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Day 308 – Domain Registrations

March 9th, 2010

Well, I’m writing this update offline but I’ll post it up as soon as I get access to my wp-admin panel once again.. ***EDIT: OK, finally got access, but when posting, I can’t switch between Visual/HTML, HTML is the only option available to me :/

As I commented in the previous post, I’m apparently the victim of a WordPress virus that prevents me from logging in via wp-admin.

A ticket is opened on this but I’m not sure how long this is going to take to fix. In the meantime I’ll write all my updates offline and upload them once I get access again(hopefully).

So today I FINALLY finished moving into my new place! I just have a few loose ends to tie up but things should be getting back to normal pretty soon. I have a lot of catching up to do, that’s for sure.

I spent my time today uncovering new keywords, I found 7 today, I fleshed out one of them, finding 4 inner page keywords for that so that I could give it to one of my outsourcers who is in need of a new week’s worth of keywords…for the other 6, I’ll have to flesh those out tomorrow.

I’m going to have to do a bit more kw research for my other outsourcer as well…

Once I’m done with all that, I’m going to start some UAW backlinking…I have a bunch of UAW articles that I had outsourced for about 40 of my sites that I have yet to run, that will be at the top of my list.

Earnings For Today:

-CB = $32.68 – 2 CB Sniper sales
-Hops = 214
-Adsense = $91.97
-Total = $124.65

-Mike

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  1. March 9th, 2010 at 11:34 | #1

    hi mike
    not sure if this in any use… its how to cure wordpress virus attacking up to wp 2.83 http://lorelle.wordpress.com/2009/09/04/old-wordpress-versions-under-attack/

  2. Kasey Langton
    March 9th, 2010 at 12:14 | #2

    @ Kyle
    I looked into using a competitive ad filter for adsense, but some suggest it and some dont, both sides have good reasons to use it and not to use it. have you experience with the filter? and if so…what are your results?

    Mikeman,
    whats your input on this? have you heard about using a competitive ad filter to “up” your ecpm?

  3. Heimir
    March 9th, 2010 at 13:04 | #3

    Mike

    Do you still only go with Exact Match Domains and TLD (com, net and org)?
    I find increasingly harder to locate those and frustrating even at times.

  4. Mikeman
    March 9th, 2010 at 15:29 | #4

    @Craig

    Hey Craig, I just upgraded my WordPress and that seems to have fixed my problems…I’m also running some malware/virus scans on my computer and I’m going to be changing my WP passwords..

    @Kasey Langton

    I mentioned earlier on that I put one in, one I got off of BHW..I haven’t seen any noticeable shift in income as a result, but I’ve left the filtered sites anyways.

    My eCPM has gone down as of late though, hence the drop in income, but I don’t believe it is due to the filter…today seems to be a regular eCPM day though so far though.

    @Heimir

    Ya, I do..I only go for easy rankings. It can be hard to find domains, I know..sometimes you only find 1 per hour…but then there are times you happen upon a niche where you find 5, 6, 7 or 8 in one go and that makes up for it.

    Spend 1 day on keyword research, just do nothing but that and I guarantee that you will find a lot of good ones.. You’ll learn a lot from all the hours of xp you accumulate as well.

  5. Kasey Langton
    March 9th, 2010 at 16:25 | #5

    @ Mikeman
    I guess ill just leave it alone…not really sure what to do with it or if it even helps

  6. Tim
    March 9th, 2010 at 16:56 | #6

    I got a similar virus awhile ago and it attacked my sites by stealing my FTP information from CuteFTP (FileZilla is also vulnerable). I changed my FTP passwords but didn’t realize that’s how I was hacked so I was hacked about a month later. The trojan downloader just downloads your FTP data file so it has every one of your FTP passwords. After learning that, I encrypted the file via CuteFTP and put a password on opening up CuteFTP and haven’t got hacked since.

  7. March 9th, 2010 at 17:14 | #7

    Hi
    Thanks Mike for allowing others to kick some things around that are not in line with your style or methods. Particularly when you are busy with your condo.

    I find it informative, entertaining, and and it is good to see what some people are doing whether you agree with them or not.

    However, YOU are the guy we lean on for encouragement and advice.

    Thanks

    Bill

  8. March 9th, 2010 at 18:48 | #8

    @ MikeMan –

    I believe you alluded to this before, but have to ask – Do you *ever* buy a domain that has lower than usual search count per month, but has *great* searches for inner keywords/competition/CPC?

    It is pretty tough finding the domain names that meet all the criteria (over 2400 searches/month, competition looks weak on page #1, etc.), but finding lots of inner pages that would do fine (can’t get domain names for them).

  9. March 9th, 2010 at 19:15 | #9

    @ MikeMan

    BTW, using your marketing method, up against 15 million, page one in G…haven’t yet used UAW. UR good, dude,

    I did want to ask you a technical question re: BMD –

    Let’s say that…someone I know – not me, of course, a neighbor maybe…used his BMD and did it wrong by forgetting to watch the vid’s and read the readme’s…then this fictional character did 80% of the submission right, but forgot to follow up with the email portion of the submission (verifying the accounts)…

    What should I tell this lame-o neighbor (idiot!)? What would you do with those email accounts in BMD?

  10. Al
    March 9th, 2010 at 22:34 | #10

    $87.44+$4.53

    What’s the $4.53 for?

  11. March 9th, 2010 at 22:38 | #11

    @Al
    a gallon of gas

  12. Mikeman
    March 10th, 2010 at 01:03 | #12

    @Tim

    Hmm, I’m using Filezilla, not sure how to encrypt that..

    @Bill

    Most ppl are going to wander around from one method to the next, looking left and right for another way to do X, Y and Z regardless of what I say..it’s the main reason why ppl fail.

    I’ve documented everything that needs to be done to make a full time income, my whole journey, candidly displayed..something you don’t see everyday..

    It’s up to people if they want to take advantage of this info and run with it in the same way I did or not…

    At the same time I’m not stupid, I’m not going to take the time to maintain a site if I feel ppl aren’t using the info I post, in fact it’d probably be better I charge something, people would be more invested and less likely to roam around when the gold nugget is right in front of them.

    Not directed at you Bill, but some people really need a slap in the face and they don’t even realize it.

    @James the Just on Elance

    Less than a handful of times have I bought a domain where the keyword gets less than 2,400 searches a month…the instances I did were an experiment, and I did it where the CPC was quite high.

    It’s not as tough as you make it out to be to find these keywords by the way, it just takes a lot of time.

    Also, regarding # of searches for inner pages, I don’t even consider that as usually the inner pages don’t rank…I don’t pick a domain kw that has a low # of searches and think “Oh, I’ll make it up on the inner pages” because the inner pages rarely pull in traffic unless you spend time and effort backlinking them up.

    James the Just on Elance :

    @ MikeMan

    BTW, using your marketing method, up against 15 million, page one in G…haven’t yet used UAW. UR good, dude,

    I did want to ask you a technical question re: BMD –

    Let’s say that…someone I know – not me, of course, a neighbor maybe…used his BMD and did it wrong by forgetting to watch the vid’s and read the readme’s…then this fictional character did 80% of the submission right, but forgot to follow up with the email portion of the submission (verifying the accounts)…

    What should I tell this lame-o neighbor (idiot!)? What would you do with those email accounts in BMD?

    Haha, well, this “fictional idiot” would have to log into that e-mail account and manually verify all the accounts..you’re not going to get good results out of BMD if you haven’t verified the accounts!

    @Al

    Hey Al, if you’re crafty and look back in my past posts you’d know what it’s from…it’s actually something I didn’t mean to document..in fact I’m taking it out right now.

  13. March 10th, 2010 at 02:07 | #13

    @Mikeman
    Thanks, MikeMan. The fictitious fella thanks you…er, would, if he/she was actually a real person. I’ll pretend this person thanked you.

    And for clarifying the rest re: the inner pages. Just want to be sure I nail it.

  14. DC
    March 10th, 2010 at 02:41 | #14

    Yo Mikeman! I got a question regarding your UAW run.

    You stated that you rewrite (1) article 3x, then you’ll link (1) resource box to (2) sites varying the anchor text of each link 6x and you do these UAW batch runs for about 1-25 sites. Do the article has to be related to the sites you link too? I’m figuring it’s not because you could have a lot of different niche sites in a batch of 25 sites, unless you group them as so before a UAW run?

    Sorry for the long question, I’m going back through your Q&A, jotting down notes before I start my own journey to 100/day.

  15. Adam
    March 10th, 2010 at 05:34 | #15

    @Mikeman

    Thanks a lot for this info. I am 100% this has been covered before, but please could you point me to a post that discusses your criteria for inner keywords (i.e will you take lesser search count etc).

    I have found a large number of related keywords with domains and aren’t sure whether to make my own fresh sites with them or add them as inner keyword pages. If you find a good keyword with a domain, do you ALWAYS make it a site? I would imagine so.

    In which case, will you settle for less searches, harder to rank pages etc for inners?

  16. Adam
    March 10th, 2010 at 06:06 | #16

    @Mikeman

    And also… do you not need to worry about there being a domain available for inner keywords? I.E – use terms that are still high in search volume but the domain has been taken?

  17. Mikeman
    March 10th, 2010 at 06:24 | #17

    @James the Just on Elance
    :>

    @DC

    Hey DC…the UAW article must be related to/in the same niche as at least 1 of the 2 sites you’re linking to in the resource box..the other site being linked to can be on something completely different, so there’s no problems backlinking all of my sites.

    @Adam

    Hey Adam, finding related keywords that also match the criteria (2.4k+ exact searches & a minimum of 2 PR 0’s N/A’s on the front page etc..) become a new domain keyword for sure! This is how I find A LOT of my sites.

    And for inner page keywords, I don’t think about them too much, selecting them is a very FAST process..if i can’t find any that meet my criteria I use for my main domain keyword, I don’t sweat it…I’ll often go for keywords with only 1 PR 0 or PR N/A…sometimes keywords that have no PR 0’s or N/A’s if I really have no options…

    The reason for that is inner pages aren’t what bring in the money, it’s the main domain keyword that brings in the vast majority..85%+ usually…

    And for the inner page keywords, the domain being available or not means nothing, you’re not buying those domains you’re just building them as inner pages on your site…

    Most inner pages are less than 2.4k exact searches as if they were equal to or more than that, you’d make them into a site of it’s own..

    The only exception is if the keyword has all top level domains taken, then that can become an inner page keyword.

  18. Tim
    March 10th, 2010 at 12:00 | #18

    Mikeman :
    @Tim
    Hmm, I’m using Filezilla, not sure how to encrypt that..

    It doesn’t look like FileZilla can encrypt your data file.

    You might want to take a look at this:

    hxxp://blog.unmaskparasites.com/2009/09/01/beware-filezilla-doesnt-protect-your-ftp-passwords/

  19. Kenneth
    March 10th, 2010 at 12:29 | #19

    WinSCP is a great alternative to FileZilla. Also, if you’re on accounts that support SSH (such as a VPS), you should look at SFTP (FTP over SSH, if you like).

  20. DC
    March 10th, 2010 at 13:50 | #20

    Mikeman :

    @DC
    Hey DC…the UAW article must be related to/in the same niche as at least 1 of the 2 sites you’re linking to in the resource box..the other site being linked to can be on something completely different, so there’s no problems backlinking all of my sites.

    I guess I got confused about the amount of sites (1) UAW run will link to. I thought (1) UAW run was providing links to 1-25 sites but in actuality (1) UAW run is to linking to only (2) sites with anchor text varied 6x.

    So if I was to run UAW on 10 sites, I’ll have to 5 different UAW runs (1 run per 2 site). Correct me if I’m wrong…thanks!

  21. March 10th, 2010 at 19:48 | #21

    @DC
    Not to steal MikeMan’s thunder, but I just did 4 runs the other day and you can get 3 links – one in the body, under the fold, and 2 in the resource, but the trouble is that not all directories will take the 3rd link.

    I’m running a bit of an experiment here, but UAW did approve them – it’s the individual blogs and directories that I’m not sure about.

  22. Mikeman
    March 11th, 2010 at 11:33 | #22

    @Tim

    @Kenneth

    Ya, it’s going to be a pain to convert 300+ sites over to another program though :/

    @DC

    That’s correct..

    @James the Just on Elance

    And ya, you can put in 3 links if you want and see if that works out.

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