By Chuck Crawford
Adsense is hot, no doubt about it. So hot in fact that many
people are jumping on the bandwagon with the hopes of getting
rich without any clue to what they are getting into. Take a
quick second and do a search on EBAY for Adsense sites and
youíll see what I mean. The titles of most of these auctions
are absolutely ridiculousÖ. ďMake ten thousand dollars a month
if you buy a site from me!!!Ē The list of these cookie cutter
Adsense sites goes on and on and on. But can you really make
any money by plopping down $50 bucks on one of these ready
Sadly, the answer in most cases is no.
First of all, if the person that sold you the site was really
making hundreds or thousands of dollars a month from Ďsimilar
Adsense sitesí do you really think he or she would be selling
them on EBAY for $30??? Probably not. Most likely the seller
these cases is just a web designer shooting out as many cheap
websites as they can, trying to cash in on the craze. They
build the site, you buy it, and the relationship ends there.
You now own a website that has zero traffic. Which translates
to zero money. And to make it worse, the person you just
the site from will most likely relist an exact duplicate the
after your transaction is completed. Causing your site to
even more worthless in the eyes of the search engines.
So what is a person to do that really wants to start an
Well, there are really two paths that you can choose at this
point. If you have the knowledge to build and promote your own
website or websites then obviously this is the route you
take. But the majority of the people jumping in on the Adsense
craze today are people that have zero knowledge in these
so where should they start?
Start with a basic knowledge of what it takes for a site to be
successful with surfers and the search engines. By now youíve
certainly heard the phrase ĎContent is KINGí. And itís true.
when considering building or purchasing your first website you
should take a look at the content and make a plan to keep the
site fresh content wise, for both surfers and search engines.
This means that youíre going to probably have to update your
site from time to time. But how do you do this if you have no
programming skills or html knowledge?
By far, the best method Iíve found to date is by using the new
AutoBlogger Pro (www.autobloggerpro.com/ ) script with
Wordpress (www.wordpress.org) What this script does is
absolutely fantastic for those that donít want to spend all of
their time adding to their new website. The concept is pretty
simple. Itís a Wordpress blog automatically fed and updated by
RSS feeds and unique content posted by the owner of the site.
Literally, all of your updates to the site are done by the
click of one button. No html knowledge? Thatís ok, Autoblogger
Pro has got you covered. Once the site is configured, you
simply login once a day or once a week and click one button.
in turn pulls in all kinds of new, fresh content, and then
blends it smoothly into your site. Hereís an example of an ABP
site that I setup for one of my customers: www.blogs.pn
(You can also get information on where to purchase a site like
The best feature is that you choose the content that feeds
site. It completely optimizes your content for the search
engines, allowing you to also focus on the highest paying
keywords in Adsense. And itís going to be completely unique,
not at all like the cookie cutter sites mentioned in the first
part of this article.
No longer do you have to spend hours each week updating and
adding to your content. You are now free to spend all of your
time where it should be spent. Promoting. Driving traffic to
your website. Which is my favorite subject to discuss. However
thereís just too much to cover on website promotion to put
an article or two. Thatís why I have setup a forum dedicated
ethical website promotion. If you would like to learn more on
this topic, please feel free to visit us and jump right in:
In closing, choose your path for your online business
carefully. Make a plan and then put it into action.
Till next time,
About The Author: Chuck Crawford is an established expert in
web design, traffic development and website financial
He has been helping people design and develop their internet
business since 1996. This article may be reprinted freely as
long as all links remain active.