Niche Site Challenge Update #2

Well 3 weeks into our challenge and I have officially launched 12 sites, 4 of them just this week. I plan on doing 3 more and I will be done. I have other projects that need my attention.

Currently some of my sites are starting to rank very well, in Google and Bing. Some are even on the front page.

So what have done so far?

Looked for offers through ShareASale merchants that have datafeeds
Bought exact match domains using and Google’s Keyword Tool
Installed WordPress using Thesis Theme and CSVPiG
Installed Google XML Sitemap plugin (and other plugins)
Submitted sites and sitemaps to Google and Bing Webmaster Tools

So far I have made $2.83 with Google Adsense and currently $0 in total commissions. I think that might currently put me in 2nd place.

Hopefully I will have some good news in time for the next update.

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  • David Culpepper February 24, 2011, 2:58 pm

    Hi James. I'm sure many people will find the challenge interesting to watch from the sidelines. I know I will be keeping an eye on the results. Be sure to let me know if there is anything we can do to help.

  • Dirty Marketer March 1, 2011, 2:40 pm

    Very interesting challenge, James! 12 sites in 3 weeks, such a strong execution. My plan of 200 autoblogs just deadlocked on Google's new changes…
    My recent post Cheap websites- Your Site for Only 2 Drinks !

  • Silver Investor March 11, 2011, 8:23 pm

    So, adsense counts?
    My recent post Silver Spot Price Forecast March ’11

    • jamesseligman March 16, 2011, 9:49 am

      Yes Adsense counts!