As we are steadily progressing deeper into 2010, I thought it was time for me to reflect on my IM successes in 2009 and share them with you. First a little bit about myself.
I have several part time jobs that currently provide my income and health insurance. They are:
- Training developer at local university.
- Online graduate course instructor at other local university.
- Chinese 101/102 instructor at local university.
- Chinese import quality control business.
- Collection of Adsense websites.
- Collection of sites promoting affiliate products.
The particular IM success story I would like to share concerns one of my affiliate sites.
In early 2009, I set up a "Get Your Ex Back" website. The keyword research I did for the site was a little different than how most people do it. I didn't pay any attention to exact competition. Rather, I chose keyword phrases solely based on what I saw on page one of Google for that search. Quite simply, I checked the PR of each site on page one and added them all up. Keywords of total PR 30 and below went into my basket. All other keywords were discarded. This works folks. Currently, I am ranking #1 in Google for two very high search terms in this niche with incredibly high exact competition, one has 37,000,000+ and the other 42,000,000+. Most IMers might have run away from these keywords, but they met my PR criteria so I went after them. The credit for this PR method goes to Josh Spaulding. Thanks, Josh!
The next step was backlink building. Here's what I used:
- article marketing
- profile links
- blog networks
I did pretty steady backlinking for about 3 months. I got to page one for those two high search terms in May, and then hit the #1 spot in Google a couple months later. I shifted between #1 and #2 for a couple months for the terms, but now they are stuck at #1 and don't move.
My income for this particular site is $600+ a month. A HUGE success!!
My goal in 2010 is to build 12 more sites promoting Clickbank products, like this one, and promote them the same way.
Why did this site succeed? I continued building backlinks even though the site was virtually non-existent in Google for 3 months. Steady and consistent backlink building did it. Of course, the keyword research was important. Pick the wrong keywords and you won't see the first page of Google.
All my online efforts for 2009 brought in about $51,000.
I need to double this if I want to quit the job that brings in the health insurance. So, I will definitely need these 12 new sites I'll build.
Here are some of the specific services I used for backlink building:
Article Marketing Automation
Automatic Article Submitter
Free Traffic System
I wish everyone success in 2010!
Don't lose faith!
Keep building backlinks!