End of the first month with my little Keyword Academy Case Study with the statistics for my new site after a month of Postrunner submissions. Basically the site seems to be growing naturally with solid page 2 rankings for both my exact domain match and my main keyword. I have the distinct feel that the exact domain bonus drops siginficantly down if you have more than two words in the domain (this domain has four).
Rankings as of 30 April 2010
Rankings on 30 April (14 April 2020 in brackets | 8 April 2010)
26 pages indexed in Google (15 |13 pages)
backlink recognised in yahoo 6 (1, 0)
domain name exact match long-tail: 14 (17 | 17)
main keyword: 17 (34 | 61)
main keyword singular: 19 (31 | 61)
cousin keyword #1 ; 24 (63 | 47)
cousin keyword #2: 22 (43 | > 100)
cousin keyword #3 82 (>100 | > 100)
cousin keyword #4 >100 (> 100 |>100)
cousin keyword #5: 25 (and 78 double listing) (49 | 37)
cousin keyword #6: 39 (60 | 71)
cousin keyword #7: 33 (60 | 71)
Postrunner Articles Live
25 articles live 2 still waiting review. Over all iIve had 3 or 4 articles returned after 7 days because the directory owner is asleep at the wheel. When you schedule posts in Postrunner – they are not actually sent to the directory you select until the date scheduled so you may have to wait for another 7 days for the article to be approved.
Of the 25 articles live – all but 4 are indexed. One of those has only been live 2 days the others have been live for over two weeks so I may need to build some links to get them indexed.
Expenses to Date
25 articles @ $3/article from The Content Authority = $75
Income to Date
I haven’t put Adsense on the site – but I may do soon because I am starting to get trickle long-tail traffic. I have an affiliate product which as so far has had a bout 30 clicks (but no sales).
Hows the Competition Doing?
Alana has battled through hardware failures to update us on her Keyword Academy Experiment
Tiffany’s posted her one month’update at Passive Income Goals
Has anyone got an update? Let me know and I’ll link you here!