Elephants and Updates

By: John Elder posted in Niche Adsense Sites

Hello good people!

Wow, it’s been a while since I last wrote to you! Sorry for the blackout, uh – again! I’ve been up to all kinds of things in the last month or so. Even took a vacation..

Unfortunately I haven’t made much progress on the new project I discussed last time. I’ve been winding down my old thin site empire. Just last week a group of 100 of my domain names (actually the very first batch of 100 that I wrote about here) came up for renewal.

So I spent several days really analyzing them to determine if they should be renewed.

After much deliberation, stats checking, etc etc I let them all expire. Actually there were about 10 that showed a bit of potential, so I bundled them up and sold them on flippa. I didn’t get much money for them.

I also sold one of my smaller (150 page ish) authority sites. I got a little less than $2,000 for it. The bidding was fairly strong, and I ended up selling it early at the bid price (buy it now). I got pretty much what I expected for the site.

In the mean time I’ve also been working on some other projects and doing some tests to try to find out what’s working when it comes to adsense sites in the current environment.

I actually launched over 500 thin adsense sites of different makeups over the last week…

Haven’t really discovered any breakthroughs yet. It’s way too soon to get any data from any of them, they’re only just starting to get indexed at Google. I know I said I was quitting Google, but I still can’t keep myself from testing things!

The New Project

I’ve been going back and forth about how to structure the new project. So much so that I’ve been in paralysis. It’s one of the main reasons why I haven’t posted here in so long.

So instead of continuing to think things over, I’ve decided to just jump right in and start building something.

I’m going to take an old domain that I have and turn it into a sort of search engine / price comparison site. I’m just winging it…

But I’ll walk you through everything I do in great detail, hopefully starting tomorrow.

What’s first?

The first thing I’m going to talk about is some concepts in php that we’ll need to understand if you want to build something similar. I’ll get into it tomorrow.

The site will start off slow, and we’ll slowly build sophistication into it as we go along. It should be a fun ride.

See you tomorrow, and…

Keep on Building!

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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