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My CTR is appaling

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by tommyownz, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. tommyownz

    tommyownz Regular Member

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    Hi, Ive got this blog: http://www.lostseason6.co.uk and my CTR is like <1%, is there something that I'm doing wrong or does God just hate me?
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    tygrus Supreme Member

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    You have to drive some more traffic to it and some different types as well. Bookmark the hell out of it, drive some article traffic as well and then start link building it and hope it climbs in PR, however, its probably a pretty competitive topic so that may hurt your efforts. I can't think of anything else to do.
     
  3. tommyownz

    tommyownz Regular Member

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    Thanks, but what do you mean by the bookmarking bit?
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    tygrus Supreme Member

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    Social bookmarking? you know with Social Marker, or some such software? Builds about 50-100 links to your site at places where millions of people roam and gives you a kick start with some linkjuice. It standard procedure for any blog, post or article. After, you need to link build it manually.
     
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    tygrus Supreme Member

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    I personally use onlywire.com. It gets you to about 30 sites but its free and way faster (after initial setup) than anything else out there except for maybe Bookmark Demon, but you pay $100 for that software.
     
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    tommyownz Regular Member

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    I see what you mean, but how can I amend this?
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    Put in some more references to the series, maybe include the KW 'television series' and other similare keywords throughout your posts, perhaps some of the actor's names etc- I think this is the problem, as darkaspitch said, your ads are totally unrelated to your site.

    I would also experiment with other colours- at the moment they are kind og 'greyed out'.
     
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    tommyownz Regular Member

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    Cheers guys, i'll get right on it. :)
     
  9. shm03

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    Move the bottom adsense square up to the top on the left and replace the middle one with a leaderboard one. So you have

    [adsense ad] [adsense ad] [sidebar]
    [ posts ] [ posts ] [sidebar]
    [ leaderboard adsense ad ] [sidebar]

    Then on your post pages use the big 366x280 adsense block below the post title and above the post content.

    Then try using a darker blue link closer to #0000ff color that should help it stand out more and if you still aren't earning much, try image adverts as they will stand out more, but they make your site look more spammy...
     
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    tommyownz Regular Member

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    ^ Nice ideas, thanks