### How to calculate the potential AdSense income for an exact match keyword domain

Category : Niche Sites · (4) Comments · by Aug 9th, 2011

I recent read a blog post by Spencer from Niche Pursuits about calculating income from adsense site, which prompted me to complete some work I’d started early this year. I wish I’d done it early it would have save a number of failed sites from having been built in the 1st place!

When evaluating whether to build a Niche site around a keyword phrase one suggestion is to simply use the following “rule”

Local Exact Match Searches per month in Google(LEMS) >10,000

CPC > \$1

So a potential income of LEMS * CPC = 10,000 * \$1 = \$10,000 per month

However this calculation is flawed in a number of ways, it doesn’t take into account the following factors:

Firstly the CTR (click through rate) changes for each Serps position (Serps CTR) spencer has suggested a figure of 20% if you believe you can achieve somewhere in the top 5 positions guide of the amount of traffic available (42% if your confident of 1st place). S0 rather than 10,000 searches we need to calculate the Clicks were likely to see through to our page which is 20% or 2,000 clicks per month

We also must take into account, that not everybody that clicks on you serps listing will then click on your AdSense Ad ‘s, so there is another CTR (AdSense CTR) to content with. Typically I achieve around 10% so I use that figure

So our clicks on ads becomes 10% of 2000 or 200 per month a small fraction of the original “exact match searches”

Secondly the CPC value is an estimate, in reality the actual CPC (cost per click,) paid by the advertisers will vary and also as an AdSense publisher we receive only 68% of the amount paid to Google (AdSense factor).

So now we arrive at

= ((10,000 * 20%) * 10% ) * (\$1 * 0.68)

= 200 * 0.68

= \$136

The new calculation now yields a more realistic potential income from the keyword and one that more fully reflects the reality of CTR and CPC for a given keyword.

By building this formula into a spread sheet it is then a very quick process to evaluate the potential income of the main keyword of a niche site.

However, most niche websites have a lot of traffic coming to the site through additional long tail keywords. In order to evaluate the potential income of these keywords, we can simply repeat the process above, varying just the LEMS and Serps CTR.

To do this by researching the main and long tail keywords using Google Adwords tool and extract the data to a spread sheet and apply the formula against each keyword.

Now were able to rapidly evaluate the maximum potential revenue for this niche. Care must be taken though as the formula only applies when you are confident of reaching a top 5 serps for each keyword phrase you enter.

### WordPress Plugin List that I use

Category : Niche Sites · (3) Comments · by Jul 7th, 2011

## 404-to-start

Sends every 404 page not found error directly to start page (or any other page/site) to overcome problems with search engines

## Akismet

It keeps your site protected from spam even while you sleep. A must have this site has many spammers hitting each day the plugin put them in spam folder making it easy to manage.

## Easy Privacy

This plugin will generate a special XML sitemap which will help search engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing and Ask.com to better index your blog.

## SEO Friendly Images

Automatically adds alt and title attributes to all your images. Improves traffic from search results and makes them W3C/xHTML valid as well.

## SEO Slugs

Removes common words like ‘a’, ‘the’, ‘in’ from post slugs to improve SEO.

## WP Smush.it

Reduce image file sizes and improve performance using the Smush.it API within WordPress.

Paid Plugin for which im an Affiliate

## EasyAzon

Quickly and easily insert Amazon affiliate links into your blog as either text or image links or as info boxes with a variety of information from Amazon.
can live with out this one. See pedometersstore.com (part of VBL community niche challenge) to see it in action.

The most important thing for me is can add amazon affiliate ID’s for each country. If a none .com customer visist you niche site and goes to tehre local amazon site you will not recieve commision without this feature..

### MicroBrand Niche Sites

Category : Niche Sites · No Comments · by Jul 1st, 2011

Our business model is to develop a Portfolio of MicroBrand Niche web sites. Built on the WordPress platform and monetised via Adsense, Amazon affiliate, Affilate offerings and Clickbank.

A MicroBrand is a small-scale brand recognized only by consumers in a specific niche market.

It’s about creating unique Brand Identities for each site; rather than global brand marketing used by companies such as Virgin, where a central Logo and name is used to reinforce all parts of the business.

We specalise in the Verticals of Fitness, Health and Wellbeing. A further group of sites represent exceptional revenue generating oppurtunites and may be in any Niche, These are built for later sale.