Can I See Your WebSite?

by jgrink
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I'm confused by the term "website" as it's used in this forum. I've built a site, self-help oriented, with over 50 pages and 30,000 words. While it's allowed me to accomplish a mission that I felt was important I don't see it monetizing very well and would like to move into other areas/niches.

It was a lot of work and while I don't object to replicating my efforts, I'm kind of in a hurry as there are some, uh..., financial challenges that will need to be met shortly. Bottom line--I need to get on the ball and launch a campaign.

At the other end of the spectrum is the "throw up a squeeze page and get on with it" approach. And while I'm not averse to that either, I'm guessing most of you are somewhere in between what I did and "get on with it." I could use some guidance here. Thanks...

Jerry
#website
  • Profile picture of the author FredFarnes
    How old is the website?

    Is the site optimized for search, how much organic traffic does it get from google?

    What are you doing to drive traffic to the website?
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    So, you want to sell me another way to easily make "X" dollars in "X" days? ROFL too funny! IM success requires hard work and lots of time. Most newbies do not survive the steep learning curve. Anyone who says otherwise is probably selling you a fantasy.

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  • Profile picture of the author jgrink
    The site went live in late January and has an Alexa rank of approx 520,000. Google is sending about 50-60 visitors a day to the site who spend 6-7 minutes/visit. Bounce % is <40%. In addition to Google traffic (small percentages) come from article marketing, blog posts/replies, social networking and forum participation.
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  • Profile picture of the author FredFarnes
    It seems that you are on the right track.

    Do you have an active blog?

    Are you building an email list from the website? Have you marketed to that list?

    What revenue have you tried, adsense? Any results with that?
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    So, you want to sell me another way to easily make "X" dollars in "X" days? ROFL too funny! IM success requires hard work and lots of time. Most newbies do not survive the steep learning curve. Anyone who says otherwise is probably selling you a fantasy.

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  • Profile picture of the author OmarKhan
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    SEO is very important. A site can have amazing content but if it lacks optimization than you are missing a big part of the equation.
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  • Profile picture of the author jgrink
    "Blog" is a permalink of any post I create; it's one thing about SBI that I think is kinda hokey and I believe I'll merge it into a Wordpress.com thing. I've tried a "Contact Me" form and AdSense with little response from either.

    I've been rethinking this whole "...I don't see it monetizing very well and would like to move into other areas/niches" thing this afternoon and I think I've come up with a plan. Of the 50+ pages on the site only a few are getting any Google exposure due to the uber-competitive nature of the keywords those pages are built around (attitudes, beliefs, things like that). I may just dump those pages, add them to the e-book I've written and built the site around, and replace them with pages built around more potentially profitable KWs. For example, a tier 2 devoted to diet and nutrition atop tier 3 pages on **** berry, colon cleanse and diet cookies; in other words, things I can monetize.
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    • Profile picture of the author FredFarnes
      Unless you need to, leave the less-visited pages where they are. Any traffic you can get is beneficial.

      Do some keyword research before you expand to other topics. Some of the ones you mention are very competitive. You need to determine how many searches per month those keywords get, and also how competitive the web pages are (SEO). You should prefer keywords that are not too competitive, so that you will be near the top of the google search page..

      Try offering an e-book as a give-away, to get people to join your email list. Se up an auto-responder with helpful messages and a few adverts.

      You're doing the right thing, analyzing and refining. Revise and improve, don't give up!
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      So, you want to sell me another way to easily make "X" dollars in "X" days? ROFL too funny! IM success requires hard work and lots of time. Most newbies do not survive the steep learning curve. Anyone who says otherwise is probably selling you a fantasy.

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  • Profile picture of the author jgrink
    Lots of good suggestions here; thanks to all.
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  • Profile picture of the author jeffdean9297
    Hey, if you want some real help, you need to post a link to your website. I can look at it and tell you exactly what's up with it.
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