From my previous posts, you’ll all by now know how badly Mayday hit me. It was like being punched in the face by Mike Tyson consistently for 12 rounds. Fortunately, I’m made of much sterner stuff and won’t be knocked down!
I’ve now decided that it’s time to consolidate the number of sites that Im working on. I havent counted but I know I have about 50 or so sites that I’m working on which have some kind of content. I own about 300 domains but most of these I just havent got time to build.
So, yesterday I went through the whole list and consolidated this down to 25 sites that I will build into authority sites. The aim is to develop each site into 50 x 500 articles of quality and useful content and take it from there. Most sites have between 5-20 pages so just need to up-scale this evenly. Over the next few days I’ll be creating some article briefs and sending these out to my writers. With each article brief also comes an article with 3 rewrites for UAW so backlinks can trickle in.
Once these come back then each website article will contain 2 relevant images and a video from YouTube as well as an internal link to relevant pages (if the content uses relevant terms). This will then be drip-fed out at a rate of 1 article per week. Since they are hosted on a WordPress platform, this task can be automated.
Now lets see what happens!
Maybe once these are all up and running it may be time to use backlink Phillipines as Sara has been mentioning! Hmmmmm
One of the factors to rank well as we all know is backlinks. There are many schools of thoughts as to the types of backlinks that are most effective, the speed at which one must acquire these and also the quality.
So, when I came across Don and Jeremy’s website makebacklinks.com I was willing to give it a try. Not only are they reputable Warriors, the price was a steal at only $35 for 2,000 profile links….hmmmmmm!
What I want to test here are a few theories;
Does a huge amount of backlinks affect your rankings? Positively as well as negatively?
Can you rank with ONLY profile links?
The understanding is that they use Xrumer to create the links (heard this from the grapevine).
I will be using a .org.uk domain which has 1 500 word article on a standard WordPress installation. Nothing fancy. To track the rankings I will be using SEO Elite since I’ve been using this program for about 2 years. The site is in a finance/insurance niche which is quite competitive, there is NO AdSense or any advertising since I don’t want to jeopardise my accounts! It is an exact match domain with a 4 keyword tail.
Anyway, I went ahead and purchased the links on the 8th September 2010. The order was eventually completed on the 24th September 2010 and an email with a zip file with 2,692 profile links had been created. Ok so far so good
Below I will track the number of inbound links showing up in Yahoo Site Explorer and where it ranks:
Don’t forget to keep checking back as I will keep this page updated regularly
14th Oct 2010 Backlinks in YSE = 46 Google Ranking = not in top 1,000
I’d thought I’d give it a few months to see how the site was doing. Just as I thought, not doing much.
18th January 2011 Backlinks in YSE = 11 Google Ranking = not in top 1,000
My conclusion to these types of services is that they are a waste of money. Although they seem cheap, they don’t offer you much other than a Xrumer/Scrapebox blast with very low quality links, often, most of these sites have been spammed to hell. I’m sure the guys behind it are gentlemen but for me this service didn’t work. If I had to spend these $35 again, I’d hire someone on oDesk to build me manual links at about $2 per hour, much more value for money.
I’ve been carrying out article spinning for a while now, in fact about 2 years kind of on and off. I’ve pretty much used all the usual suspects on the market, initially starting off from DigiXmas Article Spinner which was excellent when it first started out thenm moving on to JetSpinner and a few other ones. My recent conquest was Magic Article Rewriter (MAR) which to an extent I was happy with….UNTIL…….The Best Spinner.
It’s been one of those days today!
One of the twins has a fever so I didn’t sleep all night, when I did eventually drop off, it was 8am! Nearly 24 hours of being awake!
Anyway, I managed to catch a few hours sleep and when I did eventually wake up at 12.30pm, I was shocked to see one of my other hosting accounts was suspended. This was NOT good. A have a fair few UK based sites on here so half the day’s traffic had already gone.
I did manage to get my account resintated, the reason was an unpaid invoice, the problem was that the emails had gone into my junk folder so probably why it was missed!
On top of that, the day before yesterday’s AdSense earnings were probably the best Ive had for a while, in fact a few weeks. The main earner was one of my personal hobby sites which does bring in some steady traffic but the CPC is incredibly low! What happened yesterday was that I had only a few clicks but the CPC seemed to have gone through the roof, this site alone made me just over £4 which was fantastic.
BEWARE: Very Very long post ahead!
So its Septemeber the 1st. A start of a new month and plenty of work ahead to achieve my personal goal.
I haven’t posted here for over 2.5 months and I do apologise for that but since the Mayday Algo update, its completely thrown me off my strategy, plans and goals.
That dreaded day of June the 3rd was like a bombshell to thousands of IMers (me included) and since then I’ve had to pick myself and literally try a different approach.
Just to recap, pretty much all my XFactor type niche sites spiralled into oblvion, dropping to stupidly low rankings such as 500+. To check my rankings I use SEO Elite by Brad Callen and although I’m sure theres better tools on the market, it serves its purpose.So heres an overview of what I’ve done over the last 2.5 months to try and claw my rankings back;
Today is my 32nd Birthday. I was hoping that after possibly the worst 24 months of my life dealing with family issues which are still ongoing that there would be something positive to look forward to. Google however have done nothing but to stress me out even more with the Mayday update. Its now almost 5 days since I saw my rankings completely nosedive on my Micro Niche Sites and there doesn’t seem to be any light at the end of the tunnel. Now I’m a very positive person and it takes a lot to get me down but this whole thing has bowled me middle stump.
There was a slight glimmer of hope though. I’m beginning to see a slight increase in earnings from some of my older sites. These are sites that I developed prior to getting into the Micro Niche and the John XFactor methodology arena; what is strange though as that the domains are also exact match domains. I can’t help thinking that age DOES have something to do with this.
So a lot of people’s AdSense earnings have been hit really hard by the Mayday update from Google, (me included). I’ve spent the last few days just in a complete and utter daze, not knowing what to do or how to attack this huge problem. Its not often I walk around my kitchen scratching my head with a worried look on my face.
So I thought to myself in the middle of the night as I was adjusting the fan in this London heat….’Just carry on doing what you did before, you’ve got nothing to lose now’.
As some of you may be aware, Google continuously makes changes to its algorithm, about 400-500 a year in fact. Most of these have little impact on us internet marketers.
There are always some huge updates, recently Caffeine was a major way in which Google indexed and ranksed sites.
Now on June the 5th, something bad happened, I mean something terrible, I noticed that one by one, the majority of my sites that had been holding page 1 positions started to drop of the SERPS like flies. Sites that were earning me a decent income had completely disappeared. At the time of writing this, pretty much 99% of my XFactor sites have vanished from the top 10 and gone into oblivion.
The day that most of us AdSense publishers have been waiting for was finally here.
Google have announced how much their revenue sharing is for publishers.
AdSense for content publishers earn – 68%
AdSense for Search partners earn 51%.
Wow, to be honest I didn’t realise it would be that high. In fact I thought it wouldv’e been a lot lower, somewhere in the 30-40% range but thats fantastic for me and the thousands of publishers worldwide.
Onwards and upwards.
More can be found on the AdSense blog here http://adsense.blogspot.com/2010/05/adsense-revenue-share.html
The Google AdSense programme has been a wonderful way for people to make money online. Even those that have been in the internet marketing game do not find making money online easy as this is just like any other job. The only difference is that you can choose when you want to work and how much work you want to do. With any job there is always a best and a worst way to do it, below is an overview.
One of the best ways to be really successful at AdSense is to be organised, you’ll be surprised how confusing it can get once you have several domains live and are unsure what you need to do next.
Carrying out the correct keyword research is absolutely pivotal in deciding which keywords will drive you traffic and rankings. Obviously the higher your rankings, the better chance you have of earning money. This business is not something you will see results from overnight so hard work, effort and patience are traits that are an absolute must. By carrying out thorough keyword research, you are effectively building a good solid foundation to your online business.
Because you will generating most of your traffic from organic search results, you must make it your job to understand search engine optimisation as much as you can. The more you know, the more you will understand how to drive the right type of traffic. If you understand SEO then you are well on your way to making it with AdSense. You will need at least an intermediate level as basic SEO will not ‘cut the mustard’.