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Content Locking in the gaming niche.. profit?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by jaredwins, Aug 17, 2014.

  1. jaredwins

    jaredwins Junior Member

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    Hey BHW,

    So I launched a website about 3 weeks ago targeting the game hack niche. Obviously it's nothing new; user is looking for a cheat or hack, they fill out the values of supplies they want to add, my website "hacks" the game, and then they are presented with a survey offer to complete.

    I'm using AWM's content locker and my conversions just seem very low. This week I had 134 Impressions, 63 Clicks, and only 1 Lead. Am I missing something here? Is the content locker method still profitable?

    Thanks!
     
  2. SEO Power

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    Where's your traffic coming from? Different traffic sources bring visitors with varying conversion rates.
     
  3. jaredwins

    jaredwins Junior Member

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    Hey SEO Power,

    My main source would be Facebook. I've got 6 different groups, all growing about 30+ real users per week.
    Some of the traffic could be from Youtube because I've got about 12 video "tutorials" floating around that I 301 boosted.

    I've been writing 500+ word articles this weekend which I'm hoping will start to rank my page in Google.

    I'm very new to the SEO game, but I've got some website building experience. This site was coded from the ground up using Bootstrap CSS :)
     
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    Yes, it is profitable. Also, it really helps if you know where your traffic is coming from. You might be getting traffic from the source that is not relevant to your niche. Yes, the content locker is still profitable. But you also need to look at other factors which could be affecting your website's growth.
     
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    I have the same business model with a couple of website in online role playing game niches.
    The best conversion rate I experienced was 8%. The traffic was all from Google. Let's say they were looking fro "XYZ hack".
    My content locker had the signup for XYZ game itself. This could be the reason why I got 8% conversion rates. The game paid $1 for usa/ca/aus/eu signups back in the day, and accepted almost every country. the rate has dropped a little since.
     
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    conversions depends upon the quality of the traffic. As far as method is concerned, it works. The content locking in gaming hacks niche works pretty good. I am doing it.
     
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  7. coolio10

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    You need to make them want what's behind a lot to fill out the offers.
    Maybe the gaming hack niche isn't good enough.

    Find someting of higher value that they can't think of other sources to go to when they land on your site.
     
  8. CriminalMind

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    that s no traffic man come on 63 clicks they can be all from tier3 countries which is shit scale it up a bit
     
  9. jaredwins

    jaredwins Junior Member

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    Thanks for all the replies! Believe me, the site looks very professional and "real." I just need to get the traffic who are searching for xyz hack to my site :)

    I'm starting to think the source of traffic is not quality, like you guys suggest. I just finished 6 articles which should help my site rank, and traffic should improve once it's out of the Google "sandbox."

    What method would you implement to discover the source of traffic? I've only used the Google Webmaster tools and see that 1/4 traffic is US, 1/4 is Indonesia/Philipines, and the rest is a grab-bag.

    Just a noob trying to learn :)
     
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