The eleventh podcast episode is now live on iTunes. In this podcast episode I speak with Spencer Haws from NichePursuits.com about how he built and manages a portfolio of over 200 websites.
Spencer earns thousands of dollars from Adsense with his niche websites and I’m sure you’ll learn a lot of great advice from him during this podcast.
After a few month’s hiatus the podcast is now back (I’ll explain the hiatus in a future blog post.)
Update: Shortly after publishing this podcast Spencer got banned from Adsense! I’ll be addressing this in a future blog post…
Items Discussed In This Episode:
Long Tail Pro
Unique Article Wizard
Build My Rank
Niche Website Theme
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That was a great podcast Chris.
Spencer really knows his stuff and he is a great person to listen to about how to make money with niche websites.
Hey Adam, glad you enjoyed the podcast 🙂
Great podcast! I do have a question though, why would someone choose to have a unique article written on a site like textbroker over buying and spinning a PLR article? or vice-versa.
hey martin, not sure but i just relistened to the podcast, and it seems like having a unique article written for you would be more unique and more custom based on your own requirements vs plr articles looks like some kind of monthly subscriptions to articles based on pre-defined keywords or slightly more general topics, that you could spin or have spun, so others could kinda have more similar articles than if you had one just written for your subject on textbroker.
i think the tradeoff is plr might be cheaper in the long run, depending on how many articles you need.
It’s all just for quality.
Text broker = unique
PLR = thousands of potential users
Another good podcast, Chris (and Spencer). I have a question regarding authority sites. Let’s say you have: dogtips.com and your inner pages are about dog training, dog feeding, dog health,…
Do you have a static homepage or allow new articles to show up. My thought on my own sites is that I’m going to have the first section be static describing the site (about 150-200 words). Then below that on the homepage, have a section that will show the latest article.
Enjoyed the podcast, guys.
I thought you’d touch a little more on how to manage so many websites. I have over 300 niche websites right now and I’d be lost without Manage WP. If you guys don’t use it you should seriously check it out.
Yah I haven’t used their service yet (I don’t have 100+ sites though) heh.
good stuff as usual, glad the podcasts are back on!
i am also curious as to the question martin asked…
One of your best podcasts. I found it very informative and thx to Spencer for outlining all that he does to build niche sites. Lots to incorporate here.
I agree that this is one of the best podcasts you have shared.. Anyway, I am sure this can help us build and manage the portfolio..
Now I know why it acquired so many downloads. Spencer has spotted and discussed a lot of concerns on managing several niche sites. There is a lot of it that needs clarification though specifically on textbroker.
Spencer’s recent Adsense account ban (along with many others) just once again demonstrates you cannot build 100, 200, 300+ websites and bring value to Google. I’ve seen Spencer’s sites and majority are crap and probably have a bounce rate of 90%+ and nobody would ever bookmark and visit again.
Relying on the search engines or Adsense is not a business model.
Well, I think that there is probably some truth to the concept that a ton of sites can be too many. But you have to remember that it’s basically a business model built on filling a gap in Google’s SERPs so it’s a cat and mouse type of game.
Honestly though it just really depends on how you want to set up your business. Lately I’ve been going for higher quality sites, but I have to spend more time working on them so it’s a trade off.
Great podcast. You guys really know your thing. Thanks for the share by the way. 🙂
I’d love to listen to a follow up podcast interview with Spencer after his recent Adsense account ban (which I just read about on his site after getting pumped up from this podcast). Unless the wound is still fresh, which I imagine it is. It sucks to see this happen to the guy, but I’m sure he’ll be able to use his well ranking sites to earn revenue in ways other than Adsense. It would be interesting and useful to hear what he has to say about the unfortunate event and where he sees his business going.
thats an awful lot of websites to make a portfolio but kudos for making it possible!
Very informative yet I wish ya’ll would of discussed more about managing during the build process and after. How does one juggle the numerous procedures needing to be accomplished all at the same time?
As one writer said I will check out Manage WP. In the mean time I have constructed an excel sheet though there has got to be a better way.