So what is new since 2008

by Skf
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I'll try and keep this short

In 2008 I created 4 or 5 blogs for fun, only one really had any traction...gd SERP and one really gd link that brought in decent traffic. I tested google adsense a few days here and there and it seemed like it would generate about $250 a month adsense. Well I decided that I was gonna get serious and then BAM a google update hit me and I lost my great link. I lost about 80% of my traffic and slowly let the blog die

Fast forward 2018 and I feel like taking another swing


Recently I picked up the expired .com name of the blog I mentioned above, my blog was .net. It is a decent keyword domain which someone let expire.


I'm considering two options

rebuild my blog on the .com I picked up, I have a ton of content to do this but it seems adsense sure isn't what it used to be and the subject matter lends itself best to adsense income

2) I'm thinking of doing the local thing....building a site offering help/consulting to local businesses.

It seems SEO for local keywords do not get a ton of searches but I guess its highly targeted

So my thoughts are:

Build SEO optimized site
Add blog
Add video tutorials
Add social media


I am clueless on social media and videos so not sure....Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated....There is a ton of great knowledge on this site....I use to visit daily...had create a new id as I even forgot it lol
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  • Profile picture of the author FreedomBlogger
    Originally Posted by Skf View Post

    I'll try and keep this short

    In 2008 I created 4 or 5 blogs for fun, only one really had any traction...gd SERP and one really gd link that brought in decent traffic. I tested google adsense a few days here and there and it seemed like it would generate about $250 a month adsense. Well I decided that I was gonna get serious and then BAM a google update hit me and I lost my great link. I lost about 80% of my traffic and slowly let the blog die

    Fast forward 2018 and I feel like taking another swing


    Recently I picked up the expired .com name of the blog I mentioned above, my blog was .net. It is a decent keyword domain which someone let expire.


    I'm considering two options

    rebuild my blog on the .com I picked up, I have a ton of content to do this but it seems adsense sure isn't what it used to be and the subject matter lends itself best to adsense income

    2) I'm thinking of doing the local thing....building a site offering help/consulting to local businesses.

    It seems SEO for local keywords do not get a ton of searches but I guess its highly targeted

    So my thoughts are:

    Build SEO optimized site
    Add blog
    Add video tutorials
    Add social media


    I am clueless on social media and videos so not sure....Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated....There is a ton of great knowledge on this site....I use to visit daily...had create a new id as I even forgot it lol

    You gotta play this game right. And you got to be always learning on the new updates especially if you are blogging and wanting to rank in the search engines.

    What is new in 2018 is the evolution of Google's Algorith,. They now have RankBrain. Well, they confirmed RankBrain back in 2015 actually. But this artificial intelligence is evolving even faster this new year.

    I would highly suggest you to learn more on Google RankBrain if you are looking to build a blog again. Once you understand how Google is now ranking content, you will be able to build a great blog and be able to rank your content fairly fast.

    That is all I would say for now

    Hope this helps!
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    Tx I have been reading up on RankBrain..and how important dwell time is
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      Originally Posted by Skf View Post

      Tx I have been reading up on RankBrain..and how important dwell time is

      Awesome!

      Keep up the good work!
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  • Originally Posted by Skf View Post

    So what is new since 2008
    Well...

    1) Submitting articles to the article directories is dead

    2) Video marketing is POPPING

    3) Social media is POPPING

    4) PPC is still good. Some talk about Facebook Ads more than they do Google Adwords. But Bing Ads (Microsoft Adcenter) is also great too.

    5) And customers are getting smarter these days
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  • Profile picture of the author discrat
    imho, learn and utilize social media. Totally been bustling since 2008 in so many ways
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