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[JOURNEY] Complete Noob's Journey in the world of MNS + Adsense

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by dealsopoly, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. dealsopoly

    dealsopoly Power Member

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    BACKGROUND:
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    I'm really new to the IM world. Well... a born again virgin I guess you could call me. I made a few sites about 10 years ago, but I was really young and there weren't any great resources like BHW back then. I pretty much gave up as soon as I started because I didn't have any instant success. Anyways, keep in mind, that up until a few months ago, I had no clue about IM strategies, backlinking, link wheels, etc...

    I work in IT and I tought myself PHP a few months back to build an intranet/wiki site for my work. Needless to say, I caught the "bug" to get back in the game, this time for good.

    Since January 2012, I've purchased 16 domains! LOL! 6 of them are for very competitive niches, they are all related and they are my "project". So far, I've made $23 from adsense and $40 from affiliate sales. Things are pretty slow, but picking up. However, I need a way to make some supplemental income so I can re-invest those earnings into my "project".

    I bought another domain to test out methods from BHW. Mainly CPA, but I haven't done anything with it yet.

    I am doing one method from here which is reselling Fiverr services, I've made $100 since March 1st.

    My next journey... this one... is in the world of Micro Niche Sites. I've purchased 3 MNS sites from a seller here on BHW and I've also purchased 3 EMD keywords and domains on my own so I can see if I can do this myself. These are the 3 sites I will be following in my journey. (As I write this, I just realized how many things I have on my plate. haha.)



    THE JOURNEY BEGINS:
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    I purchased 2 different gigs off fiverr to get 5 EMD keywords. I picked 3 of them to get started.

    KW 1: 5400 local US searches
    KW 2: 3600 local US searches
    KW 3: 2400 local US searches

    Next, I bought the domains from namecheap using a coupon and got them hosted on my current shared hosting plan from HostGator.

    I installed wordpress for all the sites. For now, I'm using a nulled version of Profits Theme that I found on BHW. I like it a lot! Very customizable and there are a ton of subthemes. I will definitely purchase this theme to make it legit if this works out.

    To start, all sites have Privacy Policy, Disclaimer and Contact Us page.

    For the content, I spread the love between BHW and Fiverr

    Site 1 (3600 local search):
    Purchased following gig from fiverr:
    http://fiverr.com/phylix/give-you-5-unique-articles-on-any-nichekeywordsubject-of-your-choosing

    Not sure how it will pan out. Articles are very good, however they are encoded, so I can't change them too much or rewrite them as they wouldn't pass copyscrape. Either way, I've got 5 articles up. 2 pages, 3 blog posts


    Site 2: (2400 local search)
    Purchased the following gig from fiverr:
    http://fiverr.com/topgigs1/write-a-well-researched-original-article-up-to-500-words-on-any-subject

    Original article. It's ok, I could have probably written it better myself if I wanted to, but it will do for now.


    Site 3 (5400 local search):
    Purchased the following from BHW:
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...cheapest-unique-articles-1-per-100-words.html

    I got 5 articles. 3 for site 3 and 2 for site 2.

    I'm not overly impressed with the articles. It seems there are a lot of useless words added in to fulfil the quota. I had to rewrite many of it to make it friendlier to read and lost about 50-60 words per article. Still, it was a good place to start, as I had content to work with.


    Site 2 and 3 now have 2 static pages and 1 blog post.



    Promotion (today):
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    Today, I launched the sites. I installed Google Sitemaps, and submitted them to google webmaster tools.

    Submitted sites to IMT Website submitter:
    http://www.imtalk.org/cmps_index.php?pageid=IMT-Website-Submitter
    (Not sure how much good this does, but it submits to 2500 sites for free)

    Pinged my sites using free tool from BHW for faster indexing:
    http://wideinfo.org/ping/index.php


    I purchased the following gigs from fiverr for EACH site:

    Linkwheel gig (TAT 3 days): http://fiverr.com/top_linkwheel/cre...them-boost-your-rankings-in-any-search-engine

    High PR blog links (TAT 5 days): http://fiverr.com/insurgo/create-45-high-pr-links-to-your-website

    Article Submisstion gig (TAT 14 days): http://fiverr.com/vapsjee/write-an-...000-article-directories-for-quality-backlinks


    I'm a bit worried about the amount of backlinks. Hopefully this is not my first and fatal mistake. I'm hoping the 10 day wait after the original gigs are done will be enough. Oh well.... it's a learning process right?


    Next step is to sit and wait. I have not implemented adsense on the sites yet. I want to wait to build a bit of rank and traffic first. Once I start showing up in the search results and get at least 5 UV's a day, I will plug in my adsense code.

    I'm not planning on doing much until these gigs finish. I kind of want to see where the sites will fall in the rankings after all of this. I might fiddle around a bit with the onsite SEO and maybe purchase/write a few more articles.


    COST:
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    3 EMD Keywords: $10
    Domain Registration: approx. $30
    Fiverr Article Gigs: $10
    BHW Articles: $30
    Fiverr Promotion: $45

    TOTAL Investment: $125


    CURRENT STATS
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    serp:
    Site 1: n/a
    Site 2: n/a
    Site 3: n/a

    UV traffic/day:
    Site 1: 0
    Site 2: 0
    Site 3: 0

    profit:
    Site 1: $0
    Site 2: $0
    Site 3: $0



    Thanks for reading this far. Any comments and/or feedback is appreciated. I'm still learning... A LOT! I just like this place so much and wanted to become more involved. I would like to update every day, however, there may not be much to report on to start until things start rolling ;) My next full update will probably be once some of these fiverr gigs start completing.

    Have a nice weekend everyone!
     
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  2. andresleal

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    Sounds great! Although, you might wanna slow down on the backlinking, it must be gradual and you must backlink steadily. You might aswell add a few more articles to your sites and it's better if you write them yourself if you don't like what these writers have done for you.

    I'm subscribing to this. Cheers!

    Andres.
     
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  3. dealsopoly

    dealsopoly Power Member

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    Yep, that's my one fear about this. I think I may have gotten a little overzealous... oops.

    I'm crossing my fingers and I'm not touching any other backlinking service for these sites for a little while.

    However, I think I should be safe. The first 2 gigs should only give me about 50 direct links to my site. The other links should be pointing to the 2.0's that are created.

    The one that worries me is the article submission gig. Simply because it is a new site. But that gig is golden! I've used it before on some of my other sites when they were 2 months old and I've only seen positive results.

    But these sites are less than 5 days old... yikes. Only time will tell.

    I agree about the articles. It's not that I'm unsatisfied with them, it's just that I feel I could have done a better job myself. Then again, I wanted to get these things up and running ASAP, so I couldn't really justify writing 15 quality articles in my spare time.

    I'm free all weekend, so I'll try to write one article for each site this weekend. Focusing on the ones with only 1 blog post to start.

    Thanks for following ;)
     
  4. dealsopoly

    dealsopoly Power Member

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    Also, another thing I will do this weekend is research the niches as they are based on subjects I'm not really "into".

    2 of them are health related (I haven't even been in a doctor's office in over 10 years).

    1 of them is a creative hobby I know nothing about.

    The fun begins!
     
  5. dealsopoly

    dealsopoly Power Member

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    So, not much change today. I've been pretty busy with life stuff and getting the house ready for summer. Plus, it's a hockey day. ;)

    I managed to write up a short post 200-300 words to add to the blogroll for site 2 and 3.

    Obviously no changes to the SERP's today, however, my sites ARE indexed.
     
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    Great Works Thanks and it is aobvious Pinging Works !
     
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  7. scorpion896

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    Good luck on your journey!
     
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  8. Jeppe

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    Subbed, I'll be following you on your journey. Good luck!
     
  9. dealsopoly

    dealsopoly Power Member

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    So, all fiverr gigs were completed in the space of 2 days. Which is what I was afraid of. Too many links in a short span of time.

    The first 2 gigs completed yesterday and the article submission gig completed today.


    I've also downloaded GetArticle lite and Spinner Chief so I scraped an article (400-600 words) and spun it/rewrote it, checked it with copycape and posted 1 on each site.


    Here are my updated stats:

    CURRENT STATS
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    serp:
    Site 1: 77
    Site 2: 20
    Site 3: n/a

    UV traffic/day:
    Site 1: 2
    Site 2: 2
    Site 3: 0

    profit:
    Site 1: $0
    Site 2: $0
    Site 3: $0
     
  10. dealsopoly

    dealsopoly Power Member

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    I'm away for easter weekend, but I'm planning on sitting on these links for a while to see how the serps move. I'll try to scrape/spin another article for each site on Monday.
     
  11. danko6

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    I will follow your theme.
    So if it can updated more often :)
    Thanks and good luck.
     
  12. dealsopoly

    dealsopoly Power Member

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    I'd love to update every day... however, I'm pretty new to IM so my progress is very slow. It seems kind of off to me to post the same numbers day in/day out. But now that my gigs are done, I'm curious on how my rankings will improve.

    Like I said though, I'm away this weekend for family reasons, so I probably won't be able to update until monday. But by then I should have a better indication on if my gigs have had any effect ;)
     
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  13. Juliet1225

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    good luck all the best
     
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  14. Windmill

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    Totally curious to see if you'll follow through and keep posting! Sounds good so far. I am new to the whole MNS arena too. Good luck with your project :)
     
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  15. wengthemeng

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    Goodluck mate! Never give up!
     
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  16. brettehl

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    Kinda in the same boat as you, i just purchased 2 mns and, have had them up and running for around 2-3 days so far.

    I wish you luck, and hopefully we both can have some success in our sites.
     
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  17. dealsopoly

    dealsopoly Power Member

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    I'll keep posting as long as people keep showing interest ;)

    Of, course, if it just seems like I'm talking to myself, it might not be as motivating.

    I'm also looking for tips and strategy suggestions from some of the more experienced members. Like I said before, I'm pretty much 3 months into my IM career :) So, plenty of learning up ahead.
     
  18. dealsopoly

    dealsopoly Power Member

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    Ok, I will change this up a little bit.
    I'll start off by saying I just found another great EMD domain with 8100 local searches and 40000+ global searches. Needless to say, I snapped up the domain quickly ;) I have started work on the site, but it is still about a week away from launching. This will eventually be listed as site 4.

    I mentioned in my initial post that I had ordered 3 MNS sites from BHW. Well, the sites were just delivered and they look good. I figure I would track the progress from this service as well to compare them. Now, I fully expect the "pro" MNS sites to rank much better than mine since I have 0 experience, plus the search volume and competition is much lower on the pro sites.

    The service I purchased was for 3 MNS sites from here: http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...cheap-rates-quality-professional-service.html

    All 3 sites have a local US search volume of 1000+ and a global search value of 1600+. I will refer to them as site 5,6 and 7 for the remainder of this journey.
    The sites look really good, 3 different themes, on site SEO looks good. (in fact, it gave me some ideas to update my own mns sites). I have customized them a bit to take out things I didn't like so much and to add other things I wanted on the sites. I have added them to Google Webmaster Tools, submitted sitemaps, submitted to IMT directories and pinged the sites as mentioned in my OP.

    The next thing I did is purchased a linking service from here. Literally less than 10 minutes ago. haha. The link service is http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...earch-engine-dominating-system-only-25-a.html

    I got a $25 package for each of these last 3 mns sites.

    Investments on PRO service:
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    3 Site Package: $54
    3 domain name reg: $30
    linking package from bhw: $75
    Total: $159

    So, here are the updated rankings before I leave for my easter holidays. I will update more when I return on Monday.

    MY PERSONAL MNS SITES:
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    Site 1: (3600 local us search)
    Site 2: (2400 local us search)
    Site 3: (5400 local us search)
    Site 4: (8100 local us search) (Not yet launched)

    PRO MNS SITES FROM BHW:
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    Site 5: (1000 local us search)
    Site 6: (1000 local us search)
    Site 7: (1000 local us search)

    CURRENT STATS
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    serp:
    Site 1: 77
    Site 2: 20
    Site 3: n/a
    Site 4: n/a
    Site 5: n/a
    Site 6: n/a
    Site 7: n/a

    UV traffic/day:
    Site 1: 2
    Site 2: 2
    Site 3: 1
    Site 4: 0
    Site 5: 0
    Site 6: 0
    Site 7: 0

    profit:
    Site 1: $0
    Site 2: $0
    Site 3: $0
    Site 4: $0
    Site 5: $0
    Site 6: $0
    Site 7: $0
     
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  19. dealsopoly

    dealsopoly Power Member

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    Ok, just got back from Easter holidays. Obviously, first thing I did is check my results ;) Good news, I got my first adsense click! A whopping $0.26! Woohoo.

    Plus, I'm ranking in the top 10 for site 2 (2400 local us search)!! Actually, I have 2 pages in the top 10 for that site. Not bad for 3 fiverr gigs and a few days!
    Site 3 (5400 local us search) is still nowhere to be found :(

    PRO MNS sites are still indexing and aren't showing anywhere yet or are out of the top 200.

    I'm pretty tired so I'll do a better analysis tomorrow, but real quick, here are the updated stats. For the record, I launched site 4 (8100 local us search) with what I had. It's not totally finished, but I have 12 pages so far. I put adsense on the home page and sidebar widget and put appropriate Amazon products on the internal pages. Anyways, here are the updated stats:

    MY PERSONAL MNS SITES:
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    Site 1: (3600 local us search)
    Site 2: (2400 local us search)
    Site 3: (5400 local us search)
    Site 4: (8100 local us search)


    PRO MNS SITES FROM BHW:
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    Site 5: (1000 local us search)
    Site 6: (1000 local us search)
    Site 7: (1000 local us search)

    CURRENT STATS
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    serp:
    Site 1: 51, 188
    Site 2: 9, 10
    Site 3: n/a
    Site 4: n/a
    Site 5: n/a
    Site 6: n/a
    Site 7: 453

    UV traffic/day:
    Site 1: 2
    Site 2: 2
    Site 3: 1
    Site 4: 1
    Site 5: 0
    Site 6: 0
    Site 7: 0

    profit:
    Site 1: $0
    Site 2: $0.26
    Site 3: $0
    Site 4: $0
    Site 5: $0
    Site 6: $0
    Site 7: $0

    TOTAL ALL TIME INCOME: $0.26
     
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  20. danko6

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    very very tnh to your update mean :)