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Over 10,000 post on my article directory and still have not made a cent?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by 67731, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. 67731

    67731 Regular Member

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    Just cant say thanks to much!
    I see about 39 of you guys have went to the site and clicked on ads. and that has now made that site worth $48.92!!!!!
    Really this is the most I have ever made in one day with ads, and well none of it is due to my work it is really cool, I started putting ads on sites for the first time
    about two months ago and in two months of ads on a site I almost never touch and have made about $10 each month. . . So sitting at $48.92 in one day is a really
    big boost!!

    I mean, with some work I can make that on my own every day and until I make what you guys have given me on my own in a day I wont be happy. :)

    So all in all it has given me a smile, a boost and well a number to work for.

    THANK YOU!


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    EDIT 1: To everyone that has gone to the site and clicked an ad, THANK YOU! This site has gone from making nothing in two months to making $20 in the past hour!

    :D ALL of you rock!

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    As the title says I am getting people to post lots and lots of crap, but not making a cent off of it...

    What are someways I can make something?

    http://our-news-now.com/

    Any ideas would be great!

    Thanks
     
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    softshred Newbie

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    Here you got more than 1 cent now. I clicked on your ads. Its same on mine too. Working a lot to get success. Best of luck!!
     
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    gsy159 Power Member

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    just a thought, can it be that some automations programms use to post on your page? and not real humans
     
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    Dude you have 800 pages indexed, get the rest index then expect $3 a day
     
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    lol Thanks!

     
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    This is why. ;)
     
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    ;) Thanks guys!

    Now the site has made $1.48!!

    Seeing that I picked up the domain for $1 I have now made my money back PLUS 48% of my investment. . .
     
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    Thanks, but I am not really looking to off load the site, just looking for some tips or ideas on how to make it better.

    I was thinking of taking it all down and starting over. . . But I really dont want to hurt the people who have got the links so far...
     
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    As a side note, I make it a point to glance at ads on article directories and if anything interests me slightly, I check it out with a click.

    Decent AMR directories are dwindling, anything that will make it slightly better for directory owners and make them want to scale up their operation is only a good thing.

    That being said, adsense on an article directory is only a good choice if you monitor it like a hawk. Keep the x-rated posts out, no pharmaceutical keyword posts, keep out the obvious copyright violation posts (such as watch ____ episode ___ online).

    90% of your visitors are going to be webmasters, put up hosting ads, hosting reviews, SEO tools affiliate links, SEO tools reviews, etc. Feature each one in the column right column with an ad banner or something. Catering ads specifically to your audience will get you more money.
     
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    Just want to say, YOU GUYS ROCK!

    The site has now made $6.68!

    I know its only $6.68 but this has made smile. . . . After the week I had this has been very fun to watch.


    But any input on what I should do with the ads?
    Think I should change the design or maybe just try to do some off site SEO in hope it ranks for a few things.
     
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    So having automated content will result in no clicks?

    I think the issue is no humans are actually seeing your site, only robots.
     
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    Thanks! That is great information!

    I should of thought of that from the start, this site is more for the tech people and less for the rest of the world.

    And, yeah after running this site I will also take a look at the ads on any article directories I come across.
     
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    Its not having the content automated, its there are programs that post to the site with out ever really going to the site.

    So a program is doing all the work and taking out the human eyes that see the ad and in turn making it so I get no clicks. . . Well thats what Im thinking.
     
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    Your site is not clean. Lose the tag cloud and the share buttons. They are really distracting, then get your color schemes matching. Usually adsense should match post title colors.

    Now to get traffic you can either start inserting some researched kws into the mix yourself and backlinking them up into the SERPS.

    If you do not want to do that, then use a program of daily categorized bookmarking with a software program. I had some success rounding up visitors this way but I do both now.

    I summarized it here: http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/adsense/362640-life-without-google-mns-using-categorized-social-bookmarking.html
     
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    Great information! Thank you for the input, in the next day or so I am going to really rethink some of the design, and do more to get the site viewed by people. Really after I saw people posting to it I never did any of the other leg work.

    Thank you for the input!
     
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    And yeah, I wish I had the time to watch the post, I did the first few days but then it was taking up a lot of time. .

    only so much I can mess around at work. :)
     
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    What you're up against then, people will of course post junk and anything they can get away with. You'll get some that are adult related. Adult is against the terms of service of Google adsense, so you will get warnings from Google.

    In addition, Google was smacked down for helping promote illegal pharmaceuticals through adwords ... they just had a senate hearing in September about antitrust issues and they grilled Google over that fact. On top of that, Google has deindexed and severely chased after illegal pharmaceutical sites recently. If your site links to illegal pharm, your site will be considered a "bad neighborhood".

    I was reading another article directory owner here talking about what he had experienced, he said something to the effect that he got many warnings from Google regarding copyrighted content and linking to it (from people promoting watching TV episodes online illegally).

    Not to mention, unmonitored article directories are getting deindexed by Google. The other day on my AMR list I was curious and did a check to see whether the sites were indexed in Google ... I then noticed I lost 15% of my successful directories simply because they had be deindexed by Google.

    Not saying you should spend a ton of time monitoring, only that these are the things you're up against if you let the directory turn into auto accept with no moderation.
     
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    Your site looks like crap. I can't even tell where the article is. Once Panda finds this, it will get hit hard.
     
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    Well thanks. . . . Thanks for the input/help?