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Wiki site monetization

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Oukast, Feb 11, 2014.

  1. Oukast

    Oukast Senior Member

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    I've been building up a MediaWiki powered site lately, for a niche we could say for the sake of argument is travel. In the target country there's practically zero competition in this very niche in the local language (and only one competitor in English) so I'm fairly sure after I get the basic structure done and start pushing it there'd be visitors.

    However the thing with a wiki site is the way to monetize it...
    AdSense is out of question, so that leaves me basically with CJ-like stuff. Anyone have any idea how well would such perform? What I see is I could use CJ for affiliate programs for hotels, plane tickets etc., but I wonder how well that might work in the end. Any other suggestions here?

    Also, in case I do go for affiliate marketing, I'd like to have a neat way to redirect people out of the wiki. So is there some (PHP) cloacker that would also have link manager and preferably some simple statistics? I'm familiar with WP and GoCodes, but I feel that'd be a bit of hassle to run, although a blog could be used for technical announcements as well and have the redirection on the side...
     
  2. manolo12399

    manolo12399 Senior Member

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    why no adsense?
     
  3. Oukast

    Oukast Senior Member

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    Because Google is dick. That's why.