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Monetizing Spammy Article Directory

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by grassyxcloudz, Oct 30, 2013.

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Can this traffic be monetized?

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  1. grassyxcloudz

    grassyxcloudz Newbie

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    So I have an Article Directory (built on ArticleSetup), it was intended to be a article directory with quality articles, but I kind of forgot about it and never turned auto publish off. So now its just a spammy article factory. It gets about 50k UV Awstats, 2k UV Google Analytics; more if I don't limit the bandwidth. I put chitika ads on the site, I didn't want to risk adsense as I suspect some if not most of the traffic is bot traffic.

    My question is how can I monetize this traffic? Or is it truly just junk traffic only good for lowering alexa (which it happens to do well)?
     
  2. grassyxcloudz

    grassyxcloudz Newbie

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    I'm not usually one to bump my own thread, but this is something I'm actually curious about. Anyone have ANY thoughts on the subject?
     
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    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Premium Member

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    You could try selling the traffic.
     
  4. grassyxcloudz

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    Thanks W130SN,
    I thought about that though, but how would that work? Would it just be a simple redirect to another url?
     
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    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Premium Member

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    That's the way I would do it.

    There might be better solutions though.
     
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  6. ipodtouchhackerisher

    ipodtouchhackerisher Senior Member

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    I would also say sell ads on the site and keep updating the articles.
     
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  7. grassyxcloudz

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    I don't think anyone would pay for advertising on a spammy article site, I could be wrong though. Any experience/thoughts on the quality of site people are willing to put their ads on? Also when I turn off auto publishing for articles the traffic slows down, that would factor into it as well correct?

    Sorry for all the noobish questions, but I do appreciate the input :)

    What about selling links (homepage/contextual) on fiverr? Or is that market too crowded to turn a real profit?
     
  8. ja1myn

    ja1myn Senior Member

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    See if any of those spammy articles actually rank anywhere for money keywords. It's a long shot but it happens more than people think. Like if you have a page on your site that is ranking for a popular affiliate keyword, you could put your own affiliate banners and link onto the page.
     
  9. ipodtouchhackerisher

    ipodtouchhackerisher Senior Member

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    You could be shocked, some people just want traffic and don't really care where it comes from. Fiverr on the other hand is a great option if you can get ranked as a top seller if not it is next to impossible anymore to get a good start because everyone is using it.
     
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    ja1myn Senior Member

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    This is true. I knew a guy who was basically a con artist and would send shitty traffic to a thin site and mass produce them and just sell them off to newbies. Sad but true.
     
  11. grassyxcloudz

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    Thanks both of you.

    I think I'll make a few gigs on fiverr and see how it goes. I probably won't be a top seller but 5 bucks here and there is better than none, right?

    Again thanks for the input guys. If you have anymore suggestions I'm definitely open to them.