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How to invest $1,000 on a established website

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Reelnetwork, Feb 13, 2017.

  1. Reelnetwork

    Reelnetwork Power Member

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    Automotive news website: Made in 2009, gets 600 uniques a day (had more than 2k a day in 2012 though), never penalized. Earned $1,500 a month till 2013 with adsense, but now less than $150 a month. Has over 12,000 unique articles.

    But I have collected $1,000 from it, during last few months. Now I think I should invest on it, but I don't know what will be a good way to. I need suggestions how I can spend on them. You can also PM me and ask for Skype if you would like to help out.

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    Pay for some SEO services to help your articles rank higher, in return this will bring more traffic, and more cash money baby :D
     
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  3. Reelnetwork

    Reelnetwork Power Member

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    No doubt, ;) but these days I really wonder how you find valid "seo services" since we have many friends who are not worth even $10, yet they provide SEO packages that produce no good rather takes closer to penalty and downfall. :eek:
     
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    Did you figure out why your traffic and earnings declined so dramatically? Based on the size of the drop and the size of your site, it sounds like you got hit by some iteration of panda. I've never had a ton of luck investing into sites like that until the underlying problem was fixed.
     
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    Loss of backlinks, many websites have been closed in last 8 years or penalized, also I didn't purchased any backlink building service since 2013. There used to be like 200 visitors a day once, but I got it up slowly.
     
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    buy posts or guest posts on good blogs
     
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    I thought you meant that the traffic loss was sudden in 2013, not gradual over the last 8 years. If it was gradual, then link loss makes sense. Like others have said, I would invest in links. Depending on the quality that you want and the amount of risk you're willing to take, $1000 will buy you anywhere from less than ten to hundreds of them.
     
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    You made a lot of adsense money with only 600 uniques a day! Did you talk about auto insurance on your blog?
     
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    600 is minimum, it happens at least two times that I get over 2.5k visitors a day in a month. It certainly means that there is potential. Yes, I post about auto insurance 3 or 4 times a month.
     
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    There are a few good SEO agencies here but I also would have a look at Upwork. There are a few High reputable SEO agencies there and you can check their work history/feedback/portfolio before deciding on anything.
     
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    Have you been adding content consistently? If it performs well in the past, that would be the first thing that comes to mind. I don't think you should focus on buying SEO for news site.
     
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    Old news site may not like the niche site got the enough potential, but consider your unique articles and authority, if you want to invest, then some new contents, guest posts are enough.
     
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    Yes, content has been consistent like at least 7 articles a day. You are correct that's why I am trying to figure out exactly what is going to benefit.
     
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    Wait, how long have you been adding 7 articles per day? Just recently or you have been working on it that way for a long time? That is odd if you have a big drop if you have been adding content on it for a long period of time.

    Let say you have your content covered, i suggest you to start with your own small PBN. With 1k, you can create a small size PBN, which can be pretty beneficial in the long run. Don't give up half way if you choose this route, it is tempting but it worths it.
     
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    Yes this remains on going for over 8 years. Of course sometimes there were less than 7 articles a day but it was not often.
     
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    Maybe spend time making an evergreen 2k-4k word info article, and build some guest/pbn posts to it and let juice flow through your site for more authority?
     
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    add more networks to it, at least you will make $150 on each, which is closer to $1,000
    best if you can invest this money into buying paid traffic, therefore increasing volumes of what you get on a daily basis and monetizing it with that same networks
     
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    What kind of networks? I didn't got it.
     
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    Obviously you understand that Adsense is not the only network?
     
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    I had request from Ezoic, I used them and their pay is not even good, its something like, $0.50 per 500 visitors.

    I know Amazon.. but other than Adsense and Amazon, what are the other good ones.