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A little help - What am I missing? A Few Qs?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by NemoTheOne, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. NemoTheOne

    NemoTheOne Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Alright, so I've come accross a few - and by a few I mean literally a couple cool methods of pushing CPA. They are essentially blackhat. So I have to operate with the idea that, even though it's spread accross a couple of networks (got banned from a few - I realise, that's part of the game), I could get shaved heavily or just not get paid. But it's been working for me, my AMs are cool - they know how I'm getting my sales/leads so I'm not THAT worried.

    But I haven't had much success with Website/Blog and would like to incoporate this income into my portfolio with regard to CPA and Adsense.
    I've got just a few sites: 4 Autoblogs, 1 semi autoblog and 3 whitehat blogs include one casino affililiate site.

    My problem is lack of traffic, I guess. I know one thing I'm missing is proper understand of RSS feeds. Could that be it?

    Here's what I've done.
    1. Ping using various pinglists found here and elsewhere, including using online services like pingler, pingcoat etc.

    2. Linked up my autoblog/whitehat posting with Twitter tools to my 11 Twitter accounts (Twitter accounts are more-or less niche specific. Highest 6,000 followers. Then 4,000 etc...lowest 900ish)

    3. Use SocialBot - submitting various pages to about 30 bookmarking sites (The ones that work) occassionaly during each week. As stated elsewhere in this forum, some love Socialbot, others find it useless. I lean towards the latter. I haven't seen much traffic increase from it or these backlinks myself

    4. Blog Spamming - I had a outsourced blog commenting. My guess is that they were commenting on a bunch of crappy sites. I dont' know. After just about 2 months, so virtually no increase in traffic.

    5. Yahoo Answers - This works to a certain extent. Some of the traffic is long term, others not so much - but in both cases it's sparse. And of course, I don't want to spam too much b/c it's a level 3 account that I actually built up.


    I've lurked, and eventually joined here for long enough to know that nothing will be spoonfed, but I am looking for a little direction. I think I have a bunch of information jarbled in my head, but I can't quite put the pieces together and it's really frustrating.

    I would like to expand my CPA and adsense ncome through websites and other means. What am I missing. Any tips would be greatly appreciated.

    Posting here to help others, too, is fine - or PM is just as great. I'm ready to go to the next level - I HATE THE 9-5 WORLD.

    Payment? Well..besides a big thank you...i could offer a small stipend...if anyone's a wrestling or music lover, I can most certainly load them up with free dvds and cds :D

    Oh, my websites are spread over various niches. I gave away one...but I think the niches are irrelavant for this discussion. It's all about execution.

    Thanks in advance karma
     
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  2. zeroskater

    zeroskater Newbie

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    With what I learned so far is dont push to many different things at once, you will get mixed up and mess up. As far as the other stuff dunno, someone on here has to have the answer.
     
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  3. NemoTheOne

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    Thanks for that. Maybe I should concentrate on one thing. Say CPA and drop the blogging stuff, eh?
     
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    no stay on blogging and leave cpa offers on blog, but simply concentrate on getting more traffic to your blog or blogs.
     
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  5. NemoTheOne

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    Ways to get traffic (That I haven't tried before)

    1. Article Marketing [ (Submit to Goarticles & Articlebase - Ezine's going through some changes I hear ]

    2. Yahoo Answers [ (This has been tried before, but not intensly. Perhaps I should be more agressive here. Does this work?) ]

    3. Blog Commenting [ (Not outsourcing - Doing it myself and focusing on those high PR sites, using the various Do Follow tools found on the WWW {and here} Does this work?) ]

    What are some paid ideas to generating traffic? (besides PPC/PPV)
     
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    IM in five years?

    Thats like asking where prostitution will be in 5 years. New people in, old people out. Different things happening and always will there be competition.
     
  7. SparkyBlue

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    Depends on if the blogs are long term niches or not.

    You could pay for a backlinking service or buy xrumer if you think you would be adept in working with it. Pay someone to build a more intricate link farm for you if you don't know how to or can't be stuffed. They may be you some traffic, but more importantly you'll get a jump in the SERPs.

    Then again, if you are only look for traffic - I dunno... buy a few facebook accounts with thousands of friends (or a twitter with a lot of followers), and mass spam/tweet them... you could probably keep it authentic enough to get away with it if you tried.

    I'm in a similar situation to you mate, right down to the useless casino affiliate site (actually it's poker) - so I'll be following this thread for my interest and your journal to check your progress.
     
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  8. NemoTheOne

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    Cheers mate. Yea, I'm seriously thinking of cheaply selling off my do-nothing sites, or just letting them sit and expire so I can concentrate on traffic for say one or two of my good sites.

    Great idea with facebook. In fact, I actually have a facebook account with 4,000+friends that I've 'conversed' with and haven't been flagged as spam yet. I really never thought of fully utilizing it regularly. AGain. simply being more agressive with more focus I guess matters.

    1. Article Marketing [ (Submit to Goarticles & Articlebase - Ezine's going through some changes I hear ]

    2. Yahoo Answers [ (This has been tried before, but not intensly. Perhaps I should be more agressive here. Does this work?) ]

    3. Blog Commenting [ (Not outsourcing - Doing it myself and focusing on those high PR sites, using the various Do Follow tools found on the WWW {and here} Does this work?) ]

    4. Facebook

    5. Twitter*

    I've added Facebook and Twitter to this. Twitter gets a steriod asterik because it's power is everything but steriod like. Not really a fan of the twitter traffic. I think it's attention span is too short and doesn't really 'convert' to much.
     
  9. zeroskater

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    I've noticed that twitter traffic is mostly bots. I like to avoid twitter for this reason but views are views its all good in the end
     
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    Yea...it seems Twitter is majority spammers/bots. The small percentage of pure Twitter users are looking for freebees or just generally scattered and unfocused.

    For instance, Twitter traffic is less likely to click on adsense out of the site...instead, they'll X out back to twitter looking for the next TWEET.
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    i think you have the right idea with pushing cpa offers on blogs, but you still need traffic.
    1. do some keyword research, find out what people are looking for, a niche without much competition (there are many ebooks on this, probably more somewhere on this site)
    2. improve your SEO, imo thats the easiest way to get targeted traffic.
     
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    It looks like the bottom line is that SEO cannot be ignored. Web 2.0 may get the heart pumping, but it's kinda like life support. SEO brings continuous traffic...and probably better converting.

    Looks like I will be spending this weekend looking for low competition offers.
     
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    Definitely, your SEO efforts will be one of the most important parts of your longterm goals Nemo. Twitter, like already mentioned is pretty hit or miss and is sorely lacking in conversions department. I would concentrate first on your SEO and then consider outsourcing 50-100 articles for the directories as a good starting point.

    Good luck mate