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Noob Here, Comment on my new autoblog?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by lumien, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. lumien

    lumien Junior Member

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    Hi everybody,

    I have been reading bhw and trying stuff for the past couple weeks. I had a domain laying around and thought I'd try to set up an autoblog.

    www.hodgecc.com

    I figure if I can make $1 a day off of it, that's enough to pay for a dedicated server each month at godaddy and then I can scale up my operations significantly. Unfortunately the domain kinda sucks as its not a good keyword at all, I am hoping that won't screw me up too much. (as I said, i just had the domain laying around).

    Any comments are welcome (as thats the point of the post). I am just using Adsense with an elegant theme. The site still has some issues I am trying to work around but I think it looks decent for a start.

    Think it will earn any money?

    Thanks,
    Lumien
     
  2. CyberGlitch

    CyberGlitch Junior Member

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    Looks ok. Random posts on the homepage isn't showing anything, fix or drop it. Might take some time but if it stays updated and you market it. Should make a few bucks here and there.
     
  3. lumien

    lumien Junior Member

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    Yeah, the random posts thing is on my list. I had to hack at the php a bit to get other stuff to work, so i am hoping I can do the same thing with it.

    Lumien
     
  4. lumien

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    Ok, removed the random post box. I would have liked it to work but I think its more trouble than its worth.

    Lumien
     
  5. kingbrend

    kingbrend Regular Member Premium Member

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    You should work on your adsense ads. Give the YPN and Adsense All in One plugin a shot.

    It works wonders.
     
  6. wowhaxor

    wowhaxor Executive VIP Premium Member

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    For autoblogs I recommend you look at made for adsense themes, you're after clicks and your ads are kind of out of the way.

    They key here is volume, take simple themes that encourage a high CTR and start pumping them out!
     
  7. coolkid123

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    Add CPA Homie :), Adsense Just Aint Enough To Survive (Even With Autoblogs!) :D
     
  8. lumien

    lumien Junior Member

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    wowhaxor:

    You commented about the theme. Do you think it will make a big difference if I change to a made for adsense theme? I am willing to do it, but if it won't really make a difference I'll just leave it as is.

    I have the 125x125 ads on the right sidebar, and then I have two 250x250 ads side by side on each post. Is this enough? Is it too much? (they are text and images).

    What do you guys think I should do?

    Thanks,

    Lumien
     
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    what are some good 'For Adsense' themes?
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  10. NemoTheOne

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    What are some good ''For Adsense Themes'' for wordpress? What do you lot recommend?
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  11. lumien

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    no more thoughts on the number of ads or the chosen theme?

    Thanks,

    Lumien