Number 1 At Google For A Boat Load Of Articles...And YOU Can Too!

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I had one of my "I'm bored" nights, so I went to one of my Ezine Articles
pen names and looked at some of my articles that are getting tons of views.

I then went to Google and typed on the name of the article, which for
this niche was the main keyword for the niche, and discovered that I have
a boat load of articles that turn up page 1 on Google.

These are articles that I wrote over a year and a half ago and longer and
have completely forgotten about.

Now, here's the kicker.

These article sub niches are all part of one of the most competitive main
niches on the Internet...health problems.

You have no idea how many sub niches to health there are. It's insane.
Each of these articles are all in different sub niches and they are all
number 1 at Google.

So, if you're afraid of getting into this main niche, here is what you do
because it is so wide open it's a joke.

Do the niche research for any sub niche related to health.

Find a keyword phrase that gets tons of searches but very little
competition.

Go find some PLR for this sub niche.

Buy it, rewrite it, get a new graphics package done for it, new sales page,
whole nine yards.

Write one article (cause that's all I did for each of these niches) and
submit it to EZA.

You'll be making money for life. I'm dead serious. I can't believe that my
articles for tons of sub niches are all number 1.

I never expected it. But it goes to show you that a main niche with many
sub niches is insanely easy to target.

I'd show you all the articles but then this would be seen as self promotion
so I won't do it.

But trust me folks, this is dirt simple easy.

The key is to find a main niche, like health, that has many sub niches.

Anyway, hope this helps somebody.
#articlesand #boat #google #load #number
  • Profile picture of the author craigraphael
    Good post Steven. I have not had success like that with article writing but I am working on my writing skills and recognize its importance. I've been reading and viewing your threads for a year or so and I'm not surprised that you are achieving these results.

    Sincerely,

    Craig Raphael
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Hunter
    Steven,

    I love you and I hate you.

    I love you because you just gave this nugget away.

    I hate you because you just gave this nugget away!!

    How do you live with yourself, sir?!

    Health has soooooooooooooooooo many sub niches/comorbidities that it isn't even funny. It's a great niche that you can drill into and work your way up.

    Let's see who runs with it...
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    • Profile picture of the author Tim Dixon
      That's quite a wake up call for people who think that just because a niche is large and seemingly oversaturated, that there is no way to get into it.

      So, great post Steven and thanks for sharing.

      Chris... I had to actually look 'comorbidities' up as I didn't know what it meant !!

      Perhaps we could start a list of 'large' niches that could fit in with this strategy.

      Here's one that seems obvious.

      Insurance

      Tim
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  • Profile picture of the author James Schramko
    Steven why are you not building your own blog with thousands of articles instead?
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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      Originally Posted by James Schramko View Post

      Steven why are you not building your own blog with thousands of articles instead?
      I am doing that too.
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      • Profile picture of the author James Schramko
        Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

        I am doing that too.
        GOOD!!!!!


        That is awesome Steven.

        I know how powerful blogs can be because my blogs are outranking my EZA articles.

        Regards

        James
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        • Profile picture of the author Warrior Dude
          Hi Steven,

          Great inspirational post but a little shy on details, haha.

          How many is good number of searches?

          And how much competition is low competition? 1,000, 5,000, 10,000?

          And do you check this in quotes?

          Thanks,
          warriordude
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          • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
            Originally Posted by Warrior Dude View Post

            Hi Steven,

            Great inspirational post but a little shy on details, haha.

            How many is good number of searches?

            And how much competition is low competition? 1,000, 5,000, 10,000?

            And do you check this in quotes?

            Thanks,
            warriordude
            Searches, we're talking 50 to 100 a day. Remember these are sub niches
            so we're not talking millions of people.

            For competition, between 10,000 and 100,000 sites. All the KEIs of these
            keywords are over 100 so they're all viable.

            Now, let me get to the quotes issue.

            You never use quotes when checking competition.

            Here's why.

            Let's say you have a phrase:

            how to cure acne naturally

            If you search for that without quotes, you get...

            every site with the word how
            every site with the word to
            every site with the word cure
            every site with the word acne
            every site with the word naturally

            You're getting an inflated count. Some of these sites may not be
            optimized for that particular keyword phrase and that is the one you are
            concerned about. So you use quotes.

            The sites that aren't optimized for that exact phrase are going to be
            easy to jump over in the SEs, so they're not relevant if you even do a
            fair SEO job.

            So, using this phrase without quotes, you get 147,000 sites
            But with quotes, you get 11,500 sites. And that's how many sites you are
            really up against. Not the 147,000.

            That's why I am number 1 for all these keyword whether you search with
            quotes or without because I am optimized for that particular keyword.

            Oh and in case you're wondering, no, this isn't one of my keywords. It's
            just an example.

            Stupid enough to cut my own throat I'm not.

            That's how many sites are
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            • Profile picture of the author MA SEO
              Hi there, at the risk of sounding like i dont know my stuff, what is KEI?

              Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author msafi
    Hi Steven, I've read some of your posts and I got the impression that you do lots of promotion on daily basis to sustain your current level of income. If I'm correct in assuming that, suppose you stop the daily promotion, how much would those articles that you have accumulated over the years generate in passive income?

    Best,
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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      Originally Posted by msafi View Post

      Hi Steven, I've read some of your posts and I got the impression that you do lots of promotion on daily basis to sustain your current level of income. If I'm correct in assuming that, suppose you stop the daily promotion, how much would those articles that you have accumulated over the years generate in passive income?

      Best,
      I haven't written an article in these sub niches in over a year, so no, you
      pick the right sub niche, you don't have to keep writing articles.

      This isn't going to happen in the make money online niche. You'll be writing
      forever, which is what I do.

      That's why I am now tackling other niches.
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  • Can I ask a dumb question? When you say buy PLR, rewrite it, write sales pages and all that...are you saying sell that newly rewritten PLR as your own product, instead of promoting an affiliate product in that niche?

    Did I read that correctly?
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  • Profile picture of the author valerieSONORA
    Well Steven, I can write a boat load of articles. But as for a sales page I would not say it's dirt easy. For conversion you actually have to have a good sales page. While I have no problem with the article part, copywriting, is a different category and I suck as sales pages. You would not want to spend the time writing a boat load of articles to lead them to a crappy sales page. For me personally, the sales page is the hard part, not the articles.
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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      Originally Posted by annoyedgirl View Post

      Well Steven, I can write a boat load of articles. But as for a sales page I would not say it's dirt easy. For conversion you actually have to have a good sales page. While I have no problem with the article part, copywriting, is a different category and I suck as sales pages. You would not want to spend the time writing a boat load of articles to lead them to a crappy sales page. For me personally, the sales page is the hard part, not the articles.
      If that's an obstacle, you have 2 choices.

      1. Promote affiliate products with mid range gravity (30 - 70)
      2. Outsource the sales page creation for your product.

      There are always options. Where there is a will, there is a way.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Hill
    This is a good reminder that Simple works!

    I did a webinar last night and proved that Simple Still Works. Great post Steven (as usual)...

    Mike Hill
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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      Originally Posted by Mike Hill View Post

      This is a good reminder that Simple works!

      I did a webinar last night and proved that Simple Still Works. Great post Steven (as usual)...

      Mike Hill
      Thanks Mike, I try. And the beauty of this niche...there are more health
      related issues than people even realize. Some of them are hardly touched
      by marketers.
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  • Profile picture of the author Elliott Bean
    Do you ever find good affiliate products in these health niches?

    I was looking at a tinnitus product(I'm a sufferer myself), that was promising a 3day cure, but having read loads of glowing affiliate reviews I found an honest review that said it was a waste of money being all general advice that you could find with one google search.

    I get the same feeling that the cure acne naturally products don't live up to their promises either.
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    • Profile picture of the author stacyfox
      I found an honest review that said it was a waste of money being all general advice that you could find with one google search.
      When you buy an information product, often you are paying for the all in one place step by step solution for a problem. Sure, you could go out on google and find the answers for *free*, but what does free really cost you?

      If you value your free time at $25 an hour and it takes you 3 hours to put together the information and an action plan that makes sense to solve your problem and you compare that to $37 to buy a report where it is all in one place, your savings is $38 by buying the report.

      Then you have to add that many people don't know how to do research or would rather have a root canal than doing all of that reading, and you have the answer to why reports sell well. Most of the time it's not that they provide new, cutting edge, secret information. It's that they are a simple solution in one package.

      Stacy
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      • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
        Originally Posted by stacyfox View Post

        When you buy an information product, often you are paying for the all in one place step by step solution for a problem. Sure, you could go out on google and find the answers for *free*, but what does free really cost you?

        If you value your free time at $25 an hour and it takes you 3 hours to put together the information and an action plan that makes sense to solve your problem and you compare that to $37 to buy a report where it is all in one place, your savings is $38 by buying the report.

        Then you have to add that many people don't know how to do research or would rather have a root canal than doing all of that reading, and you have the answer to why reports sell well. Most of the time it's not that they provide new, cutting edge, secret information. It's that they are a simple solution in one package.

        Stacy

        Thanks...somebody gets it.
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      • Profile picture of the author Elliott Bean
        Originally Posted by stacyfox View Post

        When you buy an information product, often you are paying for the all in one place step by step solution for a problem. Sure, you could go out on google and find the answers for *free*, but what does free really cost you?

        If you value your free time at $25 an hour and it takes you 3 hours to put together the information and an action plan that makes sense to solve your problem and you compare that to $37 to buy a report where it is all in one place, your savings is $38 by buying the report.

        Then you have to add that many people don't know how to do research or would rather have a root canal than doing all of that reading, and you have the answer to why reports sell well. Most of the time it's not that they provide new, cutting edge, secret information. It's that they are a simple solution in one package.

        Stacy
        It was just the promise of a 3 day cure(i.e new secret information) that got to me and the fact the report was only 20 pages( double spaces between each line)- as in you could find all the information in one web search.
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  • Profile picture of the author jrsencio
    Hey Steven,

    Great work on the articles... I have not had much success with articles on article directories.. great tip on keyword competitive research too... I take a look at the top 10 results for a search phrase and check how many incoming links are pointing to a page and how huge the site is (number of sites indexed).

    If it is a huge site, and with a modest number of links to the page, that site can be beaten if you use a social site and leverage on its authority, like create a page on hubpages.com or squidoo, then link to those pages through bookmarking sites, other blogs and article directories.

    I do agree that using a search phrase in quotes reveals who your true competitors are, but maybe it is more accurate if you add the allintitle: prior to the search phrase because if you are optimizing for a certain phrase, your direct competition (people who purposely want to rank for the same keywords you are eye-ing) would likely be ranked pages that have the phrase in its page title.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chuck Underwood
    Thank you Steven.

    Nice inspiration. Now I just need to start researching some sub-niche's to target.

    Chuck
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  • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
    Keyword Effectiveness Index. Someone invented it in the late 90s, I think. I don't know if anyone uses it anymore; there was some software or other that displayed it.

    I'm surprised I still remember the acronym. I've been doing this too long.
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    • Profile picture of the author scarface
      Steven, you hit a very large point I think gets overlooked.

      Yes, I am an article maniac myself, but that's not the point.

      If you have articles on top of Google for so long, there can only be two reasons, they were excellent articles to start with, combined with the right keywords.

      So many people think article marketing is all about numbers, with no concern for quality.

      Of course, there are cracks in any niche where you can creep in, and build your empire. The key is research on an angle to approach it. You will live or die in this biz with your keywords.

      You are too modest to admit this, but you produce excellent articles in an age where only numbers count. ( so they think). An article is forever, and you will never know where it will land.

      Here's to excellent writing.....
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    • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
      Originally Posted by CDarklock View Post

      Keyword Effectiveness Index. Someone invented it in the late 90s, I think. I don't know if anyone uses it anymore; there was some software or other that displayed it.

      I'm surprised I still remember the acronym. I've been doing this too long.
      Ahhh...wondered what that meant.

      PS. Dude that avatar is hilarious!!!
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