Google Adsense Income-Here’s How You Can Achieve 70 Pct Increase Too
If you’re a regular visitor to my blog, you would have been updated regularly on the progress of my niche blogging since I launched my very first niche site. It’s a new and perhaps a long journey as I embarked some 14 months ago and it is interesting to note that the passion and excitement are all still there to keep me going further.
Well this post sort of marks my achievement of the second goal I had set for myself (the first being to surpass the $100 adsense per month needed to get the monthly check from Google). The second goal I had set for myself was achieving a daily adsense income of $10 per day. Not something to shout about for most adsense gurus I know, but for me it has taken a whole 14 months to ‘break the duck’. So I’m experiencing a mixed feeling of relief, ‘wow’, ‘almost lost belief in myself’ all rolled into one. Last month (Oct) my adsense income was close to $450 which averages out to about $15 per day.
Adsense Income Statistics Never Lie
You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to tell that Oct appears like the month that something fantastic must have happened since it registered a 70 percent increase from Sep and all the previous months never once crossed $300 before. So what happened and what broke the duck.
There is nothing secret but….
I focused on just 3 websites that were making the most money and plan out just one key strategy that I learned from Lisa Parmley. From what I learned from Lisa, she started making real money on adsense when she decided she just could not focus effectively on more than 20 sites and she made a conscious decision then to select randomly just 3 sites to promote and rank well in the search engines. And like they say, the rest was history.
I sort of just borrowed her idea but instead of selecting any 3 sites, I identified 3 of my best sites that fall under the 80:20 rule. 20 percent of my total sites that contributed to 80 percent of my total adsense earnings. Then I started work. I took much effort to build these sites to at least 10 pages per site, with each site targeting a couple of good keywords. Now what makes my method different from Lisa’s is that while she started outsourcing (and spending thousands of money) to promote her new pages and doing much link building to get them highly ranked, I realize I just could not do this, not yet anyway.
Well I settled for the next best thing to do – I still created these 10 pages for the 3 sites with each page highly optimized but the massive link building will just have to wait. My additional web pages included a good combination of very highly competitive keywords with high paying keywords and low competitive keywords with average paying keywords. My main objective of having these additional pages is to give my visitors more information when they arrived at the site and I didn’t focus on ranking highly on the search engine – not yet then. That would be my next phase. Ultimately this approach helped to increase the quantity of clicks on the 3 targeted niche sites because many visitors checked out my new pages too.
The lesson you can take away here is that some of these keywords I had optimized for helped to get better adsense returns because of higher cost per click I had selected from spyfu.com. This works well only because most of my 21 sites are ranking well and there is already traffic coming to these sites. You need enough traffic arriving at your home page to attract these visitors to the 10 additional pages. You can say that as of now, traffic is being channeled to these pages from the search engines but relying much on the keyword phrases of the homepage and not the 10 other pages.
Static HTML site or WP-Blogs Better?
About half of my sites are static html sites using the X-factor theme and I created them using my x-sitepro2 and the rest are created using WordPress blogs. I have to say each type has its own advantage. HTML sites look more professional and you can easily grow them to become authority sites, if you wish. WordPress blogs however are much easier to maintain because of the many free plugins that make them almost run on auto-pilot.
If there is one disadvantage I found in using blogs for my niche sites is that because it runs on auto-pilot, I tend to lose a little focus in terms of the linking work or optimizing new pages for more new keyword phrases. Yes the seeds of complacency sowing.
So who wins- static sites or blogs? Well the 3 most profitable sites are all static html sites so I’m sure you can draw your own conclusion.
One Page site or Many Pages site better?
Risky - Even if you have the best content with topic relevancy, just how much can you convince Google that your page is not a MFA(made for adsense) and from the grapevine, the big G seems to have untold mandate to ‘track and detroy MFA’ sites. Yeah and don’t forget Google outsources such work to humans, possibly out in India or the Philippines (nothing personal against them) to do this job so ‘mistakes’ can and will happen sometimes. You really don’t want to be at the wrong place at the right time do you?
User Experience - I don’t think any user searching for some specific information will find everything he needs on a one page website. This is because your ads may not be totally relevant (depends on how many advertisers for the keyword phrase too) sometimes due to your own doing – if your article is not keyword-optimized. Secondly if your niche is relatively big, your one page article lacks the information or solution that he is searching for.
Niche Websites-Create 100 sites or 3 sites with 100 pages better?
Well if you read Lisa’s Truth Files, she is one living example of someone who made $10,000 in a month from just 3 high powered, highly ranked websites with 100’s of pages. That certainly quashed my belief for some time that you need to create more websites if you want to make more money in adsense. It’s an eye-opener for me.
My Next Step
I’ve just completed my initial stage where I’ve driven traffic mostly to my homepage for each of my niche sites. My next phase is to focus on the next 5 keyword phrases found in the sub-pages for my top 3 money making websites; get them ranked on Google’s Page 1. When this is achieved it means that traffic to these pages will come from 2 sources, the first from the homepage and the second from search engines due to their page one ranking.