I am not really seeing any benefits from doing daily posts so I think I will be going back to just updating this site every few days. I feel I can use my time better elsewhere. I thought maybe by doing the daily posts I could increase readership and get more people to participate in commenting. It didn't really work out and I guess I wasn't really trying to bring in new people. This site really does not make me any money. No one clicks on adsense except once in a blue moon. I rarely get any affiliate sales from the products that I recommend. I just think it is a tough crowd to crack and it was never my goal to begin with. I just wanted to share my experiences, successes and failures with everyone and have a central place for me to gather my thoughts on what I am doing.
This year has been a roller coaster ride for me... taking me to my highest earning months and back down to some of my lowest where I am at now. It was like I finally got it and that is when Google decided to pull the rug out from under those people. So now I am trying to learn what I need to change and what needs to be done to get back to where I was.
I am really just rambling on here as this was not thought out before hand at all.
Tonight I am going back to the basics and focusing on what I know. I took my one site that I have that is ranking #1 in google and I dissected it. It is a very small niche where I sell a physical product. Here is a little info on it that I think is important to know:
allintitle:keyword - no quotes - 515 results
google results on broad keyword search - 10,600 results
Adwords Keyword Tool - Exact - Global/Local - 720/590
Backlinks showing to site in YSE - 40
So as you can see it really was not hard to crack this one. I get around 30 visitors per day and that generally provides me with around 5 sales per day. This is a pretty targeted keyword with high demand and low supply of products.
Now after looking over this I decided that I could take the same approach but instead of a physical product I can do my EPN/adsense thing. I am going to search for keywords that have similar results as above. If I do this I see no reason why I should not be able to rank #1 again. I will check page 1 results before making that decision though. As I have learned that you should thoroughly look at the top 10 as those sites are your main competitors.
My plan is to start fresh and start small. After a few smaller victories I might try and scale things up a bit with a slightly more difficult keyword. But for now I need to take a step back and set some smaller goals. I have not had much success lately and feel that this is what I need to do at the moment.
I feel that I have all the bits and pieces of success in front of me but I just can't manage to put the pieces together. I have a great arsenal of tools but I find myself not having the time to use them enough. I have a million ideas floating around in my head but I often times start them and then move on to the next thing leaving many unfinished things on the table. I think what it might come down to is that I have to pick one thing to focus on and just drive that until it is either successful or I am 100% sure it is a dud and I need to throw it out. I am probably moving on to new stuff to quickly at the moment and not giving a lot of stuff a fair shake.
So maybe what I have just inadvertently done here is wrote out a rough draft of what my New Years resolution should be when it comes to my affiliate marketing efforts.
Well that is enough rambling I need to go on over to the warriors forum and see if I can find a good WSO to retire on