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please critique my plan of action

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by serialfish, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. serialfish

    serialfish Newbie

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    I have a micro niche selected. I have the domain and I'm setting it up. I am planning on having a simple Wordpress theme with the following. My main worry is that it's too much for this type of site (perhaps I should do less).

    Without stating my actual niche, I will use 'Linux' as a fake example.

    I will have a blog (the main page) with at least five posts before I start trying to generate heavy traffic. The top blog post will have an adsense block (336x280).

    Another page that would be 'Linux 101'.

    A third page would be 'The Best OS Ever' and a link to my hop-page for a related clickbank prodcut.

    Last page is privacy policy.

    In the right toolbar on every page, I will have a widget for a related Rev Share affiliate program ad.

    So, four pages in the navigation menu.

    My questions:
    1) My main focus (in my mind) is driving people to the Clickbank product. Should I steer clear of the adsense completely to look less 'ad happy'?

    2) If I keep adsense, should I just have an ad in just the top blog post, or in every post?

    3) Should I skip the '101 page' so my reader doesn't get distracted?

    I know all of these are opinion questions, but I figured those with more experience may have good opinions.

    Thanks in advance.

    I am planning on doing A-B testing as the website progresses, but I want to make sure I start with the right foot forward.
     
  2. kboxer7

    kboxer7 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    In my humble opinion...and from experience, it would be best to either focus on adsense OR the Clickbank product and not both. Having each will most definitly decrease the clickthrough rate on both. If you are not building a large number of micro sites, then you would prob get the most ROI from just using clickbank. Make sure to have your main offer (the product) above the fold on every page of the site.

    I would leave the "101 page" keeping the verbiage a little promotional in nature.
     
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  3. serialfish

    serialfish Newbie

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    Thanks for the help. Exactly what I was looking for. So, followup question on the placing the Clickbank above the fold.

    I am planning on keeping the blog posts to where every post ends with a link to my hop page. There will always be at least one post above the fold. Is this the best way? Or, should I make some sort of flashy banner ad between the header and the first post?
     
  4. GreyWolf

    GreyWolf Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    The banner ad idea is definatly an opinion issue. There are plenty of people that might disagree with me, but I like banner ads. If you're trying to drive traffic to your clickbank product then having a visually enticing banner ad might grab the attention of a few more people. Some people will be sold by your sales page, but some people are very visually oriented, and the banner ad might grab some of those for you.
     
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    Guess you haven't heard about google giving one page micro niche sites a good slap last month.
     
  6. serialfish

    serialfish Newbie

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    I'm definitely not going to have just one page, so hopefully google's slap won't apply to this 'type' of site. it'll be about a microniche, but it'll be more fully developed.

    1)Main Page
    2)101
    3)Privacy Policy
    4)Sales Page

    Pages will be added as the blog expands as well.
     
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    Thanks for pointing that one out for me sqhunter, is some useful info to be found in there.
     
  9. GreyWolf

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    I think that happened mostly because so many people have been following hotboys '300 adsense microniche site' method. It pretty much started flooding the web with thinly disquised mfa sites, and most of the sites weren't as good as hotboy's sites.

    Google was bound to slap them, but I don't think that means microniche sites are dead. Especially if they're built around selling an actual product, instead of designed to just get adsense clicks.

    If you've created a product that you want to sell, a single page site is many times the best solution. By definition you're page is going to be a one page micro site. It wouldn't be in googles interest to make it more difficult for a buyer to locate the places that sell what they want to buy.

    If you build a microniche site around a clickbank product that you're trying to sell, then you should still be able to make that happen without getting slapped for it. It might be more important now for it to be a good quality site, but that was inevitable. I think quality is going to become a bigger issue for most websites soon.
     
  10. dfrancon

    dfrancon Regular Member

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    i don't think anyone can tell you for sure. you just have to test various things to see how it works for your particular niche. generally though, you want to decide what your most wanted response is and focus on that.
     
  11. dfrancon

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    ooops
     
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