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Day 148 – You Will NOT Believe What Happened Today!

September 30th, 2009

Holy……

I still can’t believe it.

OK.

I had been writing up 30 articles a day for the last 2 days as you know and submitting them to Ezines.  What I found is that apparently the more articles you submit in 1 go the faster they get accepted or something, because each of those batches of 30 articles basically went live the same day or the very next day..

What I did with those 60 articles in total was link back to about 15 of my adsense snipers, spreading it out among the main page as well as the inner pages.

With 2 links per article, I was aiming to have 12 backlinks to the main domain and 3 backlinks each the the inner pages.  I haven’t gotten that done for all of them as of yet, but the plan is to get that base level of advertising done then add even more article backlinks once I have that solid base setup..

As you know my income from adsense has usually been around $5-10/day and that yesterday I went up to $19.93, have a look at this (click image for larger version):

I was going nuts!!!

I couldn’t even concentrate enough to get my 30 articles for today written, I was refreshing my adsense account every 5 minutes!

I checked my Ezine Articles to see if maybe it was referred Ezine clicks, but out of all these 60 articles, I only got 8 clicks through to my websites which is not even close to accounting for this.

It seems as if the rankings for my sites and internal sites went up and I got a surge of traffic due to all these high PR Ezine backlinks!

I just started with this whole XFactor method a little over 2 weeks ago, Sept 12th and only made 15 or so sites, I can’t believe I’m seeing these kinds of results at this point!  Hopefully this new income level continues…

Now that I made this huge chunk of money, I’ve changed my priorities…I want to play it a bit safe here and flesh out some of my existing sites beyond 5 keywords and make additional pages for them.  I’m only going to be doing it for the domains that I created that didn’t target a product keyword domain though(ex: I’ll develop additional pages for a site like electricshavers.com instead of braunshavers.com), the reason for this is you never know if some sort of copyright problem will arise with the latter domain.

As far as what I did today, I got 30 more articles written and I submitted the 30 articles I had written from yesterday.  I’ll probably take a break from the promotion soon though to build up the additional pages.

Earnings For Today:

  • CB = $63.03 – 3 CB sales, none for the troublesome product though…I’m getting the feeling that it is the new sales page after all and that the new one isn’t converting as well
  • Hops = 269(new) / 545(old)
  • Adsense = $42.91
  • Total = $105.94

-Mike

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Day 147 – 30 Articles Submitted + 30 More Articles Written

September 29th, 2009


This is pretty cool..

OK, so after having read that that guy did so many article submissions, I’ve decided to go nuts with the articles….I’m going to keep on writing a bunch of articles each day and then assess if I should slow down for building links ot fast, or if I should just continue on.

As far as SENuke is concerned, I wasn’t able to try it out as it seems they haven’t come out with the new update yet…

Today though I have to say was an awesome day for adsense …my biggest day, $19.93, this is twice what I normally get on a good day!

It seems like some of my sites are starting to come into their own now and I’m hoping that I see some more consistent earners here… I can say that this system for sure is working and I’m looking forward to seeing what happens when I finish this mass article run.

As far as CB is concerned, I gave them a call and pretty much was told that the tracking is operating as it should and if there’s any problem it’s with the people being sent to the page.  He also had mentioned that Eileen or Melissa might know more about the whole CB tracking fiasco, but apparently CB has solved all tracking issues, or at least that’s what they have the customer service reps say.

However, today I was able to get another sale from that product, so that’s 2 sales total, one Sunday and one Monday…I’m still not seeing good sales numbers though, so I’ll wait a bit longer and see what happens, maybe this is just some temporary thing, or maybe it is the product sales page after all…either way, I’d rather focus on just getting my adsense income up.

Earnings For Today:

  • CB = $25.48
  • Hops = 192(new) / 550(old)
  • Adsense = $19.93

-Mike

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Day 146 – Submitted 36 EZines + Wrote 30 More Articles

September 28th, 2009


Fight Club convenience store scene

So as I said before, I’m going to be working more on building up links to the properties that I have already built.

I recently came across the following post on the warrior forum which has been of great help to me:

hxxp://www.warriorforum.com/adsense-ppc-seo-discussion-forum/124364-my-experience-micro-niche-finder-xfactor-course.html (replace xx with tt’s)

You see, before I was thinking that 12 articles per site would be enough because in John’s book he cites example sites that have around that many submitted and his suggested plan has you submitting close to that #.  However after reading this guy’s posts, a guy who has 5 sites making $20-35/day I realized that many more articles for backlinks may be needed.

This guy talks about how he wrote 30 articles PER page on average in a post 1/2 way down the 1st page:

“On average I have about 30 -40 articles submitted for each keyword on my website. I started earning from submitting as little as 5 articles on all my sites but its my personal choice to focus on a small amount of sites and get them earning all between 10 – 15 dollars each.”

So now that I see this guy has been successful doing such a massive amount of article submissions, I’ve decided to step up my article submissions as well and see how that helps my inner pages.

In additon to this though, the newest version of SENuke is coming out which will allow for submission to 40 Web 2.0 sites, so I will probably be trying this as well to see how sites react to those backlinks.

Bottom line is, I’m going to really go nuts on the 20 or so sites I have here and see what happens.

Earnings For Today:

  • $51.86 – 1 of these sales is for the product which has been giving me trouble since the 17th…I don’t know if things are finally back to normal or if sales are going to be infrequent due to the new sales page.
  • Hops = 268 (new) / 498 (old)
  • Adsense = $9.35

-Mike

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Day 145 – 8 UAW Articles Outsourced + Adsense Sniper 21 Done

September 27th, 2009


The Balloon Cam

You know somewhere along the way I seem to have miscounted all my adsense snipers…don’t know how it happened, but I just had another look and it seems that I actually have 21 sites now(including the one I did today).

5 of them are ones I did on my own and the other 16 are following XFactor’s style….

So anyway, rather than today being Adsense sniper #19 done, it’s actually #21.

So far I have 1 site that is continuously earning me a nice chunk of change and then I have maybe 3-4 out of the rest of them that bring in a little bit daily…the rest comes from authority sites and sometimes hubs/infobarrels.

Now another thing I realized is that I had actually backlinked 4 of my first 5 adsense snipers via UAW, I had just forgot that I did it.  Even though I did that though, I don’t have my inner pages ranking for their keywords, so perhaps UAW needs to be run on each individual page to get them all to rank.

In other news, I just outsourced 8 articles to be rewritten 3x each via Human Rewriter today which I intend on using within UAW..this will backlink 16 of my adsense sites up.

Earnings For Today:

  • CB = $16.61 (If I can’t resolve this problem soon, I’m going to have to look into changing over to another product, this is killing me)
  • Hops = 231(new) / 414(old)
  • Adsense = $9.39

-Mike

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Day 144 – More Info On CB Problems

September 26th, 2009


Haha, Rogan called her out and told it like it is.

OK, so I heard back from the product owner and he had a look at my stats…basically what it’s looking like at the moment is some CB issues.

After I sent my msg to the product owner, he himself went ahead and contacted CB and is waiting to hear back from them as well…

In the last 14 days, CB is showing that:

-I got 1,486 hops

-287 of those went to the checkout

-8 order form submissions were sent

-4 of those were valid and counted as sales…

Now normally you see a conversion ratio of at least 20% of those who go to the checkout purchasing, but 8 out of 287? That’s just ridiculous.  Something is up with CB’s stats.  I did some statistics gathering for this product on a week by week basis and this is what I’ve found:

July 30th-Aug5th
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hops = 776
order form impression count = 31
order form submit count = 13
Sales = $197.53

Aug 6th-Aug 12th
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hops = 589
order form impression count = 8
order form submit count = 5
Sales = $134.21

Aug 13th-Aug 19th
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hops = 719
order form impression count = 13
order form submit count 6
Sales = $134.98

Aug 20th-Aug 26th
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hops = 789
order form impression count = 18
order form submit count 3
Sales = $27.12

Aug 27th-Sept 2nd
—————–
hops = 897
order form impression count = 15
order form submit count = 10
Sales = $162.08

Sept 3rd-9th
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hops = 1,033
order form impression count = 24
order form submit count = 11
Sales = $281.18

Sept 10th-16th
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hops = 947
order form impression count = 92
order form submit count = 7
Sales = $102.50

Sept 17-23rd
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hops = 667
order form impression count = 167
order form submit count = 2
Sales = $0

24th, 25th = $0 as well for this product…
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You can see that the order form impression count went up big time around Sept 10th on…92, then 167, but the ratio of order form impressions to submissions did not stay in line with each other.

Either CB is reporting some screwy stats and not tracking things properly, or maybe all those SENuke submissions I did in the beginning of Sept did something there.

I don’t know what it is, but the product owner is saying that even he has been experiencing the same thing for the past month.  Normally he gets a 20% conversion for ppl seeing the order form to purchasing, but yesterday he had 474 order form impressions and only 26 people submitting their information.

So was it just a coincidence that my income dropped since the new sales page was implemented?  I have no idea…I e-mailed CB as well, I’ll see what happens…

Now as far as what I did today, I created another Adsense sniper, #19…I think I’m going to come to a stop sometime soon.  The reason being is that I KNOW I picked good niches and good keywords so if things aren’t ranking the only thing I need to do is spend more time backlinking and eventually the majority should start ranking and pulling in money.  This is the kind of certainty you can get when you do your research well…normally, had I just shot out a bunch of sites on keywords that just “looked good enough”, I would not have been so sure if spending a bunch of time backlinking would pay off, I’d wonder if the keyword research aspect wasn’t done well and then I wouldn’t want to end up wasting time backlinking something that had no chance of ranking.

So I still have 36 Ezines I have yet to submit which will cover 3 more sites.  Thus far I’ve sent 12 Ezine Articles to 9 of my Adsense snipers, so thats 108 total.  Once I submit these next 36, that will cover 12 sites, and seeing how I have 19 sites now, I’ll need to whip up another 84 Ezines.

I’m thinking of using up my Human Rewriter credits to rewrite articles 3x and then use that within UAW as a submission for each of my sites…I’m also wondering if I should hold onto my SENuke registration.  It is an amazing program, I”m just not sure if it would be the best thing to use for this system or not..They are just now coming out with 20 more Web 2.0 sites to auto submit to on the 28th, which will make 40 total O_O….I’m interested to see if that will give some substantial results or not, so when the update comes, I’ll be doing some testing for 3 days, using it on my sites since my next payment is on the first of October..

Hopefully I can get more of my sites and inner pages up and ranking….if this happens, I’ll sart putting up additional pages as well for my already existing sites.

Earnings For Today:

  • CB = $0
  • Hops = 180 (new) / 366(old)
  • Adsense = $8.65 (I won’t be putting in the hubs/info income, it’s so small and I’m not working on that right now so there doesn’t seem to be much point mentioning it anymore…unless you still want to see it for some reason…BTW, that site that did amazing a few days back is back up :>)

-Mike

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Day 143 – Adsense Sniper 17 & 18

September 25th, 2009


What the heck?

Today I just finished uploading sniper site #17 and I wrote content for and submitted adsense sniper #18.  I’ve noticed that my adsense sniper income has gone down a bit so it seems like a lot of the sites are going through the Google dance period.  Sometime soon I’m going to have to slow down a bit with the site creation and start writing up and submitting Ezine Articles again..

That site that made me a ton of cash in 1 day is now back and ranking, it just happened late today, so if it’s still there tomorrow, I should see it performing well again.

Earnings For Today:

  • CB = $16.61 – 1 sniper site sale (not the product that’s giving me trouble..still have to hear back from the guy)
  • Hops = 203(new) / 415 (old)
  • Adsense = $2.40 (hubs = $0.63 + Adsense sniper income / authority site income)

-Mike

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Day 142 – Need To Find More Gems

September 24th, 2009


Joe Rogan “DMT is like a portal to the afterlife”   Guy: “Why didn’t this make it onto Fear Factor?” haha!

You know one of the things John mentioned in his book was that although you may have one plan in your head, that can change as you gain more experience.  I have found this to be the case for me in the past as well…

For instance, I was just planning on putting out 2 sites a day, but now ever since putting up that 1 site that made me a huge chunk of cash in just 1 day, it made me rethink things.  What I realized is this game is really all about knowing the right niches and more importantly the right money keywords to go after.  I mean, if someone could come up to me with a silver platter, and under that tray present me with 25 keywords that are just MONEY, I’m done…I make those 25 sites and I’m at $100+ day.

Now that site I made FYI did drop out of page 1 and off the map, but it’s all part of the game, it will be back no doubt about it….

See, ever since I had this 1 breakthrough site, I now realize I need to spend MUCH more time researching.  I’ve found that when you have a huge list of reserached keywords that you KNOW you can rank well for 100%, that really fuels your fire and gives you the motivation to continue on…

When you don’t have a large list of keywords you are 100% certain on, you lose your drive, you become uncertain, and you start wondering if this is going to work out for you…

Because my keyword listing contained a bunch of keywords that were under 3k searches a month, I figured it was time to revise this listing and find some more since at this time, I haven’t been able to get the inner pages ranking(I will try UAW at some point though).

My current strategy is that any time I find a keyword that has at least 3k searches, I will make that a main homepage (keyword.com/net/org).  I will then make the other 4 pages on keywords that are usually less than 2,400 exact searches, although most of the time they turn out to be around 1k or less.

I also tend to give preference to keywords that aren’t a product keyword(ex: braun blenders), I do have sites that are created for product keywords, but I prefer giving all the good keywords to the site that isn’t a product keyword (ex: table top blenders)….This way if I end up losing braunblenders.com or what have you, I won’t care as much.  I would rather not try and grow a site on a product keyword more than 5 keywords as you never know if you may lose it due to the company asking you to take it down.

Now I feel that the longer a list of super high quality / high certainty keywords I can develop, the more excited I will be to pump each of these sites out…basically, in order to fuel the fire and to keep your motivation and expectation of success high and keep you thinking that this is what’s going to bring the bread and butter in, you’ve got to do massive amounts of KW research, to the point that you are 100% certain that the sites you make are going to be ranking and making good money.

So anyways, as far as what I did today, I’ve written the content for 1 site and also done some research.  I’ve added a handful of keywords I feel really good about and I feel that even if I pop out only 1 of these a day, if they are for the pick of the litter keywords, that will do fine.

Earnings For Today:

  • CB = 0.  This is the 5th $0 day in 7 days…normally I get only 1 $0 day in 15 days, rarely 2…so something is up for sure.  I contacted the support, then got redirected to the product owner.  He says the new copy is converting about the same for them on their side but said he’ll look into why I may not be seeing sales…time will tell what’s up here, at this point I don’t know what is going on exactly, might be Clickbank that’s the problem, who knows?
  • Hops = 216(new) / 408(old)
  • Adsense = $2.33

-Mike

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Day 141 – Amazing Results!

September 23rd, 2009


Daft Punk

OK first of all, today I was able to get another adsense sniper(#17) done as well as the 2 pages of content I needed to create for adsense sniper #16…

But what I really want to talk about is the amazing result I’ve had with an adsense sniper I setup just yesterday…

I put up the site for a kw and the very next day I was ranked within the top 5 on page 1…By the end of the day, I must have gotten between 50-100 visitors opposed to the usual 10-20 I’ve been getting with other sites(can’t check yet, awstats is not yet active)..

Now I can’t talk about how much it made, but it made up a huge chunk of my total adsense income for today which is $9.08.

This just goes to show you how much of this game is good keyword research and niche selection.  Find the right keywords with high searches, high CPC and low competition and you can really boost your income fast with this method.  Hopefully this site maintains it’s rankings and the income will continue at this rate from this site…

Earnings For Today:

  • CB = $42.99 – 1 sniper sale + 1 sale for site#1
  • Hops = 218(new) / 483(old)
  • Adsense = $9.08

As far as my CB earnings, I’ve gotten some sales today for some other products(not the main product that I sell), so it seems as if that change they made to their homepage is responsible for the horrible conversions.  These guys are really bugging me, first they prevent linking to their images forcing me to host the banners on my site, then they go and mess around with their sales page and make things WORSE.  This isn’t the first time I’ve noticed them mess around with the sales page with poor consequences either.

-Mike

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Day 140 – Adsense Snipers #15 & #16

September 22nd, 2009


Alan Watts on the Universe…

Wow, today was a great day in terms of the results I got from my adsense snipers, specifically the ones which I made according to XFactor’s system(sites 6+).  Some of them have finally started to rank and generate clicks…the $ that’s been generated and CTR I got today was awesome!

I wish I could share with you the specifics, but basically due to what has transpired today, I am now a lot more certain about this working out…As such, I am planning on putting out 100 adsense snipers.  I know that’s how many Clickbank Snipers I had to put up in order to reach 1k+ in CB sniper income and I feel that with this, I should at least have $50/day with that many sites, possibly more.

What I’m finding at this point is that despite me driving links to all internal pages, the only thing that is bringing me clicks is the main domain keyword as that is all I’m showing up in the search engines for.  I’m guessing that after some time has passed and the site has aged, the inner pages will begin to rank better.  But considering the fact that initially the domain only is likely to rank, I’ve decided to set aside link building a bit in favor of pumping out more of the sites.

I’m still going to be putting up 12 Ezine backlinks per site, however at this particular time I’m going to focus on getting 2 sites out per day.  That may change at some point, but right now that’s the target.

BTW, if anyone else has found their inner pages ranking and can share some info about how those ended up ranking, let me know…

So today I was able to get another 2 adsense snipers done…although one of them I have yet to create 2 posts for (which is OK as I only post up 3 posts on the first day and do the other 2 posts the following 2 days).  I’ll write up the next 2 posts for Site #16 tomorrow.

Earnings For Today:

  • CB = $0, third day in a row, I’ve noticed one of the products I’m promoting and getting most my money off of has changed their front page a bit, but I don’t see why what they did would result in less comissions.  I might need to contact CB tomorrow.
  • Hops = 224(new) / 437(old)
  • Adsense = $12.29 (hubs = $3.27 , infobarrel = $3.11, + adsense sniper $$ and authority site $$)

-Mike

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Day 139 – Adsense Snipers #13 & #14

September 21st, 2009


Footage from Nasa + Astronaut testimony…amazing compilation, a must see.

Just got another 2 Adsense snipers done….although I haven’t gotten all of them backlinked and not much time has gone by, I can see at this point if I were to make 100 of these how I could be making some decent money… at the very least $50/day.

It might not take that many sites though if I can build up a few sites, add more pages and get all of those pages to rank…the only thing is at this point, I’ve only been able to get the main domain to rank for the keyword it’s targeted…the other keywords for the inner pages have yet to start ranking.

I do know that UAW would be great for getting the inner pages to rank, so that’s always an option to use….either that or I can keep on throwing more and more Ezine Articles out there and see if that does anything.

Earnings For Today:

  • CB = $0 …hmm don’t know what’s up here
  • Hops = 255(new) / 445(old)
  • Adsense = $6.58 (hubs = $0.10, Infobarrel = $0.07 + authority site + adsense sniper income)

-Mike

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