How I went from $0 - $2000 in 3 months

by ukcarl
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Hi everyone I just wanted to add this thread about my experience in the last 3 months going full time online, hopefully it can act as a bit of motivation for those of you out there that may be struggling to get going and perhaps are not making any of much money yet.



This is something I feel anyone can achieve good results with, even people who are new to this industry, the process is basically building a network of small niche sites and monetizing them with Adsense or affiliate products.


Now I should add this is nothing new, it’s a technique that has been round for years, but its what’s working for me right now and its working really well, right now as I write this in February my Adsense income is going to exceed $1700 this month and other affiliate commissions will come in at about $500 so $2200 for the month and I only started doing this at the end of November.



Below is the full process I use to build these sites:


Keyword research

  • Each site is focused around just 1 keyword so I find a keyword with at least 1000 exact searches a month, which passes my criteria for low competition which are:
  • Under 100,000 competing pages in Google when searched in quotes the lower the better
  • Low first page competition (to measure this I use Micro Niche Finder)
  • Exact Match domain available in either of the following .com .org .net (sometimes I will add a suffix or prefix if these three are not available and the keyword is too good to pass on)
Setting up Site

For all my sites I use Wordpress, why? Simple because it’s easy to set up and you don’t need to know anything about code once the site is set up which takes about 10 minutes, I add the following plugins:
  • All in one SEO pack
  • Simple Google analytics
That’s it; in my experience I find I don’t need anything else.


Content

To start with these sites are small, I only add 3x500 word pages of original high quality content to begin with, this content is written for good onpage SEO but should add real value (not junk content) so the content follows the following rules:


  • High quality useful content
  • Keyword in the title
  • Keyword should be in the first and last paragraph and the one in the first paragraph should be in bold
  • I don’t concentrate that much on keyword density but generally 1 – 2%
  • LSI keywords, THIS IS REALLY IMPROTANT I like to use 5 – 10 LSI terms in my posts, I find these by searching the main keyword in Googles keyword tool, the results will be displayed in order of relevance so I choose a hand full to use in my posts.
  • When you add the content also use the LSI keywords in your keywords for the all in one seo pack and your tags.
  • Every post will be added to the same category which will be the main keyword.
Pages

As well as our content we also want to add an about page, a contact page and a privacy policy the about and contact are just simple short pages and I generate the privacy policy at the following site serprank.com/privacy-policy-generator


Monitize
Most of my sites are monetized with Adsense for this I am currently using CTR theme but this is up to you I can personally only speak for my own results with this theme, which are good .
Linkbuilding

My link building process is very simple but also very effective; I buy a social bookmarking gig on Fiverr.com for a couple hundred social bookmark back links, next I will take a new 300 word article and spin it and use it for submission using Unique Article Wizard (if you don’t pay for this tool monthly there are also fiverr gigs for this).


BOOOOOM that’s it done, I am currently building one of these sites a day and in roughly 3 months I have got to over $2000/month this month.


Now this technique is not for everyone and I know many people out there prefer the authority site model, but here’s the thing I don’t want to debate which is best, this is just what’s working for me right now, plus it is totally compliant with Googles Terms Of Service so this is totally legit.


What’s more is you will find that with testing so many niches you will find some real winners with this technique and there is nothing to stop you scaling these sites out to more of an authority site.


Here’s the thing this works FACT! The only thing that will stop you with this technique is not doing it


TAKE ACTION NOW!
#months
  • Profile picture of the author outwest
    Thanks very inspirational
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      • Profile picture of the author nik0
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        Nice man, so how much did this cost you a month?

        $15 for domain
        $5 for fiverr gig
        written content yourself so $0
        $5 for unique article wizard (in case we take fiverr gig)
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        $25,- * 30 days = $750/month, or did I forget something?

        And you now have a 100 sites or something close? If so $20/month/site is really not bad.

        Can't click your signature, would love to read your blog (not buy sites ). Pm me.
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  • Profile picture of the author ukcarl
    currently its costing me around $50 per site as I am outsourcing most of the process, but yes you are right at the beginning when I was doing it myself, its just domain costs and Fiverr gigs
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    • Profile picture of the author nik0
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      Nice site and good luck, you got inspired by AdsenseFlippers as well? Looks all very similiar with the income reports and such They make big bucks by selling a portion of their sites each month.
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      • Profile picture of the author ukcarl
        Originally Posted by nik0 View Post

        Nice site and good luck, you got inspired by AdsenseFlippers as well? Looks all very similiar with the income reports and such They make big bucks by selling a portion of their sites each month.
        I have to say seeing what the guys do over at Adsenseflippers.com is very inspiring and it again proves that this works and is a real scalable business
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    • Profile picture of the author klogfyr
      Originally Posted by ukcarl View Post

      currently its costing me around $50 per site as I am outsourcing most of the process, but yes you are right at the beginning when I was doing it myself, its just domain costs and Fiverr gigs
      You need to be careful as AdSense is cracking down on mini sites. Build one big authority site with lots of content. Sooner or later, you might end up with the dreaded AdSense Disabled email if you focus solely on 'micro site' approach:

      It is important for a site displaying AdSense to offer significant value
      to the end user by providing unique and relevant content, and not to place
      ads on sites with little to no original content. Additionally, Google ads
      may not be placed on non-content-based pages.
      All the best and it is quite inspirational.
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      • Profile picture of the author ukcarl
        Originally Posted by klogfyr View Post

        You need to be careful as AdSense is cracking down on mini sites. Build one big authority site with lots of content. Sooner or later, you might end up with the dreaded AdSense Disabled email if you focus solely on 'micro site' approach
        Nonsense, I would love to see even one shred of evidence you have about what you just said.

        My sites are small, but they are also high quality and give the user exactly what they are looking for. Why would Google penalize me for that?????
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        • Profile picture of the author Nathan251
          Originally Posted by ukcarl View Post

          Nonsense, I would love to see even one shred of evidence you have about what you just said.

          My sites are small, but they are also high quality and give the user exactly what they are looking for. Why would Google penalize me for that?????
          i don't think google is a fan of paid links Carl. Have you any fears about using UAW at all? Do you think it could come back to bite you on your behind?
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          • Profile picture of the author ukcarl
            Originally Posted by Nathan251 View Post

            i don't think google is a fan of paid links Carl. Have you any fears about using UAW at all? Do you think it could come back to bite you on your behind?
            It is not paying for links!

            UAW is an article distribution software, it is nothing like the blog networks that are being slapped right now.

            You pay for access to the software and to distribute your articles to sites and directories that are opted in to receive, content which they in turn must accept your content to be included on their sites.

            UAW doesn't own the sites in the network unlike BMR and similar sites that are suffering due to the recent Google slap.

            Hope this makes sense
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            • Profile picture of the author todawg_not
              Originally Posted by ukcarl View Post

              It is not paying for links!

              UAW is an article distribution software, it is nothing like the blog networks that are being slapped right now.

              You pay for access to the software and to distribute your articles to sites and directories that are opted in to receive, content which they in turn must accept your content to be included on their sites.

              UAW doesn't own the sites in the network unlike BMR and similar sites that are suffering due to the recent Google slap.

              Hope this makes sense

              ukCarl have you seen any changes or drop in rankings using UAW since BMR got de-indexed?

              Has the performance of UAW been affected by the Google blog de-indexings in any shape or form?

              Cheers

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              • Profile picture of the author ukcarl
                Originally Posted by todawg_not View Post

                ukCarl have you seen any changes or drop in rankings using UAW since BMR got de-indexed?

                Has the performance of UAW been affected by the Google blog de-indexings in any shape or form?

                Cheers

                Nigel
                I have seen no noticeable changes, with my sites, obviously I don't know the future but I feel in terms of what Google wants (fresh useful content) UAW has a lot more to offer.
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            • Profile picture of the author Nathan251
              Originally Posted by ukcarl View Post

              It is not paying for links!

              UAW is an article distribution software, it is nothing like the blog networks that are being slapped right now.

              You pay for access to the software and to distribute your articles to sites and directories that are opted in to receive, content which they in turn must accept your content to be included on their sites.

              UAW doesn't own the sites in the network unlike BMR and similar sites that are suffering due to the recent Google slap.

              Hope this makes sense
              Why not senukex then? a bit more expensive but far more powerful than UAW - why not give that a go Carl?
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    • Profile picture of the author hardnova
      Spot on! This is another tried and true modern method (Fiverr is a godsend) - I remember working 18hr x7days and my hair falling out to make 2k back in the late 90's and early 0's online. I wish I had Fiverr back then. The bottom line is, once you find a formula you have to put in the work, religiously. Nothing in = Nothing out.

      PM me, I have something to share with you.


      Originally Posted by ukcarl View Post

      currently its costing me around $50 per site as I am outsourcing most of the process, but yes you are right at the beginning when I was doing it myself, its just domain costs and Fiverr gigs
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  • Profile picture of the author glock67
    wow that iss a great strategy you've got i might just try it out for myself sometime soon.
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    • Profile picture of the author jwmann2
      Great strategy, thanks for sharing. The good thing about adding quality content is that you will eventually start to rank for lowly competitive words and get tons of free traffic as a result.
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  • Profile picture of the author Daniel Ya
    Thanks for your inspiring post!

    I have a couple of questions if you don't mind

    1. With the linkbuilding you are doing (Social Bookmarking + UAW), how long does it take to each site to rank well (let's say, Top 5)?
    2. How much time do you spend researching for each keyword?

    Thanks again!.
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    • Profile picture of the author ukcarl
      Originally Posted by Daniel Ya View Post

      Thanks for your inspiring post!

      I have a couple of questions if you don't mind

      1. With the linkbuilding you are doing (Social Bookmarking + UAW), how long does it take to each site to rank well (let's say, Top 5)?
      2. How much time do you spend researching for each keyword?

      Thanks again!.
      For link building I do both SB and UAW.

      It generally takes anywhere between a week to a month+ to reach top 5, I have had sites index and rank in days but I admit this is rare its quite common to see a site on page 2 in days and then it will usually move up as the links start taking affect.

      It honestly does vary but about 90% of my sites so far have made it to the top half of page 1
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    Not too shabby brother
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    thanks for the guide i do this stuff for living and i think you gave a great guide.
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  • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
    Just shows how easy it really is. People tend to get caught up in a million different "methods" when all it takes is a solid, basic plan and the ability to duplicate that plan.

    Oh, and tons of work initially. (Which is what causes most people to quit.)
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    • Profile picture of the author ukcarl
      Originally Posted by JSProjects View Post

      Just shows how easy it really is. People tend to get caught up in a million different "methods" when all it takes is a solid, basic plan and the ability to duplicate that plan.

      Oh, and tons of work initially. (Which is what causes most people to quit.)
      Very true once something works just rinse and repeat and don't get distracted by all the shiny Guru product launches and new fancy techniques, sometimes a good old fashioned proven method is all you need.

      This method is not very exciting but it means no more working for someone else in a job I'm the boss, I start when I want, finish when I want, I take a day of when I want, after all that is the reason we are all in this industry right
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      • Profile picture of the author Royalking
        Truely inspirational @ukcarl and will try it out and post the results on this thread.
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        • Profile picture of the author ukcarl
          Originally Posted by FridaK View Post

          If you are using "just 1 keyword", does it matter if the search is broad or exact? Or I misunderstood?
          I am a newbie too, if you could please elaborate...Thaks
          The search needs to be exact, I also think if yuo are a total newbie you would find the free 40 page guide on my site useful, sorry for the shameless plug, but Im sure it will give you a head start

          Originally Posted by Royalking View Post

          Truely inspirational @ukcarl and will try it out and post the results on this thread.
          Great Royalking looking forward to seeing your results feel free to shoot me a PM if you get stuck with anything
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    • Profile picture of the author lniskasaari
      Originally Posted by JSProjects View Post

      Just shows how easy it really is. People tend to get caught up in a million different "methods" when all it takes is a solid, basic plan and the ability to duplicate that plan.

      Oh, and tons of work initially. (Which is what causes most people to quit.)
      Very true...

      Well, I don`t like to work that much. That`s why I pick keyword that has a bit more competition and bit more traffic. I also outsource my article writing and I`m usually aiming to build sites that make at least $500-600 minimum / month. Takes more backlinking but more profitable...

      At first it seems like lots of work because you have low budget but as your "empire" gets bigger, you have money to outsource article writing and backlinking and push out several sites a week.

      -Lauri-
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    All are getting success after struggling a lot....
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    • Profile picture of the author sonic74
      Hi Ukcarl,

      does CTR theme make the diferrence ?

      did you test with several themes about the convertions ?

      thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author Global Warrior
      Originally Posted by Vijaypravin View Post

      All are getting success after struggling a lot....
      That's the way IM works. There are very few ways to make money online without struggling first. That's the eduction phase.

      Great story.

      GW
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      • Profile picture of the author katarina1
        In my experience one site will make me up to $10/ month.I would have to have 100's of pages indexed and I can index only first page. I am happy for you because you can do it but I had people on this forum build blogs for me for a price and I still couldn't make more than that. It was in education and also electronics category. I guess it takes time to do that well.









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      • Profile picture of the author ukcarl
        Originally Posted by Global Warrior View Post

        That's the way IM works. There are very few ways to make money online without struggling first. That's the eduction phase.

        Great story.

        GW
        This is very true, the biggest problem most have is they dont want to put in the work first and thats the only way its going to happen. Right now I could take a week off and I would still earn $400 - $500.

        Thats the way it works you have to do lots of work to start with to get that privilege, but thats the beauty of IM you dont have to trade time like 9-5 for money you do work now and get paid for that work for years to come
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        Congrats on your Achievement, Just keep up the work and scale up.
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        • Profile picture of the author dakar
          Originally Posted by virtueinfo11 View Post

          great sharing.

          wordpress is great for CMS, provide much more feature for website development[/B].
          more features than what? what are we comparing it to?
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          • Profile picture of the author CageyVet
            This is a very interesting thread and I will have to try out your method on a site or two Carl. I normally go for keywords with a bit more competition( in the yellow in MNF) due to the usually larger CPC and search volume. With that, I do make my sites with around 10+ pages to start and usually add at least 1 new page every 2-4 weeks.

            Your method definitely would not require nearly as much work overall and would be very quickly repeatable, which is the reason why I am interested. I have no idea if I missed this in the thread of not, but do you have a Fiverr Gig or two that you can recommend that you use for these types of sites?

            Also to "Builder154", I am not sure what you are doing wrong in your keyword finding process but just after reading this thread, looking at Carls PDF plus watching his quick keyword research video. I was able to follow his instructions exactly by going to ezine to find a topic and from that found 1 keyword that fits his criteria perfectly. Plus it had another keyword that was related to it that just was still green SOC but not quite $1.00 cpc, which would work well as a secondary page. The whole process took me less than 5 minutes, including waiting for MNF to retrieve results.

            So I am not sure why you are having such trouble.
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            • Profile picture of the author Builder154
              Originally Posted by CageyVet View Post

              Also to "Builder154", I am not sure what you are doing wrong in your keyword finding process but just after reading this thread, looking at Carls PDF plus watching his quick keyword research video. I was able to follow his instructions exactly by going to ezine to find a topic and from that found 1 keyword that fits his criteria perfectly. Plus it had another keyword that was related to it that just was still green SOC but not quite $1.00 cpc, which would work well as a secondary page. The whole process took me less than 5 minutes, including waiting for MNF to retrieve results.

              So I am not sure why you are having such trouble.
              I'm not sure either. Maybe you got lucky on a fluke early on and if you keep trying you won't find so many more so easily. Or maybe I'm doing something wrong. I really don't get it. I would love someone who is finding tens of these great keywords to tell me seed words to put in MNF and see if I pop up these good keywords too. But of course I doubt anyone will want to give away what they're finding. So all I can do is keep popping in seed keywords one after another and hope I figure out something.
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      • Profile picture of the author enterprisemind
        Very impressive. That much in that short period of time really speaks volumes about your work ethic. Keep up the good work. Also, continue to inspire and teach the rest of us.

        Thanks for the post
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      • Profile picture of the author bungto
        great experience!
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      • Profile picture of the author fraakz
        Inspirational story indeed. I guess you placed keywords at the right spot to attract traffic
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  • Profile picture of the author HKSEO Rotzee
    Nice job, feels good doesn't it!
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  • Profile picture of the author Elvis Michael
    Congrats....
    I was able to easily rank a .info domain doing a similar technique (these are just $1.99 or so). Clickthru rates are also pretty good.
    I'll try another .info domain and if im successful, i'll start relying on those as opposed to the more expensive .Com or .Org domains.
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    • Profile picture of the author greenowl123
      Originally Posted by Diablo2 View Post

      Congrats....
      I was able to easily rank a .info domain doing a similar technique (these are just $1.99 or so). Clickthru rates are also pretty good.
      I'll try another .info domain and if im successful, i'll start relying on those as opposed to the more expensive .Com or .Org domains.
      Yes, .info domains can get good SERP position too, if the keyword is not too competitive.

      I have about 10 .info domains in the top 5 of SERPs right now (in addition to my many .com and .net domains).
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  • Hi, Carl !

    Inspirational. Hopefully, I will get over my deadly disease in time... I have been suffering for far too long with an IM malady known as "shiny-object-itis"

    I have more ideas than time and have always been looking for the 'magic button' that will do all the work for me. I have not yet found it (probably because it doesn't exist).

    Your post and that of others here has been very helpful.

    Too, I have been paralyzed by the technical workings of html and WP.

    My html teacher died about 2 years ago, and so did my progress in html. It looks like I'll take the 'WP plunge' sooner than I had expected - your blog is beautiful - nicely laid out

    Thanks again, Carl and everyone else who posted here - it was very helpful

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  • Profile picture of the author patco
    Congrats. This is a great revenue, it is hard, but congrats once again for achieving this
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    • Profile picture of the author ukcarl
      Originally Posted by sonic74 View Post

      Hi Ukcarl,

      does CTR theme make the diferrence ?

      did you test with several themes about the convertions ?

      thanks
      I did try a few different free themes like prosense, and digital sniper but CTR Theme far outperforms them plus its easy to use so for the small price I just think its worth having rather than testing with free themes

      Originally Posted by Diablo2 View Post

      Congrats....
      I was able to easily rank a .info domain doing a similar technique (these are just $1.99 or so). Clickthru rates are also pretty good.
      I'll try another .info domain and if im successful, i'll start relying on those as opposed to the more expensive .Com or .Org domains.
      This is great keep it up and you will see more success, one bit of advice though the only problem with .info's is they may be harder to sell if you ever decide to go down that route
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      • Profile picture of the author WikiWarrior
        Congrats on your success Carl, really inspiring. That's really impressive to be getting those results so quickly, you've obviously got a great system in place to crank out those niche sites.

        By the way, what plugin do you use for your optin? Looks really slick.

        Keep up the great work.
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        • Profile picture of the author ukcarl
          Originally Posted by Adam Curry View Post

          May I ask how many sites have you got altogether to make that amount?
          I have around 50 Adsense sites and 5 affiliate sites my average for Adsense sites is about $35/month each, this is an average though some do much better and some do much worse.

          The adsense sites are only small though you can build one in a day easy

          Originally Posted by WikiWarrior View Post

          Congrats on your success Carl, really inspiring. That's really impressive to be getting those results so quickly, you've obviously got a great system in place to crank out those niche sites.

          By the way, what plugin do you use for your optin? Looks really slick.

          Keep up the great work.
          Thanks for the kind words Wikiwarrior.

          The optin form is actually a sidebar widget built into the theme I'm using
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  • Profile picture of the author Adam Curry
    May I ask how many sites have you got altogether to make that amount?
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  • Profile picture of the author GGpaul
    Damn man. Great information. I need to slap myself in the head. I am SUPER fortunate that I have all the resources, and all the damn time. I need to take advantage of that.
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  • Profile picture of the author steve0
    $35 a month per adsense site is very good - particularly if they're thin as you say.

    I notice you're from the UK, where abouts?
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  • Profile picture of the author nik0
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    Do you dripfeed UAW for 1 site the whole month with multiple articles or just one blast?
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  • Profile picture of the author marceauct
    Good for you i did'nt have as good of experience doing it alone, I think the key is letting a pro do it for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author feliciayapsl
    Great going! Started in November & you're already making $2k+ a month!
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  • Profile picture of the author TryBPO
    Thanks for the mention, nik0!

    Carl - Congrats, man...you're killing it out of the gates! Agree with your .info domain comment and being harder to sell. (or negatively affecting your multiple in a sale)

    Your process is extremely similar to ours, but I wonder why it is that your sites average $35/month when ours average around $10? I think if 90% of your sites are in the Top 5 on the first page that's the likely reason...our success rate isn't as high and the sites generally take a bit longer to rank. We've been slacking a bit on our linkbuilding as we've scaled out site creation, though...that could definitely be part of the problem.

    It's great that you've had some success and have stuck with it. So many don't. It's not easy the first 60-90 days if you don't see quite a bit of early success...you have to remind yourself that it WILL pay off. (All the while wondering if you're REALLY doing it right, if it's REALLY going to work, etc.!)

    Best of luck to you!
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  • Profile picture of the author jimnastics
    This is very impressive stuff, good work! Have you tried other methods of advertising? For example, affiliate ads or selling clickbank products? I do like AdSense, but I personally don't see it as the best earner out there. If you can get a good site going in, say, the gambling market, you can rake it in on affiliate sign-ups.

    Also wanted to say that your process is extremely similar at root level to Andrew Macleod's "Profit Storm" course (available as a WSO). If anyone is interested in trying Carl's method but would like a fully fledged course to help them through, i can highly recommend that.
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  • Profile picture of the author JawadAshraf
    That's a nice strategy guys but don't ever put all of your eggs in one basket. If Google kick you out from Adsense then you will be zero at-once. That's why mix it up with affiliate marketing related to your micro niche sites and you will be booming.

    Cheers,

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    • Profile picture of the author ukcarl
      Originally Posted by nik0 View Post

      Do you dripfeed UAW for 1 site the whole month with multiple articles or just one blast?
      With UAW I just drip feed at 20 articles a day and I also create at least 10 different resource boxes using LSI keywords as anchor text as well as my main keyword

      Originally Posted by TryBPO View Post

      Thanks for the mention, nik0!

      Carl - Congrats, man...you're killing it out of the gates! Agree with your .info domain comment and being harder to sell. (or negatively affecting your multiple in a sale)

      Your process is extremely similar to ours, but I wonder why it is that your sites average $35/month when ours average around $10? I think if 90% of your sites are in the Top 5 on the first page that's the likely reason...our success rate isn't as high and the sites generally take a bit longer to rank. We've been slacking a bit on our linkbuilding as we've scaled out site creation, though...that could definitely be part of the problem.

      It's great that you've had some success and have stuck with it. So many don't. It's not easy the first 60-90 days if you don't see quite a bit of early success...you have to remind yourself that it WILL pay off. (All the while wondering if you're REALLY doing it right, if it's REALLY going to work, etc.!)

      Best of luck to you!
      Hi guys nice to see you in the thread I think the $35 is a little skewed due to 2 really heavy hitters that I have, the highest this month has done over $300 it seems to be a really trending subject, hopefully the trend will stick .

      I think my process is quite similar to yours, but if I'm honest the initial concept is my version of Google Sniper (the first 1) mixed with a few of my own little twists, I have to say though, it was probably your site that got me pumped and decided to really go for it.

      Originally Posted by JawadAshraf View Post

      That's a nice strategy guys but don't ever put all of your eggs in one basket. If Google kick you out from Adsense then you will be zero at-once. That's why mix it up with affiliate marketing related to your micro niche sites and you will be booming.

      Cheers,

      Jawad
      Good point Jawad.

      I have an initial goal of $3000 Adsense and then I am going to switch to something else, perhaps Amazon, I will be using a similar process but obviously the content will have to be slightly different in order to pre-sell products.

      The reason I have started with Adsense is its just so easy all you need to do is drive traffic there is no need to sell I would consider it the foundations of my business, but I will certainly be looking to diversify.
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  • Profile picture of the author Cyber Rankings
    Hi Carl

    Vey nice work my friend, it's great to see people sticking at it and getting results. I myself have hundreds of niche websites and the best advice I could give is to diversify your income.

    I noticed that you mention you will be making some sites to sell amazon products which is a great idea. I never really create a site "just for adsense" or "just for amazon".

    What i generally do is create the website and slap on adsense. Once it's ranking and getting traffic I will leave it for two weeks with adsense and then two weeks with amazon. At the end I just compare the two, you will be amazed at how some sites will only earn £10-£15 with adsense and yet they convert like crazy with amazon and earn 10x that, or the other way round. It's a bit of extra effort but at least you end up getting the maximum revenue for each site.

    Anyways congrats on your success and I suppose I don't need to tell you too "rinse and repeat" Lol
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    • Profile picture of the author ukcarl
      Originally Posted by Cyber Rankings View Post

      Hi Carl

      Vey nice work my friend, it's great to see people sticking at it and getting results. I myself have hundreds of niche websites and the best advice I could give is to diversify your income.

      I noticed that you mention you will be making some sites to sell amazon products which is a great idea. I never really create a site "just for adsense" or "just for amazon".

      What i generally do is create the website and slap on adsense. Once it's ranking and getting traffic I will leave it for two weeks with adsense and then two weeks with amazon. At the end I just compare the two, you will be amazed at how some sites will only earn £10-£15 with adsense and yet they convert like crazy with amazon and earn 10x that, or the other way round. It's a bit of extra effort but at least you end up getting the maximum revenue for each site.

      Anyways congrats on your success and I suppose I don't need to tell you too "rinse and repeat" Lol
      Cheers for the comment, where are you in the UK?

      I agree with what you are saying I have a site that I monetize with a CPA offer that currently makes about $250/month the same site only made about $40 a month with Adsense.

      Things like this are for the near future, but I am almost in Auto pilot at the minute with my process and things are going prety smoothly, adding testing into the mix would just slow me down at present, its something I will be looking at when I reach my goal of $3000 a month in pure Adsense income.

      One step at a time
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  • Profile picture of the author kajol shafiq
    Hi Carl,

    Thanks for your blueprint for earning a few thousand dollars every month through adsense. However, I have one question for you. You said you use micro niche finder for your keyword research and you are quite happy about it. But of late people who are buying micro niche finder are really expressing their disgust and frustration for having bought such an useless tool, for it doesn't work properly. What is take on this? Should one still go for this tool?
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    • Profile picture of the author ukcarl
      Originally Posted by kajol shafiq View Post

      Hi Carl,

      Thanks for your blueprint for earning a few thousand dollars every month through adsense. However, I have one question for you. You said you use micro niche finder for your keyword research and you are quite happy about it. But of late people who are buying micro niche finder are really expressing their disgust and frustration for having bought such an useless tool, for it doesn't work properly. What is take on this? Should one still go for this tool?
      It does have a few bugs from time to time but it is really well supported.

      Most issues arise from Google constantly updating their keyword tool where the data comes from, but I find they are usually on top of issues fast, and to be fair this is going to be the same for any tool that pulls data from Google.

      At the end of the day different people like different tools, I have used most of the more common ones and MNF is just my favorite.
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  • Profile picture of the author anarki450
    great info, Thanks for sharing.

    @kajol shafiq,
    I myself havent try micro niche finder. However I came through a really good keyword research tool call "Ultimate Niche Finder" and I think the WSO is still open. Currently I'm still using Brad's Niche Finder and Market Samurai for certain stuff, but mainly using Ultimate Niche Finder now and I'm loving it. It generates 30k long tail keywords and check SEO difficulties really quick, but you would need proxies and some temporary adwords account because the speed it generates stuff. Another good thing I like is that the creator update really quick too if you have issues. Might be something worth to take a look at. (I'm not an affiliate and I think that product is not available to promote anyway)
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  • Profile picture of the author gittar1122
    All your sites are in same micro niche or entirely different niche or somewhat related? Have you interlinked theses domains? All these domains hosted at same hosting? Dedicated or Shared IP? I hope this information is not confidential.
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  • Profile picture of the author ktonline
    Always diversify your income because if something goes wrong with lets say Adsense and your account gets banned, you could be in a big trouble if that is the only income stream you have. I have sites on adsense, amazon, and many other methods to get my income flowing.
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    • Profile picture of the author options
      I don't understand why you need to have 50 sites to make that kind of money, chances are you will never update the content on those sites so they will start to loose rankings and money.

      I have 3 sites which target high paying niches and they make over £60 per day. And I can update the content each month.

      They are harder to rank because I target high paying niches with quite high search volume at least 7,000 searches per month. But I would rather rank 3 sites with medium to difficult competition than I would rank 50 sites.
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      • Profile picture of the author Msaeed
        Originally Posted by options View Post

        I don't understand why you need to have 50 sites to make that kind of money, chances are you will never update the content on those sites so they will start to loose rankings and money.

        I have 3 sites which target high paying niches and they make over £60 per day. And I can update the content each month.

        They are harder to rank because I target high paying niches with quite high search volume at least 7,000 searches per month. But I would rather rank 3 sites with medium to difficult competition than I would rank 50 sites.
        Are you monetizing these with adsense?
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        • Profile picture of the author options
          Originally Posted by Msaeed View Post

          Are you monetizing these with adsense?
          Yep all on Adsense nothing else
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      • Profile picture of the author ukcarl
        Originally Posted by options View Post

        I don't understand why you need to have 50 sites to make that kind of money, chances are you will never update the content on those sites so they will start to loose rankings and money.

        I have 3 sites which target high paying niches and they make over £60 per day. And I can update the content each month.

        They are harder to rank because I target high paying niches with quite high search volume at least 7,000 searches per month. But I would rather rank 3 sites with medium to difficult competition than I would rank 50 sites.
        Hi Options,

        Thanks for your comment, but I did say I didnt really want this thread to be a debate between the 2 business models, the fact is they both work, if you don't like this model stick with what your doing
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      • Profile picture of the author Asia_Monique
        Originally Posted by options View Post

        I don't understand why you need to have 50 sites to make that kind of money, chances are you will never update the content on those sites so they will start to loose rankings and money.

        I have 3 sites which target high paying niches and they make over £60 per day. And I can update the content each month.

        They are harder to rank because I target high paying niches with quite high search volume at least 7,000 searches per month. But I would rather rank 3 sites with medium to difficult competition than I would rank 50 sites.

        I like your idea. That's more along the lines of what i'm trying to do. I have 2 sites now, and have ideas for about 12 all together. But I don't want to have to make 100's of sites to generate an income. I'm really into the niches i've chosen and really believe in the info i put on my sites. I'd like to find a way to maximize my income with maybe 20 or so sites altogether.
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      • Profile picture of the author 4morereferrals
        Originally Posted by options View Post

        I don't understand why you need to have 50 sites to make that kind of money, chances are you will never update the content on those sites so they will start to loose rankings and money.

        I have 3 sites which target high paying niches and they make over £60 per day. And I can update the content each month.

        They are harder to rank because I target high paying niches with quite high search volume at least 7,000 searches per month. But I would rather rank 3 sites with medium to difficult competition than I would rank 50 sites.

        All good till a google algo change whacks 2 of your 3 beauties and the clicks dry up.
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  • Profile picture of the author Coachdirk
    This is WSO stuff. Thanks for sharing Carl. One question; which hosting service (hostgator) and package do you use?
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  • Profile picture of the author ukcarl
    I use Hostgator Baby plan.

    Also no need to sell a WSO there is a 40 page guide free on my site
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    • Profile picture of the author Blackman75
      Originally Posted by ukcarl View Post

      I use Hostgator Baby plan.

      Also no need to sell a WSO there is a 40 page guide free on my site
      Can I get the link to your site with the 40 page guide?
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  • Profile picture of the author Msaeed
    Carl, do you use the same hosting for all of your sites? If so, aren't you worried that Google will catch on and penalise your sites?
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  • Profile picture of the author DeskCoder
    I would add an XML sitemap generator to your plugins ... it will help search engines crawl your site (though if your sites are small, then you may not need it).

    I would also stay away from the social bookmarking campaigns ... they are only going to get you sandboxed. Try testing some of your newer sites without the social bookmarks ... you will probably have the same results, maybe even better.
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  • Profile picture of the author AGP
    well done carl a very inspirational post, this is my very first day on the forum and have been looking into IM the last month, i have read so much over the last month and im suffering with information overload.

    Do you have any advise words or encouragement for a newbie?

    Will read your blog and try and copy your process

    All the best
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    • Profile picture of the author ukcarl
      Originally Posted by AGP View Post

      well done carl a very inspirational post, this is my very first day on the forum and have been looking into IM the last month, i have read so much over the last month and im suffering with information overload.

      Do you have any advise words or encouragement for a newbie?

      Will read your blog and try and copy your process

      All the best
      The best advice I can give is just stick at one thing, the other thing I can tell you is this definitely works, but here is the thing, you need to put some work in and if you want success to come relatively fast you need to invest some money.

      The biggest mistake I see people new to the industry make is they dont want to spend money, they want to make fast money, they don't want to work much, forget all these 3 things this is a business like any other, on or offline and you should treat it that way.

      The other option is go chasing magic bullet, get rich quick BS and this will lead you to doing what 95% of people end up doing buying useless product after useless product and never getting anywhere, just get stuck in if you want it and your focused you will get success
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    • Profile picture of the author ukcarl
      Originally Posted by AGP View Post

      well done carl a very inspirational post, this is my very first day on the forum and have been looking into IM the last month, i have read so much over the last month and im suffering with information overload.

      Do you have any advise words or encouragement for a newbie?

      Will read your blog and try and copy your process

      All the best
      Here goes!

      The best advice I can give is don't expect results without work and possibly (well definitely) at least a small investment.

      If you follow the majority of the people trying to make money in IM who have a get rich quick, spend no money mentality you will be stuck looking for that way to make money for the foreseeable future, just find something LIKE THIS that is proven and works and get stuck in.

      Also don't forget, everyone in this forum has had the day in their IM career when they were making no money and eventually made their first dollar, trust me its the hardest one to make but after that the only way is up
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  • Profile picture of the author jordanberg2311
    not bad for a small site with 3x 500 words

    imagine if you have 10-20 of those sites Kaching
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    • Profile picture of the author ukcarl
      Originally Posted by jordanberg2311 View Post

      not bad for a small site with 3x 500 words

      imagine if you have 10-20 of those sites Kaching
      I actually have about 50.

      But heres the thing it took me 3 month I am no different from anyone one this forum, I have 10 fingers and 10 toes and no connections in this industry, take the plan and run with it, you will be the next person posting a similar thread
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    • Profile picture of the author ebuyer123
      Originally Posted by jordanberg2311 View Post

      not bad for a small site with 3x 500 words

      imagine if you have 10-20 of those sites Kaching
      Is the big G still loves thin site of 3x500 words?:rolleyes:
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      • Profile picture of the author TopBackBuilder
        Originally Posted by ebuyer123 View Post

        Is the big G still loves thin site of 3x500 words?:rolleyes:
        If you're the best candidate for that keyword, then I'd imagine so

        I read over your ebook again cause I like referring back to it once in a while.

        There's a few concerns that I have:

        1. The linkbuilding strategy in the guide only talks about using the fiverr social bookmarking gig, was this at one point really your only strategy?
        2. Why did you claim that micro niche sites average at $50-150 per month? Your sites seem to be averaging at $27 per month according to your income reports.
        It's not a big deal I was just a little confused, if it was a way to hype this process up a little bit to help your affiliate sales, then as another im'er I totally understand and respect that.

        Originally Posted by ukcarl View Post

        With UAW I just drip feed at 20 articles a day and I also create at least 10 different resource boxes using LSI keywords as anchor text as well as my main keyword
        So there are two links in your resource box? one link is an lsi keyword anchor text, and one is your main keyword anchor text?

        I saw this post in passing a long time ago and have been digging for it for a couple hours as I was conflicted about how I should vary my anchor text.

        Carl, you really should add this technique to your blog and make it more known to the public.
        It goes hand-in-hand with your onpage LSI seo strategy, brilliant!
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  • Profile picture of the author Shawn Wilson
    Great thread! I've got some niche sites that have dropped in rankings lately, maybe I need to follow this blueprint and see if I can get them back on top.

    Thanks for the inspirational share.
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    • Profile picture of the author ekibum
      This is such precise tutorial and its really means a lot to us beginners in the Internet marketing. Thank you
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  • Profile picture of the author mrtrance
    The 3x500 word articles that you add to your site at first are all 3 of them targeting the same keyword which is also used as your exact match domain?

    When doing your research on MNF for your keyword do you go after ones that are in "green" and anything with a SOC of "50" or less or do you go lower than that and go after ones like "10" or below?

    Any minimum CPC you want the keyword to have? $1.00 and higher?

    With your link building are you building all your links to your homepage with your anchor text or do you build links to your 2 internal pages as well since they are focused on same keyword as well?
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    • Profile picture of the author ukcarl
      Originally Posted by mrtrance View Post

      The 3x500 word articles that you add to your site at first are all 3 of them targeting the same keyword which is also used as your exact match domain?

      When doing your research on MNF for your keyword do you go after ones that are in "green" and anything with a SOC of "50" or less or do you go lower than that and go after ones like "10" or below?

      Any minimum CPC you want the keyword to have? $1.00 and higher?

      With your link building are you building all your links to your homepage with your anchor text or do you build links to your 2 internal pages as well since they are focused on same keyword as well?
      WOW! such a good question.

      Here goes:

      • Yes all articles are targeting 1 keyoword , heres the thing every article is a different spin on the keyword. Think price, alternates, etc, etc
      • In MNF I do look for green under 50 but yes of course the lower the better, also I tend to filter over 500, WHY? well sometimes a keyord with a CPC of $2+ is worth less volume
      • Minimum CPC is usually no less than $1 but again 5000 searches at $0.50 will still work (use your own due dillegence)
      • With links its simple , I do however try to vary anchor text, but yes links are generally to first page
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      • Profile picture of the author dminorfmajor
        Originally Posted by ukcarl View Post

        WOW! such a good question.

        Here goes:

        • Yes all articles are targeting 1 keyoword , heres the thing every article is a different spin on the keyword. Think price, alternates, etc, etc
        • In MNF I do look for green under 50 but yes of course the lower the better, also I tend to filter over 500, WHY? well sometimes a keyord with a CPC of $2+ is worth less volume
        • Minimum CPC is usually no less than $1 but again 5000 searches at $0.50 will still work (use your own due dillegence)
        • With links its simple , I do however try to vary anchor text, but yes links are generally to first page
        Good info man. I'm glad to see I'm still not the only one using MNF.
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        • Profile picture of the author ukcarl
          Originally Posted by tronsmith View Post

          Thank you very much for your post. A real inspiration and some great tips.

          I am just wondering if you use a specific person/specific people on fiverr for your gigs?

          If so, could you please let me know?

          All the best.

          Ryan.
          Just search social bookmarking in the top right then order by popularity thats all I do I use a few providers

          Originally Posted by VipsK View Post

          great idea and thanks for sharing this, always nice to hear a positive story which is also very inspiring too
          Thanks glad you liked it, by the way love Gothenberg, am usually in Sweden a couple of times a year, my mother in law lives in Bohuslan

          Originally Posted by dminorfmajor View Post

          Good info man. I'm glad to see I'm still not the only one using MNF.
          Yeah, its a great tool, my favorite by far, its very simple and it just delivers the goods
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          • Profile picture of the author amolwagh
            Hey Thanks ukcarl,

            I guess your thread will end my desperate search to build the passive income with niche sites.

            Though I am already earning significantly from blogging and helping local businesses in SEO, which takes hell of a hardwork and I end up having only 3-4 big sites as my properties.

            I truly wanted to expand my business around web and I guess your method will help me setup a lot of extra niche setups soon.

            Big THANKS Again!
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          • Profile picture of the author TheBear89
            Great Info here! I'm just getting started myself and this is some inspirational stuff!
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  • Profile picture of the author DSepanik
    Great looking site!
    I am happy to here how good you are doing.
    This could help a lot of people to get started in the right direction.
    Best of luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author outwest
    The only thing I wonder about is whats the difference between all these small MFA sites, that google is either deindexing or slapping hard.............and these sites with 3 to 5page 500 word articles/ sites that a lot of guys seem to be doing lately?

    are the ones google is slapping one page wonders?
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    • Profile picture of the author nik0
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      Originally Posted by outwest View Post

      The only thing I wonder about is whats the difference between all these small MFA sites, that google is either deindexing or slapping hard.............and these sites with 3 to 5page 500 word articles/ sites that a lot of guys seem to be doing lately?

      are the ones google is slapping one page wonders?
      Guys like AdsenseFlippers have also gone through the process where a whole batch of sites was deindexed or just huge drops in rankings. I guess it's part of the business. Imo there is no difference between MFA sites and these micro sites, the only thing you can do is try to make it look a bit nicer and make sure the content is somewhat usefull.
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  • Great post. Glad to see you getting some quality results as well.

    Well done!
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  • Profile picture of the author outwest
    i prefer category landing pages (silo landing pages) with about 1500-2000 words each which act as mini authority sites on their own

    supporting each silo is about 10 internal pages, with 1000 word posts each
    i know that takes longer but

    1. google loves longer posts
    2. the longer the post, (page) the more information you can pack into it, and the less it looks like a doorway page or MFA page which it should look nothing like that if its an Adsense site anyways. There should be no affiliate links on it, just Adsense

    That way if google sees my pages they say hey, this guy is providing a valuable information site with lots of pages and information, thats what we WANT

    i dont want a bunch of 500 word posts that they can say........what is this? Fluff?
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    • Profile picture of the author Laubster
      Originally Posted by outwest View Post

      i prefer category landing pages (silo landing pages) with about 1500-2000 words each which act as mini authority sites on their own

      supporting each silo is about 10 internal pages, with 1000 word posts each
      i know that takes longer but

      1. google loves longer posts
      2. the longer the post, (page) the more information you can pack into it, and the less it looks like a doorway page or MFA page which it should look nothing like that if its an Adsense site anyways. There should be no affiliate links on it, just Adsense

      That way if google sees my pages they say hey, this guy is providing a valuable information site with lots of pages and information, thats what we WANT
      I forget who posted it but a few weeks ago a guy said that he was ranking on page one SUPER fast by writing 5,000 word posts. Now obviously the idea of writing a 5k word post is intimidating, but I think everyone should try it and see how their rankings go. Google does in fact seem to LOVE long posts.
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      • Profile picture of the author henjon
        Originally Posted by Laubster View Post

        I forget who posted it but a few weeks ago a guy said that he was ranking on page one SUPER fast by writing 5,000 word posts. Now obviously the idea of writing a 5k word post is intimidating, but I think everyone should try it and see how their rankings go. Google does in fact seem to LOVE long posts.
        Saw that post too.
        The big "?" in all of this is how the manual reviews are made, and unless one of the guys writing on this here forum are a manuel reviewer themselves or know somebody who are, we wont really know how it is done.
        One can only guess as to how they go about it and what they look out for. First of all we must presume that they do not spend a whole lot of time on each site. Most likely that just quickly look over the quality of the written material on the frontpage, looking for keyword stuffing , bolded out keywords, bad grammer and puntuation etc.
        The they look at the theme. Does it look minimalistic or like an xfactor theme that the webmaster just set up without taking the time to edit coloration, making a logo etc.

        To be honest.. If YOU were a reviewperson and you came across a site with 3 pages of content that although unique might be having some bad punctuation and perhaps seem a bit stuffed with longtails. And the layout of the site consisted of a typical CTR or Clickbump theme with no proper logo (just a wordpress text title). and with the same box structure.
        And last but not least, noticed that the domain age is only 4-7 days and this site already is showing adsense. Then what would you do?

        I dont have the solution, just some ugly experiences on what happens when G lays its eye upon you. The 5000 word post might not be such a bad idea, but I would think that spritzing up a site with a unique logo, redoing the WP themes used, pictures and vids along with good unique and proofread material would get you a looong way.
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  • Profile picture of the author tycoon828
    Hi, Carl

    Can I ask what's your average monthly exact local search volume for each keyword?

    I have heard many people said that 1000 exact search...... but I think that's too less. Even if you rank NO1, you can only get about 400 visitors/month. If you get 3% CTR, you will get 12 ad clicks. And if you get $0.5 per click, then you can make $6.00 per site per month.

    So what's your average search volume for each keyword?
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    • Profile picture of the author kajol shafiq
      Hi carl,

      I was just wondering whether one can replicate this model using blogger blog and put adsense into them? At least, newbies with little or no resources can try that model, any thought?

      Also, do you put affiliate links along with adsense or do you separate them altogether?
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      • Profile picture of the author ukcarl
        Originally Posted by kajol shafiq View Post

        Hi carl,

        I was just wondering whether one can replicate this model using blogger blog and put adsense into them? At least, newbies with little or no resources can try that model, any thought?

        Also, do you put affiliate links along with adsense or do you separate them altogether?
        Sure this could work, but here is my advice from me to you dont be afraid to invest a small amount to invest in your own sites (your own business) you dont own blogger blogs, just buy hosting and a domain name its not expensive
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    • Profile picture of the author nik0
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      Originally Posted by tycoon828 View Post

      Hi, Carl

      Can I ask what's your average monthly exact local search volume for each keyword?

      I have heard many people said that 1000 exact search...... but I think that's too less. Even if you rank NO1, you can only get about 400 visitors/month. If you get 3% CTR, you will get 12 ad clicks. And if you get $0.5 per click, then you can make $6.00 per site per month.

      So what's your average search volume for each keyword?
      Personally I try to go after 2k exact search with $1.50 cpc, keep in mind that you also target other long tails on the same site, when you have 4-5 pages of content so in total you would get too around 4k exact searches.

      So if you were on position 1 for all keywords (which is unrealistic btw) but just to illustrate your example. Then you would get 1600 visitors. Assume you have a CTR of 7% which is more realistic imo (3% would be real bad, I have sites with 25% CTR). So that's 1600*0.07*$1 = $112/month.

      Ofcourse we are way too optimistic here and instead you should expect to get around 5-10% of those 4000 searchers (based on your positions) so that would make you between $14,- and $28,- a month.
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  • Profile picture of the author Suzaku
    just this linkbuilding My link building process is very simple but also very effective; I buy a social bookmarking gig on Fiverr.com for a couple hundred social bookmark back links, next I will take a new 300 word article and spin it and use it for submission using Unique Article Wizard (if you don't pay for this tool monthly there are also fiverr gigs for this).

    you can get your site 1st page right?
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    • Profile picture of the author outwest
      Originally Posted by Suzaku View Post

      just this linkbuilding My link building process is very simple but also very effective; I buy a social bookmarking gig on Fiverr.com for a couple hundred social bookmark back links, next I will take a new 300 word article and spin it and use it for submission using Unique Article Wizard (if you don't pay for this tool monthly there are also fiverr gigs for this).

      you can get your site 1st page right?
      first page only, isnt much traffic unless the kw is in the 100 thousands exact/m,onth
      you should be top 3 ideally, to get any traffic
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  • Profile picture of the author Rally Writer
    Hi ukcarl,

    I am unable to send nor reply PM due to my limited post.

    BTW, you mentioned 50 adsense sites and 5 affiliate site. May I know which hosting you are using if you don't mind me asking?

    I heard most who are using hostgator had issues whenever their sites reached 40 sites. So other alternative is bluehost.

    Appreciate your feedback on this.

    Thanks.

    Shahril
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    • Profile picture of the author ukcarl
      Originally Posted by Rally Writer View Post

      Hi ukcarl,

      I am unable to send nor reply PM due to my limited post.

      BTW, you mentioned 50 adsense sites and 5 affiliate site. May I know which hosting you are using if you don't mind me asking?

      I heard most who are using hostgator had issues whenever their sites reached 40 sites. So other alternative is bluehost.

      Appreciate your feedback on this.

      Thanks.

      Shahril
      Yeah I am using Hosgator, the issue with blue host is they only offer shared hosting, Hostgator offer shared, VPS and dedicated servers, for me they are the obvious best choice.

      In regards to space I am certainly getting to a point where I am soon going to need another, or new hosting account to handle the traffic
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      • Profile picture of the author jivens
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        Originally Posted by ukcarl View Post

        Yeah I am using Hosgator, the issue with blue host is they only offer shared hosting, Hostgator offer shared, VPS and dedicated servers, for me they are the obvious best choice.

        In regards to space I am certainly getting to a point where I am soon going to need another, or new hosting account to handle the traffic

        Look into site5.com. They have the best service around and you get to pick your server location and see it's uptime stats. They also have a turbo account where all of your sites have their own cpanel for 13.95 per month! Also, they have a free month to begin with with free site migration! They rock my face off!
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  • Profile picture of the author Ernie G
    Carl,

    Thanks for sharing this with us. I have something like a dozen sites going and rarely make much more than $3 from Adsense. The information you've provided here, along with all the helpful comments by others could really help me turn things around.

    Blessings,

    Ernie G
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  • Profile picture of the author Ansari
    That is a really good technique that has some real potential.
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  • Profile picture of the author porkchopexpress
    Hello everyone, this is my first post here, but I need to get down to business, so I would like to save the formalities for an intro post...I have been studying, so I understand some concepts but I need some help, this is directed at ukcarl but anyone that can help and is willing is more than welcome to answer.

    Originally Posted by ukcarl View Post

    [*]Low first page competition (to measure this I use Micro Niche Finder)
    So I downloaded the $7 trial for MNF. I played around with it for hours last night, and I am getting some basic niche finding done, by just putting in random keywords. I also used Google keyword tool to help make decisions. GKT told me competition was low, MNF put SOC at 105. What does this mean? What is SOC and what number do I want? I havent found a single niche yet with a green check for SOC, like maybe under 25.

    Originally Posted by ukcarl View Post

    [*]Exact Match domain available in either of the following .com .org .net (sometimes I will add a suffix or prefix if these three are not available and the keyword is too good to pass on)
    How about .info domains? A prefixed or suffixed name is better than a .info domain? I heard google does not like .infos, but then that they are fine, right here on WF. I know its probably a tossup, but as a beginner should I not buy .infos?

    Originally Posted by ukcarl View Post

    Most of my sites are monetized with Adsense for this I am currently using CTR theme but this is up to you I can personally only speak for my own results with this theme, which are good
    Why the CTR theme? Can a theme be more optimized than another? I understand basically the rest of your post, but I am still learning. If anyone could give me input, I would be appreciative. Thanks for the great original post as well.

    EDIT TO ADD: Also, I have a question about hosting...Due to my circumstances, I dont have enough money to buy dedicated hosting for each website if I am to follow this model and try to build 1 a day. Suggestions? Just build what I can afford, when I can afford it? Or buy a single account to host multiple sites, and change them later? Or just use Blogger pages?
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    • Profile picture of the author razorhound
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      Originally Posted by porkchopexpress View Post

      Hello everyone, this is my first post here, but I need to get down to business, so I would like to save the formalities for an intro post...I have been studying, so I understand some concepts but I need some help, this is directed at ukcarl but anyone that can help and is willing is more than welcome to answer.



      So I downloaded the $7 trial for MNF. I played around with it for hours last night, and I am getting some basic niche finding done, by just putting in random keywords. I also used Google keyword tool to help make decisions. GKT told me competition was low, MNF put SOC at 105. What does this mean? What is SOC and what number do I want? I havent found a single niche yet with a green check for SOC, like maybe under 25.

      GKT shows you the adword competition, it's different from MNF.

      How about .info domains? A prefixed or suffixed name is better than a .info domain? I heard google does not like .infos, but then that they are fine, right here on WF. I know its probably a tossup, but as a beginner should I not buy .infos?

      You can easily rank .info just like any other TLD, you should go for it.

      Why the CTR theme? Can a theme be more optimized than another? I understand basically the rest of your post, but I am still learning. If anyone could give me input, I would be appreciative. Thanks for the great original post as well.

      CTR theme is pretty good and you should check out clickbump as well.

      EDIT TO ADD: Also, I have a question about hosting...Due to my circumstances, I dont have enough money to buy dedicated hosting for each website if I am to follow this model and try to build 1 a day. Suggestions? Just build what I can afford, when I can afford it? Or buy a single account to host multiple sites, and change them later? Or just use Blogger pages?

      You don't need dedicated hosting, just get the normal shared hosting will do, for example hostgator baby plan and you can host 10, 20 or more sites with one single account.
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      • Profile picture of the author RimaNaj2011
        How much do each site make on average? Just social bookmarking and UAW to get ranked is impressive. I'm assuming each site makes only a few bucks a day or you are a beast at keyword research.
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        • Profile picture of the author theverysmartguy
          Originally Posted by RimaNaj2011 View Post

          How much do each site make on average? Just social bookmarking and UAW to get ranked is impressive. I'm assuming each site makes only a few bucks a day or you are a beast at keyword research.
          He has mentioned that he has bout 50 sites each making about $35 /month, plus several affiliate sites as well.

          Remember, this is not a maximum. If he wanted to, he could easily build up those sites to make even more money.
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          • Profile picture of the author RimaNaj2011
            Originally Posted by theverysmartguy View Post

            He has mentioned that he has bout 50 sites each making about $35 /month, plus several affiliate sites as well.

            Remember, this is not a maximum. If he wanted to, he could easily build up those sites to make even more money.
            -- Jeff
            Oh alright. That's still very impressive ranking keywords high with just UAW and social bookmarking.
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  • Profile picture of the author Greenfatman
    Great, Carl ...Well done!

    Nothing can be more simple than that, but what you really know is find great keywords, that is nearly everything...
    - Local search
    - Low competition
    - Good cpc
    I have a site for nearly 1 year by now with 2 300+ articles on it and always been in page 1.
    So guys, find good keywords

    Very, insteresting, just 2 plugins.

    How do you analize the competition? any rule for that?
    Which service do you use to write your content?
    Have you been add any content for your sites already making money?
    Do you have any site droping in rank? if so, do you submit more articles to UAW?

    Regards,
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  • Profile picture of the author prosell
    Would this strategry work for an ebook site as well. I have a ebook I want to sell and get to number one on google and sell the site after generating revenue. How many articles would I need for this model. Is it 3. Any advice you possibly know for me to accomplish this goal. I'd appreciate it.
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    • Profile picture of the author ukcarl
      Originally Posted by prosell View Post

      Would this strategry work for an ebook site as well. I have a ebook I want to sell and get to number one on google and sell the site after generating revenue. How many articles would I need for this model. Is it 3. Any advice you possibly know for me to accomplish this goal. I'd appreciate it.
      Its really not to do with how many articles, its ALL ABOUT KEYWORD RESEARCH

      Find one that has volume and low competition , thats all you need. But lets be realistic, if this is your main site, keep adding lots of content but be sure to research whats going to be easy to rank for and you will get traffic
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  • Profile picture of the author Empress_Of_Drac
    Originally Posted by ukcarl View Post

    Hi everyone I just wanted to add this thread about my experience in the last 3 months going full time online, hopefully it can act as a bit of motivation for those of you out there that may be struggling to get going and perhaps are not making any of much money yet.



    This is something I feel anyone can achieve good results with, even people who are new to this industry, the process is basically building a network of small niche sites and monetizing them with Adsense or affiliate products.


    Now I should add this is nothing new, it's a technique that has been round for years, but its what's working for me right now and its working really well, right now as I write this in February my Adsense income is going to exceed $1700 this month and other affiliate commissions will come in at about $500 so $2200 for the month and I only started doing this at the end of November.



    Below is the full process I use to build these sites:


    Keyword research

    • Each site is focused around just 1 keyword so I find a keyword with at least 1000 exact searches a month, which passes my criteria for low competition which are:
    • Under 100,000 competing pages in Google when searched in quotes the lower the better
    • Low first page competition (to measure this I use Micro Niche Finder)
    • Exact Match domain available in either of the following .com .org .net (sometimes I will add a suffix or prefix if these three are not available and the keyword is too good to pass on)
    Setting up Site

    For all my sites I use Wordpress, why? Simple because it's easy to set up and you don't need to know anything about code once the site is set up which takes about 10 minutes, I add the following plugins:
    • All in one SEO pack
    • Simple Google analytics
    That's it; in my experience I find I don't need anything else.


    Content

    To start with these sites are small, I only add 3x500 word pages of original high quality content to begin with, this content is written for good onpage SEO but should add real value (not junk content) so the content follows the following rules:


    • High quality useful content
    • Keyword in the title
    • Keyword should be in the first and last paragraph and the one in the first paragraph should be in bold
    • I don't concentrate that much on keyword density but generally 1 - 2%
    • LSI keywords, THIS IS REALLY IMPROTANT I like to use 5 - 10 LSI terms in my posts, I find these by searching the main keyword in Googles keyword tool, the results will be displayed in order of relevance so I choose a hand full to use in my posts.
    • When you add the content also use the LSI keywords in your keywords for the all in one seo pack and your tags.
    • Every post will be added to the same category which will be the main keyword.
    Pages

    As well as our content we also want to add an about page, a contact page and a privacy policy the about and contact are just simple short pages and I generate the privacy policy at the following site serprank.com/privacy-policy-generator


    Monitize
    Most of my sites are monetized with Adsense for this I am currently using CTR theme but this is up to you I can personally only speak for my own results with this theme, which are good .
    Linkbuilding

    My link building process is very simple but also very effective; I buy a social bookmarking gig on Fiverr.com for a couple hundred social bookmark back links, next I will take a new 300 word article and spin it and use it for submission using Unique Article Wizard (if you don't pay for this tool monthly there are also fiverr gigs for this).


    BOOOOOM that's it done, I am currently building one of these sites a day and in roughly 3 months I have got to over $2000/month this month.


    Now this technique is not for everyone and I know many people out there prefer the authority site model, but here's the thing I don't want to debate which is best, this is just what's working for me right now, plus it is totally compliant with Googles Terms Of Service so this is totally legit.


    What's more is you will find that with testing so many niches you will find some real winners with this technique and there is nothing to stop you scaling these sites out to more of an authority site.


    Here's the thing this works FACT! The only thing that will stop you with this technique is not doing it


    TAKE ACTION NOW!
    Really inspiring adsense story. Checking your personal blog now.
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  • Profile picture of the author eaglesflamenco
    this is a gooood material for learning for a newbie,these details above make sense
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  • Profile picture of the author stevenpayales
    I want to do something like this also. A friend of mine is getting a lot of money monthly thru CPM/CPA/AdSense .. Is there a step by step tuts on this and where to get the right affiliates?

    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author TopKat22
    Very good!

    I think the key that most newbies don't get is the keyword research for the right niche.

    It is relatively easy to rank for a keyword with lower competition, I've gotten to number 1-4 on Google in a matter of 6 to 12 hours.

    I thought I could do it for any keyword from scratch and some people on here said try it for "make money online", "make money" , viagra, or some other high competition keyword and they were right. I could get to page 2 or 3 quickly but page one is tougher for more competitive keywords. It is also harder to maintain.

    Thanks for the share with such details. This could help a lot of people on here stick with it.
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  • Profile picture of the author netightman
    How you measure low first page competition in Micro Niche Finder?
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  • Profile picture of the author outwest
    Wouldnt it be just as easy, and much cheaper for the backlinking, to concentrate on
    kws with 15k, 20k per month exact local matches?. Sure it might take longer to get to top 5 but there are many kws out there that are NOT that highly backlinked, in the top 5 competition
    and you are instead of backlinking 20 sites, 50 sites,
    backlinking 2, or 5 sites?
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  • Profile picture of the author tycoon828
    Hi, Carl

    When you select keyword, do you choose more informative keyword like "dog training", "credit repair", "student loan"........ or more product keyword like "digital camera", "LED tv", "vacuum cleaner"......?

    Thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author ukcarl
      Originally Posted by tycoon828 View Post

      Hi, Carl

      When you select keyword, do you choose more informative keyword like "dog training", "credit repair", "student loan"........ or more product keyword like "digital camera", "LED tv", "vacuum cleaner"......?

      Thanks
      Yeah I generally stick with info type keywords for Adsense and generally dont bother with product keywords, I may in the future but at the minute I feel like I can add more value with informative terms by just adding good info, hope this makes sense
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  • Profile picture of the author adrienk
    Inspirational post! I am doing the same thing- building Adsense sites and maybe selling them in the future. I have one recommendation for you - Manage WordPress Sites from One Dashboard - ManageWP.com. (I can't link to it bcoz I am rather new here! Just Google ManageWP!) I have tried the free trial and I would say it is perfect for someone who needs to manage and build lots of websites!

    Good luck!
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    • Profile picture of the author ukcarl
      Originally Posted by adrienk View Post

      Inspirational post! I am doing the same thing- building Adsense sites and maybe selling them in the future. I have one recommendation for you - Manage WordPress Sites from One Dashboard - ManageWP.com. (I can't link to it bcoz I am rather new here! Just Google ManageWP!) I have tried the free trial and I would say it is perfect for someone who needs to manage and build lots of websites!

      Good luck!
      Yeah I hear good things about ManageWP will have to check it out
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    • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
      Originally Posted by adrienk View Post

      Inspirational post! I am doing the same thing- building Adsense sites and maybe selling them in the future. I have one recommendation for you - Manage WordPress Sites from One Dashboard - ManageWP.com. (I can't link to it bcoz I am rather new here! Just Google ManageWP!) I have tried the free trial and I would say it is perfect for someone who needs to manage and build lots of websites!

      Good luck!
      Now why haven't I heard of that.

      Thanks for the heads up.
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  • Profile picture of the author mostafa999
    Really simple and effective, thank you for sharing
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  • Profile picture of the author tronsmith
    Thank you very much for your post. A real inspiration and some great tips.

    I am just wondering if you use a specific person/specific people on fiverr for your gigs?

    If so, could you please let me know?

    All the best.

    Ryan.
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  • Profile picture of the author VipsK
    great idea and thanks for sharing this, always nice to hear a positive story which is also very inspiring too
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    With regards to my above comment, feel free to PM me if you wish.

    All the best,

    Ryan.
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  • Profile picture of the author megawarrior
    Thanks for sharing your success and the good advice for others. Keep it up!
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  • Profile picture of the author Captain_Morgan
    hey carl

    keep up the good work, regarding your articles do you submit them all in 1 go?

    do you interlink them?

    are you still only doing SB and UAW??
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    • Profile picture of the author ukcarl
      Originally Posted by Captain_Morgan View Post

      hey carl

      keep up the good work, regarding your articles do you submit them all in 1 go?

      do you interlink them?

      are you still only doing SB and UAW??
      Yeah I just do these two things my articles are drip fed at a rate of 20 a day
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      • Profile picture of the author mnov5534
        Originally Posted by ukcarl View Post

        Yeah I just do these two things my articles are drip fed at a rate of 20 a day
        Thanks for sharing your strategy, this sounds really exciting! I'm just wondering, do you drip feed 20 articles per site per day? Or 20 articles for your whole empire of sites per day?

        I'm assuming you outsource all the article writing now with so many sites to look after?
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  • Profile picture of the author joshpat2
    how often do you make back links for the site and how often do you update them ?
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  • Profile picture of the author Naxie
    Thanks for the write-up on your progress Carl, and congratulations. Hoping to join you in such earnings very soon.
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    • Profile picture of the author ukcarl
      Originally Posted by joshpat2 View Post

      how often do you make back links for the site and how often do you update them ?
      I social bookmark the same day I finish it, and just recently I have been setting UAW to start submitting 1 week later at a rate of 20 a day

      Originally Posted by Naxie View Post

      Thanks for the write-up on your progress Carl, and congratulations. Hoping to join you in such earnings very soon.
      Just get to work and there is no reason you cant do the exact same I did
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  • Profile picture of the author Kreative4
    Thats a great inspirational story. I am doing something similar. Instead of small MNS, i am building authority site with 20-300 posts.
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  • Profile picture of the author kuzmanin
    Good post. I didn't know that for privacy and policy for adsense
    Have to add it to my sites
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  • Profile picture of the author dollaring
    recently Micro Niche Finder do not work,yes or no?
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    • Profile picture of the author ukcarl
      Originally Posted by dollaring View Post

      recently Micro Niche Finder do not work,yes or no?
      Yeah it works fine.

      Every now and then there are slight issues, but this is due to Google constantly updating their keyword tool, so it is something that any tool pulling data straight from Google will have to deal with which is all of the main ones we hear about around the forum.

      I just found 8 fantastic keywords today for my next batch of sites
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  • Profile picture of the author joshpat2
    thanks this was very inspiring... better than any wso lol ... my questions was how ofter do you update the content on each site ?

    i have a site in a micro niche and it was ranking very well #1 actully now it dropeed to #7 so should i be focused on adding more posts and content ... or build backlinks ?
    cause i see you said that 3 500 word pages is all you add to the sites .. is that all the content that is still on there till today ?

    Thanks again
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  • Profile picture of the author joshpat2
    thanks for your reply .. how often do you add content like a new post to each site ? or do you just keep making the backlinks in UAW ?
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    • Profile picture of the author ukcarl
      Originally Posted by joshpat2 View Post

      thanks for your reply .. how often do you add content like a new post to each site ? or do you just keep making the backlinks in UAW ?
      Yeah so at the minute I literally build the site (this is outsourced but I could do it all myself in the day).

      Then in the same day I social bookmark it and also create a campaign in UAW which I just recently started setting it to start submitting a week later and drip feed submissions at a rate of 20 a day.

      Hope this is clear
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      • Profile picture of the author joshpat2
        Originally Posted by ukcarl View Post

        Yeah so at the minute I literally build the site (this is outsourced but I could do it all myself in the day).

        Then in the same day I social bookmark it and also create a campaign in UAW which I just recently started setting it to start submitting a week later and drip feed submissions at a rate of 20 a day.

        Hope this is clear
        sorry for being a pain lol .. so each site still has 3 pages and UAW is working and submittiong 20 articales a day to directories creating backlinks ?
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  • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
    I'd suggest, instead of Market Samurai, just going straight to the source. The Google Keyword Tool. The data is the same and it's A LOT faster.

    Packerfan has a great tutorial in his sig explaining how to use the GKT + Excel together. It makes Market Samurai look pretty bad in comparison.
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  • Profile picture of the author OmarNegron
    NICE! Keep up the great work.

    It's always good to see these stories of success.

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  • Profile picture of the author liovvoil
    Concerning Google phrase results: Which is better?
    - A keyword with around 1 million results and top 10 doesn't have the keyword in title (low seo competition).
    - A keyword with around 100K results and top 10 have keyword in title (medium/high seo competition).
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    • Profile picture of the author ukcarl
      Originally Posted by joshpat2 View Post

      sorry for being a pain lol .. so each site still has 3 pages and UAW is working and submittiong 20 articales a day to directories creating backlinks ?
      Yeah thats right the article I use for UAW is totally original also
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      • Profile picture of the author joshpat2
        Originally Posted by ukcarl View Post

        Yeah thats right the article I use for UAW is totally original also
        great thanks so much man - i was just reading your blog as well. for some reason i was stuck on trying to add a post to my blog everyday instead of doing the UAW thing. I will move my focus now to getting the UAW setup and do the articles
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        • Profile picture of the author ukcarl
          Originally Posted by joshpat2 View Post

          great thanks so much man - i was just reading your blog as well. for some reason i was stuck on trying to add a post to my blog everyday instead of doing the UAW thing. I will move my focus now to getting the UAW setup and do the articles
          There is nothing to stop you keeping adding content, but it is always a good idea to build links to your content just to help it rank
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    • Profile picture of the author ukcarl
      Originally Posted by liovvoil View Post

      Concerning Google phrase results: Which is better?
      - A keyword with around 1 million results and top 10 doesn't have the keyword in title (low seo competition).
      - A keyword with around 100K results and top 10 have keyword in title (medium/high seo competition).
      Not sure what you mean? the keywords I target have less than 100,000 results in inverted comments, the lower the better.

      And the other metric I use is SOC which is a feature in Micro Niche Finder that measures first page competition, I discuss the whole process step by step in a free 40 page guide on my site
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  • Profile picture of the author dre332
    UAW is awesome... Use it with linklicious.me as it will help get all of those article links indexed.
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    • Profile picture of the author ukcarl
      Originally Posted by dre332 View Post

      UAW is awesome... Use it with linklicious.me as it will help get all of those article links indexed.
      Does linklicious.me help to index the links I assume?

      For me I would rather they index over time, seems a bit more natural, thats just the way I see it, I could be wrong
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  • Profile picture of the author 2d0k
    Cool! Congratulations Carl!
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    • Profile picture of the author Marko Radulovic
      Hey there. Great post. Your method has intrigued me and I have a question for you.

      Your minimum exact search volume is 1000 searches per month, and $1 minimum cost per click. Are most of your sites targeting this minimum? Or are they higher? Are you making $35 a month from 1000 searches per month sites?

      I'm hesitant to start churning out low search sites quickly, because I want to keep my initial investment costs sane.
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      • Profile picture of the author ukcarl
        Originally Posted by Marko Radulovic View Post

        Hey there. Great post. Your method has intrigued me and I have a question for you.

        Your minimum exact search volume is 1000 searches per month, and $1 minimum cost per click. Are most of your sites targeting this minimum? Or are they higher? Are you making $35 a month from 1000 searches per month sites?

        I'm hesitant to start churning out low search sites quickly, because I want to keep my initial investment costs sane.
        Hi Mark,

        Yeah this is generally what I target some gets more serch and I have a a few that get less in fact one of my highest performing sites only has 590 exact searches in MNF or GKT but I knew it was a profitable niche, so I built it anyway, this site ended up getting and still does get 80 - 100 page views a day so the keyword tool wasn't accurate, just use it as a guide.

        once you have made a few sites you just get a feel for what will get good results if I am confident, I sometimes drop below 1000 with that said I love finding keywords with 1000+ who wouldn't, I think my highest searched sites get like 4000 - 5000/exact searches a month.

        Hope this helps
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  • Profile picture of the author sacoderbd
    thats extreme....i liked the way you revealed your secret.....what i have seen in these years...."someone interested in making money online with average knowledge about SEO and websites are a single step away from success- taking action!"
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  • Profile picture of the author Captain_Morgan
    Carl

    for each site how many keywords do you target??
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  • Profile picture of the author 1warriorfan
    Very glad I found this thread. Awesome, Carl and thanks very much for taking the time to post the initial thread. Well, laid out, to the point and understandable.

    I used MNF also. Love it. But, your process is lean and mean! I'll stop getting side-tracked by all the new WSO "shiney objects" and focus more on this.

    Signed up on your site. Looking forward to reading the guide!
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    • Profile picture of the author ryanlrw
      Great stuff Carl, your process seems as automated as it can get =)

      I've used Fiverr for a few things in the past but not social bookmarking- now is the time to get started I suppose!
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    • Profile picture of the author ukcarl
      Originally Posted by Captain_Morgan View Post

      Carl

      for each site how many keywords do you target??
      Just the one Captain.

      Am in a position now where I may scale out some of the winners but initially just 1 keyword per site

      Originally Posted by 1warriorfan View Post

      Very glad I found this thread. Awesome, Carl and thanks very much for taking the time to post the initial thread. Well, laid out, to the point and understandable.

      I used MNF also. Love it. But, your process is lean and mean! I'll stop getting side-tracked by all the new WSO "shiney objects" and focus more on this.

      Signed up on your site. Looking forward to reading the guide!
      Yeah I do like MNF, like you say the process is lean and mean and I think MNF is too, it just keeps things nice and simple.

      I hope you have success with this it is a great method in my opinion and its not hard to get going even on a budget. Feel free to post any more questions you might have or you can contact me over at my site
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  • Profile picture of the author 1warriorfan
    Carl, and anyone else... Quick Question....

    There's a theory that Adsense should Not be added to a site immediately. Thereby, it's seen as an MFA site. Some say, wait at least 4 weeks. I don't see anywhere in your documentation that this concerns you? You put it on their during the site build, right?

    Thanks in advance.
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    • Profile picture of the author ukcarl
      Originally Posted by 1warriorfan View Post

      Carl, and anyone else... Quick Question....

      There's a theory that Adsense should Not be added to a site immediately. Thereby, it's seen as an MFA site. Some say, wait at least 4 weeks. I don't see anywhere in your documentation that this concerns you? You put it on their during the site build, right?

      Thanks in advance.
      It doesn't bother me they are not MFA in the popular sense of the word, the content is high quality and useful to the reader, so there should be no problem.

      I do everything in one day from adding content and Adsense to linkbuilding one thing I have stated doing that is not in the guide is when I submit to UAW i schedule them to start a week later, but everything is still implemented in the same day.
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  • Profile picture of the author NetWorth
    Hey Carl,

    I just wanted to say congrats on the success! It is always nice to hear stories of people making it. I also wanted to say that it is awesome that you are willing to come back to the community and share the way you did! Not everyone does this and it is needed and wanted.

    I do want to throw one suggestion out there. I have to admit that I haven't read all 3 pages of post so you may already be doing this. But I do want to suggest that maybe you take your most profitable sites and build them out to become Authority sites.

    I like many other marketers I had a large group of small sites get whacked by Google last year. Literally over night. Because your using adsense to monetize it connects all your sites so if Google does come knocking it isn't going to spare any of your sites.

    I lost a big chunk of income about a month ago because google decided to de-index 3 of my sites all at once. I didn't even see them as being to thin 7 to 15 post each.

    Hey just a suggestion, take it or leave it. Otherwise thanks again and keep up the great work and sharing!
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    Awesome! Thanks again!
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  • Profile picture of the author Monty Montana
    First of all, congrats mate!

    Are you using a brand new domain or buy an aged domain with PR?
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    • Profile picture of the author ukcarl
      Originally Posted by Monty Montana View Post

      First of all, congrats mate!

      Are you using a brand new domain or buy an aged domain with PR?
      Cheers mate, in regards to the domains I just used do new domains just bought 5 today
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  • Profile picture of the author korneld
    I like the bit about Micro Niche Finder.
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    • Profile picture of the author Marko Radulovic
      Good point. Perhaps you're pulling in broad traffic? I have to be careful how much I spend on a site.

      I'm still new to this, and only have one site performing at about 60 dollars a month. Its on page 1 for a medium competition keyword that gets about 5400 searches, and another related keyword that gets 2900. I'm trying to get the CTR up. So that's why I was concerned with the 1000/month exact search.

      On a related note, I might try that CTR theme.
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      • Profile picture of the author hbwsl
        Originally Posted by Marko Radulovic View Post

        Good point. Perhaps you're pulling in broad traffic? I have to be careful how much I spend on a site.

        I'm still new to this, and only have one site performing at about 60 dollars a month. Its on page 1 for a medium competition keyword that gets about 5400 searches, and another related keyword that gets 2900. I'm trying to get the CTR up. So that's why I was concerned with the 1000/month exact search.

        On a related note, I might try that CTR theme.
        Hi Marko,

        thanks for your interest in CTR theme, here is the latest live WSO for CTR theme in case you are interested !

        Regards
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  • Profile picture of the author Gaston Wolf
    Awesome thread. I my self have a handful of micro niche websites. Roughly bring in between 150 - 200 pcm. Although I had them all hacked recently, so do be careful and watch out for that stuff.

    Inspirational thread
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    • Profile picture of the author ukcarl
      Originally Posted by Gaston Wolf View Post

      Awesome thread. I my self have a handful of micro niche websites. Roughly bring in between 150 - 200 pcm. Although I had them all hacked recently, so do be careful and watch out for that stuff.

      Inspirational thread
      Yeah I hear stories of hacks happening to people its definitely something I am on the lookout for.
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      • Profile picture of the author AuthorityDomains
        Originally Posted by ukcarl View Post

        Yeah I hear stories of hacks happening to people its definitely something I am on the lookout for.
        Keep Wordpress up to date and you should be protected from hacks
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        • Profile picture of the author AuthorityDomains
          Great Post for sharing Carl, I'm also from the UK and have been doing Affiliate Marking for just over 3 years now so you are doing very well in the short space of time.

          I have made most of my money from affiliate product based sites and agree they can be much harder to rank for. I have gone down the route of higher search terms with more potential, but in turn they have taken a lot more work to get them there and maintain them in that position.

          I have never really got to grips with Adsense, most probably because I've been doing the rinse and repeat from affiliate sites. I have 1 site making about £600 a month and the inital calculations worked out that it would only make about £80 a month, based on the GKWT estimates. The traffic is similar to the GKWT but the conversion and the products convert so much better.

          I'm going to give you plan a go as I wouldn't mind diversifying my income stream.

          Thanks for sharing

          Couple of Questions if you don't mind;
          Do you limit the number of keywords for each domain? The longer the domain, the harder it is to rank from experience

          Could you give an indication of how many articles you are outsourcing and how much you are paying for these?

          If you use something like Odesk, any recommendations as I've found it difficult trying to find someone cheap, reliable and good quality.

          Cheers
          Gary
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          • Profile picture of the author ukcarl
            Originally Posted by AuthorityDomains View Post

            Do you limit the number of keywords for each domain? The longer the domain, the harder it is to rank from experience
            Never really thought about it but in my experience it doesn't affect my ranking.

            Could you give an indication of how many articles you are outsourcing and how much you are paying for these?
            i outsource 3 articles per site initially but I also outsource an additional 300 word article for UAW and adding them to wordpress and setting it up for all that I pay $35

            If I were just paying for articles I would want to pay $5 - $7

            If you use something like Odesk, any recommendations as I've found it difficult trying to find someone cheap, reliable and good quality.
            I do use Odesk, in my experience I have had the best experiences with Philippine workers, I just find them much more willing to work well for you and in my experience they are very punctual and helpful.

            To find reliable workers its just a case of putting a job out there and test different workers, I like to get them to build me a test site or even just a test article before I hire them.

            Another tip would be post bigger jobs if you post a $200 job you will get much more applicants than if you post a $20 job plus once you decide on someone there is nothing stopping you suggesting a smaller contract to assess quality.
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  • Profile picture of the author Hubert115
    Very nice job. Nice ob on the earnings
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    • Profile picture of the author Morbrook
      Thanks, I will have to give this a try.
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  • Profile picture of the author Marko Radulovic
    Here's another question for you, Carl.

    How do you gauge page 1 competition in google? through MNF only?
    The sites that I HAVE gotten to page 1, I'm surprised that I managed to get there, because they are outranking sites much stronger in backlinks, index, PR.

    Is in title, h1 tag, description really the most critical aspect of ranking quickly?

    if pages have a ton of backlinks, but don't have the keyword in the title, h1 tag, description, should I consider them easy to rank for?

    I'm sort of baffled as to how you can rank so quickly, a few weeks/a month.
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  • Profile picture of the author MisterChopsticks
    Good post. Should help out new adsense users.
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  • Profile picture of the author superninja
    That's awesome... can you clarify what you mean by totally compliant w/ Google's TOS. Are you talking of their Adsense TOS?

    Can cookie cutter mini Adsense sites leave footprints and be against TOS?

    Thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author ukcarl
      Originally Posted by Marko Radulovic View Post

      Here's another question for you, Carl.

      How do you gauge page 1 competition in google? through MNF only?
      The sites that I HAVE gotten to page 1, I'm surprised that I managed to get there, because they are outranking sites much stronger in backlinks, index, PR.

      Is in title, h1 tag, description really the most critical aspect of ranking quickly?

      if pages have a ton of backlinks, but don't have the keyword in the title, h1 tag, description, should I consider them easy to rank for?

      I'm sort of baffled as to how you can rank so quickly, a few weeks/a month.
      To be honest it is that simple, I just use Exact Phrase count data and SOC data in micro niche finder, thats it I find it to be a really good guide.

      Originally Posted by superninja View Post

      That's awesome... can you clarify what you mean by totally compliant w/ Google's TOS. Are you talking of their Adsense TOS?

      Can cookie cutter mini Adsense sites leave footprints and be against TOS?

      Thanks
      Yes it is compliant with Adsense terms of services.

      I helped a friend build his first ever site and we used CTR theme and his brand new account was approved using this technique.
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  • Profile picture of the author petermicheal
    Now I should add this is nothing new, it's a technique that has been round for years, but its what's working for me right now and its working really well, right now as I write this in February my Adsense income is going to exceed $1700 this month and other affiliate commissions will come in at about $500 so $2200 for the month and I only started doing this at the end of November.
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  • Profile picture of the author saarbel
    Hey carl is there a chance you'll post one of your sites here?
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  • Profile picture of the author GD
    Really inspirational post and congratulations on your success!

    I am a newbie and wondering what is the fastest way to get an adsense account. I have read somewhere that you need to create first create hubpages/blogpost blogs before applying - how does it work?

    Thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author ukcarl
      Originally Posted by GD View Post

      Really inspirational post and congratulations on your success!

      I am a newbie and wondering what is the fastest way to get an adsense account. I have read somewhere that you need to create first create hubpages/blogpost blogs before applying - how does it work?

      Thanks
      I opened my account a couple of years back by creating a blogger blog.

      I can tell you though that I helped a friend set up a new account about a month ago and he used the exact process that I talk about in the free guide on my site in my signature.

      Just follow that process and after you finish the site apply for an account it took my friends account about a week to start showing ads, also if you need any help just shoot me a PM
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  • Profile picture of the author Spontaneousjoe
    My question is how do you find your LSI keyword terms? Since the goolge wonder wheel does not exist anymore. Do your get them from the related search terms on the side? Because I have not always had the most positive results form that method
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  • Profile picture of the author giseo
    Nice. Couple questions. Any other link building beyond bookmarks and article blasts? Where you placing your ad units? How are you determining which keyword to target?
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  • Profile picture of the author steveg99
    Thanks for the awesome, informative post UKCarl!
    The only question I have, is how do you find exact match .com's for product keywords that get 1000 exact/month? I've found that this is bordering on impossible. Maybe I'm just doing it wrong, or trying to go with product KW's that are too competitive?
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    • Profile picture of the author ukcarl
      Originally Posted by Spontaneousjoe View Post

      My question is how do you find your LSI keyword terms? Since the goolge wonder wheel does not exist anymore. Do your get them from the related search terms on the side? Because I have not always had the most positive results form that method
      I just get the terms from Google keyword tool.

      Originally Posted by giseo View Post

      Nice. Couple questions. Any other link building beyond bookmarks and article blasts? Where you placing your ad units? How are you determining which keyword to target?
      My linkbuilding currently is limited to this, the reason is it is working for me right now fine so I just leave it at that.

      My ads are placed automatically by CTR theme I use their layouts.

      And in regards to choosing keywords I talk about this in the free guide I give away free on my site in my signature.

      Originally Posted by steveg99 View Post

      Thanks for the awesome, informative post UKCarl!
      The only question I have, is how do you find exact match .com's for product keywords that get 1000 exact/month? I've found that this is bordering on impossible. Maybe I'm just doing it wrong, or trying to go with product KW's that are too competitive?
      Well I use micro Niche Finder and this also gives you domain availability for keywords, I go into more detail in the free guide on my site in my sig
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      • Profile picture of the author bmcgoff
        Originally Posted by ukcarl View Post


        My ads are placed automatically by CTR theme I use their layouts.
        Do you disable any areas or layouts via the CTR theme options? I'm wondering because it seems that certain layouts violate the new AdSense standards (i.e., too many ads above the content).

        Thanks for the awesome tips/thread btw...good stuff for those of us new to AdSense niche sites! I'm just getting into it myself. First site is making about $25/month and isn't even ranking for half it's keywords yet.

        On that note, how many keywords does one of your sites usually target? 1? 10? 20?


        Thanks,

        Brock
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        • Profile picture of the author ukcarl
          Originally Posted by Dumkist View Post

          Do you show all 3 post on the home page or just one ?
          CTR theme by default shows the main post and then a small preview of the other 2 articles at the bottom of page

          Originally Posted by outwest View Post

          How long with this method until you see break even cash flow?
          50 bucks per site starts to add up pretty quickly

          after 60 days you will have spent $3000 dollars on site creation alone. and I seriously doubt that the Adsense revenue will have reached that point at 60 days, though I am just guessing

          sounds like to start this method you have to have about $3000 lying around, which is way more than I have at this time

          People who post these type threads seem to ignore their costs vs revenue...............they seem only to talk about Gross revenue from Adsense

          which is good at 2k/month, I am not disagreeing with that



          It would seem for example to follow this model
          make 50 sites, lets say the sites only gross what Adsense flippers sites gross which is much more conservative (10 dollars /month)

          So at 50 sites you are grossing 500 dollars/month and have spent 2500 dollars to get to that point. Would take a long time with that model to start getting into positive cash flow
          OK so I have spent just over $2500 just on Adsense sites since the end of November currently I am at about 15% positive cash flow.

          But here's the thing the money I invested is a business overdraft I got from the bank to start this business, and I intend to pay this off with site sales and considering I made around $1700 in Feb just from Adsense my portfolio is currently worth $17,000 - $34,000 at 10x - 20x monthly cash flow so over all as an investment I think its very good.

          Also it may of cost me this much but there is nothing to stop people doing all the work themselves

          Originally Posted by jeffreys View Post

          Regarding how to search niches for adsense, how do you do that? I know this totally different from affiliate websites? care to show a step by step?
          I have a new video on my site of my favorite technique How To Research Keywords With Micro Niche Finder And Ezine Articles | Many Passive Streams | Many Passive Streams

          Originally Posted by bmcgoff View Post

          Do you disable any areas or layouts via the CTR theme options? I'm wondering because it seems that certain layouts violate the new AdSense standards (i.e., too many ads above the content).

          Thanks for the awesome tips/thread btw...good stuff for those of us new to AdSense niche sites! I'm just getting into it myself. First site is making about $25/month and isn't even ranking for half it's keywords yet.

          On that note, how many keywords does one of your sites usually target? 1? 10? 20?


          Thanks,

          Brock
          Nice one, great to see you are having success with this method

          Yeah I disable roadblock and top 728 in my opinion they are much too aggresive.

          My sites are targeting just 1 keywords
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  • Profile picture of the author Badshah
    Thanks ukCarls for the wonderful Post, I have just starting doing SEO and have been reading a lot of stuff what ever comes my way but so far this is the most implementable and practical guide i have seen. I have a question !
    You said
    Originally Posted by ukcarl View Post

    Each site is focused around just 1 keyword so I find a keyword with at least 1000 exact searches a month, which passes my criteria for low competition which are:
    Under 100,000 competing pages in Google when searched in quotes the lower the better
    !
    what tool are you talking about when you say 1000 exact Matches ? what do you use to identify that.

    also can you refer any provider from fivver that you have found dependable for outsourcing.
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  • Profile picture of the author lazydaisy
    Thank you for sharing with us Carl. It is very inspiring to kow it can be done with some work. I have a question, Have you used fiverr for keywords or do you do all the keyword research yourself?

    Thank you
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  • Profile picture of the author dynamoblue
    Hi there. I originally wrote this to be a visitors message to your profile but I don't have enough posts to be able to post those yet. I read your thread earlier today and wanted you know that I was uber inspired! Particularly because I'm very new to the business and, just before stumbling upon your thread, had just purchased both social monkee and UAW. So I'll definitely be following in your footsteps.

    I was wondering if you might answer a couple of total newb questions in relation to social bookmarking? I have a Social Monkee elite membership that allows me to resubmit the same URL every 14 days. Do you think that there is any benefit to submitting the same URL over and over again with Social Monkee?

    My other question is: is there any benefit to using social monkee and also using social marker? or do they do the exact same thing?

    I appreciate any input you are willing to share. To your continued success!
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  • Profile picture of the author voodo
    This is something I feel achieve good results with, even i new to this industry, the process is basically building a network of small niche sites and monetizing them with Adsense or affiliate products awesome.
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  • Profile picture of the author todawg_not
    Great post ukCarl.

    I read all the comments and got alot of value from you sharing your experience.

    You hit home on a alot of important points which explains why alot of people are failing.

    I'll checkout UAW and add it to my backlink strategy.

    Keep up the good work brother

    Nigel
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      This is really inspire me thank you for the share!
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    This is a great inspiration but i maybe missing it some where in the pile of post and i want to know how many sites you created to generate that $2000?

    As you stated that you only CTR theme, do you think it is safer?
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    • Profile picture of the author ukcarl
      Originally Posted by jesda View Post

      This is a great inspiration but i maybe missing it some where in the pile of post and i want to know how many sites you created to generate that $2000?

      As you stated that you only CTR theme, do you think it is safer?
      I have about 50 sites, not sure what you mean by your CTR Theme question but its a great theme
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  • Profile picture of the author salmanbaig
    Truly inspiring story ...

    BTW do you recommend any fiverr gigs who can submit content to UAW

    Also I'd like to ask, do you comment on blogs ? or article marketing and social bookmarking is sufficient
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    This is awesome tips. I am going to start now.
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      Hey carl is there a chance you'll post one of your sites here?
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    You search good keywords. You makes lots of links from directories, articles, forums, web 2.0 and rss feeds and many other tech. But if we try to make this so fast google penalized us.
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  • Profile picture of the author outwest
    How much did you spend creating each site?
    another similar thread the guy says he spends about 400-500 dollars creating and backlinking , adding content etc for his Adsense sites that make 10 dollars/day
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    • Profile picture of the author ukcarl
      Originally Posted by outwest View Post

      How much did you spend creating each site?
      another similar thread the guy says he spends about 400-500 dollars creating and backlinking , adding content etc for his Adsense sites that make 10 dollars/day
      Each site costs about $50 in total
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    • Profile picture of the author tdj
      Originally Posted by outwest View Post

      How much did you spend creating each site?
      another similar thread the guy says he spends about 400-500 dollars creating and backlinking , adding content etc for his Adsense sites that make 10 dollars/day
      That's $300/month. He is already profiting in less than 2 months and outsourced most all of the work. He could outsource and spend $100/month from now on to keep the site updated and climbing in the SERPs. still making approx. $200/month profit with hardly no extra work on his part.
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    Very good techniques! I will use them for my businesses!
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  • Profile picture of the author pex7
    How do you choose adsense niches? It seems like this would be a different process than searching for affiliate niches since you're not trying to "make a sale"
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    • Profile picture of the author AskJon
      Interesting read, keep it up man and you'll eventually hit 5k and 10k!

      Hope some people are gonna realize that all it needs is a bit of motivation, but mostly just DOING and testing stuff. No need of a step-by-step blueprint really, just start doing and if you think you're not gonna make it, just surround yourself with other people like you so that everyone keep doing!
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  • Profile picture of the author Dumkist
    Do setup word press to show all 3 post on the home page ?..and if so do you make the main post a sticky post ..or do you just make one post a static home page ?

    When you have the post written..how do you request the 3 post to be written ?..do you give them pre - made titles that you made up ? ..or do you just tell them to write 3 articles about the main "keyword" ?
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  • Profile picture of the author seoraghu
    Hi

    Just found this while searching for some information, the whole steps guides and your comments are really inspiring. I would love to follow and apply some of the tips which I found really worth.

    However, I just have one question. Do you keep adding new pages regularly on these sites? If so then how frequently do you add them.

    I happen to read through FastAttackSEO based on which I wrote contents for one of my blog and have been promoting since August 2011. I could hardly earn through. I have about 18 pages with full of information but I do not have CTR theme. I do use BookMarks and other backlink services.

    Just want to revamp so I just want to know if you keep adding new pages? Can I maximize adsense revenue with just 10 or 15 pages?

    Look forward
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  • Profile picture of the author MaryPabalates
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    What if a unique and quality article on home page and the rest of the posts are from auto blogs would it give traffic after doing link building for a week?
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    • Profile picture of the author dynamoblue
      Originally Posted by MaryPabalates View Post

      What if a unique and quality article on home page and the rest of the posts are from auto blogs would it give traffic after doing link building for a week?
      I've been very curious about autoblogs. do you have any that you recommend?
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      • Profile picture of the author ukcarl
        Originally Posted by pex7 View Post

        How do you choose adsense niches? It seems like this would be a different process than searching for affiliate niches since you're not trying to "make a sale"
        I will be adding a video to my site today showing my favorite method for doing research, basically I use a very simple technique getting ideas from ezine articles.

        Originally Posted by Dumkist View Post

        Do setup word press to show all 3 post on the home page ?..and if so do you make the main post a sticky post ..or do you just make one post a static home page ?

        When you have the post written..how do you request the 3 post to be written ?..do you give them pre - made titles that you made up ? ..or do you just tell them to write 3 articles about the main "keyword" ?
        Yeah the main post is sticky in regards to titles I have a good content writer, all I tell her is to create the articles to be useful and have a different spin on the main keyword, for example: how to save, best prices, how to use, etc ets etc....

        Originally Posted by jeffreys View Post

        Hi Carl,

        Regarding the article syndication, can we outsourced it to fiverr.com?
        If you mean UAW then yes you can, just be aware that you have no control over quality doing it this way.

        Originally Posted by seoraghu View Post

        Hi

        Just found this while searching for some information, the whole steps guides and your comments are really inspiring. I would love to follow and apply some of the tips which I found really worth.

        However, I just have one question. Do you keep adding new pages regularly on these sites? If so then how frequently do you add them.

        I happen to read through FastAttackSEO based on which I wrote contents for one of my blog and have been promoting since August 2011. I could hardly earn through. I have about 18 pages with full of information but I do not have CTR theme. I do use BookMarks and other backlink services.

        Just want to revamp so I just want to know if you keep adding new pages? Can I maximize adsense revenue with just 10 or 15 pages?

        Look forward
        These are just really simple sites, I make them in one day and then they dont get updated I just move on to the next site.

        In regards to your site you either need to build more links to your internal pages or just move on to a new project.

        Originally Posted by MaryPabalates View Post

        What if a unique and quality article on home page and the rest of the posts are from auto blogs would it give traffic after doing link building for a week?
        Originally Posted by dynamoblue View Post

        I've been very curious about autoblogs. do you have any that you recommend?
        To both of the above the answer is this is not a good idea, not if you want to keep your Adsense account.

        Auto blogs are against Adsense TOS, I suggest if you have similar sites at the minute and haven't yet been caught then you are very lucky to have not been banned already.

        Forget creating junk sites, just spend a little more time and add some value, its not hard one of these sites takes me a day to make
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          Originally Posted by ukcarl View Post


          These are just really simple sites, I make them in one day and then they dont get updated I just move on to the next site.

          In regards to your site you either need to build more links to your internal pages or just move on to a new project.
          Thanks for your response, definitely I would love to go with more sites. Just one more after how many months did you feel the adsense starts given results. When you do create new site after how many days do you take to earn $500+ through adsense?
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    Do you show all 3 post on the home page or just one ?
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  • Profile picture of the author outwest
    How long with this method until you see break even cash flow?
    50 bucks per site starts to add up pretty quickly

    after 60 days you will have spent $3000 dollars on site creation alone. and I seriously doubt that the Adsense revenue will have reached that point at 60 days, though I am just guessing

    sounds like to start this method you have to have about $3000 lying around, which is way more than I have at this time

    People who post these type threads seem to ignore their costs vs revenue...............they seem only to talk about Gross revenue from Adsense

    which is good at 2k/month, I am not disagreeing with that



    It would seem for example to follow this model
    make 50 sites, lets say the sites only gross what Adsense flippers sites gross which is much more conservative (10 dollars /month)

    So at 50 sites you are grossing 500 dollars/month and have spent 2500 dollars to get to that point. Would take a long time with that model to start getting into positive cash flow
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    • Profile picture of the author 4morereferrals
      Originally Posted by outwest View Post

      How long with this method until you see break even cash flow?
      50 bucks per site starts to add up pretty quickly

      after 60 days you will have spent $3000 dollars on site creation alone. and I seriously doubt that the Adsense revenue will have reached that point at 60 days, though I am just guessing

      sounds like to start this method you have to have about $3000 lying around, which is way more than I have at this time

      People who post these type threads seem to ignore their costs vs revenue...............they seem only to talk about Gross revenue from Adsense

      which is good at 2k/month, I am not disagreeing with that



      It would seem for example to follow this model
      make 50 sites, lets say the sites only gross what Adsense flippers sites gross which is much more conservative (10 dollars /month)

      So at 50 sites you are grossing 500 dollars/month and have spent 2500 dollars to get to that point. Would take a long time with that model to start getting into positive cash flow
      If you keep focused on what you dont have - you are destined to remain in that status.

      Build 10 sites in a month - get one or two sites to $3.00 a day and FLIP IT/THEM in 90 days with a track record.

      A site consistently earning has resale value - you skipped that part of both of these threads ... these guys are replenishing investment capital along the way with FLIPs.

      $3.00 a day = $90 a month approx = 7-10x monthly revs as a minimal multiple. The more content it has that's good and the more keywords it has potential to rank and bring in clicks the better for your multiples.
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      • Profile picture of the author outwest
        Originally Posted by 4morereferrals View Post

        If you keep focused on what you dont have - you are destined to remain in that status.

        Build 10 sites in a month - get one or two sites to $3.00 a day and FLIP IT/THEM in 90 days with a track record.

        A site consistently earning has resale value - you skipped that part of both of these threads ... these guys are replenishing investment capital along the way with FLIPs.

        $3.00 a day = $90 a month approx = 7-10x monthly revs as a minimal multiple. The more content it has that's good and the more keywords it has potential to rank and bring in clicks the better for your multiples.
        Adsense flippers builds about 100 sites/month
        avg cost is $50/site,
        avg income per site? $10 per MONTH

        you are saying $3/day ($90 per MONTH ) is easy, hey just get 2 to 3 sites per month out of your TEN.........so 1 out of 3 sites you are saying is going to average almost 10 times per month what Adsense flippers sites average

        Now
        Granted, they dont backlink much
        How could they?

        But
        Doing it yourself yes can save money, in theory but that only goes so far
        if guys paying out $50/site to develop them go buy all these 200 social bookmark gigs on fiverr for $5 each. OK so you dont do that, you going to get 200 social bookmarks by hand? yourself? I dont think so

        I am not saying this to be negative, I am just laying out the costs vs benefits and also what you can do yourself, how much that costs timewise and some things you CANT do by yourself (200 social bookmarks)

        Most guys who get say 10 bucks per day on a site, spend 400-500 to develop the site, obviously the newbie with no money cant do that, so that option is out

        what makes you think a 100/month site is just going to come along 1 time out of 3? and this is doing it yourself on the cheap?

        The guys spending 50-300,400,500 per site to backlink and pump content into the sites, sure I can understand that

        I also dont understand the guys spending 400,500 per site, how they determine when to do this, I realize this is down the line more advanced technique once you get the hang of it, but I am also sure they dont do this for every site
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  • Profile picture of the author jeffreys
    Regarding how to search niches for adsense, how do you do that? I know this totally different from affiliate websites? care to show a step by step?
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  • Profile picture of the author sunderkhan
    Hi Carl,

    Thanks for this info. I'm new here it's good to I came across to your post and I got a clear idea where to start on building my first website.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dumkist
    Thanks Carl for answering my questions..I do have one more :-) ...would it be possible to do a video on how you set up the Prosense theme for adsense..I looked all over on line and could not find any..not sure how you set up the adsense on this theme.
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  • Profile picture of the author mrtrance
    Are all your current sites at the #1 position? If not do they make the top 3 easily within like a few weeks to a month with just the backlinking you have described here? Do you still get traffic for sites ranking in the #5-#10 spots since you pick kws which just 1000 exact monthly searches?

    Do you aim to get each site to #1 or top 3 is good enough?
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    Awesome, thanks for the tip!
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  • Profile picture of the author jazzG
    outwest, it's easy to make excuses. Everyone has a different financial situation, but if you can afford a meal you can afford a domain. Get the hostgator baby plan and that's all you need.

    I just made my first dollar in IM. It feels good. Haven't bought any WSO's or any ebooks - just following the great info generous people share for free.

    You don't need money to make money, but it sure helps.
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    • Profile picture of the author outwest
      Originally Posted by jazzG View Post

      outwest, it's easy to make excuses. Everyone has a different financial situation, but if you can afford a meal you can afford a domain. Get the hostgator baby plan and that's all you need.

      I just made my first dollar in IM. It feels good. Haven't bought any WSO's or any ebooks - just following the great info generous people share for free.

      You don't need money to make money, but it sure helps.
      Dude I was making 1000s per month back in the mid 90s when you were probably in diapers in internet marketing, I am not a newbie

      easy to make a few dollars in IM, not making excuses, I am just laying out the realities of the costs involved, and trying to let newbies know that these 2000 bucks per month Adsense threads involve thousands in costs, which they kind of brush by quickly

      there are many ways to make money online, and SEO, Adsense are just a tiny fraction. I bought and sold public auction land in the USA from 2001-2006, sold it all on Ebay, probably made 300k from it, then my favorite source dried up. and I started marketing adult for about 5 yrs, until that went to total crap. I am not a newbie, I have been around the block more than a few times. I just really started learning SEO, Adsense, and all that in August of 2011, on this board. its different skills that have to be learned from what I was used to in Adult.
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  • Profile picture of the author Duc
    Yes... making money with Adsense is not easy. I am inspired by your success and really envy you.
    But there is also another side of this business model, eg Adsense suspension, hosting got hacked, unreliable outsourcers, internet scams, lawyer claims..
    Sadly, I experienced it all...
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    • Profile picture of the author ukcarl
      Originally Posted by Duc View Post

      Yes... making money with Adsense is not easy. I am inspired by your success and really envy you.
      But there is also another side of this business model, eg Adsense suspension, hosting got hacked, unreliable outsourcers, internet scams, lawyer claims..
      Sadly, I experienced it all...
      Sorry to hear about your bad luck and this is true, these things can happen, but if you stick to the rules, have good security and do your own due diligence none of these should be issues.
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    I am really inspired by this, and want see results like this.
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  • Profile picture of the author MarkUSA
    Carl,
    Do you have any tips on how to find good keywords and EMDs besides the info in your ebook? I have Market Samurai, but I am struggling with finding long-tail keywords that I could rank for on the first page of Google?
    I am actually wondering if there is a step-by-step system I can implement for keywords research and then just go ahead and outsource everything else?
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  • Profile picture of the author Dumkist
    Never mind Carl I figured it out :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author sunderkhan
    Hi,
    This post make me think and inspired to do the same thing, But I'm new to this. I'm just wondering if anyone what to do JV with me to make some website for profit. looking forward Thanks.
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      Originally Posted by sunderkhan View Post

      Hi,
      This post make me think and inspired to do the same thing, But I'm new to this. I'm just wondering if anyone what to do JV with me to make some website for profit. looking forward Thanks.
      hey im am intersted message me
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  • Profile picture of the author patch1308
    Diversify Carl, I used this method starting July last year and was making good money by Christmas. Once the sites reached six months it seemed like the big G took an interest and now I have next to zero income.
    I'd be interested to hear how well your sites are performing a little further down the line.
    I've read lots of stories lately about these thin micro niche sites getting tanked by G.
    I'll repeat, diversify NOW! I wish I did, it's a long road to recovery
    Best regards
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    • Profile picture of the author Dumkist
      Originally Posted by patch1308 View Post

      Diversify Carl, I used this method starting July last year and was making good money by Christmas. Once the sites reached six months it seemed like the big G took an interest and now I have next to zero income.
      I'd be interested to hear how well your sites are performing a little further down the line.
      I've read lots of stories lately about these thin micro niche sites getting tanked by G.
      I'll repeat, diversify NOW! I wish I did, it's a long road to recovery
      Best regards

      Did you get banned by Google adsense ?
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  • Profile picture of the author ukcarl
    Originally Posted by patch1308 View Post

    Diversify Carl, I used this method starting July last year and was making good money by Christmas. Once the sites reached six months it seemed like the big G took an interest and now I have next to zero income.
    I'd be interested to hear how well your sites are performing a little further down the line.
    I've read lots of stories lately about these thin micro niche sites getting tanked by G.
    I'll repeat, diversify NOW! I wish I did, it's a long road to recovery
    Best regards
    I'm sorry to hear this, and I do agree to an extent but, all you need to do is look at the guys over at Adsense Flippers and you can see they are not having this problem, which does beg the question, what did you do different?

    Also I am already starting promoting Amazon and am looking into scaling out some of my more profitable Adsense sites so I do agree diversity is a good thing.

    Originally Posted by MrsJones007 View Post

    Hi Carl.
    Do you ever have any of your brand new sites ending up in the google sandbox?
    Very rarely, thankfully
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  • Profile picture of the author outwest
    The reason Adsense flippers dont have this problem?

    1. I have heard that they HAVE had lots of sites deindexed or whacked, so who says it has never happened to them?

    2. they quickly FLIP the sites and get rid of them, they dont keep them for 6 months , that is probably one reason why they dont keep them, too big a risk
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    Great piece! Truly inspirational to us who are still learning IM
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  • Profile picture of the author ukcarl
    Originally Posted by MrsJones007 View Post

    Hi Carl. I downloaded your free guide - and it really is fantastic! I'm working my way through, and already purchased MNF. But one quick question: don't you find your fees on Odesk can add up? Most writers on there want $20 per blog :-/
    Cheers!
    Hi mrs Jones,

    Really happy you are getting stuck in

    Yes odesk can be expensive but, its worth it if you do it right, I do have some tips to help you make this work fast but only for people who are willing to put the work in PM me
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    • Profile picture of the author nisusmirth
      For content I would suggest that you give moeatwa on Fiverr a try. I can't post links yet so just search for him, it's his only gig. I know what you're thinking and I was skeptical too but he's good.

      I was using Textbroker for my main content but from now on I will only use him. Comparing him to Textbroker, he's at least a level 3, possibly level 4.

      Plus he's super fast. Most of my articles have been done in 1-2 hours.
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    • Profile picture of the author mrtrance
      Originally Posted by ukcarl View Post

      Hi mrs Jones,

      Really happy you are getting stuck in

      Yes odesk can be expensive but, its worth it if you do it right, I do have some tips to help you make this work fast but only for people who are willing to put the work in PM me
      Are all your current sites at the #1 position? If not do they make the top 3 easily within like a few weeks to a month with just the backlinking you have described here? Do you still get traffic for sites ranking in the #5-#10 spots since you pick kws which just 1000 exact monthly searches?

      Do you aim to get each site to #1 or top 3 is good enough?
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    • Profile picture of the author dynamoblue
      Originally Posted by MrsJones007 View Post

      Hi Carl, sorry but I don't have enough posts to PM yet. Can you PM me please, as I'm definitely willing to put the work in. I was on MNF for hours yesterday! that thing can be addictive :-)
      BTW, from what I've read online, it seems that getting accepted for adsense is going to be tricky for a brand new site. Any thoughts on this?

      Thanks a million
      I built my first site and it got accepted to adsense within 3 days. I followed the SEO Ranking System (a WSO) and this great WSO that I can't find now. It was about building 10 page niche sites with purchased articles.

      Anyhow, my test site only targeted 1 keyword on 1 page and had the privacy, contact, about and disclaimer pages. It was accepted to adsense within 3 days, was on page 2 of google (with quotes) within a week and then on page 1 with quotes and page 2 without quotes within 2 weeks. I'm stunned at how simple it all was, really.

      Adding additional sites once you have an adsense account is super simple, as all you have to do is create the code and place it on the new site. They will automatically detect the new site. Really easy.
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    I think when you use microniche sites, you will get banned by Adsense soon. I just see this from many people experiences.
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    • Profile picture of the author theverysmartguy
      Originally Posted by burukutuk View Post

      I think when you use microniche sites, you will get banned by Adsense soon. I just see this from many people experiences.
      This isn't exactly true. Thin sites? Yes, but microniche sites, why? All a microniche site is is a site that is tightly focused on ONE topic. I have several of these types of sites that I have built out to be 30 - 50+ pages. Some get bigger. It all depends on the income they are currently producing. The more they produce, the larger they get because the income they bring in makes me WANT to work on them, and grow them.

      However, I still see thin 4 - 5 page sites that rank in the first place of Google for PLENTY of niches. And when I mean 4 - 5, I mean that includes contact us, about us, and privacy.

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      • Profile picture of the author Dumkist
        Originally Posted by theverysmartguy View Post

        This isn't exactly true. Thin sites? Yes, but microniche sites, why? All a microniche site is is a site that is tightly focused on ONE topic. I have several of these types of sites that I have built out to be 30 - 50+ pages. Some get bigger. It all depends on the income they are currently producing. The more they produce, the larger they get because the income they bring in makes me WANT to work on them, and grow them.

        However, I still see thin 4 - 5 page sites that rank in the first place of Google for PLENTY of niches. And when I mean 4 - 5, I mean that includes contact us, about us, and privacy.

        -- Jeff

        So are you saying that it is ok to have adsense on these 3 page sites ?
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          Originally Posted by Dumkist View Post

          So are you saying that it is ok to have adsense on these 3 page sites ?
          Don't put the adsense on the about us, contact us, or privacy pages, adsense ONLY goes on content pages.

          I personally start out with about 5 pages of content PLUS the contact us, about us and privacy pages. 1 main page, and then 4 supporting pages for it. Sometimes I create more, but for me, this is a bare minimum.

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          • Profile picture of the author Dumkist
            Originally Posted by theverysmartguy View Post

            Don't put the adsense on the about us, contact us, or privacy pages, adsense ONLY goes on content pages.

            I personally start out with about 5 pages of content PLUS the contact us, about us and privacy pages. 1 main page, and then 4 supporting pages for it. Sometimes I create more, but for me, this is a bare minimum.

            -- Jeff

            Thanks Jeff..hey do you know how to stop ads from showing on the privacy page sidebar.. using prosense ?
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      • Profile picture of the author tdj
        Originally Posted by theverysmartguy View Post

        This isn't exactly true. Thin sites? Yes, but microniche sites, why? All a microniche site is is a site that is tightly focused on ONE topic. I have several of these types of sites that I have built out to be 30 - 50+ pages. Some get bigger. It all depends on the income they are currently producing. The more they produce, the larger they get because the income they bring in makes me WANT to work on them, and grow them.

        However, I still see thin 4 - 5 page sites that rank in the first place of Google for PLENTY of niches. And when I mean 4 - 5, I mean that includes contact us, about us, and privacy.

        -- Jeff
        I agree. One of my little 4-5 page sites is now ranking #1 or#2 for the past few weeks. Site is a year old and the only thing I did was backlink very little to this site the first week it was built. Have done absolutely nothing since. Now I want to work on it and grow it.

        Todd
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    • Profile picture of the author ukcarl
      Originally Posted by burukutuk View Post

      I think when you use microniche sites, you will get banned by Adsense soon. I just see this from many people experiences.
      Adsense ban people who break the rules, thats it, they don't ban you for having small sites

      Comments like yours that are obviously uneducated don't help anyone, so please don't bother commenting unless you know what you are talking about
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    Thanks for the tips.
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  • congrats, it doesn't need to be complicated to get success, but most people will struggle when they enter IM game for the first time, great job...
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  • Profile picture of the author speedbird
    Thanks for sharing your plan on how to build small niche-specific sites. I am thinking of going that route and I will definitely reference you plan. Thanks and congratulations!
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  • Profile picture of the author bmcgoff
    If you are worried about thin sites being penalized, don't make thin sites. Cool Hand Luke has a great guide that says all your sites should be 11 pages minimum. And he doesn't add AdSense until a few a weeks after first content has been published.

    I've had initial success with this method and no problems so far...
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  • Profile picture of the author jodiesmitham
    Originally Posted by ukcarl View Post



    Keyword research

    • Each site is focused around just 1 keyword so I find a keyword with at least 1000 exact searches a month, which passes my criteria for low competition which are:
    • Under 100,000 competing pages in Google when searched in quotes the lower the better
    • Low first page competition (to measure this I use Micro Niche Finder)
    Thanks for the information, but how do you find so many keywords fitting this criteria? I've spent the last month trying to find one. I must be doing something wrong!
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    • Profile picture of the author MarkUSA
      Originally Posted by jodiesmitham View Post

      Thanks for the information, but how do you find so many keywords fitting this criteria? I've spent the last month trying to find one. I must be doing something wrong!
      I have exactly the same question, Carl. Do you have a specific system that you follow for finding winning keywords or is it pretty much poking around, looking for ideas and running them through MNF?
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      • Profile picture of the author keithneal
        To people wanting to start building MNS be sure you get all the information to make decent decisions regarding micro niches, low first page competition (this is important), 1000+ in US traffic with a CPC of at least $1 or lower depending on the amount of US traffic.

        Don't worry about Adsense banning you, as long as you follow their rules you'll be fine. But that means you'll need to actually read their policy page.
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        • Profile picture of the author Dumkist
          Originally Posted by keithneal View Post

          To people wanting to start building MNS be sure you get all the information to make decent decisions regarding micro niches, low first page competition (this is important), 1000+ in US traffic with a CPC of at least $1 or lower depending on the amount of US traffic.

          Don't worry about Adsense banning you, as long as you follow their rules you'll be fine. But that means you'll need to actually read their policy page.
          The problem with reading the privacy page is it makes no sense..Google just does not give enough info..I read post on this forum all the time..like don't make sites with less than 10 pages..or less than 25 pages..or it does not matter how many pages your site is..I wish Google would post that in their policy page :confused:


          Also another problem is MFA sites..who really knows what the hell they mean about that to ??

          From what they say if it looks like it is just made for adsense it's a violation..so does that mean if my site just has articles on it and no other content it is a MFA site...and why is that ?...who really knows :confused:

          Another thing I would like to point out is you can forget about building adsense sites based on products..none of them will rank on page one..Google panda made sure of that..don't believe me ?...just go to amazon and start checking the first page of Google for mom and pop sites for product keywords...guess what their is none !...yes that means exact match domains is worthless to !...looks like it is game over folks
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          • Profile picture of the author yukon
            Originally Posted by Dumkist View Post

            The problem with reading the privacy page is it makes no sense..Google just does not give enough info..I read post on this forum all the time..like don't make sites with less than 10 pages..or less than 25 pages..or it does not matter how many pages your site is..I wish Google would post that in their policy page :confused:


            Also another problem is MFA sites..who really knows what the hell they mean about that to ??

            From what they say if it looks like it is just made for adsense it's a violation..so does that mean if my site just has articles on it and no other content it is a MFA site...and why is that ?...who really knows :confused:

            Another thing I would like to point out is you can forget about building adsense sites based on products..none of them will rank on page one..Google panda made sure of that..don't believe me ?...just go to amazon and start checking the first page of Google for mom and pop sites for product keywords...guess what their is none !...yes that means exact match domains is worthless to !...looks like it is game over folks
            It's never game over with IM!

            Build a useful site that traffic likes & you won't worry about Google so much.
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            • Profile picture of the author Dumkist
              Originally Posted by yukon View Post

              It's never game over with IM!

              Build a useful site that traffic likes & you won't worry about Google so much.

              Mind sharing how you do that ?
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              • Profile picture of the author ukcarl
                Originally Posted by jodiesmitham View Post

                Thanks for the information, but how do you find so many keywords fitting this criteria? I've spent the last month trying to find one. I must be doing something wrong!
                Originally Posted by MarkUSA View Post

                I have exactly the same question, Carl. Do you have a specific system that you follow for finding winning keywords or is it pretty much poking around, looking for ideas and running them through MNF?
                Check out this video I created you may find it useful its my favorite method I use for keyword research How To Research Keywords With Micro Niche Finder And Ezine Articles | Many Passive Streams | Many Passive Streams

                Hope this helps you
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                • Profile picture of the author roger h
                  Super thread, thanks for the share, invaluable info.
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                • Profile picture of the author mrtrance
                  Originally Posted by ukcarl View Post

                  Check out this video I created you may find it useful its my favorite method I use for keyword research How To Research Keywords With Micro Niche Finder And Ezine Articles | Many Passive Streams | Many Passive Streams

                  Hope this helps you
                  OK I had question regarding which keyword would you go after if the MNF data is the following:

                  Keyword 1: 3 words, 720 exact search, 44K Phrase Count, SOC = 105
                  Keyword 2: 3 words, 720 exact search, 220K Phrase Count, SOC = 86

                  Would you pick Keyword 1, Keyword2, both, or neither? and Why?

                  Is your main factor for going after a keyword when the SOC is 50 or less or maybe 50-100 as well if there is enough search and Phrase count is under 100K?

                  Would you go after keywords if the Phrase Count is over 100K, but the SOC is under 50?

                  How about keywords with search volume within 500-1000? Do you make a site with that keyword is SOC is under 50, under 100K phrase count, and CPC is over $1?
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