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Day 289 – 8 Scrapebox Blogengine Submissions + Starcraft 2

February 18th, 2010

Anyone who knows anything about gaming knows about the company Blizzard Entertainment.Β  Well, just today the Starcraft 2 Beta began and I was one of the few accepted in so I have to say I’ve been kinda distracted by that!(not to mention finalizing the closing of my condo with my lawyer/broker + buying furnishings)

I did still manage to get 8 Scrapebox runs to some of my sites..the comments for all of them were sent to Blogengine blogs.Β  I won’t bother going over the stats for that, but what I will go over is the results for the blog engine blog comment submissions I did yesterday via Scrapebox….

Basically what I’ve noticed is that for the blogengine submissions, the number of backlinks did not change much if at all….it either went down by 1, stayed the same, or went up by 1.. HOWEVER, I saw some VERY interesting movement in the search engine rankings!

Out of the 12 blogengine Scrapebox runs I did yesterday:

-1 of my sites went from ranking nowhere to ranking #2 on page 1

-another site went from ranking nowhere to ranking #7 on page 1

-and lastly, 1 site went from #10 on page 1 to #4 on page 1!


So it seems like when I do submissions to WordPress Blogs, the backlinks shoot WAY up over the course of 1 week, but due to most of them being no follow, I see no increase in search engine rankings…


With Blogengine blogs, I seem to get no change in the backlinks, however I end up seeing nice boosts in the search engine rankings..interesting, and strange.

Well, will be interesting to see what happens with these 8 that I did today..

Earnings For Today:

  • CB = $16.61
  • Hops = 175
  • Adsense = $100.05


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  1. February 18th, 2010 at 07:45 | #1

    Hey! You’re entitled to a day off every now and then, especially if it was to play the beta of Starcraft 2 (I loved playing the original!). I’m sure that if you spent the whole day playing it, your money would keep rolling in πŸ™‚

    I know it may be a bit premature at this time, but have you ever thought of taking some time off and doing absolutely nothing to see what effect it has on your income? From all the posts I’ve followed it looks like you’re burning the candle at both ends in terms of your workload, but there has to come a time when you should ease back a bit and just let the money flow with less work form you. I think it would be great to be able to go away for a week or so and come back to find your income has even increased during that time. However, would it be too risky at this point? From what I’ve seen, your adsense income seems to be always above $100/day, which is something I’m definitely aiming for.

    Are we ever going to see photos of the condo? At least show some photos of the housewarming party ! πŸ™‚

  2. February 18th, 2010 at 08:23 | #2

    I plan on taking a break. I will have daisies planted above my chest, I may even be wearing a suit…Every now and then I’ll get flowers.

  3. Sweetfunny
    February 18th, 2010 at 08:25 | #3

    Hey Mike,

    I was just searching the big G for ScrapeBox and came across your site, you have no contact link i could find.

    Can you shoot me an email at my Email address, i have something you may be interested in. πŸ˜€


  4. February 18th, 2010 at 12:17 | #4

    Hi Mike
    Thanks for the SB proxy protocol. Lotsa this stuff gets glossed over and many times it leaves us in the dark.
    Appreciate you getting me on track.


    PS. Should we move to Canada? Corporate tax rate only 20 per cent? If I were in charge of a major corporation, I might consider it. Either that or Ireland… only 16 per cent.

  5. shab
    February 18th, 2010 at 12:28 | #5


    lol Sweetfunny. The developer of Scrapebox. Nice work on the program dude. Your thread on BHW is getting overcrowded πŸ™‚

  6. February 18th, 2010 at 13:39 | #6

    Um, again, GOLDEN tip, MikeMan. Heck yeah – I’ve been waiting for that report to hold off on my Scrapebox purchase. Dude, I’m in. Thanks again,

  7. Mikeman
    February 18th, 2010 at 14:10 | #7


    Haha, ya…I was really into SC 1 too..got to #20 season 2 on the ladder :>

    I can tell you my income would remain solid based on the rankings I’ve observed of my top sites over the months and the income my top sites continue to bring in…

    The only thing I’m doing by continuing to work is GROWING my income further…maintaining is a non issue. The thing is..in order to get to a high lvl of income with adsense, you can’t ever have the concept of maintaining in your head…you’ve got to be thinking of continuous growth, pumping out sites and backlinking every site up.. with that everything takes care of itself I’ve found..and ya I’ll see about posting a pic up once I move in :>

    @James the Just

    Haha, exactly the right mentality..


    Hey Sweet, sure, I’ll shoot one over :>


    Np Bill..and ya, hah, that’s how it’s been for me…of course you get taxed again on that money if you withdraw it to your checking account, unless you withdraw under 35k/year as a dividend.

    James the Just :

    Um, again, GOLDEN tip, MikeMan. Heck yeah – I’ve been waiting for that report to hold off on my Scrapebox purchase. Dude, I’m in. Thanks again,

    np man..

  8. Me
    February 18th, 2010 at 14:30 | #8

    Doug At least show some photos of the housewarming party !

    Photos of the housewarming party???

    We’re gonna be AT the housewarming party.


  9. February 18th, 2010 at 22:01 | #9

    I may have to settle for the youtube vids – but count me in next year, man.

  10. Kasey Langton
    February 18th, 2010 at 23:28 | #10

    @ James the Just
    It would be a perfect time for you to check out the other condos, there might be one available right next to Mikeman like you were saying before…lol

  11. February 19th, 2010 at 00:40 | #11

    I’d move into the basement if I wasn’t married. Then I could mindmeld with him.

    (is that creepy or what? Mike, really – it’s purely platonic, Vulcan-style, man, Vulcan-style.)

  12. Kasey Langton
    February 19th, 2010 at 01:07 | #12

    is vulcan platonic? lol! kidding. all in good fun

  13. Josh
    February 19th, 2010 at 04:48 | #13

    I have to ask. What is the point of doing all this if you just plan on perpetually growing your business. How much money do you really need? Isn’t the point of passive income that you don’t HAVE to work any more?

    Personally, when I reach $100 a day I’m going to stop working 8 on all this bullshit every day and start long term travelling. It seems every IMer I meet is in a work for work mentality, it makes me wonder why they quite their day job in the first place. I think you really need a endgame. An actual goal, and I mean something like travel europe for 3 years or start a rock band you can devote all your time to, rather than a trivial amount of dollars every month. Do you understand what I am saying?

  14. Me
    February 19th, 2010 at 05:35 | #14

    I guess everyone has a goal they want to reach.
    For some $100 is a great thing and for others the number is a lot higher.


  15. Mikeman
    February 19th, 2010 at 05:38 | #15


    You found my address eh?

    @James the Just

    That mind melding stuff is in Stargate SG1 too, with the Jaffa/Symbiote thing…


    Josh, your tone is messed up….what you pissed off at?

    First off…in order to get to the point where you’re able to quit your full time job and live the life you want to live, you’ve got to get addicted to growing your business…when you do work and 1 week later see your income go up by $10/day, you’re going to be hella addicted to making money online.

    That’s where I’m at, it’s not work to me, I enjoy doing what I do and making more and more money…it’s a game and I’m a gamer.

    I’m at a point where if I want to, I can take a break. I have the option. This is 10x better than working a day job, you kidding?

    Who wants to work for someone else and be a slave to the clock 9-5?

    If you want to stop growing your business and travel the world when you have $100/day, that’s your life purpose, go for it..everyone has different things they aspire to and different things they want to accomplish in life.

  16. Mace
    February 19th, 2010 at 05:41 | #16

    Yep. Everyone has a goal. Mine? About $1,000 a day. That would pretty much give me enough money to try to get it to $5,000 day. Why stop at $100?

  17. Kasey Langton
    February 19th, 2010 at 07:09 | #17

    Lets take a look at this a little deeper…Mikeman is averaging about .70 cents per site per day…give or take a lil. If he continues this average and continues to launch 2 sites a day…in about 5.3 years he will be at $2740 a day…so whats does that mean? you guessed it. its a million per year. so why not put in a good 5 years of solid work and make a million a year? how many people can say they worked for 5 years and retired and make a cool mill a year? well..thats my motivation. hope that helps.

  18. February 19th, 2010 at 08:52 | #18

    @ Josh –

    dude. harshin’ my mellow.

    I’m going to not go off on you, much less would I go on someone else’s blog and go off on them, but I will say your goal is your goal. MikeMan’s is his. Problem? Don’t see it.

    Nobody’s telling you you have to work. If you can reach $100/day and quit – do it. My accountant told me that $3k/month won’t get me the “let’s tour Europe” ticket. Then again, that’s just my accountant.

  19. Calle
    February 19th, 2010 at 17:00 | #19

    I haven’t read all your post, but which tool do you use to track your rankings in google? And do you have any tips on ‘successful’ scrapebox comments?

  20. Josh
    February 19th, 2010 at 20:21 | #20

    I was having a bad day and just finished writing a lot of articles about an insanely drab topic and the idea of doing this longer than I have to made me want to vomit. After rereading mikes comment I also see a misinterpreted what he said…

    This is really just a means to an end for me so I am having trouble seeing everyone else’s viewpoints. I’m really hoping that I will get as addicted to doing this as the rest of you are.

    James, $3k/month is plenty if you aren’t looking for luxury. There are plenty of people who tour the world on $1k/month. Though I can understand if backpacking and staying in hostels isn’t your thing.

  21. February 19th, 2010 at 23:17 | #21

    Dude: I have 7 kids and a wife. $3k buys diapers. I have weddings, medical, college…ain’t cutting it. And no, I’m as frugal as they come, a huge Dave Ramsey-ite here, and if you don’t like writing, I see where you’re coming from.

    I wrote 60 articles on “online shopkeeper.”
    60 versions of acne articles, WOW articles, vertical jump articles…etc. My main client is a serious aff marketer, and if he’s paying me what he does a month for his linkbait, then he’s making serious dough.

    Anyhow – one last thought – what’s wrong with luxury again? Listen, I don’t doubt you could do it, nobody’s saying you shouldn’t cap your own earnings, but personally I’m coming at this from a “son of a rice paddy farmer” and “son of a Vietnam vet who died bankrupt” perspective. I know poor. My family’s from some dirt town in Missouri, and a third-world dump outside of Manilla.

    All that said: broke’s a joke. I’m through with it. I’m not stopping until I own the dirt under my feet and my neighbor’s. He can rent from me.

    But goals are individual goals, man. Not a right/wrong issue. Also: heck yeah, man – you want to backpack in hostels? Go for it. We have different needs and mouths to feed.

    My only issue is that at this point in my game, I’m listening to those who are pulling me further up out of this mess, and I threw away my brakes, pedal’s down on the floorboard, goal’s in sight.

  22. Kasey Langton
    February 20th, 2010 at 03:34 | #22

    @ James the Just
    oly moly! 7 kids? dood…you gotta step it up. they came out with this wonderful thing, not sure youve heard of it but its called birth control…lol. kidding. Ive only got one child and she just turned 8 and im done..no more for me. I keep saying im gonna get snipped but havent done yet. Im 29 and people say I shouldnt at my age but ive had this decision for 8 years now. but in any case. if you keep hitting top placements even if its in bing and yaho0 then you can easily shoot for that dollar a day per site. you can easily make 600 sites in a year. stay focused and steady on 2 sites a day and you got this.

    no wonder my friends say im over analytical…lol, cant help it though, i dream numbers

  23. February 20th, 2010 at 03:38 | #23

    @Kasey Langton
    Yeah – it happens when you marry your wife at 19 out of high school, had our 1st that same year.

    In any event – birth control is simply making sure you’re giving birth to your own kids. So, we’re all about it. πŸ™‚

    I’m driven to succeed at this. I am obsessed with it, and I’m with MikeMan – this isn’t work, it’s a big game of strategy.

  24. Josh
    February 20th, 2010 at 03:50 | #24

    @James the Just
    I understand what you mean James. Those are totally different circumstances than mine.

    Nothing is wrong with luxury. I think you just need a concrete idea of what you really want. No one really wants 1 million dollars. You want the things you can buy and do with that money. You will get the money much faster when you have a very clear idea of what you really want, rather than an arbitrarily high amount of dollars per month. If your goal is $1m a year you will have a much harder time achieving it than if you draw out exactly what kind of lifestyle you want. How many hours a day do you want to work? What kind of house do you want to live in and what kind of car do you want to drive? Etc…
    This is the language your subconscious speaks, and you will have a much easier time achieving your goals when your conscious mind and subconscious are working together. You may also find that the lifestyle you want will cost less than you think it will, but thats not the point.

    This is really what I was trying to say the other night just without the furious rage…. I have no right to go off on people about their goals, and its not what I had the intention of doing.

  25. Kasey Langton
    February 20th, 2010 at 05:12 | #25

    @ James the Just
    yeah no kidding, I would say its more logic than strategy but ive seen logic be disproven on some sites so strategy it IS. Stay obsessed. At first it was frustrating for me as it is with most because I was making sites making sites making sites to where it was getting really hard to keep making sites and see no returns. But they say theres a tipping point which is true. I just keep making sites like Mikeman says and you will see where the tipping point is and now im seeing it with these CB snipers. although its still not much it keeps me going knowing that its working.

  26. Kasey Langton
    February 20th, 2010 at 05:20 | #26

    @ Josh
    this is true, when you have a clear picture and goal they say that visualization is what makes people succeed. Ive been there before. I was 27 and started as CEO of a debt company. I had the house, the pool, the girls, the Jag (which is the only thing i was able to keep) and the party life.

    I made a few bad decisions and the company went bankrupt. I was making over 20k a month and spending it like i was living paycheck to paycheck. Dont ask me how but appearantly it can be done because i was there and did it, kinda all a blur cuz of too much partying.

    In any case I could barely live off of 20k a month and now its all gone. I can live off of 1500 a month now, HUGE difference. So i think that income can be relevant to your lifestyle. if 3k is your goal than visualize it and work towards and once your there you can obtain your goals and live your lifestyle.

  27. Mikeman
    February 20th, 2010 at 14:49 | #27


    Hey Calle, the answer to this is in the readme, Market Samurai…

    As far as successful scrapebox comments, I made a post a few days ago pointing out some good sources for finding comments to use.


    Everyone is motivated by either pain or pleasure…Pain is a much stronger motivational force though. If your pain regarding your current situation is at a high enough level, you’ll find a way to make this work no matter what.

    I can’t really say how to get into that state, but when you do and have that burning desire in you, and you put forth consistent and persistent effort, daily, you’ll start seeing results.

    @Kasey Langton

    That’s a crazy story…I’m also looking to exceed my old job income which at it’s peak was 8.8k/month.

    And ya, Kasey, James… when you’re new and building sites, you tend to over analyze everything and take the site building slow, assessing each site as it’s built..However the best thing to do is to just plow through and pop out a batch of 10-20-30 sites, backlink them all up THEN assess..it is much easier to see if you’re making progress with a batch of 10 sites than just 1 site.

  28. July 9th, 2010 at 17:18 | #28

    Hmm, so you get a decent rise in rankings using those spammed-to-hell Blogengine sites? Interesting. I think I’ll fire up SB and attack some Blogengines; had all but forgotten/written them off.

    Nice name too btw πŸ˜‰ So close to mine.

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