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Google Sniper 3 Case Study Review: Part 3

In my last Google Sniper post (know it’s been a while), I spoke about how I wanted to have my site up and running.  Well, I’ve got good news.  It’s finally up and running! 🙂  Just to let you know, even though it’s been a while since my last post, it doesn’t actually take that long.  I’ve just been a slacker.  George carries you though the whole process (more on that below).

One of the good things about me being a slacker, though, is that I found a better keyword than I had before.  I mean, due to the niche I’m in (film/television niche I’ve been into since I was a kid), my site is going to be a little bigger, so I don’t have to really worry about getting all of the traffic for my site from one keyword.  However, the keyword I’m starting out with is a good one.

The reason I say this is because it’s going to allow me to get my foot in the door of this competitive niche.  Through my research, I basically learned that there is going to be a movie coming out in a little while related to the series I’m promoting (had no clue about this before).  Because of this, my first post was really easy to write and kind of the anchor for the blog and the posts to come.

There isn’t a lot of competition, but I’m kind of going to have to make educated guesses in terms of the keywords — based on how people search for other things in the franchise.  I’m not too worried about that, though.  I’m taking my time to craft those posts and am just scheduling them to release every few days (a feature of WordPress).

Oh, I forgot to mention that when you’re setting up your site, George recommends Blue Host.  I use Godaddy for my domain names, and HostGator for my hosting.  That’s what everyone told me to do years ago, so that’s what I stick with.  It’s just easier to have all of my websites with the same hosting company since that’s something you’ve got to pay for on a monthly basis and all.

George also gives you ideas on how to pick just the right theme for your site – good for those of us who are really indecisive – ha.  He also talks to you about the differences in approaches you should take when you’re promoting digital vs. physical products – really good for me since I’m working with Amazon.  After you set your site up, and start cranking out content, that’s a lot on how to get traffic.

I, for sure, am going to be really making the most of social media (something I haven’t been big on in the past).  Since I’m promoting physical products this time around, I’m going to have a lot more images than I normally do for like this site (or even my other sites that promote digital info products in a different niche).

Well, that’s all for now.  I’ll keep you updated as to any major changes and stuff that happen.  Once you’ve got stuff set up and start employing traffic techniques, it’s pretty much a kind of wait-and-see, test-and-tweak, rise-and-repeat kind of deal.  As a final note, if you’re motivated, you can get this done pretty quickly and faster than I did during this case study – ha.  The good thing, though, is that you can go at your own pace.

When you’re doing this kind of thing, sometimes, life gets in the way.  That’s okay — as long as you keep pushing through.  Speaking of which, don’t forget to grab your copy of Google Sniper and get started today!

 

 

Google Sniper 3 Case Study Review: Part 2

At the end of my last Google Sniper case study review, I told you that I would probably have my site up and running by now (usually how it happens when I promote digital products).  Well, that hasn’t happened — as I’m finding promoting things from Amazon to be a little bit different.  I’m used to just downloading something, reading/watching it and popping up a review.  I’ll catch you up and tell you what I mean.

I’ll first start out by telling you that I’m still planning to work in the same niche — film/television (popular franchise I’ve been a fan of since I was a kid).  However, what I plan on promoting [the product] from said franchise has changed.  This is due to the research I did, according to George’s criteria.  What I originally wanted to promote doesn’t get as many searches as I thought it would.  I’m still going to promote it on my site.  It just won’t be like the main thing.

While I was initially annoyed, I think it might work out for the best.  My research actually helped me to find products and keywords that I didn’t even know people were looking for.  There is no shortage of things for me to promote.  Since I’m still getting used to Amazon, I looked for some tips in the Amazon video under the Sniper X (up-sell) section of the Google Sniper 3 course.  I came across some good tips for finding even more products to promote (for other sites) and how to write content for physical products.

Oh, the other thing that you guys might like about the “Sniper X” section of the course is that it’s where the case studies are — where people get their sites reviewed, so that you can avoid their mistakes.  Another thing I was initially worried about was not being able to put brand names in the domain name of my URL (like I do with Clickbank/digital products).  As it turns out, that’s not a big deal because no one that promotes physical products gets to do that (other than the people that hold the copyright/trademark).

Well, that’s all for now.  The next time I update you, I’m going to try to have my blog live.  It can take a day or so for the domain name servers to get hooked up, and I’m still thinking about the site layout and stuff.  I’ve also been thinking about what I’m going to write as I’m writing this – definitely going to use those writing tips (when the time comes).  Don’t forget to grab your copy of Google Sniper and follow along.

Until next time…

 

 

 

 

Today begins our look inside George Brown’s Google Sniper 3 course.  To start off, I should start by telling you that I’m going to be using stuff from the main course as well as the “Sniper X” part (up-sell).  When you first login, there is an “welcome” video, where George takes you through the various parts of the course.  The main course consist of the e-book, videos, and process maps (outline what you should do and how long it will take you).

Of course, if you have never done this stuff before, it might take you a while longer than what’s on the process maps.  I recommend that you not rush.  Take your time, and get a feel for how things are supposed to work.  Based on my previous experience, research is the most important step.  If you like to read, you can go through the Google Sniper manual, and you will come across the videos as you need to do stuff.

Since I’m more of a video guy, I just bypassed the manual and went straight for the videos.  Okay, so the first thing you need to do is to choose what niche you want to go into, finding a winning product, and find keywords that meet George’s criteria.  What I just described are like two videos that are like two hours in length (total time).  You will pick up a lot of gems from these videos, so make sure to watch them all the way through.

When George shows you how to find niches, he uses Clickbank.  However, I am going to be using Amazon (so far).  I’m going to be using Amazon because of the niche I want to go into. I guess you’d call it the film/television niche.  There’s a particular t.v./movie franchise I want to promote.  I’m a big fan of the series, know there’s a lot of stuff to promote, and such.

However, I’m kind of nervous.  Why?  The only time I recall making money from Amazon is by using free sites that are no longer around.  I’ve never promoted Amazon products on my own domain before (live in a state that was banned until recently).  I have to figure out a few things — like a domain name that gets traffic but doesn’t have the brand name in it and stuff like that.

I’m going to have to go through the Google Sniper course and watch the video on Amazon (saw at least one in here).  I’m really hoping that what I want to promote meets the criteria, that the video on Amazon teaches me about how to write content for Amazon, the best themes (usually just use basic ones), and all of that stuff.  I literally have no idea how this is going to turn out – ha.

Once I figure all of this stuff out, I should be able to do the basic WordPress set up stuff that I normally do (easy).  This is hopefully where I’ll be by the time I send out part 2.  I’ll keep you updated with everything I do in-between time.  Don’t forget to grab your copy of Google Sniper and follow along.

Until next time…