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Using Blogger for a Viral Site. Can it work?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Vetes, Dec 17, 2015.

  1. Vetes

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    I'm working on a viral website using Blogger. I'm using that platform for right now as I don't have any money and I cannot code at all. I'm using Adsense for generating revenue and linking all of my work to a Facebook account. If I start really trying to get traffic to this site using techniques I found on here, could it make $200 a day or is this a losing proposition?
     
  2. blackbeans

    blackbeans Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Yeah it will work. I've had blogger blogs with adsense before. No problem.

    Your main focus should not be on the platform but on content and traffic.
     
  3. Pratham394

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    I do not get it. Elaborate please?

    Anyway, Blogger is good. When you generate icome, you can always move to Wordpress.
     
  4. Particle

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    Why the landmark of $200 a day on Blogger specifically? Once you get your first $50 you can move to any other system on a standalone domain.
     
  5. Stemar

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    You should know that you don't own the site, just the content. They can ban you for no obvious reason and I know from my personal experience that a blog can be locked if backlinks are too many, even if they are coming from authority sites.
     
  6. pastorg

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    There are some Blogger blogs that make big money, but depending on a external platform with "singular" ToS is always a risk.

    For making money with blogspot you have to white, white and white. And even being the most white hat of the world you are under the risk that being banned for being reported by a competitor or a troll (the same that is trying to fill your blog with spam comments, puting your link in blacklisted sites for generating bad reputation traffic to your site, clicking compulsively in your ads for generating invalid hits,...).

    With a selfhosting blog using worpress, joomla o drupal, you have to fight against trolls too, but at least you can response without the risk of waking up one morning and finding that your blog is gone (with any possibility of accessing to your content for recovering o migrating it).

    With a selfhosting blog, nobody is going to delete it if you add javascript code, popup ads, content lockers,...
     
  7. IamNRE

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    Nothing is is impossible.

    Give it a try and let us know how it works.
     
  8. bhatjs

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    Yes, as others recommended you; take the step to move on a wordpress platform. You can find free themes all over the web or just buy some premium theme for only 50$ for more uniqueness.
    There is no need for coding knowledge on wordpress and if you need some personal adjustments, you can go to fiver or freelancer to find someone to do it for a cheap price.
    Making websites now have become easy with platforms like wordpress, so dont worry about. And in the end you will learn some little things that can become usefull in your future ventures.

    I, myself, have 3 wordpress powered viral content websites and they are generating revenue with Adsense. Mind that I have a lot of duplicate content with the "Source:" statement and I've never had any problem at all. And if you have traffic from Facebook, you won't mind having these "sourced" posts.

    For the 200$+/day you will need to have fanpages or groups with thousands of people but if you can spend some money on Facebook Ads you can get there pretty fast. (Always depending on which tier country you are targetting).

    Good luck
     
  9. Cryogenesis

    Cryogenesis Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    You at least wouldn't have to worry about the domain and hosting if you do go with a Blogger. And it can handle any amount of traffic too so ~
     
  10. Vetes

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    My plan is to link everything to my Facebook fan page and generate traffic through Facebook. I have a WP theme that I bought for extremely cheap a while back for when I'm ready to go to my own platform down the road. I'm just afraid that I won't be able to understand how to use WP.
     
  11. bryanmoneey

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    WP is easy to use and it's just like blogger. You don't need coding skills to start a WP blog. I had a blogger site that generates 20k+ traffic a day and was removed because of terms. It will take a lot of time to build up blogger blogs but they also have potential to earn money.
     
  12. Vetes

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    I think if I can get to $20 a day or so, I'll immediately switch over to WP.
     
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    WP is easy to use and it's just like blogger. U should choice it.
    Good Luck !
     
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    I know that now-a-days google doesn't allow any free website for adsense. How you are using adsense on your blogger site ? It's confusing to me.
     
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    Not at all. Blogger is accepting blogspots that are 6 months or older for Adsense, just as before. You apply for it through the blogger admin area, wait a couple of days, and get a yes or no, usually a yes.
     
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    I had my first earnings online and it's a $100 from a blogspot blog that I rarely update and was created a couple of years ago. At this present time, you can still earn and place Adsense ads on a blogspot blog even without using your own custom domain.
     
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    Gor for a self-hosted Wordpress man. You just need a few $$ in order to buy a domain name and a host.