Why not make 1,000 adsense sites?

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Maybe I am looking at this completely wrong as my username tells all. But I have been reading alot on these sites trying to pick up a few things.

But why not create a boat load of adsense sites and even if those sites make $8 a month, that person is still coming out way ahead even with the costs of domain and hosting.

Maybe it is too much upkeep to have 1,000 sites but once you do some SEO on them, isn't this the definition of passive income? Although I understand adsense to be a major risk especially with those numbers as you can be shutdown overnight without any explanation. Besides that, are there any other drawbacks?

Educate me please.
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  • Profile picture of the author Streamline
    In theory there's nothing wrong with that idea... and there are probably a few people who have adsense inventories that high. My advice would be to start by creating 1 Adsense site and then see for yourself where the challenges lie.

    To create that many you will certainly need to leverage a team of people. You'll need lots of great, useful content created, lots of work done with SEO, lots of domain names & hosting accounts, lots of money for domain names, etc.

    Start with 1, scale to 5, take great notes, learn learn learn... (by DOING!)

    Best of luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author Newbiemarketer76
    So for that many sites to stay indexed in google, would I or someone else need to continue adding content to these sites? Can I just copy and paste other sites content, is that something that gets many people banned? I am guessing yes but I have read so much useless content out there.

    If a site hasn't been touched in a year, does it automatically get de-indexed?
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    • Profile picture of the author pdrs
      Originally Posted by Newbiemarketer76 View Post

      So for that many sites to stay indexed in google, would I or someone else need to continue adding content to these sites? Can I just copy and paste other sites content, is that something that gets many people banned? I am guessing yes but I have read so much useless content out there.

      If a site hasn't been touched in a year, does it automatically get de-indexed?
      Definitely can't just copy other peoples content both from an ethical and SEO standpoint - you can leverage other content through proper curation techniques though which is a fairly popular method these days.

      The logistics of managing that many sites means your costs will be HUGE (not just your domain and hosting). Content creation alone is going to be a major up-front cost that will take you quite awhile to recoup even with a 100% success rate of getting every site to make $8 a month as you mentioned.

      You can't really think in terms of "get every site to make $8 per month" and just set out building 1000 sites. Think about it this way.

      1 site:

      5 pages of 500 words = $50 at a minimum + domain $10 + hosting ~$1 a month give or take depending on how you go + $10 setup fee with an outsourcer (unless u want to setup 1000 sites your self) - there's $71 just for the initial site then another $100 or so in SEO fees to get any sort of ranking/traffic.

      Cost is $175 (just for a rough guess, and keep in mind that this does't take into account the thousand+ or so you'll have to spend on decent keyword research) - best case you start making your $8 per month after 2 months - you're gonna be well over 2 years before you break even.

      The thing is though - some sites will (hopefully) do much better than $8 per month, and others will do much worse which is why I wouldn't advocate for just setting out to build 1000 sites - you'll spend far too much up-front for a decent ROI.

      If you really want to go the micro niche site route there is nothing wrong with it but I would only use it primarily as a research tool. What you need to do is test, test, test and then test some more. Like someone else mentioned - build 5 or 10 sites and devote your time to them, out of the 10, some will be duds, some will probably do ok, and hopefully 1 or 2 will really outshine the rest.

      Use that info - take those 1 or 2 and either build them or build brand new sites in the same niche into real, honest-to-god, helpful websites (shocking right?), that help people and people will want to share.

      You'll be adding to the web instead of trying to skim a few pennies off the top of it and you will already know that the site you're building out is profitable. Win-Win.

      Best of luck!

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  • Profile picture of the author Lady Carole
    A lack of fresh content wouldn't necessarily get you banned from Adsense, however it wouldn't help your ranking very much. Google bots scan sites that are active more frequently than those that are not active. Thus if your site is not getting checked out by Google, others are passing you up and getting a better ranking. Your site would probably not get de-indexed, it would just not get much attention, you see.

    Regarding making a 1000 websites, that would be very expensive and too time consuming for one person to handle. Also our Internet Empire should be more diversified. If all you have is Adsense sites, what happens if you get banned for who knows what reason. Over night you lose your whole income. It's happened to many people. I've heard of certain folks who have lost thousands of dollars in residual income by some so called mistake with Adsense. I agree with Streamline, the active warrior above who suggested that it would be best to start with 1-5 sites and see what it takes to get them earning good money and move forward from there.
    Best wishes for a great start in this wonderful new business. Carole
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  • Profile picture of the author Cyberdog1
    It's a great idea but be careful because if you've gone and made something that even slightly is against the Adsense T&Cs then you will lose your adsense account and all 1000 sites - then you'll just be gutted!
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  • Profile picture of the author Brendan Mace
    Planning on making 1,000 adsense sites that collectively only net $8 per month would be a terrible idea. Domain registration costs alone would be $10,000.

    If you mean $8 per site every month, then that sounds slightly more viable. Still, an adsense ban would leave you devasted, and a huge mess on your hands.

    How about creating a smaller number of sites that actually make a good chunk of change each? The super micro strategy is not nearly as effective as it was a couple years ago.
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  • Profile picture of the author vjboc
    I agree, I would start out with a few sites and see what it brings. Do keyword research and find the keyword that pay higher cpc. But also have good content. Good luck. I wish there was a way to test the pages and see if they are against google tos. like cyberdog said, if you made something that is slightly against the Adsense T&Cs then you will lose your adsense account. That would be alot of hardwork down the drain.
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  • Profile picture of the author Markony
    Making lot of sites is not bad idea but try not to use only adsense on them
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  • Profile picture of the author nik0
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    Micro niche sites is still a very lucrative business with low investment but your keyword research has to rock, and you have to flip sites 24/7, which can be quiet time consuming I think.

    Also most sites don't rank within a week anymore, it often takes 4-6 weeks or longer for a site to really move.
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    • Profile picture of the author paulgl
      The drawback is that "if you build it they will come" does
      not work. Just read the fail threads here. Gee, I tossed
      up an EMD wordpress piece of crap and I get no traffic.

      Think of the bear of just keeping track of 1,000 websites,
      let alone doing anything worthwhile with them. I am
      all for building more sites, but within reason. Like 10-20.

      What you are proposing is just insane. Most of those sites
      won't even make a buck a month. Lunacy.

      You are trying the old fashioned (I'll show my age) Peter
      Principle of the late 70's. If gold costs $50 an ounce
      in NYC, and sells for $51 in London, gee, I'll buy a million
      ounces and make a million dollars in one day!

      That idea has no practical purpose and would fail.

      Here's a better idea.

      Make one website with 1,000 indexed pages of content.
      One of my little secrets, but I shant tell how I do that easily.
      No yet anyway.

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      • Profile picture of the author Sillysoft
        Originally Posted by paulgl View Post

        Here's a better idea.

        Make one website with 1,000 indexed pages of content.
        One of my little secrets, but I shant tell how I do that easily.
        No yet anyway.

        Paul
        I agree with this, my best earning site has over 200k pages indexed. Last month alone it made almost 4k in adsense revenue.
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  • Profile picture of the author nik0
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    Pages indexed doesn't mean rankings automatically, for example take those Amazon auto site builders, you push out 5000 pages in a day and what happens, the pages aren't even ranking for 6 word key phrases, while that was the whole idea about it for most people. Imo primarly cause the content is poor spun or not at all and cause the sites full of affiliate links so Google kind of hates these sites.

    Obvious there are different ways but the above is what most people end up with.
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    • Profile picture of the author Sillysoft
      Originally Posted by nik0 View Post

      Pages indexed doesn't mean rankings automatically, for example take those Amazon auto site builders, you push out 5000 pages in a day and what happens, the pages aren't even ranking for 6 word key phrases, while that was the whole idea about it for most people. Imo primarly cause the content is poor spun or not at all and cause the sites full of affiliate links so Google kind of hates these sites.

      Obvious there are different ways but the above is what most people end up with.
      If you are referring to my post, yeah I understand number of pages doesnt mean ranking automatically. There is more to it, which is something people have to figure out.
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  • Profile picture of the author chippins
    Making $8 a month from adsense will not be as easy as it seems. You will need to get your keyword research spot on, and to do this 1000 times would take forever. My advice would be to try and set up one site first and you should get an idea whether it is viable. But as mentioned earlier, it is not as quick and easy as it may seem from other threads on here
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  • Profile picture of the author Newbiemarketer76
    OK, I get what you folks are saying. Thanks. Maybe I should post more because i have tons of questions
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  • Profile picture of the author DonDavis
    Building 1000 sites that average $8 a month is probably doable. However, you would have to build somewhere in the neighborhood of twice that in order to account for the sites that just fail for whatever reason. They don't all make that kind of money. That is a lot of eggs to have in an Adsense basket my friend.
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  • Profile picture of the author tryme1
    It's not realistic, I'm afraid.

    Here's a breakdown of approximate yearly costs:

    Domains: $10 x 1000 = $10,000
    Hosting: $60 x 1000 / 50 (average sites per account) = $1200
    Content: Do it yourself and write 5 articles per day (presuming 5 articles per site) = time taken is just under three years.

    Outsource content: $5 per article x 5 articles per domain x 1000 domains = $25,000

    We're already up to $36,200 in costs and we haven't even got on to the costs associated with traffic generation and marketing which are, of course, essential to ensuring success of this project.

    If you happen to have $36k plus laying around, then it would be better invested elsewhere than adsense sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dragontech
    Not worth the time, cost, and risk

    Instead, why not do a bit more kw research and SEO and have 8 sites make you $10,000/mo
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    • Profile picture of the author Luifej
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      Originally Posted by Jet Chan View Post

      Not worth the time, cost, and risk

      Instead, why not do a bit more kw research and SEO and have 8 sites make you $10,000/mo
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  • Profile picture of the author awj888
    well 1000 sites is doable, but its more a case of the time you need to invest, there is no guarantee they each earn right away, that it will cost nothing to set it all up, you need multiple hosting accounts to handle, to do a good job you need great content, strong research, and SEO to get the traffic for free, if the goal is only 8$ a month from each then you would be selling yourself short. If it was easy easy to get that many sites up and to earn a little amount from each then great - tons of people would do it, or they already have, but without a team to manage it all you will encounter a lot of problems. And it will cost much more than $8000 to set it all up before earning that much a month with 1000 sites. We would suggest more to build authority websites that can earn much more than $8 a month that you can work on, and then scale after that.

    so yes in the long term to have 1000+ sites will be doable and very possible, but by taking the time with each one 1 at a time you will get a much higher earning potential and will also ensure that you are earning for the long run!!

    hope that gives some insight
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  • Profile picture of the author johnben1444
    Originally Posted by Newbiemarketer76 View Post

    Maybe I am looking at this completely wrong as my username tells all. But I have been reading alot on these sites trying to pick up a few things.

    But why not create a boat load of adsense sites and even if those sites make $8 a month, that person is still coming out way ahead even with the costs of domain and hosting.

    Maybe it is too much upkeep to have 1,000 sites but once you do some SEO on them, isn't this the definition of passive income? Although I understand adsense to be a major risk especially with those numbers as you can be shutdown overnight without any explanation. Besides that, are there any other drawbacks?

    Educate me please.
    I can see your first blunder from your username, why did you use newbie in it? Do you intend to remain a newbie forever or do you intend quitting WF anytime soon.

    For your answer, with the recent Google updates as well as the complex nature of handling numerous sites, you are better off owing a couple of mega sites.

    For ad sense to work you need:

    - Keyword with atleast 3k global search
    - Ad sense optimized site layout/background
    - CPC of $1 or higher
    - Traffic

    From my personal experience, when you have everything in place you should earn minimum of $200 to $300 from 3k searches. So what is the point having thousands of site when one site with 10 pages can give me at least $2, 000.
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  • Profile picture of the author PhilJensen
    Originally Posted by Newbiemarketer76 View Post

    Maybe I am looking at this completely wrong as my username tells all. But I have been reading alot on these sites trying to pick up a few things.

    But why not create a boat load of adsense sites and even if those sites make $8 a month, that person is still coming out way ahead even with the costs of domain and hosting.

    Maybe it is too much upkeep to have 1,000 sites but once you do some SEO on them, isn't this the definition of passive income? Although I understand adsense to be a major risk especially with those numbers as you can be shutdown overnight without any explanation. Besides that, are there any other drawbacks?

    Educate me please.
    I have enough time keep less than 30 adsense sites updated...1,000 would be crazy.

    Phil
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  • Profile picture of the author rafiseo
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    you can create an article directory or guest blog and then post different blogs on different sub domains. Then you can rank different blogs on different niches. In this way I thin you can easily decrease cost of investment and the risk would be little low.
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