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  1. Hey Nick, That’s a pretty big bummer on the vacuum site. I’m interested to see if it’ll come back in the rankings at some point. It’s a good idea to move away from a (seemingly) failing effort.

    How’s the income for the Baltimore site? Or, have you started monetizing yet? How have you estimated the potential income for that site?

    Thanks.

    • Nick LeRoy says:

      Doug – I agree on the vacuum site. I think it will bounce around the SERPS as I let the entire site continue to age. If/when Amazon ever lets me back into their affiliate is when i’ll push forward on that site.

      The Baltimore site never had a monetization strategy attached to it. I simply created a contact form for where the BrokersWeb script sits right now. I only received one inquiry but it doesn’t suprirse me given that its sitting on page 2/3 for many Baltimore search phrases. Hopefully that will change soon :)

  2. Greg Nunan says:

    Good decisions to move on from those sites Nick. I had been targeting .au insurance terms on an auto site and ended up switching strategy and focussing the site on general auto as opposed to specifically insurance because the roi on time to rank the site for general auto keywords was far better. Site has gone from earning nothing to a tick over 1k month. I found it hard to crack first page due to real insurance companies dominating the serps. Interesting to see how you go.

  3. MMD says:

    Darn! That’s too bad things aren’t working out for you on those sites. I hate to be one to give up on anything, but sometimes it’s better to cut your losses and focus your valuable attention on lower hanging fruit. Right now I’m in a similar situation where I’m waiting for my most expensive niche site (NS3) to turn any sort of profit at all. That was also the one I emailed you about buying a HOTH package for. Hopefully it can help to put me on the map and get some traffic conversions soon! Otherwise I’ll be writing my own “walk away” post soon …

  4. I’m still waiting on amazon too man! Minnesota sucks and I’ve taken a total hit on this whole Minnesota thing… I’m pissed and had to switch over to mainly Adsense earnings. Who do you use for your CPA programs?

  5. Mike says:

    Hi Nick

    Great site keep i just recently found you and i love what your doing. Maybe i missed something but why did you get rid of the boston insurance site? and Hows THEHOTH working out i was thinking about using it as well.

    Thanks

    Mike

    • Nick LeRoy says:

      Hey Mike. Thanks for dropping by! Hope to see you around more often. :)

      When I launched the Boston website I also built a Baltimore website. When I noticed the Baltimore site climbing the SERPS significantly faster then teh Boston site I decided to make it the public site which i share with all of you.

      Definitely give THEHOTH a shot. I think its relatively cheap ($60) and its great to add more referring domains and further diversify your anchor text. Feel free to e-mail me directly if you want tips on how I use TheHoth for my sites. Nick@NickLeRoy.com

      • Mike says:

        Hey Nick

        Ye definitely i got your site bookmarked. Ye i was checking it out and it definitely seems like a great price but have you had any trouble using THEHOTH service with google?

        Mike

        • Nick LeRoy says:

          Sorry for the late response. The only time I have seen THEHOTH cause issues with Google is when people use it with aggressive anchor text AND their link profile already utilizes a high percentage of optimized anchor text. My preference is to use naked URLs and “click here” or “website” type general anchors.

          Let me know if you decide to purchase and a definitely share your thoughts. Would love to hear them Mike!

  6. Mike says:

    Thanks Nick i appreciate the info.

    Building backlinks yourself is so time consuming IMO your better off just paying that $60 for a good backlinking service and spend your time on other tasks where your getting more value for time like keyword research and competition analysis.

    Mike