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Micro niche sites. Still worth it or not?? I've heard both way around here.

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by sksugo, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. sksugo

    sksugo Junior Member

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    Im always finding threads here about people wanting to create 100's micro niche sites that make a couple bucks a day and therefore 100's of $$ a day.

    Then I find posts that say micro niche websites are useless right now and are on the downfall.

    Can anyone clear this up for me?

    My mid-term IM goal was to have about 10 micro niche blogs up that made 2$ a day, then eventually build it up to 50 blogs that would give me 100$++ a day..

    I have yet to create even one blog just yet. I was thinking of doing so within the next week or two once I have all the write informations to get started.
     
  2. Dark Knight

    Dark Knight Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Well, I am planing to start micro niche sites but I read somewhere in this forums micro niche sites dead :( so help us guy
     
  3. frederickw

    frederickw Junior Member

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    I have read 1 adsense micro niche book recently. Im sure it still work. The hardest part is the keyword part. I remember the ebook mention that some keyword can rank high in google without building link on it. Just try hard to find keyword likethat.
    And i tried a social bookmarking service that submit ur page to 40+ SB site. It cost $10 per month and u can submit unlimited bookmark with it. Im sure it is worth for micro niche blog.
     
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    formosaz Newbie

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    best way is to try it out for yourself and see if it work ... if it does ... go scale it up ... if not just dropped it and move on ... s
     
  5. Subject

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    Well, MNS is not dead... you have to expand it to MiNS (Mini Niche Sites)..
    My plan is with 20 articles first, then add 1 article per week.. Bookmark each article to social bookmarking sites... Start with a keyword list of 100 something.. Write each article for each keyword.. This way, after sometime the site will pick some authority and you can sell the site with some profit..
     
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  6. kaene

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    after google mayday and june updates it's not an easy job anymore to rank a long tail keyword, basically you will have to put the same effort ranking a long tail keyword than a shorter one, so basically it's dead (why do you want to rank on page 1 for a keyword with 3000 searches if you could rank a keyword with 30000 or more with a similar effort?)
     
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    There are many ways to monetize MNS examples are amazon, clickbank and commissionJunction. There is a still place for them. You can not bound yourself only on Adsense. This world is big buddy
     
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    My vote: MNS are still in live! But I agree that methods explained in MNS ebooks, are dont good at all now... You have to try other ways, and will get what you want
     
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    honestly you guys just give your sites more content and backlinking than you thought before, I agree with subject its more about mini niche sites than micro niche sites now
     
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  10. sikandar

    sikandar Senior Member

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    Micro niche sites still work. You have to be very good at keyword research first in finding keywords which have low competition but a reasonable demand - then find exact match domain - build a decent WordPress site with unique articles and let traffic build up. My sites start making $2 to 4 within a month with 4 posts + bookmarking + blog commenting
     
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    not to be rude but your keyword research could be full of fail. my first micro niche site was started 3 days ago and is now top9 for my keyword when the homepage was indexed. although i didnt follow the 7 day plan because i still have 8 hours of class a day, i write 5 unique articles and submit them to ezine and link to that site. only 5 articles were approved, 2 from ezine and 3 from goarticles and i still have 5 more awaiting approval in ezine, and 3 in thefreelibrary.

    are you sure you followed the 7 day plan and are you sure you researched you keywords and competitors well?
     
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  12. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    I have both micro niche sites and sites with a lot of pages. The micros do fine... 5 - 6 pages + a privacy page... a bunch of backlinks (minimum of 28 unique articles placed on web 2.0 properties as well as ezine), rss feed them, ping them and off to the races.

    Example: one site, 2 word domain name - About 6,800,000 results - 6th on G page 1.

    That site was created in August of last year and makes an average of 18.00 a day.

    I haven't done anything for the site since January of this year.

    They work if you put in the work to make them work.
     
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    That could very well be your issue... although I have read the Xfactor
    stuff I only took some of his ideas and implemented them with other ideas
    of mine.

    I didn't think that what he taught was perfect and I am sure that he
    would say the same thing. I generally only put up about 4 or 5 ezine
    articles and a few goarticles and then I publish all my other articles
    on different web 2.0 properties.

    I never use hub pages or squidoo as you do not always get a
    **************** link from them. I do promote my articles as well.

    Also, I only use unique content.
     
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    Here is a quick and easy formula which still works...

    Find an upcoming product which you might expect to become pretty popular but not something too hyped like an iPhone 4. Pick something that costs above $50. I usually go for something between 20k to 50k competition. Grab a domain along the lines of productnameSERIALNUMBERreview.com, setup a blog and literally just make 2 or 3 hand written, quality blog posts that should include a combination of keywords. You are done. No need to update it regularly. You should rank well for a few months after which you flip it.

    Search for the serial number and a product name and visit the first 100 results. Plug your links into as many results as possible. You will usually see various forums, blogs, web 2.0 properties etc. Because these pages already rank in top 100 for that keyword I found that this simple method is quicker and easier than traditional backlink building.

    I usually start ranking within two weeks and generate on average $8/day with one of these blogs via Adsense and Amazon. Now the tricky part is to flip it at the peak of the product life cycle. Usually a few months after setting up the blog. List it on Flippa and people will go crazy for it especially when you can provide a stable earnings history. The first one I put up sold within 20 minutes for $1200, which I did not expect. Next time I had a BIN at $5000 and let people fight for it.
     
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  15. blackieman

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    To those who cannot rank...

    Get an exact phrase ".com" for a 3-word phrase (mid competitive), and you will be on Goog Page 1 with minimal link building. That is the secret sauce.
     
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    Micro sites are gone,all my ranked sites in first page of google are gone now :(
     
  17. BassTrackerBoats

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    My sites rank and yours is having issues... my point is certainly applicable.

    Just offering a way for your sites to rank as I know that the Xfactor
    way is imperfect.

    Unsubscribing from this thread now.
     
  18. sksugo

    sksugo Junior Member

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    clearly the question has not even been answered here. There are still so many mixed answers
     
  19. tacopalypse

    tacopalypse Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    looks like the answer is:
    there's many different ways to actually do micro niche sites.
    some of these don't work any more, and some of them still do.
    so take advice from the people who are still ranking, and don't take advice from the people that aren't.
     
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  20. Stu784

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    Shouldn't we be building sites based on the Google Wonder Wheel keyword structure?

    Giving Google what it wants...