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    Question Time management - beginnings

    Hi everyone, I would like to ask a question already successful affiliates. I am still working on full-time for a company and in my free time I work on my website. I am assuming some of you started from nothing, so you had some income (at least to survive) and you did not work all the time on your websites. How did you manage your time? 33 % content, 33 % backlinks building and 33 % SEO?

    Thanks for reading, hopefully it is not an awkward question...

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    100% content
    The backlinks will come naturally.
    The SEO was not even thought of until many years later, when we already had organic traffic because we created content people wanted to actually read.

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    40/60 content/backlinks

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    100% content, backlinks wont even start taking effect for the first year in my experience.. things have changed a lot, new pages new sites have a long haul ahead of them...

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    Quote Originally Posted by fasterice9 View Post
    33 % content, 33 % backlinks building and 33 % SEO?
    Backlink building is SEO, so you mean 1/3 content and 2/3 SEO?

    Go for 80% content (including on-page SEO) and maybe a bit website design + management of affiliate programs in the first 6-12 months.
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    If I was starting from scratch knowing what I know now (but also not knowing as much about SEO as someone would ideally need to - which I'm guessing might be the situation for you OP).....it would be 100% get the structure right, get the speed right......

    ......then roughly 80% content, 20% 'learning/studying' SEO principles (one of which is structure, hence nail it at the start) ....

    .......and gradually that might shift to 90% content/10% keeping up to speed with SEO changes, new theories etc

    Backlinks virtually 0% for at least the first year or until you have a sizeable bank of good content, maybe one or two if you have an easy way of getting them and they're 'good/reasonable quality'...or if a good opportunity presents itself and you have content early on that's worthy of being linked to.

    Of course all generalization because things come up you weren't expecting and you have to adapt/change focus.

    If you get the structure/speed right at the start (and by structure I mean structure of the website and how you structure pages/content) you will very likely save time later that you can spend creating content, studying SEO, making SEO based changes to the site/pages etc. If you don't get the structure/speed right at the start you'll very likely find either or both will cause you grief and lost time somewhere down the line.

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    In the beginning, I'd use almost all of the time for content and UX. Especially as a beginner. The less time a beginner spends on SEO, the less SEO mistakes he will make that will hurt the progress of the website in the future.

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    Thank you for your insights. I really appreciate it. BIG Thanks to your chaumi! I will follow all your advices.

    Strider1973 - I meant by SEO = mostly doing keyword research what to write about (what people are actually looking for).

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    Spot-on previous post by Chaumi, buy the way.

    I stopped doing my usual work for a year, and this is how I started.
    I was more interested in creating a website and how all this computer thingy works at all. About money, I didn't care at all.

    In the beginning, I knew absolutely nothing, plus I'm that kind of person that doesn't ask for help if even he needs it.
    Well, the first year was mad.

    One day I was doing something, and the next day was changing it over again.
    And all because of the different information on the net that I was reading and watching almost no-stop.

    Then I managed to create a few good for nothing pages and started to run Google ads. That was a disaster, too, as I picked way too expensive keywords for like 80 per click, such as "Online casinos that accept PayPal", "PayPal casinos", etc., creating a bill to Google, which I've never paid back to this date lol.

    It seems they have forgotten it or forgiven it, as I have not seen any reminders during the last 4 years. Good! They have tons of money anyway.

    What put me on the right way are the sources below, which I was reading from top to bottom and from the bottom to the top:

    How Search algorithms work - https://www.google.com/intl/en_uk/se...ks/algorithms/

    Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Starter Guide - https://developers.google.com/search...-starter-guide

    Nothing will help you better than this, and if you do it the way it says there, you will be good to go!

    Tip! Instead of checking top competitors the way every other dog does, pay attention to the article structure and the way is information provided on the site above.


    P.S. No worry about backlinks, for now. First, make sure you have a piece of content on your site that somebody would want to link to. Have 10 pages made for all 100% instead of 100 pages for 50%.
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    gm2891 thank you so much for your insight and I REALLY APPRECIATE it (sorry for my newbie approach but I appreciate any advice). I will read it from top to bottom and from bottom to top 2+ times etc. until I will understand it all... Yes, I was worried about backlinks with just few good articles. So, I will work on structure, content, UX, read about SEO (links you attached) and not worry about backlinks for some time without TOP quality content and knowledge about SEO. THANKS!

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    Hello fasterice9!

    All advices given above are good.

    I only want to add that lot's of stuff depends on the market you target and other geo specifics.

    I seems to me during the first year you need to work on these aspects of site: content (create a qood and high-quality one, make sure you do an on-page optimization. Also it's very important to pay attention to do SEO friendly meta data, URLs, interlinking, external links insertions, optimized images and etc.). The quality content attracts backlinks.

    Work with design and UX, improve page speed, optimize a website for mobile device and only after (~more than six month) you could try to build baclinks. Make a competitors research to get ideas how a really good website must looks like and keep creating it.

    I know, it's ling and difficult way but it definitely worth it.

    Good luck!

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    Thank you gil.langelaan for your insights and advices what should I do first years. I appreciate it!

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    So very well explained!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gil.langelaan View Post
    Hello fasterice9!

    All advices given above are good.

    I only want to add that lot's of stuff depends on the market you target and other geo specifics.

    I seems to me during the first year you need to work on these aspects of site: content (create a qood and high-quality one, make sure you do an on-page optimization. Also it's very important to pay attention to do SEO friendly meta data, URLs, interlinking, external links insertions, optimized images and etc.). The quality content attracts backlinks.

    Work with design and UX, improve page speed, optimize a website for mobile device and only after (~more than six month) you could try to build baclinks. Make a competitors research to get ideas how a really good website must looks like and keep creating it.

    I know, it's ling and difficult way but it definitely worth it.

    Good luck!

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    I started as a pro gambler, so I can not answer to this.

    But I also started while I did my other job (installing ad-posters in tramways just btw.). I loved that other manual job that was done overnights when city was quiet and trams returned to garages.

    But what I retroactively see as a mistake was that I did not quit with the previous job earlier. I was trying to play it safe. It was kind of too conservative (like having 1% fiat and 99% crypto, while it is obvious that fiat will fail :P ).

    I made the same mistake later by not switching to affiliate marketing fast enough. And because I am dumb as everyone else, I have big troubles and nice excuses now to keep being involved in affiliate marketing while crypto is much more interesting.

    So my advice (also for me) is, when something new is persepctive, force yourself to do it and forget everything else.
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