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anyone make money from seo AND paid traffic ?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by BlackHat3, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. BlackHat3

    BlackHat3 Regular Member

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    Does anybody do both SEO and paid traffic? I have been doing SEO for a year now and been wanting to learn PPC or PPV but I know people say don't jump from thing to thing. I was just curious if there are people making money of both kinds of traffic. It just seems so much safer than SEO.
     
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  2. SecretHimitsu

    SecretHimitsu Registered Member

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    I'm curious about this as well, one of my sites recently began to convert and I would like to see how some paid traffic might make things move. I'm more than willing to give a little to get a little, so long as I make money rather than lose it!!! :D
     
  3. ok180

    ok180 Junior Member

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    I only concentrate on paid traffic for my ecom business now and I do well out of it, conversion rate is better than organic because I can target it better.

    I was forced to learn it after all the updates last year when I lost 95% of my organic traffic. I would be making even more than I am now if I could get the penalty removed from my site but I just can't figure out how to get stable rankings anymore with Google so just focusing my business on Adwords now. Im spending between 4k-7k a month on adwords now.
     
  4. stbhat

    stbhat Newbie

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    I made a lot of money from SEO and PPC . but things changed so fast , after panda ... whatever ..., not so easy to make money now, and also my adwords account was banned .
     
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    dr.doom Junior Member

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    If you are interested to form a learning group with me let me know! I just changed from organic to PPC and 2 minds are better then one.
     
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    godspeed007 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I have also made lot of money from PPC.
     
  7. BlackHat3

    BlackHat3 Regular Member

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    I would totally be down for this but the reason I haven't started reading up on it is because I dont have too much money to play with. I am trying to get my services income up to around 2-3k a month so i can pay my expenses and invest in PPC testing/learning.
     
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    innovalist Supreme Member Premium Member

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    Paid traffic gives immediate boost to the number of visitors to your website and potential leads/ customers.
     
  9. partymarty4870

    partymarty4870 Elite Member

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    I use both constantly, I'll use paid on certain products that aren't ranking yet or one's I deem the competition isn't worth the effort. I'll also use some paid on really tough keywords even when I'm number 1 or 2 in the organics because so many punters out there don't even know the sponjsored results are on top (and google is in no hurry to let them know either).

    While conversions are slightly better from paid, when costing things out on a cost per sale, I find my organic results are worth about $6000 per week if I was to pay for all that traffic. (Which really justifies my exhistence.)
     
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    theseodude Regular Member

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    I tried ppc for a week, never again. you got retards clicking on your ads just for the heck of it. I was being charged like crazy.
     
  11. ouchthathurts

    ouchthathurts Regular Member

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    Its well worth looking into, I don't use PPC but CPM on major display networks - premium traffic but it does take money and sometimes a little bit luck to find the perfect combination of banner / website / lander

    Couple of things you should be confident with are
    A) Losing money
    B) Photoshop
    C) Tracking visits - The more data the better (time,locations,os,browser,time on site) - data is key here

    If you have the money look into media buys, you're honestly laughing when you start to convert, compared to waiting months on end for google to rank your website