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Video game forum monetization

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by zoomsixx, Nov 12, 2010.

  1. zoomsixx

    zoomsixx Senior Member Premium Member

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    I have a console based video game forum that is currently getting over 100k unique hits a month. I'm looking for ways to monetize the traffic. I have tried Adsense in the past and made $300 a month until I got booted for having links to torrents on my site. I thought about goign to CPA route but not sure I want to have bunch of popups or restricted pages requiring people to fill out surveys. Just doesn't seem to be the way to go.

    Does anyone have any ideas or experience with this type of site? I would even consider taking on a partner if they really knew a thing or two about making a buck with a Vbulletin forum.
     
  2. zappys

    zappys Junior Member

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    Try to advertise free web browser games . I think you will make a killer with that ones.
    Make sure you A/B more then one offer , also A/B some placements for your ads , this will help you getting more $/visit .

    good luck
     
  3. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    With that sort of traffic you should be able to sell private ad space quite easily.

    Either do it yourself or use a site like http://buysellads.com/
     
  4. alejandro p

    alejandro p Registered Member

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    test every single gaming CPA out there.

    Also, sending incent traffic to a content gateway seems smart.

    Who cares you're getting 100,000/month besides your hosting company?
    I'd rather have 1000 visitors I'm making money off of than 100,000 I'm not.

    The goal is $$$ not some self gratification when you check your analytics.
    Your bank account should be your report card.
     
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    alejandro p Registered Member

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    Good point.

    I also recommend isocket. They are the ad platform behind TechCrunch, ICanHazCheeseburger, etc.
     
  6. LiamLC

    LiamLC Regular Member

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    You don't need to do pop-ups to do cpa. Say for example you had a free Black-Ops offer. You could make a banner, sig, and stick thread saying: get Black Ops FREE or whatever and then link them to the CPA offer. You could make some good mula$$$. I could help you if you with various ideas if you want, just PM me.