I had to single this forum post out because it’s from a young guy in Brisbane, my hometown, making good income online by creating content sites and driving huge amounts of organic traffic using sound SEO techniques. It should serve as motivation for all you budding AdSense earners.
His name is Chris and over the last 12 months he has taken his network of sites from $10 per week in AdSense income up to $120 per day. That’s fantastic growth.
You can read his story and the question and answer session that ensues in the following post on Digital Point forums:
I especially like the following quotes:
How did I get serious? I took a bit of a risk, bought a few books about AdSense, SEO and general website development and dropped down to part time uni and started dedicating more time to my websites. I started writing articles that were on topics that people wanted to know about and topics that people were searching for, and I placed these articles into a highly optimized template that was just designed for these articles, then I went about building a few backlinks for these articles to help with the SEO. Iâ€™d have periods of maybe a week where everyday I would sit down and write an article two, often three or four, and Iâ€™d just keep writing, sharing my knowledge, sharing my expertise.
And this part relaying the basic SEO techniques he implemented:
Why did the search engines love them? Because they were original and unique, and because they were getting backlinks and they were on my established sites which I believe have a fair amount of â€œTrustRankâ€ because at this point my sites were well over 2 years old and had thousands of backlinks, because I had slowly but surely developed them over the previous two years. Plus the articles were all on niche topics that there wasnâ€™t that much competition for, and I had employed very basic, but very solid SEO techniques. Things like:
- Giving each article an individual highly relevant page title.
- Using meta descriptions and keywords, but not abusing them.
- Using H1 and H2 tags.
- Using good keyword density and specific phrase targeting.
- Using good quality, unique, original and focused content.
- Building some well anchored backlinks.
- With a good navigational system between articles.
- Using an aged domain with good TrustRank.
These techniques are nothing special, and are the basics of SEO and when they are applied to individual articles and based around a well optimized AdSense template is the formula for high earnings and success with AdSense.
Set aside ten minutes and go read the full article now.
A big shout out to Chris too, who I have since made contact with and will hopefully meet in person when I return to Australia later this year.
Story originally found via Art of Money