So anyway, here is my experience with John's xFactor Adsense strategy. I really just started this about 1 week ago, so I don't have months' worth of experience to begin with, but that should change over time.
September 23 - 30, 2009
1. Bought John's ebook and read through it that night.
2. Bought MicroNiche Finder.
3. Did some keyword research and chose keywords with these stats:
LS = local search count
GS = global search count
PC = exact phrase count
SOC = strength of competition
KWD1 - 2,400 LS; 3,600 GS; 13,900 PC; 21 SOC
KWD2 - 2,400 LS; 1,600 GS; 7,040 PC; 11 SOC
KWD3 - 720 LS; 590 GS; 69 PC; 1 SOC
KWD1 - 5,400 LS; 3,600 GS; 3,940 PC; 7 SOC
KWD2 - 1,300 LS; 800 GS; 19,000 PC; 9 SOC
KWD3 - 1,300 LS; 880 GS; 6,260 PC; 9 SOC
Each of these keywords have at least 12 advertisers and minimum clicks are worth more than 45 cents.
4. Bought 2 domain names with KWD1 as domain name.
Domain name = KWD1review.com
Domain name = KWD1.org
5. Submitted 10 articles for each site to ezinearticles and goarticles.
I rotated resource boxes this way: I always have my link to the home page of my site as one link with KWD1 as target keywords. I then rotate the KWD2 and KWD3 in the second link of the resource box. So right now I have 10 articles for each site with 10 links to the main page and 5 links to each secondary keyword.
I wrote articles on completely unrelated subjects that my keywords. I wrote on something that I can write on fast. I submitted the exact same articles to ezinearticles and goarticles.
6. I submitted my sites to Google, verified my sites, and submitted a sitemap. I created my own website design that looks very similar to John's.
7. Results so far
It took 7 days for both of my sites to get indexed. So far, only one page on each site is indexed, and neither of my main pages are indexed. Right now, none of my pages are ranking in any of the top 10 pages for my keywords, so I am still waiting.
However, I did earn 21 cents yesterday. Must be related to someone clicking on an article becaue I have no traffic from Google yet.
8. What to do next?
Just keep writing content and backlinks. I need to get my 2 sites up to five pages and keep writing articles for backlinks.
How is everyone's else experience coming along? I read of these people creating sites and having it rank #1 or #2 in a week and making $2 a day from each site. That hasn't happened to me yet, but I understand that there is a lot we can't control with Google.