Cary Bergeron (see our previous interview with him and our AdSense Report review) is back with an update to his AdSense Report ebook entitled the AdSense Recipe. Suffice it to say, Cary’s the real deal — one of his AdSense sites is responsible for $150k in annual earnings, and he’s had over $110,000 in successful sales on Flippa. He also turned down a $120k offer for one of his sites there. Thankfully, he’s not shy about spilling the beans on what makes his sites so successful.
What the AdSense Recipe is NOT
First a quick disclaimer — the AdSense Recipe is not a get-rich-quick book. It doesn’t contain a “magic bullet” that will result in instant success. It’s a process that WILL require work (or money to outsource that work) on your part. It will require some time before you start to see major results.
What the AdSense Recipe IS
This new version of his ebook offers substantially more detail than the previous offering — including a beginner’s guide that increases the range of people who can benefit from the book. From niche selection to ad placement to traffic generation (largely via link building), Cary covers it all in solid detail.
The “recipe” is broken down into 3 books, an action plan, and some videos. Here’s a breakdown of what’s included in each.
- Definitions of relevant terms
- What kind of website should you create (including ways to get ideas for a website)
- Domain tips (keyword domains, which extension to use)
- Choosing a webhost
- Installing WordPress
- Adding content
- Tools that ease the workload
- Basic AdSense placement
- Keyword Research techniques (including determining potential traffic and profitability)
- Determining keyword competition level
- WordPress tweaks and secrets
- Content creation (how much do you need, best places to outsource, how much to pay)
- Advanced ad placement (includes 20%+ CTR case study)
- SEO tips
- Automated link building services
- Manual link building techniques
- Tips for outsourcing link building
- “Ninja Secrets” (extra SEO tips, getting repeat visitors)
Between the Beginner and Advanced guides, there’s over 60 pages of material. Cary also includes a bonus Mass Media technique, which seems interesting but would definitely benefit from having a successful example included. This was the only disappointing component of the course for me, and I’m going to contact Cary to see if he’ll add an example directly to the ebook or send it out as a follow-up email to his buyers.
Why I Recommend the AdSense Recipe
Most attempts at launching an AdSense empire fail because people get discouraged. They don’t see results immediately and stop doing the things that would eventually lead to their success. They do this, largely, because they aren’t sure their efforts will ever be rewarded.
That’s why the step-by-step guide included with the AdSense Recipe is so incredibly valuable. It tells you exactly what you should do on a weekly basis to create a successful AdSense site. This, more than the explanation of techniques and ad placement, is what’s going to help people to succeed.
I compare it to Dave Ramsey’s success in the personal finance field. Ramsey’s “Total Money Makeover” has been wildly successful because it’s easy enough for anyone to understand, and it’s specific in what’s required. He understands that people need to have a roadmap laid out in front of them and achieve little wins along the way if they want to tackle a huge goal.
Cary’s recipe is set up the same way — win each week (by checking off the required steps), know that you’ve made progress, and eventually your earnings totals will reflect this effort.
So, if you’re looking to get started building quality AdSense sites that bring in a solid recurring revenue stream, or you’ve tried to launch AdSense sites in the past but quit before you started to see serious results, this course is ideal for you.
Check it out at http://www.adsense-recipe.com