XFactor Method With 1 Website?

by ttomp13 9 replies
For those of you who are using XFactors AdSense method, have you thought
about creating all of your content on one site?

Below, I have listed the positives of using multiple domains and a single domain.
The big thing about having a single domain is that your website will eventually
build authority on Google. With this authority, your articles will rank higher
right away. With XFactor's method, you have to rebuild your authority with
every new site you create. I don't know if that's the best way to go about
doing things. What do you guys think?


Multiple Domain Positives:
Easier to rank higher on Google for main keywords.
Rankings may be more consistent, due to keywords in domain name.
AdSense ads may be more relevant site-wide.
People may ask about purchasing or advertising more often.
Recognized as specialized niche by readers.
Lower bounce rate.

Single Domain Positives
Eventually site will become an authority site.
Easier to rank for new articles.
Less work-load
Don't have to setup domain.
Don't have to setup template
Saves money
No longer have to purchase domain names.

What Do You Think?
This is definitely something to think about, because a single domain can
really reduce your workload and expenses.
#search engine optimization #method #website #xfactor
  • Profile picture of the author XFactor
    I was doing this before the micro niche bug hit me.

    It works quite well and my health site (at 2,000 pages) is my
    biggest earner.

    I would advise to do both: small sites and big ones.

    - John
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    • Profile picture of the author ttomp13
      Originally Posted by XFactor View Post

      I was doing this before the micro niche bug hit me.

      It works quite well and my health site (at 2,000 pages) is my
      biggest earner.

      I would advise to do both: small sites and big ones.

      - John
      Well you're consistent. I emailed you the same thing.
      You can just ignore it.

      What's the Micro Niche Bug?

      I guess it's never a good idea to put all eggs in one basket.


      I will do both like you're saying.
      Thanks so much, man.




      PS: For those of you wondering, XFactor's method is THE BEST
      method I have seen for earning money with AdSense.

      If you're looking for affiliate marketing, Pot Pie Girl is good.

      Alright, im out.
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  • Profile picture of the author bay37
    Originally Posted by ttomp13 View Post

    Single Domain Positives
    Eventually site will become an authority site.
    Easier to rank for new articles.
    Less work-load
    Don't have to setup domain.
    Don't have to setup template
    Saves money
    No longer have to purchase domain names.
    Well that depends.

    If you plan on using sub-domains or simply having like a few hundred articles in 10 completely unrelated categories all on the same website - then you are wasting your time.

    If, however, your plan is to build massive websites that cover a lot of topics in a single niche (like health, cars, etc) - then yeah, go for it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Stephen Crooks
      I know this micro niche product site building is quite trendy at the moment but to be honest it has been around for a long time as a site building strategy. I was doing something similar about 4 years ago to some success both with Adsense and as an affilaite.

      John (XFactor) managed very successfully to capture everyone's imagination and brand it as his technique and should be commended for that. Personally, I think ttomp13 has the right idea in going for building out content on a single domain opposed to multiple micro niche domains.

      The authority site model has some huge advantages and not just the obvious ones of lower costs (domains, hosting etc..) and the authority benefits of course. The biggest advantage is seen over time as you start to challenge for the really competitive keywords. With micro niche sites you always have to be satisfied with the low hanging fruit keywords only. You also leave a ton of footprints all over the place with Adsense on every site, interlinking etc.. This is all fine of course and is certainly a strategy that can make some money but is not the best use of your time and energy in my opinion.. Think about it, just because you are building sites with 20 or so pages on and then moving onto another domain, you still need to create a ton of content over 300 or so domains to make money.

      The real money is in the more competitive keyword phrases, the ones which have advertisers bidding silly money for on Adwords. You stand no chance of ranking in the top 10 for these keywords with micro niche sites. My advice, start a site small but in a big competitive niche and grow it over time from a tiny acorn into a giant oak. You not only satisfy the appetite for micro niches on the way (by structuring your site properly) but you eventually crack the big time by nailing the big keywords.

      As always, do your own research and test various strategies to come to your own conclusions.
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      • Profile picture of the author ttomp13
        Originally Posted by Steve Crooks View Post

        I know this micro niche product site building is quite trendy at the moment but to be honest it has been around for a long time as a site building strategy. I was doing something similar about 4 years ago to some success both with Adsense and as an affilaite.

        John (XFactor) managed very successfully to capture everyone's imagination and brand it as his technique and should be commended for that. Personally, I think ttomp13 has the right idea in going for building out content on a single domain opposed to multiple micro niche domains.

        The authority site model has some huge advantages and not just the obvious ones of lower costs (domains, hosting etc..) and the authority benefits of course. The biggest advantage is seen over time as you start to challenge for the really competitive keywords. With micro niche sites you always have to be satisfied with the low hanging fruit keywords only. You also leave a ton of footprints all over the place with Adsense on every site, interlinking etc.. This is all fine of course and is certainly a strategy that can make some money but is not the best use of your time and energy in my opinion.. Think about it, just because you are building sites with 20 or so pages on and then moving onto another domain, you still need to create a ton of content over 300 or so domains to make money.

        The real money is in the more competitive keyword phrases, the ones which have advertisers bidding silly money for on Adwords. You stand no chance of ranking in the top 10 for these keywords with micro niche sites. My advice, start a site small but in a big competitive niche and grow it over time from a tiny acorn into a giant oak. You not only satisfy the appetite for micro niches on the way (by structuring your site properly) but you eventually crack the big time by nailing the big keywords.

        As always, do your own research and test various strategies to come to your own conclusions.
        Well said, Steve.

        I especially agree with what you said about ranking for more competitive
        keywords. And you're right: It would be extremely difficult to rank for
        more competitive keywords using Micro Niche Sites. I want to make note
        that just because you rank for a competitive keyword, it doesn't
        necessarily mean you'll make a lot of money.
        (I know from experience)

        All in all, I think it's better to rank for something super targeted. Instead
        of weight loss, for example, I think you'd get a higher eCPM and conversion
        ratio for something like: weight loss with natural supplements. The
        more specific you get, the more money you'll get from your content.
        Still,
        this can vary from niche to niche. (Note: I'm not saying you can't make money
        for ranking for a word like weight loss, but I am saying that you'll get more money
        for your work, if you target something specific.)

        Your thoughts about authority practically match my thoughts as well. If
        you have a PR5 site, for example, you'll probably top the first page of
        Google in a day, for certain Micro Niches. (Compared to a Micro Niche Site,
        where it may take a month or two to even rank on the first page.
        )

        Overall, John's idea still beats out the idea of regular blogging. Let's just
        put it this way: Writing for information seekers and writing for customers
        can definitely be the difference in earning dollars, and earning hundreds of
        dollars.
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        • Profile picture of the author Kay King
          I've always done a mix of large and small sites - many people do that.

          You could not build a good 200 page site if you are targeting only one specific little product so the approach for large and small sites is a bit different.

          Before someone argues, I should specify what I mean. If you are pushing just one single product there's a limit to how much content you can write before it all sounds the same.

          For larger sites, you pull back a bit and target a broader niche. It's a different approach but a common one to use for adsense marketers.

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          • Profile picture of the author ttomp13
            Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

            I've always done a mix of large and small sites - many people do that.

            You could not build a good 200 page site if you are targeting only one specific little product so the approach for large and small sites is a bit different.

            Before someone argues, I should specify what I mean. If you are pushing just one single product there's a limit to how much content you can write before it all sounds the same.

            For larger sites, you pull back a bit and target a broader niche. It's a different approach but a common one to use for adsense marketers.

            kay
            Unless you're doing a product review. Day 1 - Day 2 - Day 3 etc. Usually
            a workout program works well for this. But yeah, dude. Aside from that,
            you're right on.

            You can't build a 500 page site about a set of dumbbells

            I think all of this comes back down to being organized, and using Xfactor's
            strategy, but in your own way.

            Like I said, "regular blogging" usually ears less because Bloggers are
            targeting readers who are simply "information seekers."
            NOT because all of
            the content is on a single domain name.

            Who knew that I have been Blogging wrong all along lol.
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        • Profile picture of the author Stephen Crooks
          That's true.. Just to clarify, when I say competitive keywords I am talking about competitive in the sense they have advertisers chomping at the bit for them and lots of web publishers targeting them. I agree that just because a term is highly searched doesn't necessarily mean it is going to result in sales. However, these terms are excellent for Adsense though.

          Originally Posted by ttomp13 View Post

          All in all, I think it's better to rank for something super targeted. Instead
          of weight loss, for example, I think you'd get a higher eCPM and conversion
          ratio for something like: weight loss with natural supplements. The
          more specific you get, the more money you'll get from your content.
          Still,
          this can vary from niche to niche. (Note: I'm not saying you can't make money
          for ranking for a word like weight loss, but I am saying that you'll get more money
          for your work, if you target something specific.)

          Your thoughts about authority practically match my thoughts as well. If
          you have a PR5 site, for example, you'll probably top the first page of
          Google in a day, for certain Micro Niches. (Compared to a Micro Niche Site,
          where it may take a month or two to even rank on the first page.
          )
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          • Profile picture of the author ttomp13
            Originally Posted by Steve Crooks View Post

            That's true.. Just to clarify, when I say competitive keywords I am talking about competitive in the sense they have advertisers chomping at the bit for them and lots of web publishers targeting them. I agree that just because a term is highly searched doesn't necessarily mean it is going to result in sales. However, these terms are excellent for Adsense though.
            That was my bad, Steve. Thanks for the correction. I read your post
            correctly, but put it into my own words.
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