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1) Create Niche Directory Sites and sell links
>Something like Mary is doing with her Quantumseek site but for more niched topics. I understand that it is only possible when my site gets decent traffic and atleast PR 4 like Mary's.<
Yes, more narrowed down niches would be better in the long run as I mentioned in my other post.
And no, it's not only possible to get people to pay for links after you get decent traffic and high PR.
Actually, I had less than 50 visitors a day to this site with a PR2 when I started charging for links. The trick is to get the right people or market, and offer them more value like an extra month or 2, or offer to list them as "Featured links". This gives a better perceived value.
The price was low at $25 for 6 months. When you reach a PR 4, you can charge more for this type of link especially if you offer links in the Fatty Seach Engine itself.
Plus, QS was only a PR2 until this past week.
>I'd like to know what strategies to apply to gain PR4 quickly starting from a new domain? I've seen the great linking diagram by Kurt. a bit more clarification with an example of type of sites he mention will be greatly appreciated.<
I didn't gain a PR4 to QS quickly. Yes, I should have but wasn't familuar with everything I have now. That does make a difference. Matter of fact, if I had paid any attention to what Kurt said in his linking thread and put some real work into it, I probably would have gotten the PR4 the first month or 2. But I digress lol.
>Mary if you are reading this...how much time did your Quantum seek site take to reach it's present status? Did you start with High PR domain or from scratch?<
No, this site was started from scratch.....BUT, I did link it to 2 of my other hub sites that had good PR and high amounts of traffic. I think I also added a link to QS in a free linking report if I remember correctly.
I'd say it took about 6 months, but remember, I didn't promote this site at all. I was down badly sick for the better part of the 6 months, and only paid attention to some of my real money makers.
I only linked it to a few other sites and a couple of high PR directories. Matter of fact, and I'm sorry to say this one, but it's basically built itself up to where it is now. Google loves this site, and so do the other SEs. I now have about 17 different recognized SEs crawling this site at least daily. This isn't including the Unknown SEs.
When you set up a Fatty site, you'll notice what I am saying here.
Anyway, QS is getting established now, and growing in traffic each day. Now that I am back working, I will be tweaking it and going on a major linking campaine.
My other Fatty sites are doing far better then this one is. This is why I chose it for an example to use here. Most of them hit PR 4 by 3 months. And no, I can't show you them lol.
Here are a couple of things I think will help get you there faster:
1) Get to know Fatty and BlogBomb well, and their capabilities.
2) Check out the threads of Kurts on RSS Blackhole, Linking and free hosting.
3) Build the niche directory where it relates to one of your bigger sites that is already getting good traffic.
4) When you build your site, make sure ALL the tags are in the header section, and for all the images. DO NOT SCIMP!
5) Monetize your theme or skin with PPC blocks and affiliate products so when people do searches on your SE they see the ads in the side bars. If you add images, put the alt tags in for every one of them too.
6) Sprinkle some of your sites with copy, or blogs with products that relate to the niche in the actual Fatty results. Not heavily, but just a couple - few.
If you know nothing about Fatty, I suggest you take some time to get to know it first, or the other pieces won't matter muct to you right now.
Btw, what is your name?
Hope this helps....
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