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Adult-related - Will having the word "cams" in my domain hurt my earning potential?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by gatekept, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. gatekept

    gatekept Junior Member

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    I originally bought a domain with the word "cams" in it, which I was going to use for a method I found on here, but I've since changed my mind and decided to turn it into an adult blog with pictures and video. My income will be through banner ads, plugrush, and email lists that I will use from a subscription box and I will be driving traffic from adult pinning sites, social media, and others.

    Now that I'm starting to upload content, I'm wondering if having the word "cams" in the domain will be misleading and actually hurt my traffic when users see the site title, if they think it's a cam site and aren't interested in that. Does this even matter, or should I just buy a new domain and start over? This is my first real IM venture and I want it to be a success (I understand failures are just as valuable in this industry, but I want to waste as little of my time as possible, if I can).

    Thanks for your time and guidance.

    - Gatekept
     
  2. harshxx

    harshxx Newbie

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    buy a new domain....users see the domain name and predict the website its better to have good domain name
     
  3. Tealover

    Tealover Junior Member

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    I'm not pro, but, to my mind, if your main keyword (lets say blondie) is in the url and then word cam added - it's ok. But if it's something like asddgsdcam - it may hurt, but it's not necessary.

    (sry for bad English)
     
  4. Robocops

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    I think you would get a high bounce rate.

    People would land on your site expecting cams and immediately
    exit the page when they find a blog site thinking

    "An elaborate ruse but I can't fap to this"
     
  5. gatekept

    gatekept Junior Member

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    Well, it's still porn. It's all nude pictures and videos with banner ads to free cam sites (through CrakRevenue), so I'd say still highly "fapable" but perhaps you are right. I appreciate your input.
     
  6. Robocops

    Robocops Newbie

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    I would just use the domain to set up a white label cam site
    & buy a new one for your blog.

    A white label wont make much but should pay for your reg fees and maybe a few beers too
     
  7. BIGBIGBIGMamas

    BIGBIGBIGMamas Power Member

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    In the final analysis, it all comes down to the content on your site and how valuable users who arrived there find it. if they came there for cams and there is no clear webcam activity going on then it will most likely hurt potential earnings.

    By the same token, if your site were named 'www.hotmonkeyjunkscratchcams.com' and you had awesome content ppl wouldn't give a damm what the name of your site was . (i.e., 'Google' what the hell is that? To this day it still means ZERO to 99% of the world...)

    We've all discovered sites randomly that we've found we liked because of the content.

    Assuming some people will find your site by way of SEO keywords directly related (or not ) to your site, that may very well cause a high bounce rate (but then it again that won't matter much anyway judging by your chosen strategy of monetization)

    You could simply just have a link in your navbar titled 'Cams' and actually offer live cams in some capacity.... problem solved.

    Again, if there is content people find valuable they'll be back for one reason or another.

    Test it and that will answer your questions (and everyone one else's speculation...)
     
  8. gatekept

    gatekept Junior Member

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    Thanks for your detailed response, Big. You have some great points. I am most likely going to have a Cam section, so I may take your suggestion, see how it works with conversions and if it's not great, just purchase another domain and transfer.

    One question about something you mentioned - "Assuming some people will find your site by way of SEO keywords directly related (or not ) to your site, that may very well cause a high bounce rate (but then it again that won't matter much anyway judging by your chosen strategy of monetization)"

    Is my method pf monetization a bad one? Got the feel that I am not going about monetizing things the way I should. Or maybe I am just reading into it too much. I'm new so this is all stuff I have to work out. I know having a general blog instead of a niche specific one may harm earnings too and that's something I'm also considering doing - maybe purchasing a separate domain and doing sub-domain niche blogs.
     
  9. BIGBIGBIGMamas

    BIGBIGBIGMamas Power Member

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    Although its true you may want to consider maximizing your monetization scheme,
    I wasn't implying you wouldn't make money, but more so commented on the methods you had planned.

    Again test it, this will answer ALL your questions.

    LOL... Yeah you're new alright hit that "thanks" button if you find any of my input helpful :cool: