Launch a new niche site with how many articles/pages?

by RobVJ
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Hi, I have been doing my research about SEO and ranking and i am looking to start my first niche affiliate website (its seasonal which i'm a little concerned with - after i've got a good start i may look to broaden my sites reach into a non seasonal site). I have my niche, ive founds a few low competition keywords i will try and rank for - wish me good luck

My question is.... from my research i cant seem to find advice on how many articles to launch with... do i write one, two, ten... how many is best? i guess more is better - as long as i can put in the work to rank them etc but whats a good starting number you recommend?

in addition to this, as my site will primarily create income from affiliate links (amazon) is it best to build up the site and views first before writing reviews and affiliate pages - or write a few from the start? any thoughts?

any additional thoughts and information is truly welcome, thanks you
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeffery
    Originally Posted by RobVJ View Post

    Hi, I have been doing my research about SEO and ranking and i am looking to start my first niche affiliate website (its seasonal which i'm a little concerned with - after i've got a good start i may look to broaden my sites reach into a non seasonal site). I have my niche, ive founds a few low competition keywords i will try and rank for - wish me good luck

    My question is.... from my research i cant seem to find advice on how many articles to launch with... do i write one, two, ten... how many is best? i guess more is better - as long as i can put in the work to rank them etc but whats a good starting number you recommend?

    in addition to this, as my site will primarily create income from affiliate links (amazon) is it best to build up the site and views first before writing reviews and affiliate pages - or write a few from the start? any thoughts?

    any additional thoughts and information is truly welcome, thanks you
    How did the PLR website work out for you?


    Originally Posted by RobVJ View Post

    Thanks for your input. As i am new to the whole idea of PLR stuff i just wanted to put the idea out there to see what people thought. Thanks
    How did the Membership website work out for you?

    Originally Posted by RobVJ View Post

    Thanks for the feedback! i will go with the site for sure, all the other options i am just considering and was looking for others opinion on it - as im completely new to all this i feel its best to ask i like the idea about directing traffic - ill look into this. thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author RobVJ
      I am actually creating a couple of site (maybe im biting off more than i can chew as im a complete begginer, but i work around the clock always so lets see - the membership site is still going to happen, not launched anything but i will
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  • Profile picture of the author jimmy adam
    Hi,

    This is a tough question to answer simply because of how many factors go into deciding how many you should put out.

    Ideally, you'd want to keep putting out new content on your niche site instead of just dumping a bunch of content on the site.

    That being said I think anywhere from 20 - 50 decent sized articles (I'm talking 1500 words plus) will get you started, the longer the content, the better you will rank in google.
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    • Profile picture of the author RobVJ
      Thanks for the information - wow more than i thought. gain creditable backlinks over time on them pages or do it all at once (if thats even possible) ?
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  • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
    Originally Posted by RobVJ View Post

    My question is.... from my research i cant seem to find advice on how many articles to launch with... do i write one, two, ten... how many is best? i guess more is better - as long as i can put in the work to rank them etc but whats a good starting number you recommend?
    Unless I totally misunderstand the question, how in the world can the answer be anything but one? How do you start at two?

    Publish the first article, then another one, then another one ...

    Put your affiliate links in right away in places that make sense.
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    • Profile picture of the author RobVJ
      I feel its quite easy to create multiple articles to make the website seem more complete and credible with the intent to keep adding to the site periodically
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    • Profile picture of the author sparrow
      Dave your spot on, start with one then the next.

      From my observations every niche/keyword group has unique ways to get user interactions to their pages. With ClickStream being used to monitor these user interactions it would pay to research how the top sites on page one are achieving this.

      What I am finding many small websites that do get to page one have optimized for the click.

      What if your webisite is image based for the products you sell, the only way is user interactions and clickstream see's this, I also suspect Google is using a form of heat maps tied into clickstream and AI is making sense of this. So using the same rules of text based content cannot apply.

      So as stated work on one article at a time and try to get the best user interactions to your pages, its the only thing I see for small websites that are on page one.

      It can't be links unless your using them to drive traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author twinpa
    This is a nice question to ask Rob but the truth is that whatever we learn in the process is just someone''s idea. To succeed at this you need to have the courage to chart your own course.

    Just like you, I just started out a niche website with the intention of monetizing with Google adsense and will tell you how I intend to get my articles out since I have just done with the about us and policy pages.

    Here is what I will do when I am ready to put the articles on my blog and I hope this helps you out.

    I will first do my research for the Main keywords with slightly higher search volume which I will use for the category on my site. Afterwards, I will throw each of these keywords into my favourite keyword research tool in order to generate related keywords for each of my Category keywords be it 6-10 or more depending on the type of site I am creating.

    Assuming I have 6 category keywords, then I will launch my site with 6 articles. These 6 articles will have each falling under each of my 6 main category pages with each of these sites link juice to my home page which will be a static page with my Money post.

    Hope this helps. Shoot any question if you don't get something right.
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    • Profile picture of the author RobVJ
      Thank you for your advice! so did i understand this correctly...

      research your KWs, pick one (use as article title) from the main kw use a tool to pull a few other related kws 6-10. then use them and write articles on each of them kw?

      so in total i will have 1(main kw) + 6(generated kws) = 7 articles on my site that all link to my home page, where i will do the selling? is this correct?
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  • Profile picture of the author savidge4
    If you want to mimic what would be considered a pretty standard working model, I think the number is 10 or so with a number of articles in the can so that you can pump 1 or 2 a week for the rest of time.

    That being said I start with more and introduce new content every other day for 1 year and then slow down to twice a week generally after that.
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    • Profile picture of the author RobVJ
      Thank you for your advice, i will try and emulate something in between do you use affiliate links? if so do you introduce straight away on a new site or after some time?
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  • What made you decide to take this approach to creating an online business, Rob?

    I'm only asking because some dipshit cajoled me into this approach waaay back in 2008. It was a shitty strategy to start with then, and I'm guessing even more so now 11 years later.

    I'm not saying it can't, or won't work. But, surely in 2019 there are many, many better ways to create an online business.

    So, what was your reason for choosing this approach?
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    • Profile picture of the author RobVJ
      Maybe your right - but recently ive been doing plenty of research on the topic and i feel its worth giving it a go - i have an interest in the niche and its something i would like to try. maybe it will work, maybe not but i need to find out
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    Originally Posted by RobVJ View Post

    Hi, I have been doing my research about SEO and ranking and i am looking to start my first niche affiliate website my site will primarily create income from affiliate links (amazon) is it best to build up the site and views first before writing reviews and affiliate pages - or write a few from the start? any thoughts?

    any additional thoughts
    If things have not change recently Amazon only gives you a few weeks to make a sale or they will turn you off. Check with them first. You want a site that has buying traffic coming too it. So get some good content up right off from the get go.

    Also stick with one site for awhile, several months not a few days or weeks. If you try to build to many sites at once. You can easily lose focus and give up totally on Internet Marketing. You have some excellent advice above this post. Consider the advice that was offered and implement it into your site.

    Just added - Your site should have decent content from the get go. Google won't rank thin sites and Amazon wants to see a quality site or they won't approve it.
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    Rob I always start with 1 post buddy. I see it being more credible and believable because it shows my progression and creates a genuine organic feel. A blog seems different than an offline store to me; the offline store stocks shelves on the open but if a new blog is stocked, it seems not new to me, from my own eyes. I expect a new blog to release 1 post as the debut, then, to organically build up. No blogger is an expert from day 1.
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