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Day 125 – XFactor Adsense Snipers

September 7th, 2009

Well, I’ve decided I’m going to have a go at XFactor’s course, however before I go starting new sites I figured I’d start it with some of my existing sniper sites.  For that reason today I posted up 12 Ezine Articles to 2 of my sniper sites.  These are each linking back to my main domain as well as 1 additional page.

I’m going to be doing 12-15 Ezine submissions per site and make sure the submissions cover not just the main domain but hit each of the 4 additional pages at least 3 times.  Aside from that, I haven’t figured out what else I will do, but if it’s not submitting to other article directories, it will probably include me doing either UAW submissions or SENuke submissions.

Aside from posting those 12 Ezines up, I also wrote 5 new Ezine Articles and I did one more SENuke submission for one of my sniper sites.  I think I was a bit hasty in saying that I didn’t see much of a change when using it on my main sniper niche as now that some time has gone by, I have seen some slight increases in rankings.

I’m going to continue to write up Ezine Articles for my 5 existing adsense snipers, so that will be about 60-75 Ezine Articles in total…then I’ll start making new sites using XSite Pro.

I’m interested to see what all these Ezine Backlinks are going to do for the sites…

Earnings For Today:

  • $36.65 – 2 sniper site sales
  • Hops = 343(new) / 596(old) seems like the hops have been gradually increasing since around the 2nd of September, likely due to the SENuke submissions.
  • Adsense = $1.58


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  1. September 7th, 2009 at 10:10 | #1

    Nice to see you working. Good job! I’m working on my stuff too can’t wait to get an increase in earnings 😉

    You seem to get a lot of work done.

  2. September 7th, 2009 at 10:13 | #2

    Also I have a question. How do you go about choosing your clickbank niches? Do you just look in their marketplace and search on google kw tool to find out monthly searches and then search on google to find out about competition.

    Your targetting one kw. Domain as keyword and 3-4 articles about 300-400 words. Promoting one clickbank product.

    Is that the gist of it?

  3. Jeff
    September 7th, 2009 at 10:42 | #3


    Truly an awesome blog you’ve put together. I found it two days ago and read every single post from the beginning. It’s the bits and pieces of failures and successes here that make this so much more valuable than the ebooks and courses that try to simplify the formula so much.

    Anyway, I could be completely off-base here, but from the outside looking in, there’s an observation I’d like to make.

    It seems like you’re at your best when you’re pumping out sniper sites on a daily basis. I was amazed by how many you were able to produce back in May and June, and the effect it had on your weekly income. Every week, there was a rise.

    It looks like you’ve been experimenting with some new ways to make money (hubpages, infobarrels, adsense snipers), but it seems like you should just go back to what you did best! It works and you saw it with your own eyes, why doubt it?!

    Anyway, just my two cents. I’m sure you’ll be eventually find success at each kind of site you try, but I believe that the fastest rise to the full-time income you need would take place if you went back to your “roots” so to speak. Find another niche and do it all over again. Seems like a no-brainer to me!

    Thanks for all that you do, it’s extremely inspiring.

  4. Mikeman
    September 7th, 2009 at 13:28 | #4

    @Paul Morales

    As far as choosing CB niches, I do look through the CB marketplace..Then I also check the Google KW Research Tool, look for good keywords, and then find out how easy the keywords will be to rank for by doing a Google search for that keyword and analyzing the page 1 competition…I also check to see that the keyword.com/org/net is available.

    I make a list of all the possible keywords in the niche that I could go after then make a decision on if I’m going to have a go at it or not.

    When I make the site, I make 2 posts around 300-400 words,then 1 post around 500-900 words which is the final review.


    Hey thanks Jeff, ya, I log everything here and sometimes things have worked out for me, other times they haven’t..

    I know what you’re saying about going back to making CB snipers, the thing is, one of the reasons why I was able to boost my income up so much so fast was because I lucked in on a niche which at the time had a lot of open keywords to take and they were all easy to rank for.

    I completely mined out that niche and since then I haven’t been able to find another niche as good that I can mine out in the same way.

    I tried going after some competitive niches near the end and saw sub-par results and that’s where I lost my steam and moved onto something else, but if I could find myself some more good CB niches with a lot of keywords to go after then ya, I can see myself making a lot more money…the biggest issue is finding those niches and keywords..

    I’ll be trying the adsense snipers for now, but if for whatever reason they don’t pan out as I’d like, I’ll look back into doing CB snipers..


  5. Susan
    September 7th, 2009 at 13:30 | #5

    Is Xsite Pro difficult to learn? I have never used anything other than wordpress.

  6. Mikeman
    September 7th, 2009 at 13:36 | #6


    I’m still learning it myself Susan…it takes some time, that’s for sure..

    I still haven’t completely figured it out, you’ll have to take a day or two to play around with it…

    I was able to figure it out for the most part by playing around with it for 1 day…I still need to upload a site with it though.

  7. Jeff
    September 7th, 2009 at 14:37 | #7


    Thanks for the response. I know what you mean about the difficulties in finding a niche. I just feel like with the time you’re saving via outsourcing your work (which I entirely agree with), you could probably dig up a niche with some room to penetrate if you really devoted a full day to doing that and nothing else. Even if it took a full three days of research to find another niche like that, it still seems like it’d be worth the time spent.

    On another note, it seems like we’re using a lot of the same services. I use UAW too and find that one submission is great in landing me on the first page for a noncompetitive niche, though in my experience there are diminishing returns after one submission, so I guess it comes down to the fact that google likes to see a variety of links. As for SEnuke, I got it a few weeks ago. I’m in awe of what it does, but strangely enough, I really haven’t seen any movement in the SERPs for the sites I’ve been using it on. Seems weird to me – with the exception of that one site you mentioned, it seems like that might be the case for you too?

    As far as keyword research goes, have you ever tried out Market Samurai? I find it to be a huge time saver when looking for niches. Not only does it give me a quick (and very detailed) glimpse of the competition for a search right away, but the “rank tracker” allows you to very easily manage multiple projects and track your rank for hundreds of keywords at once. It automatically charts them on a daily basis, shows your progression (and quantity) of backlinks, and a lot more. May be worth looking into.

    I’ve tried a few Adsense sniper sites myself. I’ve ranked well in the search engines for my chosen niches and I’ve used both Bluesense and John’s template…but for some reason I can’t seem to get the CTRs that he talks about (or others who use Bluesense). Not even close. About 3% at best for me. Do you have a higher CTR on your Hubs, Infobarrels, and Adsense Snipers?

  8. Mikeman
    September 8th, 2009 at 02:44 | #8


    Ya, I’ll probably do that if I ever go back to CB Snipers..

    About the diminishing returns, if you submit an 2 articles in UAW to the same categories, you’re not likely to wind up with many new links from new domains that is the reason for the diminishing returns…

    I think SENuke is extremely powerful when used on the right keywords, the thing is finding those money keywords to use this program so that you may dominate them.

    As far as backlinking goes, I’ve seen some improvement..it may be too early to say, but I think I’ve seen more improvement using UAW. I still haven’t used profile nuke though and I’ve only been doing single level link wheeling.

    I have tried market samurai, but haven’t taken the time to get used to it…I may look into that although it’s not on the top of my list of things to do.

    As far as CTR is concerned, I can’t say obviously what I’m getting, but sometimes I get around what you’re getting and other times I get higher. A lot of it has to do with not only the theme, but the niche as well.

    If you’re targeting a niche like scooters or faucets, those people are not going to be as desperate for what they’re looking for as say someone looking to make money taking surveys or get out of debt.

    If you want a higher CTR, you need to go after better niches..and although if you target a product name as your keyword you tend to get higher CTR’s, I’ve found that that’s not always the case, so it’s a good idea to keep the desperation of the person in mind too.


  1. September 27th, 2009 at 19:10 | #1