I am actually starting up two niche website using slightly different techniques just to see what I like better and what seems to get better results. So far only one is set up and I have begun getting a few back links (though I'm having trouble getting the back links indexed even after pinging....).
Anyway, I have a few questions, but my main one is this:
With websites like Blogger, Squidoo, etc that let you make more than one blog or lens or whatever per account, do you set up entirely new accounts for each niche site you are working on? Or do you just do it all on one account? Does this cause any kind of "footprint" that Google would see? It doesn't seem likely to me that Google would notice and have a problem at least if there are other links out there too, and it would definitely save time to have one account per site... but I wanted to make sure first.
The other question I have is about keywords. If I target a keyword "best electric blanket" (random example) will that also help my ranking for the keyword "electric blanket"? Basically, if the keyword I have in the anchor text of a link to my site includes a longtail keyword will it also help my ranking for the shorter keyword? Does this work for plurals too? (i.e. would optimization and backlinks for "electric blankets" also help rank for "electric blanket"?)
I look forward to seeing where this experiment takes me! I have already had my first affiliate sale on my new website. The morning of the fifth day after making the site, my Amazon account showed $7.70 earned. Nothing more in the couple days since then, but still exciting for my first real venture into making money online.
Thanks in advance for your help! I've learned a ton from this forum and I finally went ahead and registered so I could post.