| 11:26 pm on Oct 27, 2005 (gmt 0)|
You need a real site with real content, the affiliate links need to be incidental advertising, not the core of the site. That's my best advice.
| 11:55 pm on Oct 27, 2005 (gmt 0)|
three letters... PPC ;)
| 12:41 am on Oct 28, 2005 (gmt 0)|
PPC at a minimum of 5c per click won't be profitable for about 99.5% of my pages, so it goes back to "content is king"....been trying to add content recently anyway but its a slow process and the content on my main affiliatte-style site is being treated the same way (number 1 billion or whatever in search results) even though the content pages have no affiliate links.
This is painful.
| 2:00 am on Oct 28, 2005 (gmt 0)|
There's always cloacking...
| 11:54 am on Oct 28, 2005 (gmt 0)|
I agree that "content is king" but if your background is a webmaster or a programmer do you think that spending your day writing articles about "mesothelioma" would be easier?
Jagger wants to cut off affiliates and put them on PPC campaigns . Affiliates know the game of PPC and that is the target of Google : Increase profits!
If you take a closer look at serps you will see more and more big players . Google has never take a $ from them and it knows it will never take. So it decided to push them up in serps and put the affiliates on the sponsored column.
| 4:19 pm on Oct 28, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Other sites don't do well with the search engines, and I never thought they would. Too much competition and I'd need a million backlinks to ever do well in the SERPS. Intelligent use of AdWords solves this problem.
| 6:10 pm on Oct 28, 2005 (gmt 0)|
|You need a real site with real content, the affiliate links need to be incidental advertising, not the core of the site. That's my best advice. |
Well said. You can spend time writing good content or hire people to write for you or spend time fretting about lost traffic and then even more time re-writing code in the hopes traffic comes back. Either way you will spend time and money but the site with the good content will most likely see its traffic increase over time. There's never any guarantee about that but your chances of continued success are much higher.