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A few quick opinions, please...

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by stellarvore84, Feb 20, 2015.

  1. stellarvore84

    stellarvore84 Newbie

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    Evening all,

    I'm working on my blogs, and to be brief I have three. They're all on blogspot right now, until I can afford a domain of my own. If I make a fourth I plan to look into Wordpress, but I'm undermployed and working BS part time jobs to keep my car from getting repo'd while I wait for a good job. I intend on working somewhere full time and doing affiliate marketing and other projects as side businesses. Anyway...I have one that I plan to promote fitness and workout stuff from Amazon and Bodybuilding affiliate programs, one that I plan to promote stuff from Clickbank or other things that I don't necessarily want my "good" pages associated with - I will promote dick pills or whatever, I dunno yet. And one that is my personal blog that I just talk about stuff, and plan to be entertaining and use adsense and all. And promote my affiliate blog. Not a lot of traffic, no earnings yet. Just barely getting my feet wet. I read and lurk here when I can.

    Blah blah. Sorry.


    TLDR;

    In my content, should my links be set to open a new tab or window, or should I leave them at the default? I'm torn between getting my visitors to look at my products vs. not wanting them to leave my page too soon.

    Thank you for your input.
     
  2. Saphenous

    Saphenous Newbie

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    When you make a site do you keep it strictly one thing. Like you have a fitness site only, and maybe an art site only you never mix the two, like post fitness on your art page?
     
  3. kbklash

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    Exit pop up will do some magic,when it comes to keeping the visitor on site.Also opening external links in new tab is good for you.
     
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  4. stellarvore84

    stellarvore84 Newbie

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    I have multiple sites, and the one that's my personal blog will have a link that says "hey check out my other page". Fitness is fitness only. Bodybuilding's affiliate program provides articles for me to use, as well as some images and banners. I do work out regularly and use that site for information and supplements, so I can write some pretty legit reviews on protein and pre-workouts and such. I can also get samples from them when I order my usual stuff.

    My personal site is for writing about whatever, and if I find something that I can sell on it that's NOT fitness related, I might do a post on that. Right now, I have a friend that wrote a kindle book, and I've given him a mention. I need to write a few of those, too.

    I'm thinking I'll have my links open a new page or tab if it's going to one of my products. Also, I set up an "amazon store" to help with this, and now I need to write some good reviews sometime today.
     
  5. stellarvore84

    stellarvore84 Newbie

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    I'll check out exit pop up. Opening new tabs is how I like to browse, too.
     
  6. GroundUp

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    Testing is the key here. What works for one guy or one site might not work for the next one. Run tests to see what works best for you and your sites. It might be different for each one. Nothing better than having your own data collected by you as evidence as to what works best. Good luck
     
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  7. upstarter

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    Since you're looking into making some money, why not focus on your body-building site first and make your personal blog secondary. I bet you can target more sales in the Fitness niche than the "whatever" niche you have.
     
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