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My blog was making money and I didn't realise it!

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by stingow, Aug 28, 2009.

  1. stingow

    stingow Registered Member

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    I was just checking my paypal account last week and kept getting payments that I wasn't expecting but I just shrugged it off and thought the more the better.
    Yesterday I had a good look at my account and checked all the money that had been going in and where it was coming from. It was only then I found that I was getting paid every month from a couple of websites that sell traffic.
    I had set up a website in january on the domain buywebsitetrafficreviews dot com and just put up a simple wp theme and joined as an affiliate off a few buy traffic and hits websites. I added a few plugins for seo and just left it and had really forgot about it and started doing other things. Looking back in my paypal account I have now been earning a steadily increasing amount from this site and it has been getting some good traffic.
    I could not understand this as usually if I forget about a site it just goes dead and the traffic dries up. I only did a bit of promotion to begin with then nothing else and it has been over 6 months since I really looked at my site at all!
    So I went to google and typed in buying website traffic reviews and there was my site no. 5 from top out of 206 million results.
    What I had done was add my site to blogcatalog when I first made it and this is showing up in google at no. 5 spot. I dont even remember adding it to blogcatalog. LOL
    Just goes to show that if you have a good keyword phrase for your domain and add your site to the right blog sites you can start earning over time.
    If you check out the site you will see that it is pretty shitty but I suppose as long as you give people what they are looking for they dont care what your site looks like.
    Hope this helps some people.
     
  2. nukeyourbrain

    nukeyourbrain Newbie

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    Man Stingow, this is exactly the kind of post that makes me want to keep going with web design. I just wish I had the insight to come up with some decent niches that would produce with little effort involved. But if it were that easy, everyone trolling on here would be on vacation instead lol. Grats on your luck. GL on future endeavors.
     
  3. richjerkoff

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    It surprises me how sometimes one's worst sites do better than the pretty ones. I agree with you that a good domain name with your main keyword phrase gives you a head start.
     
  4. MirniPobjednik

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    i dont believe your story.
     
  5. arybegok

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    can u recommend some "affiliate off a few buy traffic and hits websites" or may be some u've used to?
     
  6. flybeta

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    whats good money wheres your traffic coming from
     
  7. Vas^Co

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    i believe on it cause my blogspot have on first google and kick payed domain ^^
     
  8. TrevDawg

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    the same thing happened to me earlier this summer. I forgot i had an autoblog I set up on a health related niche. It's the only site i've been using with bidvertiser.

    when i logged in to my account for the hell of it, it was a nice surprise to find $150 in there. :D
     
  9. SamuelCoats

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    Yeh but noone gives a shit what you have to say.

    Anyway luky you ;) Same thing happened with me once lol. Made a blog with some clickbank ads and wala... logged into my clickank to find a few hundred bucks xD
     
  10. nukeyourbrain

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    lol... amen Sam. I bet my non existant income on the fact that he is not lying. Think about it. If any decent amount of traffic comes to your site for any reason, you can find a way to monetize it. I have a post on my blog with the title "Korean midget escort donkey shows are not a pretty site". It has nothing do do with korean midgets or donkey shows, it's just a comical title... but my analytics shows most of google search traffic comes in the form of people looking for combinations of the keywords "korean midgets", "midget escorts", and "midget donkey shows".... if there was a midget escort affiliate signup I would be a rich man.
     
  11. stingow

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    To answer any questions I can only tell you what has happened. Most of the traffic is coming from google through people searching for website traffic to buy. This is where the good keywords in the domain name come into play. When people go to buy something online they sometimes want to get reviews about the product or service before they buy. So they will type in the product or service they want and then reviews. I.E. ipod nano reviews for example. My domain is buywebsitetrafficreviews dot com and this is where the traffic is coming from. If you go to google and type in buy website traffic reviews or even buying website traffic reviews you will see my site about 5 from top in the bolgcatalog domain. The thing is that it does'nt take a lot of traffic to make some sales because the people who come to my site are highly targeted and are ready to buy some traffic for their site. This is the type of traffic you need if you want to make sales. The site may be only getting 40 or 50 visitors a day but it is the right type of visitor who are looking to buy website traffic. Much better this traffic than a couple of thousand non targeted traffic who stumble upon your site.
    This is why now I always buy my domains with targeted keyword phrases in them. They may take a while to find these phrases but it pays of in the end.
     
  12. edithhuneycutt

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    What kind of promotion have you done to your WP website to begin with?
     
  13. stingow

    stingow Registered Member

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    To promote it in the beginning I just added the google site map plugin and the addthis wp plugin. There is also the whydowork adsense plugin in there. I also added the blog to some blogging websites like blogcatalog dot com and the top social networking sites. The blogcatalog dot com site is the one that is getting my site onto the first page of google so I would recomend adding your blogs to this.
     
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    thanks for the tip dude..so how about your site now..still keep on making auto-pilot money?..
     
  15. xonica

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    lol i found out i was making money without realising it recently too , me and some of my girlfriends did some femdom recordings on niteflirt last year sometime , i checked back for a month or two after and nothing so i just forgot about it , then i logged in last week and 342 dollars..yay...for a 3 min recording of me telling the guy what a worm he is..lovin it! :)
     
  16. hmeister

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    I totally believe it, one of my sites was neglected for about 9 months and i didn't touch it once and when I checked my adsense account, it was earning $3 a day. Ok it's not much but I did not touch it all in that 9 months. It had about 60 posts on it and that was it.
    Well done mate/OP