Case Studies

‘Exact Match Domain’ (EMD) Penalty rolled out by google

Yes, yet another penalty rolled out by Google to weed out exact match domains with low quality content.  I got hit personally on 5  sites.  Out of them 2 were already penalized by penguin and panda. The other 2 were discarded sites which were there just with the purpose of link building. One of my actually site in construction got hit. I am still not sure what caused the penalty. One of the sites that got hit on my end…

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Wake the F*ck up : Marketing at its best ?

I was thinking today about what to post and kind of ran into a mental blockade. I was browsing around reddit and found this interesting video :   Romney is being dissed in a way that would catch attention. Issues are being pointed out in real life scenarios. This is what marketing is about. To get your message across is in the best way possible. I have also noticed that when you use the word ‘F*ck’ you tend to get…

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Cracking the GPT Industry !

What is GPT ? GPT basically stands for ‘Get Paid to’. What are GPT Sites ? They are sites where they pay users to do something. They usually pay their users to click ads, read mails, signup or some other kind of action. What is the catch? These sites usually source offers from a bigger networks which have a huge collection of offers for various countries. The site owners keep a part of the profit and hand over the rest…

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How to increase your conversions for your Adsense Autoblogs

Lets start with a fact that I have an autoblog that pulls in good traffic from google, around 1500-2000 unique visitors a day to be precise. The content is shit, the site looks spammy too. I can’t fix that due to the niche I am in and the nature of the site. I was experiencing very low conversions on adsense even after such huge traffic. I tried playing with the themes and the ad placements, nothing worked. I was tried…

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CPALead Alternatives : Leadbolt Vs Dollarade

I started with gateway sites  a year back with CPALead. I have made good money with them. But due to the legal trouble they got into they had to tighten their leash on their publishers.  I had all copy right infringing content and hence I wasn’t allowed to run the surveys I wanted to and hence my earnings suffered really bad. I knew it was time to move. I went scavenging around for a network which I could continue earning…

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Me Vs Pharmacy Spam – Final Chapter

1 month of struggle and 2 reconsideration requests later my site is back in SERPS. Its pulling in close to the amount it used to pull before. How did it happen ? I am not really sure what triggered the change but it has to be the reconsideration request or the change in host.  But i think the later is more responsible. So this brings us to the conclusion, you don’t wanna host your sites on some proxy or warez…

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ME VS Pharmacy Spam

Let me be honest , I happened to do something I don’t recommend people my self. I started a forum. I thought it would be a wonderful way to add activity on my existing site and would enable me to interact with my real visitors and hence increase traffic. The whole strategy backfired. No one to blame but me. Setting up the forum took quite a while. I had to select which platform to chose. I tried a lot of…

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Why I think ‘Profile Backlinks’ dont work !

I recently came across this dudes site Paulie Ciara and it seems he gives away free back link packages every Monday. He claims on his site that its all pr 5 +  .  Now let me clarify , when he claims its pr 5 + site , it just means the homepage is pr 5 but the place ( usually the profiles ) don’t really have any PR on them and are neither relevant . So according to my calculations…

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