Archive for November, 2011

5 Simple Adsense Layout Examples for Increasing Click Through Rates

I often get asked to share what the best WordPress themes for creating a niche site that gets great adsense click through rates (CTRs).  I usually try to explain that Click through rate (CTR) is less about the theme typically and more about the Google Adsense Placement (or other monetization ads) and less about the [...]

How to Create a Static Homepage with WordPress

When it comes to WordPress, you can pretty much set up your site any way you want.  The default setting is similar to the way most blogs; including mine, are set up with the latest blog posts showing up on the home page.  But this doesn’t have to be the way you run niche sites [...]

iPhone App Project – Video Update #2

I made a quick video today in order to report my progress with my iPhone app project.  I discuss getting bids on Elance and other details as I decide whether or not to move forward with my current iPhone app idea.  I would love to hear your thoughts. Thanks! Update 5/28/2012: I decided to build [...]

Yahoo Site Explorer Alternatives: Where to Check Backlinks

As most of you are probably aware by now, Yahoo Site Explorer officially shut down on November 21st, 2011.  To many, including myself, this is a sad moment in internet marketing history!  I have relied on Yahoo to check how many links my competitors had and how many links my own sites had ever since [...]

6 Essential WordPress Plugins for Niche Sites

After creating hundreds of niche sites with WordPress, I have tried and tested lots of different plugins.  Some of the these plugins are a lifesaver!  There is no way I could get my sites to perform the way I wanted them to without these very useful free plugins that I am going to discuss.  However, [...]

iPhone App Update – Video #1

For those of you who have been following this blog since the beginning, you will know that I originally set up this blog to try different “niche pursuits”.  These pursuits were in reality meant to be small business ideas that I could try out to diversify my income away from just search engines (I view [...]

The Ultimate Link Building Guide for Niche Websites

The most common question I got by far on my income report on my 90 day old sites was how I do my link building for these sites.  Today I am going to reveal exactly how I linked to these sites for the first 90 days.  However, first I want to give you some of [...]

Income Report for 90-day Old Sites

A common question that I get from readers is how quickly can they expect new niche sites to start making money.  My answer is that is can be as quick as 2 weeks or it can take as long as 90 days.  However, my rule of thumb is that usually by 90 days you can [...]

One Specific Method to Diversify Your Niche Site Revenue Instantly

This is a guest post by Sunil at  Before I turn it over to Sunil I wanted to add my input and say that I think this is a great strategy for certain types of niche sites.  I currently am monetizing one of my niche sites using the method he describes below in addition [...]

FREE Niche Site Video Training + Long Tail Pro!

Since I started this blog, and began sharing some of my successes from building niche websites, I have been constantly asked if I offer any sort of coaching or training program.  The answer has always been no.  Well, not anymore! For those who purchase Long Tail Pro, I am now offering an in depth video [...]

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