A while back I have started my case study with some niche site that I have bought in the previous months, now come the time to provide an update and a plan for the future. At the end of last month Google have made another update the EMD Update that made me change the strategy that I was planning. The update was quite sever and some of the sites were heavily affected. Because of this I have reached the conclusion that is better to have a few good sites then a lot of small sites that are exposed to future Google updates.
Some of the sites that I have were heavily stroke by Google and I don’t see the need to keep and invest in all the small ones, that’s why I will stop promoting and building the smaller ones and I will focus all my attention to a few of them.
The Future of Niche Sites
It has become more clear and clear that Google will continue to push up the authority sites and let the small one go deeper an deeper. Because of this I think it will be better to have a few big sites that are updated regularly with good content. The link building for the authority sites has to be also good and you can’t have crappy link building to this sites. I will create a detailed article with the link building strategies that I am thinking of next week. I am not recommending to anyone else to build small niche site but big sites with helpful content.
Next Steps for My Niche Site Project
Even if I have started building links to the small niche sites I will stop doing so and I will focus all my attention to building links to some of the sites that I am thinking to transform in authority ones if I can. So from the long list of sites that I have I will focus my attention on: http://bestroboticvacuum.org/, http://www.best-hairstraightener.org/, http://best-ultrabook.org/, http://best-oledtv.com/, http://www.beststeamvacuum.org/. This 5 sites I am thinking to continue promote and transform them in authority sites if I can. I will make a detailed article with the link building plan for the above five sites.
I will also continue to build content to them and publish a couple of articles monthly, the content sources it will also be the ones that I have shared in the article: My Niche Site Project – Content Outsourcing.
The online battle has become even harder for the small niche sites because Google is helping with every update the big sites. Nevertheless niche sites and new sites still have a future in Google world and I believe that if you do the job well and the content is good for sure the success will come.