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Day 231 – 7 UAW Submissions + 31 New Keywords Found

December 22nd, 2009

Well, I just got all my UAW submissions done for adsense snipers #74-100 so it will be interesting to see what happens with my sites with all these new backlinks coming in, things usually improve after a batch of UAW submissions…

I also went and did some keyword research and lucked in on a boatload of keywords!  Sometimes you do research for hours and you only find 1 or 2, other times you luck in on a niche that has a boatload of openings, and that’s what happened today.  1 of the niches I found 7 openings in, albeit they are all brand name keywords…in another other niche I found a whopping *20* openings…and whats more, they are for keywords that are 3k-9k exact searches.  The CPC isn’t as high though at $1.10-1.50 I’d say on avg but that has never stopped my other sites from pulling in some nice coin.

Now while I have 1 outsourcer who is working diligently for me, it seems like my other has just gone rogue or something…she was supposed to start working on Monday but I haven’t received anything from her.  It’s odd because she was eager to start, and submitted the first trial articles to me on time, but now she hasn’t sent in any articles for Monday nor left me a message.  It’s all part of dealing with outsourcers, the whole issue with them meeting the deadlines you set…If I can’t rely on her I’m going to have to look for more people as she was to write 50 of my articles each week.

Oh ya, I also noticed my #1 adsense site came back late in the day…whenever it disappears it seems to come back a week later.  And this time it’s back at #1(although the difference in income it generates from #1 vs a few spots lower is negligible I’ve found).

Earnings For Today:

  • CB = $26.38 – 1 sale for site #1
  • Hops = 177
  • Adsense = $53.16

-Mike

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  1. December 22nd, 2009 at 10:46 | #1

    When I have hired cheap writers that has always been my problem – they usually disappear on me. At least you found those good keywords all ready, good luck finding more writers if you need to.

  2. Mikeman
    December 22nd, 2009 at 14:24 | #2

    @Ruth – Web Career Girl

    Well, she just got back to me, apologized, and said she’ll have the entire package done for me tomorrow morning.

    That’s crazy, 50 keywords in 2-3 days when I was looking at it being done in 1 week..

    BTW, everyone I had hired was thankful for the work, because I’m not giving them 1 small project, but continual work. Additionally, I offer weekly bonuses for work being done on time and being done in the same quality as what they did during the trial(usually they try and impress you there), that makes a difference.

  3. Heimir
    December 22nd, 2009 at 19:23 | #3

    Is UAW working well with this style of sites?
    Do you see a noticeable increase in the SERPs?

  4. Stacey
    December 22nd, 2009 at 20:51 | #4

    Hey Mike, I thought I would share an experience that may be of interest to you and your readers. I’ve been using brand names here and there for my xfactor sites, and to date it hasn’t been a problem. This morning though, I had a nasty surprise in my email box. An email communication had been forwarded to me (because of the private registration), and a threatening legal document was attached. Basically, the law firm wants: (1) me to sign a document to admit what I did and that I am willing to work with them (2) me to fax AND certify mail the document to them (3) me to NOT cancel the registration until such a time as when they’re ready for me to transfer it to them, (4) to respond in five regular days (not business days), and this is my favorite (5) to “certify under oath to MotherF***** Corporation when all business materials, signage… blah blah… have been destroyed… blah blah”

    Certify under oath to a corporation? And exactly how am I supposed to do that? Whip out a bible, place my right hand on it, keep a straight face and recite some BS oath of allegiance?

    Also, they state in the letter that I cannot just cancel the registration to satisfy them. So basically, what they’re saying is because I registered a variation of their client company name, I now am obligated to do all the aforementioned steps above.

    The irony is that although I registered the dot net and dot org names that pissed them off, I considered them not viable a long time ago. They never received any content, and were never live at any point in time.

    I think we should just be able to “surrender” the domain name and that’s that. No signing guilt documents, no holding the registration for them, no faxing and certified mail obligation and definitely no oath of allegiance.

    If any of your readers are in the law business, maybe they can chime in because I really want to know what I am obligated to do under the law. Certainly I did not cause them any harm as no content ever went live. I would like to just cancel the registration (not sure how to do that), and be done with it. I don’t think the big boys have any right to obligate me to do anything other than surrender what is (arguably) theirs: the domain name. Since I found it in the public pool, I should be able to just cancel it and return it there. I think that’s good enough.

    Any thoughts, anyone?

  5. Steve
    December 22nd, 2009 at 23:09 | #5

    Stacey, google ANTI-CYBERSQUATTING CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT – You may find out that you haven’t broken any laws & this company is just trying to bully you, especially since you haven’t tried to sell the domains for a “ransom” to them, nor profited in dollars or traffic. Good luck!

    Mike: Just found your site recently & went through every post – very impressive. Your work ethic is incredible & surely will enable you to meet your goals. Thank you for sharing all the great tips plus your trials & tribulations to all your readers.

  6. Mikeman
    December 23rd, 2009 at 00:29 | #6

    @Heimir

    Hey, ya, UAW definitely helps…every run gives me 25-30 backlinks and I have seen my site move up in rankings although usually it’s just for the singular and plural of the main keyword rather than going up in ranking for any of the inner pages.

    @Stacey

    Stacey, ya that sucks, I know the feeling… You know, I’ve had the same experience. I alluded to the fact that I did earlier on my blog.

    I got the same spiel, minus the oath thing and faxing part.. They also asked me to respond within 5 days..What I did was I sent a response saying I was willing to cooperate with them and transfer it over to them upon providing me with the appropriate information to do so…I didn’t get an answer to that e-mail.

    About 2 or 3 more days went by and having not heard back from them, I just decided to point the name servers away so that the site wouldn’t load… I haven’t heard from them since.

    @Steve

    Hey thanks Steve, hopefully it happens soon or I will have to go back to working this part time!

  7. December 23rd, 2009 at 02:38 | #7

    @Mike, you will most likely find that the people you hire come up with excuses like:

    – They were in the hospital
    – Someone they know was in the hospital
    – They pet had an accident
    – There was a family tragedy

    or some similar stories.

    At first I believed them but know I fire them instantly unless they have been working for me for some time. When running a serious business you can’t spend time on dealing with people that lie to you (and YES they are lying in 99% of the case).

    /Mikael

  8. December 23rd, 2009 at 02:43 | #8

    @Stacey, that has happened to me as well. I will normally avoid brand names and trademarks in my domains for that very reason. However when monetizing with Adsense you will find that mentioning trademarks and brand names will cause this kind of reaction. It is the name of the game and once you have tried it a couple of times you won’t be as “scared”. Work with them like Mike suggest and often nothing will come from it. Worst case is that you will have to delete the post(s) (unless of cause it is the entire domain that is the problem).

    /Mikael

  9. Mikeman
    December 23rd, 2009 at 03:25 | #9

    @Mikael Rieck

    Ya Mikael, I’m sure the excuses are total BS…all part of the game I guess..

    I’ve at least got 1 person working for me that’s delivering good work on time and consistently though if I find I have to I’ll search for more people in the same way in which I found this girl…

  10. Heimir
    December 23rd, 2009 at 06:17 | #10

    Thanks Mike, I’m working on a similar plan as you. I just need a tool or software to help out with backlinks, ’cause we both know that it takes a lot of time to manually submit them all.

  11. Kevin
    December 23rd, 2009 at 08:50 | #11

    Mike when you say every run of UAW gives you 25-30 backlinks. Is it because you are doing the articles somewhat niche specific?

    I thought that you would get hundreds of backlinks especially using more general categories. Is UAW giving problems for articles that are not related to the sites that you are backlinking?

  12. Lisa
    December 23rd, 2009 at 11:39 | #12

    @Kevin, I just had a problem submitting articles where the resource boxes didn’t match the article. They told me they had to relate.

    Also, I have two writers writing content now. I knew before that I needed to outsource and I have in the past but now it’s like the light bulb went off for me. This is something I’m going to really focus on this next year. If you want to build a business that allows you TIME and MONEY then I only see outsourcing as a must have! This is exciting.

  13. Mikeman
    December 23rd, 2009 at 16:10 | #13

    @Heimir

    I see, np…

    @Kevin

    Ya, you do get hundreds, but Yahoo backlinks will only show you a fraction of the true number of backlinks that you have…so despite the article going off to 700-1000 sites, only about 25-30 register in Yahoo backlinks.

    As far as submitting articles with backlinks that have sites unrelated to the article…I always make sure at least 1 of the backlinks is related to the article and i have no problems..

    @Lisa

    Nice Lisa, that is a huge step!

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