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How long until you move on?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by pickley, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. pickley

    pickley Newbie

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    How long do you work on a blog until you decide it's not profitable?
    I have had this blog for 2-3 weeks and it's still only getting 14 views a day.

    Is it time to move on to another niche?

    It was my first autoblog attempt, and in retrospect and more research and lurking I figure the niche is not easily penetrable.
     
  2. nufaman

    nufaman Elite Member

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    I wait at least 3 or 4 months
     
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  3. pickley

    pickley Newbie

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    Is there any reason you wait that long?
     
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    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    Yeah, minimum 3 months for most sites, especially blogs. Considerably shorter if it is a product/service.
     
  5. videobroker

    videobroker Registered Member

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    I've learned that first I need to understand the market I plan to sell too and my competition. If I'm going to be just another blog with nothing unique or special, I wait until I am certain I've got something that nobody else does or with very little competition. That usually works. It's hard to come up with a USP (Unique Selling Proposition). The markets that I usually think are going to be profitable end up saturated with marketers peddling their warez. That usually kills the market and by the time you arrive, you get bread crumbs and leftovers. If a blog is unproductive, create another one and then another one. Or, what's best, do like copyblogger or pro blogger and create just one very good blog.
     
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  6. nufaman

    nufaman Elite Member

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    Takes time for the site to get indexed and for its backlinks to get found
     
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    I'm not being condescending, but let me ask you this:

    Do you currently have any MANUAL sites making money?

    I mean, blogs that you personally update with real content or a site that makes you money where the content isn't automatically generated.
     
  8. pickley

    pickley Newbie

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    I have one manual site making money, it used to make more. But for now only £1 per day. It's not my content but it was one of the original swf upload sites, had quite a big user base at one point, unfortunately I had no idea what I was doing at the time, just basic php knowledge. No idea what SEO even was.

    I purchased scrapebox and am just working my way around that. I still don't know the true power behind backlinks, keywords, etc. I guess I'll find out soon.
     
  9. ghastly

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    I write articles for some brit man, and he demands for articles with 3-4% keyword density. Also it is very important to place the keyword 3-4 times on the whole article. Moreover, make sure to at least state the keyword on the first and last paragraph of the article.