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Monetize 10k Articles Plus Generated Information

Discussion in 'Associated Content & Writing Articles' started by mattzoing, May 11, 2015.

  1. mattzoing

    mattzoing Newbie

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    Hi there!

    As part of a project that has nothing to do with anything on this forum, I ended up creating an application that I describe bellow. It has proven to work pretty well for what I intended to do, but reading some threads on this forum I thought it would be a good idea to try to monetize it somehow. I've written a few questions for you at the end of this post, I hope you can help me!

    The main purpose of this app was to analyze content that is generated on certain websites and blogs I selected. So for each new article, I save its content and clean it (remove noisy parts, some HTML tags, etc). I then extract named entities and keywords using an ad-hoc algorithm, this is used to create an automatically-generated summary of a few sentences in length. I also added a score I call "engagement", it let me estimate how good/interesting the article is based on user interactions on social networks. With all this information the application assign to it a general category and selects a few other articles that may be related, and that users may be also interested in.

    The database has right now 100 sources, more than 10k articles analyzed and more than 2300 categories. I also have the email of 1200 users that used to consume these articles, together with what they read and liked.

    1. How would you monetize all this information? I know the articles are not original, but I believe it could be valuable anyway given all the information I added to them.
    2. Do you know any company/site/whatever who would be interested in buying the database or paying for articles like these through an API? I'm not going to sell the application or any of its components, just the content it generates.
    3. Any other idea regarding how to make some revenue with this? I'm willing to try!

    Thanks,
    Matt
     
  2. hotdew

    hotdew Regular Member

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    You can offer the content for sale as PLR articles. Populating a website with content is expensive, and while the general consensus is that spun and rewritten articles are not appropriate for money sites; a lot more people buy into the idea of using spun and rewritten content for tier link-building, filling up PBN sites with content, Parasite site content deployment etc.

    That's where your PLR articles come in. You could sell them as packages on IM forums, or on gig-like boards (Fiverr, SEOClerks) and have an accompanied branded website (shouldn't cost you an arm, many thanks to WordPress).

    As for the emails, I'd suggest you keep them for now. I think they'd be of more use to you economically speaking than a buyer.