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