Revealing My New (GPT-Powered) Affiliate Site | Ep.1

Last updated: Jun 21, 2023

The video is about a person revealing their new affiliate site, which is powered by GPT, and discussing their strategy for targeting specific keywords and cities in the travel niche.

The video is about a person who is revealing their new affiliate site that is powered by GPT (Generative Pre-trained Transformer) technology. The person explains that they want to be completely open about the process of building the website, from the initial idea to the changes made over time, including how they got the idea, built the website, targeted specific keywords, and monetized the site. The person chose to target a specific niche related to travel and things to do in different cities, with the goal of competing with TripAdvisor. They show the website and explain the branding behind the domain name, as well as the structure of the site and the money pages that they hope will rank on Google.

  • The video is about revealing a new affiliate site powered by GPT and discussing the strategy for targeting specific keywords and cities in the travel niche.
  • The creator wants to be completely open about the process and share all the changes made to the website over time.
  • The main idea is to compete with TripAdvisor exclusively for the keyword "things to do in X" by programmatically building landing pages similar to TripAdvisor's with solid on-page SEO.
  • The new affiliate site is called new.to, and the domain cost $3.5K.
  • The creator wants to be completely open about monetization and will share how the site is making money and how much money it's getting.

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Introduction

  • The video is about revealing a new affiliate site powered by GPT and discussing the strategy for targeting specific keywords and cities in the travel niche.
  • The creator wants to be completely open about the process and share all the changes made to the website over time.
  • The video will be part of a series where the website will be checked every month and all the changes will be discussed with full disclosure.
  • The creator will talk about everything, including how they got the idea, built the website, targeted specific keywords, and monetized the site.
  • The main idea is to compete with TripAdvisor exclusively for the keyword "things to do in X" by programmatically building landing pages similar to TripAdvisor's with solid on-page SEO.
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Finding the Set of Keywords and Niche

  • The creator found the set of keywords and niche by analyzing the TripAdvisor website and discovering the keyword "things to do in X."
  • TripAdvisor has taken over this keyword and is ranking number one for every city, town, village, and rural area.
  • There are local players competing with TripAdvisor, but there isn't really a global number two.
  • The creator wants to compete with TripAdvisor exclusively for this keyword and programmatically build landing pages similar to TripAdvisor's with solid on-page SEO.
  • The niche seems to be infinitely scalable, and the potential for traffic is huge.
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The New Affiliate Site

  • The new affiliate site is called new.to, and the domain cost $3.5K.
  • The idea behind the domain is to have a cool branding related to the URL, so if someone types in new.to/Paris, for example, they will be taken to the Paris page.
  • The creator is only targeting cities in France for now, as this is a simple MVP that they wanted to build quickly and launch to see what Google thinks of the website and the content.
  • The home page has a clean design, and the money pages are the ones that ideally will rank on Google.
  • The money pages have an H1 with the city name and the branding "new to X City."
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Monetization and Future Plans

  • The creator wants to be completely open about monetization and will share how the site is making money and how much money it's getting.
  • The main idea is to monetize the site through affiliate marketing and ads.
  • The creator will continue to make changes to the site over time and will be completely open about those changes.
  • The goal is to compete with TripAdvisor exclusively for the keyword "things to do in X" and programmatically build landing pages similar to TripAdvisor's with solid on-page SEO.
  • The niche seems to be infinitely scalable, and the potential for traffic is huge.
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Website Sections

  • Top sites in the city section with relevant results from Google Maps API.
  • Local experiences in Marseille section with Airbnb experiences scraped from Airbnb (against their terms of service).
  • Places to stay section with lists of hotels that take you to booking with an affiliate code.
  • Attractions section with a list of different attractions that take you to booking with a commission for purchases.
  • Best restaurants in the specific area section with images scraped from a specific website and blurred out.
  • Frequently asked questions section with generated content from GPT 3.5 and structured data for SEO.
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Website Strategy

  • Targeting over 400 cities with landing pages that ideally rank for the main keyword.
  • Expectation to start getting clicks for smaller towns with less competition and build authority over time.
  • Adding Google analytics, search console, and business profile to show Google it's a real business.
  • Going after citations and considering link building and launching on product hunt.
  • Curious to see what Google thinks of the brand new website.

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