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Got a proposal from a Classified Ad Site asking me to share my content, Should I go fr it?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by dreamcoder28, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. dreamcoder28

    dreamcoder28 Regular Member

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    Hi guys,
    Yesterday I got a mail from a Classified Ads website, giving me a proposal to post the content of my site on their Classified Ads website via feed. Further, in the mail they said: "Please let us know if there'll be any monetary term involved".

    A little recap about my own site: It's an authority site in my niche and right now I'm getting 1400+ unique visitors/day and 3200+ pageviews/day, my only source of income is adsense which just now rose to a steady $3.5/day (ctr is 2%), keeping in mind that I launched this site in Jan 2012, right now I'm working very very hard, posting atleast 5 high quality self-written articles on my site almost everyday.

    I think these guys are showing interest in my site because my site has very high quality unique content(Now i realize why they say "Content is KING" :) )

    So guys please suggest me: should I go for this proposal and Should I "Involve Monetary terms"? If yes then how much ?

    Looking forward to hearing some great suggestions as always

    Thanks a lot guys :)

    \\ Cheers //
     
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    you can (should) ask for a little money to give your content via feeds. Also remember that you will be getting traffic from them and that means more clicks. So it's a win-win situation for you. Remember to only keep the title and 2-3 sentences in your feed to bring the people to your site.
     
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    Considering this, I wouldn't really charge much for it, if at all, because it brings you more traffic and PR.
     
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    I wouldn't care about money a lot. Traffic would be more than enough. However, Don't you think 2% CTR is very low. Would you tell me how many pages do you have, please ?.
     
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    Thanks a lot guys, I really appreciate your help :)

    One more thing guys, they sent me a sample feed too and looking at the format I'm not sure if there will be any backlink for my website(never worked with .xml files, so don't know If there'll be any backlink), have a look at the sample feed they sent me:
    Code:
    <listing>
    <record>
    <ad_title>
    <=!=[=C=D=A=T=A=[ ad title ]=]=>
    </ad_title>
    <ad_description>
    <=!=[=C=D=A=T=A=[ ad description ]=]=>
    </ad_description>
    <ad_category>
    <=!=[=C=D=A=T=A=[ category name ]=]=>
    </ad_category>
    <ad_city>
    <=!=[=C=D=A=T=A=[ city ]=]=>
    </ad_city>
    <ad_location>
    <=!=[=C=D=A=T=A=[ locality ]=]=>
    </ad_location>
    <images>
    <image1>image url 1</image1>
    <image2>image url 2</image2>
    <image3>image url 3</image3>
    <image4>image url 4</image4>
    <image5>image url 5</image5>
    </images>
    <custom_field>
    <field1></field1>
    <field2></field2>
    <field3></field3>
    </custom_field>
    <user_name>
    <=!=[=C=D=A=T=A=[ user name ]=]=>
    </user_name>
    <email>
    <=!=[=C=D=A=T=A=[ email id ]=]=>
    </email>
    <mobile>
    <=!=[=C=D=A=T=A=[ mobile ]=]=>
    </mobile>
    <address>
    <=!=[=C=D=A=T=A=[ address ]=]=>
    </address>
    <phone>
    <=!=[=C=D=A=T=A=[ phone ]=]=>
    </phone>
    <website>
    <=!=[=C=D=A=T=A=[ website ]=]=>
    </website>
    </record>
    </listing>
    
    would this format give me any backlink? should I give them my feed url and tell them to configure it accordingly?

    I think they just need my content and want to show it as a classified ad on their website and don't want to give any backlink (pls correct me If I'm worng, I've never worked with .xml)

    yeah bro, 2% is pathetically low and specially when the avg CPC in my niche is $0.05 it hurts badly.. btw I have some 100 pages on my site(including 90 article pages). Any ideas to increase the ctr ??
     
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    I don't know much about .xml either, but if they don't link back to your site, then they are going to be your competitor. I would ask them if they will link back to the original article on my website or not.
     
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    yup, so let me first make this clear

    Will update soon..