Autumn Is Near! (Updates)

By: John Elder posted in Adsense


Hello good people!

Hope you all had a good weekend. I pretty much just took it easy myself; mostly just sat around and read the whole weekend away. It’s really getting chili here in the windy city and it looks like summer is nearly over.

The Chicago air and water show was this weekend so I had jet fighters LOUDLY buzzing my 15th floor apartment windows all weekend. Talk about nerve wracking!

Today I want to talk about a few odds and ends relating to the site here, and some projects that I’m about to roll out over the next week or two.

  • Sites For Sale
  • Ebook and Membership Site Update
  • Shopzilla Update
  • Google Thin Site SERP update
  • My new Personal Blog

I haven’t posted much of anything here in a few days and that seems like a lot to cover, so let’s dive right into it!

Sites For Sale…

I’ve always gotten a lot of email asking me to build sites or sell some of my own sites but recently I’ve been getting a TON of email about it. So I’ve decided to open up a marketplace section where you can bid on sites of mine that I’ll be selling, and you can also bid to have personalized sites made.

In the past I’ve often sold sites on Flippa, but I realize that I should really offer them to you guys first if you’re interested.

I haven’t even begun to work on the marketplace yet, but it’s the next major project I’ll be taking on after I release my new thick site book and the new membership section of the site.

New Book And Membership Section…

The new thick adsense site is almost ready…I’m just doing a bit of last minute editing. Look for it within the next week or so.

And the new members only section of the site is nearly ready to roll out. I’ve got some really exciting things in store there, including a few new case studies that you’re not going to want to miss. Stay tuned.

Shopzilla Update

Finally, I want to give you a bit of a shopzilla earnings update because things are starting to move forward there (though still not very well). Here’s my shopzilla stats for the last week:

Date Impressions Redirects Estimated Earnings
Aug 19, 2012 6,392 12 $1.61
Aug 18, 2012 6,933 7 $1.05
Aug 17, 2012 6,041 4 $0.70
Aug 16, 2012 7,431 7 $0.86
Aug 15, 2012 8,198 3 $0.39
Aug 14, 2012 10,848 5 $0.33
Aug 13, 2012 10,231 2 $0.33
TOTAL 56,074 40 $5.27

So things are looking better at least because in the last few days the I’ve earned over a dollar each day, but the numbers are still appalling.

Once again, this is just reinforcing my earlier conclusion that shopzilla doesn’t seem to be a viable alternative to adsense or amazon affiliate ads. But, I’ll keep an eye on things, maybe it will get better.

Google Thin Site Reprieve?

It seems that most of my thin sites that have been dead in the Google SERPS are starting to revive and are getting steady traffic. The levels are nowhere near pre-penguin or pre-panda levels, but any movement is encouraging.

Of course, when these little boosts come out of nowhere, it usually means Google is about to drop the hammer with a new terrible algorithm update…so we’ll see.

And Finally…

Finally, I’ve been redesigning my personal website at JohnElder.org. I’m still adding to the portfolio part where I’m listing all my past projects and things, but if you’re interested in getting in touch with me that’s going to be a good place to start.

Keep on building!

John Elder
The Marketing Fool!

John Elder is an Entrepreneur, Web Developer, and Writer with over 21 years experience creating & running some of the most interesting websites on the Internet. Contact him here.



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