There were a couple of things that I did before I started building links.
- changed the layout of the site
- added more adsense modules
- added more ways to earn money when ever possible (such as Amazon)
- interlinked related pages
I used the following sites for the adsense experiment:
Redgage is free to join and it's also a money maker! You can earn money from views that your content receives. You can also earn money from bonuses for popular content or by winning the daily raffle (3 ways you can enter). I won the raffle and received a redgage visa card with my earnings. Haven't used it yet. :)
Automatic Backlink Creator is a wordpress plugin that builds links automatically. How? You upload the wordpress plugin on one of your wordpress sites and you can build backlinks on autopilot to any of your money sites including other blogs, squidoo lenses, hubpages, infobarrels, etc. It's a simple process too. You add the url, three anchor texts and a description. These will be rotated on a network of blogs as a link on the home page.
Ping.fm is a free service that anyone can use to post to several social media sites simultaneously. It takes a little time to set up all the accounts, but it's worth it.
Backlinksindexer is a service that builds backlinks to your backlinks. The only thing you have to do is copy and paste each backlink that points to your site. They do the rest. Every backlink that is indexed improves your serps. You can get a free trial just to test it out. I tried it and it was successful, so I subscribed.
These four sites were the main methods I used to create backlinks, but I also posted new content regularly. The results?
- I had multiple $25.00 days.
- My amazon earnings increased.
- Revenue from other sources such as Amazon also increased.
What happened when I stopped adding new content and building links?
It took several months, but my earnings fell below $100.00 again. I am sure that if I had continued to build links to my old content (that didn't have any backlinks) I would have maintained the earnings.
I am glad that I ran this experiment. Now I know that one of my simple blogs can earn about $400.00 in one month. Those keywords don't even pay as much as the keywords on this site. I wonder how much I can earn with this one? I'll keep you posted.