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

Profile picture of the author XFactor by XFactor Posted: 06/21/2009
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
#$150 #$300 #daily #learned #lessons #months #w or adsense

  • Profile picture of the author Jimerson Farveez
    Jimerson Farveez
    It is great, Thanks for sharing your "Some Lessons Learned" , Let us too follow that kind of things and get success...
  • Profile picture of the author discrat
    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
    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
  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    Kay King
    John -

    Have you changed from the layout you were using in November?

    kay
  • Profile picture of the author XFactor
    XFactor
    Originally Posted by discrat View Post
    Nice Solid Income x-factor.... 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. Sounds cruel but it is the Google World we live in
    I'll be honest, I do rely on Adsense simply because it has always been a passion
    of mine to make $15,000 to $20,000 per month with it.

    However, that is only online. Let's not forget that smart folks invest into other
    streams of revenue, like real-estate (I plan on getting "smart" soon).

    As far as my Amazon earnings, they do not do badly at all, and you are right, should
    something happen with Adsense - I'm still in the game.

    - John
  • Profile picture of the author Texjd
    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
    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 XFactor
    XFactor
    Originally Posted by Kay King View Post
    John -

    Have you changed from the layout you were using in November?

    kay
    Yes I have, but not too much. It's the little tweaks here and there
    that have made a big difference.

    I now use very high-quality headers as well, and my menu is on the
    right side.

    Still using 1 Adsense block under the title.

    All white backgrounds (no more colors).

    - John
  • Profile picture of the author Saidar
    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
    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 XFactor
    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 discrat
    discrat
    Originally Posted by XFactor View Post
    I'll be honest, I do rely on Adsense simply because it has always been a passion
    of mine to make $15,000 to $20,000 per month with it.

    However, that is only online. Let's not forget that smart folks invest into other
    streams of revenue, like real-estate (I plan on getting "smart" soon).

    As far as my Amazon earnings, they do not do badly at all, and you are right, should
    something happen with Adsense - I'm still in the game.

    - John

    Thats great x-factor !! Glad to hear about Amazon. Honestly, if there was NO history of Google banning people from Adsense with NO really credible reason to do so, I would totally concentrate on it too. I also have a Passion for it but realize it is just not good to put all the eggs in one basket.
  • Profile picture of the author wizlor
    wizlor
    hi John

    Care to share what kind of traffic building methods you using for your sites?

    Thanks

    -woon
  • Profile picture of the author XFactor
    XFactor
    Originally Posted by wizlor View Post
    hi John

    Care to share what kind of traffic building methods you using for your sites?

    Thanks

    -woon
    99% free search engine traffic, with some from article directories.

    - John
  • Profile picture of the author wizlor
    wizlor
    Originally Posted by XFactor View Post
    99% free search engine traffic, with some from article directories.

    - John
    So the backlink methods you using are article submissions, web directory submission, forum, blog comments?
  • Profile picture of the author jspmedia
    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
    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
    ezimedia
    HI

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

    Tom
  • Profile picture of the author XFactor
    XFactor
    Originally Posted by wizlor View Post
    So the backlink methods you using are article submissions, web directory submission, forum, blog comments?
    No, just article marketing to about 5 different article directories.

    But I do not need many articles to keep my sites ranked. Some sites
    are ranked for my chosen keywords with just 1 article submitted, others
    do not have any articles submitted.

    I really dove into the low-hanging-fruit method and it's a gem.

    I'll never go back.

    - John
  • Profile picture of the author Wide Eyed Concepts
    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!

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