Thursday, June 15, 2006

Frequently Asked Questions

Today I want to open up this frequently asked questions page, so that I can answer any questions you may have regarding Blogger and Adsense income. I'm sure that for beginners to the world of online income, there are many questions they would like answered. (I know I did) I'm not a self professed guru of any sort, but I do know what I'm talking about when it comes to Blogger and Adsense revenue.

So if you have questions about a market you are not sure about, questions about Blogger as a niche blogging platform, questions about Adsense, or questions about online income in general, don't be shy. Use the comment link below to ask any questions you may have, and you will see a friendly and understanding response within 24 hours (usually sooner)

Have super day niche blogging!

-Kenny

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35 comments:

Steve said...

Hi,
Do you use blogger's servers to host all your blogs or do you have your own hosting for blogspot blogs?

-Steve

mdlpub said...

Hi Kenny,

Piggy-backing on Steve's question...

Do you use one single Blogger account for 600 blogs, or do you use multiple accounts?

Thanks,
~Mike

P.S. I'm really interested in your process. I've been at this for 7 years, and lately, all I've wanted to do is get "back to basics".

I was starting to wonder if it was even possible anymore, with all the "super scripts" out there, but you are showing me that it still is.

Thanks for that! :)

mdlpub said...
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mdlpub said...

(Edited, as after I read everything the third time, I saw that you answered one of my questions...)

As long as it's an open floor.... ;-)

You mentioned a schedule an sticking to it - can I ask what that schedule is? How many blogs do you create per day? Once you've created 6-10 pages of content for it and leave it, do you go back after a period of months to add new content?

Lastly, how do you come up with your topics? Like diabetic socks, was that just off the top of your head?

Do you ever worry about Google/Blogger wiping out your blogs? I know they have good, clean content, but I wonder if Google would see 600 blogs from one person as a strain on their resources at all.

So many questions - you'd think I was just starting out instead of being an experienced guy. But my problem has always been with setting up the process and procedure. If I can get that part down, I should be in good shape. ;-)

Thanks again!
~Mike

Steve said...
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Steve said...

Another quick question,
Do you own most of your domain names for blogger or just yourblogname.blogspot.com?
If so...that's alot of domains.

-Steve

Kenny said...

Hi guys,

All blogs are on Blogger accounts, but I use multiple accounts. Google has no problem with you running mulitple blogs, as long as you create quality content that you wrote (no copy/paste) and is helpful to the visitor. They want money too remember.

I create the blog with 6-10 posts and then let it go for 3 months. Then I add a new post every month. Easy. My schedule is 1 blog completed in 2 days. I only do 2 a week now. Used to do 4 a week. When I had writers I did 8 a week.

I get ideas for blog topics using Step 1 of the tutorial:
http://money-traffic.blogspot.com/2006/06/blogger-adsense-step-1.html

I use Digital Point. There is a link to them in step one. This step is critical so you know where the pockets of low competion are.

-Kenny

Good Q&A ;-)

Kenny said...

Almost forgot. All domains are on the blogspot servers.

-Kenny

Steve said...

Hi Kenny,
I've been using the minama theme so far.The header looks so bare and stark without a graghic picture.
What do you use mostly for your niche themes?
Is there a way to include a picture in one of blogspots themes like you can do with word press/kubrickheader?
Regards-Steve

Kenny said...

Steve,

Well I just use the plain min theme for most all blogs. It's clean and simple. I don't fuss with them. My only priority is content, and moving on to the next blog or post.

Becca said...

You said you run multiple blogger accounts. How many blogs can you run per account without getting in trouble with Google? The last thing I would want was to have them wipe my blogs after all the effort I had put into them.
Thanks!

Kenny said...

I do about 25 blogs per account.

mmorin said...

Do you only submit to MSN and Yahoo search engines? What other ways do you use to promote your blogs?

Kenny said...

I don't. By submitting your blog into Yahoo and MSN you are just speeding things up a little. The truth is you don't need to do anything. Google's (or Blogger's) update services inform all directories that your blog is there.

Voasi said...

Kenny -

What are some of the methods you use to get incoming links to these blogs?

Ping? Tag/Ping? Reciprocal linking? Linking from other blogs? Article submission? etc...

How many blogs are you running at this time in point?

I see that you have 2 adsense accounts. Is all the income from both accounts from your blogspot.com blogs? ...if not, what portion?

Kenny said...

When your blog is niched enough, you don't need linking. This goes for many static sites as well, but a blog has many advantages.

Regarding the Adsense pics. Those are courtesy of two different entities, and I can't speculate on percentages, because only one of them is mine. I can tell you this. The lion's share of mine is from Blogger traffic.

mmorin said...

what do you use to keep track of the traffic going to your blogs?

Kenny said...

Statcounter is what I use. It's free and tracks alot of the information.

-Kenny

Anonymous said...

Kenny how much do you earn per month with your 500 blogs? and do you do anything else besides blogging?

mmorin said...

What are your methods on finding a good niche, supply/demand from wordtracker/overture. Do you do it all manually in excel/spreadsheet program (find keywords, then look for the competition on google/yahoo/msn)? or do you have a quicker method? Thanks

Anonymous said...

how comes you dont mention anything about optmizing titles or on your diabetics.. you dont have individual post pages.. like i click on the titles and nothing happens.. it should go to its own post.. it doesnt.. so your telling me you create your blogs to be found for the 1 keyword phrase on your homepage.. and not the way 90% of bloggers do which is getting found for countless title keywords in their posts??

Anonymous said...

how comes you dont mention anything about optmizing titles or on your diabetics.. you dont have individual post pages.. like i click on the titles and nothing happens.. it should go to its own post.. it doesnt.. so your telling me you create your blogs to be found for the 1 keyword phrase on your homepage.. and not the way 90% of bloggers do which is getting found for countless title keywords in their posts??

Kenny said...

You can get hits on as many keywords as you want. Just add another post on another keyword. Diabteic Socks is simply an example of a niche blog. Studying that as pure gospel is not the idea. That niche blog will have the odd new post if I feel like it. It's example of where you want to be when you launch a niche blog.

As far as clicking titles goes, these are Blogger blogs and the default is set with no link in the title. Won't matter anyway because the spiders will find the pages anyway. Some of my niche blogs will get more posts AFTER they proof themselves. I generally start off with 5-7-10 posts per niche blog. IF they start receiving attention from the search engines, they will be attended too.

As far as optimizing titles, that will also be touched on in a future post. You will want to include the keyword you are going after in the post of course.

Basic SE.

Kenny said...

Mmorin,

I lay that out in step 1 of the free tutorial.

-Kenny

Anonymous said...

kenny do you work with wordpress at all???

second if you dont and you only use blogger.. do you ever buy a domain so instead of having like whatevre.blogspot you have www.domain.com??

jon said...

Recently i did a blog on thursday.. fresh new one on a product that is searched on in a market

by satarday it was on page 1 of google for 2 keyword terms and got 1 hit lol..

somewhat good you might say.. thats just over 48hrs to be in google.. it was ranked #6 in the 10 on the first page for

word reviews

word works

obviously im not telling the word lol

anyway im interested to see how this goes i will start another and go from there

dave said...

kenny have you heard of rsstoblog mass blog installer.. do you recommend it?

like it will setup like 30 blogs in seconds.. im not on about using there spammy rss to blog news posting but the setting up of blogs sounds like it might speed things up.. whats your thoughts?

steve said...

do you recommend setting up a static site of about 5 pages with a backend blog? instead of just a blog?

Varus said...

Kenny,

I was just wondering, do you do those 6-10 posts on a niche blog all at once, or do you spread it out over a week or so? I noticed your diabetic socks blog posts were on different days. Does it make a difference at all? Also, I've heard that you should ping your blogs at pingomatic.com. Does this help in any way, and should it be done after every blog? Thanks.

Best regards,
John

Varus said...

Hey again Kenny,

Is there any way to bring up older posts to the main page? Some of my best posts with great information and keywords were posted first and I want them on the main page. If not, do you purposely make your first posts not as "good" and save the best information for the last post? Or do you recommend making all your posts on word, and then sorting out the best ones to post last? Thanks a lot.

Best,
John

Kenny said...

I trickle in the posts over a week sometimes. I bang them all off sometimes. No difference.

My Diabetic sock example is already getting traffic and has made some bucks in the last week. It only has 2 articles last I looked.

As far as the recent post issue goes. I've never figured that one out, but it's on my to-do list.

-Kenny

Varus said...

Hey,

I just have one more question. How many searches would you say warrants a niche blog? Something like under 300,000 on MSN, and under 700,000 on yahoo? I know in the example you gave us in the tutorial the numbers were similar to above, but you said you "keep testing and testing until I find VERY low competition for a keyword". What would you say is your average search count per keyword, and how would you define very low? If you don't want to give out more specifics, I understand. I just want to make sure I'm not wasting hours and hours on keywords that have too much competition. Thanks again.

Best,
John

Anonymous said...

Regarding what varus said...keeping your best post on the main page(with blogger)...I would also like to find a way to do that instead of just adding to the same looong post.
Regards-Steve

Varus said...

Hi Kenny,

I was just wondering if you've heard of the site www.theblogsolution.com. It's an automated tool that makes you 1000's of blogs fast with high search engine rankings. I'm NOT tempted to use it, but I was wondering if software like this will flood the internet with blogs, making our job harder. Will blogs created by software like this be found and taken off by google? Thanks.

Best,
John

Varus said...

Hi Kenny,

Does it work if you have a sort of general purpose blog with multiple related niche keywords in a category such as business and finance? And you put one substantial post on the main page, so that the adsense ads are on target for each post (page)? Thanks.

John