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[Question] Big/large niche or smaller sub niche for starting autoblogger

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  1. alexj.affiliate

    alexj.affiliate Junior Member

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    hey guys whatsup.

    after reading some cool stuff about autoblogging i came to the conclusion that you kinda have to host a wordpress blog on your own and not at wordpress[c.0.m] since you will not have the possibilities to use adsense etc on wordpress[c.0.m]

    so i want to get started and already did some experimenting in the weightloss niche, but heres the problem im facing:

    for what i believed untill reading some threads here you have to chose a smaller subniche so you will have less keyword competition and a better overview of the topic and articles. but now im reading on this site that most people advise big niches like health, hollywood etc

    so whats better to start with, a large niche like health or a smaller niche like weightloss for autoblogging

    your sincerley,

    Alexj
     
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    For targeted micro niche autoblogs you have to ensure guaranteed ranking and mass production of autoblogs. And for large niche try to make turnkey websites. SEO doesn't matter that much because rate of returning visitors will be high.
     
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    ScrapeBoss Elite Member Premium Member

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    There are advantage of having subniche sites is that you can easily focus on the subniche and properly monetize the sites. Going for big niche will take too much time and effort because you would need to battle to rank for many highly competitive keywords. There are many keywords you would need to compete for. In the case of subniche, you have few keywords to compete for.

    For instance, imagine building a big niche site called "WEIGHT LOSS". This is a big niche and there are many keywords you need to fight to rank for. Now consider a subniche called "BELLY FAT LOSS". This is a subniche under the broad weight loss niche. This subniche will take less effort to succeed in.
     
  4. alexj.affiliate

    alexj.affiliate Junior Member

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    hmm well thx for the reply but im not that well known with terms like turnkey :p so what do you mean with turnkey ?, also i want to start my first autoblog in the health/weightloss niche but as you can read from my question im not sure if i should make a autoblog about health products and just include weightloss content or that i should make a micro niche like weightloss autoblog. im pretty new to this so any advise would help

    thx for the reply and advise so far i apreciate it.

    your sincerley ,

    Alexj
     
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    alexj.affiliate Junior Member

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    after i posted my reply to the first reply i saw your reply :p thx for your advise so your stating what i already though ? microniche easier to monetise cause of easier and less big keyword competition... then why are people in the "autoblog on crack" thread saying that big niches are the way to go.. do they if monetised produce more income like longterm then micro ? or whats the big deal with large niche autoblogs

    are the pros of large niches ,more content to leech and a larger group of potentialy interested people ?

    thx again for the advise im rly learning alot from this forum.
     
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    There are two ways you can go about this:

    1. Autoblog - You can create autoblogs in the different health niche you are interested in. The problem is that the content on your site will be duplicate content found on other sites on the internet. However, there are plugins you can use to reduce the effect of duplicate content. You would also need to build a lot of backlinks to be able to rank higher than sites displaying the original content you are duplicating.

    2. Unique content site - You can build a health niche site from scratch. You write the content yourself and you customize everything as you want. The problem is that you need to spend much money on articles. The more articles you write for the site, the better your chances of making money with it. The articles are unique. Therefore, there is little burden of backlink building on you. You will also be able to get good constant traffic from the search engines. The problem is that the number of articles you can have on this site will always be limited.

    Unlike an autoblog, you can have even more than 20,000 articles and thousands of other news and videos on the site, all on autopilot with the use of a plugin. Now imagine creating a unique content site with 20,000 articles. Assuming you outsource the articles at the rate of $1 per article, you would need to spend $20,000 to write articles. Imagine spending that amount to build content for a site. That does not mean that the site will make you money.
     
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    Of course, some people say that big niches are the way to go. However, you should be aware that niches are not the same. If someone makes money from SPORTS niche (big niche), it does not mean you would make money from FAMILY (big niche). The two of them are big niches but the level of competition is not the same. A subniche under the family niche is PARENTING. The parenting niche is very competitive. Under the sports niche, BOXING is a subniche that is not competitive. You can easily succeed with any website you build for this niche.

    Succeeding with a website is not a straight-forward answer. You need to try many things. Do some trial and error. Sometimes, you may even lose some money in the process. All is about learning from others to discover what works for you.
     
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  8. alexj.affiliate

    alexj.affiliate Junior Member

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    ok i understand i have to do some trial and error to succeed and im not asking for spoon feeding :p
    im aware of the pros and cons of both autoblogs and unique content niche sites. and im sure i want a autoblog instead of a unique niche site. however im not sure if im going to target micro niches directly or target them indirectly trough a larger niche in my autoblog(s).

    i already experimented a bit with weightloss and like the niche however i could ofc choose a more large niche like health and target the weightloss niche indirectly

    i understand that you can be succesfull with both. but im kinda a newbie on this and already have a little experience in the weightloss niche and would like to continue that but the large amount of people advising big niches like health and media made me hesistate.

    so i need a bit of a kick in the but to make the dicision :p

    thx alot all of you for the replies
     
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    In my opinion, you should have a mix of things. Do not just stay with one idea. That has helped me a lot in internet marketing. If I were you, I would do the following:

    1. Have a mix of autoblogs and unique content websites.

    2. Do not stay with the weight loss niche alone. You dont need to have experience before you make money from any niche (though an experience may give you some advantages).

    In internet marketing, sometimes those niches you thought would make you money would fail you completely. Those niches you thought would not make you any money because of there competitiveness could be the ones really making you thousands of dollars per month.

    If you want to start with big niches, do research to be sure it would not be a waste of time and money. If you would go ahead for any big niche, do a proper plan to defeat the big competitors in that niche.

    Spread your tentacles. Mix the whole ingredients together in order to have a good result. The losses will be compensated with the gains.
     
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    What I refered to as trial and error was that you should not be afraid to trial new ideas you come across. This may cost you little or no money but it gives you an opportunity to discover how you can make your strategies better to start making money online as you should. Do not be afraid to take risks. All you need to succeed may not be available through any other means apart from trying and testing what works and adding your own creativity to it.
     
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    alexj.affiliate Junior Member

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    ok i understand i should target more niches in the future and spread my "tentacles" i guess your prolly right about the monetise part that some niches of which you might think they wont make money are those actualy giving money. about the competition i think i should target a niche at first which isnt too competetive as im a bit of a newbie. so the big competition in the larger niches is actualy what im afraid of that i wont be able to out-run them. i agree that if you do something you have to have a propper plan. i also would like to know whats your opinnion in subdomain vs whole domain for each microniche, like i could ofc make a domain with a larger niche keyword and then make subdomains. also im just a student som i dont have that much money to just throw with in hope it will make money so im realy planning everything and maybe overthinking :p


    p.s. is a autoblog about penisenlargement considered pornographic content ? that would make it a bit dificult to monetise(adbrite doesnt alow it for example) but i see potential in that microniche like i have a blog made just 2 days ago and without any social bookmarking or seo i got like a good bunch of visitors.
     
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    I will explain autoblogs on subdomain, subfolder and main domain as follows:

    A. SUBDOMAIN
    1. Your web pages can appear in the search engines multiple times for the same search result.
    2. You can save money on domain names because you only have to create new subdomains to install all your niche blogs

    The problem with subdomains is that they cannot inherit the pagerank of the main domain name

    B. MAIN DOMAIN NAME
    1. Your sites are well secured in case anything happens to a particular domain name. It is like not putting your eggs in one basket.

    C. SUBFOLDER
    1. Creating sites in subfolders can save you money on domain names
    2. Subfolders can inherit the page rank of the main domain name

    Since you have a little budget, you can just buy one domain name and create your sites or autoblogs as subdomains or subfolders
     
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    Penis enlargement is adult related. If you want to make money from the niche, you can join CPA programs. Many CPA programs offer money for different kinds of trial offers picked up by your blog visitors.
     
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    Ok thx for being so patient and taking the time to explain some things. I decided that with my budget subdomains or subfolders are the options i have to consider. If i am not mistaken cause englisch isnt my main language, what you are saying is that if my main domain has a decent pagerank then that will increase the pagerank of my subfolder aswell and that it isnt the case with subdomains ?

    Also should i go with a very main domain since i want to target different niches with one main domain. Like for example bestarticlesite[net]/weightloss ? Or just start with a large niche domain name get some subfolders or subdomains of subniches like for example besthealtharticles[c.o.m]/weightloss

    Your realy helping me out here bro ! Thx alot
     
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    The main domain name influences a subfolder in terms of pagerank.

    Use a domain name that is general since you want to create different sites through one domain name. For a subfolder, this is the format:

    besthealtharticles[c.o.m]/weightloss

    For a subdomain, this is the format:

    weightliss.besthealtharticles[c.o.m]

    Keep in mind that subfolders and subdomains have their advantages and disadvantages.
     
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    big thx mate , last question :p (for now at least :p) do you advise going with (first choice domainname[c.o.m]) and if that isnt available choose (another domainname[c.o.m]), or just register the first choice domainname at a .[info] domain
     
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    You can use any domain name you like. However, it is better for the domain name to contain keyword that you want your website to be about. If you want to use the domain name for multiple websites, you use a general word. In terms of the domain extension, dot com may be better because it is popularly used.