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How to monetize sports news website?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by directaxcess, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. directaxcess

    directaxcess Power Member

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    I have a sports news/information website that gets around 40k+ unique visitors every month -- but this month it should be 75k+ (if the numbers stay the way the way they are thus far).

    I was wondering though, how can I properly monetize this traffic? AdSense has a terrible CTR & CPC (although I've only placed one ad in the sidebar) and has barely made any money. So I come to you experienced blackhatters for your advice... what is the best to way monetize all this traffic in the sports niche?
     
  2. maxxtuner

    maxxtuner Junior Member

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    niche specific website = cpa and affiliate offers related to the niche. test different offers and keep the offers which bring you the most money.
     
  3. huryu

    huryu Newbie

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    Create links directly to cpa/affiliate offers based on the subject of each post.

    For example:
    If a post talks about golf, at the end of the post you will "sell" equipment to play golf. (find a network that lets you create direct links to specific products or categories).
    If the other post talks about working out, link to supplements, gym equipments, etc.

    Make it look natural, like if you were really trying to help your site visitors. Don't let them think that you are linking to the products just to make money.

    It may take some time to do it, but it works great because you can explore all your niches and sub-niches.
     
  4. mat671

    mat671 Newbie

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    according to me, best way to moneytize is affiliate offer from sportsbook. At the end of each article, try to post a link "want to bet on this match" + try to post news related to betting. All of this ofc depends on where you are based and if bookmakers are legit for your market.
    let me know if you need more advices !
     
  5. ajithrocksca

    ajithrocksca Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Ewan-L Regular Member

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    CPA and AdSense sounds like the best option :)
     
  7. Petko

    Petko Junior Member

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    Hey mate,

    As mat671 and ajithrocksca wroted, sport betting affiliates are one of the best options. If you make research, you will find that biggest sport websites have sportsbook banners - That mean this is good source of income. Also you could contact some sport related comanies and offer them banner advertising or any other form of online advertising.

    Good luck with your site!

    Cheers
     
  8. eagleshot

    eagleshot Junior Member

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    I will pay to put an add on your website... PM me. I sell sports services.
     
  9. brainstorm1

    brainstorm1 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I continually advocate for selling adspace directly to companies who offer sponsorhips. Why give money to other companies? Why be unable to control sizes dimensions etc. so that your users don't stop visiting?

    Talk to some sports companies like Spalding etc. Try to get some advertising spend there.

    EDIT: Look at the post above me. There you go!!
     
  10. gooderpoker

    gooderpoker Newbie

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    I am in the same boat getting alot of traffic but no idea what to do with it. Sportsbook banners on the side of my site do not seem to be converting well.
     
  11. nanana86

    nanana86 Newbie

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    you can online stream sporting events like soccer games and content lock it with cpa companies for example with mgcash.You can find the full method shared by meathed1234 by typing "Want to make 4 figures watching the SuperBowl?" in the search.
     
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  12. raticals75

    raticals75 Regular Member

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    Thanks for the advice guys.....I will check out meathead's Thread.