What on earth did I do to deserve a Panda attack? I was hit by Google’s Panda update, and it affected quite a few of my sites. On exactly September 29, 2011, I noticed that many of my sites had tanked! At first I panicked, and then realized that if it weren’t for challenges, it wouldn’t be internet marketing. It is just another obstacle we have to deal with when trying to earn a living online. 11 of my sites dropped more than 3 places in Google, and I cannot figure out why those sites were affected, but no others. There is really no rhyme or reason, at least not that I can tell as of now.
The good news for October is that I finally listed some of my sites on Flippa to see what would happen. I listed them with no reserve, which scared me a little. I would have hated to see a bid for $50 win the auction, but it was a chance I had to take.
I listed 6 of my sites together as one auction. The total Adsense revenue for all sites was $200.00 per month. I set the auction to last 5 days, and there were bids almost immediately, although they were low bids, it was a good thing because the more bids you have, the higher your listing goes when people are searching Flippa.
At any rate, my sites sold for $2,000 to a very honest buyer. It was a scary process for me, but I am so glad I jumped out of my comfort zone and finally went for it. Now I know what my sites are worth, and that is exactly what I wanted to find out.
October 2011 Earnings
CPA Network: $266.64
Linkshare: $22.41 (new addition to my affiliate programs – I am currently promoting one website with this network, and the results have been looking pretty good)
Flippa Sale: $2,000
Total October 2011 Earnings = $3,604.78
My original plan for October was to build a site a day, but I failed miserably. I have been focusing on getting my sites back up in the rankings, and hopefully when I report for November, I will be able to give you more details.
I only launched 5 sites in October, and I swear I will do better next month.
Keep on building your sites, and don’t let things like Panda discourage you. If you are seeing results, then you are doing something right! Now just keep doing it.
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