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My Uncle has a huge all White Hat Authority Site. How can I monetize??

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by greggggg, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. greggggg

    greggggg Regular Member

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    My Uncle owns a museum/history website for a large city. I'm trying to brainstorm and figure out ways I can monetize the site so that we both can make a profit.

    Just to give you some information about the site, people usually go there for information on the city. He does have an online shop, but it doesnt do that well. A simple redesign could help get it more attention. The Alexa ranking is only about 750,000+ but the backlinks this site has are really impressive.

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    This is all complete white hat, so many of the links are "click here" or "link". They aren't optimized terms for the site.


    What I'm thinking is this. Since the site is an authority for Boston (not the real city), I could create pages that are for Boston Tourism, and see if I can get the site ranked at the top Boston Tours, Boston Hotels etc... I'm thinking this would be still a little difficult but the large backlink base and authority of the site will help. From there maybe I could sell advertising space or run an affiliate program maybe?

    Any other suggestions on how I can monetize this site?
     
  2. jon_xx_x

    jon_xx_x Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I think your idea is fine. Also check out semrush.com and see what it's already ranking for, there might be some good keywords already close to ranking in the top.
     
  3. hotbot336

    hotbot336 Newbie

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    don't sell your space for advertisement, infact do your own cpa marketing.
     
  4. aStroke

    aStroke Regular Member

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    If the site has high PR, just sell links. Or sell local advertisement from around the city.
     
  5. SahL

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    The site would have a high PR IMO.

    Make a blog and sell links.
     
  6. ryanjm

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    Yeah with that kind of link juice that must be at least a PR5 and maybe PR6/7. If it's PR6/7 you could make a few thousand right away just selling some links on the homepage.

    Long term I would definitely explore more affiliate offers for related niches and somehow work them into the site.
     
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    yeah i would say that the online shop probably needs to be redesigned. I had a site once that had a horrible bounce rate yet I knew I was the only site that had the information ppl were looking for. Why was my bounce rate so high? Because on my main page I decided to make it look pretty instead of making it look obvious where to go to get what you wanted. Once I fixed this my bounce rate went way down.

    Look at google are they really amazing and or simple to the point on how to get what you are looking for?

    People don't care if its a beautiful site, if they have to do 3 clicks to find what they came looking for you lost.

    Affiliate CPA is amazing, and don't just stick with clickbank or something like that, what you need to do is look at the demographic that comes to the site, find out what they are looking for and give it to them in the quickest possible manner.

    If they are only looking for information you can still make money with affiliates programs.

    As I said don't limit to clickbank for instance lets say your ppl will likely buy cosmetics, then do a google search for cosmetics affiliate sites, chances are you will find someone much better than clickbank.

    Hope this helps, let us know how your journey goes. PEace.
     
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  8. scarer

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    can some one tell me how to get those stats thing? i am searching almost two days on how to know the number of backlinks my site has!!

    Please help
     
  9. scarer

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    can some one tell me how to get those stats thing? i am searching almost two days on how to know the number of backlinks my site has!!

    Please help
     
  10. CoolAmp

    CoolAmp Registered Member

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    you should leave his site alone because he got as far as he did without you and your "bright ideas"
     
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  12. G-S-T

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    I can turn this into a cash machine. Sent you a PM
     
  13. Marcink99

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    what tool did you use for this seo website report?