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Live Case Study: Golf5.net

Hey All,

So today I went on a 2 hour call with BTF member adbimc1.

He reached out to me to help him with the whole ranking a blog and keyword research thing.  Why me?

Good question, I’m no pro but I have been having a good amount of success lately ranking blogs onto Page 1 of Google in like ridiculously fast time.  I’m talking 48 hours in some cases.

Furthermore, I’ve been doing it with no back links ($$$) and only 1 single SEO Tool.  My favorite keyword research tool of all freaking time.  SE Cockpit.  My total cost to do this demonstration was $12 to register the domain.  I already had purchased SE Cockpit, so I didn’t include that cost.

So I really wanted to help, and I thought no better way than to explain what I do, and then actually do it live right in front of him.  I should have recorded the session, dam.

Anyways live on Skype Screenshare I brought him right from the first step of keyword research, through domain registration, all the way to building the blog and pinging it to be indexed on Google.

The entire process from keyword research to pinging the blog took about 1 hour.

What we are hoping, and what I’m trying to teach is that you can rank a blog on Page 1 of Google in under 1 week if you do your keyword research and On Page Optimization right.

The only thing that worries me is that I was a little hasty in my keyword competition analysis and chose a keyword that might be a little tougher to rank than I normally would. The reason I chose it however is that it has 60,500 exact searches per month and my trusty software SE Cockpit tells me this is an easy keyword to rank for, so I’m giving it a shot.

I actually stumbled on the keyword when showing him my methods!  Here’s a screen shot of the keyword I chose.  Click it to get a better look!

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Golf5.net was registered at about 3pm Mountain Time on April 5th, 2013 and pinged to be indexed about 1 hour later.  No back links, no real major content.

I want to share this build with everyone and be very transparent in my methods in hopes that I can rank this domain very quickly and show everyone that a lot of MIS-information exists about how long it can take to rank a blog and what’s really needed in order to do it.

I didn’t link to the site from this post, in order to preserve the integrity of what I am doing and I hope that anyone reading this post cares more about the information they can gain from reading and following it, than some sort of sabotage!  It happens 🙁

Also, I have traffic stats set up, but it will obviously be skewed due to people wanting to visit the blog and check out the page.

But I will report all findings and hopefully inspire both adimc1 and others!

Please leave your comments/questions etc below, and I shall respond to them there.

I would also love it if you subscribed to my list and I have SOOOO MANY cool posts coming about this SEO stuff!

Herc

 

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