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New Blog Day 2 Over 1000 Uniques So Far!!

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by stingow, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. stingow

    stingow Registered Member

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    Hi everyone.
    This is a follow on to a thread I answered about picture blogs.
    Three days ago I set up a new blog on one of my domains that had been sitting for a couple of months. I wanted to see how much traffic it could generate just by posting funny pictures on it. I set it up with wordpress and put up a good theme but did not ad any plugins or anything.Then I found a few picture sites on google and copied some pictures onto my computer and started posting the pics onto the site in catogaries and put them on different pages .I only put about 6 pics on the different pages.
    I.E. funny people, funny sports etc.
    Then I went to reddit and submitted just 3 links from 3 different pages and put a funny title and left it at that. The site took only a couple of hours to set up with all the pics.
    Anyway the next day I checked the stats in my cpanel and I had 475 unique visitors to the site in under 24 hours!
    So I put some clickbank products on the site using the sidebar widget and put up some more pages yesterday and submitted the new pages to reddit again. When I checked today the site has had 563 uniques for yesterday.
    I had some hops for my clickbank products also but no sales yet.
    I also typed my site into google and I had some backlinks already. Someone had stumbled one of my pics and this lead back to my site.
    I always new people loved funny pictures and I think this proves me right.This is the biggest amount of traffic I have had to one of my sites in this amount of time.Over 1000 uniques in 2 days! Dont forget I have not done any other seo to the site yet but I plan to today.
    So if you want some quick traffic to your blog add some pics and do what I did and it will get your site off to a good start.
    Hope this is of help to you.
     
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  2. MirniPobjednik

    MirniPobjednik Registered Member

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    Great and inspiring story!
    Maybe you could try some CPA , use the CPA framer and incentivize the traffic somehow maybe by offering them premiu joke pics lol i m sure someone would sign up.
    This just shows that auto blogging work and always will no matter what they say here.
     
  3. stingow

    stingow Registered Member

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    I have just added some funny videos to the site and will ad some links to reddit. This should keep the traffic flowing.
    Also going to ad some plugins today especially the social bookmark plugin as I think people will bookmark the site if they find a picture that they like.
     
  4. emdubl

    emdubl Newbie

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    sorry but this doesn't prove that autoblogging works, as far as making any money. it proves that if you post a funny link on reddit, then people will click on it. i did the same thing a while back. i was able to get over 4000 uniques in one day from one link, but nobody clicked my adsense ads and i had only a handful of clicks on my cj ads.

    for the most part, people on reddit will click the link, view your pic, and then hit the back button. yes, it's an easy way to get traffic and maybe a few backlinks or bookmarks. but it will take a lot more work to get the organic traffic that might actually click your adsense and make you some money. just my 2 cents from trying the same type of thing over the last month...

    good luck.
     
  5. Jagged55

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    Although I do agree with you that the OP didn't say anything about making money with these 1,000 uniques, why do people feel that other members have to prove to them that methods make money or they don't? If you don't make money with autoblogging, don't do it...very simple stuff.

    It is common knowledge that funny/viral stuff is going to get a lot of traffic. The problem with it is that it is hard to convert the traffic. Visitors come for a quick tour and they are gone. You need highly targeted ads/products or good Adsense placement, CPM etc if you are going to make some money off of it.
     
  6. stingow

    stingow Registered Member

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    I do agree that it will be hard to convert the traffic to get some cash out of it. People will just come to your site and view the pic and then leave. What I am now thinking of is setting up a site about one niche say like camping or something. Then get some camping stuff affiliate links and put up a few banners etc and then add a few funny camping pics and vids if you can find some. Then add the site to reddit with a camping caption which may appeal to campers. If you get people interested in camping clicking the link on reddit they might take a longer look at the site and then maybe click on a few affiliate links and you may get a couple of sales from that.
    I might give this a go in a couple of days but not with camping. I dont know what made me think of camping in the first place. I think I need to lie down for a while.