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What to do with a dying blog because of its dying niche?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by agent_mango, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. agent_mango

    agent_mango Regular Member

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    Hi guys, I have a gaming blog about a popular game on Facebook. The game is very popular in 2009. I ranked number 1 on Google with 3 keywords with this game and having 1k unique views / 3000+ Page views a day back then. I monetized it with Adsense and I was earning $12 - $20 a day for 2 years.

    But now it seems that the game is dying. It affected the traffic of my blog. I am now having 200 unique views/ 700+ pagevies a day and my earnings went less than $1. The blog's PR is only 2. My rankings dropped from top 1 to nowhere to be found on 100 results on the main keyword. F**k penguin!

    Shall I retire this blog? I did a keyword research and found 1 keyword having 130k traffic volume using the [exact] match. Do you think it is still worth it to pursue this?
     
  2. n2zen

    n2zen Regular Member

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    If you've got an EMD, then perhaps 301 it over to another domain with a couple of pages dedicated to that old game.

    If it's not an EMD, then evolve the site and start carrying other, newer games, and leverage the traffic you already have.
     
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    Tishoy Regular Member

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    sell it
     
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    agent_mango Regular Member

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    Oh gawd! It's an EMD :(
    I guess, I have to purchase another one and 301 redirect it. I'm gonna have to start from scratch again. Thanks for the reply!
     
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