Friday, November 27, 2009

My Sites Are Ranked #1 AND #2!

Right on the heels of me finding out that my using using my higher-paying keywords list more often on my sites has resulted in getting a higher ecpm number, I know found out that both of my Adsense Consulting blogs are ranked #1 AND #2 respectively!

Woo Hoo!

Getting both the top rankings out of over a million sites was no easy feat!

As a search engine optimization consultant (SEO for short) it is very important that I practice what I preach. Getting a high search engine ranking is not easy for most people. There have been some who have managed to get very high search engine rankings with little or no effort but the majority of us have to work at it!

Below are my current search engine results for Monday, November 30, 2009:

You can also check my search engine rankings periodically by clicking here.

As a SEO Consultant, I have to tell you that maintaing a high ranking in the search engines is also a very hard thing to do! You have to remember that there are constantly new sites coming online everyday and they will also be fighting to get into the search engines and that will mean even more competition for your own website or blog as far as getting high search engine rankings go!

Of course the higher your site ranks in the search engines the more likely you'll get more visitors to your site and if you have Adsense on your site then that means the more likely clicks you will get and the more money you will earn with the Adsense program!

There is so much competition to get high search engine rankings. Not only do businesses want them so do individuals who have their own websites or blogs! Of course you want your site(s) to be popular. The more visitors you get to your site the higher your traffic numbers and you could charge even more money to direct advertisers to advertise on your site(s). Of course there are some people that just want to have more visitors to their site and aren't really concerned with the monetary aspect of it. And there is nothing wrong with that either.

Of course this need for high search engine rankings has produced a few "bad apples" as well! There are ways that one can get high search engine rankings that are really not legitimate (they work but they aren't legitimate) and you risk the possibility of your site being banned by some of the search engines. But some of these tactics do work which really makes it harder for those with legitimate sites to get high search engine rankings. I have seen many postings online from people who have legitimate sites but they complain that their sites have a low ranking in the search engines and those sites that rank higher than theirs really have nothing to do with the search terms being used but yet and still they still rank more higher than the more legitimate sites.

So far in my opinion the only way is to "fight fire with fire here! Unfortunately that means that you're going to have to work at it.

If you want your site to get higher search engine rankings you are going to have to follow the advice that I give in my SEO Consultant blog and that is to do a search using the keywords that you want your site to be associated with. Look at the results of your search engine rankings. If you don't like where your site is ranking then you should take a look at those sites that are appearing higher in the rankings than your own site is. They are your competition for higher rankings. And if you want your site to be ranked higher than theirs then you are going to have to "OUT RANK them! Mostly this will involve working with the content that is already on your site but it also means that you will have to use other (legitimate) tactics as well!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Some Of My Results Using My High-Paying Keywords List!

The above picture shows the results that I have been getting using my high-paying keyword list! As you can see the results are pretty good! The majority of my ecpm numbers are $100 or above!

This means that the higher my cpm is the more money that I will earn per click!

Some of the more higher-paying keywords that I have been using can be incorporated into one's site if they know how to do it right! You can make a blog post and use high-paying keywords while still staying within the topic matter of your website or blog.

Of course another idea is that you could create a blog or website using one (or more) of the higher-paying keywords to earn even more money with the Adsense program. There have been a lot of people using this method to earn more money with the Adsense program.

As a side note I also noticed that my click-thru rate is getting much better! There is even one site of mine that got a click-thru rate of over 90%! I have had click-thru rates of 100% and even over 100%! This doesn't happen all the time but and I really think that it has to do with the subject matter of the site. The more interested that people are in the content of your website or blog the more likely they are to click on the ads that appear on your website or blog!

That's probably why the higher-paying keywords pay so much to advertise!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

My PIP Has Arrived!

Time to do a happy dance!

So my "payment in progress" has arrived for the month of November 2009!

There's a rumor going around that Adsense wanted to get the "PIP" 's into peoples' accounts so that they could have money to spend by Black Friday!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

There Has Been A Payment In Progress Sighting!

I can't believe it!

There has been a "payment in progress" posting by actually 2 people who have posted that they had gotten their "PIP" line yesterday - Friday! I was really shocked to see this because the "payment in progress" lines usually don't show this early in the month. However this does look to be one of those "short" months with the week of the month having only 2 days!

So one person that posted didn't post their location so I don't know if they live inside or outside the United States.

The other person that posted lives in the US Midwest - however I don't know if they get their Adsense payment by check or by bank transfer.

So be on the lookout on Monday to see if your "payment in progress" line is showing in your Adsense account!

Friday, November 20, 2009

The Payment In Progress Process Has Begun!

How do I know this? Because when I checked into my Adsense account today that familiar message box was showing:

This means that at least the "payment in progress" (PIP) process has begun for this month of November 2009.

Now I did some comparisons with months that had a similar date format to this month and it seems that the "PIP" showed up a lttle bit more early than the 25th of the month. Unfortunately though just because it has done that in the past doesn't mean that it will automatically happen again this month - so I'm just crossing my fingers and hoping for the best!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

A Pleasant (And Profitable) Surprise!

I have been doing some experimenting with my high-paying keywords list and went to check my Adsense numbers today and got a very pleasant surprise!

Usually at around this time of the month I am trying to get at least to the half-way point - meaning earning at least $50 - so that I still have the rest of the month to earn the minimum $100 needed in order to get an Adsense payment the next month!

Well like I said I am doing some experimenting with my own high-paying keyword list just to keep myself updated on what the highest-paying keywords are. I have used some of these high-paying keywords on both my and my clients' blogs just to see if it was possible to earn even more than the average for this time of the month!

I checked my own numbers and I am definitely past the half way mark! In fact I have earned over the minimum amount needed to get an Adsense payment for next month - and I still have the rest of the month to go!

Well you know what this means don't you? I'm off to put more higher-paying keywords in my blog posts! Maybe I could even double my current earnings before the month is out and use that money for more Christmas presents!