I need some help from you, the gifted SEO minds of the warrior forum. Over the past month I have invested about $1000 dollars in building my own private blog network, I have spent many hours training on this subject, I have bought a lot of courses but mainly piggy backing off Alex Becker's training over at source wave.
I watched all his videos and joined his Infinitum course, which mainly consist of blog network training. I think he's training is very good, not knocking him but he never goes into the actually buying and setting up the domain's after the domain's are bought in auction and transferred to you.
Now I believe right off the back I screwed up and didn't even see the screw up coming. Might be very obvious to most, but not to me. I believe I started off with footprints as I am not seeing any results and its been more then 2 weeks since I have built them.
I did see an initial bump after my first two blog network links, it was actually a great boost it jumped to the 2nd page, granted the keyword is easy according to ultimate niche finder, but I really feel the keyword falls into the medium difficulty range.
I thought all my troubles were over after years of SEO, Thinking I have finally ranked a $50 to $100 dollar a day money site. But the SEO gods decided it was not yet my time.
After my initial boost I setup 4 more of these bad boys truly believing page one was going to hit. Now its been more then 10 days later and my keyword decided to go the other way, to the bottom of page 3. The signs of diminishing returns from what I have read, so there has to be a footprint somewhere and I believe now it was right at the beginning of my process.
I bought the domains on go daddy auction, I have a go daddy auction account and a go daddy hosting account. The domains were all bought different times and different days, not all but most. So when I won the domain it would transfer into my go daddy account, I didn't set up hosting in go daddy as I would log in to the domain control and change the name servers to a new host, I also bought privacy for all domains, some times though I would wait a day or two to change the host.
Now when the domain transferred into my go daddy account did that leave the dreaded footprint?
I have 2 domains per host, privacy protection, different themes, different plugins, 100 percent unique content, some have about me, privacy pages, contact etc.. but all at random. Everything is 100 percent text book training except for when I bought them and they transferred into my go daddy account.
As well as each blog in my network is ranking from page 1 to page 3 for the title I gave them which makes me feel there all healthy sites.
these blog network sites were not on topic, but I made them on topic with original on topic content related to my money site, titles, meta etc..
they all have the all in one SEO plugin but there are only so few blogs in my network I don't think that should be the problem, my plugins are not 100 percent the same for all but pretty close, my network is so small I don't think that should be an issue for a tissue.
So my question is to my fellow warriors is there a footprint from the domains transferring into my go daddy account? or do you see something else wrong with my process.
any help would be greatly appreciated