Next, this is sort of a repost of a something I put up a while ago, and which I didn't do a good job of. I will be more clear.
Last year I purchased a domain which had been around for 18 years. The site was really out-dated, but it had one page that was getting decent traffic of around 2,000 visitors a month. It was also a good match for a site I was working on.
The page getting traffic is at https://middleage.org/definition/. If you search Google for "middle age definition", it is #5.
The demographics, according to Analytics are as follows:
18-24 - 27.5%
25-34 - 33.5%
35-44 - 15.5%
45-54 - 12.5%
55-64 - 5.5%
65+ - 5.5%
What is strange is that 76.5% of the visitors are not middle-aged. Why people 18-24 are searching for this term is beyond me. But I digress.
My average session duration is :56, pages per session: 2.76, and my bounce rate is 3.92%. 90.57% of the visitors are new.
I have been lead to believe that I dare not change the text on this page, as it could cause me to lose my position on the SERP, and I don't want that. The original page was just a block of text, and I have added some graphics, etc.
So that's the basics.
Now the issue. Since January, I have tried many offers to try to monetize this page and traffic. They include:
- 12 self-improvement courses with videos, audios & eBook for $19
- 12 self-improvement courses with videos, audios & eBook - $9.86/ea
- 50% off of any of 300 digital items in my online store, mostly self-improvement courses: health, weightloss, goal setting, etc.
- Internet marketing course with 48 videos for $27.
I am currently offering to give away one of the courses for free ($17 in my store), and then have an OTO to buy more for $9.86. It's been up for about 3 days and nobody has even grabbed one of the free courses.
At this point, I have pretty-much lost hope for this page, and am OK with that. I'll run my current special for maybe another week and then just use the page to perhaps direct people to the main site.
That having been said, does anyone have any suggestions on how I can monetize this page? I have had suggestions of using affiliate offers, but 1) I'm not sure who would buy anything at this point, and 2) if I can sell my own items for, say, $12, that's pure profit, not much different when compared to getting 10% commission on a $200 affiliate sale, which is much-less likely. I will, however, still consider this option if I see sense in it.
Please keep in mind that (AFAIK) I can't change the text on this page, but can play with the layout and graphics.
Also, please only give me suggestions for options. Comments like "Your page sucks, Dude" aren't much help. LOL!
Many thanks in advance for any suggestions.