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Day 545 – End Of October Totals

November 1st, 2010

Gordon Pinsent quoting from the book Justin Bieber released about his life, lol..

Well, as some of you know, it seems that near the end of October, Google made an algorithm change which totally changed the rankings of many people’s sites…

For some, it was for the better, for a lot, it was for the worse.

I personally have noticed 3 of my top sites disappeared from the 1st page of Google…this resulted in a drop in income..  Up until Oct 24th, my main adsense account had an average intake of $110/day.  From the 25th to the 31st though, it’s only been an average of $79/day.

My other adsense account also took a hit on the 28th, going from $18/day to $6/day..

It seems as if my main adsense account is doing a bit better today, the day’s not over yet (6 more hours left) and it’s sitting at $84 so far…but it’s just due to some of my other sites picking up the slack for the 3 top sites that were lost.  You see, I have about 10 or more sites that perform well, but they don’t always perform great every single day…so it’s just some of those other sites that weren’t hit, making up for the 3 sites that I lost, for today…

I’m sure I’ve lost a lot more top page rankings for my sites, but I haven’t analyzed past my top few sites…

And who knows why they knocked some sites back while others remained fine.  I saw someone post they thought it might be the backlinks, but I have sites that I backlinked identically to the ones that got thrown off page 1 and yet they are still up on page 1 :/…so who knows.  But something on the sites that lost their ranking triggered this, whether it’s related to the theme of the site, the content, the backlinks, or maybe it’s a combination of factors.

Anyway, the only answer is to keep on backlinking via a variety of different methods and hope that in time they return.  Sites that are thrown back in ranking, as long as they’re not de-indexed, CAN return, only thing you can do is just work on your backlinks.  Thing is, you’ll never know when Google decides to bring it back to page 1, so just focus on backlinking up a bunch of your sites and don’t hold your breath for anything returning in “X” amount of time.

Adsense High

One thing of note that happened on the 19th of October was that I saw a nice adsense high on my main account of $160.07 and a grand total of $177.98 overall.  I believe this is an adsense high for me and it happened right after I updated some of my top earners with new content.  I’m guessing that somehow raised the rankings of these sites which lead to more traffic and thus more money…

The following day I made $142.23 on my main and $152 total… but then following that, I was back down to $92.95, so it seems like that was short lived.


Unfortunately Clickbank seems to have taken a beating this month!  I went *8* full days (Oct 14th – 21st) without making a single sale!  I’ve never had so many days go by without a sale in forever!

I do know that the drop in hops was part of the problem.  I had only 3,595 hops in October and from that made $392.27 Gross….September I had 4,903 hops and $627.45 Gross.  Comparing again, August I had 7,095 hops and $896.09…

I can’t say that it’s only because of the hops though because back in February, off of 4,391 hops I made $1,317.91…It could be the products or it could be that I’m not getting hops for the good converting keyword domains anymore.

Here’s a look at what it’s been like the last while:

October Totals

OK, here are the totals:

Adsense Total = $3,711.38 (An adsense high for me! My highest before this was $3,563.67 in March..October’s total is up $389.69 from $3,321.69 last month.)

CB Hops = 3,595 (Last Month = 4,903)
CB = $392.27 GROSS
CB = 21 sales/0 refunds
CB = $392.27 NET
9 UAW Sales = $214.40
1 BLS Sale = $29.10
EBay = $15.10 CAN = $14.90 US

Grand Total = $4,362.05


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  1. September 6th, 2011 at 15:26 | #1

    Mike! Hope you’re doing well, man. For the record, I know you’re sipping an umbrella drink on some beach.

  2. Jorik
    October 13th, 2011 at 01:53 | #2

    Hey Mike,

    did you hear about this new service, it’s called Core Content Club? (www.corecontentclub.com ) – apparently these guys make really awesome 1000 word long, professional quality LSI articles that make it really easy to rank in the search engines.

    What do you think about that?


  3. November 11th, 2011 at 13:55 | #3

    Mike, hope you’re doing well. In case you’re wondering about it (not sure if you’ve tried it), BuildMyRank rocks.

    Or so I’ve been told. Was hoping you’d tried it by now to weigh in on it, it’s a bit cheaper than UAW and much easier to use (I’ve only tested the free 10 links).

    Anyhow, I’m signed up to it – if you’re still slinging links I’d be glad to tell you privately how it goes. A’ight, back to my content…

  4. Zack
    February 6th, 2012 at 09:35 | #4

    Update us and let us know how you’re doing… pleeeeasee? 🙁

  5. Nick
    April 18th, 2012 at 06:04 | #5

    What is UAW and BLS?

  6. August 23rd, 2012 at 06:16 | #6

    Hey Mike,

    Not sure if you still read/moderate comments here, but here goes anyway – thank you for this blog. I just found it in my bookmarks list from way, way back when I was new at IM. Your blog helped me a great deal when I was just getting started.

    Let us know what you’ve been up to these last couple of years?

  7. September 3rd, 2012 at 17:56 | #7

    Hey Mike!

    Just wanted to stop by and wish you well buddy 🙂 I know that wherever you are, whatever you are doing, you’ll be doing it wholeheartedly and testing it and tweaking it to success.

    Thanks for leaving this blog up, as I still reread it on occassion, not to try to reverse engineer your method, but to see that at least one person did do it, every day, for several years, and it worked. That alone is just beautiful, and thanks for it 😉



  8. Mikeman
    January 28th, 2013 at 00:13 | #8

    Figured I’d answer a few of the latest comments, better late than never!

    @James Hussey

    You must be killing it by now James…


    Update is here….finally, lol.


    Cool.. and you’re welcome :>

    @Paul Williams

    Thanks Paul, glad it’s still useful :>

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