This site is definitely one of the fastest growing sites (in terms of early traffic) of the 25+ sites I’ve built from scratch!
And critically, I reached 50,000 sessions, the all important traffic requirement to apply to Mediavine!
While not at all typical of the early stages of blogging growth, Niche Site 2 represents the upper bound of what is possible when building a brand new content site in 2023. While not nearly as exciting, Niche Site 1, by comparison, offers a far more realistic growth trajectory.
It is important to note that it is entirely possible that these blogs could be receiving close to 0 sessions per month.
I’ve had sites take 4-6 months to reach “escape velocity” using the exact same strategy.
So why did Niche Site 2 grow so fast?
I covered this in detail in last month’s post, but in short, I think this site “did everything possible correctly” in the first few months: