In my eyes, internet marketing has never looked better. Things are going well and all the pieces are finally starting to click together. It’s only been about 2 months since we started our SEO campaigns and I feel that we are well on our way to having a complete system. Our keyword research is working, our new on page seo is holding up, our backlinking tactics seem to be working, and of course our sites are ranking and pulling in the passive income! Looks like the 12-14 hour days are going to pay off in the end!
Analyzing Google Adsense And The Search Engines
Before we get into the progress report, lets talk about Adsense and the Search Engines. Recently many people have been asking what our thoughts are about adsense and the Google updates. They have been wondering whether adsense is really a good choice to monetize our sites and whether the Google’s updates are affecting our sites.
Our answer to this is that adsense is STILL a great way to monetize micro niche sites and SEO is alive and well. Search Engines are constantly looking to improve their SERPs (Search Engine Results Pages) but the basics of SEO still stand. Relevant and unique content still ranks and non spammy backlinks will still get your site to the top of google.
If you’re on the edge of deciding whether or not to build micro niche sites with adsense, then realize this – building niche sites with adsense is 100% legit and for every 1 person that gets their adsense accounts banned there are 100 others who are doing just fine. Still pretty scarry? Sure it is… but we’re not going to run our business in fear wondering whether or not we’re going to be struck by Googles ban especially if it doesn’t happen very often. I know people may want to argue with me and say that it does happen often, but think about this for a moment. People seek bad news. The moment something bad happens everyone is talking about it. When something good and normal happens, no one cares. If everyday you pick up the paper and it said “There was another 200 million gummy bears successfully digested yesterday”, would people care? No. They want the news that talks about that one kid that ate a gummy bear yesterday and caught AIDS. Maybe one day our adsense will get banned and I’ll eat my words, but until then we’re going to blast out sites with good content and throw adsense on them. What we’re doing is working, so we’ll keep doing it.
With all of that said, our goal is to constantly be diversifying. We’ve already been heavily researching ways in which we will use niche sites for other ad networks, amazon, and even CPA (Cost Per Action) offers. When it comes to building a site and doing SEO, the bottom line is that we’re generating traffic. After we get that traffic, our next goal is to monetize that traffic and give our visitors what they are looking for. Many people have been making a killing online without using adsense. In fact, there are those that claim that monetizing with other offers can generate way more income than adsense ever could.
As far as building an authority site goes, we will probably start this project sometime in the month of May. We already have a couple of niches that look very promising. When you do as much keyword research as we do, then it’s only a matter of time before those giant untapped niches start revealing themselves.
Our Overall Niche Progress
So this is what most people are probably waiting for! How are our sites looking this week?
- We have 10 sites sitting on the first page of Google for their main keyword.
- 6 of those 10 are within the top 5 spots of Google for the main keyword.
- A few of these sites are starting to see subkeywords ranking on the first page
- Our two biggest sites are starting to get as much as 70-80 visitors per day each
With all of this, our passive income average over the course of this week is $13.13 per day and growing. Now $13.13 might not seem like that much, but that’s a rate of $407 per month of passive income. If I were to take that a step further and measure the online real estate value of that, then we’re looking at potentially $8140. So not too bad for just starting on SEO 2 months ago 🙂
Right now we are testing out a linking system with Magic Submitter. Basically we are building a combination of Web 2.0s, Article Directories, Social Bookmarking, and Videos that link to our niche sites. We are also building a simple second tier of Social Bookmarking and RSS Feeds to our first tier backlinks. So far our site is already to show some improvements.
As far as blog networks go, UAW (unique article wizard) seems to still be able to give microniches a boost especially if they are very low in competition. Our top earning site is actually still holding strong with ONLY UAW. Although I attribute much of this success to our keyword research, UAW was able to boost us from #8 to the #3 spot on Google. Ultimately I don’t believe that UAW provides that much power as far as backlinks go, but if you find truly low competition keywords, then you don’t need powerful backlinks.
The backlinking tests with Micro Niche Empire (MNE) are still going on. It’s been about a week since we’ve given the sites to MNE, and as of right now we haven’t really seen any changes. However, it’s still early and I’m sure the sites will start moving up soon.
While interviewing VA’s to handle some backlinking tests, we stumbled upon a guy that said he could get High PR and high quality backlinks that are completely white hat. After talking to him for a bit we decided we would give him a test with 5 sites. Now, I really don’t like to hype up anything, but we are literally seeing rankings in the top 3 of Google within a single week for 4 out of the 5 sites! The 5th site was actually the toughest of the keywords, but it too continues to climb the rankings and right now it’s currently ranked #15 (up 24 spots from 2 days ago). The combination of these backlinks with our keyword research and on page optimization so far seems to be killing it on Google! Whether or not these rankings will really stick, only time will tell, but our source assures us it will – especially since it’s all white hat. All I can say is that right now our sites are ranking and they are already bringing us some good income.
So we’ve been thinking about doing webinars to help people get started on their own personal Internet Marketing journeys. These webinars would be covering everything including keyword research, on site optimization, and off site optimization. Basically if you’re a new kid on the block, we can help you start earning your first dollars online. But before we decide to do this, we would like to know if there is even enough interest out there. If a free webinar is something you guys/gals would be interested in, then let us know below. Let other people know as well – because whether or not we do this will directly depend on getting enough people.
We Wish You All The Best,
– The WSO Testers