Time continues to fly by for this second niche site project! Perrin has already been working on this project for about 6 weeks! And we've gotten alot done in those six weeks as well.
Although, from my own standpoint, I was not able to help Perrin out quite as much this past week. You see, I work from home, and well our home was basically under construction all week. As a result, I had to work off my laptop and we weren't able to do our call this week as we normally do.
But that's okay, Perrin was able to move forward and continue writing articles for the niche site. I've been able to check in on the site and his progress, and I'm impressed! The site has really come together well. And we plan to get together for an official recorded call tomorrow that will be posted early next week.
The best part? We plan to finally reveal the domain early next week! We will be discussing it openly on our call and you will finally have a chance to go and look at the live website yourself…woohoo!
So, with that, I'll let Perrin explain what he was able to accomplish this week (even though we didn't have a call)…
Perrins Week 6 Write-Up
Six weeks down! I feel like I say this every week, but it’s crazy how time flies!
Last time we saw each other, I’d settled on two main keywords, written an article for one and set up my domain and hosting. My assignment was to finish the other article and find 15 more keywords for next week.
The good news is: I’m totally ahead of schedule 🙂
I was able to find 15 secondary keywords relatively quickly. Really, it was much, much easier than hunting down my primary keyword. First, there’s just a lot less competition with lower-traffic keywords. You’re still going to have to do a bit of hunting, and you’ll still run across high-competition keywords. But, on the whole, the percentage of low-competition keywords is a lot higher in lower traffic ranges.
Along those lines, Spencer’s recommendation to look in the 200-1,000 search volume range proved to be a sweet spot. I found 15 secondary keywords, but I’m probably going to go back because there were a lot more. I should be able to get 50 articles out of this niche easy. And I don’t think it will be a stretch at all to get 100 if I decide to build out the site to that extent.
After I’d found those keywords and saw some of the search results for my Niche Site Project 2 site, I searched for keywords for my one of my other sites – just out of curiosity. And ya know what? Same story! In fact, for my other site, I found even more keywords with even lower competition.
Long story short: I’m not measuring traffic yet, but from a purely keyword-research standpoint, the 200-1,000 search volume keywords seem to be something of a goldmine.
Additionally, I was finally able to find some time to sit down and write, which was great, since it’s what I’m best at and most comfortable with (it’s my profession). I finished up the post for my home page (the bigger, high-competition keyword) and even got a few other articles done. So I’m ahead of schedule on the writing front as well.
That’s about it for this week! Nothing too eventful; mostly just writing. I had some of the typical troubles that you run into with any new WordPress theme (e.g. how to do this, fix this thing that’s broken, some plugin is incompatible), but most of that was resolved pretty quickly. So we’re on schedule!
My question to those of you who are making your own niche site:
Have you found some good secondary keywords? How’s the initial writing process going?
Thanks, and I’ll see you next week!