest posts that are pointing to the main site content. If the domain was older, I would consider it. Since I have no personal data, etc, I just don't want to ruin the site or the case study by doing this.

    As I wrap up content creation, I'll try to include the "Building Vision" or roadmap in the next update for the blog.

    Happy almost New Years!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bogart View Post

    Usually for the niche sites, you need 100 articles to make a go of it.
    Thats alot of articles.. It took me like 4 hours total just to write one "meaty article", also make some images in photoshop, and then have it peer reviewed by someone I know for spelling errors.
    I guess to build a niche site with some good content your looking at 500ish hours of work.
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    @Keldorn,
    It just depends. If you have no budget, then writing the content yourself is a necessary evil. If it takes you 4 hours now, then I would say after you've done about 20 the time will be down to about an hourish or even less based on your comfort factor. Slow and steady wins the race.
    For the articles I've personally written in this case study, they take me between 40 mins and 1.5 hours. I have a small budget for this one though, to save my time and see where we can get by 30 March

    Cheers,
    James

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    Quote Originally Posted by javanx3d View Post
    - For 2 and 3, the domain is fairly new and I managed to find about every filter that exists on two other sites earlier in the year through doing this. One of them has recovered nicely, the other remains well below SERP rankings from pre-blasting... Any use of AMR or blog networks will be to build any Web 2.0's or guest posts that are pointing to the main site content. If the domain was older, I would consider it. Since I have no personal data, etc, I just don't want to ruin the site or the case study by doing this.

    I've had this happen to a few new sites. They bounce back. But sometimes it takes awhile. It seems to be a filter that's triggered by too many links, too fast. High quality links work to inoculate the site. So, let's say you got a few links from authority sites like CNN, National Geographic etc and thousands of low quality links, the filter shouldn't be triggered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bogart View Post
    I've had this happen to a few new sites. They bounce back. But sometimes it takes awhile. It seems to be a filter that's triggered by too many links, too fast. High quality links work to inoculate the site. So, let's say you got a few links from authority sites like CNN, National Geographic etc and thousands of low quality links, the filter shouldn't be triggered.
    I suppose that make sense if the site appears on a big name website that suddenly tons of links would appear everywhere.
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