Anyone who subscribed recently might not remember the post I made about the first months of a neglected niche site.

Here’s the recap, if you don’t want to read the original post. In the summer, I put up a quick made-for-Adsense niche site on a keyword with okay traffic and low competition. I submitted it to some directories, and then promptly forgot about it.

In September, traffic started to arrive in dribs and drabs. Total Adsense earnings for the month was $0.12. In October traffic continued to grow, and earnings were $1.63.

For November, earnings were a bit over $11. That included one $4 day when the site hit the bottom of page 1 in Google for its keyword.

This was without any promotion beyond submitting to a few directories.

Since then, the site has dropped to the bottom of page 2 and the top of page 3 for the keyword. I’ve added a couple of articles to the site to boost the word count, and to make it look at if some work is going into the site. And submitted to a few more directories.

Ultimately, though, without some concerted effort at putting original material onto the site, I think the bottom of page 2 is where it’s going to stay. I expect Adsense earnings for the site to level out or drop in December.

To continue this experiment, I created another niche site I plan to neglect (this is also as part of my ongoing evaluation of SBI!). I’ll let you know how it does.

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