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Surprising result with a blog and Social Media Marketing

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Graemyx, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. Graemyx

    Graemyx Junior Member

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    I was pleasantly surprised this morning, when after writing an article on one of my blogs and submitting it to Digg, Del.iciou, a twitter, and the G. marking sites, that I found one of my articles was starred by G. So while my website is on the eighth page of G. (two days after starting the blog) the article i wrote and submitted to all those sites was "starred" by G. and now shows up on the first page above the first spot of the search results!

    Not entirely sure how it happened, but the traffic it's bringing me already is both great and a curse. great, because it's traffic, but a curse because I haven't monetized the site yet and there's not enough on there to make readers come back :p

    Either way, this is my first time doing these whitehat SEO type things and I've already seen GREAT results!

    This G. star system seems to be a great way of getting articles "indexed" when you can't get your site to the front page yet.
     
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  2. jimbobo2779

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    Why not just stick adsense or some other ads on there. I know one of my sports based websites did very handsomely the furst day I put it up and got about 1600 visitors. Ended up making like $65 in about 8 hours from the one site. It was serving up ads for flights instead of sport. Once the algorithm figured out it was fights and not flights they changed the ads on it. I now get about $5 per 1000 visitors but I would suggest get some ads up right away.

    If you have little content on your site your visitors are more likely to click on your ads.
     
  3. Graemyx

    Graemyx Junior Member

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    Oh nice! Well, I didn't have ads on it because I was intending for this to be a much larger-term and GIANT project in the course of the next couple of months, and I didn't want the ads so much to interfere with the readers possibly opting in and whatnot.

    But after reading your suggestion, I went and looked at my stats and noticed I had somewhat of I high bounce rate anyway and figured -- hell, if they're gonna leave right away.. might as well make me money while they do it :D

    So I did go up and put an ad on, thanks for the suggestion!
     
  4. zimsabre

    zimsabre Regular Member

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    I hat to burst your bubble but are you sure your not talking about this.. ?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Stars
     
  5. jimbobo2779

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    This is what my initial thought was but as he stated he was seeing lots of extra traffic and looking at his bounce rate I guessed he was concerned with his new found traffic as opposed to the ranking.
     
  6. sbw27

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    Yeah...it's starred because you fav/shared it using a google service, and you are logged in. It won't be starred for anyone else. Social media is a waste of effort for most money making efforts.
     
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  7. Graemyx

    Graemyx Junior Member

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    I starred it, yeah, but after doing that, as he said, my ranking and traffic randomly boosted by quite a bit, so it had to have done SOMETHING.
     
  8. BookOfRevelation

    BookOfRevelation Newbie

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    Hahahahaha...
     
  9. gesmaster

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    Your a BH star
     
  10. snoozebot

    snoozebot Regular Member

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    LOL. :chicken_w :chicken_w
     
  11. jimbobo2779

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    So you guys are laughing because he is getting traffic? Funny I thought that was the point of this forum. Or have I missed a point here?