My challenge to build 100 Niche Adsense sites in 30 days is complete!  I successfully built all of the sites.

If you have been reading this blog, you will know that I have had some ups and some downs; however, overall I see it as a positive experience.

I am still seeing some earnings everyday, and I fully expect to make back my original investment and hopefully start making some profit in a few months.

As you read this post, I will actually be out of town for a couple of days in California.  I am taking a break from internet marketing for a couple of days without access to email, etc.  So, I won’t be able to respond to any of your comments, but feel free to leave some.

So, what have I learned?

I have really galvanized the power of long-tail keywords in my mind.  It is definitely possible to rank well in Google with almost nothing more than properly chosen keywords and domain names.  The problem that most people run into is getting greedy and choosing keywords that get tons of searches every month without REALLY looking at the competition.

Always choose the lower competition keywords.

I have also learned that its important to set big goals, because you will only stretch yourself if you have a big goal.  I actually didn’t even know if it was possible to build 100 sites in 30 days, but I set the goal anyway…and I have completed it successfully.

I have also learned not to be so open with my challenges, because Google may be watching!

I always figured if ehow.com (Demand Media) can produce thousands of niche articles a day, why can’t I do the same thing just on individual domain names.  However, apparently Google doesn’t care if I have a few quality articles on my site (as opposed to just one article on a topic at ehow); the site is viewed as “thin content”.  Oh well, live and learn…

So, in the future, I would recommend if your are going for the niche sites; try to add at least 5 to 10 original articles…more is always better.

Anyway, I hope you enjoyed the challenge!  Let me know your thoughts below!

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4 Responses to “Day 30: The Challenge is Over!”

  1. Finally Spencer, it’s over.

    I think I speak for the others when saying that you were not alone in your ups and downs during the last 30 days.

    Many keenly followed the challenged and silently anticipated the ending.

    Many things were learned and hopefully these will be avoided next time.

    Enjoy your well deserved rest and hopefully you can dd to this blod in the future.

  2. Whew. That was a bit of a bumpy ride. But I learned a lot as, I am sure, many others have. I’m still confused as to whether increased semi-common content might just be better than thin original content. I am testing this right now. I know that there has to be a balance between quality and quantity that produces happy search engines, happy Web searchers and most importantly, highest profit margins.

    Will this balance ever be decrypted? This is higher math than my beer soaked mind can comprehend. But we all live to learn and learn to live. It is people like Spencer, the ones that spill their guts, that help us do that more efficiently.

    Thanks once again for the insight, Spencer. And good luck with your future conquests.

  3. So…now that it’s been several weeks since some of your sites were de-indexed, did any of them come back?

    • Cathy, I have not seen any of my sites that were de-indexed come back. On the other hand, I have not seen any additional sites de-indexed either.