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[Journal] Baby Steps to my First AdSense MNS!

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by shortguy014, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. shortguy014

    shortguy014 Junior Member

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    Firstly, I'd just like to say thank you for clicking on my thread. I know there are alot of people who browse the Making Money forum who are not big fans of journals.

    I am a fairly old BHW member, but as you can see by my post count, I am a very BIG lurker. I've learnt a wide variety of things from BlackhatWorld but I still consider myself a beginner in every meaning of the word.

    Why the Journal?

    This journal is a means for me to keep motivated, and to get advice from other more experienced members of BHW when it comes to my overall goal. My plan is a really simple one, and I'm sure that most members of this forum have some of these websites that measure in the hundreds, but for me, this will be a great learning experience, and maybe if I find success in this, I can finally complete the 2 golden rules of BHW:

    Implementation and Upscaling!

    The Goal

    The title mostly gives it away, but my main goal here is to create a very simple micro niche site that generates its revenue from AdSense. I don't want to dabble in affiliate niche sites or clickbank products at the moment. Right now I'm just interested in getting a decent ranking niche site that will generate a semi-decent daily revenue ($4-$5) through AdSense.

    I should also point out that I have assigned a budget of $50 USD.

    The Plan

    I have concocted a reasonably detailed excel document that outlines what I would hope to be doing for the next 4 weeks. Obviously there is room for improvement and additions, so please speak your mind! It involves completing only a few tasks a day. I am a native english speaker so I will be writing a lot of the content myself. I set myself a goal of 1, 500 word article every 3 - 4 days. If I'm quite honest I could probably do more, but I'm about to start full time university and I don't want to lose focus on such an important part of my life.

    SEO Technique

    I am a firm believer in the new PANDA google strategy, and I can see what google is trying to achieve with these new updates. I believe that Google's main aim with it's search engine is a system that allows everyday users a way to find the most relevant, most detailed and most enriching websites for a specific keyword. This is why I have chosen to write most of the content myself rather than outsourcing it, that way I can ensure the quality of the content that goes on my website.

    I will be optimizing my website with the current standards of search engine optimization techniques that exist today. I will be using a variety of press releases, article blasting, GOV/EDU links and high PR backlinks to improve my SERPs. Apart from that, I will also use on page optimization on my webpages.

    But aside from all of those stock standard techniques, I will be using a simple and plain tactic: Provide content and information that the visitors to my website would enjoy, tell their friends about, or maybe even return to in the future. I will also post 2 or 3 article series, where users can request to be updated when the second part of an article is released, thus creating a relationship with my visitors.

    The Timetable

    tinyurl,com/shortguy014journal

    (Very sorry, I cant post images or links yet)

    Thank You

    I would just like to thank you again for taking the time to click and read my post. If you have any advice for me, tidbits of information, motivational quotes, or anything that would just motivate to keep me going please post or PM!. In many eyes this seems like an easy and unassuming task. But for me it means the whole world! I promise to keep at it and never stop till I rank number 1 for my keyword and start earning!
     
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  2. shortguy014

    shortguy014 Junior Member

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    Day 1

    Tasks completed today:

    • Received my keyword
    • Registered a domain/hosting.
    • Installed WP-Clear theme.
    • Outsourced 1, 500 word article on the niche
    • Installed a whole host of plugins including but not limited to: WP-SEO, Google Privacy Policy, Secure Wordpress, CBNetPing Optimizer etc
    • Optimized 500 word article for on page SEO and posted it to the blog.
    • Added website to Google Webmasters so that they will crawl and notice the website is getting update reguarly.

    Money earnt today:

    $0

    (I wont make any money until probably 1 month so this is obsolete)

    Short Term Goals:
    • Get the website indexed (even without content)
    • Write 1, 500 word article every 3-4 days.
    • Continue browsing BHW for inspiration/information.
    • Implement!

    Long Term Goals:
    • Get on the first page of google.
    • Get at least 50 uniques a day.
    • Complete off-page SEO as well as outsource it.
     
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  3. michaelr1988

    michaelr1988 Regular Member

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    good luck, I will be watching this thread for updates.

    I started my 1st mns site at the start of december didnt see much clicks until late december/early Jan - be patient and it will come :)
     
  4. shortguy014

    shortguy014 Junior Member

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    Thanks for replying.

    I know MNS is mostly about patience so I will not be rushing through everything. My off site SEO is also scheduled drip feed across about 2 months, and I'll only start monetizing after 2 months as well. So its a slow but very long term project that will hopefully yield great results.
     
  5. shortguy014

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    Day 4

    Tasks completed from Day 1 - Day 4:

    • Outsourced 2 Articles from iWriter.com for $10
    • Wrote 1 Article Myself
    • Setup another page that has a price of product/niche with amazon affiliate link.
    • Finished installing all plugins
    • Seeing as my website has about 2000 words of content I checked webmaster tools.
    • Found out I am on page 1 for a longtail keyword that gets 300 monthly searches (better than nothing).
    • Found out my main keyword is ranked about #34 without any backlinking or off site SEO.

    Goals for tomorrow:
    • Signup to BacklinkGenie.com free trial to get my daily backlinks for a month. This should give me enough backlinks to get to page 1 or 2 for my main keyword.
    • Be patient, wait a few more days and add another 500 words.
    • Probably buy a Gov/Edu backlink gig on fiverr, or get a high PR $7-$10 package on BHW Buy Sell.

    Sorry I didn't update from Day 1 through 4 mostly because it's just been writing articles and doing bits here and there and because BHW has been going extremely slow lately!
     
  6. MexiLu

    MexiLu Newbie

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    i really like your 'game-plan', keep the thread updated please, i want to see how well it goes!
     
  7. shortguy014

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    Day 5

    Tasks completed on day 5:

    • Registered to BacklinksGenie.com and setup a blog comment and xrumer profile on every 2nd day. They are only small amounts since this is a new site.

    Goals for tomorrow:
    • Write another 500 word article to keep the website fresh and full of content.

    I realise this isn't much but there isn't a whole lot of work you can do for a MNS apart from SEO so thats day 5.
     
  8. nikao

    nikao Power Member

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    Nice journal.

    I don't want to shatter any illusions, but you will find it difficult to get $5 / day when you only have 50 unique visitors per day. Unless your CPC and CTR will be insanely high ;)
     
  9. shortguy014

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    Thats just a goal to achieve, I can obviously go higher. 50 uniques a day is what I have got on my previous site on page 2 of google.
     
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    He's right. But you should not let this stop you. Every single click is a major boost for your motivation to write content and build backlinks at this point. As the site grows be sure to post some articles that are not really focussing on getting the visitors on your site through serps, but that are a great read/ really interesting/ make people want to buy stuff. It will help increase the pageviews and time people spend on your site. I would also recommend that you do the article writing yourself (I know it's a pain in the @ss). This will help keep the cost down so you'll be able to see profits sooner. Once the site starts making a profit you can always order some more articles, or choose to invest it in a second domain.

    Good luck!
     
  11. shortguy014

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    Thank you for your encouraging words! I know how motivating seeing even a little profit is (on a daily basis its even better). Waking up in the morning even to see $1 in adsense just makes your day that much better and motivates you to get stuck into work.
     
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    Day 6

    Tasks completed on day 5:

    I am in ranked #4 my main keyword that achieves 2400/month searches!

    • Got a free No Hands SEO blast from a member at BHW
    • Wrote another article for the site.

    Goals for tomorrow:
    • See If I can get another free/cheap SEO service like that.

    If I'm honest, Backlinksgenie is working wonders for me (Not trying to plug). But gradually building 100 links a day is just wonderful for a new MNS.
     
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  13. Getwhatchuwant

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    Good journal, stay with it and let us know if you get clicks. :)
     
  14. Nemizr

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    Continue... I be lurking...

    No, but seriously, this is an interesting read. Gl! :).
     
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  15. backontrack

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    Im in the exact same page, i went from #7 too #6 on my new site! PM me for skype name so i can help you with your journal :D
     
  16. graphox

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    Subbed, what are the stats of your keyword? Also, did you buy a MNS or make your own (looks like you made your own)
     
  17. shortguy014

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    Stats are: 2400 Global Monthly, 1700 Local (USA). 1.41 Approx CPC. And yes I built the website myself from scratch, although I bought a keyword because I am horrible at keyword research.
     
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    Hi, any news on your site ? Any serp updates.
     
  19. shortguy014

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    I didn't really want to keep updating this thread and inevitably bumping the thread. Unfortunately the website is currently dancing but I got it up to about 11 for the main keyword and 20 for a bunch of longtails. It will most likely come back stronger once the dance stops.
     
  20. getbacklink

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    gud luck i will be watching this thread