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My IM Experience failed, ideas very welcome

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by lewibnb, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. lewibnb

    lewibnb Newbie

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    Last year, december 11th, just before xmas i lost my job as a van driver, company went into liquidation, didnt even get my last weeks wage, what made it worse is the fact that i have 6 daughters and a wife to look after, with no savings, xmas was tough.

    Ive always been interested in computers and IM, so decided to give IM a try. I gemmed up for a few month, learnt all about keyword research, finding niches, building websites and generating traffic.

    i took the micro niche route, targeted low comp, high traffic keyphrases, made up my sites, promoted them and put in place aff links.
    traffic came - everything looked promising, but alas, traffic slowed, and conversions never came.

    i have so far made no less than 15 sites targeting micro niches, all carrying aff links, some only 1 or 2 aff links. all the content has been unique, all have been promoted, but alas, all have followed the exact same route and died.

    today i have finally found out why, i cannot believe it has taken me nearly a year and 15 sites to work it out.
    google keeps banning all my new sub domain sites. i dont know why, i would have guessed that it must mean that my main domain is banned but it isnt, google has over 3,000 links of mine there.

    so anyways, ive got one site to work with.
    its a bodybuilding forum, its used mostly by people as a library, it averages 1,000 visits per day, and over 30,000 hits.
    my question is, should i be targeting these visitors with cpa offers? or would you do it another way?

    thanks for your time.
     
  2. crashed

    crashed Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I'd use a sale product -> something in mens fitness.
     
  3. lewibnb

    lewibnb Newbie

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    Just looking at some offers now, thanks for the reply!

    its a difficult one because im in the uk but over half of my traffic is from the states!
     
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    BlackSeng Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Hey bro,

    don't give up.

    Why don't you try CPA offers since your traffic is mainly from U.S?
     
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  5. crashed

    crashed Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Being in the UK don't confuse things. Here's a simple method...

    Install OpenX
    Enable GeoIP (using the free database)
    Add a banner space to your forum
    Add banners from both UK + USA limiting them by Country

    = Sorted :D
     
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  6. csgcsg2

    csgcsg2 BANNED BANNED

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    did you only promote 1 domain and all the rest subdomains? y dont you purchase 15 different domains and market it differently, less risk right?
     
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