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Is MNS dead?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by mystycs, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. mystycs

    mystycs Junior Member

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    I was just thinking about making some MNS's and now i see that they rolled out a new update from Google here. http://source-wave.com/google-emd-update/

    Apparently people said its not worth it anymore to make MNS's as google is totally killing it?

    Is this true or should i still go ahead and try this?
     
  2. zebrahat

    zebrahat Elite Member

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    Google keeps trying to kill free organic traffic for small online business with constant changes, but the process has done more to kill Google's credibility than anything else. Just study the many, many threads here on BHW on this subject (ie, hit the search button).
     
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    eternalwarrior Junior Member

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    MNS is almost dead. Don't waste time on it. I have invested a lot of time and money on building MNS until stupid EMD update came out!

    Focus on building an authority site.
     
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    So its authority sites that works today?
     
  5. zebrahat

    zebrahat Elite Member

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    Nah, focus on both authority sites and MNS. This is like the fourth or fifth time G has tried to bury MNS, LOL. Whichever type of site you try to focus on as a small IMer, Google will try to kill it. The issue isn't EMD or MNS or AS, it's free organic traffic for small online business---Google ultimately doesn't want marketers to have a long term successful site built on free traffic, it wants them to all 'move on" to paid placements. If everybody migrates to building authority sites, Google will come up with an excuse to de-rank 'spammy' AS as well. Evolve and adjust, don't leave MNS in the dust.
     
  6. WebDev

    WebDev Regular Member

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    You're spot on

    The sad truth is that ANY site you build nowadays will have a shelf life of only 3 months - then Google will kill the free traffic you get from them

    Don't believe it? - read this:
    thelazymarketer.com/blog/2012/10/29/10-seo-facts-that-will-simultaneously-make-you-pissed-off-thrilled/


    PS. Don't shoot the messenger!
     
  7. mystycs

    mystycs Junior Member

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    So should i still go through it if it can get 3 months out of it? And what is authority sites?
     
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    AQGrimm Junior Member

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    No, MNS aren't dead. It all depends on the niche you choose and they way you build and maintain your website. I built 5 new MNS sites last month and 4 of them are ranking on First page now, all 5 are EMDs.
     
  9. WebDev

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    That's his advice - build em fast, but have another site ready to launch when Google cuts off the traffic after 3 months

    An authority site, is a site that you invest a lot of time, effort, and probably money - you know, original content, good user experience - the type that Google says you should be building - trouble is, those sites get hit after 3 months just the same as auto-blog type sites

    I've been advocating the building of authority sites for the last few years - but not any more

    If you can churn out sites fast, and turn a profit within the first 3 months, then build them - otherwise don't waste your time
     
  10. nonin

    nonin Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    MSN isn't dead... And it hasn't got plans to do so as long people buy windows devices... it is

    Out of 100 visitors - my sites get 1-2 visitors from msn or yahoo search (you should see them as one)...

    .. but, they are still your possible customers with quite a decent bounce rate.
     
  11. gvncerri

    gvncerri Regular Member

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    Micro niche sites still work, but the "micro niches" mut be smaller: even more micro. I'm focusing on long tail keywords now
     
  12. zebrahat

    zebrahat Elite Member

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    I strongly suggest others look at the article WebDev cited, it spells out the current reality with stats from currently successful MNS sites.

    Authority sites still make some sense if you put them on aged domains (Google's ranking algorithm seems to only torment brand new domains). You may also want to simultaneously build MNS and AS sites together, as in design 15-20 MNS on related niches, that could also work together in a single authority site (write 5 articles per MNS, manually rewrite them and put the re-writes on the AS).
     
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    This is my first time i visit here. I found so many entertaining stuff in your post, nice to see that. especially its discussion. From the tons of comments on your articles, I guess I am not the only one having all the leisure here! Keep up the good work.
     
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    I would try build an authority website rather than going with emds. Maybe if you focus on some long tail keywords and stuff but i guess google will kill you in the end anyway.