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Day 8 – UAW And Evil Affiliate Marketers

So now that I just finished those 22 Sniper Sites in that 1 niche, I decided to go and create some backlinks for all of them.  I had already started with some of them so today I was able to do 4 more runs of UAW and thus get backlinks for 8 of the 22 sites (2 sites per UAW posting).

I have 8 more sites left to create links for using UAW which I’ll handle tomorrow, once that’s done, backlinking will be on autopilot for all of those sites and I should at the bare minimum get 20-30 registered backlinks for each website out of the run…possibly 50-60…I’ve scheduled the submission process at 7/day.

Now I wanted to mention something dirty that other affiliate marketers can do to you…

Site Sabotage.

You may remember that some time ago I made a WordPress site that I queued up a bunch of my Ezine Articles to for Site #1…Well, that started ranking for my product’s keyword on page 1.  Now this niche is a seasonal niche and now that it’s summer, there’s a lot more people vying for page 1.  All of a sudden a bunch of brand new sites started popping up for my product keyword and pushing my main website off of the first page.

Another thing that has happened at EXACTLY the same time that these sites started appearing is my WordPress site was banned due to terms of service violation.

You see, WordPress does not like sites on it’s network that have any commercial intent.  That means no affiliate links.  All someone has to do to eliminate some of their competition is flag your WordPress blog and there goes your site.

This same dirty tactic can be used on Hubpages as well….If an affiliate marketer wanted to eliminate some of their competition on the first page for a keyword where there were Hubpages ranking, all they’d have to do is flag the Hub a few times.

Anyway, that’s just a warning to you not to put too much stock in any 1 of these Web 2.0 sites…

Earnings For Today:

  • $4.10 Sale for Site#3
  • Adsense = $1.97
  • Hops for today = 134!

I can’t believe how many hops I’m getting now…I got 81 hops total for my troublesome Sniper Site niche alone, that’s more than what I’d get from my authority sites on a good day!

Still no sales yet for those sites though.  If only the income increased along with these hops I would have double the income :>

Well…I got lucky in finding all these good highly searched keywords that I can rank easily for on the first page….If I can keep on finding these kinds of keywords and have them be profitable, that would be nice…

-Mike

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  1. May 13th, 2009 at 09:05 | #1

    Well, that is just rude! Can you use Blogger instead for the same purpose? This leads me to another question for you – do you create several profiles for all your bookmarking, Angela’s backlinks, etc. I am wondering about other people spying or snooping my sites (you know, once I actually am successful!) but what a pain to register all those profiles!

  2. Shelly
    May 13th, 2009 at 09:58 | #2

    That’s playing dirty! I’ve read about this happening to people before.

  3. Evita
    May 13th, 2009 at 10:01 | #3

    Mike,

    How much do you vary the info on all the sites from the same niche?
    Do you basically just rewrite the content?

    So, how many hops have you had totally in this TSN? (troublesome niche)
    While I think too that various sites will give you a different customer with a different mindset, but if you have several hundred folks being sent to *the same* landing page…. and no one is buying then it does raise a flag, no?

    I read somewhere how many customers hit the “back” key when they have to fill out info when purchasing. Such as name, address, having too many options etc. It was quite a lot.

    Can you make a product yourself?? Or, if you switch to the other product as a test, you can find out if the niche simply isn’t buying, or if it’s sth. wrong with the offer.

    Anyone know how much you can trust the EPC over at CJ?

    Evita
    PS. Just had a thought to use animoto with a voice over to personalize some of my sites. Anyone tried animoto with voice rather than music?

  4. Evita
    May 13th, 2009 at 10:02 | #4

    Oh, that’s really terrible of people to sabotage someone else. But, again spells out that when you use those sites you are more or less a bit of a sitting duck.

  5. May 13th, 2009 at 12:09 | #5

    That is dirty! Sorry that happened Mike.

    Sara – I use Roboform. You can create profiles so when you go to register on a site, one click of the profile and it completely fills out the registration form. It also stores your website info so when you go to edit your profile information, one click and it pastes you URL in the right spot etc. It saves a load of time and it is by far the safest method when getting those high PR sites.

    Otherwise if you register with one account and then just go paste a bunch of websites on your profile, that is a red flag to the network you will get flagged and more than likely have your IP banned.

    I recently had an account banned at a high PR site because I had listed a few sites on my profile so it looked spammy. But you are least likely to get banned if you have just one site listed in your profile because that looks more natural.

  6. Mikeman
    May 13th, 2009 at 12:43 | #6

    Sara, ya, you could use other Web 2.0 properties instead like Squidoo or Blogger..

    When I do my bookmarking I spread it across a bunch of profiles, between 4-8 profiles at each bookmarking site.

    As far as using something like Angela’s links, every time I decide on doing another run of link building, I use a new e-mail account to setup accounts on all the sites and create the links.

    Evita, one of the reasons I like doing a bunch of sites in the same niche is because I can basically reword the already written copy. That’s what I do, I keep re-writing what I’ve already got written so it speeds up the site creation.

    For this troublesome niche, the total # of hops is now at 509, minus about 25 so 484…It seems like I’m going to be getting 50-75 hops to this a day from now on.

    This unfortunately isn’t a niche I can easily create a product for…I had a look at the other products on CB that I can promote and I noticed that pretty much all of them have the same thing…they require you to create an account before you go to the purchase page…weird.

    BTW, I’m not sweating what happened to much, I chalk it up as part of the game and a learning lesson…If I make WordPress or Hubpage blogs, from now on it will be via SENuke so they’re automatically created, that way if any of them go down, it’s no skin off my back.

  7. Evita
    May 13th, 2009 at 15:20 | #7

    Posted, or tried to, about a great WSO. Maybe the url was a bit long??
    Anyway, it is somewhere on page 5 or 6, posted by melanied and the headline is sth. about 2000 links from pages with PR. Yup, the actual page has PR.

    For 5 bucks it is a no-brainer.

  8. Mikeman
    May 13th, 2009 at 16:44 | #8

    @Evita

    Thanks Evita, interesting package..

    not sure why it didn’t get posted, I made it so at least 1 link can be put in a comment.

  9. May 13th, 2009 at 17:57 | #9

    Thanks for the tip, Evita. I saw that WSO but ignored it b/c it look like it may be alot of blog comments or forum posting (can’t remember). I’ll have to take another look.

    The link packets seem to really help out, but I too worry a bit about leaving a signature everywhere. I try to break down niches to different profiles but I know in the beginning I was a bit sloppy. Then again, I can’t imagine too many people will care what I am up to (hopefully).

    BTW, great blog Mike and I love your picture choices for posts!

  10. May 13th, 2009 at 23:58 | #10

    As I sit here spending 3 hours a day building backlinks….my UAW account is started to call out to me “Sara, renew meeeeeee!”

  11. Mikeman
    May 14th, 2009 at 01:25 | #11

    You have good taste in pics Carrie :>

    Ya, Sara, the more sites you get and the more backlinking you have to do, the more UAW is a major time saver.

  12. Deb
    May 14th, 2009 at 09:22 | #12

    Yeah, I hear ya…I have a friend in a very competitive and well paying market…and his top competitor has done nothing but jab him in the side over and over…and it’s ugly. His site lost a bunch of PR, his stuff is getting banned or flagged…and it’s the competition..

    I know this is an odd attitude, but sometimes I’m happier to be at #2 or #3 than #1, because I haven’t knocked them down, and am not seen as a threat as much…on the other hand, there’s less traffic when you’re not #1….but it’s a big game to many…and when there’s money to be made, it can get ugly

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