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First $100 day!

Thanks for your wisdom... I've come a long way since last year...

     

uhwebs

5:15 am on Sep 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Today I made over $100 -- my first day at dollars in the 3-digits.

I've come a long way since this post I made last year after joining here... :)
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Thanks to everyone on this forum for sharing their tips and answering questions.

Content is king, don't be afraid to experiment, use the free knowledge on this forum, and don't violate the TOS. I think that about sums it up :)

guru5571

6:14 am on Sep 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Congrats uhwebs!

I agree that content is definitely king. It looks like you've made a lot of progress this year. In your post last year you asked a question. I wonder how you would answer the question you posed more than a year ago.

Someone said it's easier to get from $20/day to $50/day than from $8/day to $20/day. Has anyone experienced this? Is it true?

jema

7:22 am on Sep 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Congratulations, I think I made the same post in March or so. Next stage is getting to all the days being $100!

humblebeginnings

8:22 am on Sep 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Here's to you Uhwebs! Now go for the first $1000 day!

shogun_ro

11:31 am on Sep 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Congrats

And how do you achieve this?
Increasing site trafic or only the content quality?

Thaparian

11:53 am on Sep 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Please tell us about how you managed to get good traffic?

Google is killing me, sometime it shows only homepage in site: command
and sometimes only 10-15 pages out of 65.

Some tips related to getting backlinks and good organic traffic .

I get around 20 visitors per day and around 80 page views from search engines.
On average one visitors views 4 pages.
Is my my site sticky enough?

Whats the minimum possible time so that i get 500 visitors per day.

I aplologised for asking any dumb question, if i did.

Tearabite

3:25 pm on Sep 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Congratulations!

I remember when i made my "first $100 day!" post a few months ago - since then i've had many $100+ days (the record at $150) - but i usually average about $60-$80/day :-( .. my site has been online since January, and i'm now at a steady 6,000+ uniques per day (plus a few 40,000+ days thanks to digg.com - but i took down ads on those days) ..
Work on your site every day (or, often), add content, get backlinks, and read all you can here at WebMasterWorld and soon you can quit your day job! (that's what i'm working toward)

jeepers

3:37 pm on Sep 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Good going!

Thanks for sharing. Gives all of us little fish HOPE.

benevolent001

3:51 pm on Sep 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

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cheers :)congrats

ken_b

5:00 pm on Sep 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Congratulations uhwebs!

Nice to see folks reach their goals. What's next?

Lovejoy

5:27 pm on Sep 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

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congrats uhweb, I'm still trying to crack $3.00/per day ;~)

uhwebs

8:55 pm on Sep 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

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$1,000/day? is that possible? If so, why have a job, go to school, or do anything but Adsense? :)

To answer the question I posed last year.... I think it is easier to make more once you "get the ball rolling"... your visitors bring in more visitors, hopefully, and return to your website.

But besides just increasing traffic, I added a lot more quality articles and updated the site more often. Instead of just once a month, I started updating it weekly. I keep mailing lists and notify people of new changes.

Some people said it was easier to make more as you go along because you get more experience... that's true. When I first started out, I just slapped the code on and forgot about it. Now I monitor my earnings and make changes if needed.

I did a lot of playing with the placement and design. According to Google analytics, 27% of my traffic is return visitors.... I noticed that just about every time I made a change, my earnings would go up for a few days. I'm guessing that return visitors get ad blindness and start to notice the ads wehn I move them around.

But to increase my earnings significantly again, I know I'll need more traffic. So that's what I'm working on now :)
Looks like today's gonna be another $100 one with the earnings so far!

vite_rts

9:34 pm on Sep 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Hi uhwebs

Bravo on your $100 day

can you say how many unique visitors per day you get

An if you're willing, would you mindtelling how many you get from google organic search

cheers

uhwebs

11:27 pm on Sep 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Between 2-5 k unique visits roughly

All traffic is organic, I haven't yet tried advertising... I'd rather make money for clicks, not spend it :)

vite_rts

12:01 am on Sep 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

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2000 uniques per day, well I am truely impressed,

you built this traffic over 1 year?

can I ask, do you have a figure for the highest number of visits per day associated with a single keyword combo

say

blue widgets gets you 400 uniques/day from google

my figures don't mean much, my best keyword combo yields like 5 uniques per day,

uhwebs

12:33 am on Sep 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Not over a year....:)

I actually started this site several years ago, as a small hobby site.... It wasn't until last year that I put Adsense on it and got serious about webmastering (is that a word?) :)

It also wasn't until last year that I started getting over 1,000 visits/day. Guess updating your site helps with your traffic, lol... and all the new content, links, and stuff I've added have helped too.

danimal

4:21 pm on Sep 11, 2006 (gmt 0)



nice numbers uhwebs!

i'm guessing that you get most of your traffic from google searches? bank some of your earnings, in case your site takes a dive in the search rankings.

coultog

6:39 pm on Sep 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I find posts like this amazing!

I get about a hundred visitors a day and in six months have made $3 lol.

I'm going to take into account a recurring theme, I'm going to read through a lot of the posts and see if I can pick up an gems of wisdom.

Hobbs

6:45 pm on Sep 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

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>about a hundred visitors a day

If I were you get out of this forum and do my readings here first:

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coultog

6:49 pm on Sep 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Great links, thanks!

That was my first post in the forum, so very new!

uhwebs

4:31 am on Sep 12, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I always loved reading the "i reached my goal" posts when I first joined, and still do... it lets me know what's possible and work hard to acheive it.
Part of it, for me at least, was knowing it was possible to make a good income. When I first read that people were making $20, 50, 100 a day I was like "WOW! what's wrong with me and my $2/days?"

I started checking the forums periodically, reading old posts... it all helps :)

annej

5:55 am on Sep 12, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I had some nice improvement when I improved ad placement then it got where I was spending way too much time trying to fine tune ad placement.

Now it's got to be from traffic. I've been writing about one article a month, maybe I need to go for the weekly updates.

I sometimes wonder if I need to branch out to a related field. I have articles on most of the highly searched for topics in my niche already.

theRealairness

6:28 am on Sep 12, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Once I get my first $100 day, I want to do another website. Is it better to start a new account or create a new channel?

Hobbs

6:38 am on Sep 12, 2006 (gmt 0)

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new account is not allowed, new channel is the way to go.

Car_Guy

10:17 pm on Sep 12, 2006 (gmt 0)

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It's good to see people doing well (especialy given all the complaining).

This past Sunday, my daily AdSense earnings went over $80 for the first time, and the following day was almost that good.

This is great!

theRealairness

10:43 pm on Sep 12, 2006 (gmt 0)

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The problem with new channels is that advertiser's see the same text on "Advertise on this site". If you have many website with different theme, it could be misleading.

seanpecor

1:59 am on Sep 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Well, I've been doing this internet development thing since 1996, but stopped consulting four years ago to focus on my own business-to-business sites. When I converted in 2002, b2b revenue creeped up slowly at first, but it has been snowballing ever since. Until this Spring I never really considered AdSense. However, I went to the Boston Pubcon earlier this year, and the experience forced me to think out of my box. After integrating and fine tuning, AdSense is now generating a few dollars short of $10,000 a month in revenue. So, er, so you might say the Boston PubCon trip paid for itself many times over.

Sean

uhwebs

3:56 am on Sep 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Once I get my first $100 day, I want to do another website. Is it better to start a new account or create a new channel?

Why start another site when you can grow your already-successful site?

I am very knowledgeable, as well as interested, in my niche... I just don't see myself going through the trouble of creating another site that makes $50 or $100/day, writing quality articles, popularizing it, etc.... when I can build up my current site to make the same amount.

incrediBILL

6:05 am on Sep 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Why start another site when you can grow your already-successful site?Why start another site when you can grow your already-successful site?

It's called diversification.

If your successful site suddenly vaporizes in the SERPs because of an algorithm change deployed over night you'll still be very knowledgeable in your niche but nobody will know because they can't find you.

It's called hedging your bets as no serious gambler would ever bet on just ONE number and not expect to lose in the long run.

[edited by: incrediBILL at 6:05 am (utc) on Sep. 13, 2006]

vivalasvegas

7:19 am on Sep 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for your post Uhwebs, I badly needed to read a successful story.
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