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I've come a long way since this post I made last year after joining here... :)
Thanks to everyone on this forum for sharing their tips and answering questions.
Content is king, don't be afraid to experiment, use the free knowledge on this forum, and don't violate the TOS. I think that about sums it up :)
I agree that content is definitely king. It looks like you've made a lot of progress this year. In your post last year you asked a question. I wonder how you would answer the question you posed more than a year ago.
Someone said it's easier to get from $20/day to $50/day than from $8/day to $20/day. Has anyone experienced this? Is it true?
Google is killing me, sometime it shows only homepage in site: command
and sometimes only 10-15 pages out of 65.
Some tips related to getting backlinks and good organic traffic .
I get around 20 visitors per day and around 80 page views from search engines.
On average one visitors views 4 pages.
Is my my site sticky enough?
Whats the minimum possible time so that i get 500 visitors per day.
I aplologised for asking any dumb question, if i did.
I remember when i made my "first $100 day!" post a few months ago - since then i've had many $100+ days (the record at $150) - but i usually average about $60-$80/day :-( .. my site has been online since January, and i'm now at a steady 6,000+ uniques per day (plus a few 40,000+ days thanks to digg.com - but i took down ads on those days) ..
Work on your site every day (or, often), add content, get backlinks, and read all you can here at WebMasterWorld and soon you can quit your day job! (that's what i'm working toward)
To answer the question I posed last year.... I think it is easier to make more once you "get the ball rolling"... your visitors bring in more visitors, hopefully, and return to your website.
But besides just increasing traffic, I added a lot more quality articles and updated the site more often. Instead of just once a month, I started updating it weekly. I keep mailing lists and notify people of new changes.
Some people said it was easier to make more as you go along because you get more experience... that's true. When I first started out, I just slapped the code on and forgot about it. Now I monitor my earnings and make changes if needed.
I did a lot of playing with the placement and design. According to Google analytics, 27% of my traffic is return visitors.... I noticed that just about every time I made a change, my earnings would go up for a few days. I'm guessing that return visitors get ad blindness and start to notice the ads wehn I move them around.
But to increase my earnings significantly again, I know I'll need more traffic. So that's what I'm working on now :)
Looks like today's gonna be another $100 one with the earnings so far!
you built this traffic over 1 year?
can I ask, do you have a figure for the highest number of visits per day associated with a single keyword combo
blue widgets gets you 400 uniques/day from google
my figures don't mean much, my best keyword combo yields like 5 uniques per day,
I actually started this site several years ago, as a small hobby site.... It wasn't until last year that I put Adsense on it and got serious about webmastering (is that a word?) :)
It also wasn't until last year that I started getting over 1,000 visits/day. Guess updating your site helps with your traffic, lol... and all the new content, links, and stuff I've added have helped too.
i'm guessing that you get most of your traffic from google searches? bank some of your earnings, in case your site takes a dive in the search rankings.
I started checking the forums periodically, reading old posts... it all helps :)
Now it's got to be from traffic. I've been writing about one article a month, maybe I need to go for the weekly updates.
I sometimes wonder if I need to branch out to a related field. I have articles on most of the highly searched for topics in my niche already.
Once I get my first $100 day, I want to do another website. Is it better to start a new account or create a new channel?
Why start another site when you can grow your already-successful site?
I am very knowledgeable, as well as interested, in my niche... I just don't see myself going through the trouble of creating another site that makes $50 or $100/day, writing quality articles, popularizing it, etc.... when I can build up my current site to make the same amount.
Why start another site when you can grow your already-successful site?Why start another site when you can grow your already-successful site?
It's called diversification.
If your successful site suddenly vaporizes in the SERPs because of an algorithm change deployed over night you'll still be very knowledgeable in your niche but nobody will know because they can't find you.
It's called hedging your bets as no serious gambler would ever bet on just ONE number and not expect to lose in the long run.
[edited by: incrediBILL at 6:05 am (utc) on Sep. 13, 2006]