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Located in Website Reviews and Appraisals, started by coolguy2206, Apr 6, 2020

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  1. coolguy2206

    coolguy2206 Established Member

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    so for the first time in a few years i have started back creating niche sites again with the goal of earning some income from adsense.

    so i registered the name fortifymyhouse.com after it droped last week and have started developing it as it already had some links to it i is slowing getting its old ranking back from google which is good and is getting around 30 to 40 unique visits per day.

    so usually i would pay for some SEO ie guest posts ect but at the minute funds are tight and i would like to see if i can do this my self have you got any advice.

    thanks
    in advance
     
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  2. Peak.Domains

    Peak.Domains Top Contributor VIP Blue Account

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    Ok, just remember that you asked for advice haha.....

    - I would stick with a uniform size for your featured images instead of random sizes. 800x500 is good.

    - Spend a lot of time on keyword research and optimizing your content, if you're doing less link building you'll need to make up for it with incredible on-page.

    - Your article titles lead me to believe you're aiming to promote them on social media, if that's the case then you'll want to find less stock-photo looking featured images, and instead find images that will inspire curiosity and clicks. If that's not the case, circle back to the KW research, find good keywords, use them in your titles.

    - The formatting of your content is bad, you aren't using any headers, it's just walls of text. No images in your posts, no headers, it's very poor on-page and very poor readability/user experience. Take your list items in your list articles, and take the bold part, and turn that into an H2. It'll look much better, and having keywords in your headers can be beneficial. Put in the effort to add images for each list item, too.

    - Some of your titles are written in all caps and other ones aren't, it looks kind of weird.

    - Get yourself a free SSL certificate if you don't want to pay for one, and switch to https instead of http.

    - Use your target keywords for each article in the image titles, instead of something like "foggy-545838_orig.jpg", just another element of basic on-page optimization.

    - Hire somebody to design a logo for you that isn't from Fiverr if you're serious about this brand, or just go with a nice font and make a simple one yourself. The current one looks cheap and unprofessional the way it is now, it will hurt your trust with readers.

    - Your homepage is loading 1.2mb of images, you should be able to bring that down with some optimization and improve your speed score.

    - Think about better hosting, your time to first byte is almost an entire second. 1&1 is basement-tier when it comes to hosting, evidenced by an inner-page that's only 602.2 KB taking 1.7 seconds to load. Rule of thumb is just avoid any of the hosts that get recommended on the first page when you google "best hosting" because those are all the ones that offer the highest commissions to their affiliates, not the ones that provide the best service. Anyone who recommends 1&1, hostgator, godaddy hosting, etc - is just flat out lying to you.

    - Those share buttons are slowing down your site too with a bunch of extra requests. You can make custom buttons for FB, Twitter, Pinterest that won't slow your site down as much, and the rest of those are probably not even worth including for the tiny, tiny % of your visitors that will click any of them at all. Most of the sharing will happen via the social network side of things, not from the page itself. You're better off having a faster loading site than getting 1 out of every 1500 to click one of those buttons.

    Good luck!
     
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  3. coolguy2206

    coolguy2206 Established Member

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    thank you so much for that i will start on the things that you have mentioned.

    thanks
    again
     
  4. Timothy Carambat

    Timothy Carambat Established Member

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    Peak Domains pretty much nailed it with that assessment. Only thing I would add on is typically for these blog sites there are 3 or 4 "pillar posts" which are over 3K word posts that go into extreme details about your niche on some subtopic. I know that those kinds of things help.

    If this is Wordpress there are unlimited SEO plugins you can leverage like Yoast. If this is a custom site it is always a great idea to add google analytics as well as request indexing of your site using the Google Search Console. There are similar search consoles for Bing and such if that is of interest as well.

    Obviously content is king and the more of it the better. Most people I know hire ghostwriters to create content and then release it on a regular timeline so content is always fresh - this is obviously not a reasonable solution since funds are tight. The key is a variety of categories and keywords that all fall into your niche.

    Once you have lots of content ~100 posts you'll start to get that regular traffic you need for income with Adsense.

    That's pretty much the extent of what I can speak on.

    Also, the date at the top right is a day ahead of my local time for some reason. I don't know if that's an actual issue of not, you could just be a day ahead of my local time (SoCal)
     
  5. coolguy2206

    coolguy2206 Established Member

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    thank you i have already got analytics and got webmaster tools hopefully when this coronavirus is over and i go back to work i tend to spend around £50 aweek on to get some one to write articles for the site also i will be writing as well.

    thanks
    again
     

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