SEO Forum - 6 Months Later: $300 Daily w/Adsense (Lessons Learned)

by XFactor 1590 replies
It's been 6 months since I've posted because I had gotten
Waaaay off track from my initial goals.

I then decided to stay COMPLETELY off all marketing forums,
get back to my passion (Adsense), and implement a new
strategy to my business.

I have changed a lot of my old approaches and my opinions
on specific strategies have changed quite a bit which I'd like
to share a little with you here.

To put it in simple terms... by branching out into dozens of
sites with super-targeted niches, using Google's keyword tool
instead of wordtracker, and some other specific keyword
approaches.

... My Adsense income has almost tripled to date, reaching well
into the $300+ earnings each day.

Some Lessons Learned:

1) I have seen the light in terms of making more sites instead of
focusing on 1 big one. My health site still does well on its own,
around $100 or so daily, but it takes more maintenance than
my new strategy to go specific with keywords and niche markets.

2) I now focus EVERY website on products that can be found at
Amazon, E-bay, Wal-Mart, etc. This is probably the reason why my
income has exploded. I had no idea just how much open markets
there are in these products.

3) I now shoot only for keywords that I know can get in the top
spots for Google but with enough searches to make money.

4) Some of my most stable earners are sites with less than 30
pages.

5) I now work on 4-5 sites at a time, getting each ranked and earning
natural search engine clicks within a week.

6) Some of my sites only have 1 page of content, yet remain earning
$2 to $3 daily without any upkeep.

7) My content is always about product descriptions.

8) I still use article marketing exclusively, but do not worry about
keywords, nor do I care if my article ranks.

9) Some of my sites rank in the top 5 positions of Google, make money,
and I did no backlinking.

10) I have changed up my template that now gets 50% CTR at times,
often reaching the 75% mark (mainly due to using product-only niches).

- John
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  • Profile picture of the author Jimerson Farveez
    It is great, Thanks for sharing your "Some Lessons Learned" , Let us too follow that kind of things and get success...
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    • Profile picture of the author discrat
      Nice Solid Income x-factor....Congrats !!
      That being said I hope you are diversyfing with multiple streams of Income. By the way it sounds like are you doing Affiliate Marketing since you are talking about Products from Walmart, Ebay, Amazon etc...
      This is very prudent as I would in NO way totally count on Adsense. You are at the mercy of a Gloliath if you choose to do so. As this stream of Income can literally be taken away from you at anytime and at a moments notice.

      At the very least you should have a backup plan where you have Autoresponders in place to implement and start building a list and selling products in case Google turns the 'switch' off on you.
      Sounds cruel but it is the Google World we live in

      P.S. It sounds to me with that $100 in Adsense Earnings with the Health Site you could really do sooooooooo much more in Income with Affiliate Marketing or Product creation . That must be a hell of a lot of traffic right there. You just need to capitalize off it.
  • Profile picture of the author Flyingpig7
    Good to hear from you Xfactor and that you have progressed on your journey from the original site. You sound happier as well, clearly you have taken the advice given before and have monetized further.

    Cheers
    Keren
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    Have a great day

    • Profile picture of the author XFactor
      Originally Posted by Flyingpig7 View Post

      Good to hear from you Xfactor and that you have progressed on your journey from the original site. You sound happier as well, clearly you have taken the advice given before and have monetized further.

      Cheers
      Keren
      Yes Keren, I am MUCH happier. I think the problem was trying too hard
      to help people with coaching and my initial Adsense membership. That
      was a bit draining and I found that it was not for me.

      I did well with "Affiliate marketing" on the typical level, but hated it.

      - John
  • Profile picture of the author Texjd
    Good advice for anyone, stay out of the forums and work. I also agree that Wordtracker has become much less useful. Dropping down to subcategory level helps a lot with avoiding competition too.

    My only concern is that Google owns my adsense income, they can do some wierd stuff and it has a ripple effect that makes me nervous.
    • Profile picture of the author XFactor
      Originally Posted by Texjd View Post

      Good advice for anyone, stay out of the forums and work. I also agree that Wordtracker has become much less useful. Dropping down to subcategory level helps a lot with avoiding competition too.
      Wordtracker was like one of these Ex's that you can't stand to be with, but
      for some reason you go back for more.

      I now use the Google Tool for all of my work, but with Micro Niche Finder.

      - John
  • Profile picture of the author Saidar
    Congratulations on your success!

    I can't understand how you get such huge CTR's ?? Do you mind sharing with us your adsense template? Where you put your ads etc
    • Profile picture of the author XFactor
      Originally Posted by Saidar View Post

      Congratulations on your success!

      I can't understand how you get such huge CTR's ?? Do you mind sharing with us your adsense template? Where you put your ads etc
      Nothing crazy, like always: 1 Adsense block above the content.

      The trick is the niche itself - people searching for products and product
      prices/deals just love to click.

      I've been working smarter, not harder.

      - John
  • Profile picture of the author jspmedia
    nicely done...how many sites you have now? when do you put your adsense when you create new site?
  • Profile picture of the author jlaw6402
    John, thanks for the Some Lessons Learned list, I learned a thing or two. One of my biggest problems was I picked KWs there were way too hard. I've fixed that now.
  • Profile picture of the author ezimedia
    HI

    John... thanks for the thread and your posts do you have a blog or newsletter..

    Tom
  • Profile picture of the author Wide Eyed Concepts
    I was always wondering what happened to you, it's good to hear that your still around in the background making a sweet killing with Adsense.

    Sometimes it's posts like these that you need to really motivate you. For that, I thank you!
    • Profile picture of the author XFactor
      Originally Posted by YoYoPro View Post

      I was always wondering what happened to you, it's good to hear that your still around in the background making a sweet killing with Adsense.

      Sometimes it's posts like these that you need to really motivate you. For that, I thank you!
      If you followed my posts from the other forum, I'm actually 6-7 months
      behind my goal.

      I wanted to be at this mark by December of 2008, but got sidetracked
      with affiliate marketing trends and some coaching.

      But that only stressed me out, so I will not be doing that again.

      - John
  • Profile picture of the author Evita
    Originally Posted by XFactor View Post


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    2) I now focus EVERY website on products that can be found at
    Amazon, E-bay, Wal-Mart, etc. This is probably the reason why my
    income has exploded. I had no idea just how much open markets
    there are in these products.

    - John
    Hey, good to see you around, John.

    What does that mean? You run adsense on these sites or Amazon etc.?


    Evita
    • Profile picture of the author XFactor
      Originally Posted by Evita View Post

      Hey, good to see you around, John.

      What does that mean? You run adsense on these sites or Amazon etc.?


      Evita
      Hi Evita, good to see you too!

      I run my structure the same as before, 1 adsense block with the content
      underneath, but the content now links to amazon products.

      - John
  • Profile picture of the author Steven Carl Kelly
    Hey, John! Glad to see you back. Good to hear that you've increased your earnings, too. Let me know if you need any help with anything, particularly if you're putting together your own product. You know I've got expertise there.
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