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Running Pligg Website - Over 20k Members - How to monetize?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by joemamama, Apr 4, 2013.

  1. joemamama

    joemamama Registered Member

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    Hey guys,

    I'm running a Pligg based social bookmarking website and am only earning $3/day via adsense. The site gets over 10k visits/200+ articles/100+ members in a day (you could see the stats in the image below).

    In order to submit the articles, the user has to go through 3 steps and be registered. I'm not sure how advanced bots are, but I'm getting the feel that a huge percent of all submitted articles are from bots. If anyone has any suggestions or tips I would love to hear them. Thanks!

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  2. prophecyprojekt

    prophecyprojekt Regular Member

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    I mean think about it. What real normal person is still using Pliggs?

    Put some Clickbank product banners on your page and then check your analytics with them to see if you get any clicks. That might give you an idea.
     
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  3. BHopkins

    BHopkins Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    I would estimate approximately 100% of your "members" are bots. You can test this by emailing them. The fact that you have 10k members tells me there are bots who can register on your site.
     
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  4. SEO_Alchemy

    SEO_Alchemy Senior Member

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    You're lucky yo be getting the $3.00/day in adsense. Pligg is not a bad platform to run if you make it unique, market it, and make the registration/submission process secure. You would also need to delete about 95% of the accounts on that site, and essentially start from scratch. Because if your site is just like the 2,000+ other Pligg sites out there then yes, it is just Spam fodder for anybody running bookmarking campaigns (like me LoL). So either clean it up, make it super moderated, and promote it wherever you can..... or pass me the url, and I will make sure you get at least 100 new bookmark submissions everyday from me personally :)
     
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  5. HerpDerpSlerp

    HerpDerpSlerp Power Member

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    scrap pligg and code or buy another CMS
     
  6. prophecyprojekt

    prophecyprojekt Regular Member

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    Use Drupal instead.

    btw sorry if i too am unknowingly spamming your site bahaha
     
  7. tranza

    tranza Power Member

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    Thats 100 a month, if you getting 3 usd a day, that might be cuz webmaster click your ads to help you out (i do sometime).
     
  8. seomarketing10

    seomarketing10 Newbie

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    $3 is too much for pligg! I've tried in several places and hopefully $0.25
     
  9. rootjazz

    rootjazz Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    If you are making $3, make another 100 sites!
     
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