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Day 198 – Insights Into My Income + How I Create My Adsense Snipers(Long)

November 19th, 2009

David Elsewhere

Today I didn’t get a whole lot done, had other things to attend to..I did a bit of keyword research but not too much, I got 9 keywords although again, a lot of them are brand name kw’s…

I decided to spend some time analyzing my data more thoroughly to see how my latest income boost came about(BTW, it’s holding up, today I got $57.22)…normally I’m not about checking where sites are ranking, analyzing where the traffic is coming from, what’s ranking, etc.. I’m just about spending all my time doing raw work.

But…after analyzing my Analytics for quite some time I found some interesting tidbits..

A Closer Look At My Income:

For one, I realized that yesterday when I made $62.33, the 20/80 rule certainly was in effect.  The 30 odd sites I created(Adsense Snipers #40-70) only contributed 20% to the total income for the day.  While that is still a sizable amount, there were 5 solid earners of mine that really brought in the beef that day, 2 sites doubling what they normally do and the others improving on their usual by an additional 50%.

When I looked at those 5 key sites a bit further, here is what I found:

The sites got about 80-85% of their traffic from their main keyword or variations of it.  Ex:  If my site was pianosforsale.com, I’d be getting most of my traffic from “Pianos For Sale” and also some from “For Sale Pianos” and “Pianos Sale”.

The rest of the traffic came from longtail variations of the main keyword ex: “where to get pianos for sale”  and also long tail variations of my inner page keywords that weren’t ranking..so if I had an inner page called “small piano stool”, even though I’m not ranking for that, I’m getting some traffic for “small piano stool online” or “get small piano stool”.

So while the inner pages are not ranking, they are still bringing in a few visitors here and there.

Now I also noticed that I do have 1 site which I had run SENuke on all the inner pages and also run UAW on the main page that has some inner pages ranking.  This site used to be an occasional high earner, but now it is popping up more and more.  It doesn’t get much traffic, but here is the ranking breakdown:

main kw: #4
plural of main kw: #11
inner page#1: #98
inner page#2: #11
inner page#3: #7

Also, for the inner pages that are ranked at #7 and #11, there is an indented ranking of the main page as well, so I’ve got double rankings going on.  Again, this site doesn’t get much traffic (analytics shows about 10 visits/day).

Now another thing I noticed was that the biggest of my top 5 sites has recently started ranking for a new keyword…thing is it’s not an inner page, but just a variation on the domain name, ex: If the domain is PianosForSale.com, I’m now all of a sudden ranking for “For Sale Pianos”…

All this stuff though is completely out of my control, it seems to me like the main ingredient for these top sites improving was time as I didn’t really do anything to them lately.

Now when you create your websites, you can never tell which of them is going to wind up becoming one of these big money sites…even if you spend a ton of time backlinking your sites with Ezines/UAW/SENuke, it may all be wasted due to the keyword(s) being unresponsive to backlinking…the best way to find these winners is to just cast out a bigger net and that’s done by building more websites.

Not only have these 30 websites contributed to my overall income by about 20%, but there are a few sites in there that are at times big earners, that if I do a bit of backlinking to and stabilize a bit more will help to boost my income further.

I think the best strategy will be to build out all these sites(throw out a big net), then find the sites that show promise and do some “targeted backlinking”…pick out the promising sites, the sites that look like they would benefit the most from your backlinking efforts and focus the majority of your time working on those…that’s what I intend to do as building backlinks for all 70+ sites would not be the best use of my time.

Now I said I’d also go over my whole process of writing and pumping out my sniper sites, so if you’re looking to streamline that process, here’s a look at what I do….

My Adsense Sniper Building Process:

I first make sure I have my main keyword and inner page keywords selected beforehand so I can focus completely on content creation rather than scrambling to find what keywords to use as inner pages..

I then head over to Amazon and do a search on the product keyword and look for products which have been given a decent star review.  Basically what I’m going to do is very much like article marketing…I’m going to give a generic intro, 2-3 points and a generic conclusion, however the 2-3 points are going to be 2-3 reviews of products.

So if the niche I’ve picked out is Pianos and my main keyword is “Pianos For Sale”, I may start out with something like this:

“In the last few hundred years, the piano has been one of the most popular musical instruments, from the amazing works of Beethoven to Mozart and Bach, many greats have graced us with their talent using this powerful instrument.  Now if you’re like me, as much as you would love to get a top end unit, it’s more appropriate to be looking for pianos for sale.  You can find many pianos for sale if you look hard enough on the Internet though.

After searching long and hard myself I found some of them, if you’re out on the market looking for some pianos for sale, here are a few that are pretty cheap: ”

BTW that whole paragraph I totally BS’d…I don’t know anything about pianos, I just spoke off the top of my head and stuck the keyword in there 2-3 times.  I’ll then list off 2-3 pianos that I find, preferably ones that have been rated well and list off their features and also go into what some reviewers had to say about the item.

After doing that for 2-3 products, I’ll write a generic closing:

“So in searching for pianos for sale, those are just a few of the models you’ll want to consider.  The best place to find them cheap would be online, however you might be able to find them at a local music store near you.  If you want to browse through more pianos for sale blah blah blah”

That’s it…stick the kw in the intro 2-3 times, then stick it in again near the conclusion and you’re done.

Now if you can’t find reviews at Amazon for the product you’re doing, you should also do a search for it on Walmart.com, Target.com,Buy.com,Overstock.com,Sears.com, Google Product Search, or any other online retail store you come across in your search results for the item in question.

Often times when you search for a product, you will see in the Google results an icon + 3 listings of the item at different stores for different prices…sometimes it’s Walmart and Target listed there, other times it could be some other site, a site that has reviews and/or product info you can use for the 2-3 points in your article (your product reviews).

Sometimes when I’m writing for the inner pages, I re-use some of the product reviews I wrote for previous pages and that helps me speed through things if I’m having trouble finding other good products to use…Now when I say I re-use them, I don’t mean I go back and look at what I wrote and re-write that..I just go back to the product I used before and look over the information and write on it again.

And if you can’t find any products that have been reviewed, just find a product that looks good to you and start talking about it by listing off it’s stats and describing what the product looks like based on the picture… ex: “This chair is beautifully crafted, it is a deep, dark cherry color and it is elegantly designed.  This would help add an air of distinction to any living room it’s placed in” etc…  Because ppl can’t see the product but only read your text, painting a picture with words of the product is another great way to flesh out your article.

As far as the length of these, I like to have my main article be a minimum of 450 words.  If I’m having particular trouble writing for an inner keyword though, I at times make 400 a minimum, but this doesn’t happen often.

If you follow this process and you move from 1 article to the next rapid fire and don’t allow yourself to stop and get distracted, you can whip through these in 2 hours time.

Then after that, what I do is:

1.  Put up 3 pages of the site immediately and use Pingoat.com on each of them.
2.  Run an automated bookmarking program(right now I’m using SENuke, I used to use Bookmarking Demon)
3.  Run several automated RSS feed submission programs (RSS Bot, RSS Submit, SENuke’s RSS Submitter)
4.  Digg the site

After you do that, forget about the site and move onto the next..don’t worry yourself about when it’s going to get indexed and where it’s ranking…you’ll figure out if it’s done anything noteworthy if you see it pop up in your adsense channels as having earned something, until that happens, DON’T WASTE YOUR TIME CHECKING BACK THERE!  You gotta plow through with your plan, be it 1 site a day, 2 sites a day or what have you..

Earnings For Today:

  • CB = $25.48
  • Hops = 113 (new analytics)
  • Adsense = $57.22


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  1. shelly
    November 19th, 2009 at 10:05 | #1

    Thanks for this post! I can now see how you put up so many sites so fast. I’m going to give your technique a try today. ;D

  2. nick
    November 19th, 2009 at 10:49 | #2

    nice advice for how u make a big amount of sites, i definitely agree with u that everything has to be planned beforehand and content of the site is the last to be popped in.

    I used to do in other orders and waste quite a lot of time, opening MNF here and there just to check for newer better keywords~

    Btw : the previous comment i had about amazon was, amazon affiliate programs, basically it is similar to ebays, except you put amazon ads on ur site and u earn if people purchase thru ur link

  3. Lisa
    November 19th, 2009 at 10:58 | #3

    Yes, thanks for that! This confirms that I’m on the right track. One thing I keep getting hung up on is picking keywords. I like researching so I find a lot of potentials but they are mostly in the $1-2 range. I keep thinking about how I need higher adsense keywords to make any money. But I probably need to stop thinking so much and just build!

  4. John
    November 19th, 2009 at 11:49 | #4

    hey mike, what is your view and take on buying brand named domains?

  5. Linda
    November 19th, 2009 at 14:00 | #5

    Mike, thanks for writing such a detailed description. That’s really helpful – especially how you approach writing articles. That is going to make things a lot faster for me. One question, though. I was surprised when I read how you promote the sites. I was thinking that you do ezine article submissions and UAW. Do you only do those with some sites, or do you do them later? Also, how long do you wait before putting the last 2 articles on your site?

  6. November 19th, 2009 at 14:47 | #6

    Thanks Mike.

    You keep us going… for that I am eternally grateful.

    Otherwise we would be here just staring out the window wondering what to do next… or checking back every 2 secs to see if we are indexed.



  7. Deb
    November 19th, 2009 at 16:11 | #7


    This is one of the best posts on your blog. When you wrote, “it may all be wasted due to the keyword(s) being unresponsive to backlinking” what causes this? Do you think there are certain keyword phrases that small sites can never get on page 1 for because of some way google will filter things? Or is it that the competition is too stiff.

    Also I know you mentioned this somewhere but I forgot what you use to check your website rankings. Is it marketing samurai?


  8. Mikeman
    November 19th, 2009 at 16:26 | #8


    Nice, hope it helps :>


    Ya, you can give yourself a headache if you don’t have things planned out..

    Ya, I see what you mean about the Amazon…I haven’t put any Amazon ads in, didn’t want anything to distract from adsense..


    You know, at this point, take what you can get(although my lower limit is usually a minimum of $0.44 in Spyfu)…a lot of good keywords that are 2.9k+ exact/month are getting snatched up all over the place…it’s getting harder to find keywords to use as your main domain(If you’re doing it the way I am and only going for exact match domains which rank easier/faster). Even sites that have a CPC of $1.40 or $1.50 can turn out to be big earners…that’s what recently happened to me.

    Spyfu shows it as $0.45-$1.25 , it’s 3.6k exact and it is one of my new top earners out of snipers #40-70(It gets a good amount of traffic, but it’s not settled in as a consistent earner just yet, it will with a bit more time)


    Hey John, about brand names, I prefer not developing them, but if I can’t find anything else and I’m on a schedule to get 2 sites a day out, I will develop it…


    Nice Linda, glad it helps.

    As far as promotion, I have only heavily promoted about 24 of my sites…the rest I haven’t gotten around to promoting other than Bookmarking/RSS/Digg.

    At some point like I mentioned earlier, I will go back and do “targeted backlinking” though. I will pick out sites to spend my time further backlinking.

    I do however plan to run at least UAW on the base domain of most of the sites as when I outsource that it doesn’t take too much time.

    About the next 2 articles, those are queued to post the next day and the day after that.


    Haha, no problem Bill, glad it’s all been helpful..

  9. Mikeman
    November 19th, 2009 at 16:35 | #9


    Thanks Deb, ya, I had a bit more time on my hands today, normally I don’t have the time to write up posts like this :>

    About sites being unresponsive to backlinking..in some cases yes, it is because the competition was a bit tougher than anticipated..but other times that’s not the case.

    I don’t bother trying to figure it out though, if a site is not responding to my backlinking efforts I’ll just stop backlinking it and focus on other sites where my backlinking efforts pay off.

    And right now I’m using Magic Rank Tracker to see where all my sites are ranking for their keywords, something I’ve come to find essential in figuring out the effectiveness of my backlinking efforts..it’s a pretty cheap solution, however I’ve heard Market Samurai has it as well and it is better.

    One thing about MRT is you can’t easily scroll through the sites you entered in and apparently Market Samurai doesn’t have this problem.

  10. Lisa
    November 19th, 2009 at 16:40 | #10

    Yep, I’m doing exact match domains. I try to not go below .65 on spyfu but will in certain cases. I’m finding some pretty decent keywords in the 2400-5400 and 1.00-2.00 CPC range. So that’s VERY encouraging about your latest good earner. Okay, I’m going to snatch some more before they’re gone lol! 🙂

  11. Jeff
    November 19th, 2009 at 17:42 | #11

    Very generous of you to help everyone out, Mike. Haven’t posted in a while but that’s because I’ve been plugging away, working my own plan. Seems as if I’m always about $10 behind you, which I like – it’s given me a good expectation as to where I’ll be in a week or two. I think that we’re both bound to hit $100 by the end of the year if we keep up the pace. Friendly race? Haha.

    The one thing that I’m starting to see, like you, is that time is a great friend when it comes to the rankings for these sites. I’ve also had a few that have randomly risen during the last few weeks, even though I haven’t touched them in weeks. I think this will be one of those silent catalysts that lifts our earnings up some more as we build new sites. I also think it’s how John was able to make his claim about so many top ranked sites pulling in as much money as they do. After 6+ months of doing these, we’ll be in the same boat when it comes to rankings.

    Keep on going…the big rewards are right around the corner.

  12. Mikeman
    November 19th, 2009 at 18:49 | #12


    lucky you, ya, snatch them up :>


    Hey Jeff, haha, sure, competition is good, I used to be a hardcore online competitive gamer playing ladder matches, getting to top 10 in the world in Starcraft and a couple other games..

    These days though I’m not really fueled by competition/ego as much as I am just reaching a full-time income to get out of my current circumstances.

    I do think we’ll see some even better results with the passage of time, for sure…

    I’ve got to say though, I just noticed about an hour ago that my #1 site has been knocked off the map due to a new site popping up(not even to take it’s place ..It popped up #7 too, but somehow that upset the balance..It may return in a few days, but it looks like once again I’m going to have to switch gears and do some backlinking to better secure some of my sites.

  13. November 19th, 2009 at 19:48 | #13



    I did a lot… (15-20) articles for a site and the site is down around 60, but the articles are on page one and on Google there are two on page one and one one page two.

    Am I doing something right or very wrong? I still never see my site except it is on page one with yahoo.



  14. November 19th, 2009 at 20:40 | #14

    Thanks for taking the time to write up that post. I spend way too much time worrying about rankings and getting indexed 😀

  15. Mikeman
    November 20th, 2009 at 00:14 | #15


    Correct me if I’m wrong, but it sounds like you’re writing your articles on the same keyword as your site which is something you shouldn’t do, you don’t want to compete against your own Ezine Articles…

    It’s hard to say whats going on without more info…

    -Is your site a completely keyword targeted domain?
    -What’s the competition in quotes?
    -What was the SOC in MNF?
    -What is the PR of the sites on page #1 and how many backlinks do the sites that have PR N/A, 0 and 1 have?
    -How long has it been since you put up the site?

    Did you bookmark your site via an automated submission tool? RSS feed submit? Digg? If you did all of that and it’s been over 1.5 weeks, chances are you picked a bad kw.

    Like I said above though in my post, best thing is not to worry about the sites that don’t go your way but to learn and just move on, it’s part of the game.


    NP Sara

  16. November 20th, 2009 at 03:26 | #16

    Hey Mike

    Definitely your most valuable post to date – really useful thanks so much.

    What’s the chance of a future post like this, but for picking keywords?? Like a step by step with a few tips, that would be awesome!

    Good luck with the $100/day by the end of the year, I’m sure you’ll smash though it!

  17. November 20th, 2009 at 03:29 | #17

    Sorry I forgot I had another question…

    You say that you first put up just 3 pages, then ping/digg etc.

    So does that mean you just put up a homepage, and 2 sub-pages before you do yur submissions? And then go back and add a couple more sub-pages and your about/privacy/contact etc. maybe a week later?

    Or have I read that wrong and you put up the full 5 pages plus the privacy/contact etc. right away?

  18. Mikeman
    November 20th, 2009 at 04:11 | #18


    Hey Billy thanks…the thing about selecting your keywords is that is something which should never be broken down to mechanical steps (If X variables about a kw are true, then I should build a site)…

    Steps like this only serve to confuse people when the steps are followed and things don’t go according to plan. The primary component should always be intuition.

    You need to learn to think for yourself and develop this, and that is something that can’t be taught, it can only be fostered through continuous practice.

    If you ever get stuck following rules, you’re going to be doing things mindlessly and you’ll never develop that intuition which is really the key of it all.

    So that’s why I would not want to make a post on keyword selection, as apart from a few basic guidelines, the best way to get better at that is through non-stop practice.

    I can expound on that a bit more in another post sometime but it will definitely not boil down to a formula.

    And when I said I put up 3 pages, I mean 3 content pages, the page of content on the main keyword and the content for 2 inner page keywords.

    2 more inner pages will then be queued up after that.. and as for the privacy/contact us/about us, that’s posted immediately, I don’t count those as pages, that’s just assumed as an integral part of every site that needs to go up ASAP.

  19. November 20th, 2009 at 04:27 | #19

    Thanks for clearing that up Mike, makes sense…

    I put up a couple of sites last week and I’m getting traffic and a little income on one of them, I put another up yesterday and have another going up today. So I guess I’ll go with my instinct and register a few more domains and take it from there…

    Just wondering, is the reason you put up 3 content pages, then the others later on so you can get the site up faster, or does it make a difference to ranking?

  20. Mikeman
    November 20th, 2009 at 04:33 | #20


    The reason I put up 3 content pages first is so that I can ping each one of those and cause enough of a ‘ping stir’ to get Google to notice and index the site faster…

    The posting of the other 2 pages the following 2 days is so that Google doesn’t see a site pop up and then never get updated ever again, instead it will see that it’s at least had 2 more postings after the fact.

  21. November 20th, 2009 at 06:17 | #21

    Awesome, thanks for clarifying that Mike, makes perfect sense!

  22. Linda
    November 20th, 2009 at 08:35 | #22

    Hey Mike

    thanks for the great info. In the 5 pages you write for each site, do you weave amazon text links to the products you discuss in the pages? Thanks

  23. November 20th, 2009 at 12:44 | #23

    Thanks Mike for the input.

    You are right, I didn’t do all of those things. But I will try to get them done and see what goes on.

    I’m beginning to understand a little more about the ezine articles.

    We are to write about the same subject to give the site credibility with google, but not use the same keyword because then we compete with ourselves. What we are trying to do is create backlinks for our site and not try to get the article itself placed on the first page. Am I getting closer to the right idea?



  24. Mikeman
    November 20th, 2009 at 14:16 | #24


    NP Linda,…I don’t put any Amazon links in there..


    Ya Bill, the Bookmarking/RSS feed submission/Digg are essential, they can’t be skipped…you NEED to do them if you want to get your site indexed without any troubles. If you do all of that, you can essentially forget the site once it’s done because you know everything you needed to do to get it rolling in the right direction has been done.

    You don’t even have to write on the same subject with the Ezines…I didn’t when I did all my Ezine backlinks, that’s how I was able to get so many done so fast.

    lately I’ve heard Ebay’s gotten more strict so I did a test to see if you can still link to sites in the resource box unrelated to the topic of the article.

    But ya, you don’t care if the article ranks on page 1 for it’s keyword, it’s only there for the backlink.

  25. January 13th, 2010 at 02:42 | #25


    Just wondering if you could clarify, I’m trying to follow your thought here. Can you explain what you mean by this quote:

    Bookmarking/RSS feed submission/Digg are essential, they can’t be skipped…you NEED to do them if you want to get your site indexed without any troubles.

    What? Bookmarking, I get: social bookmarking, correct? But then you mention Digg…when you bookmark, how do you go about it? Do you have several accounts? The RSS feed submission and the automatic RSS Feed you mentioned earlier…not familiar with what you mean. Do you mean to say you have a widget that automatically posts content to your site?

    If you point me to a thread where you define all this, that would be good enough for me. Thanks a bazillion, I have 3 sites up and I got distracted from Clickbank and CommissionJunction. I think I ruined my XFactor sites, but they pull in about a dollar a day each (wow I’m on a roll…).

    I find it superbly interesting that you DON’T do the UAW/Ezine article marketing that the XFactor program insists on, but have found another way that works. Dude. Right on.

    BTW, Ruth “Web Career Girl” pointed me here. Thanks for the 411.

  26. Mikeman
    January 13th, 2010 at 05:44 | #26

    @James H

    Hey James, ya..Social bookmarking..

    For Digg, you sign up for an account at Digg.com and then you submit a new Digg while logged in. I only have 1 account for Digg. For bookmarking to all the other sites though I use Bookmarking Demon and I have many accounts open at around 100 diff bookmarking sites through that program.

    For RSS submission, once you create a website, you also create a RSS feed (yourwebsite.com/yourfeed.rss or yourwebsite.com/feed) I take that and I submit it via automated submission programs, these programs submit the feed to 20-100 odd sites depending on the program. I use RSS Submit and RSS Bot.

    If you look back in my history, you’ll see that there was a time I followed his backlinking by submitting mass amounts of articles to Ezine Articles…it did seem to work, a bit, but it was laborious work.

    There are many ways to backlink up your sites and get them to the first page, and I’d rather find automated ways of getting it done these days, hence me using UAW and Backlink Solutions. Don’t know if that was a typo on your part but Xfactor doesn’t suggest UAW. He mainly does manual article directory submission to Ezine and a lesser extent to 2 other article directories.

  27. January 13th, 2010 at 08:36 | #27


    Thanks again, hate being “that guy” on your site, the one in the back of the class raising his hand while the rest of the Calculus students are busy building sky scrapers in their mind…

    One last question on this thread, for now: do you create an RSS feed via some widget…or is this a manual coding issue? What’s the easiest way to create an RSS feed, using the SuperOptimized WP template, if you don’t mind wasting your time with a Newbie?

    Thanks again for your input.

  28. January 13th, 2010 at 08:38 | #28

    And though I LOVE to write, so I don’t mind Ezine that much, it IS labor-intensive! I use the same 3 article directories: Ezine, ArticlesBase and GoArticles, nothing more. All manual…s l o w going, though I can churn out about 6k words a night on a part time basis, of quality articles – it also means I can’t do any freelancing which brings in the quick cash.


  29. January 13th, 2010 at 08:40 | #29

    Btw, how much does the RSS automated services cost?

  30. Mikeman
    January 13th, 2010 at 18:58 | #30

    @James H

    Haha..well, for my XFactor sites which are created within XSite Pro 2, I create my RSS feeds within XSite Pro…with WordPress, the RSS feeds are just auto created when you install WordPress.

    I’m assuming you’re using WordPress, so if you go to “http://yoursite.com/feed” your feed should be right there..you just copy that url and paste it into an automated RSS feed submitter and click submit..

    I didn’t mind writing either, that’s why I did all the Ezines I did :> But after submitting some 300+ articles, I did reach a point where I figured there had to be a better way..

    The cheapest RSS program you can get right now would probably be RSS Bot, at one time it was $7, I don’t know what it is now though.. RSS Submit is a bit more expensive, but I like to use a combination of RSS submitters to really get my feeds out to a lot of places.

  31. January 13th, 2010 at 22:28 | #31

    …if you’ll kindly oblige, I may be able to get some sleep tonight instead of chewing my nails in anticipation, but I’m wondering:

    Why did you decide to go with XSite Pro 2 vs. WordPress? I realize that’s a green a question as you can get, but my wife is SICK of my XFactor/AdSense dialogue, and she doesn’t know web design anyway. I’ll quit buggin’, promise, I’ll do more reading, but do tell: why XSite vs. the template as-is?

    One follow up to that: do you get a better CTR on your design vs. the original?

    Thanks. And I’ll give you some time to answer…at least 5 minutes to gather your thoughts…

    (in corner, biting nails)

  32. Mikeman
    January 14th, 2010 at 05:15 | #32

    @James H

    Haha, hey man..I went with XSite Pro 2 because:

    1. Xfactor used it and I was modeling his process.
    2. Html sites take up significantly less space and use significantly less bandwidth than WordPress sites. If you’re building a blog empire (hundreds even thousands of blogs) this is important.
    3. You can easily manage all your sites via XSite Pro

    Not sure what you mean “Xsite vs template as is”..

    My design is identical to XFactor’s black/green design..not all of CTR is determined by just the layout of the page though, it also depends on the niche and the # of advertisers in the niche which affects the # of relevant ads showing.

  33. January 14th, 2010 at 23:47 | #33

    Does this mean you had to manually code everything to get the template? I guess I’m worried about going off-reservation, so to speak, as I’m so new at this. I’m a quick study, but going with WP vs. a learning curve…hmm…tempting, just not sure about it. I do like the central management capability, though.

    It sort of sounds like CPanel…

    You know, I was wondering about the Digg This suggestion you made about your XFactor sites: do you literally Digg every XFactor site on your one account? Isn’t that conspicuous?

  34. Mikeman
    January 15th, 2010 at 00:45 | #34

    @James H

    Well, I had to create the template once, now I just reuse it over and over…

    There was about a 3 day learning curve for me to figure out XSite Pro, but it was worth it.

    About Digg, I once digg’d on seperate accounts then got a bunch of them removed, now I just bookmark on the 1 account and because I’m not going Digg crazy, and trying to digg inner pages and all and because I only digg about 2 sites/day at most, I guess I fly under the radar.

    I haven’t had problems with Digg and if for some reason I lost that account, I’d just create another and keep doing the same thing because it helps out a lot with initial indexing/ranking.

  35. Evita
    January 15th, 2010 at 10:26 | #35

    James H :
    Does this mean you had to manually code everything to get the template? I guess I’m worried about going off-reservation, so to speak, as I’m so new at this. I’m a quick study, but going with WP vs. a learning curve…hmm…tempting, just not sure about it. I do like the central management capability, though.

    The learning curve using Xsite Pro is no more than learning to use WP, in my opinion.
    While I’m probably only a fraction of the capabilities of XSP, what we are doing is pretty basic stuff…

    For instance setting up an RSS feed with XSP takes less than 30 seconds.


  36. Frank
    January 24th, 2010 at 04:19 | #36

    Mike, you said you’d put up 3 pages of content to begin with and see how the site goes.
    When will you submit the rest of your content and will you do any more promotion at that point?

  37. Mikeman
    January 24th, 2010 at 04:47 | #37


    Hey Frank, I submit the other 2 pages the following 2 days..I schedule them out.

    After that, like I mentioned before, every site gets at least a run of UAW(and now I’m giving them each at least 1 Ezine backlink)..then I assess what the winning sites are down the road and further backlink those. That further backlinking can be from many different sources..I’ve used angela backlink type packets before, backlink solutions, and now recently I’m trying even more UAW runs over the first..

  38. Gary
    February 23rd, 2010 at 19:43 | #38

    Hi Mike
    thank you for your time and thoughts. I want to make sure I understand your uaw and ezine process.

    For uaw-per your faq, all you do is find a article over at ezine related to your niche and then use human rewriter to give you 3 “new” copies which you place in uaw. Does it really matter if the article is relevant to your niche? Since we are just interested in the backlink, what is the downside to using plr that has been spun?

    For your ezine article submission, you mentioned that you do not want the article related to your niche so you will not compete against your site. So then do you just write the article about any subject?

    Do you place your pages in the header and the sidebar of your theme?

  39. Mikeman
    February 24th, 2010 at 13:37 | #39


    I find an Ezine that is related to at least one of the sites I’ll be linking to in the resource box, the article must be on topic with at least 1 of the links..

    That is only to comply with the UAW submission guidelines, but yes, we really only care about the backlink.

    I have never tried spinning PLR material, but you want to make sure that the content you’re submitting is sufficiently unique so that you get the most backlinks out of each run..when I submit to Human Rewriter, what I get back is around 60% unique.

    I never mentioned the article shouldn’t be related to the niche…the article should not be for the same keyword that your domain is targeting however…

    And I put the various pages in the header, yes..but not in the sidebar…the sidebar only has a link to the main page, the domain keyword.

  40. May 18th, 2010 at 11:41 | #40

    Hi. Just found your forum. I have tons to read! Thanks for this site.

    Do you rock out adsense and click bank on all of your sites? thats it?
    I have some keywords/domains that are super strong, just been debating on what to do with them.

  41. Mikeman
    May 18th, 2010 at 22:32 | #41


    Hey man, welcome..

    You can find the answers in the read me, I just updated it too..

  42. May 18th, 2010 at 23:55 | #42

    yeah, i spent no less than 6 hours reading over your blog today.
    i have been reading bhw for about 4 months.
    just want to make sure i know what im doing before i jump!
    i will be back tomorrow, lol

  43. Mikeman
    May 19th, 2010 at 18:26 | #43


    Sounds pretty epic!

  44. JasonV
    March 29th, 2011 at 16:22 | #44

    Hey Mike,

    I was wondering…

    I’ve noticed that you have CB sniper sites and adsense income.

    I was thinking about mooshing the two together as in having a site ranking well for adsense within the top right portion of my content then having a CB product on the top right column.

    Do you build your sites this way?

    Or do you build them separately.

    EX: a CB sniper site only has a CB Product (no Adsense)

    & a site ranking high for adsense only has adsense?

  45. Mikeman
    April 3rd, 2011 at 15:48 | #45


    I build my sites separately, I wouldn’t combine the two…

    Besides, a lot of my CB sites would be horrible for adsense, and vice versa.

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