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I have a website with over 100,000 (consistently) monthly uniques...

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by hctap, May 22, 2014.

  1. hctap

    hctap Newbie

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    Hey guys, please excuse the low post count from myself, I'm pretty new to IM and I only found BHW a few weeks ago so I've been cramming in as much info as possible since then and not really posting!

    Anyway, I have, for lack of a better word, inherited two websites that are supported by magazines. One of them is massively popular, the other not so much. Website A is getting consistently over 100,000 unique visitors each month (it has a very active forum) whereas website B is currently on just over 3,000. Now these websites have been seen as afterthoughts for the last few years and it's a bit of a miracle that one of them has been able to get such a high amount of visitors. Currently the only way they're earning money is through private ad sales but these are being sold off at ridiculously cheap rates.

    I've been tasked with coming up with a plan of action for these websites to monetize them and generate a revenue stream that is higher than current. If I were starting a new website on Wordpress I would have more of an idea of what to do, but these sites are full of articles (not necessarily written with SEO in mind however) and the websites have been made on Joomla. I'm thinking the first thing I need to do is tell the sales people to stop devaluing the ad space on the sites and to start using Adsense?

    Thanks for the help guys, I hope one day I'll be able to give some knowledge back to this community!
     
  2. Tokarev

    Tokarev BANNED BANNED

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    Depending on your niche, you may choose between Adsense or CPA. If it is a high paying keyword you are ranking for, then it's better to use Adsense, otherwise you may get a higher profit from CPA. Wish you the best.
     
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  3. Automated

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    Various things you can do. As stated, adsense or CPA. You could also build an email list and market them affiliate offers.
     
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  4. JasonS

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    If you're getting that much uniques than the two best ways is to build an email list and sell ad spaces through buysellads.com
     
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  5. hctap

    hctap Newbie

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    Thanks for the answers guys, so I just found out that the website with with 100,000 uniques also has a mailing list of 8,000 people as well. I'll look into monetising this right away.