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Anybody having luck with the Mage suite of products?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by referraldude, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. referraldude

    referraldude Registered Member

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    As thread title describes. What combos are working best for you? How are you monetizing? Traffic via long-tail? I'm interested to see if any Mage sites can be scaled up to be authority sites and monetized more heavily/better than how they teach you to do it.

    I've got a few sites in different niches, making about $10/month with no backlinking or SEO as of yet. Domains are between 3-7 years old, sites contain 12-18k posts spread out over several years. Main monetization methods are Amazon/CB. Shoulda set them up better though, they're all just kinda scattered with all posts in Uncategorized in their respective domains.
     
  2. phr0zt

    phr0zt Regular Member

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    Last I looked, the Mage leaves a ridiculous footprint that google is well aware of now. Maybe they've updated it, I stopped looking at it after I saw the massive ranking drops a lot of people experienced. But anyways, found several people talking about their sites getting the boot from big G, so just letting you know to be careful and do your research--not really sure where the mage suite stands now. Extremely powerful tool, but only if it can still slip by goog.
     
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  3. referraldude

    referraldude Registered Member

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    I've been playing that card slowly and safely, diluting the site with a ton of unique content. Also the domains I purchased had residual traffic and pre-existing links on them when I purchased them. (~$50 per domain for a 7 year old with 1400 visitors a month and 125 backlinks isn't too bad, I don't think)

    I've also made a 6 tier linking structure that I'm going to start building in the coming months, so we'll see how well that works using custom backlinking structures combined with social signals.

    I guess I'll post if anything happens with some of them, but as of right now it's trickling in commissions on a regular basis with minimal work, so I'm happy.
     
  4. phr0zt

    phr0zt Regular Member

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    sounds like you got a plan going, keep us posted on how it pans out for ya! Wish I could answer your questions in the original post, but no experience with monetizing it, just wanted to make sure you knew to be stealthy.
     
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    nosinbor Newbie

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    I have a few Mage Sites left myself. I think Greg suggested doing Seo on the ones still working to ramp them up.
    I think you're on the right track.

    I was thinking going to AWSATS on my server and finding the posts getting the most traffic then keeping about a hundred.

    Then build a new site without mage because you can not sell a mage site.

    There is a smart 404 plugin to redirect your deleted posts to something clickable.

    The reason I got the mage was so would not have do this stuff.

    Things change. Some folks just build sites and when they start making money sell them, just to avoid googles next update.

    ps. I know how to make a mage site a non mage site
     
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