I’ve got to admit that I’m slightly frustrated. Ever since the Google penalty was removed from my niche website, I was happy to see it go from as low as Number 40 and stabilized between No. 16 and 20. But then over April it hasn’t really moved too much beyond that …
Obviously the goal with building these money earning sites is to make some money! With Google Adsense as my major monetization stream for this site (for now), I’m not going to receive nearly as much action on the bottom of SERP 2 as I would if I were at the No. 1 spot. That’s why cracking the Top 10 spots by getting to the first page of Google and eventually the number 1 spot is absolutely imperative if I want to see any amount of significant income.
And so that leads me back to the question of “what to do”. While that may seem pretty straight-forward, I’ve had some experiences that have left me a little puzzled. Here’s what’s been happening:
When last we left, the latest of my money earning sites seemed to be lost in the desolate wastelands of ~ No. 300 in the Google search results. No one was ever going to find my website, and it was surely never going to make any money! Obviously I did something wrong, and Google wanted me to know. Thankfully, I was able to get a clue as to what my sin was and what I should do to correct it.
Here’s what I did to get my niche site back on track. If you’d like to read previous chapters, follow the links at the bottom of this post.
It’s been only 3 months now since I really started to crank things into high gear and focus on developing my niche website: iravs401central.com. For anyone who wants some background, you can read about my development in Part 1 and Part 2. My goal is to figure out what works and create a portfolio of money earning sites that will contribute to my passive income initiative.
If you’ve been following along (and I appreciate the interest), here is an update on how things are going:
Thank you for being patient with me and returning this week to see the unveiling of my niche site. If you’re just now joining me, then you should know that last week I talked about how I was finally going to get to work on the next of my extra income ideas, and that idea was to create a niche website (a smaller and more concentrated website that is built around a very specific keyword).
If you follow the blog carnivals, then chances are you may have come across it already. But in case you haven’t, without any further ado, here is a snapshot of my niche site project: Read more
With P2P investing off the table as one of my extra income ideas, I got right back on the horse and turned my attention towards a new type of side project: Building a niche website.
For those of you who are not familiar with what a niche site is, it’s generally a smaller type of website that focuses on a very specific topic. If its full of good content, then they can be of great value to readers who are interested in that subject. Chances are that you’ve probably typed a very detailed search term into Google and one of the first results that you’ve clicked on was a niche site that someone created.