How to use subdomains to get the keywords you really want.
You dont really need a niche blog to do keyword sniping and get all the keywords you want on search engines. Meaning keywords that people type in search engines to find your site. You can have one blog and all the keywords you want leading to your blog. This is done by niche blogging on subdomains and a few tricks.
A few weeks ago I wanted my blog to be found for certain keywords but I did not want a niche blog. So I had to make my mind up. Niche blog or my normal blog which I have had for some time now. Because as its known you cant have a blog about random things and get the highest ranking on search engine for certain high traffic keywords, or take over a niche market with random things in your blog. But I found a solution.
By starting random subdomains on your domain you can get all the keywords you want by niche blogging on your subdomain and doing a few things afterwards. Here is how it works in order: I will use the keyword "surfing" 1. Start a subdomain with the keywords you want for instance "surfing.fromtheold.com" Start a niche blog about surfing on there, dont focus on getting visitors because you are not going to use that blog. Focus on doing Search engine optizmization. Get links to your niche blog and add your rss feed to rss sites. 3. Link to your site from your main blog. 4. Start blogging and use keywords you want your main blog to be found for, dont use more than 4 times on one page excluding title. 5. Type really great articles and bookmark them yourself or just let other people do it for you. You cant skip the content part because that is how a blog functions. (No kidding) How desperate do you want people to find your site through search engines with the keyword you are blogging about for example: surfing". Well the next step depends how successful your keyword sniping attempt will be. 6. Type as many articles as important this keyword is for you, I would suggest 100. But typing for at least three or four weeks before going on to the next step will increase the chances of you being found for the keyword you are sniping.
Time to kill your subdomain.
With all the hard work done by now you can just run through the next steps. Technically you dont kill your subdomain, you just leave it. Here is what you do: 7. Export all your posts from your subdomain, move the images to your main blog from your subdomain in your content/uploads directory and merge it with your main blog’s pictures. 8. Now take the export file and import it in your main blog, remember when starting your sudomain blog to keep the same url format as in /postname /date or whatever you chose for the url. Let’s say I used "surfing.fromtheold.com/boards" as a post in my subdomain, that should now be "fromtheold.com/boards" exactly the same way. Dont worry about your comments they will come with, WordPress has greatly increased the usefulness of the exporting function in the new WordPress 2.3 9. Now go to your index.php file in your subdomain and remove everything in the wordpress index.php file and replace it with this: <? Header( "HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently" ); Header( "Location: http://www.fromtheold.com" ); ?> But obviously use your domain instead of mine. This is a permanent redirection and will tell google to move the rating for the keyword and the ranking to the site you have moved your new site to. So now search for "surfing will still give your subdomain until google reindexed it and next up will be your main site that will shoot through the rankings and that way you get to have one blog with many niches.
Dont stop there, you should keep on blogging with that niche to maintain the ranking your earned on your subdomain.
That is how I do it. Works for me, should work for you as well. Just remember there are other issues that also come with this. For example getting advertisers might be harder. But I just wanted to share with you how to actually get the keywords. Tell me if it works for you as it works for me.
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