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traffic to automotive site. (questions)

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by datsunguy, Dec 28, 2016.

  1. datsunguy

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    I'm in the process now of creating an automotive news/photography website, and i was wondering if google adwords is generally the best way to buy visits to my site? looking at investing between 5-10 euros daily in the beginning. still wrapping my head around a lot of other ways as well, i know i can get free traffic to my site from social media. from instagram alone i can get 300-700 unique visits per day to my site (conservative estimate) from the 50+ Ig accounts that i have.

    as far as paying for advertising in a low budget setting what would you recommend google adwords or another service? (i know that with adwords you get 75 euros worth of free credit which is neat).
    and in your experience has adwords been the right choice for you? has it brought in enough traffic whereby its become profitable enough to keep reinvesting in it? i know these questions can vary wildly depending on a number of factors but i'd still like to hear what your experiences are.

    current setup traffic sources for when my site launches:
    -instagram (50+ accounts all setup and aren't spam including 6 pages i post on manually and they directly represent the 'brand')
    -twitter (early stages but its growing)
    -partnership with youtuber (working on creating partnerships more)

    working on setting up traffic sources:
    -drivetribe (car based social media site)
    -facebook page (need to develop this much more)

    Monetising:
    -i plan to monetize via google adsense (once i have enough quality content and get accepted)

    -and setting up an online merch store via big cartel. (i've had requests for merchandise in the past from followers on insta)

    -possible option on selling ad space (without a 3rd party like adwords)

    -paid for articles by companies looking to sell a service.

    -affiliate sales with amazon with an store on the site

    usually I hang around the IG section of this forum but it is time to set up a proper site, start growing even more. any advice is much appreciated!
     
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    se900se Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I strongly suggest not to do adwords and do Facebook ads instead
     
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    Focus on one area that you control.
    So that your focus is not broken and abandoned the work.
    Saa just apply one focus, until they are earning passive income I
     
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    really is it that much more effective? still can claim the 75 free credit and then just leave it at that and invest in facebook ads instead.
     
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    doesnt really answer anything...?
     
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    do it
    yes way more cheaper and effective
    you can advertise through the native ads also

    don't monetize only with adsense
     
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    What is your strategy? If you are planning to draw traffic from Adwords and then monetise using Adsense, well you cannot do that as it is prohibited to do so as per Adsense TOS. You need to look at a different traffic source to monetise with Adsense.
     
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    thanks! as for adsense i do have those other options as i posted, and i've read before that in order to get approved for adsense i have to apply and implement that first before a also sign up to other ad-companies otherwise its harder if not impossible to get approved for adsense.


    Did not know that you couldn't do both thanks for telling me

    my main goal is to setup the website and get that running and get enough traffic to it so that it can support itself and continue to grow.
    Im not trying to make a passive income from this and like others have done. My plan is to grow the website to be able to work on it full time without needing another source of income.
     
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    its pretty easy to get in with adsense if you weren't banned before
    there's only few companies that will take you in if your site has 0 traffic as traffic the only reason they would be interested with you
     
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    Automotive is a very high end niche. If you have a proper business plan then get an investor on board and scale it up because it needs a full team to work on regular content as this is a very dynamic niche with twists and turns on daily basis. Covering new launches of vehicles is very much required to get linkbaits and future traffic.
     
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    it will not be that kind of site, i said news as it's the easiest way to call it but the main focus of the site is the culture side of the automotive world. covering launches of new vehicles and products isnt a priority.
    they way i am on track now i will be looking at a absolute minimum of 5 new articles/videos per day mon-fri weekends will vary more. I won't be the only one contributing/creating content.

    Investor wise i do not feel that it is necessary as im not aiming to compete with the larger car-news sites.
     
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    Don't rule out participating in forums that the Automotive guys hang out in. I've made a ton of money using niche forums to drive traffic to sites.

    Also, there are a ton of FB groups in which people participate in that niche as well. That will be a bit harder than the forums to get your feet in but it is worth your time to check those out as well.
     
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    Thanks for the tip! looks like both forums and fb groups can be a great source of targeted traffic.

    I have very little experience with reddit, I better start educating myself and exploring that more too! thanks!