Posts Tagged ‘keyword research’

Day 128 – Did A Massive Amount Of Research

September 10th, 2009

Joe Rogan vs. A Female Heckler

OK, so today I spent upwards of 8 hours just researching various niches both within Micro Niche Finder, Google and the Google Keyword Research Tool.  I was extra picky with the keywords I picked out, I wanted to ensure that the keywords I choose are ones that I can rank for extremely easily, so I crossed out any keywords that may have presented some challenge.  This made my whole keyword research phase a lot longer, it also made it hard to find several keywords in the same niche since I was being more stringent.

In the end though, I ended up finding about 93 keywords in 14 niches.  Now I probably won’t even use all of these keywords, I’ll again be further filtering these and picking the best out of the lot.

These keywords are not only going to serve as my main domain name/main page, but also as some of the supplementary pages.  Given that, I’ve still got a lot more research to do, but this should keep me busy for a while.

Researching for extensive periods of time really helps to give you a better understanding of this whole adsense sniper system as you see the various different niches and levels of competition you’re going to have to deal with in each one.  You gain more confidence and perspective on how you’re going to structure everything and where you’re likely going to wind up ranking for each keyword and how many backlinks it’s likely going to take to get yourself to the top.

Also, after doing so much research looking for only the BEST keywords you know you’ll rank for, you feel a lot more confident about the outcome of each individual site you work on, rather than just confidence on the project as a whole, which in turn leads to less hesitancy to put in time promoting each one extensively, so this new system just might work out better than the old shotgun approach.

Now after having done all this research, I wrote up 5 articles for 1 site in a somewhat technical it took longer than usual to get those articles written.  Tomorrow I’m going to put up my first site completely in line with XFactor’s system…it will take me a while to do the first few sites as I’m not used to using XSite Pro, but once I figure it out, the site creation should go by a lot faster and smoother.

Earnings For Today:

  • $48.69 – 2 sniper site sales
  • Hops = 264(new) / 512 (old)
  • Adsense = $4.35 (hubs = $0.16) + some $ from an adsense sniper


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Day 65 – 10 More Days of Snipers + 50 Hubs Done

July 9th, 2009

Ready Wing Damaged...

Ok, so today I was able to get 2 more sniper sites done..I also posted up the review pages for the sniper sites I created yesterday, which BTW were both indexed on page 1 today…I also was able to write up 10 more hubs.  These hubs are in a new niche and I have done the keyword research for another 10 hubs for tomorrow.  I have yet to post the hubs up though.  This now brings my total hubs to 50.

Now I mentioned before that I had heard one of the keys to making these hubs profitable via adsense is linking to them with Ezine Articles, howver in speaking with Ben who has been successful with Court’s 100 hub challenge, he mentioned Infobarrel being another place to use for backlinks to the hubs.  Now the benefit of using Infobarrel is that Infobarrel allows adsense income sharing as well at 75%.  Now it doesn’t have as good ad placement as Hubpages and it doesn’t have quite the domain strength in the search engines, however it still is quite a strong link.

By using Infobarels to link to my Hubpages, I can both strengthen my Hubpages while earning money off the Infobarels as well.  Seems like an interesting concept.   Ben mentioned he’d be doing this if he could start over, so I’ll give it a try once I’ve gotten around 200 hubs done.

Now aside from the hubs, I’ve got about 20 more sniper sites to make which will take me around 10 days, after which I’ll have exhausted all my keywords in my main sniper niche.  I think after that I’m going to take a break from sniper site creation….I’ll build backlinks to all of those through UAW(which I’ll outsource), then I’ll go full on into building hubs and Infobarels.

Ben has mentioned his 100 Infobarels which have no backlinks yield $5-10/day and that he earns about $12/day per 100 hubs…his figures might have changed since his income is going up, but those numbers look good to me.  Can’t wait to see what happens with this..

Earnings For Today:

  • 3 sales = $77.09 – 2 sniper site sales in the main sniper niche = $27.12, $27.13, 1 Sale for Site #3 = $22.84
  • Adsense = $5.73
  • Hops = 607


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Day 39 – GoArticles + AFF

June 13th, 2009

So today I got started with that whole Adult Friend Finder thing.  I actually went and spent $200 worth in advertising.  I advertised on 1 adult site which estimates for the ad space I got that I’ll get around 400 clicks a day(this cost me around $40) and on another website I advertised where it estimates I’ll get 1100 clicks a day($160)..

The thing is, since going live, I can see that my ads have gotten many thousands of impressions, however the number of accumulated clicks to my website (which promotes Adult Friend Finder) has been extremely low so far.

The ads have only been up for a few hours and I’ve gotten 37 clicks to my site, but only 8 clicks to my affiliate links :/  I’m going to need at least 3 sales to make a profit (of $25) preferably 4 for $100 considering I get $75 per paid sign-up..these ads are going to be up for 1 week, so I’ve got 7 days to do that in.

Aside from that, I decided that I’m going to spen the majority of my time now trying out Angela’s GoArticle Backlinking tactic…The reason being is that I think I will end up seeing more results for my time investment doing that than focusing on the hubs.  With the hubs, I need to create them from scratch, they need to be of good quality and they need to be 600-800 words if I’m going to play it safe..That takes quite a while to write up.

In contrast, I already have PLENTY of articles submitted to EzineArticles that I can swipe and post on GoArticles then just build backlinks to..

So today what I did was go through some of the articles I’ve submitted for one of my main authority niches (Site #4) and look for all the articles which are based on keywords that have a good amount of searches and low competition.  I found a bunch that had an average of 1-1.5k EXACT searches according to the Google Keyword Research Tool(not the best # of searches, but that’s what I had to work with), and then went ahead and pulled those articles into GoArticles.  I did this for 11 articles…

The transition took more time than I thought…I had to revise the intro paragraph a bit so I could work in a link at the top there(which links DIRECTLY to the Clickbank sales page) and I also ended up re-writing the last paragraph just a bit as well.  Lastly there were a few times I changed the title too…

I put in individual tracking id’s for EACH article.  I can see how if I keep doing this, it’s going to make things pretty messy when checking the tracking id’s in Clickbank, but I’d like to know exactly which articles are able to get hops and sales.

Funny thing while I was doing all this was that I saw a few GoArticles on page 1 and 2 of Google where the author had been doing this same method!  There were about 30 registered backlinks to the articles, potentially from Angela’s backlinks…

After I put all the 11 articles up on GoArticles, I went and used Steve Aylor’s backlinks at 15 different sites to create backlinks via each site’s blogroll.. with the blogroll(10 links) and a blog post(1 link) I was able to get 15 links to each of the 11 articles.

Tomorrow I’ll get another 15 for these and then look for 11 more articles to do the same thing to.

Earnings For Today:

  • $80.62 (2 Sales for the main sniper site niche = $27.12, $27.12), 1 Sale for Site #1 = $26.38
  • Adsense = $1.57
  • Hops = 467
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Day 32 – Adsense Sites?

June 6th, 2009

Well, today I spent some time actually looking into the notion of creating sniper sites specifically for earning Adsense income…

I was able to find a niche where the CPC was around $3-6…I was able to find 19 websites that I could target, most of them had 4.4-8.4k searches for EXACT match in the Google Keyword Research Tool.

I’ve still got to get through with this batch of sniper sites, but when I’m done, I may try my hand at that…I even went looking for some adsense themes and found some which may be good (ad-flex-niche and bluesense).

Aside from that I got 1 more sniper site done in this new niche which makes a total of 4…I’m going to go through them a bit more rapid fire the next few days, I much prefer the 2 a day rythm.

Other than that, I had a pretty good day of sales again.  I had 6 sales today for a total of $133.36.  3 Were from sniper sites and 2 for site #1.

I don’t want to get too happy with this though as I feel I have a long way to go still and this needs to happen FASTER!…I need to get to the point where that is like an AVERAGE amount I get per day.  I’m either going to need to step up my site creation big time somehow or look into PPC or outsourcing…

Earnings For Today:

  • $133.36 from 6 sales ( 2 Sales from Site #1 = $26.38 + $20.36, 2 sales for the main sniper site niche = $27.12 + $16.61(this is for the second product in the sniper site niche that converts at like 1:300…the last sale is from another sniper site = $31.85)
  • Adsense = $7.22
  • Hops = 451
  • Total for the day = $140.58


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Day 26 – Keyword Reserach

May 31st, 2009

A while back I created 4 websites in the main sniper site niche that were directly targeting products in the niche…(IE: are now all indexed by Google, but for some reason, 3 out of 4 of them are nowhere to be seen on the first few pages of Google…I only found one of them and it’s on page 2, #3…

So rather then spend my time running UAW on them, I decided to skip them and just move on..

I’ve decided on the new niche I’m going to be going into, however there are a few products I can promote here, so I still need to decide on which one is the best.

I spent some time today doing more keyword research, seeing if I can find some gems.  I want to spend a bit more time doing keyword research this time around as I want to ensure that I get the most out of my sniper sites, I want to avoid situations where I get tons of hops and few sales.  So the next little bit I’ll be spending time looking for the best keywords I can find.

I found a couple of good ones, I found 2 that have 5.4k searches for exact match according to the Google Keyword Tool, I found 4 that have 4.4k searches for exact and then another 5 or 6 ranging from 1.3k – 3.6k searches for exact match.

I didn’t pay attention to phrase or broad match as from experience, I’ve found exact match to be the best determinant of traffic potential.

A funny thing happened while I was doing my keyword research, I came across someone’s blog done in the NB format, with Adsense and Kontera on it, except it was done in the form of a Sniper Site :>

I’m going to continue my keyword research until I can find maybe 15-20 really good keywords in this niche to go after, then once I decide on a product to promote, I’ll begin creating sniper sites again.

Earnings For Today:

  • $36.59 = 1 Sale for Site #1 – $19.98 & 1 Sale for the main sniper site niche for $16.61 (note: I’m promoting 2 different products in my main sniper site niche, this is the other product which I had not received a sale for up until today.  It took 558 hops to get that 1 sale since the 14th of this month!
  • Adsense = $4.44


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Day 10 – Success!

May 15th, 2009

Thanks everyone for your suggestions…today I decided to swap out my old product for my troublesome sniper site niche with a new one.  By the time I was finished it was pretty near the end of the day, but low and behold, right after switching programs I managed to get 1 sale for $27.12!

So it seems like it was the program…I hope that the sales continue to come in more regularly now with this program, time will tell!

That alone took me quite a while as I had to trade out banners and switch around text on all of my sites, I’m glad it’s all over!  Other than that, today I got my UAW submissions from yesterday done, so now I’ve got all my sniper sites building backlinks on autopilot which is a good feeling.

Seeing as how I got a sales in this niche, I did some more keyword research into this niche to find other sites I could start up.  The thing about this niche is there are a lot of highly searched keywords, the only question is if they are profitable because they are only 2 word keywords.

I just may try it for the heck of it, it’s hard to pass up easy hops, I mean these keywords have 40-75k searches/month forPHRASE match…they do have high competition, in quotes it ranges between 50-150k, but I know I can take some of these….BTW, I just checked one of my sniper sites that is a 2 word keyword and it’s #1 out of 53k competition….and…I have another 2 word keyword that is #1 out of about of 61k competition.  I normally don’t check where my sites are in the rankings and only pay attention to the # of hops the sites get, so I didn’t even know my sites were doing that good :>

As impressive as those numbers seem though, I think something is wonky…the site that got #1 out of 53k competition and supposedly gets 50k searches/month for PHRASE match in the Google Keyword Tool only got 41 visits today..and 2 hops.

In contrast, I have a site that’s ranked #3 for a keyword that has 15k searches a month for phrase match and it got 43 visits and 10 hops.


I think I’m going to be spending a lot more time doing keyword research, I really want to find some money keywords in other niches..

Earnings For Today:

  • $27.12 For a Sniper Site in the the troublesome niche
  • Adsense = $3.06
  • A record # of hops, 174! (For the troublesome niche, 55 of these were for the old product and 36 for my new main product, however I also have a secondary new product I tried on a few sites that got 8 clicks….that’s 99 hops total for this niche!)


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Day 9 – Where To Go From Here?

May 14th, 2009

Today the plan was to get 4 more submissions done for Unique Article Wizard, but the last few days UAW has been acting up for me, they’ve been doing daily backups and site maintenance and during that time it’s really hard to get a submission through.

Today it was so bad I was only able to get 1 through…I wrote up 3 more but I’m going to have to wait until tomorrow morning to submit them.

After I do that though, I’ll have done UAW submissions for all of my Sniper Sites and then the question becomes what next?  See, I’ve made 39 Sniper Sites and increased my daily hops quite significantly as a result, but the thing is the sales have not been going up as well.  This is the kind of stuff which stops people from continuing on, it really sucks…So now I’m wondering if I should keep on creating sites or not.

I think a big part of this is finding the right keywords, perhaps that has been the issue, I don’t know yet at this point…

Well, I’ve found a replacement product to use for my troublesome Sniper Sites, so I may just switch to that in the coming days and see what happens with those 22 sites.  Other than that, I think I’m going to spend some time tomorrow doing a lot of keyword research and see if I can find some gems that will renew my desire to create these sites in spite of the results so far..

Earnings For Today:

  • Adsense = $1.63
  • Hops = 136 (70 hops for the 22 troublesome Sniper Sites)


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