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What Am I doing wrong Here...?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by q3ick, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. q3ick

    q3ick Regular Member

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    Ive had this blog up for about 2 months and am averaging about 150 unique's per day.

    But so far I have only earned $1.87 with adsense.

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    http://www.iannex.org
     
  2. blackhit

    blackhit Super Moderator Staff Member Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    There´s something wrong with your Prosense theme.

    In the source code for the article page I see 3 adsense units.

    Only one shows up for me. The upper left next to the start of the post. The other 2 aren´t showing.

    Check your adsense settings as well.
    The unit showing up for me is the public service one, and they don´t get you money.
    Block these at your adsense account.
     
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  3. q3ick

    q3ick Regular Member

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    Thank you for taking a look ill get right on that!



    Any other suggestions?
     
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    blackhit Super Moderator Staff Member Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Try one of the other Prosense themes to check if these show the ads correctly.
    I myself never had any probs with the Prosense Grey.


    1.) In your blogsettings go to Permalinks.
    Choose Custom Structure and fill in this: %postname%
    This gives you better SEO-friendly URL's.
    At the moment your URL's look like this in G:
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    iannex.org/?p=655
    2.) Insert a empty index.html file in this folder:
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    http://iannex.org/wp-content/plugins/
    I can see all your plugins, including (what I believe) the hacked CC 3.3.1 from here. BTW latest version is 3.3.5

    All your ads actually showing up will make a huge difference...;)

    As for the CTR. The acne niche is pretty saturated so don't be surprised if despite all your good efforts this is not a big money maker.

    Make more sites using the same method and cover more niches.
    100 sites making a dollar a day = $100 a day!!
     
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  5. top1984

    top1984 Registered Member

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    Thank you blackhit. Very nice suggestions.

    I just added an empty index.html to the plugins folder, never realize that.

    :)
     
  6. roychuk

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    Why do you need an empty html file in the plugins folder?
     
  7. blackhit

    blackhit Super Moderator Staff Member Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    When you go to a site a browser will look for any kind of index file.
    When there's no index.html or index.php in a folder you can see the content of a folder in your browser.

    A Wordpress blog has a standard naming for its folders. So as an example, it's easy to spy on your competitors to see which plugins they use.
    This way you can also see what vulnerabilities a site could have and take advantage of that in a hacking attempt.

    When you upload or create a empty file and just name it index.html your browser will show a blank page since there's no html in the file to process.
    All the content of the folder where you put it stays hidden from the outside.

    Okay there's more to this but this is the simple explanation and the easy way to avoid people snooping around the contents of your site.
     
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  8. q3ick

    q3ick Regular Member

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    Thank you very much blackhit I added the blank index.html file and will get to work on the rest.

    Also do you suggest, that I buy a new domain for each new blog or use sub-domains?

    Right now I am just focusing on one blog until I know what I am doing.
     
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  9. blackhit

    blackhit Super Moderator Staff Member Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I only use new toplevel domains for big projects where I expect a lot of traffic and ROI.

    For sites where I expect a couple of dollars a day I use subdomains.

    Take a generic domainname and build the subs on that.
    Let the main domain age a little, like a month.
    Put a blog on it without any ads and post a couple of articles. Get some backlinks at social bookmarking sites.
    Doing this will build a little trust in the eyes of the search engines for the main domain and this will benefit the subs.

    For the subdomain name you take your main keyword.
    Taking your current site as an example that could be:

    acne-advice.yoursite.com or get-rid-of-acne.yoursite.com
     
  10. jacobs

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    Hi Blacklist, Iwas wondering if you could also give us some tips regardingplugins "foot print for SE Robots", someone mentioned this on autoblogging thread but was not elaborated. Thanks.