Xfactor Course - Practical Question (and good news)

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I love this Xfactor "system". I'm getting 37.5 percent CTR average, and can't wait to get more sites in stream.

Here's my question:

What's the best way to keep track of the sites, AND their pages, AND the accompanying articles? Already getting a little brain-disjointed.

Suggestions?
#good #news #practical #question #xfactor
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    • Profile picture of the author Bewley
      Originally Posted by Kelly Verge View Post

      I use OneNote. I set up a template and for each new site I just drop in the specifics.
      I am also following Xfactor's course. I have OneNote and used it for my legal studies - what an excellent suggestion. Duh!
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      • Profile picture of the author Ghalt
        I have a spreadsheet that I created that has several tabs:

        Tab 1 - Site Info. This lists each domain name and all the relevant login/passwords (FTP, WordPress, email, etc.). I also have my checklist of what I need to do for each new site I create (dummy-proof for me so I can walkthrough it even when I'm tired), from registering, Hosting setup, DNS registration, WP installation and editing, etc.

        Tab 2 - Article Tracker - article ID (used on later tabs), Article Name, Article Site (EZA, GOA, etc.), Date submitted, Date approved, link1 Anchor Text, link 2 Anchor Text

        Tab 3 - Marketing Progress - the standard list of article 'To Dos' down the side, with each site across the top. For example, Main Content GOA 1, GOA 2, EZA 1, Deep Content 1 GOA, Deep Content 1 EZA, etc. (Basically I uniquely identify each article that he recommends we write in the seven-day step). Each domain goes across the top. When I submit an article, I use the article ID from Tab 2 in the right cell so I can correlate them. For articles that need to be approved, I change the cell color gray until they are approved. I've also added some of my own traffic generation ToDos down the side, apart from just the articles, and put an 'X' in the cell when I'm done.

        On this tab, above each domain, I have the day the domain was registered (pulled from Tab1), a place to input the date for which I pull Adsense data, and a place to input the total earned for the Adsense channels associated with that site. Then another cell calculates the average $ earned per day for the life of the site.

        Tab 4 - Keyword Stats - When I find a niche with MNF, I check the results (searches, exact results, SOC), and export them, then paste them in this tab. This helps me know which phrases I need to write content for. If I'm building, say, 5 pages, I can look at the stats and see which one I should write for next. I also append the SpyFu data to the header keyword. I'm using this to track how well my sites are doing based on the stats they had when I started so I can know what to look for in future sites (as far as search/result ratio and SOC).

        Once John puts up his own message forum, I'll probably post a cleaned-up version of my spreadsheet for others to use.

        I'm also considering adding a tab to track the SEO Rank Checker results, but that feels a bit extraneous at this point.

        Note: I'm a Data Analyst by day. So yes, I value collecting and analyzing the data. lol In fact I probably spend too much time doing that and should be doing more article writing. But since I'm starting up, I'm trying to track properly from the beginning so I can best sharpen my efforts in the future.
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    • Profile picture of the author Marty S
      Originally Posted by Kelly Verge View Post

      I use OneNote. I set up a template and for each new site I just drop in the specifics.
      Dude! Never even knew I had this program in Office2007. It looks fantastic and I can see many uses for it. TYVM!
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  • Profile picture of the author eaglechick
    My apologies for "hijacking" this thread but I've read a lot about X-factors course lately and is it "beginner" friendly that is : Is all the pieces of the puzzle there and most of all do they fit in together. I'm not good with the tech stuff - more of a
    writer. Is the tech stuff laid out so that it is doable and understandable?

    Please PM a link as I don't want to end up buying the wrong one.

    Thxs
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    • Profile picture of the author jplanigan
      Originally Posted by eaglechick View Post

      My apologies for "hijacking" this thread but I've read a lot about X-factors course lately and is it "beginner" friendly that is : Is all the pieces of the puzzle there and most of all do they fit in together. I'm not good with the tech stuff - more of a
      writer. Is the tech stuff laid out so that it is doable and understandable?

      Please PM a link as I don't want to end up buying the wrong one.

      Thxs
      I would say that the course is very newbie friendly. It is also *very* popular, so if you have questions or challenges with implementing something, you will get lots of help. Being a writer, this course would be ideally suited for you.

      Patrick
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  • Profile picture of the author nettech
    Eaglechick, you'll find this course very easy even as a newbie, what John has done is decluttered the whole process...hats off to him. Definately worth the money Id say!
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  • Profile picture of the author eaglechick
    Thx you guys for your prompt replies.

    Ghalt : I've read you're review and it is one of the most honest reviews I've seen in
    a long time. You're analysis is spot on and a comprehensive answer on the thread posted. Looking forward to your spreadsheet.

    Patrick and Nettech - Thx a mil.

    To your roaring success.

    Elmien
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    • Profile picture of the author ronb107
      Hey guys:

      Just wanted to hear if anyone noticed (or can explain) the following...

      When doing kw research, I noticed that an SOC of 9 had higher numbers for the three IN components (inTitle, inAnchor, inURL) than an SOC of 21.

      I've attached a screen print, and also sent an email to MNF support.

      Any explanations welcomed!

      Thanks
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      • Profile picture of the author Ron.
        That's because you're comparing apples to oranges.

        SOC numbers are different from niche to niche.

        Dogs and pets are different,so they'll have different SOC data.

        Dog is specific. Pets is broad.



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        Originally Posted by ronb107 View Post

        Hey guys:

        Just wanted to hear if anyone noticed (or can explain) the following...

        When doing kw research, I noticed that an SOC of 9 had higher numbers for the three IN components (inTitle, inAnchor, inURL) than an SOC of 21.

        I've attached a screen print, and also sent an email to MNF support.

        Any explanations welcomed!

        Thanks
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        • Profile picture of the author ronb107
          Originally Posted by Ron. View Post

          That's because you're comparing apples to oranges.

          SOC numbers are different from niche to niche.

          Dogs and pets are different,so they'll have different SOC data.

          Dog is specific. Pets is broad.
          Ron
          Ron, I appreciate the response. However, I think a little clarification is in order.

          I am looking at the same niche, but this should not make a difference when looking under the hood at the algorithm.

          In other words, if the algorithm for calculating SOC relies only on the three INs, then the results should be different. That is, if all three INs are higher for a keyword, then it's SOC should be higher than another keyword where all three INs are lower.

          The only explanation is that another metric is being used, or the algorithm is broken.

          Just thought I'd bring this up in case the algorithm is broken.

          Thanks
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