Archive for January, 2012

How to Avoid Smart Pricing on Google Adsense

Today I wanted to cover a subject that I have not discussed at all in the past: Smart Pricing for Google Adsense.  So, what is “smart pricing”?  Essentially, you know when this has occurred if the amount you are paid per click is suddenly and drastically reduced in your Google Adsense account.  So, if you [...]

Too Many Ads Above the Fold? Time to Change…

A few days ago the “Distinguished Engineer” Matt Cutts wrote about Google’s new page layout algorithm improvement on the Official Google Webmaster Blog.  In a nutshell, if you are overloading ads above the fold on your niche websites, you could be in trouble.  But don’t worry – you can change your ad layout and be [...]

How Much Content Should You Be Using on Your Niche Sites?

Have you ever wondered how much content you should have on your website?  Have you ever questioned whether you had too little or too much content on your niche site?  If you have ever had any of these questioning thoughts, then this post is for you! A “niche site” is a difficult thing to define.  [...]

Beating Google – How I Fought for My Websites (and Won)

Today’s post is a guest post by Bryan over at I find Bryan’s experience with the Google reconsideration team to be quite fascinating and so I wanted to share it with you.  One of the most motivating points that I take from this story is that Google manually reviewed his Niche Sites that are [...]

2011 Year in Review – Video!

Today, I wanted to do something a little bit different.  Over the past couple of weeks, I have been thinking about some of the major accomplishments that I have made in 2011.  When I look back, it really has been a STELLAR year!  After all, I began 2011 working for someone else, did not [...]

Monthly Authority Site Income Report – December 2011

Happy New Year everyone!  I had a wonderful Holiday season celebrating Christmas and New Years with my family.  As I mentioned in my last post, I made a 1300 mile trek to Arizona (where I grew up) to be with parents, brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.  I enjoyed my time away thoroughly, but [...]