Site Milestone: 1,000th Blog Post

Site Milestone: 1,000th Blog Post

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Seven months after my 500th blog post last March 30, I have reached another site milestone today: this is my 1,000th blog post.

While it has taken me 410 days to write the first 500 articles, it only took me 212 days for the next 500. That’s 2.36 per day.

Since my niche is about sports and entertainment which are pretty much loaded with tons of daily news, I can say that I seldom lack topics to write about. However, I usually only select those that generate the highest amount of public buzz. Trust me, even if you don’t make the first page of a search engine results page  (SERP) and as long as your article is already indexed, you will still gain significant amount of traffic to your site with the sheer amount of people looking for information on that day’s hot keyword.

As the 1,000th blog post, I want to share my sources on the articles I write as well as some tips.

1. As a huge fan of fighting especially mixed-martial arts and boxing, I visit the following sites for the schedule of upcoming sports events:

* Sherdog – MMA fights and results from UFC, WEC, Strikeforce and others

* UFC events (Wikipedia)

* About.com: Boxing

* WWE pay-per-view events (Wikipedia) – haha, of course I know it is fake, but I really like the theatrics. It’s called sports entertainment for nothing.

TIP: For upcoming events, it is usually a good practice to write about it NOT on the day of the event itself but at least 1 day BEFORE the event. That way, when people will be searching about it come fight night, your article is already in the SERPs. You can just update it later for the results when it has wrapped up.

2. Google Trends – it usually offers interesting keywords to make a blog post about. Its Hot Trends feature displays the top 20 hot or fastest rising search keywords entered by Google users in the US for the past hour. You can also check out its history feature if you like to know past hot searches for a specific day as well.

TIP: For more in-depth analysis of results, check out Google Insights for Search.

3. IMDB (The Internet Movie Database) – is an online database of information related to movies, television shows, actors, production crew personnel, video games, and most recently, fictional characters featured in visual entertainment media.

TIP: Its MOVIEmeter feature tells you the percentage of how hot (or cold) current and upcoming movies are. Of course, make articles on the ones with the highest rating.

4. Alexa – it gives free traffic metrics, search analytics, demographics, and more for websites. It also has a Hot Topics feature similar to Google Hot Trends. However, what I like best about it is that it can give me what are the keywords that brings in traffic to a particular web site.

I’ll site this website as an example. Here’s my Alexa site info. As you can see, it says that the top search query to this website is the keyword phillipino. While it is not necessarily true, that keyword definitely ranks among the top 100 keywords that brings traffic to this site. It’s a high-traffic low density (HITLOD) keyword.

So, now that you know that little piece of information, I encourage you to also make an article about it. As of this writing, I own the #1 spot in the Google SERP for the word phillipino.

TIP: Know what are the top web sites in your niche. By using Alexa, you will know their top search queries which can help you to generate some traffic for your site as well.

5. Chopsuey Balita / MBC Sports Center segment of DZRH – coming back to the hotel from a day of field work, I listen/watch to DZRH on TV. Their afternoon segment features daily headlines which gives me topics on what to write about when I start blogging after dinner.

6. TV Patrol of ABS-CBN – similar to above.

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STATISTICS

1. My 499 posts since April 1, 2010 brought me 1,036,903 unique visitors and 1,537,455 page views for a daily average of 4,891 and 7,252 respectively.

2. For the month of August, I finally surpassed the 4-digit mark in Google Adsense earnings just for that month alone! I still remember one year ago when I only made $159.58 for my first 5 months of utilizing Adsense at this site.

3. Yes, it is possible to make $1,000 in only 1 day from Adsense. I thought this can only happen in my dreams but on October 24, 2010, I made $963.91. Yes, not exactly a thousand but its close. I attribute that unexpected amount due to the large amount of traffic I gained that day. Time and time again, it’s proven that when something sensational happens, people will flock the internet looking for information about it. Thanks Brock Lesnar and Cain Velasquez. 😉

The twitter share and facebook share buttons I just recently integrated also helped. But that’s for another post.

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ONE FINAL TIP:

If you can, publish at least one post every two days if you can’t do it daily. This will help your articles to be indexed faster by Google since its robots will be frequently crawling your site once it already knows that you update your site regularly.

And, use pingler.com after hitting that Publish button.

Also, read these SEO eBooks that helped me make money online. I assure you, they can help if you’re interested.

Hey, that’s three tips already.

See you on my 2,000th blog post!

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26 Responses to “Site Milestone: 1,000th Blog Post”

  1. rcayao Says:

    Wow! Great tips. You’re so generous of giving this kind of information totally free. It really helps a lot. It inspires me to do better everyday. More blessing to you ark.

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    ark Reply:

    Lahat naman ng information na andito eh nakakalat all over the internet. Bale consolidated ko lang.

    Good luck sa iyo.

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    rcayao Reply:

    please check my post about Phillipino. Na link ko ang site mo sa name mo. anyway, congratulations! keep up the good works!

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  2. fruityoaty Says:

    Wow! Congratulations!

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    ark Reply:

    Thanks.

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  3. elmot Says:

    Congrats bro! way to go 😀

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    ark Reply:

    Salamat bro. Humahataw na rin ung sa iyo ah.

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  4. igoydude Says:

    wow, kakainspire naman. inaanticipate ko tlaga ung post mo about brock and cain, grabe ung traffic nung time na un ah, daig pa edsa hehehe. grats bro. nakakabilib tlga.

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    ark Reply:

    Di nga rin ako makapaniwala nung time na un. I generated 68k unique visitors that day which is my highest ever for one day.

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  5. Winziph Says:

    congratulations sir ark, idol na talaga kita since simula, at araw araw na papa-amaze mo talaga ako. Madami talaga akong natutunan from you mabuti na lang talaga at sinundan ko yung journey mo and hopefully umarangkada din ang sa akin gaya ng sa inyo balang araw. 😀 salamat po ng madami sa tips.

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    ark Reply:

    Patience is the key. Like I always say, post ka lang ng post at ioptimize mo by submitting to bookmarking sites and don’t stop building backlinks to your site. Traffic will soon follow.

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    Winziph Reply:

    you said it right sir ark.

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  6. James Moralde Says:

    1000th blog post! Cool. Congratulations Ark. I did check Google about the “phillipino” keyword and you are there indeed at the top.

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    ark Reply:

    Sometimes, misspellings of some words will give you a huge amount of traffic. Try to discover some yourself.

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    Winziph Reply:

    HIT-LOD 😀 thats the key.

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  7. Ianemv Says:

    Congrats! More posts to come. Truly inspiring talaga mga achievements mo Ark. One of the reasons pinagpatuloy ko pagba-blog ko. Thank you for continued sharing of information like these. More power!

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  8. macxzibit Says:

    WOW, congrats for you :)

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  9. Mao Says:

    Congrats! Another Milestone achieved! and also thanks for the info kuya ark! how about infolinks? did you got tons of clicks too? hehe

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    ark Reply:

    Yes, I got tons of clicks from Infolinks but I make less than $50/month from them. Their ads pay very little.

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  10. melardenio Says:

    hehehehe…yari ka na naman ark…dami na naman stalker mo..

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  11. Jack Rodriguez Says:

    Hi! Napunta ako sa site mo kasi nagsearch ako kung dapat ba ifilter ko yung ayosdito.ph. And included nga cya dun sa finilter mo. at tingnan mo na kung nasaan ako. nasa last post mo na babasahin ko ngayon. siguro mga 15 articles mo nabasa ko at nabuhayan ako ng loob ipatuloy blog ko. akala ko wala nang pag-asa kasi meron akong 2K readers per day pero 0-3 clicks/day lang. thanks sa inspiration master! ^:)^

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    ark Reply:

    Di naman ako si master ah. Ako si ark, hehe.. Salamat din sa iyo. Ang mga gaya mo ang dahilan kaya nagsheshare ako ng mga tips.

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    ark Reply:

    Maganda naman ang ad placement mo ah, before and after each post. Siguro ung ad mo before post, i-center mo na lang.

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    Jack Rodriguez Reply:

    Siguro dahil sa social networks lang galing ang traffic ko. ska forums. Thanks sa pag visit ng blog ko at pag reply. Pwede po last question? Patuloy ko po ba tong blog ko about dota guides? Kokonti ata nagssearch nito. Upgrade ko into dota reviews? Kung ikaw po nasa kalagayan ko, what would be your next move? I like your motto, btw. I love the optimism. Thanks, my self-proclaimed mentor. ^_^

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    ark Reply:

    Kung saan ka masaya na niche, it’s better na dun ka magconcentrate blogging. Kasi kung mahal mo ang ginagawa mo, masaya ka na nakapagbibigay ka rin ng kasayahan sa mga taong nakakabasa ng mga tips at guides mo.

    Since you love DOTA, I suggest you cover all things related to it: guides, reviews, maps, cheats, hacks, downloads, patches, walkthroughs, etc. Basta anything related to it.

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  12. Jack Rodriguez Says:

    Wow, Thanks idol! I’ll show you my blogs pag successful na. ^_^

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