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Day 408 – Managing Outsourcers + Building Up Sites

June 17th, 2010


Pointless Profanity

Today I received 4 articles from one of my outsourcers…I had to give him a bit of feedback on the work he’s done as well to ensure that the articles are of better quality grammatically as well as for them to contain more useful information.

I also took the time to edit 5 articles I had received from a different outsourcer yesterday, the issue with those articles was that the keyword was placed far too many times in each article.  I also had to ask an article re-writer to re-do a re-write that had 57% duplicate content when compared to the original.  It’s a learning process with every writer….

Aside from talking to my outsourcers, I also did a bit of keyword research.  I looked into what sites I want to add an additional 5 pages to (based on their performance).  I came up with 117 sites in total (including the 33 sites that I have already selected and found 5 keywords each for).  To give each of these 117 sites an additional 5 pages is going to cost me around $1,200.  I’m thinking after that, I may then focus down further on the better sites of those 117 to flesh those out even further.

Of course at some point I’m going to have to hire more re-writers so that I can get a lot more backlinking going on as well, I’ll probably start focusing on that more when I’ve picked out 5 keywords to be written for each of these 117 sites.

Earnings For Today:

  • CB = $26.38
  • Adsense = $54.03
  • UAW renewal = $26.80 (tnx :>)
  • Total = $107.21

-Mike

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  1. jamie
    June 17th, 2010 at 23:04 | #1

    Mike i was thinking, dont you think it would be better to get the backlinking done first? I mean, backlink your most promising sites to get them ranked as high as possible for their main keyword, then start adding more pages and keywords? I can’t see how adding content will bring in much extra income if it doesn’t rank well, what do you think?

  2. Manny
    June 18th, 2010 at 00:18 | #2

    @Jamie just my 2 cents worth I think G is definitely looking for more content than 5 pages and I believe sites which are too thin were punished recently. I have heard of marketers that only focus on massive content and have hardly no links and they benefited from the last update and are dominating SE’s.
    My review sites with more content are doing better than my product sites with less meaningful content.

  3. jamie
    June 18th, 2010 at 08:47 | #3

    But why would number of pages be a ranking factor? It easy to create loads of content…. I could bang out keyword rich articles at the rate of 1 per 30 mintues. These articles would be good enough to seem relevant. I just think that backlinks + age = authority = high ranking

  4. Joe
    June 18th, 2010 at 14:04 | #4

    I’m curious if anyone has had any sites that were sandboxed (disappeared from the search engine not just lose rank) reappear on the SERPS since June 3. I’ve yet to see one of my old sites come back after lots of work on them. There have been some sites that have gotten stronger in the SERPS, but the ones that were taken down still don’t have a pulse yet.

  5. June 18th, 2010 at 14:40 | #5

    additional pages is just an indication of website’s growth. You want to appear as natural as possible to G00gel to prevent problems. Also, targeted pages can start bringing in additional traffic and money.

  6. Mikeman
    June 18th, 2010 at 23:18 | #6

    @jamie

    Ya, for sure it would be better for me to focus on backlinking…it just so happened that I found a bunch of what seemed to be good writers for new site content and I didn’t want to turn any of them down.

    I’ve got 1 guy so far for doing re-writes for UAW backlinks, but I’ll add some more re-writers for backlinking in just a bit once I settle in with my current writers.

  7. June 19th, 2010 at 07:18 | #7

    @Jamie I agree backlinks + authority + age but I also believe freshness of content is a ranking factor. What I am referring to is adding loads of content weekly. Google Spider visits your site often and believes your site to be an authority when that much content is added so regularly.

  8. Jon
    June 21st, 2010 at 04:58 | #8

    @manny….it’s hard if your doing MNS which is quantity over quality to some extent. Unless you have some plugin like wp-robot that pulls content, you have to either write content yourself, spin it and proofread, or hire someoone to rewrite it * x amount of sites. So if he had 200 sites that means he’d need to write/rewrite/outsource 200 articles a week.

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