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Would this be a good idea for a BLOG site?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by dominicpatterson150, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. dominicpatterson150

    dominicpatterson150 Registered Member

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    So lately I've been thinking of creating a blog that will incorporate all topics. It will be like a "How To Guide" blog with different guides and articles ranging from money to personal fitness. So sorta like a new "Ehow". I'm hoping to using Adsense as a main source of generating income. Would this be a good idea or should I just stick to one niche? :confused:
     
  2. jellis

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    I think its a good idea!
     
  3. dominicpatterson150

    dominicpatterson150 Registered Member

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    I'm just wondering if having all sorts of different content on a blog will help me to get indexed by Google. I understand Google likes fresh and unique content....
     
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    "having all sorts of different content" better focus on "having helpful content", so try to make people discuss about specific topics instead of just offering one simple solution. This way you will generate content and quality visitors. As you start getting more and more articles big G will easily catch you up.
     
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    floralysp Newbie

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    When you don´t target a (few) certain keyword(s) you will need a loooot of articles in order to rank. I guess you will rank rather for long keywords then right?

    Or are you driving your traffic mainly from somewhere else?
     
  6. dominicpatterson150

    dominicpatterson150 Registered Member

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    Right. I'm just wondering as long as I apply SEO in my postings; will it be easy for people searching on Google to find my articles. Right now I don't have to money to pay for traffic. I already submitted my website to the Google. Btw what did you mean by "big G"? lol
     
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    dominicpatterson150 Registered Member

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    Yea my plan was to apply SEO to my website. I just want to know if over-time people doing a Google search will be able to find my site. I don't have any other means of getting website traffic right now.
     
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    Big "G" is Google :)
     
  9. dominicpatterson150

    dominicpatterson150 Registered Member

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    From I understand it does take time to make money with Adsense. I'm just wondering if my idea is worth the time and if Adsense is still viable in 2013. I've tried affiliate marketing and it wasn't for me lol.
     
  10. floralysp

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    Alright. But you will have a hard time ranking a keyword with just one article, unless it is a magical keyword ;)

    Or you create multiple articles about the same keyword, maybe a howto divided in a few parts.

    A few days ago I read a thread that could help, I´m trying to find it and edit it in this post.

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    Allright here it is :)
    www . blackhatworld . com /blackhat-seo/making-money/530517-how-i-make-10-day-30-min-work-only . html
     
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  11. dme17

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    That's basically an article directory. I understand you're planning on writing all the content yourself but same principle still. Rank for lots of different things, across multiple niches and make money from ads. Article directorys also generally rely heavily on the content and large number of pages on their sites for rankings.

    Yes, you can rank for lots of keywords if you stick to the right keywords and build it into an authority site. Internal linking can be very powerful if done the right way. Also you can certainly make money with Adsense ads but it's about the lowest paying way to go. The upside is that it's also the easiest way to monetize a website.

    You might think about testing with affiliate or CPA offers too even if you haven't had much luck with affiliate marketing. If you present it more as a helpful resource rather than a sales page you're more likely to get affiliate sales. For example: "How to Get Top Rankings - I do this, that and that and I used this tool, plus this other tool and this service. Here are the results I got..." Then each link to a tool or service is an affiliate link.

    I'd say it's easier if you work within one niche though. Especially if it's something you already know a good bit about or are interested in. That just makes the writing easier to get done. If you pick the right niche you'll never run out of things to write about.

    Just go a little broader if you don't see enough easy to rank keywords is all. I've worked with a large number of very small niches and still found thousands of good keywords to work with.
     
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    Its a good idea because you will be able to target long tail keywords. Go for it, I can also think there are lots of ways to convert (maybe amazon affiliate will be better, you can sell stuff related to how-to your article on each page)
     
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  13. dominicpatterson150

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    Thank you all for your input. I'm going to try this and see how it goes. I already have 15+ articles ready to go. Crossing my fingers on this one :)
     
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    I think it's a great idea, then this way you're hitting several niches
     
  15. -Jericho-

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    You might want to think of centering it around a specific niche and sub niches otherwise like others have said you're going to need a lot of content.

    You're better off doing something like home improvement and than doing a bunch of sub niche categories of different how to's. You're much more likely to get a following of people and you'll have an easier time branding your site.
     
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  16. dominicpatterson150

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    I definitely agree with you. I plan on having a few niches...not as many as lets say Ezine has or Ehow. I have 20 articles ready to get published. Im hoping this is a decent start.
     
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    20 articles is a good start but still a small site. If you want to become an authority site think 200+ for a more broad niche. 20 is good for a more specialized niche.

    I would recommend taking a look at wikipedia. Pick a niche and look at how wikipedia links everything together from in content links to categories at the bottom of the page. Everything is thoroughly tied together. That's how you become an authority site by having a lot of useful information that connects together with each other.

    You don't even need to make every page super long. You could have links in your content going to pages that give brief descriptions of something as additional information. Google will eat up your site and love it if it has tons of interconnected topics. That's why I say do a more broad niche with related sub niches. It will be much less of a headache than trying to go the way of ehow.

    Remember ehow has a lot of writers. Back in the day when I first started I was an ehow writer. I'd buy content and post it to their site and make money off of residuals but they had a lot of traffic and a lot of writers.
     
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