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Need Monetization Advice For This Blog

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by coreygeer, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. coreygeer

    coreygeer BANNED BANNED

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    Well, recently I started leveling characters in World Of Warcraft but with these I decided to blog about it from going 1-80.

    If you play WoW, then you'll probably understand what I'm about to say, if you don't.. skip this paragraph. We decided to level up without BoA gear/the auction house/add-ons/gold or help from our mains. We also decided to let the WoW Community choose what class we play/what kind of server we play/what faction we play.

    Well right now, we're getting decent page impressions from the visitors via the World Of Warcraft forums but so far zip. I'm looking for advice/suggestions on monetization and what I can exactly do with this blog. Adsense right now is not picking up anything close to relevant ads so that's kind of a bust right now..

    Any suggestions?
    http://1to80.blogspot.com/
     
  2. isire

    isire Newbie

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    hey, i don't know much about world of warcraft, but everytime i want to break into a new niche, i try and figure out what type of products those people would like or want. So what you can do is google "world of warcraft" and see what sort of ads come up. There aren't really any besides the official one, but thats not where you give up, it's where you begin. Next thing I'll do is click the more options on your google search and find the wonder wheel and similar search tools. Use those to delve deeper into the topic and more into a niche that has products. I easily stumbled across other world of warcraft guides that have google adwords ad, so you know that you can make money if those ads populated your site. There are a bunch of ways to go from there, you can either try and have your page rank for those type of search terms, so that those ads display, or see how those guys with the actual ads are making money(if they can afford to advertise, they probably make money) and see if you want to compete/can do it better(because you're already doing it).

    In the 5 minutes I spent searching (and i don't know much about warcraft) I found got to the keyword "world of warcraft guide" and these are the ads
    From there you just need to use your brain. Here are some of the search links i ended up on.

    similar search(look on left side for wonder wheel): xxx.google.com/webhp?hl=en#q=world+of+warcraft+guide&hl=en&source=lnt&tbs=clue:1&sa=X&ei=ItxATMyuC8OcnAeA-v3kDw&ved=0CBIQpwU&fp=917f288a9c3cbb27
    guide: xxxx.google.com/search?hl=en&q=world+of+warcraft+guide&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=

    Good luck,

    $ire
     
  3. jelinky

    jelinky Newbie

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    clickbank has some ebook WoW leveling guides you can try to sell. Maybe make a shirt on Zazzle. have you tried offervault to see if there are any wow related cpa offers?

    another idea would be to make or offer some kind of incentive to WoW players for filling out a zip or email submit, for instance you can find some special zone or area in the game and tell people that if they give their email or zip they will get a map to the place. you can even go on WoW and talk to other player directly about this. search the forum, there have been a few gaming guides like that to make money.

    im assuming your not going to have much luck selling anything, so personally, i would suggest freebie offers or incentives. there are lots of ideas unthought of in this niche, im sure youll come up with something good if you continue to think about it.