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Day 12 – Venturing Into New Territory

I had bought 3 domains for a new niche that I could make sniper sites out of but I hadn’t got around to creating the sites..I decided to go ahead and do that today.  This is in a niche with very little competition and the keywords have 2.9, 2.4 and 2.4k searches/month according to the Google Keyword Tool for phrase match.

I spent some time looking over the sales page for the product as well as the affiliate resources which had some good articles with more info on the niche…once I had a good enough understanding of it, I started on writing up my review.

Writing the first review for a new niche takes a while, however once you’ve got that review done, any subsequent sites you make in the same niche are very easy to whip out since it will just be a re-write of your already existing copy…that’s the great thing about making several sites in the same niche.

So after that, I wrote up the welcome post, the “About me” section and the tip post.  I also went and found myself an “avatar” to use from Big Stock Photo and created a pen name.  I haven’t created the site yet, I will be doing that tomorrow.

Other than that, another thing I did today was install Analytics on ALL of my Sniper Sites.  Before I only had it installed on 8 of the 39 sites.

I also tried another little trick which I had known about for some time but never attempted.  It involves searching through Wikipedia.com or Wikia.com for a page on your niche, then adding your website to the “external links” section to get increased traffic to your site.  The only problem with doing it on Wikipedia is they are extremely strict and don’t take well to any affilate type blogs.  One tip to get around that used to be to link to one of your Ezine Articles instead, however they have now blacklisted that domain.

I was able to get links to a site through Wikia, so far it’s only resulted in around 5 or so visits for the day though..

One of my sites from my troublesome Sniper Site niche that is now linking to a new product is getting a crazy CTR…yesterday I mentioned it got 31 hops out of 43 visits, today I am totally confused as it managed to get 34 hops from 33 visits for the day!  That’s just ridiculous, I don’t know whats going on there!

Earnings For Today:

  • Adsense = $4.97
  • 172 Hops


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  1. Evita
    May 17th, 2009 at 10:44 | #1

    What difference is there between phrase and exact for these kw’s?
    and why did you decide to install analytics? What can you learn from there that you are not getting from, for example, statcounter?

    My new goal is to rein myself in a bit. I get very excited when i find the domains to go with the kw, I am a bit too lax keeping the competition low enough, I think. My one example of the >100000 in comp. and my site ranking very well with only a few links have made me overly cocky 🙂 or is it cooky?

    Ok, am at work and have to run….


  2. Mikeman
    May 17th, 2009 at 11:12 | #2


    I don’t check the exact match for the keywords..but going back and having a look, for the 2.4k searches for phrase, that translates to 1.9k for exact and the 2.9k searches for phrase translates to 2.4k for exact.

    I installed Analytics mainly because I wanted a central repository where I can easily check the statistics for all my sites. If I try and do it in cpanel for my reseller account, I have to log in and log out each time I want to check a different account and it gets really annoying.

    Other than that, I can get by using only cpanel.

    However, with Analytics you can see an nicer graphical display of your traffic and how much you got each day, you can see the change in traffic over the last month as a percentage, if it’s been going up or down, you can see what percentage of your visitors are new visitors, you can see the breakdown of your traffic (direct/referred/search engine) and a bunch of other stuff you can’t get with cpanel…install it and you’ll see.

    It’s up to you if you want to go after keywords like that…If you keep doing it 1 of 2 things will happen.. 1. You will be successful and keep doing it, or 2. You will encounter bad SE placement and ease up on it.. But if you feel like you’re being cocky then you probably are being cocky :>

  3. May 17th, 2009 at 13:10 | #3

    I had Analytics on an old html site, but I couldn’t watch traffic to my whole site without having to plug in the url for each page. For some reason I thought that may not be a problem for a WP site – can you see each page in your analytics?

    I also noticed a notice when I go into analytics which will join up your adsense account to analytics. That may be nice, but haven’t tried it yet.

  4. Evita
    May 17th, 2009 at 18:44 | #4

    You add the script to the footer. (I’m assuming GA is added the same way you add the script for Stat Counter)

    172 hops!!! Zowie! Are these hops with the new aff product?

    Maybe I’ll try GA on a couple of sites to see how it goes…

    Found some new kw’s I MAY get the domains for…
    1. 14800 exact with 13000 competition.
    2. 18100 exact with 1900 competition!!!!!
    3. 9900 exact with 17000 competition. (This one has the .org domain w/o even one measly backlink in position #5 on page one. Should be an easy one…
    4. 6600 exact with 15700 comp.

    Have several CB products with gravity >100

    But, I will think about this and visit some more sites in the niche to see what they are all selling, besides the CB products.

    So many domains, so little time….. 😉

  5. May 17th, 2009 at 18:55 | #5


    Thanks Evita, that makes sense. With my html site that won’t work but that will work nicely for my WP sites.

  6. Mikeman
    May 17th, 2009 at 19:28 | #6

    Evita thanks, the hops were for all of my sites together. for that troublesome niche I actually have 2 products I’m promoting, 83 were for 1 of them and 45 for the other..

    Wow! Seems like you have some killer keywords there, should be fun to setup those sites.

  7. Joseph
    May 17th, 2009 at 22:40 | #7

    Hi Mike,

    Found your site through wahmtobe.com. Been reading over the posts about google sniper. Seeing that you’re focus on clickbank products, so why do you have adsense on your sniper sites? Shouldn’t the main focus be on the CB commission and not adsense clicks? Seeing that adsense would be considered link leakage and added distraction for your site vistors? Just think CB commission would be greater than your adsense clicks. Just food for thought.


  8. Mikeman
    May 18th, 2009 at 01:39 | #8


    Hey Joseph,

    Thanks for the feedback. I actually have 8 authority sites and around 40 sniper sites….The Adsense comes from my authority sites. I did give adsense a go on my sniper sites for a while and I found I was getting practically nothing and ever since I took it off all of them..

    However, I have left it on the authority sites…

    I get around $100/month out of it at the moment. I’ve thought about testing what would happen if I took it off my main sites, but I have a feeling it would not change much as the sites I get the majority of my CB sales from tend to get a high # of returns :/

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