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Day 26 – Keyword Reserach

May 31st, 2009

A while back I created 4 websites in the main sniper site niche that were directly targeting products in the niche…(IE: Productname.org)..They are now all indexed by Google, but for some reason, 3 out of 4 of them are nowhere to be seen on the first few pages of Google…I only found one of them and it’s on page 2, #3…

So rather then spend my time running UAW on them, I decided to skip them and just move on..

I’ve decided on the new niche I’m going to be going into, however there are a few products I can promote here, so I still need to decide on which one is the best.

I spent some time today doing more keyword research, seeing if I can find some gems.  I want to spend a bit more time doing keyword research this time around as I want to ensure that I get the most out of my sniper sites, I want to avoid situations where I get tons of hops and few sales.  So the next little bit I’ll be spending time looking for the best keywords I can find.

I found a couple of good ones, I found 2 that have 5.4k searches for exact match according to the Google Keyword Tool, I found 4 that have 4.4k searches for exact and then another 5 or 6 ranging from 1.3k – 3.6k searches for exact match.

I didn’t pay attention to phrase or broad match as from experience, I’ve found exact match to be the best determinant of traffic potential.

A funny thing happened while I was doing my keyword research, I came across someone’s blog done in the NB format, with Adsense and Kontera on it, except it was done in the form of a Sniper Site :>

I’m going to continue my keyword research until I can find maybe 15-20 really good keywords in this niche to go after, then once I decide on a product to promote, I’ll begin creating sniper sites again.

Earnings For Today:

  • $36.59 = 1 Sale for Site #1 – $19.98 & 1 Sale for the main sniper site niche for $16.61 (note: I’m promoting 2 different products in my main sniper site niche, this is the other product which I had not received a sale for up until today.  It took 558 hops to get that 1 sale since the 14th of this month!
  • Adsense = $4.44

-Mike

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Day 25 – Assessment of Sniper Sites

May 30th, 2009

Ok, so today I was able to get 3 more runs of UAW done…that leaves me with about 6 more sites that I need to build backlinks for (I realized I had  more sites than I thought to create backlinks for)…Once I get that done, I’ll probably start making sniper sites again.

Now I thought it would be a good idea to do an assessment of how successful my sniper sites have been thus far.  Now this is not going to be the best assessment as not enough time has gone by and because most of my sites in my main sniper site niche only became profitable once I switched out products, but none the less, here’s my income thus far for this month from sniper sites:

AMEX     USD       Sale       1     $20.04
PYPL     USD       Sale       2     $27.12
VISA     USD       Sale       2     $27.12
VISA     SEK       Sale       1     $26.33
VISA     USD       Sale       1     $27.12
VISA     DKK       Sale       2     $26.33
VISA     USD       Sale       1     $27.12
VISA     USD       Sale       2     $27.12
PYPL     EUR       Sale       1     $26.33
MSTR     USD       Sale       2     $27.12
VISA     USD       Sale       2     $27.12
VISA     USD       Sale       1     $20.04
VISA     USD       Sale       1     $20.04
MSTR     CAD       Sale       1     $31.85
PYPL     USD       Sale       1     $20.04

Total = $380.84

So out of all the 50 sites I’ve made, this is what I’ve been able to make from them this month(with the exception of the 30th and 31st as it’s not the end of the month yet).  Now I think if I let this play out for another month, that figure will be at least $500 for 50 sites (possibly more but lets stick with this) because as I said before, not enough time has gone by and a lot of my sites only became profitable once I switched products for my main sniper site niche(at the 14th of this month).

So, lets just assume that’s the case…that means by the time I have 200 sites, if I can stay consistent I’ll be making an extra 2k/month.  That seems like a lot of work to get to 2k/month,  but then again, it’s not too hard to pop out these sniper sites.  The only thing is if I want 5k/month at this rate that would equate to 500 websites which is a crazy number :/  I’m wondering if at some point I should stop and maybe focus on building web 2.0 sites to funnel traffic to the sniper sites…

Anyways, I think what I’ll do is once I’m done backlinking with UAW, I’ll start creating sniper sites again in a new niche.  I’ll then check to see if things are going well with the new sniper sites and if my hops and more importantly my income keeps increasing, I’ll stick with it and keep building sites.

Earnings For Today:

  • Sale for Site #1 = $20.36
  • Adsense = $5.61
  • 1 refund for Site #3= $22.84
  • Hops = 335

-Mike

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Day 24 – PR Surprise :o

May 29th, 2009

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Today I had some dealings with recruiters and job offers…I’m going for a recruiter interview tomorrow(after which I may get a client interview) regarding a Quality Assurance position.  Because of this I had to spend some time today refreshing my QA knowledge and going over my resume so I didn’t get as much work done today as I otherwise would have.

For anyone that hasn’t followed from the start, I’m a contract Quality Assurance/Business Analyst and I’ve been out of work for a bit now, which is why I’ve been able to devote so much time to getting all this IM stuff done.

It’s great being able to work on my business full-time like this, however if I do wind up getting a job, the pace is going to slow down…especially since these jobs are going to require me to travel quite a distance.

Well, aside from that today I did manage to get 2 UAW submissions done, building backlinks for 4 of my sites…in addition to that, I noticed that my page rank for many of my sites has gone up, it looks like Google in the last few days has done a page rank update, check your sites!

The end result of this for me was the following:

For my main authority sites:

Site #1 = PR0 to PR1
Site #2 = PR1 to PR2
Site #5 = PR0 to PR1
Site #7 = PR0 to PR1
Site #8 = PR0 to PR1

And for my sniper sites, I had 8 of my oldest sniper sites reach a PR of 1!  It seems like running UAW on the sites has paid off..interesting.

Earnings For Today:

  • Sale for Site#3 = $22.84
  • Adsense = $2.05
  • Hops = 356

-Mike

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Day 23 – Site Building Hiatus

May 28th, 2009

Well, I just finished creating the last sniper site in my main sniper niche, I was getting a bit bored of writing for it to tell you the truth so I’m looking forward to getting to some new niches after I finish my marketing for the sites I’ve just created.

I need to run UAW on 14-15 sniper sites I have so I can automate backlink building for them, that will take me about 8 runs of UAW (each run I will backlink to 2 of my sniper sites).  I just finished doing 1 run today, so that leaves 7 more runs to do, I’ll see how many I can get through tomorrow.

After I’m done with that, I’m going to have to decide on a new niche to enter…I’d prefer it to be one with a high comission, like close to $40 or $50, that way I can reach my income goals a bit faster.  Hopefully I can find enough places to make sniper sites so that I can develop another $500/month income stream with my next batch of sites and hopefully I can do it with a lot less hops!

Earnings For Today:

  • $48.74 from 2 Sales, 1 from Site #1($25.90) and 1 from Site #3($22.84..finally got a decent sale from this niche, last one was only $4.  Sales in this niche have been down this month)
  • Adsense = $2.58

-Mike

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Day 22 – Almost Done

May 27th, 2009

I thought I’d get around to finishing off all the niche sites today but didn’t turn out that way…there were still some issues with my hosting early in the day which made it hard to create sites, but I still managed to get 2 sites done which means I have 1 more to create before I start building backlinks for all of them with UAW.  I think after this, I won’t be creating any more sites in this niche, I’ve got 35 sites in it as it is, I’m going to branch out more…

In other news, a couple of the sniper sites that I had created previously were indexed on Google today so I went ahead and posted up the final review pages for those…I’ve now got 2 more I’m waiting on being indexed, in addition to the 2 I made today.

As far as going into new niches for sniper sites, I’ve already found 3 possible niches to head into and found a handful of keywords…I have a good understanding of all niches so it shouldn’t be too difficult for me to write on them.

Today I managed to get over 300 hops again, 347 to be exact, but I didn’t land any sales..things should pick up tomorrow though…it seems like my income is going to be over $1000 for this month ($899 in CB Sales + $15 Market Health + $70 Adsense) this would be an improvement over the $795 total in April and $622 in March.

Earnings For Today:

  • $3.66 in Adsense
  • Hops = 347

-Mike

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Day 21 – I'm In Shock!

May 26th, 2009

Today I had an issue with my hosting company in which they called me and told me that apparently one of my sites (Site #6) was using up 25% of the server’s CPU!  This is what they sent:

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Total Requests:2
Unique Visitors:2
Total Processes:1
CPU Usage:27.8
Total Running MySQL Queries:1
Total Web Processes:1

Hello,

This is a courtesy notice to inform you that the following script has been temporarily disabled due to excessive resource usage:
/home/mysite/public_html/index.php

As you can see above and below, the script in question was using more than the 25% CPU usage allocated to your account as per our terms of service.Incoming Requests:

some IP listed here              mysite        /ar/”my main keyword” (has to do with the google translator plugin)
some IP listed here#2         mysite       /feed/rss

I had no idea what this was all about, but I disabled all my plugins, then re-enabled them all, with the exception of the translator plugin, and now they brought the site back online…Anyone had to deal with this kind of stuff before?

This whole problem though was something that took up some time out of my day to deal with, as well as some other hosting issues, so I only got around to completing 1 sniper site today.  I’m going to see if I can do 3 Sniper sites tomorrow to make up for it though.

But, all the above is not what I was shocked about…This is what shocked me:


I made $147.35 in Clickbank sales!

Wow, just wow…if all my days were like this I’d be set!

Remember how I mentioned that 1 of my sniper sites that disappeared from Google returned?  Well, that site got a sale.  Also, *3* of my sniper sites in my main sniper niche got a sale and I got 2 more sales from Site #1!

That’s 6 sales total, 4 of which were from sniper sites…

Furthermore, I got a whopping 386 hops! O_o:

I’m hoping this trend continues :>

Earnings For Today:

  • 6 sales for $147.35 – main sniper site niche sales = $27.12, $27.12, $26.33….Site #1 sales = $20.36, $26.38….Sniper site in niche 2 = $20.04
  • Adsense = $3.02
  • Total for today = $150.37
  • Hops = 386

-Mike

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Day 20 – 300!

May 25th, 2009

Wow, today I hit 300 hops..EXACTLY..crazyness!

Now as crazy as these hops are, the sales don’t seem to have been going up at the same rate…

I just created 2 more sniper sites today in my main sniper site niche and the next 4 sniper sites I’m going to make in this niche will be for product name keywords (ie: productname.org)…hopefully these sites will fare better…After that though, I think I’m going to branch out into other niches and see if I can get better results elsewhere.

Also, today I had 4 of my previously made Sniper Sites just get indexed within Google.  I went back and posted up the last post for all of them (a review of the product) and 3 of the 4 sites are already on page 1 of google.

Another thing I’ve noticed is that some of my sites that have disappeared from page 1 of Google for several weeks have now reappeared…Good to see some sites I thought were lost come back into the game (these were sites that previously got me a sale each).

Earnings For Today:

  • 1 Sale from a sniper site in the main sniper site niche = $27.12 (This niche, in 11 days, has had 1289 hops which has resulted in 7 sales for $188.26 total)
  • Adsense = $1.64
  • Hops = 300 …triple the hops I was getting 20 days ago (To give you an idea where that’s coming from, 20 days ago I had 29 sniper sites, today the count is at 49…most of my most recent sniper sites have earned page 1 rankings…although some disappear and reappear from time to time.)

-Mike

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Day 19 – Sniper Site #46 & #47

May 24th, 2009

Not too much to report for today and I’m a bit tired so I’ll keep this short…just got back from being out and about and seeing Terminator Salvation.

Today I put up 2 sniper sites, #46 and #47, still waiting on 5 of my previous 6 sniper sites to get indexed.  Since I made the switch to this new product on the 14th(10 days ago), I’ve now gotten 1098 hops for this product and 6 sales for $161.14 total…not optimal, but it’s something.  I’m just going to keep pumping these things out until I see my income go up…I’m in a rhythm now and don’t want to stop that momentum.

Earnings For Today:

  • $26.38 sale from one of my old Brute Force SEO sites O_o
  • Adsense = $3.35
  • 232 Hops

-Mike

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Day 18 – Another Detailed Look At My Hops

May 23rd, 2009

Well, today I did a bit of research into other possible keywords to make sniper sites out of, I want to find more keywords in other niches and diversify a bit so I found about 21 I can go after, 15 are decent ones, 6 are a bit iffy.

Right now I’m sticking to only niches which have Clickbank products as I want my main source of income to be from there…

Today one of my previous sniper sites was indexed and I posted up the last post (the review) and for the day it generated 6 hops on page 2 – position #1…

I also setup 2 more Sniper Sites in the main sniper site niche..that brings the total to 28 sites in the main sniper site niche and 45 sniper sites in total…the rest of the breakdown is as follows: 2 sniper sites in Site#1’s niche, 11 in Site #2’s niche and 4 in a new niche I had ventured into.

Thought I’d show you what the inside of Clickbank looks like for me these days…tried to make it clear which sites are getting what hops with colors..

I also added the number of visits each site got (according to Google Analytics)..it’s important to note that Google Analytics shows a lower number of visitors for each site than the Cpanel AWStats does for some reason…I don’t know why, maybe it doesn’t include spidering activity as visits or something?  But there can be a big descrepencysome of the time (ex: 1 site in AWStats shows 58 visits while in Analytics only 18).

Also…one of the sites has almost all of it’s visitors clicking through to the aff link and another with 0 visits but 1 hop, don’t quite understand those sites, maybe Analytics isn’t 100% accurate in it’s tracking…

Another note, there are some instances where 1 site has 2 seperate tracking id’s.  It’s a bit messy but hopefully you can make sense of it (you might want to right click then select view image to make it bigger):

For comparison, here’s what my Clickbank account looked like on May 5th:

Earnings For Today:

  • $26.33 Sale for a site in the main sniper site niche
  • $2.64 in Adsense
  • 255 hops

-Mike

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Day 17 – Need More Money!

May 22nd, 2009

I was getting pretty frustrated near the end of today as I had all these hops but no sales…I thought I was going to go 2 days with $0….but just near the end of today I got 1 sale from Site #1 for $20..

My main sniper site niche now has 783 hops and 5 sales totaling $134.81 since the 14th…if only it converted a little bit better! :/  Things can get frustrating when you build a ton of sites and expect a certain level of results from that but don’t quite get it.

Well, I’m going to keep pushing on through the creation of the websites I’ve purchased, maybe I’ll have a big income breakthough sometime soon…maybe it will happen when I start creating sites on product names…time will tell.

BTW, at the current time it looks like I’m going to be matching my income of last month because I’ve noticed a decrease in sales from Site #2 and Site #3’s niche since last month….Last month I had 12 sales for Site#2’s niche (some from sniper sites which are in the same niche) which minus refunds totaled $220.42 and 6 sales for Site#3 which minus refunds totaled $49.02.

This month so far I have 4 sales for Site #2’s niche totaling $80.16(no refunds) and 1 sale for Site#3 totaling $4.10(no refunds).  Month isn’t up though…so we’ll see how things turn out…I’m just hoping to see some bigger increases in my income sometime soon given my situation.

BTW, today I setup 2 more websites in my main sniper site niche…

Earnings For Today:

  • 1 Sale for Site #1 = $20.36
  • Adsense = $1.95
  • 223 hops

-Mike

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