Posts Tagged ‘sniper sites’

Day 95 – Misc Stuff

August 8th, 2009

Today I did a lot of different stuff…

First of all, I realized that I had 3 sniper sites I had made previously, several weeks ago…that had now begun ranking on page 1 but I had not put up the final review for…It’s possible I lost a sale or two by not having done this sooner, but this stuff happens when you’re putting up so many sites…

In addition to that, I also have done an experiment…One of my authority sites which was not getting a sale from Market Health, has been switched over to Clickbank but is not doing the best with that either…so I’ve decided to turn it into an adsense site.  The posts are still going to have a call to action for an affiliate product, but I have switched the theme over to an adsense focused one and am going to see if I can earn some more money out of it that way…

I also put up 5 more Ezine Articles, 10 more Hubs and 5 Infobarrels…this brings the total to: 180 Hubs/85 Infobarrels/30 Ezine Articles.

I’m going to get back to outsourcing Hubs again and also fitting in some sniper sites over the weekend…I really want to get up to 300 Hubs soon…

Earnings For Today:

Wow, the first time in a long time this has happened…$0 CB sales

  • Adsense = $3.41 (Hubs = $2.14)
  • Hops = 188(new) /


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Day 27 – Site Building + End Of Month Totals!

June 1st, 2009

OK, I just spent a whole lot of time today doing keyword research and I’ve now got myself about 22 keywords that I can turn into sniper sites…I’m all set to go with site creation now for the next 10-12 days.

I think I know which product I’m going to start promoting, now all I need to do is find myself a picture for my new persona and get to writing.

One other thing I did today was I decided to do some directory submissions for Site#1, I ended up using this service from the guy who made Article Post Robot:

That’s going to be submitted to 400+ directories, will be interesting to see what comes of it…

Aside from that, it’s the end of the month and time to count up the profit for the month.  I’m going to put it here alongside what I’ve earned in the previous months so you can better see how things are progressing:


Net sales = $258.59 CB Sales + $66.58 Adsense = $325.17


Approx: 1,383 hops

29 sales/3 refunds

$530.73 CB Sales + $91.71 Adsense = $622.44 (+$297.27 over previous month)

16 sales for Site #1
4 sales for Site #2
9 sales for Site #3 (3 refunds for Site #3)


1,912 hops

40 sales/7 refunds

$672.19 net CB Sales ($813.81 gross) + $123.00 Adsense = $795.19 (+$172.75 over previous month)

19 sales for Site #1
7 sales for Site #2
7 sales for site #3
1 sale for site #5
5 sales for sniper sites = $100.20


Approx: 6,321 hops

45 sales/1 refund

($1,074.42 without refunds) $1,051.58 CB Sales + $15.00 Market Health + $89.22(Adsense) = $1158.80 (+$360.61 over previous month)

23 sales for Site #1 = $543.83
1 sale for Site #2 = $20.04
3 sales for Site #3 = $49.78 – $22.84 refund = $26.94
1 sale for Site #7 = $15.00
17 sales from various sniper sites = $417.48

I’m hoping that the next sniper sites I make have much better conversion rates so I can see an even bigger jump in income for next month :>

Earnings For Today:

  • $46.41 (1 sale for Site#1 = $26.38 and 1 sale for 1 sniper site = $20.03) BTW, this is a sale in a niche where I have only 3 sniper sites, all of which I created around the middle of this month.  The site that got this sale has a conversion ratio of 110:1.  Some days its ranked #1 on Google for it’s keyword and when it is, it brings in 10-14 hops.
  • Adsense = $4.60
  • Hops = 366
  • Total Earnings For May = $1158.80
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Day 13 – Revamping?

May 18th, 2009

Well, I had a talk with George (George Montagu Brown of Google Sniper) again and he had mentioned that some of my 2 word  keywords might not be good but others he didn’t see a problem with…He suggested I needed to presell them, something I hadn’t done enough of for these 22 sites.  I took a departure from my normal routine of telling a story as George had suggested for these sites…I structured it more like a blog post by giving them what they’re looking for then finishing it off with a talk about how the product does it better..the gamble doesn’t seem to have paid off.  Additionally for this niche I did not include the about me section so it looks like some revamping is in order, especially since this is producing so many hops.

Some good news today though…I got another sale from one of the 22 troublesome sniper sites for $27!(this was from one of my sites that was a 2 word keyword btw)..  The only thing is my hop to sale ratio right now stands at 245 hops / 2 sales(much better than 500/0), so what I’m going to do is go over my sites and revamp them a little and make them more like my other sniper sites that have been doing better.

BTW, I do have 2 products I’m promoting in place of the old one that wasn’t converting.. the product I mentioned above is doing well, however I have another product at 127 hops / 0 sales…this product is being advertised for the 2 word keywords that George thought weren’t good.

Hopefully I can get these 22 sites to convert a bit better, so far since I made the change of products, I’ve had 2 sales for $27 each in 4 days time, that’s one sale every other day if this keeps up which would mean +$400/month (here’s hoping).

Aside from this, today, I created 2 more sniper sites in a totally new niche.  One of the sites I made in the afternoon and it ended up being indexed sometime in the evening.  I went back to that site and posted up my final post which is the review for the product, this site has gotten 2 hops for today.

I have 1 more domain in this new niche to make a site out of and I’ll be doing that tomorrow along with revamping some of my sites in the troublesome sniper site niche.

Earnings For Today:

  • $53.50 in CB Sales… 1 Sale for a sniper site in the troublesome niche = $27.12, 1 Sale for Site #1 = $26.38
  • Adsense = $1.39
  • Hops = 178


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Day 12 – Venturing Into New Territory

May 17th, 2009

I had bought 3 domains for a new niche that I could make sniper sites out of but I hadn’t got around to creating the sites..I decided to go ahead and do that today.  This is in a niche with very little competition and the keywords have 2.9, 2.4 and 2.4k searches/month according to the Google Keyword Tool for phrase match.

I spent some time looking over the sales page for the product as well as the affiliate resources which had some good articles with more info on the niche…once I had a good enough understanding of it, I started on writing up my review.

Writing the first review for a new niche takes a while, however once you’ve got that review done, any subsequent sites you make in the same niche are very easy to whip out since it will just be a re-write of your already existing copy…that’s the great thing about making several sites in the same niche.

So after that, I wrote up the welcome post, the “About me” section and the tip post.  I also went and found myself an “avatar” to use from Big Stock Photo and created a pen name.  I haven’t created the site yet, I will be doing that tomorrow.

Other than that, another thing I did today was install Analytics on ALL of my Sniper Sites.  Before I only had it installed on 8 of the 39 sites.

I also tried another little trick which I had known about for some time but never attempted.  It involves searching through or for a page on your niche, then adding your website to the “external links” section to get increased traffic to your site.  The only problem with doing it on Wikipedia is they are extremely strict and don’t take well to any affilate type blogs.  One tip to get around that used to be to link to one of your Ezine Articles instead, however they have now blacklisted that domain.

I was able to get links to a site through Wikia, so far it’s only resulted in around 5 or so visits for the day though..

One of my sites from my troublesome Sniper Site niche that is now linking to a new product is getting a crazy CTR…yesterday I mentioned it got 31 hops out of 43 visits, today I am totally confused as it managed to get 34 hops from 33 visits for the day!  That’s just ridiculous, I don’t know whats going on there!

Earnings For Today:

  • Adsense = $4.97
  • 172 Hops


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Day 11 – Deciding On What To Do & Backlinking

May 16th, 2009

So I’ve been wondering lately if I should continue on building sites or maybe try and rework my existing sites for better conversions…I think that that answer will be more apparent after a few more days go by, I want to see how well these new products I’ve selected for my troublesome sniper sites perform.

So seeing as how this is where I am, I decided to spend a couple of hours building backlinks to about 24 of my sites, can’t go wrong with that….

That’s about all that I got around to doing today, so don’t have much else to report.  I did have a new record number of hops for today though (197)…It seems that since my UAW submissions, a lot of my sites have risen for their terms in Google..some to #1!

1 of my sites that got to #1 after the submissions got a total of 31 hops, the most I’ve ever had for 1 of my Sniper Sites and that’s from only 43 visits O_o.

I also had several other sites in the double digits of hops, one at 14, one at 13, one at 11 and two at 10…Below that I had one at 9, two at 8, one at 7, one at 6 and the rest below 5…

It’s interesting how so quickly I was able to get my hops from around 60/day to almost 200/day, that seemed so out of reach a short while ago…I remember Jeremy Kelsall from the Warrior Forum mention he got like 1000 or so hops a day and that that generated him around $300/day and I remember wondering how am I going to get it up that high???

Now I know, just make more sites…a LOT more…of course there is the one issue of making sure those are profitable hops, I’m working on that :>

Earnings For Today:

  • 1 Sale for Site#1 = $20.36
  • Adsense = $2.85
  • Hops = 197


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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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Day 8 – UAW And Evil Affiliate Marketers

May 13th, 2009

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…


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Day 5 – Breakdown of Sniper Sites

May 10th, 2009

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 is a 2 word 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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Day 4 – Long Day, Big Sales!

May 9th, 2009

I went out Friday night to see the movie X-Men Origins: Wolverine…it was only rated 6.9 on IMDB but it was still an entertaining movie..

I got home at around 12:30am and didn’t have much work done, so I went to work writing up content for 2 new Sniper Sites…it’s now 4:55am and I just finished creating both that includes posting the welcome posts, tip posts, submitting to Digg, Friendfeed and all the rest of that stuff I mentioned in my last post.

These 2 sites were created in the niche that I get a lot of hops for but no sales…so that’s 16 total sites in this niche….I got 46 hops for this niche alone today!

Now while I didn’t get a sale for that niche yet, I did FINALLY get a sale for Site#4!  It’s a site that I’ve queued up 60 posts for(40 of which have been published) and submitted 30 Ezine Articles for.  I’ve been getting about 1 hop a day to it as of late.  In addition to that though I got 2 other sales:

Site #4: $43.29
Site#1: $26.38
Site#2: $20.04

for a total of $89.71!
(this is from 102 hops ..seems like I’m consistently over 100 now)

I also got $2.73 in Adsense…


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Day 1 – AKA Day 129, AKA The Last 5 Days

May 6th, 2009

Ok, I guess I’ll call this Day 1, even though it’s more like month 4.5 or Day 129 (I started back on December 28th 2008)..

Today I didn’t do too much other than work on setting up my site so I’ll take this time to go over what has been going on the last 5 or so days.

As of right now, I have created 29 sniper sites…I also have 13 more domains registered in 2 different niches that I have yet to turn into sniper sites.  The 29 sniper sites plus my 8 main authority sites = 37 sites total.

Now to give you an idea of the kind of hops these sites are generating, have a look at my hop count for today:

These are my tracking id’s in Clickbank.  No Tracking Code + Null are for my authority sites with Clickbank products (Site#1 – Site #5).  Out of the 42 hops there, about 26 are for Site #1, 3 for Site #2 and 13 for Site #3.  The rest of the 48 hops are for my sniper sites!

It’s crazy, I think today is the first day the sniper site hops have been MORE than the hops I got for my main authority sites.  Before I was only getting an extra 20 or so hops from them.  BTW, today is also a record for the # of hops, I’ve never had 90 hops in 1 day before.

So, aside from all that, I should mention that I got 2 more Sniper site sales in the past 5 days…1 was yesterday for $31.85(new niche) and the other was today for $20.04…this makes for 8 Sniper Site sales within the last 30 days for a grand total of $172.13.

What’s interesting to note is that the site that got the $31.85 commission has only gotten 3 hops IN TOTAL before getting the sale and the sniper site that got $20.04 today has gotten 28 hops total in it’s lifetime and yet got *3* sales!

It’s insane…I looked over those sites to try and see why the conversion could be so high and I realized that when I read my own copy, it actually read quite well, better than some of my other sites, so I believe that has something to do with it…it could also be the keyword though.

I don’t always get results like that though.  One of my Sniper Sites that gets a ton of hops (104 in the last month) has had 2 sales which isn’t too bad and then there is one that has had 126 hops yet only 1 sale…Then of course I have a boatload of other sniper sites that have anywhere from 3-36 hops so far without a sale.

Now I started creating these sites around March 26th and most of the 29 I have were created within the last month, so I think it’s still too early to be thinking I should be getting more returns for my efforts.

One thing I’ve noticed is just how HUGE a difference going from position 5-10 on page#1 up to position 1 on page 1 can make.  1 of my sniper sites today was able to make that transition and rather than getting the usual 1-3 hops a day it instead got 12 hops today being at #1!

I’ve decided recently that I’d slow down on the site creation for the time being and work on building backlinks to these 29 sites I’ve already created.  I’m planning on doing a Unique Article Wizard run on them, maybe covering 2 sites per article I submit with UAW….Then after that, I’ll submit backlinks for the sites via Steve’s backlinks(similar to Angela Edwards’ links).
There’s more I want to talk about but this has gotten kinda long so I’ll go over the other stuff in the next post :>

Earnings For Today:

  • 1 sale for a sniper site = $20.04
  • 1 sale for Site#1 = $26.20
  • Adsense = $4.30

Here’s a visual look at my sales over the past little while:


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