Xfactor "Authority Site Adsense Course" ?

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I received an email from John (xfactor) yesterday saying he is releasing a new Adsense course today. Has anyone received it yet, or perhaps a review copy?

I started on this new "Adsense $100k blueprint" about a month ago, and from the email John sent, it seems like he's moved away from the "micro niche" sites and is now doing something similar. I'm happy with the 100k blueprint course, and if Johns course is similar then I might save my money. I've also learned that my success will improve if I stay focused on one business model that works. If he has some new insights though, than I might be able to add it to what I'm already doing.

If anyone can comment on what is in his course, and also what it's priced at, I would appreciate it!

Kim
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  • Profile picture of the author energyguy
    Got the same email yesterday and nothing today. While I believe John is successful and well respected, I am struggling to figure out why he says one thing "released tomorrow" and does another thing?

    Granted.. he said it will be released tomorrow, there is still 4 hours left of "tomorrow" on the east coast.. wondering though which tomorrow he is referring to?
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  • Profile picture of the author Jesus Perez
    Here's his email:


    It's been nearly 18 months since I wrote the micro niche course, 3 YEARS
    after I started my first authority site on health, and 5 YEARS since I
    first started making money from Adsense.

    I have finally decided to create a new course that was inspired by the
    growth of my own successful publishing business and testing.

    It is for people that want to learn my philosophy and approach to building
    less sites that make more money - I'm talking hundreds per day from one
    domain over time.


    Important Answers To Your Questions:

    1) Is the "Micro Niche" approach still valid?

    Yes - it will always well be valid! You can still work on smaller sites and

    focus on less keywords just the way my old course is outlined. Just choose
    the approach that is comfortable with your own business plan. If you are
    interested in making more money from less domains - then this book is for
    you!

    2) Is this an "Update" to the old course?


    No, it is not. I had always wanted to create an update to the Micro Niche

    course but over time I realized that the method stands perfect on it's own.
    There is no update necessary.

    My new book, titled "The Authority Site Adsense Course" is just that, an

    in-depth book written on how to get into the business and mentality of
    "Bigger Sites, More Money." From keyword research to my favorite layout for
    sites of higher quality, it will be a great asset to your business.


    3) Is the book "Free?"

    Since the book is not an update to the micro niche course, then it will not
    be free. However, you will get almost 50% off of the price when it is
    released for being a customer of my previous book.
    It's 2 completely different products. Both work according to his email above.
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  • Profile picture of the author bfas
    Anyone received this yet? I too emailed my reply and thought I had read his email to say it would be released "by tomorrow evening" which would have been yesterday.

    Michael
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  • Profile picture of the author erazer
    Haven't got his email either and its "day after tomorrow" on the East Coast already. Don't know what to make of it.
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  • Profile picture of the author kislany
    It's up now.
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  • Profile picture of the author blogmarketer
    Thanks kislany - just saw the email.

    Looks like it's $39 for 'old' customers, $77 otherwise.

    I'm going to buy it and read it, I'll post my thoughts here. I have to say though, it's a bit late in coming, particularly after all that "here it comes!" nonsense.

    Also, I'm now almost 2 months into following the Adsense $100k Blueprint plan - though the first few weeks I just went through the info - and I'm starting to get some decent results. I'm really pleased with that product - one of the things they stress is that it takes some time and commitment to following the plan (something I believe in for a 'serious' business model), and I don't want to get off-track on something else, or try 'improving' an already-tested plan.

    Kim
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    • Profile picture of the author TammieJJ
      Originally Posted by blogmarketer View Post

      Thanks kislany - just saw the email.

      Looks like it's $39 for 'old' customers, $77 otherwise.

      I'm going to buy it and read it, I'll post my thoughts here. I have to say though, it's a bit late in coming, particularly after all that "here it comes!" nonsense.

      Also, I'm now almost 2 months into following the Adsense $100k Blueprint plan - though the first few weeks I just went through the info - and I'm starting to get some decent results. I'm really pleased with that product - one of the things they stress is that it takes some time and commitment to following the plan (something I believe in for a 'serious' business model), and I don't want to get off-track on something else, or try 'improving' an already-tested plan.

      Kim
      I've already bought the course. I bought John's last course as well. Although I haven't gotten into the course, I can tell you that his last course contained information that could be used in more than just making mini sites. I incorporated some of that information into my own business plan, and will no doubt use tidbits out of his new course to improve my own business yet again.

      I do that with any course, plugin, widget, etc., that I buy, and believe me I don't buy very many of them - only those that I honestly believe will be of practical use in my business. (And, this year, that has been less than 6 total purchases.)

      I will look forward to your review of his course here on the WF, and may chime in as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author benkleiner
    Please don't follow that guy like zombies!
    There are thousands of useless green, black and yellow sites all over the Web!
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    • Profile picture of the author topnotchservices
      Originally Posted by benkleiner View Post

      Please don't follow that guy like zombies!
      There are thousands of useless green, black and yellow sites all over the Web!
      Thousands? Yes. Useless? No.

      There are thousands of them because they were useful for making Thousands $$$$ and still are.
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    • Profile picture of the author AdamSlade88
      What about the the hundreds of thousands who use the WP "default theme"? Does that mean they're all useless sites also?
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    • Profile picture of the author TammieJJ
      Originally Posted by benkleiner View Post

      Please don't follow that guy like zombies!
      There are thousands of useless green, black and yellow sites all over the Web!
      There will always be those who follow the latest "method", WSO, etc., "like zombies." Some will succeed. Some will fail. Some will do nothing but purchase the latest thing, read it, and move on to the next thing.

      The point is, with ANY of these products, take what you learn, implement it into YOUR business plan, and keep moving forward. If you don't have a plan, make one, and then take action to make your plan a reality. Your business plan is your personal "method" and you'll find that it changes and evolves over time into something that is workable for you.

      I bought John's book yesterday. From what I've read so far, I fully expect that it will be worth the money that I paid for it, just as his previous micro niche course was well worth the money that I paid for it.

      Happy Holidays!
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  • Profile picture of the author nettech
    Just spent 3 solid hours reading the course, its now 2.45am here!

    Its def worth the $40 I paid for it, my head is buzzing with ideas.

    Whats great is John gives you feedback on various methods he's used which is excellent.

    Its a looooooong read though....217 pages!
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    • Profile picture of the author James Campbell
      Originally Posted by nettech View Post

      Just spent 3 solid hours reading the course, its now 2.45am here!

      Its def worth the $40 I paid for it, my head is buzzing with ideas.

      Whats great is John gives you feedback on various methods he's used which is excellent.

      Its a looooooong read though....217 pages!
      PM me your aff link please.
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    No affiliate thing yet, go straight to the "old" URL
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  • Profile picture of the author Frank Ayres
    I paid for it but have yet to recieve it,
    John seems to want to know my inside leg measurement before he wil sent it to me!

    its the hardest time i have ever had trying to buy something from someone!
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        • Profile picture of the author willz605
          Well....

          I paid for the book last night and still haven't received any indication in the members area or any other area for that matter.....

          If he is overwhelmed with orders he should have a support system in place or at least...I got your order and it will be filled within....

          anyone else have this problem?
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          • Profile picture of the author dectomax
            Yep,

            I bought it 6 hours ago. Still not heard a word from him.
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            • Profile picture of the author TammieJJ
              If you're an old micro niche customer, once you've paid, it will take you right to the member log in area, and at that point, the new book is available for download in the same place as the original adsense masters course. You don't need the response from John to access the material.

              If you're a new customer, that may be where the delay is.
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              • Profile picture of the author TristanPerry
                Originally Posted by TammieJJ View Post

                If you're an old micro niche customer, once you've paid, it will take you right to the member log in area, and at that point, the new book is available for download in the same place as the original adsense masters course. You don't need the response from John to access the material.

                If you're a new customer, that may be where the delay is.
                I'm an old customer too (of both the book and forums) and I also didn't get auto access to it after paying. The member area just gives me access to the old book and forums, with no mention of the new book or payment I made.

                *Shrugs* Awaiting delivery/a reply from John now.

                Edit: As an FYI to old member, replies below are correct: once you've paid, wait a little bit of time and then recheck the members area. For me, the download was than added and I could proceed to download it from there
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  • Profile picture of the author mbmehmet
    thats not exactly true. I was a previous member and I am taken straight to the members area but only have access to the original course.

    .......
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    • Profile picture of the author dectomax
      Same here. 12 hours and counting. Totally rediculous to be honest!
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  • Profile picture of the author John34
    Originally Posted by blogmarketer View Post

    I received an email from John (xfactor) yesterday saying he is releasing a new Adsense course today. Has anyone received it yet, or perhaps a review copy?

    I started on this new "Adsense $100k blueprint" about a month ago, and from the email John sent, it seems like he's moved away from the "micro niche" sites and is now doing something similar. I'm happy with the 100k blueprint course, and if Johns course is similar then I might save my money. I've also learned that my success will improve if I stay focused on one business model that works. If he has some new insights though, than I might be able to add it to what I'm already doing.

    If anyone can comment on what is in his course, and also what it's priced at, I would appreciate it!

    Kim
    If you are happy with 100k blueprint course, then you don't need to buy any other adsense related ebook. I myself have read 100k blueprint course and its pretty much all you need to build solid adsense business.

    Avoid going for every ebook in market, just follow up with what you are doing best and scale it up.
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    • Profile picture of the author nettech
      Originally Posted by John34 View Post

      If you are happy with 100k blueprint course, then you don't need to buy any other adsense related ebook. I myself have read 100k blueprint course and its pretty much all you need to build solid adsense business.

      Avoid going for every ebook in market, just follow up with what you are doing best and scale it up.
      Sorry have to disagree, the 100K Blueprint was OK but John actually goes into a great deal of detail on keyword research, themeing articles, layouts etc. To be honest and this is nothing personal against the guys of 100K but that template is ugly and looks like MFA. Its not bad but I think there is more value from John's course. Thats my personal opinion though.
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      • Profile picture of the author mbmehmet
        For those member that are still awaiting a response regarding the download of the ebook.

        I didn't get a notification email telling me that the download was available. As I was a prior member i checked back at the member login section and it popped up for me to download after 3 hours or so.

        For non prior member I guess you have to wait until he sends you login details.

        Previous members awaiting a download are to check the members area every so often and it should appear.
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        • Profile picture of the author kristinecpa
          Thanks for posting this. It didn't occur to me to login again, I thought I had to wait for a manual email from John. Just logged in and there it was!

          Originally Posted by mbmehmet View Post

          For those member that are still awaiting a response regarding the download of the ebook.

          I didn't get a notification email telling me that the download was available. As I was a prior member i checked back at the member login section and it popped up for me to download after 3 hours or so.

          For non prior member I guess you have to wait until he sends you login details.

          Previous members awaiting a download are to check the members area every so often and it should appear.
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          • Profile picture of the author benkleiner
            I personally do not believe in the figures $$ Xfactor says he makes!
            A daily $5 per mini site and $500 per authority site??
            Get out of here...

            Maybe he talks about Argentinian or Mexican pesos ($)
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            • Profile picture of the author TristanPerry
              Just finished reading through the entire course. The short version: I'm very impressed with it

              The longer version: at first I was a little skeptical about purchasing the course due to the way certain things were handled in the past (video series, 'new book will be for free', the forums etc etc), although I'm most definitely glad I purchased it. The information goes into a lot of detail about pretty much all aspects of what you need to do in order to have a successful authority site.

              It doesn't go into much depth about the basic stuff like registering a domain and how to build a website. Although I view this as a positive since the guide is over 200 pages (single spaced, size 12 font) and thus you can be sure that it drills down into some good detail about various key concepts.

              I especially liked the parts about writing themed content. The site I'm currently working on is at 53 pages although I made the mistake of only targetting 1-2 keywords per page, and thus my traffic isn't great so far. I can definitely see how adding in more themed keywords and phrases will help increase my traffic a great deal.

              Originally Posted by benkleiner View Post

              I personally do not believe in the figures $$ Xfactor says he makes!
              A daily $5 per mini site and $500 per authority site??
              Get out of here...

              Maybe he talks about Argentinian or Mexican pesos ($)
              Actually it's more like (up to) $1,000+ per day for his largest authority site.

              If you're interested in general $$ figures you can make from such sites, check out Lisa's truth files at InlineSEO.com. She outsources the content writing hence the income growth would be faster than if just 1 person did a couple of hours work per day on a website, but I hope that helps give some perspective.

              In short, believe the figures. It's most definitely possible (albeit I'm not there... yet)

              Originally Posted by blogmarketer View Post

              Don't want to knock John's product, but he's talking about a 2200 page authority site making $1000/day. The 100k Blueprint talks about building 25 page authority sites that can make $200/day. That's one 100 times the content/time/effort to get 5 times the return. Granted I'm not making $200/day - probably won't - but neither am I going to hit $1000/day with John's course. So far I'm on track for $25/day - my very first blueprint effort - which is the 'target' for these sites, and knowing what I now know, I'm comfortable that I can repeat that over & over.

              As for 'ugly', that's a good thing. It's not a beauty contest, it's about revenue, and those 'ugly' sites convert. And the entire focus is completely opposite 'mfa' - I'm pretty comfortable that following the guidelines, I'll end up with sites that are exactly what Google wants.

              I've been through much of the ebook now, and what I get is much more of a 'dialog' about what he's done, what he's doing, ideas about article writing, layouts etc., than a step-by-step guide.

              Again, my initial feeling is that there is a *ton* of great information there, and I plan on taking advantage of it. But for me, the 100k blueprint is a more realistic & practical plan.

              Kim
              I think that both guides are good. I also think that they target slightly different audiences (not in a bad way either).

              The 100k AdSense blueprint goes into more detail about the basics, e.g. about how to pick and register a domain, how to add analytics code into a website, etc. (Naturally, along with more 'advanced' concepts too).

              I'd also be somewhat cautious about comparing both courses based on the income levels without trying both methods first. The 100k blueprint seems to say (and please correct me if I'm wrong ) that you should target 1 keyword per page. And that's a fine tactic and one that's been used with great success for many years. Conversely, John's guide talks about writing themed content which targets many keywords. (Again, which is also a fine tactic).

              On the face of it, targetting multiple keywords per page would imply greater earnings per site than targetting one keyword per page. However as I say, without trying out both courses and doing a fair bit of testing, it's difficult to form a decision either way.

              So yeah, to conclude: both courses IMO target slightly different audiences (100k blueprint is great for beginners, whilst John's guide covers a good number of more advanced concepts in a good amount of depth). And that's a good thing, especially since both guides together make for some great learning potential

              Just my $0.02 really.
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              • Profile picture of the author benkleiner
                Originally Posted by TristanPerry View Post

                Just finished reading through the entire course. The short version: I'm very impressed with it

                The longer version: at first I was a little skeptical about purchasing the course due to the way certain things were handled in the past (video series, 'new book will be for free', the forums etc etc), although I'm most definitely glad I purchased it. The information goes into a lot of detail about pretty much all aspects of what you need to do in order to have a successful authority site.

                It doesn't go into much depth about the basic stuff like registering a domain and how to build a website. Although I view this as a positive since the guide is over 200 pages (single spaced, size 12 font) and thus you can be sure that it drills down into some good detail about various key concepts.

                I especially liked the parts about writing themed content. The site I'm currently working on is at 53 pages although I made the mistake of only targetting 1-2 keywords per page, and thus my traffic isn't great so far. I can definitely see how adding in more themed keywords and phrases will help increase my traffic a great deal.


                Actually it's more like (up to) $1,000+ per day for his largest authority site.

                If you're interested in general $$ figures you can make from such sites, check out Lisa's truth files at InlineSEO.com. She outsources the content writing hence the income growth would be faster than if just 1 person did a couple of hours work per day on a website, but I hope that helps give some perspective.

                In short, believe the figures. It's most definitely possible (albeit I'm not there... yet)


                I think that both guides are good. I also think that they target slightly different audiences (not in a bad way either).

                The 100k AdSense blueprint goes into more detail about the basics, e.g. about how to pick and register a domain, how to add analytics code into a website, etc. (Naturally, along with more 'advanced' concepts too).

                I'd also be somewhat cautious about comparing both courses based on the income levels without trying both methods first. The 100k blueprint seems to say (and please correct me if I'm wrong ) that you should target 1 keyword per page. And that's a fine tactic and one that's been used with great success for many years. Conversely, John's guide talks about writing themed content which targets many keywords. (Again, which is also a fine tactic).

                On the face of it, targetting multiple keywords per page would imply greater earnings per site than targetting one keyword per page. However as I say, without trying out both courses and doing a fair bit of testing, it's difficult to form a decision either way.

                So yeah, to conclude: both courses IMO target slightly different audiences (100k blueprint is great for beginners, whilst John's guide covers a good number of more advanced concepts in a good amount of depth). And that's a good thing, especially since both guides together make for some great learning potential

                Just my $0.02 really.
                In this new book, there are concepts previously carved in stone, like competition, strength of competition for KW that are not even mentioned across the 217 pages.

                The KW's lists are made just following the # of searches!

                How is that?:confused::confused:

                I am very confused, maybe somebody could explain to me this new concept for picking out Kw's John is exposing in this new work.:rolleyes:

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                • Profile picture of the author TristanPerry
                  Originally Posted by benkleiner View Post

                  In this new book, there are concepts previously carved in stone, like competition, strength of competition for KW that are not even mentioned across the 217 pages.

                  The KW's lists are made just following the # of searches!

                  How is that?:confused::confused:

                  I am very confused, maybe somebody could explain to me this new concept for picking out Kw's John is exposing in this new work.:rolleyes:

                  Thank you
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                  To be honest I kind of think that he explains this quite a bit throughout the book. Might be worth re-reading it since there's lots of information to take in (I reread it a couple of times).

                  In short, he explains earlier on that he no longer focuses on just one keyword per site or per page, and instead focuses on multiple keywords per page (via theming content)

                  And whilst there'll be a 'main' keyword for the page (the type of keyword that's put in the title and h1 tags and possibly URL, etc), he says not to worry about backlinking that specifically since the other keywords in the page will bring in traffic, and then over time the 'main' keyword(s) will rise in the SERPs.

                  So yeah, that's IMO why he's moved away from talking about competiton, SOC and other such numbers.

                  Regarding his new way of choosing: he spends 35 pages talking about choosing keywords, hence maybe reread the relevant chapter?

                  Hope this helps a bit,
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                • Profile picture of the author Defunct
                  Originally Posted by benkleiner View Post

                  In this new book, there are concepts previously carved in stone, like competition, strength of competition for KW that are not even mentioned across the 217 pages.

                  The KW's lists are made just following the # of searches!

                  How is that?:confused::confused:

                  I am very confused, maybe somebody could explain to me this new concept for picking out Kw's John is exposing in this new work.:rolleyes:

                  Thank you
                  When building an authority site you don't care about the competition and keyword data as much.

                  You are not targetting 5 - 10 phrases and you are thinking long term, like it's not a problem if you take 6 months to get ranked for your main keyword.

                  Also this course, he shows a method of appearing for lots of long tail keywords while you are link building for the bigger keywords.

                  Have you ever looked at analytics for an authority site?

                  Say you got 500 clicks to a page, when you look at a keyword its often only 100 from the keywords you were targetting and 400 from lots of long tail.

                  John's theory is how to target those long tail keywords with LSI and themeing methods.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andrew James
    Interested in reading this as their seems to have been so much hype from forum users about his first book, which I never read but was already doing similar stratergies. Interested to see what he has to say now.
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  • Profile picture of the author blogmarketer
    Originally Posted by nettech View Post

    Sorry have to disagree, the 100K Blueprint was OK but John actually goes into a great deal of detail on keyword research, themeing articles, layouts etc. To be honest and this is nothing personal against the guys of 100K but that template is ugly and looks like MFA. Its not bad but I think there is more value from John's course. Thats my personal opinion though.
    Don't want to knock John's product, but he's talking about a 2200 page authority site making $1000/day. The 100k Blueprint talks about building 25 page authority sites that can make $200/day. That's one 100 times the content/time/effort to get 5 times the return. Granted I'm not making $200/day - probably won't - but neither am I going to hit $1000/day with John's course. So far I'm on track for $25/day - my very first blueprint effort - which is the 'target' for these sites, and knowing what I now know, I'm comfortable that I can repeat that over & over.

    As for 'ugly', that's a good thing. It's not a beauty contest, it's about revenue, and those 'ugly' sites convert. And the entire focus is completely opposite 'mfa' - I'm pretty comfortable that following the guidelines, I'll end up with sites that are exactly what Google wants.

    I've been through much of the ebook now, and what I get is much more of a 'dialog' about what he's done, what he's doing, ideas about article writing, layouts etc., than a step-by-step guide.

    Again, my initial feeling is that there is a *ton* of great information there, and I plan on taking advantage of it. But for me, the 100k blueprint is a more realistic & practical plan.

    Kim
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    • Profile picture of the author Radix
      Originally Posted by blogmarketer View Post

      So far I'm on track for $25/day - my very first blueprint effort - which is the 'target' for these sites, and knowing what I now know, I'm comfortable that I can repeat that over & over.
      Kim
      That's really the key. If you've got something going that you can live with and can be grown consistently, you've got a winner. Always good to learn something new, but if you're not really committed to going after it full bore then you're kind of wasting your energy.
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      Originally Posted by blogmarketer View Post


      As for 'ugly', that's a good thing. It's not a beauty contest, it's about revenue, and those 'ugly' sites convert. And the entire focus is completely opposite 'mfa' - I'm pretty comfortable that following the guidelines, I'll end up with sites that are exactly what Google wants.


      Kim
      Just because some ugly sites convert doesn't mean all ugly sites convert. The template they provide is crap. You may end up with exactly what Google wants, but if you're interested in making money, you should use a different template.
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    • Profile picture of the author Defunct
      Originally Posted by blogmarketer View Post

      Don't want to knock John's product, but he's talking about a 2200 page authority site making $1000/day. The 100k Blueprint talks about building 25 page authority sites that can make $200/day. That's one 100 times the content/time/effort to get 5 times the return. Granted I'm not making $200/day - probably won't - but neither am I going to hit $1000/day with John's course. So far I'm on track for $25/day - my very first blueprint effort - which is the 'target' for these sites, and knowing what I now know, I'm comfortable that I can repeat that over & over.

      As for 'ugly', that's a good thing. It's not a beauty contest, it's about revenue, and those 'ugly' sites convert. And the entire focus is completely opposite 'mfa' - I'm pretty comfortable that following the guidelines, I'll end up with sites that are exactly what Google wants.

      I've been through much of the ebook now, and what I get is much more of a 'dialog' about what he's done, what he's doing, ideas about article writing, layouts etc., than a step-by-step guide.

      Again, my initial feeling is that there is a *ton* of great information there, and I plan on taking advantage of it. But for me, the 100k blueprint is a more realistic & practical plan.

      Kim
      I just checked one of the 100k blueprint sites and they are up to 150 pages, so not really 25 pages unless you get lucky i guess?

      Regardless, but methods will work, the reason Jon writes so much content and pages is because that's what he LIKES to do.

      He's a writer and his passion is health.

      He also stated that he did his health site wrong and would not do it like that today.

      Regardless of pages per earnings, this is completely irrelevant and will vary to the niche you pick and MANY variables.

      I'm sure John has also made sites with 25 pages that made $100 a day, so what.

      His pdf doesn't even focus on keyword research related to search volume, it focuses on LSI and long tail, which is interesting in and of itself.

      If you have ever been interested in stats, you will know any given page will often have up top 100s of long tail keywords even though you were optimising for 2 and John shows how he takes advantage of that, also mostly unique.

      Anyway, they both have great information on tackling more competitive niches, building more long term authoritive sites.

      I don't think either are lying about earnings but it would be easy to do so, therefore we must test everything for ourselves.

      There are other good courses too, each owner have their different methods of doing things, but ALL of them have put massive amounts of effort into their sites.

      Good luck.
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    Sounds interesting. I liked his previous course, but the sites were a little to low quality for my taste. This sounds a lot better.
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  • Profile picture of the author Vlad Shelest
    I have been seriously looking at (and liking) the Fat Cat Blueprint by Bertil Jenner as a roadmap to follow. Now that this latest XFactor course is here, I am wondering about which way I should go. After all, Xfactor's original ebook was and I guess still is such a definitive book on the subject.

    I'd love to hear some opinions.

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    • Profile picture of the author CanuckWarrior
      Originally Posted by diggitydog View Post

      I have been seriously looking at (and liking) the Fat Cat Blueprint by Bertil Jenner as a roadmap to follow. Now that this latest XFactor course is here, I am wondering about which way I should go. After all, Xfactor's original ebook was and I guess still is such a definitive book on the subject.

      I'd love to hear some opinions.

      Vlad.
      If you already have Fat Cat Blueprint and XFactor's original ebook, I really don't understand how you think XFactor's original book was the definitive book on the subject. They don't even compare, imo.

      FCB was (and still is) a viable and scalable business model that doesn't create thin, ugly MFA sites.

      But if you do decide to go to the far end of the FCB spectrum and start building huge authority sites, check out InLineSEO that Tristan recommended. It's pricey, but sound fundamentals don't change regardless of the site size.

      Btw Tristan, did you ever get your XF video refund before forking over another $40 for this latest ebook?
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      • Profile picture of the author JohnS
        Originally Posted by CanuckWarrior View Post

        Btw Tristan, did you ever get your XF video refund before forking over another $40 for this latest ebook?
        I'm curious, has anyone received a refund for the video course? I have not. I will send John occasional reminders (the latest when I received his pitch for the new book) and all have been ignored.

        If he would address the video course refund, I could even stomach the thought of paying for something he previously stated was going to be free to course members (this is not a "new" product, his previously-promised update was supposed to be exactly this - a guide to growing and expanding your niche sites into authority sites).
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      • Profile picture of the author Vlad Shelest
        Originally Posted by CanuckWarrior View Post

        If you already have Fat Cat Blueprint and XFactor's original ebook, I really don't understand how you think XFactor's original book was the definitive book on the subject. They don't even compare, imo.
        I didn't make myself clear I don't think. I do not own the FCB, I was only talking about the impression I was getting from Bertil's emails (being on his list) and the various reviews I have read.

        So I guess it's a vote for FCB?

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  • Profile picture of the author chas08
    I owned the first course and promoted it heavily and now have the second course. I don't think buying a few courses on adsense is bad if you have decided adsense is going to be at least one primary source of income. The education is pretty cheap compared to college courses which most of forget soon after the course was over. I love these authority sites because most of the keyword search is done AFTER you choose your niche. John strongly suggests choosing a nche that you are passionate about. it is so much easier writing content about something you enjoy, rather than a niche that met all the criteria of traffic, CPC, etc. He just mentioned the health niche since it was what he was known for in the beginning, not suggesting we do 2200 page sites. In fact, he says if he was doing it over, he would do it differently, and break it down into smaller sites. He also says there are no hard and fast rules about the number of pages. The course is worth the cost and more in my humble opinion. I like that he admits with further testing, he has found a method that will maximize earnings in the long run, more than his earlier methods, although these still work.
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    • Profile picture of the author benkleiner
      I found this new John's book very uninteresting, self-referencing, self-flattering and scarcely trustworthy in his own figures and achievements (among other thing he states that he personally visits the home of the writers from his "staff" to pick up his articles).

      Xfactor's statements for what he considers "super high quality a content" include thingies like "tea prevents cancer" and similar level non-sense.

      As I said in a previous post: In this new book, there are concepts previously carved in stone, like competition, strength of competition for KW that are not even mentioned across the 217 pages.

      The KW's lists are made just following the # of searches, just gathering KW's in Broad mode!
      Apparently he makes no evaluation to indicate the level of difficulty of the chosen niche prior to start with any of the Authority sites.

      How is that?:p
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      • Profile picture of the author TristanPerry
        Originally Posted by benkleiner View Post

        As I said in a previous post: In this new book, there are concepts previously carved in stone, like competition, strength of competition for KW that are not even mentioned across the 217 pages.

        The KW's lists are made just following the # of searches, just gathering KW's in Broad mode!
        Apparently he makes no evaluation to indicate the level of difficulty of the chosen niche prior to start with any of the Authority sites.

        How is that?:p
        Deja vu You've already said this and a few different people have replied regarding these points?

        Inline SEO doesn't focus much on specific kw numbers either, since (again) with LSI/themed content in a large site, ONE keyword's numbers is relatively unimportant since you'll be focussing on potentially thousands of keywords across your website. Hence if one of your keywords is a bit competitive, that's okay because a page will probably be targetting dozens of other keywords anyway.
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      • Profile picture of the author Alex Barboza
        The same comment in three different foums :confused:

        Originally Posted by benkleiner View Post

        I found this new John's book very uninteresting, self-referencing, self-flattering and scarcely trustworthy in his own figures and achievements (among other thing he states that he personally visits the home of the writers from his "staff" to pick up his articles).

        Xfactor's statements for what he considers "super high quality a content" include thingies like "tea prevents cancer" and similar level non-sense.

        As I said in a previous post: In this new book, there are concepts previously carved in stone, like competition, strength of competition for KW that are not even mentioned across the 217 pages.

        The KW's lists are made just following the # of searches, just gathering KW's in Broad mode!
        Apparently he makes no evaluation to indicate the level of difficulty of the chosen niche prior to start with any of the Authority sites.

        How is that?:p
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        • Profile picture of the author Hortensia
          More and more I've come to the conclusion that most keywordresearch is a complete and utter waste of time. If I look at what I target, because the various keyword research tools tell me to, and which words people actually type in to arrive at my sites, there is such a huge difference, that I wonder why I should do any research for a start.

          So what I do now is just do a quick check on the competition using the wonderwheel and seoquake, to just to get some vague idea for categories and article subjects.

          Then I check what is talked about on forums and what questions people have. Because those are the words that people use when the do a search.

          Then I use keywordsnatcher to come up with more words.

          The problem with soc or number of competitors, is that we simply don't know if we can trust those numbers for sure. Why would Google give us the right information?
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          • Profile picture of the author Stephen Crooks
            You make some very good points that I totally agree with.. Keyword tools are good indicators but are absolutely no match for some good old fashioned research on forums and various other discussions in your niche.

            Originally Posted by Hortensia View Post

            More and more I've come to the conclusion that most keywordresearch is a complete and utter waste of time. If I look at what I target, because the various keyword research tools tell me to, and which words people actually type in to arrive at my sites, there is such a huge difference, that I wonder why I should do any research for a start.

            So what I do now is just do a quick check on the competition using the wonderwheel and seoquake, to just to get some vague idea for categories and article subjects.

            Then I check what is talked about on forums and what questions people have. Because those are the words that people use when the do a search.

            Then I use keywordsnatcher to come up with more words.

            The problem with soc or number of competitors, is that we simply don't know if we can trust those numbers for sure. Why would Google give us the right information?
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            • Profile picture of the author GlenH
              If you know how to structure a site using 'silo architecture' you'll be setting up your sites just the way Google loves them to be.

              If you're monetization model is just using 'Adsense', and you structure your site using siloed architecture, they'll always will rank well for you and never get banned

              Silo architecture sets up all the themeing and internal the linking structure in a very specific way, exactly as Google likes it, and it is the ideal structure if you want to do an 'authority site'.

              However because it's not easy to understand, and because it's difficult to manually do a silo structured a site correctly, most webmasters dismiss the method.


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              • Profile picture of the author buzzpoint
                Best Advice.

                Thank you



                Originally Posted by GlenH View Post

                If you know how to structure a site using 'silo architecture' you'll be setting up your sites just the way Google loves them to be.

                If you're monetization model is just using 'Adsense', and you structure your site using siloed architecture, they'll always will rank well for you and never get banned

                Silo architecture sets up all the themeing and internal the linking structure in a very specific way, exactly as Google likes it, and it is the ideal structure if you want to do an 'authority site'.

                However because it's not easy to understand, and because it's difficult to manually do a silo structured a site correctly, most webmasters dismiss the method.


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              • Profile picture of the author TimG
                Originally Posted by GlenH View Post

                However because it's not easy to understand, and because it's difficult to manually do a silo structured a site correctly, most webmasters dismiss the method.


                --Glen
                Glen,
                Do you know of an automated solution that is capable of producing silo structured sites that you can recommend?

                Respectfully,
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                • Profile picture of the author Hortensia
                  Originally Posted by TimG View Post

                  Glen,
                  Do you know of an automated solution that is capable of producing silo structured sites that you can recommend?

                  Respectfully,
                  Tim
                  I would not call it an automated solution but XSitePro comes close. Something else I like about this program is the ease to manage large numbers of sites.

                  JP
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                  • Profile picture of the author bfas
                    Originally Posted by Hortensia View Post

                    I would not call it an automated solution but XSitePro comes close. Something else I like about this program is the ease to manage large numbers of sites.

                    JP
                    I would agree; while not exactly automated, XSP makes it fairly easy to structure silo sites.

                    While I haven't tried it, someone recently mentioned a WP plugin that supposedly helped set up a silo structured blog via Pages.

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                    • Profile picture of the author JohnS
                      I got an update from John the other day and I'm satisfied that he will still make good on the video course refunds. I pulled the trigger on the new book, and I'm glad I did. It's full of some very solid information, and 200+ pages at that.
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                      • Profile picture of the author SoundsGood
                        Originally Posted by JohnS View Post

                        I pulled the trigger on the new book, and I'm glad I did. It's full of some very solid information, and 200+ pages at that.
                        In what way(s) is it different from his original Adsense book?
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                        • Profile picture of the author JohnS
                          Originally Posted by SoundsGood View Post

                          In what way(s) is it different from his original Adsense book?
                          It's a completely different approach... more about how to build an authority site from the ground up. I'd consider John's new book and Steve's bootcamp course both excellent resources in that regard.
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                • Profile picture of the author chas08
                  Clickbumps themes make it so easy for even non tech people like me to implement xfactor's site structure. And his patience and customer support is outstanding. So if you are Wordpress person, do yourself a favor and at least check out Clickbumps themes. He also has great review site themes as well as adsense.
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                  • Profile picture of the author bobang
                    I used to be his fan, but the more I deal with him, he reminds me of Joe Kumar. I've tried to get the video course refund since October and I'm keep getting different excuses for 3 months. He said his accountant was going to be sending out the checks to everyone by December 17th, and that promise was broken once again.

                    He's not replying to my email since December 20th.

                    I sent another email today regarding the refund and unpaid affiliate commission. I still don't understand what's so hard about writing a $100 check.

                    John, after reading this post, I realized that you are ignoring my email intentionally even though I always wrote my email with respect. If you are reading this, you have my business name and the address. Take a minute and write a check. I will pay for your postage and the envelope.

                    ---

                    Update : I don't know if he read this post or not, but he answered my email right away this time with explanation why he couldn't refund. He's asking for 8 more weeks, so I will wait.
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                  • Profile picture of the author JohnS
                    Originally Posted by chas08 View Post

                    Clickbumps themes make it so easy for even non tech people like me to implement xfactor's site structure. And his patience and customer support is outstanding. So if you are Wordpress person, do yourself a favor and at least check out Clickbumps themes. He also has great review site themes as well as adsense.
                    I second that recommendation, and would also recommend the ClickBump SEO! plugin. It's perfect for finding themed LSI keywords like John recommends in the authority course. I have tried some some other solutions but nothing else compares to the speed and relevance of keywords returned by this plugin.
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                    • Profile picture of the author Hortensia
                      I have invested in Web Content Studio for the lsi part, and yeah I really like that program...
                      So for people who are not into wordpress, it's a good way to go!
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          • Profile picture of the author dotcomdesigns
            Originally Posted by Hortensia View Post

            More and more I've come to the conclusion that most keywordresearch is a complete and utter waste of time. If I look at what I target, because the various keyword research tools tell me to, and which words people actually type in to arrive at my sites, there is such a huge difference, that I wonder why I should do any research for a start.

            So what I do now is just do a quick check on the competition using the wonderwheel and seoquake, to just to get some vague idea for categories and article subjects.

            Then I check what is talked about on forums and what questions people have. Because those are the words that people use when the do a search.

            Then I use keywordsnatcher to come up with more words.

            The problem with soc or number of competitors, is that we simply don't know if we can trust those numbers for sure. Why would Google give us the right information?
            Google 'should' give us the right information because a lot of us use it for our Adwords campaigns. There's little point in them giving us keywords to bid on in Adwords if no one is searching for them. Ads won't get displayed and Google won't get paid by advertisers. It's in Google's interest to provide accurate and up to date information, whether it happens or not I'm not convinced either way at the moment!
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            • Profile picture of the author marco005
              Hy John,

              Please explain me your example in your authorithy course ebook;

              You say this;

              "For example, I have used keywords that showed absolutely no search volume from
              Google, but ended up bringing in a steady 20-50 visitors per day.
              These pages are articles that were written once, have a few backlinks to them, but earn
              a steady $10 - $30 per month from that one page alone".

              and this;

              "Black Tea Preparation" is a great article topic to write for people, my people.
              And I guarantee you this article, so long as it is highly themed with related terms from
              the top 10, will earn at least .50 to $1.00 per day over time with patience, some
              backlinks and domain age

              So, actual, the google keyword tool shows by the key exact match;

              black tea preparation this cpc for advertiser ; 0,09$

              So, how can get this 0,09$ cpc key an adsense earning from 0,50-1,00$ a day?????
              You must have min. 50 visitors a day from this key and a high ctr about 20%, than you come near to the 1,00$ adsense earning a day.

              Halt Stop! But google adsense pays you not 100% from the advertiser cpc, adsense payout 30-50% from the cpc, sou that this key brings you max. 0,05$ per click. So you need 20 clicks to made 1$ a day.

              by 20-50 visitors you said in your ebook, this is not possible.That means a 40% ctr by any 50 visitors a day, this is not possible.

              Please correct me if Im wrong there, to understand better your authorithy method.

              with best wishes
              marco005
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  • Profile picture of the author Hortensia
    Maybe so, but there is at least some doubt that the Google search results are totally correct. The guys from Free Traffic System explain that better than I can, in a few videos.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tom L
    I had the original book from Xfactor and followed his advice which didn't lead far as I came in too late. After doing things my way I was able to get my income much higher. The one thing that the original course had was the ability to get a person extremely motivated and to understand the importance of taking action.

    I've spoken to John over e-mail and he promised that all the original buyers would get the 2nd edition for free. This is now just another of the hundreds of lies spoken by this clown. At this point I don't see why anyone would even care? The guy probably lies about his income, his sites and everything else as well. Go with you gut feeling on this one. It's the same as a girl that you know cheated on everybody else telling you that she's not doing it to you.... please....
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  • Profile picture of the author Dumkist
    I got a refund but it was not from John..I had to contact Pay pal and I told them he was telling me that he could not refund me because his account was frozen..what a lie..they Instantly gave me a refund..here is what really happened ..John wanted to keep the money long enough so that I could not get a refund from pay pal..I think it is 60 days..after that you are sh*t out of luck..anyway he emailed me asking why I did that ..are you serious ??..because I don't want to be ripped off Goof Ball !!...But I never emailed him back I wasted enough time getting my money Back from Pay Pal..My advice is don't buy from this guy..all he does is lie..he lied about the Videos..he lied about the book being free...he lied about his account being frozen...and many more, you all know them Do you think maybe some If not everything in this book is a lie ??..hmmmmm...YES !!!

    I do feel sorry for all of you that did not get a refund..I was lucky because I had this happen before in the past..when someone tells you that their pay pal account is frozen and they can not refund you do not believe it.


    Happy New Year To All

    Please Move On And Let The Past Go !
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  • Profile picture of the author PPC-Coach
    I bought his new book and I'm not really an seo guy much, (although I've been getting better at it over the years). It's worth it. He lays down a solid plan for building authority sites. It's full of very good ideas and things that I know work well. At 200 pages it's well done and no fluff to speak of which I like.
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  • Profile picture of the author marco005
    Hello to all here,

    Great new stuff from you John!

    But, you must me explain a little bit;

    1: Why is an authority big seite, better with adsense than a small site (like xfactor)?
    2.you say you not have a blog included not in your bigger authority site and not in your small site (xfactor), does where your traffic come from?

    3.So you not have a blog included in you site to become traffic, you writing product description, write, set and forget it? So yes, but is this not an MFA Site in googles eyes, small site (xfactor) or bigger authority site?

    4. Why i earn more form google adsense, when i make an authority bigger site, so 30 pages, than with a small site (xfactor?) Then the small sites are the easier way to make money, why shoul i going the hard way, buildung hundreds ore more pages? So you have a blog, when you write many daily Blogposts, so you become more traffic too, ist the same, so you build 100 pages and forget it, ore you does blogging daily 10 blogposts, the traffic income will be the same.

    Theese, dear John i not understand in your great method.

    best wishes
    marco005
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    • Profile picture of the author TristanPerry
      Originally Posted by marco005 View Post

      Hello to all here,

      Great new stuff from you John!

      But, you must me explain a little bit;

      1: Why is an authority big seite, better with adsense than a small site (like xfactor)?
      2.you say you not have a blog included not in your bigger authority site and not in your small site (xfactor), does where your traffic come from?

      3.So you not have a blog included in you site to become traffic, you writing product description, write, set and forget it? So yes, but is this not an MFA Site in googles eyes, small site (xfactor) or bigger authority site?

      4. Why i earn more form google adsense, when i make an authority bigger site, so 30 pages, than with a small site (xfactor?) Then the small sites are the easier way to make money, why shoul i going the hard way, buildung hundreds ore more pages? So you have a blog, when you write many daily Blogposts, so you become more traffic too, ist the same, so you build 100 pages and forget it, ore you does blogging daily 10 blogposts, the traffic income will be the same.

      Theese, dear John i not understand in your great method.

      best wishes
      marco005
      1) Perhaps re-read pages 21-36 (the introduction) since this covers why John feels authority sites are better than micro niche sites

      2) Not sure I understand. A website is a website, whether it was created by hand, via a blog, via a CMS or a WYSIWYG editor like John uses. Traffic isn't dependent on a particular type of site or method of creating a site.

      3) Again not sure I fully understand sorry Read pages 86 to 115 for a look at how John covers content writing.

      4) Same as question 1 really. It's just the point that more keywords (per page) are targetted by writing themed (LSI) content compared to micro niche sites which target 1 keyword per page, and also an authority site will start building more momentum compared to micro niche sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author marco005
    Hello TristanPerry,

    thanks for your firndly answer, Yes i read again the pages 86-115.

    But the Traffic, build an authority site set up and forget it and only make linkbuilding or seo. But seo needs Time to work, to become traffic and ranking.

    So you need faster Traffic, and Traffic is money with adsense, you must blogging so you become faster Traffic on your authority site.

    I think, ist better to have an blog included to make daily blogposts to become fast Traffic on his own authority sites. In your blogposts you put adsense and in your other authority sites too.

    I think thats a little better method, so how why waiting for traffic, whenseo needs time and blogging brings fast traffic result?

    I hope that Worpdpress, when i make 10 categories,4-5 pages each categories and Blogging 6-8 blogposts each day, does Wordpress not will be work slow.Drupal ist smaller and faster than Wordpress, but no easy to handle, its need time to learn,bevor i can work within.

    best wishes and success
    marco005
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  • Profile picture of the author marco005
    Hello,

    I think when you combine your authority site with a blog included, you have an double effect.

    Listen,you make an authority site with 5,8-ore more categories with 4,5 or more productseites within each categorie, set it and forget it and make only article marketing.

    But when you have a blog included in your authority site with articles about your niche, here you put andsense there too, you have an double effect; then you become fast traffic from youre blog, when article marceting and seo does need time to work.

    So you will fast results, so you must bloggin too.

    1.blogging= traffic fast
    2. article marketing and seo= traffic and organic seo traffic needs time

    And i not think, when you writing daily 10 different articles to ten different high PR directories, so you have 200 BL from this in one month, that you become 100 Users ech day Traffic from this on your Website?

    For 100 useres ech day Traffic ore more, i thin you must write more than 10 different articles each day to 10 different directories.

    When you get 0,50$ from google adsense and you got an 15% ctr with this method, so you have by 100 users, 7,50 § adsense income each day.

    By 300 Users, you have 22,50§ adsense income each day, this makes the brake even point, so you make money with 2-3 of this sites, you have 1200-1800$ each month with adsense.

    After a one year i think you will make more than theese 1200-1800$ each month with 3 of this sites.

    Summit: You will become fast Traffic? So not only make article marketing, make a blog included in your authority sites too.

    with best wihes
    marco005
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  • Profile picture of the author marco005
    Hello clickbump,

    Thanks for that Information!

    So ist a good idea when i become additional traffic from squidoo and others ?
    I have heared, that social Traffic not clicks on any adsense, is that true?
    This would be lost energy to work, to become Traffic from scocial sites.

    I want promote my Posts to social news sites and press releases, plus i write daily articles (articlemarketing) or ping , or better to come in google news, this give traffic.

    best wihes
    marco005
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  • Profile picture of the author JK Nyerere
    Out of curiosity, has anybody EVER seen any proof of earnings for his $1000 Authority site or any of his other sites?

    I know things can be photoshopped, but we viewers can always be the judge of what is faked or not. But the guy is just spouting earnings figures and nobody ever questions their authenticity.

    All I know is that none of my 6 page "xfactor" micro-niche sites ever made me $5 per day...then he moved the goal posts to say he makes mini authority sites (suspicious).

    I also know that just adding pages to sites does not necessarily increase earnings.

    I would like to know if anybody has ever seen proof of his $1000 per day Adsense claims or even his original $300 per day Adsense claims.

    A person making $1000 per day will not have any difficulties refunding people $250 or so dollars and would not delay it for any reason...unless he was not really making $1000 per day from Adsense consistently.
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    • Profile picture of the author JoeWunschSEO
      Originally Posted by JK Nyerere View Post


      All I know is that none of my 6 page "xfactor" micro-niche sites ever made me $5 per day...
      I have a few one page sites using the xfactor template that make me 9-10$ per day on weekdays pretty consistently, and many many more that make $3-7 per day.
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    • Profile picture of the author Cantbedone!
      @JK

      I have searched high and low. There is no proof. Unfortunately, with IM this is usually the case. You just never know. It comes down to trust. You either believe in it or you don't.

      The only way to truly find out, it to try it. It takes a huge investment of time and effort but I believe that its the only way to find out for sure.

      My approach is to start building massive unique and helpful content for people. In time, if people value the site, it will grow successful. All of the IM techniques I've learned are included in the plan but they are secondary. I think we need to build websites for people. If we succeed, the money will follow. It just really seems like building sites specifically for money, rarely works out.

      I'm sure some people have had more success with it than I have but the minisites approach never did anything for me. They either rank on page 1 for low traffic which is useless or they fail to rank for higher traffic keywords which is equally useless.
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    • Profile picture of the author JK Nyerere
      Originally Posted by JK Nyerere View Post

      Out of curiosity, has anybody EVER seen any proof of earnings for his $1000 Authority site or any of his other sites?

      I know things can be photoshopped, but we viewers can always be the judge of what is faked or not. But the guy is just spouting earnings figures and nobody ever questions their authenticity.

      All I know is that none of my 6 page "xfactor" micro-niche sites ever made me $5 per day...then he moved the goal posts to say he makes mini authority sites (suspicious).

      I also know that just adding pages to sites does not necessarily increase earnings.

      I would like to know if anybody has ever seen proof of his $1000 per day Adsense claims or even his original $300 per day Adsense claims.

      A person making $1000 per day will not have any difficulties refunding people $250 or so dollars and would not delay it for any reason...unless he was not really making $1000 per day from Adsense consistently.
      I was reading the intro sections of xfactor's latest course and something does not add up.

      At the time of writing the course, he writes:
      -He says he makes about $1000 per day on average from adsense.
      -His health site makes him $500 per day on average
      - he has 100 authority sites in total
      - his micro-niche sites made him $5 per day on average before they were developed to become authority sites.
      - He has a total of 10,000 pages published.
      - He converted all his micro sites to 100 page authority sites.

      My maths:
      -The above means that he makes $500 per day from 99 of his authority sites. The health site is the other one that makes $500 per day to bring a total of $1000 per day.
      - That means that on average, each one of his 100 page authority sites makes him just $5 per day!

      - Which means that he makes an average of $0.05 per page per day on those 99 sites.

      - which means that his original sites were probably making $0.50 per day for 10 pages rather than the claimed $5 per day. This figure of 50 cents per day per site is a lot more realistic to my experiences with "xfactor" micro niche sites.

      So I think the fact that he could make $0.22 per page on his health site rather than the standard $0.05, is a result of being lucky in choosing a profitable niche. Most niches will just not give you $0.22 per page per day for a 500-800 word article. The fact that he makes only $0.05 per page per day on his remaining 99 sites only supports the importance of niche selection.

      If his $1000 per day figured include sales of his IM courses, coaching and ebooks, then the above is moot.
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  • Profile picture of the author BillyPilgrim
    I have an Xfactor MNS that was making me over $200+ a month during the season. But it's seasonal and not pulling now.
    Scott,
    You've JUST talked about what I'm trying to find. As you said, both John and Lisa'a course are great but rely on static sites. Where can I find how to make this silo structure with Word Press?

    BP
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    • Profile picture of the author vossman
      To get a silo structure with Wordpress you can use Dan Raine's Wordpress Silo Plugin. This plugin essentially adds a nofollow tag to every link on every page, with the exception of certain links depending on the page. If you check out the site (not aff link) it explains how the structures are created visually. The plugin also has flexibility so you can specify certain links to remain dofollow, and to also keep other wordpress internal links dofollow, for example to your Pages. I own this plugin and have played with it a bit but I have not fully executed it so I really can't comment on the effectiveness of using it.

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  • Profile picture of the author marco005
    Hello,

    John has writing great stuff with his xfactor Method.

    But for my authority site i will make my topic categories a little bit broader and then in this broader categories i put my product sites.

    Not many sites or articles, who John put, who no have search volume. Why?

    For keys who not have search volume, you come fast to Top Ten in google, but you will earn lausy adsense epc,so there for theese keys, nothing would buying adwords!

    So you will earn very lausy adsense epc.
    So make my sites better with product sites to the categorie Topic, like xfactor, this would be brings a better adsense epc.

    You not will make adsense money with articles, who have not search volume, so in xfactor authority Method.

    Yes you can make it, but only with affiliate products, they you have only under your static "Hone" page in Wordpress or Drupal...

    So you become fast search engine traffic, so you are fast in google top ten,you not become lausy adsense epc, so you will selling affilauiute products with high commission.

    Its your decision to make money with this method with adsense or affiliate.


    best wishes
    marco005
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  • Profile picture of the author remodeler
    Did John ever release the videos he mentions in this course?
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  • Profile picture of the author marco005
    Hello all marketer profs,


    So, what is an real chance to make money fast with xfactor and adsense?

    I make 2 niche sites,

    How long it takes to earn so 500-1000 $ every month from 1 niche authority site ( i make 2) , when i writing 10-14 blogposts daily, and writing too web 2.0,social news sites and 100-200 backlinks every month (articles)?

    The cpc für the advertiser in this branches is so 3-7$ in top positions per click, in position 8-12 a little bit more less, so 2-3$ per click.

    When i write so many blogposts daily, is it possible with x factor too make 500$ ore more every month in fast time, or is it possible that i must been waiting 1 year, to earn this pro site?

    I think 300-500$ in month with 1 site must be possible in 3-4 month?

    What do you think?

    with best wishes
    marco005
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    • Profile picture of the author clickbump
      Originally Posted by marco005 View Post

      Hello all marketer profs...How long it takes to earn so 500-1000 $ every month from 1 niche authority site ( i make 2) , when i writing 10-14 blogposts daily, and writing too web 2.0,social news sites and 100-200 backlinks every month (articles)?
      Hi Marco, you can get some estimation for the expected demand, traffic and CPC for your site before you build it, but in most cases, for any accurate estimation, you are going to have to have the site going for a few months in order to really test your assumptions.

      ~ s
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      • Profile picture of the author Rexibit
        Originally Posted by clickbump View Post

        Hi Marco, you can get some estimation for the expected demand, traffic and CPC for your site before you build it, but in most cases, for any accurate estimation, you are going to have to have the site going for a few months in order to really test your assumptions.

        ~ s
        The easiest way to figure out if your site is going to do well is to toss up an Adwords or FB offer and see how quickly they jump on it. If you get a decent CTR, then you know that your site is worth building further than a single page.

        That's much easier to do than spend a ton on hiring an article writer to generate content or spending a few days writing several pages of it yourself. That $1-200 you spend could save you a ton more in time and money for getting good content and setting the site up.

        You only have so much time, you can be doing better things with it
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  • Profile picture of the author powerspike
    (Disclaimer - i am a little bit of a fan of xfactors - i was pretty much doing what he called micro sites already when he came on the scene - he just helped me define it)

    Ok, for Wordpress, the auth silo setup - i HAVE managed to do it, an example (non adsense) Talking WoW

    Structure is Frontpage (combonation of posts) -> Category (text summary with post lists) -> sub category -> posts.

    I haven't fleshed out the site fully yet (working on other projects) but will be writing up a howto on it shortly.

    I can understand how people find it hard - i have made my own wordpress themes etc and it still took me several hours looking for the right plugins etc

    If you visit the site for a look, look in the sidebar, the top menu, the base category is "classes", followed by "death knights", followed by "builds", then the posts.

    Code:
    http://www.talkingwow.com/classes/death-knight/death-knight-unholy-builds/cataclysm-death-knight-unholy-build.html
    A full silo url structure, with content on every step of the way, not just post lists.

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  • Profile picture of the author marco005
    Hello clickbump,Rexibit,

    i want to make 2-3 different niche sites, they are in moment no finished.Google shows the summary of 20-120.000 competitors per niche. All domains are 6 months old, i have waiting 6 months to not come in the google sandbox.....

    The keyword search volume from these niche product categories is on showing on external tool between 880- 6000 and the cpc is between 2,50- 6$.

    I have 10 keywords (10 products), by 1 of theese sites, the site is bigger, so i have 25-45 products, the rest 10-15 products with search volume between 880-6000

    To make 500$ in month with adsense with 1 of my webseites, is an real life example, not like this "make 10.000 in one month".... (ok i will get this i will be lucky, everbody will be lucky there to make 10.000$ every month)

    But i think conservative, how really is this to earn 500$ with 1 website in 2-3 months when i make this:

    monthly build 100-150 backlinks with articlemarketing pro website
    daily writing 4 different articles on 4 different web 2.0 properties pro website
    daily writing 4 different articles to 4 different social news sites pro website

    and when i make my niche sites not only static like the x factor,making with a blog who has always adsense in the content,with targeting keywords to this niche, better lsi keywords, i will writing additionally 4-8 posts every day.

    resume that brings 100-150 backlinks every month pro website
    80 web 2.0 posts every month pro website
    80 social news posts every month pro website

    100-150 posts on my own website/domain

    all posts will be promoting with the IMT Submitter.

    Sop, this is my "business-plan", what do you think about it?

    Does web 2.0 traffic not brings high ctr with adsense? Or does ist? (i hope)

    Are this enough writing posts on web 2,0 and social news sites, to become minimum ca. 200 visitors every day, fast after 1-2 months?

    I think when the traffis starts, 100, or 200,, or more visitors every day, it will be with an x factor structured site, make money with adsense.

    By an 10% ctr with 200 visitors each day,wghen its possible to become 30% epc from google, by this cpc from minimum 2,50$m its possible to become 0,75$ per click from google.

    10% ctr, this are 20 clicks every day= 15$ per day, also 450$ in month.

    I think this must be real after 3-5 months with 1 website, but i make 3 websites 3x 450$......

    By all 3 different branch websites is the cpc from 2,50-6$.

    This is my plan.....

    I dont hope,that i mus have more than 3 websites to make 1-1200$ every month with adsense, then when i must have 10 websites ore more, i dont now to manage then. Also writing posts every day etc, etc, how i make this with 10 websites??????


    with best wishes
    marco005
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  • Profile picture of the author Andy Kobe
    Well the xfactor FINALLY put up videos.

    So far there are 2 posted and I have to say, they are really good content. They put a more human aspect on the course itself with experience and advice.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeremy123
      hey Justin,

      a silo structured website is based on the internal linking structure along with the proper anchor text, not the file name structure, those file names are too long

      it is all about the links on-page as well as off-page
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      • Profile picture of the author powerspike
        Originally Posted by Jeremy123 View Post

        hey Justin,

        a silo structured website is based on the internal linking structure along with the proper anchor text, not the file name structure, those file names are too long

        it is all about the links on-page as well as off-page
        absolutely agree'd.

        The site i posted as an example - is meant to have several distinct silo's, to the point where each one is big enough, that the related posts,(and manually - the backlink building), will stay within each silo =)

        having the full structure like that will also allow you to have sub silo's down the track as well when you build your sites out more.
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  • Profile picture of the author marco005
    Hello,

    i think im not spend many time and concentrate on social traffic, this will be not convert with adsense, only article marketing, rss, and Gnews.

    social traffic perhaps a little bit convert with affiliate prodcuts.


    with best wishes
    marco005
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  • Profile picture of the author Hortensia
    You forget the 20-80 rule, meaning only a few sites bring in the big piles.
    Some keywords bring in more than others.
    Not every niche turns out to be a good adsense earner.

    So this health site is doing alright. That's why he mentions it.

    If you know what you're doing you can make a lot of money. Apparently the site Askthebuilder.com makes $1400 on average per day just with adsense. And adsense is only a part of the income. So we are talking $60.000 + per month with one site.
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    • Profile picture of the author JK Nyerere
      Originally Posted by Hortensia View Post

      You forget the 20-80 rule, meaning only a few sites bring in the big piles.
      Some keywords bring in more than others.
      Not every niche turns out to be a good adsense earner.

      So this health site is doing alright. That's why he mentions it.

      Perhaps you did not read all of my long post.
      I discuss his metrics using averages, therefore the 20/80 rule does not matter.

      Say, if I build 100 sites with each having 300 pages. And my total income from those 100 sites is $500 per day. Say 1 of those 100 sites account for $450 per day of that $500.

      Either way, my average earnings per site will be $5 per day, not $450 per day.

      Claiming that my system makes $450 per day would be disingenous.

      My point about his metrics is that they do not add up.

      Originally Posted by Hortensia View Post

      If you know what you're doing you can make a lot of money. Apparently the site Askthebuilder.com makes $1400 on average per day just with adsense. And adsense is only a part of the income. So we are talking $60.000 + per month with one site.
      I do not dispute that. Some even make $20,000 per day and more (plentyoffish/eza b4 mayday update.).
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      • Profile picture of the author 4morereferrals
        JK,

        I get where youre going ... it would be helpful to get the total story.

        But lets just say ... its all BS and you're spot on the money with your estimations.

        $.05 per day per page avg.

        Here's the maths.

        It costs about $8.50 to get a decent PAGE written on Textbroker.com

        How many $8.50 do u wish to exchange for $18.25 at the end of 12 months?

        You follow a system and spend $8.50 on average. Maybe a little more - perhaps a little less.

        Each time you "invest" $8.50 into the system - you get back $18.50 - in perpetuity - year after year.

        Nice little annuitization plan IMHO.

        I also get articles in 20 batch chunks - well done and > 500 words for $4.50 for bulk investments. So if your maths are right ...

        It is possible to invest $4.50 1x and get a $18.50 annual annuity every time you do so.

        Sadly ... my niche selection and KW research hasnt been all that hot and Ive been floundering around a bit lately with adsense. Theres actually quite a bit to this - more than just - pick a niche - throw up some content.

        CTR - EMD locating - ad placements - text vs. images ad - what size blocks - what color texts - what themes - what stuff not to do to piss off google etc ... has been a really interesting and for me, challenging experience.

        Between domains / content / seo / themes / va costs - across about 25 sites - its been a big upfront expense and investment in learning for me.

        Im not at $.05 per page. Way less sadly. Sux.
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  • Profile picture of the author Hortensia
    Keeping things simple is the best approach.
    -Copy a succesful layaout of a site that you know bring in the money
    -Copy a succesful niche
    -Select highpaying adsense keywords from SpyFu or any other source
    -Get the ball rolling
    -Don't waist too much time analysing metrics
    -Instead you better write most of your own content and get good at preselling
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    • Profile picture of the author bitriot
      The one thing I wish the course addressed was how to spread out backlinks. Just bomb the crap out of the homepage? Throw a few links at each internal page? I don't think the ebook made that particularly clear.
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  • Profile picture of the author marco005
    I think John put the focus in his new ebook on to build information pages, not to write product descriptions pages, so like in the first ebook xfactor.

    He has keywords with search volume of 50, 20, or even only 0, zero.

    But product keywords have a much higher cpc , so that you earning an higher epc with adsense, than keywords with 50,20 or zero search volumes, for then, no advertiser will pay an high cpc for those keywords, and you not earning high epc with theese.
    Or am I wrong about there?

    best wishes
    marco005
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  • Profile picture of the author raymagnetic
    He's a fraud. Been waiting a month for his 2012 blueprint. No update now for 2 weeks on the new course.
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