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What would you do with Apple traffic?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by rsquare, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. rsquare

    rsquare Newbie

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    I have a site that over the last couple of months has seen an increase in traffic. It is an Apple Computer and Apple related products and tech site and I wanted to get some ideas about what you guys think would be a good way to monetize the site.

    Thanks all
     
  2. shodan

    shodan Newbie

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    Most obvious I can think of - put up banners/links for merchants with an affiliate program that carry apple products.
     
  3. hotwicked

    hotwicked Regular Member

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    I would think joining Apple's affiliate program might be one of the first things you could do.
     
  4. tekg0r

    tekg0r Junior Member

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    anything targeted to apple / apple resellers / apple accessories. Affiliate, CPC ads and also CPM ads, depending on the volume of traffic you get.
     
  5. rsquare

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    I should have added that the site is a blog and I have plenty of Apple related products and ads but they just don't convert. This month I am seeing an average of 250 users a day and growing but not a lot of clicks on ads. I am considering changing the design because the content seems to be the draw but the layout may be what is missing the mark.
     
  6. lunatic

    lunatic Registered Member

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    why not put a egay-aff shop on your site. if you have wordpress, theres a plugin for that kind of solution. pm me if you need further informaiton.
     
  7. oldenstylehats

    oldenstylehats Elite Member Premium Member

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    If you cover 3rd-party applications for the Mac, you might also want to consider offering cheap ad rates directly to developers, rather than going through other channels.
     
  8. alfardo

    alfardo Registered Member

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    I have an apple / ipod / iphone site that is getting 500 uniques aday. I have just added some links to itunes through linkshare. seems to be converting quite nicely. If its a blog you have you can update it with latest album releases for itunes.

    Just a thought.
     
  9. bvb

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    maybe some kinda email submit offer promoting free apple products? not sure how well it would work but prolly worth a try
     
  10. da buck

    da buck Regular Member

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    I would try and join the Apple affiliate program through CJ. Link specific items straight to the Apple site.
     
  11. SlowNsteady

    SlowNsteady Registered Member

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    you need to stick with apple products if you have apple in the url. don't put anything up that's in direct competition to apple or you'll get a Cease and Desist and most likely lose the domain, they could take it either way. Hope this isn't the case. Anyway I'd be pushing CPA offers for a free ipod, free itunes credits etc, you get the jist.
     
  12. bigmoneyX

    bigmoneyX Registered Member

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    alot of other Apple blogs use BackBeat Media. Seems like they are pretty dedicated to this niche specifically

    PHP:
    www.backbeatmedia.com
     
  13. rsquare

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    Thanks everyone for the ideas.

    I have stayed with Apple products and services and I have had Apple store products on the site. I had it set up when they were with linkshare with 1% commission and 15 return days, I had occasional sales but I made the mistake of checking Non-Commissionable Sales Report one day and found over $10,000 in sales for one month that exceeded return days. That sucked!

    I have iTunes on the site via linkshare but I've not seen any real return on it. I may try setting it up differently as I am now using the RSS feed.

    I've had free iphone and ipod ads on the site but no real results.

    I might give egay another try.
     
  14. CoolAdvisor

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    try promoting mac games, at bigfishgames.com you can find some of them (bfg has an aff. program)
     
  15. rsquare

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    Good idea I might give that a try -thanks
     
  16. vivalafeva

    vivalafeva Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    edit because cant post this suggestion in regular forums
     
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2008
  17. fred030

    fred030 Registered Member

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    i think some related cpa offers will do good on this kind of traffic