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I started building a technology related site on late October of 2005 with adsense in mind. I had no prior experience in SEO and building a good informational website but due to hype and potential in this business I gave it a try.
First thing I did was to read as much as possible on subjects such as SEO and building a good informative website. I cam across webmasterworld forum and I began to research for 2 weeks straight, reading everything I could on above subjects (Even going through past topics) and made numerous observation on the current trend.
After I had good grasp of what needed to be done to build a successful site, I began submitting my site to major search engines and focused on building content for another 3 weeks(Burned many candles). Moreover, I had yet to use adsense because I wanted to put heavy emphasis on fresh content first.
In December is when I launched aggressive link development(relevant sites) and other SEO campaigns on my site. Furthermore, I began to place adsense on some of the hot spots google and forum users suggested. Google embraced my fresh content and few backlinks: Within 2 weeks, my most important keyword placed my site on the 7th page. Following week I was bumped up to 3 and now I am ranked 11th and in the verge of being placed on the 1st page.
As far as google adsense goes, my average was $2 at the end of December. In January so far, my average is at $7 a day which is a huge improvement over December.
So far my experience has been very enlightning and exhausting. It requires tons of research, discipline, and patience. Boy was I wrong when I first started this venture thinking it was easy.
Again, thank you all for valuable advice and experience.