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Day 271 – Adsense Sniper #150 + Adsense Milestone!

January 31st, 2010

Wow…

$147.31! I actually made $147.41 for the day after this was taken…crazyness!

I had a small # of my sites really perform well today which resulted in this huge bump in income… will be interesting to see what happens in the following days, the eCPM was a bit higher than usual today.

When I checked my adsense around 12 noon it was already at $50, then an hour later it was $60 something, then another hour, 70 something, then 80 something, 90 something…it was climbing pretty fast by the hour.  I’m used to it being $50-60 by 5, but this time around it was $90-100 at the same time.

It’s interesting when you have spikes like this, you just NEVER expect them, they always happen so suddenly!  I remember I couldn’t believe it just a few days ago when I hit $100 and if you had told me that by the end of the month I’d have hit $147, that would have seemed crazy at the time..Amazing how much progress can be made when you really go all out outsourcing this thing. :>

Other than this, I got another adsense sniper done bringing me up to 150 total…I also did some keyword research for 7 of my domains to get 4 inner keywords for each of them…I then took that and assigned it to one of my new writers who just finished 5 trial articles for them to start on this Monday..

I’m still waiting on the 5 articles from one of my other new writers and there is another writer who sent an email but forgot to attach their 5 articles..

As far as Scrapebox is concerned, I’ve noticed that my backlinks are continuing to increase.  Here is the progression on a day by day basis:

Site #1 = 12 backlinks – 14 – 22 – 45!
Site #2 = 29 backlinks – 35 – 37 – 47!
Site #3 = 17 backlinks – 18 – 20 – 20
Site #4 = 0 backlinks – 14 – 18 – 18
Site #5 = 1 backlink – 1 – 5 – 5

So with very little time invested…in just a couple days I took 1 site from 12 to 45 backlinks another from 29 to 47 and one from 0 to 18, sweet! I’m going to have to run this on some of my adsense snipers sometime…could be great for getting inner pages ranking.

Earnings For Today:

  • CB = $16.61
  • Hops = 173
  • Adsense = $147.41
  • XFactor Sale = $30.80 (thank you :>)
  • Total = $194.82

-Mike

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Day 270 – Adsense Sniper #148 & 149 + Scrapebox Results

January 30th, 2010


crazy girl vs simp

Got another 2 adsense snipers up…also I started communication with 3 new writers..we’ll see who out of them ends up being reliable..

Other than that, It’s the day after I did my Scrapebox run and already I’ve noticed some results:

Site #1:

Backlinks went from 12 – 14.  I checked it a few hours later and it was up to 15.  I didn’t know Google updates these things this regularly..

Site #2:

Backlinks went from 29 – 35

Site #3:

Backlinks went from 17 – 18, also page jumped from #3 on page 2 to #9 on page 1

Site #4:

Backlinks went from 0 – 14 (big increase here)… checked a few hours later and it was up to 15

Site #5:

Backlinks remained the same (at 1)

Overall, I’m pretty happy with the results considering it’s only been 1 day and it didn’t take much effort…I just wrote 3 comments spun 32%+ with Magic Article Rewriter using the tokens database and submitted those..will be interesting to see how things progress in the following days…although I’m not going to wait around to find out not my style.. just going to do more submissions.

Earnings For Today:

  • CB = $20.04
  • Hops = 178
  • Adsense = $108.14
  • Total = $128.18

-Mike

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Day 269 – Scrapebox Runs

January 29th, 2010

As usual, busy with condo stuff and in the mean time trying to stick in some IM work…One of the things I did today was hire on 3 new people to do some trial articles…I’ve had 2 of them get back to me so far, we’ll see how well they fare.

One of my regular writers who is going to be off on vacation is now writing 15 articles/week for me rather than 35, and the other writer who had the Internet issues is still having trouble so I really need to get these new outsourcers up and working on my content so I can start pumping out sites again.

Besides that, I decided to put my proxies to use today to see if I can help boost up my CB sites which are performing abysmally…if you read my last comment though, you’ll see that apparently it’s not due to lack of hops, but due to people just not buying for some reason:

Anyway, I decided to run Scrapebox on 5 of my Clickbank sites that needed a boost..I didn’t do any trial/practice runs on sites I don’t care about, I just went right for the sites that needed it because after seeing the above screenshot, I just didn’t care(the sites were all over 6 months old btw)…here were the results:

1.  Run on 1st site

-harvested 400 sites to backlink
-after removing duplicate domains, got down to 274
-submitted using 10 exclusive proxies, 204 succeeded, 70 failed.
-Did a slower resubmit via the browser submit option which was available for 46 of the 70 failed submits, 26 succeeded here, 20 failed.
-Total = 235 succeeded / 39 failed = 83% success rate

2.  Run on 2nd site

-600 harvested
-187 after duplicates removed
-130 succeeded / 57 failed
-After browser re-submit = 154 succeeded / 33 failed = 78.6% success rate

3.  Run on 3rd site

-600 harvested
-161 after duplicates removed
-108 succeeded / 53 failed
-After browser re-submit = 127 succeeded / 34 failed = 73.3% success rate

4.  Run on 4th site

-600 harvested
-146 after duplicates removed
-91 succeeded / 55 failed
-After browser re-submit = 114 success / 32 failed = 72% success rate

5.  Run on 5th site

-600 harvested
-166 after duplicates removed
-111 succeeded / 55 failed
-After browser re-submit = 134 succeeded/ 32 failed = 76.2% success rate

I recorded the positions of the sites in the search engines for their keywords and the # of backlinks they had.  In the submissions, I made some of them under regular names and others were done where the name = my keyword, so I’ll see how that turns out.

Earnings For Today:

  • CB = $0
  • hops = 163
  • Adsense = $85.15

-Mike

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Day 268 – Adsense Sniper #147 & 6 Articles Posted

January 28th, 2010


LOL @ 1:47

Today was another busy day for me in that I’m spending a lot of time looking for condos & checking them out, making sure I’m making the right decision moving to the place I’ve selected or not…but, I’ve still managed to get some work done.

I put up another adsense sniper and also 6 articles for existing sites…I had to spend some time reviewing some articles sent to me as well and had to return some articles to be re-written as they contained dupe content.  The thing was, it was not found on the net, but rather some of the keywords were so similar that the articles were pretty much written almost identically, there was 90% or so duplicate content.

The articles were re-written though, and those are part of the 6 articles that were put up today…

I got my proxies today but haven’t had a chance to try them out just yet…I really need to boost my CB sites, they are dead.

Also still looking into getting more outsourcers, I sent a few e-mails to some of the candidates, I’ll probably pick a few tomorrow for the trial articles.

Sorry I couldn’t get to all the questions, real busy, I’ll get to them as soon as I can..

Earnings For Today

  • CB = $0
  • Hops = 161
  • Adsense = $103.34

-Mike

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Day 267 – ASniper #146 + Scrapebox + New Adsense Milestone

January 27th, 2010


HAhaha! Nice dance moves..

Well, I recently allocated one of my writers to handle writing content for my new sites and as such, I was able to get up another adsense sniper today…Also, I had one of my other writers who was writing content for my existing sites deliver 6 articles to me, not the 7/day I asked for, but anyways, I went ahead and put that up to their prospective sites.

I’m currently looking for some new resources at this point still, I picked out 1 person to do a 5 article trial, will be talking to them soon and I’m going to continue searching for more people…

I did hear back from my outsourcer who lost their power, she’s apparently going to get someone to fix her computer tomorrow, so we’ll see what happens there..

Now I’ve recently noticed that my CB sales have been way down in the gutter…I’m guessing it’s due to everyone and their dog jumping into my niche..  I checked my CB income and realized that in the last 14 days I’ve only made $261! unaccceptable!  This has prompted me to go ahead and buy some exculsive proxies to use with Scrapebox.  I’ll be getting the proxies within 24 hours and once I do, I’m planning on using them on some of my Clickbank Snipers.

Now one other thing that I did while I was over at Blackhat World reading up on Scrapebox was put a few sites in my competitive ad filter.  There are certain sites that can get you smart priced and there was a whole list of them in this one thread:

hxxp://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/adsense/48008-google-adsense-smart-pricing.html (replace xx’s with tt’s)

Anyway, I copied that listing and pasted it into my ad filter..this supposedly also raises your eCPC.  We’ll see if anything noticable happens…

As far as my adsense income is concerned, I hit a new milestone today!  I actually hit one a few days ago but neglected to mention it since it was not much over the previous milestone, but here’s a look at how things have progressed in the last month:

Earnings For Today:

  • CB = $0
  • Hops = 174
  • Adsense = $119.09
  • UAW Sale = $26.80 (Thanks :>)
  • Total = $145.89

-Mike

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Day 266 – UAW

January 26th, 2010

Don’t have too much to report today I’m afraid, been too busy figuring out where to live the next 4-5 years of my life :p

I got my last 2 UAW runs done though so now everything is queued up for Adsense snipers #100-134 or so.  I also hired another person for 5 trial articles, so we’ll see how this resource goes..

As far as my other resources that are MIA, the one who is going away for 2 weeks has agreed to do 15 articles a week in the meantime, so I will still be getting some work from her.  Still haven’t heard from the one with the blackouts/Internet connectivity issues, but I have heard back from the resource who missed Friday’s work(just checked now and it looks like he just sent 3 articles my way)

As for my 4th resource, I should be getting those articles a little later..

I decided to drop that more expensive condo as I’ve now found another condo which is cheaper and just as impressive, it looks like it’s more of a hotel inside! Well, going to be seeing a few more places tomorrow, I’m trying to see as many as I can within the week that I have left before the contract is finalized, hopefully my outsourcers can help me out during this time so I can get a bit more work done.

Earnings For Today:

  • CB = $11.04
  • Hops = 173
  • Adsense = $91.06 – A lot of my UAW articles went live today and it was a record high day for me in terms of Adsense impressions
  • Total = $102.10

-Mike

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Day 265 – UAW Submissions + $100 Streak Day 4

January 25th, 2010

OK I think from now on I’m just going to stop counting the days I’m over $100 :>

So today I’ve been busy with condo stuff..I’ll probably be busy with it all week(still not sure if I’m going to move into this place though)…I still managed to get some work done though.  I had all of my UAW submissions go through except for 2.  They were declined because they were reviewing products.  I had just copied and pasted an Ezine Article and had that re-written, so it was good enough for Ezine, but apparently UAW doesn’t like you writing review articles as not all directories they submit to like them.

Anyway, I spent time rewording those 2 UAW submissions and re-submitted them…I also got another 3 UAW submissions done.  Just 2 more UAW submissions to do, then I’ve got to start doing UAW submissions on some of my top sites.

I think I may just outsource those as well since I don’t have as much time these days…Also it seems as if one of my ghostwriters will be going on vacation for 2 weeks..she won’t be able to write as many articles, if any, and I still haven’t heard back from my writer who had a power outage about if that’s fixed yet…to top that off, I have another writer I recently hired who wrote articles on Thursday but not Friday, I sent a msg to him but never got a response yet.

So…right now I only have 1 person who is writing for me, and I had to re-assign her to write the content for my new adsense snipers due to the lack of work being done there..I’ve also gone and put out ads again looking for outsourcers to make up for what’s been going on lately.

I’m really hoping to explode my income further soon…my new standard is now $200/day in adsense, at that level I’d be making 7k/month which is pretty close to what I was making at my regular job…

Earnings For Today:

  • CB = $20.04
  • Hops = 186
  • Adsense = $113.64
  • XFactor Sale = $30.80 (thanks :>)
  • Total = $164.48

-Mike

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Day 264 – Misc Stuff + $100 Streak Day 3

January 24th, 2010

Today marks the third day I’ve made over $100 :>  I love how these jumps in income are consistant.. I made $101.05 in Adsense today.

Apart from that, I’ve had a drought in terms of getting new content written for me by my writers..I had to ask one of my writers to re-write a bunch of stuff and that slowed her down and thereafter she fell a bit behind the following days and another ghostwriter is still suffering from the power outage for a 3rd day straight.  For the most part though these writers have been great and very responsive on a daily basis and also punctual, so hopefully these issues will pass soon.  Although 1 of my new writers who writes quite well missed a day of writing yesterday without saying anything about it, which is not good..at least my other writers mentioned when/if they couldn’t write.

All part of the game though!

Aside from that, I put up 7 articles to one of my older sites and I also researched inner keywords for 7 new sites so that I can have something to assign one of my writers when they finish up with their current work.

I didn’t get much else done today because today I wound up buying a new condo 😛

Yup, just as I reached my goal, I went ahead and got a new condo which is going to push me to make even MORE money, so it’s time to up my standards again as far as what I earn per month!

The only thing though is I’m not 100% sure I’m going to go with this condo, I have 10 days to back out of the contract if I want, but there’s this other condo with a much nicer view and better lobby/ammenities that is about 45k more that I’m still considering.

Condo 1(the one I bought tentatively) = brand new, never lived in / new appliances, stainless steel fridge, dishwasher, microwave / South East exposure / 5th floor / 8ft ceilings / corner unit…

However the view overlooks mostly an industrial type zone…only 1 window can I see a highway where on the other side are some houses.  Also the hallways & lobby are just so-so..

Condo 2 = 45k more / lived in for 1 year(it’s 1 year old) / 6th floor / 8ft ceilings / North East exposure / corner unit …

It has some holes in the wall where paintings were put, a few scuff marks on the wall…appliances are black but not stainless steel, cabinets are nice, but not AS nice as the previous, however this is bigger by 142 sq ft, has a gorgeous rounded window section jutting out in the living room with tall windows that give you a GREAT panoramic view of a large park area in a residential zone and the lobby and ammenities are just amazing.. The lobby has a huge staircase going up where at the top on the marble walls at both sides of the staircase a sheet of water gently trickling down them.. really posh looking luxury condo.

Anyway, I’ll be going to check that condo out tomorrow as well as a few others in that building, but I’ve got some BIG decisions to make in the next week while at the same time still running/growing my business further.

Earnings For Today:

  • CB = $0
  • Hops = 178
  • Adsense = $101.05

-Mike

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Day 263 – 7 UAW Submissions + It's Over 100 Again

January 23rd, 2010


My kind of funny

Not too much done today, I got 7 more UAW submissions done…I’ll get the last 5 done tomorrow.  Once I’ve got that all done I’m going to make a list of my best sites to backlink up again.

And now, the 4th day in a row above $95 and the 2nd day in a row above $100:

One of my ghostwriters has been having power issues the last 2 days (I know, it’s hard to tell when it’s for real, but in this case it seems to be as she’s been on target every other day).  So hopefully I’ll be back to putting up 2 sites a day soon.

Another thing I’ll need to do is find inner page keywords for the 14 sites I’ll be sending out for my outsourcers to work on come Monday, if they’re both ready for them.  Delays happen, even when you’ve found good resources!

Anyway, I’m looking forward to seeing the results from my latest backlinking efforts..

Earnings For Today:

  • CB = $25.48
  • Hops = 174
  • Adsense = $101.65
  • 1 XFactor sale = $30.80 (Thanks :>)
  • Total = $157.93

-Mike

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Day 262 – 5 UAW Submissions + 17 New Pages Up + Queue Rocky Music

January 22nd, 2010


HAHA this is great, watch this one!

YES! It happened…

Over the last few days my average has been $101.73, It may be early, but I feel like I’ve now just entered a new earnings range!  The good thing about my income is that when it hits a level it usually stays around there, I don’t have large fluctuations as some others do…so if I hit $100/day, chances are I’m going to stick around that level :>

The great significance of today is that *if this is the case*, my initial goal is pretty much OVER!  I set out to reach a full-time income which for me was about 50k/year.  Right now if adsense holds at $100/day that is $3,000/month…add to that my Clickbank income which is $800-$1,200 (as of late) and I’ve got $3,800-$4,200/month, good enough for me!

Here’s how Adsense has progressed since I started building sites back in mid Sept:

Sept = $8.02/day
Oct = $24.24/day
Nov = $42.19/day

Going back a month from today, here’s how things progressed:

The average for the month of December was actually more around $57, it was just brought down by the holidays.

Here is my income post Backlink Solutions.  After I did those runs, my impressions/clicks shot up and so did my income.. an average of $77/day.

I noticed a few new sites pop up and start earning lately..(I’ve been pumping out 2 sites/day for most days this month..went from 102 sites Dec 21st to 145 sites Jan 21st)…also, I’ve been adding pages to some of my better sites, perhaps this contributed to the jump to $100…  At this point it seems like we’re at a new level here 🙂

Again hopefully this isn’t premature, but I feel totally different right now.. I feel this element of relief, like, I don’t have to worry quite as much…I’m still wondering if this will hold, but I’m going to keep plugging away, putting up sites and content and once my income jumps up a bit again, I think I’ll feel like this is a lot more solid..

As far as what I did today, I now have 2 writers writing up content for my older sites.. I got 8 articles from one and 7 articles from my other ghostwriter…I went ahead and posted that all up, along with 2 other previously written articles I hadn’t posted up before.  In addition to that I also did 5 UAW submissions…all but 1 of my Ezine Articles was accepted, the one that wasn’t was not accepted for having a drug name in the title, I fixed that though and resubmitted…

I’ve got 12 more UAW submissions to make and after that I’m going to start doing additional UAW submissions for my best sites…

Earnings For Today:

  • CB = $25.48
  • Hops = 166
  • Adsense = $111.34
  • Total = $136.82

-Mike

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