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What do I need to do to make my (auto)blog profitable?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by cowcow7, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. cowcow7

    cowcow7 Registered Member

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    theiphoneguide.info is my site.
    I recently created it, i get several hundred visitors daily, but no one is clicking. The site is fairly new, maybe not even a month old, im not even sure if the big G has indexed my pages yet.
    What do I need to do to increase my clicks on my ads? I am going for a mini niche, so would building backlinks make it more effective? And do I need to make a twitter and promote there? I'm considering buying an xrumer blast, anything else i should consider buying?
    What about my ad placement? are text ads better than image? Could someone tell me what I am doing wrong?

    I just need some advice. I'd rather make large site that makes more money than tons of small sites that bring in low to no income.
    my other site which I haven't worked on as as much, i just kinda threw up some feeds and a theme.

    Also, wp-o-matic is not fetching my posts on either of my sites! I did cron job for both of them, but they only fetch if I do it manually.
    If anyone could help me out that'd be great. Maybe PM me, and if you can help me get these sites running efficiently, I would be will to make a "donation: of sorts to whoever helps. And I'm sure the better help you give, the better a donation a coulod give you?

    PM if interested.
     
  2. xplicit

    xplicit BANNED BANNED

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    Your site does not look professional enough, its all over the place. Its my guess that most people dont stay on your site long enough to see your ads.

    Your site is indexed though

    Just a few of my opinions and observations.
     
  3. floflo89

    floflo89 Regular Member

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    omg my eyes hurt.. lol

    #1 get a designer, and make it fast!

    The domain is nice.. but it's a .info..
     
  4. xplicit

    xplicit BANNED BANNED

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    Yep, thats what I suggested.
     
  5. moneymachine01

    moneymachine01 Regular Member

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    What adds ? I didn't even see one.
     
  6. xplicit

    xplicit BANNED BANNED

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    Op, If you want to get your site looking good and your ads in the right spot. Shoot me a PM, we can get you going in the right direction with it
     
  7. gsm113

    gsm113 Registered Member

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    I clicked on Netflix. You can thank me later. :D

    The first thing I noticed is your banner is nice, just find a better way show the website name over it. The white on green doesn't work, makes it hard to read (also use a different font than ARIAL). Also think about adding another column with some widgets... tag cloud, skyscraper ad, categories, etc.

    Other than that I can't really help, since mine probably isn't much better!
     
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  8. petalerror

    petalerror Newbie

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    use some colors
     
  9. antwanmon

    antwanmon Newbie

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    I had nothing useful to say here. Instead I just made an ass out of myself!
     
  10. xplicit

    xplicit BANNED BANNED

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    Nice post Ant...Maybe instead of coming to a thread and act like a dumbass, you can add valuable info, or dont comment at all.

    I kinda like your reply myself though.
     
  11. antwanmon

    antwanmon Newbie

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    I think the ban hammer is in store for me now, because I am disrespecting staff and other members.
     
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    xplicit BANNED BANNED

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    Enjoy the ban.
     
  13. cowcow7

    cowcow7 Registered Member

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    So design is my biggest problem?
    How do I start doing some SEO?
    and will building backlinks build my rank fast?

    edit: also thanks to the guy who ruined any chance i had of getting more answers
     
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  14. xplicit

    xplicit BANNED BANNED

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    He didnt ruin your chance. we are here to help.

    But building links a must for any site. And search google for SEO for blogs, and you will find all you need to know.
     
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    xplicit has said it all. Being frank, the site is ugly and needs to be cleaned up quite a bit, but the good news is that it can be fixed with a little "sweat equity".
     
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  16. cowcow7

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    Don't use the plugins? Why is that? I guess its just easier to post in the widgets? Shouldn't I hav at least ome to auto post the ads in my articles?
    And ads default color scheme is bad? How do i even know what color i need to make the ads when i cant view them from my own IP?

    Alright, I'm go do a huge cleanup, especially with plugins. I have about 3 different "easy" Ad sense that I got from when I realized you can't view your own ads.
    I think I'm going to add an ad on the left widget space, how do I change the ad sizes? I want a 125 x 50 size one methinks.

    And does anyone know why my wordpress admin loads so slow? It gets stuck at loading half page on most anything so it takes awhile to anything done? A lot of my laziness and confusion has come from the admin pages loading slower than a turtle with its head up its ass.

    This is my first attempt at a site, thank you all for helping me learn. I just want to get a profitable auto blog.

    Actually, I realized on problem. I need a different sized ad at the the top.
     
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  17. cowcow7

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    If anyone would like to make an offer on helping getting my site(s) set up, PM if interested!
     
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    Your site loads incredibly slow, you also have adsense stacked up all at the top, and the banners at the top are a little too large. On the brightside, the color scheme isn't horrible. Try to integrate your adsense into your posts more so that they don't stand out as much, and visitors are more likely to click on them. Wordpress and such CMS sites are popular because they are easy on the eyes and well organized.
     
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    Sorry i really dont know,hope you will get answers soon dude...
     
  20. cowcow7

    cowcow7 Registered Member

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    Okay, I'm adding a skyscraper style ad on the left widget, as well as a (better) thick horizontal banner ad on the space below the top site name banner.
    The third add will be posted with every post.
    However the speed at which my site loads infuriates me,
    :1::banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead:.
    I m declaring war on my wordpress until I figure out why ITS LOADING SO FUCKING SLOW.
    The site itself only tskes seconds itself to pull up and olad completely. however, anything in the admin many takes ages to load, and many refreshes, which halfway explains why everything looked so shitty. What is the problem here and how do i fix it? I have TONS of addons and tONS of themes that are not currently being used, coud it be those? I also have 2 other domains under the same account, and although they recieve little to no traffic, they also have all those extra add dons.

    Also, is there a way of like resetting the site completely back to a certain point? Because I feel like I have made many stupid changes that could cause my site errors later down the road. Plus if I reset it, I'd have a clean slate of which i could make a template for my other sites.

    I'm considering strting a new topic, this one has gotten its point, but cant ask what all I need. So... Look for my next topic. It wil be a lot more to the point.
    thanks for the advice everyone! I thanked everyone who contributed something useful.