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Day 31 – 3rd Sniper Site In New Niche Done

Progress in this new sniper site niche has been a bit slower than what I’m used to the last few days but things should pick up now for the next little bit.

Not much to report today except that I was able to put up my 3rd site in this new niche.

My clickbank account has been looking pretty consistent, there is only 1 day out of the last 15 days where I’ve earned $0 and 6 of the 15 days I’ve had more than 1 sale.Β  My next goal is to get to the point where it’s the norm to have 2 or 3 sales a day and to have more common $100+/day spikes.. In order to make this happen, I’ll just need to either make more sites or enter more niches.

Earnings For Today:

  • $26.66 – Sale from a sniper site in the main sniper site niche
  • Adsense = $2.93
  • 388 Hops


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  1. Susan
    June 5th, 2009 at 03:46 | #1


    I love reading about your progress; I have diligently been reading and working on my sites and picking up helpful information from you. Glad to hear that you are doing great.

  2. Lisa
    June 5th, 2009 at 08:15 | #2

    Mike, I have a question for you. Are you really finding that many keywords that meet the requirements for a sniper site (3000 searches, less than 7,000 competition) or are you using your own numbers? I sometimes search for hours and can’t find anything close, so it just amazes me that you can pump these out so quickly.

  3. Mikeman
    June 5th, 2009 at 10:15 | #3

    Hey Susan, good to see you still around…

    Lisa, the truth is the whole 7000 competition marker is NOT a good way of determining if a keyword is worth going after. If you use that as a marker you will miss out on sooooo many opportunities.

    I myself don’t even HAVE a marker anymore, once you do this enough you will be able to “play it by ear” and analyze the page 1 competition of Google on a case by case basis.

    I go more based on my individual analysis of the competition on the first page than anything else.

    What that means is I look at each of the competing pages on page 1, I check to see what the PR is for all the sites…then I make further assessments…If I can’t find any PR3’s or lower on the first page, the keyword is generally not worth trying for. If I find nothing lower than a PR3, I check to see how many backlinks the PR3’s have and if the title of the PR3 links is targeting the keyword…if there are few links for any of the PR3’s or if they are not really targeting the keyword, there is a chance to overtake them…

    But usually the keywords I go for have at least 2 or so PR2’s or lower on the first page that I can easily overtake.

    As far as competition goes it’s secondary to my assessment of the 1st page competition..but if I check it and it’s something crazy like 150k+ I USUALLY just forget about it, but I have no hard rule when it comes to competition.

    With that said, only a few of my sites have under 7k competition, most are probably around 10-30k and some are up at 40-60k and I have plenty of page 1 rankings..

  4. June 5th, 2009 at 10:28 | #4

    Thanks for that last comment, Mike. I was wondering the same thing!

  5. Christy
    June 5th, 2009 at 13:46 | #5

    Hi Mike,
    Another follower here from TNB. I have 4 TNB blogs and am now working on my first Sniper Site and enjoying it. What is your experience with keywords with ezinearticles on number one in Google?
    I found a keyword with ezine articles on number 1 and 2. The rest of the pages are below PR3. The searches per month are 12.100 (phrase).
    P.S. Thanks for letting us follow your progress.

  6. Mikeman
    June 5th, 2009 at 17:36 | #6

    NP Jen,

    Hey Christy, it’s possible to overtake EzineArticles, but for your situation, it’s hard for me to say without seeing everything you’re up against so my advice to you would be to try for it and see what happens..

    That’s the only way you’ll develop the ability to discern what is a good keyword vs a bad keyword, not by following some strict rules, but through experience and using your intuition. You’ve got to be willing to make some mistakes to get to this level of understanding though.


  7. June 5th, 2009 at 19:29 | #7

    Hi mike…
    Great that things are working for you so well…

    I have a question for you, When you set up sniper sites, do you follow the Method in the gogle sniper book or do “play it by ear” so to say?

  8. Dee
    June 5th, 2009 at 20:37 | #8

    Hi Mike, I have been following your blog periodically. Thanks for keeping us posted. I am so happy for your success.

  9. Mikeman
    June 6th, 2009 at 01:03 | #9

    Hey Hjalte thanks,

    When I setup a site I do kinda do things my own way. For one, I make a static page as my main page and have that be the review of the product. As far as the welcome and tip posts those remain posts that they’ll only see if they navigate to it from the recent posts section.

    When I do the review page I make it out like a story as George mentioned in the book though…and as far as selecting the keywords for the sniper sites, that I kinda do by ear…it’s something that comes with practice and I don’t always get it right, but I don’t worry about a failed $10 domain here or there.

    And Dee, NP. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a msg…


  10. June 6th, 2009 at 08:53 | #10

    Thanks Mike…

    Really appreciate that you’re sharing your experiences πŸ™‚

  11. September 4th, 2009 at 17:21 | #11

    Nice job man! Congrats. I hope you get to 10 sales a day that would be cool. I hope I do too πŸ˜‰

    Thanks for sharing your experiences.

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