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Impressive Traffic - Shitty Website? WTH

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by NetForceOne, Jan 22, 2016.

  1. NetForceOne

    NetForceOne Registered Member

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    Hey guys, I'm working on a blog and while I was doing some research I came across a website called minq.

    It really sucks I can't copy/pase the link but here's the deal:

    According to SimilarWeb, the website is ranked 18th in the Beauty niche. 18TH! They have a traffic of 1.60M users/Month and 77% of those 1.60M are redirected from Social Media. Now 99% of the Social Media Traffic is from Facebook.

    They have 715k Likes on their Facebook page, with an average of 10-100 Likes a Post...

    Now can someone tell me what kind of sorcery is this?

    The 18th biggest beauty website in the world has almost all of it's traffic coming from Facebook but there's absolutely 0 engagement on that platform. HOW? No one cares about what they're posting.. and the content is really crap.

    Now this is in the Making Money section because with 1.60M Monthly Active Users, they're probably counting the stacks.
     
  2. remon24

    remon24 Power Member

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    Ok after some research what i found is they have 3.5k KWs ranking with total search volume of 6.74 million and they are ranking for some big terms ,So your fb only traffic is not true also they are spending on content discovery n/w too.
     
  3. Vanrithy

    Vanrithy Power Member

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    That site seems fine to me not as shitty!
     
  4. Devilfish1688

    Devilfish1688 Senior Member

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    I also curious how they do it...

    SO summary they also buy FB ad to boast the traffic???
     
  5. MonsterMag

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    Traffic arbitrage most probably...
    The violate at least two adsense guidelines here:
    a) 5 banner-adspots on page
    b) fixed/scrolling banner in the header

    Good to be big... then you get away with everything...
     
  6. NetForceOne

    NetForceOne Registered Member

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    Relatively shitty compared to it's competitors. Check out the websites ranked #1 - #10 in the beauty niche, they're massive companies.

     
  7. NetForceOne

    NetForceOne Registered Member

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    So where's the traffic coming from ?

     
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    If you are big and established you can negotiate custom deal with Google. I have even seen a website that would post an adsense popover that would trick you to click it - but the site was top 10K.