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Day 395 – Adsense Sniper #225

Well, I put up another adsense sniper…

I also did some searching through some of my older sites to see where they’re ranking and noticed that some of them have dropped.  I’m going to have to do a bit more backlinking to them in order to boost their ranking and thus my income back up a bit…there was a time when my sites were getting $120-130/day and that was back when I had far fewer sites, backlinking up my older sites will hopefully help to restore that.

Aside from that, once I put up the next 4-5 sites I have left over, I’ve got another 20 domains that I need to outsource content for at some point (will bring me up to 250 sites).

Earnings For Today:

  • CB = $63.70 (2 CB Sniper Sales)
  • Adsense = $109.40
  • 2 UAW renewals = $53.60 (tnx :>)
  • Total = $226.70

-Mike

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  1. Gary
    June 4th, 2010 at 14:58 | #1

    200 sites and still $100 a day. this is not good. Looks like it plateaued. I told you guys a few months back this would happen.

  2. Josh
    June 4th, 2010 at 15:55 | #2

    Apparently there was some kind of update to google’s algorithms at the end of last month that supposedly took away a lot of the advantage of having the exact match domain.

    I’m not sure if it had an effect on me or not yet.

  3. Bill
    June 4th, 2010 at 16:32 | #3

    I’ve noticed a sharp decrease in my website traffic today. Taking away the exact domain name bonus would really explain this trend. I’m crossing my fingers that this is an anomaly, but it seems that others are also going through this.

    Anyone else notice anything strange today?

  4. June 4th, 2010 at 18:24 | #4

    I’ve been noticing that, too, Josh. My income has dropped a bit, as has my traffic. So I’ve got to figure out which sites went down and get some more links to them. I really hope the exact match domain advantage isn’t gone. Yikes, that was one of the easiest ways to get a site going.

  5. Josh
    June 4th, 2010 at 18:56 | #5

    http://www.searchengineguide.com/stone-reuning/mayday-update-confirmed-by-google.php

    This explains everything that happened pretty well.

    I have noticed a drop in income but it has to do with the eCPM not the traffic. I will give it a few more days then have a serious look over my analytics. The form of traffic I’m getting may have changed.

    Otherwise-hopefully this update will help my hubpages and infobarrels rank higher!

  6. June 4th, 2010 at 19:41 | #6

    From reading that I only got that your long-tail pages aren’t going to be ranking well compared to the bigger sites. There’s no talk about exact match domains there, someone explain?

  7. Mikeman
    June 4th, 2010 at 19:52 | #7

    I’m pretty sure something has happened, a bunch of my older sites are not ranking as high as they used to and are not pulling in as much income as they were a week ago..

    Looks like this Google update is to blame…gotta focus on backlinking up everything now, cool.. a battle against Google’s new algorithm! :>

  8. Josh
    June 4th, 2010 at 20:29 | #8

    @Jorik

    That was jut a theory of mine. I hadn’t found the article yet.

  9. Greg
    June 4th, 2010 at 21:00 | #9

    EBay just did an update of their own which dropped everyone’s clicks…some people said by up to 50%. Its the eternal up hill IM battle ain’t it?

  10. June 4th, 2010 at 21:43 | #10

    @Mikeman
    Spot on: consistent battle. It’s the internet, and G changes their algo about 500 times a year (per Cutt.s and Search Engine Land’s Vanessa Wms), so: do you roll with it or quit?

    Keep rollin’. Man’s game…

  11. Vince
    June 4th, 2010 at 22:06 | #11

    Mine too. All my sites have dropped in ranking…It started a couple of days ago then it went back up the next day and today, it dropped again….I don’t know if this is just a temporary thing or for good… 🙁

  12. Josh
    June 4th, 2010 at 22:08 | #12

    @Vince

    Cutts made it pretty clear they have no intention of rolling back the changes.

  13. Vince
    June 4th, 2010 at 22:12 | #13

    ok here’s the video from Matt himself about this crap that is going on..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJ6CtBmaIQM

  14. Mikeman
    June 4th, 2010 at 22:15 | #14

    @Gary

    Looks like rather than putting in the work to put up sites and build something, you’re looking around for things to validate your fears.

    I probably mentioned to you last time how I wasn’t focusing on my business as much lately hence things staying about the same. The Google algorithm is playing a role here too obviously.

    Do you realize that if I had not put up any of these sites I’d be making 3.5k less each month?

  15. Vince
    June 4th, 2010 at 22:15 | #15

    The question is what is the “quality site” he is talking about..good content which is basically what we are doing or those <200 description sites from ecommerce shops…it is an algo change so it can be reverse engineered…who tests and comes up with it first..will be the winner!

  16. Vince
    June 4th, 2010 at 22:17 | #16

    oopps I cannot edit…I mean those ecommerce sites that only have <200 words description…

  17. Greg
    June 4th, 2010 at 23:59 | #17

    Yeah give me the half hour Mike spends putting up a new sniper site versus 9-5 in a cubicle ready to slit my wrist with cafeteria plastic ware. I love IM this is the puzzle we get paid to solve, us as a community versus the SERPS. Keep grinding Mikeman you are my motivation bro!

  18. Biks
    June 5th, 2010 at 00:03 | #18

    Yup, lost a big chunk of my traffic. I have about 50 niche sites but I took the time to fill it with more content, photos, links and videos. I’d say most of my sites dropped about 10-15 spots. My one authority site that took years to build is going strong.

  19. June 5th, 2010 at 00:22 | #19

    @Biks
    Ouch, Biks.

    Actually I have a much smaller empire, since Elance and a day job take the majority of my time, but I did have a pretty hefty sniper with some PR in the third position in G for months…now it’s not even showing up in Rank Checker for any of its 8 kw’s.

    Ah, well. Thinking I’ll just keep on truckin’. No time to pick up the pieces.

  20. Jackson
    June 5th, 2010 at 00:40 | #20

    @Greg Ebay definitely did something, my clicks have dropped like crazy, while my website traffic is growing. It’s so easy to sell things on ebay, but I’m getting tired of them screwing us left and right.

  21. Greg
    June 5th, 2010 at 01:58 | #21

    @Jackson yeah man every time I adjust and have a stellar month…they adjust and try to crush my dreams lol! I read a previous comment from Mikeman about ramping up his EBay sites and I thought…NOOOOO!!!!! Don’t do it!!! What can you do though?

  22. Deb
    June 5th, 2010 at 09:27 | #22

    It looks like they are saying that they want to pull the longtails from authority sites. I am not sure now what that means for small site based on longtails. I also see that my authority sites are doing fine but the small ones aren’t now and some are on page 10. It did take a year to get the authority sites going so I am not sure what the fix is. Could small sites with 10-20 pages and lots of unique content do as well with the new algo?

  23. Steph
    June 5th, 2010 at 09:54 | #23

    I’ve noticed the same thing with my sites – my traffic was cut in half! However, it seems like not all longtail based sites were affected. Product oriented sites were definitely affected, unless they had a lot of product reviews. Informational type searches were not as affected as much.

    I’m going to be playing around a bit to see how to fix it – this is what keeps Internet Marketing interesting! 🙂

  24. June 5th, 2010 at 11:45 | #24

    Agreed with you mike..do whatever you have fear inside. Because some of my hubs rank for millions pages indexed. Single hub makes me $40 per month. So, need to try different things. I am also on your path but in slow manner.

  25. June 5th, 2010 at 13:34 | #25

    @All Is Well
    You might fare better with InforBarrels…but nice!

    @Deb
    I have several 5-page sites, xfactor style, still on page 1 of G with long-tail kw’s…only 1 of my sites seems to have been jacked, dropping from page 1 to…?

    Interesting results, tho, with your mini sites. Those are all I have at the moment.

    I’m still plugging away — the thing is that it’s a program, an alogrithm, so it can always be worked around. After spending a sleepless night on it, I don’t care now — my sites are generally doing fine, and the one that did get sandboxed was the one I was the least impressed with anyway.

    Just put more of a quality focus into what you’re doing…should be fine. If you think a site needs to be re-considered, there’s an option for that at webmaster tools in G.

  26. Josh
    June 5th, 2010 at 15:48 | #26

    @JamestheJust on Elance and All Is Well

    I disagree. It might be too early to tell but my Infobarrels have less than half the CPC of a properly formatted hubpage(1 paragraph, 1 picture, rest of article, links, comments)

    The problem with hubpages though is that you don’t necessarily get dofollow backlinks and they are incredibly saturated.

    Also. So far I am getting about 1/5th of impressions I normally get. Mayday may have hurt me more than I thought…….

  27. Mikeman
    June 5th, 2010 at 16:28 | #27

    @Greg

    Hey thanks man.

    @Deb

    I think as time goes on more answers regarding how to deal with this or how people are dealing will pop up…

    @Steph

    Ya, I’m seeing a similar sized cut, at least Friday and part of Saturday, will have to wait to see what happens the following days…

  28. June 5th, 2010 at 22:10 | #28

    Mikeman :
    Looks like this Google update is to blame…gotta focus on backlinking up everything now, cool.. a battle against Google’s new algorithm! :>

    Good for you! I bet that you are one of those extremely annoyingly happy guys. I really like what you said though!

    JamestheJust on Elance :

    I’m still plugging away — the thing is that it’s a program, an alogrithm, so it can always be worked around. After spending a sleepless night on it, I don’t care now — my sites are generally doing fine, and the one that did get sandboxed was the one I was the least impressed with anyway.
    Just put more of a quality focus into what you’re doing…should be fine. If you think a site needs to be re-considered, there’s an option for that at webmaster tools in G.

    I think this is great advice and everyone needs to just keep going and then send me a message when they figure out what to do! 😉
    It was good advice!

  29. June 5th, 2010 at 23:45 | #29

    @Josh
    Hi josh i only have two infobarrels. They rejected my infobarrels because of not good english. Later i never bothered about infobarrels. I was talking about my single hub. I am finding huge possibility. For very less cooetitive keywords.
    Today i am throwing few of them lets see what happens. Also, my traffic for hubs pages is increasing.

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