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General monetization advice on a site

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Delboy2424, Jul 2, 2011.

  1. Delboy2424

    Delboy2424 Regular Member

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    I have a WP site that is a 5 months old that is now pulling 700+ targetted uniques a day, specifically for an 'advice' service that I offer free alongside a semi auto content but to be honest I havent done a great deal with it and I want to scale it up a bit.

    In the last 2 1/2 months, I have ranked 7 of my 9 main keywords in G top 3 using SB/Venom/AMR etc y blasting the shit out of them, and had movements in the other long-tails since the last update - PR has gone up on the site (i know most peoples have lol) as well as traffic with low bounce rates and there are now a good few thousand indexed pages in G and growing daily.

    I used to run Adsense in the first weeks but got battered for content being on the restricted list so I pulled it as I didnt want to risk a ban with having some good income on my other sites....question is now the best way to monetize it?

    I was looking maybe a content locker? (simple low key email submit?) Any advice on which one I have an account approved with Adscend but never even got round to CPA lockers etc and certainly not something I have dabbled in before so am happy to take all the advice you want to provide.

    Email opt-ins? Recommend any plugins or if this would work well? Aweber type? Build a subscriber list and promote CB stuff etc with it?

    Small Paid membership? WP plug-ins available for this? Do they tend to work these days?

    Just want some ideas, nothing overkill but suitable ways of monetizing this blog as I think now it clearly has a dedicated target audience and with some more marketing it could be a nice little earner for me I just dont want it to try and come across as a cash cow and lose the audience if you get me.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. MillionDollarAdMan

    MillionDollarAdMan Registered Member

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    Usually when adsense isn't an option I use affiliate banners for related products, stuff from CJ usually. I made decent money on an IM blog with some CJ banners promoting web hosting and stuff like that.

    Building a list is absolutely a great way to monetize, but you have to do it right and offer lots of free quality stuff to keep your list happy and trusting before you start springing products on them, but that's IM 101.
     
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  3. Delboy2424

    Delboy2424 Regular Member

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    Can you recommend any decent plugins for list making?