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Day 5 – Breakdown of Sniper Sites

I went out and saw another movie today, Star Trek, it’s 8.6 on IMDB and currently #82 on the Top 250 movies of all time right now and man, that was an AMAZING movie….it was seriously packed and we came in 1 hour before.  There were some, “interesting” characters at the front of the line, they were sitting on the floor as if they camped out there or something.

The movie really tried to separate itself from the old Star Trek mold, they tried to re-invent it…It didn’t feel like any of the previous Star Trek movies but it worked out well.

Well, I’m back home now and just finished up another Sniper site (2 for the day), so that makes 35 total Sniper Sites done to this date.  I’ve now got 18 of them in 1 niche…I’ve also got 4 more domains in this niche I’ve purchased so that will make for a total of 22 sites in this niche.  Today this niche got me 35 hops, so the counter is at 245 hops/0 sales.

Let me give you a breakdown of where these sites are ranking, what the search traffic is for the keyword and how many hops I’m getting:

One of my sites in this niche has been generating 10-13 hops a day since it reached #1, the term has 6.5k searches for broad and 5.5k for phrase…it is a 3 word keyword.

Another site I have is ranked either #2 or #1 is getting 5-7 hops a day for a term that has 22k searches for broad and 12k for phrase..it is a 2 word keyword..it seems strange that this keyword that’s supposed to have so much more traffic is not pulling in as many hops….both sites are getting a similar amount of traffic, they’ve both gotten around 125 unique visitors for the month.

A lot of the other sites in this niche have search numbers that fall into those same categories, but don’t rank quite as high.  The sites instead rank around #5-10 on page 1 of Google and bring anywhere between 1-5 hops a day.

Some more data: I have another site in a separate niche which gets around 10 hops a day at #1 yet it only has 3.6k searches for broad and 2.9k for phrase match.

It’s hard to make heads or tails out of all this data sometimes…

Earnings For Today:

  • $3.60 Adsense

Additional Notes:

  • 101 hops for the day
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  1. Susan
    May 10th, 2009 at 12:56 | #1

    You have a ton of sites in one niche. I am impressed at how you can find so many keywords that get a lot of searches in one niche. The most I have in one niche is 5. None of them are ranking on the first page; they are all on the 2 and third page. So I will be building links to them soon once they are 30 days old to help them climb in the search engines.

    Mike do you give your sites some time to age naturally before you begin building links to them?

  2. Mikeman
    May 10th, 2009 at 13:41 | #2


    Hey Susan, ya…I got lucky with this niche in that there were a lot of keywords to make use of..the only thing is either the product page isn’t converting well or the keywords aren’t too targeted.

    In this particular niche the sites I put up immediately wind up somewhere on the first page 90% of the time…In other niches I’ve entered though I’ve had more of them appear on pages 2-3. In some niches it’s easy to bypass the front running authority sites and in others not quite as easy.

    I don’t wait to build links to these sites, but I do start off slow with the UAW submissions..I set them to release only about 7 articles a day.

  3. Susan
    May 10th, 2009 at 14:28 | #3

    Thanks I appreciate your feedback as I want to begin building links to them; but do not want to do it too quickly as that has hurt my sites before.

    Do you build bloggers and squidoos to help with link building as well or just submit to UAW?

  4. Mikeman
    May 10th, 2009 at 14:39 | #4



    At the moment I’m only using UAW and some of Steve’s Backlinks…although in the future I may run SENuke and build up some Web 2.0 properties…

    I’ve had good results with that on Site #1, it brought a lot of my site’s pages from page 2-3 of Google to page 1.

  5. Deb
    May 12th, 2009 at 13:05 | #5

    245 hops, 0 sales…

    …so the question becomes, what is it about the landing page that keeps people from buying? Are all the hops going to the same landing page? Can you bypass their landing page and put them to the payment page? Wonder how your sales would change if you tried that some of the time…just thinking out loud.

  6. Mikeman
    May 13th, 2009 at 13:01 | #6


    I don’t think I can do that as most of these products in this niche require you create an account with them first before checking out…

    If they didn’t do that, they wouldn’t get what they paid for.

    I think this is all just a part of this niche, all the top products do this.

  7. Deb
    May 14th, 2009 at 09:10 | #7

    Actually, there is a way to do this…what you do is find out what the payment page is (payment still goes to them), but you rewrite the sales page yourself…via your post.

    A lot of those clickbank things…you don’t have to sign up through their things…you can still just use your traditional clickbank thing..they prefer you do it through them, so they can keep track and have more control.

    Of course, not sure if you’re using clickbank…if it’s something like markethealth, doesn’t work the same way

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