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The C0nan Chronicles - A Barbarian Journal

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by c0nan, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. c0nan

    c0nan Junior Member

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    Right so this is where I have decided that it is Now time for the Sh!t to hit
    the fan.
    This is My Official BHW IM Journal.

    Up to Date this is My Adsense Earning.(in fact my entire IM earnings):


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    this roughly equates to:

    35.39 South African rands = 4.84428937 U.S. dollars

    in other words...ALMOST NOTHING.

    But for the last Couple of day I have been working on an Idea and Today I am going to put this Idea in Motion:

    1. I have Set up a Wordpress Article Directory Website(still Empty)
    As Follows:
    Theme:
    Article Directory 1.6 by Dimox
    Plugins:
    Article Directory
    Google Analytics
    Google XML SiteMap
    Onlywire AutoSubmittter
    Ping Crawl
    Platinum SEO Pack
    Twitter Tools
    I will add Adsense once traffic starts flowing. +/- 50 visits per day.
    I will add CPA once traffic starts flowing. +/- 50 visits per day.

    I have Actually built code for this directory to allow authors to add their OWN adsense
    publisher ID, and then share in the revenue. Hopefully this attracts MORE authors
    to my Article Directory.

    2. I have opened a Twitter account for This Article Directory, To try force some more traffic.

    3. I have Set up a Wordpress MU Website (still Empty)
    (No Plugins, No Themes - This Comes Later as per each individual Blog)

    4. I have Acquired hundreds of thousands of Articles.

    5. I have built a WP pluging that generates a random new author
    and scrapes a random amount of articles from a folder and posts then
    into the Article Directory Site. It also Generates the Category if it does Not Exits.

    6. This is where it starts, I will start the Cron on the plugin and
    then take the posted articles and research the niche in Market Samurai.

    7. If it as a marketable Niche, I will create a New Autoblog on the WP MU Site.
    until it has about 100 posts. (And add some affiliate product Posts using WP- Robot.)

    8. I will take the articles and Run it through a article spinner and submit them
    to OTHER article Directories. with backlinks to both the Article Directory and
    the WP site.

    9. My Plan is to build some link-wheels for these auto-blogs as well.
    (I will elaborate On this Once I Start Doing This.)

    10. Once the Traffic Starts flowing I Will add Adsense + CPA to The Directory and WPMU

    11. After Some Time I will see which of the Niches are doing the Best, and
    register a dedicated domain directly for that niche and create another Autoblog.

    This will allow me to do some GOOD split testing in different environments.
    e.g:
    Article Directory - All Pages will be interlinked
    WPMU - All Pages will be independent, yet part of same Domain.(Subdomain/Folder)
    Stand Alone Wordpress - Independent WP Blog Domain.

    The Directory Will hopefully start being used by REAL Authors, and
    The WPMU will hopefully also be adopted by real users, Or tools like
    xrumer / link farm evolution.

    MY Target For This is as Follows:

    30 Jan 2010 - No Target, Allowing time for Refining Process.
    28 Feb 2010 - $1 per Day
    30 Mar 2010 - $5 per Day
    30 Apr 2010 - $10 per Day
    30 May 2010 - $50 per Day
    30 June 2010 - $100 per Day
    30 July 2010 - $150 per Day
    30 Aug 2010 - $200 per Day
    30 Sep 2010 - $250 per Day
    30 Oct 2010 - $300 per Day
    30 Nov 2010 - $350 per Day
    30 Dec 2010 - $400 per Day

    2011 - The Sky is the LIMIT!!!!!

    All in Favor say Aye...

    I have NOT delved to deep into the inner methods, as this is still a Trail concept,
    but as soon as I have clean out all the stumbling blocks I will post the full method
    as a GUIDE...Provided it worked that is.

    Any suggestion welcome.

    C0nan The Barbarian
     
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  2. c0nan

    c0nan Junior Member

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    Here is a little Tip to find Wordpress MU site allowing signups.

    This Helps when Building Web 2.0 Properties for the Linkwheel

    Code:
    http://www.google.co.za/search?hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=com.ubuntu%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&hs=dZ&q=inurl%3Awp-signup.php+%2B+%22is+proudly+powered+by+WordPress+MU%22+&btnG=Search&meta=&aq=f&oq=
    Cheers

    C0nan
     
  3. richgeeks

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    hey man that looks pretty ambitious and yet also well planned.......

    i am a newbie and hence may not understand the technicalities involved here...:confused:

    but i am sure you are good enough to rake in some grands atleast..:cool:

    and good luck...:tee:
     
  4. c0nan

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    Ok, So Today I launched the Start of my article database.

    i changed my mind though about only posting just a bit of article and the working with them.
    I started running the cron to get as many as possible article posted.

    Then I noticed that the twitter tool was Not working properly and I started scratching there,
    Then I thought of an Idea for a twitter tool, which I started coding and testing, till My NS for
    my domain went down...WTF... anyway, I will be sharing this script on BHW as soon as it is ready.

    See how I got sidetracked there....

    Anyways, I did however build some more backlinks for some of my autoblogs....

    Let me give some more details:
    I currently have(Codenames):
    SM autoblog : +/- 10 impressions per day
    IN autoblog : +/- 3 impressions per day
    ITN autoblog : +/- 10 impressions per day
    IM autoblog : +/- 2 impressions per day
    LT autoblog : +/- 10 impressions per day

    Most of these blogs were started when I was still a BIG NOOB in this, thus
    they were aimed at completely saturated niches

    So as of current, This is my Cash Standings for Today:
    Adsense: 1.85 South African rands = 0.2490877 U.S. dollars

    Cheers

    C0nan
     
  5. c0nan

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    This is my Cash Standings for Today:
    Adsense: 0.00 South African rands = 0.00 U.S. dollars

    WHY? You Might Ask....

    Here Is A Masive Joke for All you People...

    The Plugin I built to import the Txt Files(Articles) as Posts into
    my Article Database, Caused the Hosting Server CPU Usage To Spike (19%)
    and Resulted in My Hosting Account and All My Domains being Suspended....

    WTF....I have been struggleing Since Yesterday to get Support to Un-Suspend My Account. I will have to Cry if all my Work is Gone...

    So as For This weekend I will be trying to recover my hosting account.
    in the mean time I will be opening another hosting account at

    This Time at Hostgator...

    THe BIG F@ckup was that I had hosted 2 of my clients sites on my hosting account.
    and they are suspended tooo....SH!T...

    So My Plan is this

    I will be opening 1 account on Hostgator just for my clients.
    and Another for my sites, once I start earning enough to pay for
    the hosting, I will open another for more sites.

    Hope you had a good laugh...

    I will feedback soon...

    C0nan
     
  6. judson

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    Good luck dude. Hope you pull it off.

    Which part of ZA are you in? I am not a saffa, but when to varsity in CT. UCT rocks!!!

    On a related note, it sounds like you are fairly techie. Fuck the hosting. Get a VPS you can abuse to your hearts content. You can get one with 1Gb dedicated RAM (2Gb burstable) for about $10 per month.

    If you plan on builing that many websites, it soon pays for itself.
     
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    VPS for 10$/month, where?
     
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    webhosting talk. There are always *lots* of offer going on.

    Here's the chaps I got my last server with
    Code:
    http://cs-squad.net/?id=vps
    
    It has been less than a month, but no problems so far. Oh yeah, you get 2 ip addresses as standard.

    My take on web hosts, is that I really do not have stuff that is that critical, yet. I tend to go with anyone that is reasonably cheap, and does not have a bad rep on WHT. YMMV
     
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  9. c0nan

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    Ok, so now I have done 2 things, since I can NOT get ahold of the
    support people at my previous host until Monday 9am Eastern USA time.

    I have now opened another shared hosting account at:

    Code:
    http://www.hosting24.com
    I was going to go with hostg@tor.com but then chose the one at the TOP
    of the rating list at :

    Code:
    http://www.vistainter.com
    And just to be safe I have also followed judson's advice
    and got a vps at:

    Code:
    http://cs-squad.net/?id=vps
    Thats it for now...

    C0nan
     
  10. c0nan

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    I finally got my Hosting account unsuspended.
    This is the Tale of Bullshiting the system...

    My Account was suspended cause of CPU spike, so after days of unsuccessful Support tickets
    and online google searches, I came across a company review for the host, where the reviewer
    stated that his account was suspended for NON payment...and after submitting proof of payment, his account was reactivated....mmmm

    This got me thinking...

    So I searched for my P@ypal proof of payment and forwarded it to their billing department allong with the following message....

    Code:
    My account was suspended due to Non Payment.
    Attached please find my proof of payment.
    
    The Next Day I received This Email:

    Code:
    Hi,
    
    your payment has been received and your site is now active.
    
    Please get back to me if you need further assistance.
    
    Thank you,
    
    
    Always at your service...
    
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica]

    Dont You Just Love it when a plan comes together...

    Ok, so since My Domains were suspended, I made 0 dollars for the last 4 days.

    But My VPS is almost up and running.


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    great lateral thinking. Next time a host suspends me for something, I will email their $money$ department. Get them to do the legwork.

    With advertising, and payments to affiliates, it actually costs hosting companies quite a lot of money to *acquire* new customers, but once they have you, you are easy, regular money, so the money department is usually quite reluctant to lose new customers.

    A CPU spike is nothing to worry about. Constantly maxing out the server though, is another story.
     
  12. c0nan

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    Yesterday I spent most my time getting my VPS running.
    LAMP
    Wordpress
    PIWIK
    phpMyAdmins

    blah blah

    I also created one more autoblog.
    I did this with one of my existing domains that I had bought in a rush, but ....YET again
    in a totally saturated niche. cant hurt to use it, if I just make enough from it to pay for the domain renewal it will be worth it, otherwise I will let it expire.

    I build some backlink building as well yesterday...

    Ok so here is My standings:
    1,2,3,4,5,6 Autoblogs...
    Adsense:
    70 Impressions Total
    Estimated Earning for the Day: R0.00 ($0.00)
    Estimated Earnings Total: R37.25.00 ($5.0148185)

    Ok, So Tonight I will be focusing on Building Backlinks and Article Marketing...
     
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    How is the $10 VPS coming along? Have u added cpanel to that too? If not, how easy/difficult is the default openVZ? I mean adding and managing domains and scripts?
     
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    Hey Justin...

    The $10 VPS is doing great, NO I didn't add the Cpanel option, cause $5 per month extra
    just for something that you could do without...Never,

    I had some help getting things started with SSH - Thanks Jud, but since then thing are doing well
    I have tested my scripts on the VPS(The same script that got me suspended)
    and No hassles....

    Only problem I picked up was that twitter banned the scrips from my ip, so now I am
    busy updating the scripts to use proxys.

    I Had NOT tried openVZ yet...I didnt even know it was there to use...

    I had tried Webmin, but I found it a bit crappy, compared to cpanel, but
    I loaded:
    phpmyadmin 4 mysql
    piwik - web analytics

    If you have some unix knowledge, This is a great option

    Now for My Updates:
    It has been 4 days since I have updated:

    Results since Last Update:
    Ok so here is My standings:
    1,2,3,4,5,6 Autoblogs...
    Adsense last 4 days:

    Thursday, January 14, 2010 31 1 3.23% R156.20 R4.84
    Friday, January 15, 2010 26 0 0.00% R0.00 R0.00
    Saturday, January 16, 2010 27 0 0.00% R0.00 R0.00
    Sunday, January 17, 2010 22 0 0.00% R0.00 R0.00

    Totals 3,281 22 R42.14 (5.68982708 U.S. dollars)
     
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    So last night I went searching for a niche to do my next autoblog on
    and build some more backlinks to my existing autoblogs.

    Previous autoblog's twitter account got suspended due to suspicious activity...
    Thanks to Twitter Phoenix Desktop...
    Some advice...use a 2 sec time delay, between follows, or so I now learned.

    I have found a niche that I think can do well....

    Let me Know what you think, these are the stats

    all figures are +/-

    Niche Only Keyword: 1.5 mil searches / 4.8 mil search results / $2.17 avg CPC
    Niche Longtail 1: 15,000 / 80,000 / $4.37
    Niche Longtail 2: 15,000 / 46,000 / $1.70
    Niche Longtail 3: 15,000 / 63,000 / $2.23
    Niche Longtail 4: 10,000 / 34,000 / $2.94
    ...
    ...
    x 20 more longtails with the same ratios

    This should get me to $1 per day alone... if I can get into Page #1 SERP.

    How should I decide which longtail to use to register my new domain??

    So here is something else I learned yesterday...
    Wordpress has is own ping facility, just get the MEGA PING list here on BHW and Past it into all
    your blogs ping list boxes...

    Ok, so here is my stats for yesterday?
    Monday, January 18, 2010 18 2 11.11% R156.21 R2.81

    Totals 2,888 22 R43.69 (5.90915988 U.S. dollars)

    Cheers

    C
     
  16. c0nan

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    Update for Today.

    Did Not have to much time to work last night,
    I built my autoblog for the niche I explained yesterday.
    Just waiting for G00gle to index it..

    Current Standings:
    Tuesday, January 19, 2010 18 1 5.56% R50.35 R0.91

    Totals 3,338 25 R45.86 (6.1181826 U.S. dollars)

    Just Look at what the fluctuation in the currency pair can do...nice

    Cheers

    C
     
  17. c0nan

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    Thanks for all the Great Comments I have been receiving...Just Warm My Hart...:hmmmm2:

    Anyways, So yesterday I had My First $1 + day...
    :congrats:

    1. Build A couple more backlinks
    2. submitted some articles
    3. Added Lots of followers to my Twitter Pages

    Here is My Stats:
    Wednesday, January 20, 2010 85 3 3.53% R156.97 R13.34(1.77452682 U.S. dollars)
    Totals 3,404 28 R59.21(7.88416676 U.S. dollars)

    Still R640.79 to go before my ads3nse cheq

    cheers

    C
     
  18. c0nan

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    Went to bed early last night, so not much effort don...
    1. Add some backlinks
    2. Latest Blog was indexed.
    3. Added CPA to one of my Autoblogs

    Came up with a Traffic Strategy.
    Just going to test it first before posting it to BHW in its own thread.
    1. Create Your Auto Blog.
    2. Create a tw!tterfeed.c0m account
    Code:
    (it posts to twitter,identi.ca,ping.fm,hellotxt,facebook)
    (the best thing about it, it can link to as many accounts of each as you like)
    3. Link to the autoblog feed
    4. set up the feed to post to
    Code:
    (twitter,identi.ca,ping.fm,hellotxt,facebook)
    5. ping.fm posts to shitloads of social bookmarking sites, create an account with each)

    Here comes the big MOVE....

    Whenever you create a NEW autoblog, just add the feed to tw!tterfeed and create some more twitter accounts and randomly link them to the feeds.

    This might Not be targeted traffic, but it should be tons, and the backlinks should start flying to.

    I will give it a try in the next couple off days and post back here....

    Here is my Results for yesterday: (shitty day)
    Thursday, January 21, 2010 63 1 1.59% R17.78 R1.12
    Totals 3,494 29 R60.33 (8.00289516 U.S. dollars)

    Cheers

    C
     
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    hey i like your plan i will be keeping a carfull eye on it good luck
     
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    Crazy F#cken weekend...

    Ok, I managed to plant a veggie garden last week and this week end
    the plant have started popping up, BUT THEN...The freaking cat
    decided that the newly built litter-box is there for his toiletry needs...
    After some in depth eye to eye conversations, the cat assured me that
    it would NOT happen again...

    Now I had no time to build bogs or backlinks this weekend, so no new news to share.
    here is the results of the weekend:

    Friday, January 22, 2010 67 0 0.00% R0.00 R0.00
    Saturday, January 23, 2010 25 0 0.00% R0.00 R0.00
    Sunday, January 24, 2010 48 1 2.08% R4.29 R0.21

    Totals 3,607 30 R60.53(7.94752847 U.S. dollars)

    Cheers

    C