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Is bingo completely dead?

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by fredluffy, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. fredluffy

    fredluffy Newbie

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    I started a bingo comparison/review site at the start of the year and have struggled to push it up the rankings as it's already an extremely competitive area (stupid mistake I know).

    Anyway, I've worked hard and managed to push the site really high, I've got google number one spots for several keywords I've been trying for -after checking out the estimated monthly searches on the Google Adwords keyword tool and found most to be in the 1000s. Plus, I'm about 5th for severl other site specific keyphrases I've been going for.

    The thing is, I'm still only hovering around 12 visits a day - absolutely appalling. Is anyone else here promoting bingo? What sort of traffic are you looking at? I'm becoming convinced that the whole online bingo market is just completely dead.
     
  2. mrjamez

    mrjamez Junior Member

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    i have a emd bingo site that did a tiny bit well and my gf made a fair few hundered with hers last year but since the updates of google they have come crashing down completely

    when they were ranking the conversions were rubbish!
     
  3. thefarang

    thefarang Newbie

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    There are some gambling specific affiliate forums where you might get a better feel since everyone there is marketing the same kind of product. I can recommend Poker Affiliate Listings which may sound like it's not in your niche but the affiliates on there tend to promote casino, bingo, poker, sports, etc gaming so even though it's about poker most of the people there are promoting other gaming as well.

    In general, the gaming side is tough and getting tougher every day.

    I had a bingo site that I didn't put much effort into. I ended up selling the website because I couldn't figure out what to do with it.
     
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  4. fredluffy

    fredluffy Newbie

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    I'll check it out. I'm currently looking at finding some niches, think I've found one I'm going to direct my efforts to. Think I might just leave the bingo site to bumble along by itself and see what happens.

    How did you sell your site? As far as I understand, if the sites barely making any money then I'm not going to be able to sell it.
     
  5. thefarang

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    I sold it on the site I mentioned above. I didn't really do much more with it other than slap up a website and purchase 5 articles. I basically let it go for $50 or something like that. It might have been $100. I don't remember. It was awhile ago.

    Part of the reason for letting it go is that (in my experience) bingo is big in the UK but not so much in the US. I made some half-hearted attempts at localizing to the UK market but figured the time needed to do anything with the site could be better spent on stuff I know more about.