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Best way to monetise game/cheat site?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by rankjuice, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. rankjuice

    rankjuice Regular Member

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    ok guys, I have recently setup a site that is in the cheats niche. Last night I had taken the number 1 spots on a few KWs and im now getting around 2k visits per day (maybe more, not sure yet as I have just hit 1k in the past 12 hours)

    I have been using adsense on the site and have a CTR of around 4-5%. Only problem is, in the last 12 hours, I have had 20+ clicks and only made £1.40!!

    Now I know people are not bidding on on these KWs so thats why the CPC is really low, but surely there would be a better way to monetise the site. I have been lokking at ad4game. anyone use them? any good? or does anyone have a better way to monetise the site?
     
  2. Twixx

    Twixx Supreme Member

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    Content Lock some of the games / cheats? :)
     
  3. rankjuice

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    Should have said earlier, I have split tested using PPD and content lockers on one of the pages and only had 1 download for about $0.40 with PPD and no conv. for the locker lol
     
  4. rankjuice

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    anyone have any other ideas? I have now had 50+ clicks and made £2.30 lol
     
  5. Resistance3

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    Message me your site, I will buy direct ads on ur site
     
  6. ReALeST

    ReALeST Power Member

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    Increase traffic...upload more cheats and cracks.Good luck!
     
  7. innozemec

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    how many hits you got? Did you gave it a good time so you can judge properly? If you put the locker for a day and removed it.. well thats not enough data to judge with...
     
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    Do a description of the game cheats on one page, and put the actual game cheats on another page of your site.

    Link the description and the cheat page together with an adfly link, and put your adfly link on the description page with an anchor text like 'expand cheats now'.

    This way when visitors click on the link to see the cheats you will get adfly revenue.

    You will probably need to make sure the cheat pages are not indexed in Google or people simply do a Google search to bypass your adfly links.

    Just one idea!
     
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    Geniuss !!
     
  10. g33k0f9x

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    add something from the botting niche for sale somewhere, they convert well and are monthly sales recurring, PM me if you need some more info on it, as I work in the gaming hack/cheat/bot niche.
     
  11. SarcasmJokes

    SarcasmJokes Newbie

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    more traffic!
     
  12. thehighmind

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    ad4game is a good CPM network I use it on 1 website but they won't accept your website because it's too small.
    Good luck anyway
     
  13. Alfonso García

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    Content lockers always works like charm with games niche.. ;)
     
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    I guess you need to have cheats that are more in demand.
     
  15. rankjuice

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    thanks for the info guys. Been testing a few things out (layout/design) on the PPD page and seen an improvement (finished the day at around $5). I have kept with adsense aswel for now and ended the day with just over £5(about $8). so that's $13 in total for the day.
    I also added a banner for a broad niche related clickbank product. Had 15 hops but no sales. Gonna give it one more day and see if I have any sales, if not then I will get rid of it as doing so should increase the clicks on adsense ads.

    Not bad for just 2 pages but still think I could make alot more.

    I finished the day off with just under 3k visitors and 89 clicks on adsense.

    Anyone any ideas of how I could increase the cpc for adsense? I have installed the better adsense targeting plugin for wordpress but im not sure of the best way to use it.
     
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    Content Lock / CPA
     
  17. rankjuice

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    congrats on repeating other ideas and trying to raise your post count :p
     
  18. WhitePassion

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    Do you mind if I have a look at your site ?
    I actually started out IM ages ago with a game hack site and used it for PPD, I can't understand how your earnings could be so low with it.
    I still have an old game hack site getting 400 visits a day and making me $20 a day. The design is horrible, pages are low quality and it lacks content..lol
     
  19. rankjuice

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    I think the reason is that the PPD page isnt the page that most people land on as I am getting most traffic for 'keyword cheats' and they are landing on a page giving non hack cheats. The hack lander is only linked to at the end of the cheat lander.

    I have done this for 2 reasons. Firstly, to target 2 keywords and rank them easier than if I combined them. Secondly, I have adsense disabled on all 'HACK' pages as adsense on hack sites is not allowed (so iv heard)
     
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    the human brain at its best