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Day 267 – ASniper #146 + Scrapebox + New Adsense Milestone

January 27th, 2010

HAhaha! Nice dance moves..

Well, I recently allocated one of my writers to handle writing content for my new sites and as such, I was able to get up another adsense sniper today…Also, I had one of my other writers who was writing content for my existing sites deliver 6 articles to me, not the 7/day I asked for, but anyways, I went ahead and put that up to their prospective sites.

I’m currently looking for some new resources at this point still, I picked out 1 person to do a 5 article trial, will be talking to them soon and I’m going to continue searching for more people…

I did hear back from my outsourcer who lost their power, she’s apparently going to get someone to fix her computer tomorrow, so we’ll see what happens there..

Now I’ve recently noticed that my CB sales have been way down in the gutter…I’m guessing it’s due to everyone and their dog jumping into my niche..  I checked my CB income and realized that in the last 14 days I’ve only made $261! unaccceptable!  This has prompted me to go ahead and buy some exculsive proxies to use with Scrapebox.  I’ll be getting the proxies within 24 hours and once I do, I’m planning on using them on some of my Clickbank Snipers.

Now one other thing that I did while I was over at Blackhat World reading up on Scrapebox was put a few sites in my competitive ad filter.  There are certain sites that can get you smart priced and there was a whole list of them in this one thread:

hxxp://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/adsense/48008-google-adsense-smart-pricing.html (replace xx’s with tt’s)

Anyway, I copied that listing and pasted it into my ad filter..this supposedly also raises your eCPC.  We’ll see if anything noticable happens…

As far as my adsense income is concerned, I hit a new milestone today!  I actually hit one a few days ago but neglected to mention it since it was not much over the previous milestone, but here’s a look at how things have progressed in the last month:

Earnings For Today:

  • CB = $0
  • Hops = 174
  • Adsense = $119.09
  • UAW Sale = $26.80 (Thanks :>)
  • Total = $145.89


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  1. Susan
    January 27th, 2010 at 04:32 | #1


    Hey I have become addicted to your site; it seems that this is one of the first things that I do after finding out what I made the previous day. Great to hear that your adsense income went up again; although it is not surprising. I expect that you will continue to see it go up drastically soon especially since you have gotten some people working for you.

    Your blog has motivated me to pick up my progress. I am going to try to do 2 sites everyday; although that is a lot for me; I will see how that goes. Yesterday I was able to finish my 47th and 48th. As you can see I am not as quick as you are.

    Let me know how your Scrapebox run goes. Here’s to your income going higher and higher after all you deserve it.

  2. Heimir
    January 27th, 2010 at 07:54 | #2

    Mike, do you realize you’ve doubled your income in 1 month?
    That’s awesome dude…

  3. Evita
    January 27th, 2010 at 08:34 | #3

    HeHe Susan, I must be a copy-cat. I do the exact same thing, I check my own adsense stats, and then I come here… 😉

    I think you’re in for a lot of milestones this month, Mike. As your new sites keep going up and the ranking on the old ones improve…

    I may have to come here first before checking my own stats… it is more exciting here…lol…

  4. January 27th, 2010 at 09:33 | #4

    Wow, I agree with Evita, we’re going to see lots of new milestones!!

  5. Lee
    January 27th, 2010 at 11:15 | #5

    Hey Mike, don’t get too excited about scrapebox. What will you be using it for? Mass blog commenting, referrer spam, and trackback spam are pretty outdated (read: ineffective) methods at this point and will only draw attention to your URLs that you’d rather not have. I speak from experience 🙂

  6. Mikeman
    January 27th, 2010 at 13:15 | #6


    Haha, cool.. 2 sites a day will yield you some solid progress, that’s for sure, it’s a good feeling when you have that many sites going up each day if you can maintain it consistently..

    Just as important as getting more sites up though is making sure you’re putting them up for the right keywords..although I’d imagine after putting up almost 50 sites, you should know by now what the good keywords are.

    Thanks Susan..


    Hmmm, ya, my new high is double some of the values I had been making earlier…I like being conservative in looking at my income though so I look at averages..but ya, it has gone up quite a bit!


    Hah…Ya…I find that things seem to ALWAYS grow when I start backlinking…like just recently I did some UAW runs and I had a record high # of page impressions 2 days ago due to it. I’m hoping that this is the start of a new boost in income, will have to see..

    @Ruth – Web Career Girl

    🙂 I could use them now that I’m moving into a new condo.


    Dude, blog commenting as a means of getting backlinks = outdated? I don’t think so..

    The thing about Scrapebox is it allows you to add comments to blogs that are in your niche, so it’s not like you’re posting comments on a bunch of sites patrolled by various Internet Marketers looking for new niche ideas…

    Anyway, we’ll see what happens..although I can tell you that the attempt to “sabotage” my site with an XRummer blast a while back has not worked out, that site is still #1 for it’s keyword term amidst a bunch of PR 2’s & 3’s..

  7. ThomasT
    January 27th, 2010 at 15:14 | #7

    Hey Mike,

    I need your expertise for a bit. 🙂 I’m really struggling on deciding where to move my sites to – either wordpress or xsitepro. They are currently html/css exact copies of the xfactor template. It’s quite time consuming to build a new site/page. I have a “template” and I need to manually edit in the title, keywords, description, then ALL the links in the header, all the pictures, then copy that html document to create the privacy policy/contact/about pages, plus the additional keyword pages, then go and edit in the actual pages content to those pages.

    If I want to make a change (ie- if I want to not put adsense on the site right away until it gets indexed, or if I decide to change a link or something) I have to go and edit every single page to reflect that change.

    I was REALLY thinking of moving to WordPress (I posted in the comments a few days ago/week ago) about how it would be easier with wp – things would get created automatically like the sitemap/rss feeds, adding new content would be a breeze… but one MAJOR website, techcrunch (dot com) recently got hacked.. they run wordpress, the up to date version I believe. I’m worried about running wordpress, over, say 100 different domains, needing to do backups for all of those, and being worried about if some d-bag hacks it and puts links to pharma and pr0n if it will get my adsense account banned.. 🙁

    So.. I know that you obviously use both xsp for your adsense sites, and wp for your g.sniper sites.. can you tell me why I would want to use xsp, what’s good about it, and really important, any BAD things you don’t like about it, or have concerns over?

    Personally, the thing I instantly don’t like about it is the actual code that it creates for pages it creates.. they are bloated, and antiquated compared to pure html/css… (but I’ve already expressed my concerns about using that) – I’m beginning to wonder if lean css code actually makes an differences in a sites rankings at all?

    Thanks again for your time man!

  8. Lee
    January 27th, 2010 at 18:15 | #8

    Mike, I think it really depends on how the program does the commenting. If it just posts a random generic comment like “Hey, great site!” or “Wow, really informative post! Keep up the good work” etc, then I think very few of your comments will actually get approved by the blog admins (especially if it’s a generic comment with a link). However, if it lets you write the comment yourself for each individual blog post then yes I agree it’s a good method.

    I use a free software called Comment Kahuna (all you have to do is submit your e-mail and you’re added onto some guys list but you get the program for free). It’s essentially a browser that is built specifically for finding blogs and leaving comments. It makes the process extremely quick, easy to find related blogs, tells you the PR and even whether it’s a nofollow or not. This way you’re able to write a relevant comment directly relating to the post, and there is a much greater chance of the comment getting approved.

    I’m not a user of scrapebox so I’m not totally sure how it works – I was just comment on what I’ve read about it.

  9. Heimir
    January 27th, 2010 at 20:19 | #9

    I totally agree with Lee. I use CK myself and it’s a great software.

  10. Mikeman
    January 27th, 2010 at 21:55 | #10


    Hey Thomas, well…I can’t say that there’s anything I don’t like about XSite Pro because I’ve used it to raise my income up to $100/day.

    The only downside I can think of would be the initial learning curve..it takes a while to figure out how to use it, but now that I know how to use it, I’m glad I took the time as if you’re building a blog empire, it’s much easier to manage everything through it.

    It really is a personal decision though…whether I make a site in XSite Pro or in WordPress, it takes me the same amount of time pretty much to get the site setup and configured how I like it..maybe a little shorter with XSite Pro(for me) but your mileage may vary…

    In XSite Pro, the sitemap is created automatically once you have a template, you just use that and you have your contact us/privacy/about us auto created for every new site..you just have to go in and edit a few details like your e-mail address for each site and such..

    The RSS feed in XSite Pro is easy to create too, although it’s not automatic, it takes no more than 10 seconds. In WordPress, I’d end up making my own RSS feed anyways using Feedburner though so it all equals out…(a Feedburner feed works as an extra backlink to your site.)

    XSite Pro lets you manage all your sites in 1 program and your sites will take up less space/bandwidth… As far as the time it takes to create the site, for me it takes me 35 min to setup and promote(bookmark/rss/digg) a site with XSite Pro and maybe a slight bit longer with WordPress, but really they are pretty much the same once you’ve figured them both out.

    Don’t bother worrying about what you can’t control though..I don’t worry about ppl hacking my sites or what not. If you have WordPress all you can do is make sure your sites are upgraded to the latest version and make sure you have a secure password.


    Scrapebox is much better than Comment Kahuna as it automates comment backlinking. I don’t have time to go over it all, but this is the thread if you want to read more:

    hxxp://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/buy-sell-trade/129096-scrapebox-ultimate-serp-scraper-auto-blog-commenter-prstorm-mode.html (replace xx’s with tt’s)

    There’s much better info to be found on this and how to use it on BHW over WF..

  11. Lance
    January 28th, 2010 at 00:03 | #11

    Hi Mike.

    First time comenting, but in love with your website for the past 2 weeks. Amazing progress there.

    I have a few “stupid” questions:

    1. Is it safe to run all websites under one AdSense account?

    2. How do you effectively protect yourself from click-bombing and hacks (I know some hosting companies have kind of protection for that)

    3. In your experience, what is a safe number of backlins for a starting site, and in what period of time – so it doesn’t get sandboxed?

    I hope you’ll find time to answer this, as I’m about to launch several sites next week, and I’m a bit afraid of big G freaking out on me, if I just appear from nowhere.

    It would be nice to hear about this from someone who is actually in this process.

    Best Greets and Blessings.

  12. cilly
    January 28th, 2010 at 00:37 | #12

    hi,mike ,i admire your fruit,can you tell us how much xfactor sites you earn 2562.21$ by? moreover,i am puzzled that i find 50 xfactor keywords (search per month = 4500) ,but i find 1# site on 1st page always has pr4-pr6 and >100 backlinks, i can’t overcome them, if i try hard ,my site is at most 2# on 1st page . i want to ask you “have your xfactor sites all rank 1# ?” and how i find such sites that 1# site’s pr < 4 ?
    thank you

  13. ThomasT
    January 28th, 2010 at 01:27 | #13

    Hey Mike,

    Thanks for the response, really appreciate it! After I read it, I realized, I really DID ask the right person, because don’t you have over 100 Google sniper sites all built with wordpress? Do you just set aside a few hours when a plugin needs updated to go through all the blogs and update them, or take backups, or update to the new version of WP? (I guess you would, wondering how long it takes?)

    Do you still use some kind of rank checker software? I imagine with you now making over $100 a day (congrats!) that you have to be getting good first page rankings – that’s one of the concerns I had over xsp putting out not so nice code. I’ve read that clean code actually makes a difference in Bing and Yahoo.. Wondering what kind of a percentage of your sites are on the first page in G, and what percentage of them are in the top 3/5 positions.. (and possibly what percentage of your sites on are on the first page of Bing and Yahoo)… yeah, I know, you’ll get right on finding that out, you’re not busy at all. 😀 haha! If you do, I’d love to know the results though! 😀

    Sorry for rambling, it’s late, I need sleep.

  14. January 28th, 2010 at 02:46 | #14

    Thomas: I’m not Mike, of course, but he does use XSite Pro 2 to manage the html sites he’s built for AdSense. This makes management a one-page event, much easier than 100 WP back doors to walk thru.

    (Sorry, Mike, I got bored…)

  15. January 28th, 2010 at 06:48 | #15

    Hi Mike,

    with all this talk about WordPress vs XSite Pro, what about Mac users? Is XFactor’s Adsense course still valid for Mac users who use Market Samurai (ie me ?) or do i have to modify instructions to suit my circumstances?

  16. Heimir
    January 28th, 2010 at 20:22 | #16

    Hey Mike, let us know if anything changed once you inserted those sites in the competitive filter.

  17. Mikeman
    January 28th, 2010 at 21:10 | #17


    Hey Lance,

    Some people like to run several adsense accounts under different legal entities as a protective measure, but I wouldn’t look into doing that unless you’re making a significant amount of money from adsense.

    For click protection, there are programs out there that can block IP’s from seeing your ads after they have seen it X number of times or clicked the ads X number of times… Check out adsense click lock (this is for html sites only I believe).

    As far as what is safe for a new site, I can’t tell you what the limit would be in terms of # of backlinks in X amount of time…all I can say is that I start my sites off with RSS submissions via 2-3 automated RSS submission programs, then I submit to 100 odd sites in Bookmarking Demon and Digg my site…Then following that I run a UAW run at 15/day on the site. I’ve had no issues with this procedure.


    Hey Cilly,

    As you can see, from the title I’m at 146, actually 147 today..

    You need to read my readme file at the top of this page to find out how I pick my keywords, it sounsd like you’re going after keywords which are far too competitive.

    The goal with the XFactor sites is not to have them all rank #1, but to have a good chunk of them wind up on the front page of Google..Not all of my sites are #1, no way… only a fraction (not sure the %)…However, last time I checked, around 50% wound up on page 1 of Google …I suspect now that number might be higher..


    To be honest, I never backup the WP sites or update the WordPress installations…However, I did use Firepow when I built those sites and there was an option within Firepow to automatically update all your blogs to the latest version of WordPress.

    I haven’t had any issues with my sites being broken into..

    As far as rank checking, I spend most of my time creating new sites or new site content rather than checking where each of my sites rank, that’s more of a luxury. If I do check, these days I’m using Market Samurai.

    And about code influencing first page rankings…it sounds like you’re WAYYY over analyzing this game, forget that crap, pick either WordPress or XSite Pro and start building sites! The important thing is that you just start getting them built and in the process, learn proper keyword selection and just continuing to build your empire. Don’t waste all your time deciding between XSite Pro and WordPress.

    As for where my sites are, I answered that question a bit in the response above, I don’t know what % are in the top 3-5 or where they’re all ranking in Yahoo or Bing.

    What I can tell you is that the vast majority, 85%+ of traffic comes from Google and at least 50% of my sites rank on page 1 of Google.


    Hey Doug,

    I don’t use Market Samurai, I use Micro Niche Finder to do my keyword research..however recently, I’ve stopped even looking at the SOC feature in Micro Niche Finder, which means that I could basically use the free Google Keyword Research Tool and achieve the same results..

    So no, you don’t need Market Samurai…You can do WordPress installations on a Mac, that’s not dependant on the type of computer you have..as for whether you can run XSite Pro on a Mac, I don’t know, I would assume so but you’d have to look into that.


    Ya, I haven’t seen a change unfortunately, it looks like it hasn’t helped one way or the other thus far :/

  18. Lance
    January 30th, 2010 at 04:52 | #18

    Bro, you rock.

    Thank you very much for this info.

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