Can I make money with this site?

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Hi,

I have been learning about IM for about six months, and have set up two sites.

The first one was thecutedogblog.com, really learning how to do website etc, made $6.95 on adsense.

However, my main site is Defeat Panic, I would like opinions on my site and how to move forward with it.

Do you think I can make money with this site?

What can I improve?

How should I promote it?

I would love to make £150 before christmas, so I could buy my partner a present.

Thank you for any advice you can offer.
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  • Profile picture of the author masterjani
    If your site is more than 6month old then get a adsense program from adsense But It is hard to get more money from adsense without traffic,serious money you can get only from leads that is promoting any valuable and most popular product then the commision you get is high check commissionjunction dot com site
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    • Profile picture of the author merlincat
      I work more consistently on Defeat Panic know, and it hasn't got adsense on it.

      Am I correct in the opinion that if you are selling affiliate products, it's best to keep the site simple and uncluttered, so people focus on what you want them to buy.

      Thanks for your help
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  • Profile picture of the author Hoodyy
    Yes, I wouldn't put adsense on defeat panic.

    I think what you need to do know is build backlinks (especially to the product review pages) and try to get ranked on google for various keywords. Have a game plan each day.

    For example, few hours doing SEO work (backlinking etc), perhaps write an article, work on the other site etc etc.

    Having a structured day will help drastically.

    Can you give us the traffic numbers to Defeat Panic and where it is coming from? At the end of the day traffic = money. I'd work on getting more traffic before improving your conversions etc.

    Matt
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    • Profile picture of the author merlincat
      In the last month my traffic has been 203 visiters (43% direct,29%referring,28%searchengine), 14 clicks on my hoplinks, no sales.

      Thanks for advice Hoody, structure to my day is a big issue, as I tend to jump about all over the place, doing lots of little jobs. Does show me what I like and don't like doing, because some jobs I know I avoid.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexpablate
    Yes, you can target Adsene as well but make sure that there is no adult content and other related content there...
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  • Profile picture of the author Hoodyy
    merlincat,

    There is an organiser that a fellow Warrior has uploaded to give to people for free. I find it extremely useful myself.

    You can see his thread here
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    • Profile picture of the author merlincat
      That threads got some great ways of saying I'm keeping organised.

      Then I just have to stick to it!
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      • Profile picture of the author merlincat
        Just checked mt google analytics and listing this question increased my traffic by 44 people in one day!

        Thank you all for having a look, if anybody could give me some feedback that would be great.
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  • Profile picture of the author MaryPablate
    You have two sites, one of them is related to dog.

    Dog related sites or industry is very beneficial if you did in the right direction.

    You are at right place, as forums are good place for this kind of activities.
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  • Profile picture of the author rosetrees
    I think I would try writing some articles and submitting to article directories. This is a good way of driving trafffic to a site.

    If you don't already have an account there, head over to Ezinearticles.com and open one. Write some articles from your own point of view. Once your articles have been approved there, you can submit them to other article sites. Some don't accept articles that have been published anywhere else, but some do.

    You can search this site for article directory recommendations, but there is also a good list here List Of Top 50 Article Directories By Traffic, PageRank which I've used.

    As an example, I have half a dozen articles on a very specific niche at Ezine. A few weeks ago I spent a couple of days submitting the same articles to other directories. The result was an immediate and sustained increase in paid conversions.

    Social book-marking also helps. The main ones I use are Reddit, Amplify (which submits to several others), Mr Wong, stumbleupon and half a dozen that are covered by Amplify.

    Setting up a hub at hubpages all about panic attacks would also send traffic to your site. Some people also use Squidoo, but I've not personally had much luck with them.

    hope some of that helps. Read the forum for lots more ideas on generating traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author julesw
    I suggest you make a few videos and open a youtube channel.

    Choose the title and tags according to popular adwords keyword tool searches and put your http link right at the start of description.

    It will get you a trickle or maybe a flood of new traffic if you create an engaging or even better, entertaining video.

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  • Profile picture of the author alaltaieri
    you can earn your money with that site. but I don't know if you will do this before christmas. buy some traffic
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    • Profile picture of the author merlincat
      Thank you for your suggestions.

      I have written 7 articles already for ezine, would you suggest rewriting them before submitting to other directories?

      I will do some research on forum for info on videos, that feels along way out of my comfort zone (but i'll learn!)
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  • Profile picture of the author Matthewdc
    You can most definitely make money from this site. As others said, helping out your rankings in Google would ultimately bring you a lot of traffic.

    Luckily, the pages you are targeting to actually earn money from, such as "Linden Method", have decent search traffic and would be great to promote, but are going to have moderate competition. You could start by promoting these pages. I would suggest focusing on comment, profile, and article backlinks, as well as searching for Yahoo Answers type sites to post on. Try answering simple question on those sites in regards to anxiety, panic, and the linden method, and then link back to your page.

    If you contribution to the answers sites are strong, people will follow through to read more. This might be a good source of more immediate traffic while you wait for the organic Google rankings to take effect.
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    • Profile picture of the author merlincat
      Originally Posted by Matthewdc View Post

      You can most definitely make money from this site. As others said, helping out your rankings in Google would ultimately bring you a lot of traffic.

      Luckily, the pages you are targeting to actually earn money from, such as "Linden Method", have decent search traffic and would be great to promote, but are going to have moderate competition. You could start by promoting these pages. I would suggest focusing on comment, profile, and article backlinks, as well as searching for Yahoo Answers type sites to post on. Try answering simple question on those sites in regards to anxiety, panic, and the linden method, and then link back to your page.

      If you contribution to the answers sites are strong, people will follow through to read more. This might be a good source of more immediate traffic while you wait for the organic Google rankings to take effect.
      Thanks for your advice, could you clarify what you mean by "comment,profile...backlinks".

      Do you mean commenting on blogs, forums etc with backlinks to product review page?
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      • Profile picture of the author BradRich
        Why not sep up an otp-in to build a big list and give away good free content like "5 steps too..." or something like that. Then your almost guaranteed to make money from it continually.
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        • Profile picture of the author mryan1
          Originally Posted by BradRich View Post

          Why not sep up an otp-in to build a big list and give away good free content like "5 steps too..." or something like that. Then your almost guaranteed to make money from it continually.
          Where would you start to find clients to build a list? I am guessing that you would just start on pet forums.
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      • Profile picture of the author Matthewdc
        Yes Merlin, I am basically referring to commenting on blogs, getting forum profile accounts made (which you can find plenty of warriors who will build them for you), as well marketing articles in your niche. For the blog commenting, just make sure you put your site in the link box and if it is a keywordluv blog, you could do your author name like this "MerlinCat @ Linden Method Help" and still get credit for the anchor text.

        As far as forums, you can also go search for forums related to anxiety, etc, create an account (which your profile page will get u a backlink), then contribute to posts on your topics with relevant information (much like I suggested with yahoo answers), and if you are truly helping people, they will follow the links in your signature to read more of what you have to say.
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  • Profile picture of the author mryan1
    Also, you could think about doing a blogroll with some other sites in the same niche.
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  • Profile picture of the author seobro
    I do not understand - panic way. What is your message? There are many anti-anxiety medications, but no common cure. How to stop a panic? Well, I am not sure. People try many methods hoping to find the cure, but I want to know more on your panic away program.
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    • Profile picture of the author merlincat
      Originally Posted by seobro View Post

      I do not understand - panic way. What is your message? There are many anti-anxiety medications, but no common cure. How to stop a panic? Well, I am not sure. People try many methods hoping to find the cure, but I want to know more on your panic away program.
      There is no common cure to panic or anxiety, because just like IM there is no magic. However, with work CBT based therapies, such as Panic Away do have high levels of success.

      If you have any questions, or want more information email me at anna@defeatpanic.com, and i'll see if I can help.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sheryl Polomka
    That's a really nice site actually, you've done a great job with it. Just keep working now on adding more content to it regularly and keep building backlinks.

    Why not set up a lens on Squidoo and a hub on Hubpages and include backlinks to your sites. Then more and more articles and publish them to a number of article directories.

    Panic Away converts quite well but it is also a competitive niche so you need to keep on building those backlinks - as many as you can.

    @seobro - panic away is quite a good product actually, it wont work unless you follow the method and are determined to beat panic attacks, but if you do use it, it certainly can help get rid of panic attacks. I have used it myself, I can't give away his method, but it is quite good.
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  • Profile picture of the author KristofferIM
    I know how you can start earning more money with your dogs site right now.

    1. Move all the categories and pages links up to the menu where you have the "Home" link right now. This will draw peoples eyes to the top AdSense ads more.

    2. Put a new block of AdSense where you currently have your pages and categories.

    I think that will make a huge difference. That's how I set up AdSense on my Socrates sites and I'm seeing great click through rates.

    Hope that helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rus Sells
    I really think you should turn the cute dog blog into a community site that lets people contribute videos, stories, and pics about cute dogs.

    You never know, it could go viral on you from all the cute dog videos. I know I sat and watched the videos, loved the one about the cat versus the puppies! = )

    Once you get a decent sized membership you can do some polls and find out what site members want or need and provide that with your own product or even other peoples products.

    Perfect site to build a community around.
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    • Profile picture of the author merlincat
      Originally Posted by Rus Sells View Post

      I really think you should turn the cute dog blog into a community site that lets people contribute videos, stories, and pics about cute dogs.

      You never know, it could go viral on you from all the cute dog videos. I know I sat and watched the videos, loved the one about the cat versus the puppies! = )

      Once you get a decent sized membership you can do some polls and find out what site members want or need and provide that with your own product or even other peoples products.

      Perfect site to build a community around.
      Love the sound of this, however I don't have the technical knowledge at the moment. So it could need somemore research.

      Thank you for your advice, and for taking the time to look at the videos (so cute!).
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  • Profile picture of the author nelaffiliate
    I suggest you dedicate some time into finding some low competition, low monthly search count keywords. Make sure the search counts are in "exact phrase" when using the google keyword tool.

    Write some articles based on these very targeted keywords which will rank faster on google. Place these articles on Ezinearticles.com

    You will get quick traffic this way. Lots of people tend to ignore these really targeted and good low search volume keywords. This will bring you good traffic on time. Try out about 30 keywords/articles first. Just write one article a day for 30 days and you can achieve this.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andrey
    @Merlincat - Great site - defeat Panic with a lot of valuable info.

    Yes, It will be really great to bring some or a lot of traffic to your web-site in order to earn money from it. When you have traffic then it almost doesn't matter what you use there to make money(affiliate, cpa or adsense).

    Also to build a list you need traffic.

    Great and long term way to drive traffic to any web-site is Article writing and submitting them to article directories.

    This is absolutely FREE way of driving traffic(if you write articles yourself).

    Just check Matthew Olson thread for NEW way how to rank your articles super fast and high in search engines. It does worked for me and many others I believe. Contact me If you need a link to it.

    Good luck!

    P.S. If you want outsource your article writing - visit my link or contact me!
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