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Anyone in the travel niche? I have a question for you

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Sunday Lunch, May 1, 2014.

  1. Sunday Lunch

    Sunday Lunch Junior Member

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    Hello,

    I have a question for any working in the travel niche.

    I have an exact match geo .com domain of a travel destination (it is in Spanish) that gets 30,000+ exact match searches a month on Google. The searches are split between the various Spanish speaking countries on the planet. I have not had time to put a site up, even though I have 15K words of content written for it already.

    I have never created a travel site so I wanted to know if it is worth going down the affiliate route or alternatively if I should just use adwords. Also what do you think a site ranking first and getting 30,000 visits a month would make with either form of ads?

    The destination itself is a tourist destination and not a business destination.

    Any feedback welcome.
     
  2. Sunday Lunch

    Sunday Lunch Junior Member

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    128 views and not one person has an opinion they can express that will help me better assess the potential earnings.

    Maybe I should add that a spirit visited me last night and we had a big old conversation.

    FML.
     
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  3. partymarty4870

    partymarty4870 Elite Member

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    well even if my reply isn't of much use I'll reply because the spirit visited you - so you must be special.

    Firstly, if you have a domain that's getting traffic and 15K words of content get that shit up now.

    Secondly, I run a travel site, but am a travel agent myself so do not need to go the affiliate route. In fact I have no idea how travel affiliate sites make enough money with such small margins. Everything on my site has a margin of at least 15% with the majority 20% and some 30%.

    On the subject of travel affiliate schemes I've used hotelscombined and had no drama's, although you may want to research them a bit more. I do earn some good money with a travel insurance affiliate link on my site, so you may want to try this.

    And say hello to the spirit for me.
     
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  4. Sunday Lunch

    Sunday Lunch Junior Member

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    LOL Cheers mate, appreciated.

    The spirit says your DJ knows how to party!

     
  5. Javado

    Javado Junior Member

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    I also wanna know the answer, here is a bump for you.
     
  6. Argoss

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    I don't understand why you're choosing one over the other here.

    Realistically, you should use BOTH. Put adwords on there for general ad impressions and clicks through will bring you money. Then also link directly to various sites/services using affiliate links to hopefully garner clicks/referrals that will bring you additional income. There's no reason you can only do it one way, so long as you choose the right networks that allow both.
     
  7. bananaman5000

    bananaman5000 Regular Member

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    i've got a travel site too. i'm thinking of just going adsense, but i really like the expedia affiliate program too
     
  8. travelseo

    travelseo Newbie

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    PPC route might be best to test the waters
     
  9. globolsales

    globolsales Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Travel site is good to make $ with adsense , aff etc

    as long as your content is unique then u should go ahead to make the site and monetize it
     
  10. Hai Ah

    Hai Ah Newbie

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    In my experience, AdSense is perfect for monetizing traffic in the travel niche.
     
  11. Iceman1978

    Iceman1978 Registered Member

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    Why not use both? If someone is searching holidays and lands on your site,if you have adsense enabled there is every chance they will click through on one of your showing ads. Or they may like your offers and use your affiliate link.
    Cover all your bases