How To Monetize This

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  1. fukkedup

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    Hello hatters,

    I'm in the process of acquiring a website.

    It has 24,000 registered users.

    Alexa rank is 74k

    Average of 23k UV's/month

    Average of 175k page views/month

    The site is a social bookmarking site with article submissions and a voting system.

    Majority of users are from India/Phillipines/United Kingdom

    Very little referred traffic from search engines

    How to monetize?
     
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    So,you're gonna acquire site without knowing where the traffic is coming from or am I wrong?
     
  3. fukkedup

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    Traffic is 88% from direct access (page bookmarks in browser etc.)
     
  4. dbyrn

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    23K users per month with direct traffic and no organics? Is it cnn.com?
    If not the traffic could be fake.
    D.
     
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    Hi,

    If its fake, I would be extremely impressed with how they have done it.

    I have studied the browsing habits along with the article submissions.

    It seems very legit.
     
  6. Paco De Lucía

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    If this is not being done already, keep the site much the same to keep traffic flowing, and rather than adsense, rotate a series of affiliate, CPA, and other offers that you control -- keeping the ads minimal and targeted could increase your conversion rate..
     
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    no monetization has been deployed yet - no advertising of any kind.... this is why im eager to get it right first time
     
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    ... or maybe these are gsa or xrumer bots :).
    I don't believe in such number of direct hits, but I could be wrong. Have you checked it wit seomoz?
     
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    Then advertising should be as unobtrusive as possible - simple rotating text ads at the top of the page are best. Definitely wouldn't do banners.