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Case Study: Building An Audience With DataFeed Sites Part 2

In Part 1 of this case study I discussed what I did to setup this datafeed site.  Part 2 is what I did to promote it.

I’m going to be honest with you.  I don’t have crazy blackhat methods.  I just have some simple, straight forward things I do to try to get a site to rank in the search engines.

The first thing I concentrated on was simple on-page SEO.  I made sure that every post had appropriate title tags & meta data as well as H1 tags (using a plugin).  I also made sure that no affiliate links were visible, everything was cloaked.

Next I needed to get some links.  I like social bookmarks as i’ve had a lot of success with them.  I almost always use Amit aka Red_Virus for social bookmarks.  You can order his services HERE.  Tell him Ad Hustler sent you and I guarantee you’ll get awesome service (no, i’m not making a commission).  I sent all of the social bookmarks to the main domain.  Ideally, I would have liked to get a few social bookmarks to each interior page but I haven’t been able to come up with a good & easy way to do that yet.

I decided that I want to diversify the links a bit so I went over to and ordered an edu link package.

That’s it.  I didn’t do anything else to promote this site.  After completing these steps I still wasn’t indexed and had not received any traffic yet.  I decided to just leave the site alone for a little while and see what would happen.

Excluding the datafeed script because i’m using that on multiple sites, my total investment in this site so far would be around $32

Part 3 will discuss whether or not I got any traffic or sales.

Any questions so far?

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  1. Groomez Groomez

    didn’t know about Thanks for the tip.

  2. I’m interested to read part 3. Like I wrote on Cakes’ blog awhile back, I am thinking about these sites, just trying to learn more.

    Thanks for the case study Hustler!

  3. brian brian

    could always just get a account setup for $8 on wickedfire and run the account thru the shorten2ping free WP plugin to build internal links to each page….but would only work automatically for future posts

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  5. How about the keywords? Are these sprinkled across your page? Are these well researched or your manually picking them up?

  6. Amy Amy

    How about the keywords? Are these sprinkled across your page? Are these well researched or your manually picking them up?

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