I want to start blogging please help

by Eric Land 10 replies
Hey,

I have done a lot of research and found that i think i am going use golf as my niche.

Now i want to do it in blogging format so i was wondering what sites can i blog on and put my google adsense on them so i can make money?

Also is there a way i can tell how much the average golf ad pays per click?

Thank you,

- Eric
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  • Profile picture of the author Asher
    Hi Eric,

    Good going. Now that you've decided golfing as your niche,
    setting up a blog is pretty easy. Depending on whether you
    want a blog that you can fully control or a free blog hosted
    elsewhere like Blogger.com or Wordpress.com

    If you decide to have your own hosted blog (which is usually
    recommended) and your hosting server is using CPanel, the
    Wordpress blog can be setup with just a few clicks.

    I'm not an expert on the subject of using Adsense and the
    average pay per click so maybe someone else can offer you
    better advice on it.

    Asher
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  • Profile picture of the author ragnartm
    I have seen many others recommend using affiliate link boxes on your page instead of adsense, and it makes sense because lately the CTR I've been getting on my adsense ads is just horrible. So I suggest you find some solid golf related affiliate programs.
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  • Profile picture of the author Darth Executor
    If you're making an adsense blog go with Blogger. It's made by google so it's automatically optimized for adsense.
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      • Profile picture of the author Darth Executor
        Originally Posted by cires123 View Post

        really thats great so just wondering how much money do i have to put into these blogs besides the 10 dollars for a domain do i have to spend anything or no?

        - Eric
        Depends. If you're writing your own content, no. But you can (and if you're making a decent income, should) outsource stuff like article writing or link building.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andres
    Originally Posted by cires123 View Post

    Hey,

    I have done a lot of research and found that i think i am going use golf as my niche.

    Now i want to do it in blogging format so i was wondering what sites can i blog on and put my google adsense on them so i can make money?

    Also is there a way i can tell how much the average golf ad pays per click?

    Thank you,

    - Eric


    Hi Eric,

    Will your bolg on golf? I mean there are way too many sites on golf and for your to rank well try to focus in a particular aspect of golfing.

    For example I typed "golf back swing" and there were less than 10,000 pages on that phrase. Do your keyword research first and then build around it. Try to get into a real niche with golfing and I think you'll do great.

    BTW I bought Alvin Phangs - Atomic Blogging and that was a great buy. I just finished intalling and setting up my blog today and he bascially guides you step by step.

    Andres
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  • Profile picture of the author CanuckMike
    Just try and go after as many long tail keywords as possible. If you do that I think you can try and tackle the entire golf niche.
    So you would have category pages on driving, putting, chipping, training.... ect
    Then for each of those write long tail focussed keyword rich articles. "Learn how to putt from 5 feet in" "Simple Putting Tricks" "Drive the Ball 100 Yards Longer".

    I think you would be very surprised by the sheer volume of long tail golf keywords searched for in a day. There are thousands and thousands of long tail phrases as well .

    I used to think that creating a small niche site on say, Lag Putting, was the way to go. Then I read a story on Yaro Starak's blog about a guy who built up a site about cars by dominating long tail keywords and sold if for millions. Then Allen posted a comment (I can't find the link) about how he would spend a certain amount of cash and it was on writing as many health related articles as he could. So you go after the entire market but dominate the little niche segments.

    Feel free to jump in and correct me...
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  • Profile picture of the author imblogger
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    I have try long tail word and believe me i got success in less then month i was in Google top page on my target keywords
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  • Profile picture of the author bgmacaw
    Adsense isn't that good for golf unless you're wanting to stick exclusively to promoting golf resorts. Even then, you can make more working better paying vacation niches.

    You can get an estimate of potential earnings at the Adwords external tool: https://adwords.google.com/select/KeywordToolExternal This tool shows what advertisers pay, on average, to display an ad with the specified keywords on Google itself. To get an idea of what you would get as a payout for a click, divide that amount by at least 4 and perhaps as much as 10.

    You'll make more monetizing with appropriate affiliate programs and email list marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author David_Thompson
    Originally Posted by cires123 View Post

    Hey,

    I have done a lot of research and found that i think i am going use golf as my niche.

    Now i want to do it in blogging format so i was wondering what sites can i blog on and put my google adsense on them so i can make money?

    Also is there a way i can tell how much the average golf ad pays per click?

    Thank you,

    - Eric
    Eric you should get your own domain name so you start branding yourself
    or your business, install wordpress, get a few plugins to make wordpress
    more like a cms and start adding content.

    If you set this up right you could be getting traffic asap and one more
    thing you must have an autoresponder so you can collect leads that
    visit your site so when ever you update your blog, you just have to
    let them know and boom targeted traffic.

    --David
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  • Profile picture of the author natalie1
    If you're short on cash start with blogger or wordpress since it's free, but if you can afford the $9.95 go w/hostgator-they have a feature in their hosting so you can easily set up your wordpress blog. Plus you can set up multiple domains for $9.95. Highly recommend.

    Definitely use article marketing to drive traffic, squidoo pages, niche keyword and long-tail keywords like others have suggested. Search for keywords using goodkeywords w/less than 100k searches.

    Good luck!
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