explorador - 2:46 pm on Feb 17, 2010 (gmt 0)
I also feel like I know someone who imho falls into the "simply not aggressive enough with his website's monetization" category.
I'm probably there, but I'm more in the group of "confused people". Trust me I've done my work creating original great content, I read WebmasterWorld constantly and learn and tweak here and there. I'm 100% clean hard work but even as traffic comes the earnings almost never change (in some way lucky me). I've run a lot of tests and increase my traffic, I also posted everyday and nothing made a change. I can get my earnings to go up for a couple of days and then go back to "normal". I have several sites to experiment and still the same results (so is not a specific niche thing). Anyway after reading some testimonials of other webmasters I see I need less clicks than them to make more money. This is not a rant, I'm just trying to explain and clear things up. Time goes by and it just seems I reached some sort of "ceiling".
Test, test, test ...
Yes, I agree. I also agree with the thing that NOT testing can make you loose money... but testing also made me loose a lot of time... and money!. Each site, each niche is different and the same tricks won't always work on every area.
haha. I love milking the cow aggressively! Hate creating content.
I love creating content, what I hate is link building, that's my weakness but I'm working on it.
Returning to the title of the OP, I see others making great progress but taking huge risks (getting their accounts banned per example) but one thing I just won't do is copy content... We all know the "tricks" to get more traffic but really, HOW OTHERS DO IT to "create original useful content" and still post everyday on all of their sites. I know that's one key to success but I just can't keep up with creating so much content on a daily basis for all my websites.
Still, returning to my first paragraph, my best performing site receives no updates and is an ugly abandoned site. </confused>