Niche Designer

An Exploration of Niche Site Design and Development


YPN Disappointment

Thursday, March 16th, 2006

I was excited when YPN was released because competition is always beneficial for any market. I also thought it would give niche marketers an alternative to Adsense. However, I am feeling utterly disappointed and frustrated with YPN. I started putting YPN on a few sites about a month ago. At first I got RON (“Run of Network”) ads, which was expected for the first 48 hours. A week later a few of my pages were serving quasi-semi-relavent ads… half of the time. Though the majority of my pages were still serving RON ads. I was annoyed, but kept YPN for a while longer just in hope. (more…)

Wallpaper Site and 3 New Tools

Tuesday, February 7th, 2006

I have just finished my first niche site that includes Peakclick as a method of monotization. I made a site about Wholesale Wallpaper with RSSG (really simple site generator). RSSG is a free site generator that is open source. I have never used any of the site generators that cost money, but I must say I rather liked RSSG. In the future I will offer templates to use with RSSG and also additional modules, etc.

For this site I used Peakclick RSS to add filler content that will keep my pages fresh. I found that Peakclick paid about 4 – 5 cents for a click with the keyword “wallpaper”. This might sound terrible, but Adsense usually pays less than 10 cents for this keyword. Also, other keywords do make more (although I don’t think they have any keywords that get over $2.00 bids). I wouldn’t stop using Adsense or YPN and use peakclick instead. But I don’t think that’s what peakclick is meant to do. It is a nice way to add RSS content that can make you a little extra money.

I actually used 3 new tools for this site: RSSG, PeakClick, and Orwell. Orwell is a great piece of software! I found out about it over at the Niche Marketing Mastermind Forum. Basically, its like an article browser. You to go certain article sites with the software and search for your keyword, when you find an article you like, it saves all the information for you. You can save it as a .txt or .html. I used it tonight to find wallpaper articles for my Wallpapersite and it was actually fun to use. I didn’t want to stop finding articles, it is addictive! Be warned. Plus it’s free, can’t get any better than that.

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Tuesday, January 31st, 2006
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