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Although I've been running web sites for more than a decade, none has ever done any more than pay for its hosting (if you discount an e-commerce site, whose success is down to the man who runs the business). A bit belatedly, I'm trying to learn to do nothing without an eye on its effect on the traffic I get.
Now, when an idea for a blog post enters my head, I check for high-paying, low-competition keywords and adjust the subject and its title accordingly.
Updated 12 February 2012 at 9:00 am by Chabrenas
(typo in title)
I created the site 101medicine.org to target keyphrases in the US Health niche. It consists of a WP Page for each of the primary keywords, WP Posts on the same site for longer tail phrases, and a Facebook Page to attract visitors via that social network.
Since I had neither sites nor existing forum memberships in the niche, I decided to try buying an initial burst of traffic in the hope that some of it would stick. I found a site offering 10,000 UVs over a period of 30 days for US$12,