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Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas Blogs... try it?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by asiriusthoth, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. asiriusthoth

    asiriusthoth Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Ironically enough after reading a blog post on the Adsense Blog about "Holiday Sites" I decided to create a Christmas auto-blog website. It would of been nice to create a Halloween site, but unfortunately I don't have enough time to get this setup and marketed correctly before the big day.

    Accordingly to Google (and I can confirm this) quite a lot of "holiday" advertisers pay premium for Google Placement with adsense. I have been running a website that is about "Unique Gift Ideas" and around the time of Valentine's Day I see my click go from an average of $0.75 to up around $4.50 per click. This lasts for about a month before V-Day. I've seen this for the last 2 years now...

    So I created a Christmas site (well... a niche inside of Christmas) a few days ago, and i'll see how it goes. What I did/will do:

    #1 Bought a .info site a GoDaddy for a couple of bucks. I then will host it on my personal VPS using cPanel/WHM.

    #2 I ran my wordpress auto-installer (script I wrote; it makes the install about 95% automated), and select what theme I want. I useed Artisteer to create a quick looking Christmas template.

    #3 I setup the blog and i'm having it grab articles from SeoLinkVine, and Videos at VideoSwiper. I'm writing 2-3 articles a day and using TheBestSpinner, and i'm also submitting some of those articles to various article resources.

    #4 I created a FaceBook Fanpage, Twitter Account, and YouTube Channel. Posting on all of those a few times a day. I also am posting some of the articels and/or videos to Digg, StumbleUpon, Reddit etc..

    (Forgot to add) #5 I am currently using ScrapeBox to find high (PR6+) Christmas blogs so I can "manually" submit comments to.

    #6 I'll sit back.. and see what happens.

    I do see that Google has indexed the page and also indexed 14 other pages within 2 days of it being up.

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    SO.... anyone else doing the same, and seeing higher prices per click?
     
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  2. nufaman

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    You are too late.

    Lots of competition out here and it will only get harder as the season aproaches, so new sites won't have a chance right now.
     
  3. kodakurot

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    I started working on a site on Christmas Gifts in August. Submitted it to Google Webmaster Tools yesterday. Right now it's on the 8th page for "Christmas Gifts 2010". Would be nice to have it on the first page, but as nufaman said lots of competition. I don't use any Blackhat methods.

    I just hope some keywords are able to pull traffic and I make some sales. Not very successful so far. Been promoting health CPA offers.
     
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  4. ExtraWinner

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    Not realy true. Lots of people will wait for last moment, open new site and spam the hell of it with Xrumer.

    Website as we know will jump in to the top listings for 1-3 days before being sandboxed. And this 1-3 days will make tehm huge $$$$
     
  5. makingfastcash22

    makingfastcash22 Senior Member

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    Yep... I got one started in the beginning of August... on page 3 in Google... Need to make it move up ! :)
     
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    1 christmas blog from last year went PR3 from 1 comment and is front page, didnt make much last year, but after ranking high since then Ive been getting clicks in June for christmas stuff lol
     
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    Yeah, well... don't think it is so easy, but who knows, might work.

    BTW that fuking squirrel is making me dizzy!!


    Yup, me too, I have a xmas related blog that is getting a nice amount of daily adsense clicks already
     
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    True... it might be a bit later for Christmas 2010, but imagine 2011 :)
     
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    makingfastcash22 Senior Member

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    What freaks me out is some Very Talented Guy Has almost every Keyword locked up with a Squidoo Lens... Now thats badass!
     
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    lol ... I noticed that lens. Does google really like 40,000 words on a single page?
     
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    Man they must... They love this lens... :)
     
  12. BassTrackerBoats

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    I built a site based on a certain Christmas term in January of this year and have made close to 4,000 from it thus far. I expect to see it do real well after Thanksgiving.

    12 page site... nothing more than that. Wrote a bunch of articles to promote it and haven't done anything to it/for it since March.
     
  13. Josh116

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    I see no point. Despite the fact that it is a seasonal event, it's one of the world's biggest annual events. The market is too competitive.

    Kudos to you for trying it. I hope it goes well for you.
     
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    I think you're wrong... I have about 12 hours in my site and am in the 4K range in terms of revenue from the effort and we haven't even hit the busy season.

    I have an old friend that writes songs for a living and his stuff is picked up by some pretty big artists... he has made most of his money from his Christmas songs. People spend money when it comes to Christmas and lots of it.
     
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    They do, but that tends to be absorbed by the bigger, cheaper companies. Christmas = reliable (bargains). A lot of people are broke at Christmas too! Anyway, I'm not saying it's impossible, I'm just saying that it'll be very hard.
     
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    You have to compete with keywords you have an ability to rank for... making 300.00 per hour for my Christmas site seems pretty good to me.
     
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    bass tracker, is this from adsense, amazon, or cpa offers?
     
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    all the guys here are genius.. great idea to put some quick money in pocket...even i m going to setup for new year....
     
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    The thing is with a successful holiday site, it's not just quick cash... it will generate revenue year after year over and over again once you get it set up and back linked properly.
     
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