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Day 4 – Long Day, Big Sales!

I went out Friday night to see the movie X-Men Origins: Wolverine…it was only rated 6.9 on IMDB but it was still an entertaining movie..

I got home at around 12:30am and didn’t have much work done, so I went to work writing up content for 2 new Sniper Sites…it’s now 4:55am and I just finished creating both sites..so that includes posting the welcome posts, tip posts, submitting to Digg, Friendfeed and all the rest of that stuff I mentioned in my last post.

These 2 sites were created in the niche that I get a lot of hops for but no sales…so that’s 16 total sites in this niche….I got 46 hops for this niche alone today!

Now while I didn’t get a sale for that niche yet, I did FINALLY get a sale for Site#4!Β  It’s a site that I’ve queued up 60 posts for(40 of which have been published) and submitted 30 Ezine Articles for.Β  I’ve been getting about 1 hop a day to it as of late.Β  In addition to that though I got 2 other sales:

Site #4: $43.29
Site#1: $26.38
Site#2: $20.04

for a total of $89.71!
(this is from 102 hops ..seems like I’m consistently over 100 now)

I also got $2.73 in Adsense…


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  1. Deb
    May 9th, 2009 at 08:54 | #1

    Congrats on your sales. Good news!!!

    In my own circumstances, I pretty much see an average of 1 out of 100 when it comes to sales overall…that’s what I go by, though sometimes it’s much more, sometimes it’s much less…

  2. Shelly
    May 9th, 2009 at 09:08 | #2

    Great news Mike!

    LOL – Funny Pic!

  3. Debbie
    May 9th, 2009 at 09:25 | #3

    Hey Mike,

    Great stats for yesterday. Do you still actively promote site 4? It sounds like a high paying affiliate program. I think you answered this on the nb forum before but do you usually link to ezinearticles in your uaw resource boxes to boost the old articles? A lot of mine have been buried from a few months back.


  4. Kathy
    May 9th, 2009 at 11:08 | #4

    Hi Mike:
    I read your journal on the NB forum – was sad to see you go – but glad that I can keep up with you here. Good Luck!


  5. May 9th, 2009 at 12:26 | #5

    Wow! Awesome day! I would love to be able to stay up all night but I have to get up at 5 for work and the kids are up at 6 LOL I’ve done a couple 2 am nights on the weekend and it kicks my tail!

  6. Mikeman
    May 9th, 2009 at 12:35 | #6

    Hey Deb, thanks for the insight into your stats….hope that’s the case..

    Shelly :>

    Debbie, I don’t actively promote Site#4 in any way…after writing up those 30 articles and not seeing a return, I didn’t do any more work for that site.

    I actually haven’t tried linking to Ezine Articles with UAW, I’ve done it with Steve’s Backlinks, but then I never followed up to see if there was any improvement to the article’s rankings.

    Hey Kathy, thanks for stopping by!

    Haha, Sara, ya..It’s got it’s ups and downs. On the upside, I have plenty of time, on the downside, not quite as much money is coming in.

  7. Kathy
    May 9th, 2009 at 15:41 | #7

    Can anyone tell me what their experience with getting your site indexed? I crated a sniper site via Firepow – which already has the XML sitemap built in (and assume autosubmits) – I did a couple of social bookmarkings as well. My site was indexed by yahoo & msn – it looks like googlebot came last night (from my cpanel stats), but I still can’t see the site in google by typing in the domain name in the search box. I created the site 2 days ago – for some reason, I thought it would index faster (and certainly faster than msn or yahoo). I am aready seeing some msn traffic and am on the fron page (of msn) for my keyword..

  8. Mikeman
    May 9th, 2009 at 15:46 | #8


    Hey Kathy…some sites get indexed in Google faster than others, not sure what the reason is behind it.

    I’ve had sites get indexed overnight and I’ve had sites take up to 5-6 days at the most to get indexed. 2 days is well within the normal range…the best thing you can do is give your site some links from high PR sites so Google can follow them back to your new site (ex: Digg/Friendfeed/Feedburner/RSS Sites/Bookmarking Sites/Ezine Articles etc..)

    After you do that, you just have to be patient…

  9. Kathy
    May 9th, 2009 at 16:03 | #9

    Thanks – is it normal for googlebot to make a visit and not fully index? The way to check this is to see if you get the site to come up by typing the full domain name in the google search box – correct??


  10. Mikeman
    May 9th, 2009 at 16:14 | #10


    The way I check is by typing this in as a Google search(note: don’t include www, it doesn’t work with it):


    If that returns no results, then it’s not indexed yet. That’s the extent of what I check.

  11. May 9th, 2009 at 21:13 | #11

    Kathy – you can also check in Google’s webmaster tools. It will say whether or not it has accessed your site.

  12. May 24th, 2009 at 17:47 | #12

    Mikeman – Damn really find some golden nuggets here.. Expect me to leave more comments πŸ™‚

    Where do you put adsense? – On your sniper sites?

    Once again, thx

  13. Mikeman
    May 24th, 2009 at 18:27 | #13


    Ya, these sites for this niche don’t convert too well, but they are bringing in some steady sales, looks to me like around $400-500 extra a month for the 22 sites in this niche I made(I’m making a few more sites now so that will go up).

    I tried putting adsense on my sniper sites before and found I got nothing but chump change…it was not substantial, at all, so I decided to just take it off all of them.

    My adsense right now is on my main authority sites only (Site’s 1-8)..I’m not putting it on my future sites..although I might add it if I get a niche with a very high CPC.

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