newbie needs some tips

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Hi,

I just got my entertainment site up with a nice amount of video, reading and display content. I really need some tips and help on what would be the best way to bring more traffic my way, and how to monetize my site?

I heard a lot about google adsense, what else is there?
#newbie #seo #tips #traffic
  • Profile picture of the author StarkContrast
    There's plenty of information in here about "driving traffic." Search that term in here or on any of the search engines. Also I think you are referring to Adwords instead of Adsense. Google that as well. I think it will all depend on how much work and/or money you want to put into the site. YOu can do all the work yourself but it will cost you in time. You will learn a lot but it will be free.
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  • Profile picture of the author visimedia
    it's simple: spread your content on the net. YOutube video (if you don't think that you can't rank it in google, youtube visitors itself will literally find your video inside youtube playlist). BOokmark it. Go to stumble upon, etc. You can try facebook marketing, etc. DOn't get overwhelmed, just pick one and try it first.
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    • Profile picture of the author DallasK
      There have been a lot of good WSO's on driving traffic so do a search in the WSO section, read the reviews and you'll find some low cost education materials.

      Maria Gudelis just posted a WSO this past weekend, Guaranteed Traffic?, and it's just under $19. There will be a live webinar with her traffic guru, a 12-day traffic challenge, traffic cheat-sheets and a members area with lifetime membership. I'm mentioning this because its current to your question and Maria is known for over-delivering.
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  • Profile picture of the author Frances Colleen
    Stumble Upon traffic works great too... all the more if you're a paid member. The volume of traffic you'll be getting from it is worth it.
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  • Profile picture of the author shireen
    Hi:

    Shireen here :-)

    I use the following ways to generate traffic to my site:

    1) article marketing

    2) youtube

    3) squidoo

    4) giving away free ebooks

    5) be active in forum

    6) ebay

    Hope it helps :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author Claire Sharp
    Don't just focus on Google Adsense.... there's joining forum.... blogging.... social media. You can also do it by creating great articles to generate huge traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author WebPen
    First worry about traffic, then worry about monetizing

    As everyone else mentioned there are a LOT of ways to do this- just try a few and see which you like best.
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  • Profile picture of the author NateRivers
    There aren't any traffic secrets that you can figure out that will just flood your site with traffic.

    Employ the basics like people have mentioned already, and then spend more time on the methods that are starting to work for you.
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    • Profile picture of the author rowanman28
      I think he was saying that his only money was going to be coming from Adsense on the pages, so you can't pay to get traffic, unless it's buying links to get you on the first page of a popular search. I'd say just make your own back links, and post regularly with titles that have small competition, but still get traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author talpaper
    Chai, once you done with basic traffic, go ahead and check the options of video advertising is damm hot right now. There are networks that would really pay well if you place their ads on your site. That way you would be able to fund some of you traffic/SEO efforts.
    Its really a chicken and a egg but you have to start somewhere......

    Good luck
    talpaper
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    • Profile picture of the author ehawkmarketer
      You can experiment with paid traffic as well... it is used primarily to boost rankings temporarily for alexa or search engines, etc.


      PS has anyone tried Maria Gudelis's traffic WSO? I saw it is going to close pretty soon (like tomorrow).
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  • Profile picture of the author Mr chai
    Thanks for the tips everyone, its a big help!

    Now, once i do get more traffic, what would be the best way to monetize? Ad networks? What kind of ads should i go after for an entertainment site? What ad networks are there that would fit an entertainment site with some music, video, picture galleries and articles?
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    • Profile picture of the author Gama Seva
      Originally Posted by Mr chai View Post

      Thanks for the tips everyone, its a big help!

      Now, once i do get more traffic, what would be the best way to monetize? Ad networks? What kind of ads should i go after for an entertainment site? What ad networks are there that would fit an entertainment site with some music, video, picture galleries and articles?
      I found more success using Amazon and CJ's affiliates for entertainment. There's also few good entertainment Clickbank products that are selling good you may want to consider researching on CB engine.

      Gama
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  • Profile picture of the author isbcsaurabh
    Try to apply for google adsense first. They often decline many requests. Amazon can also be one option.
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  • Profile picture of the author aniie
    To bring more traffic i would recommend researching and choosing keywords that are related to your topic and optimizing your site and content for those keywords, and building backlinks to your site so that you are ranking within the first page of google for those keywords. This will bring in free organic traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mr chai
    Thanks again guys!
    I'm running mostly Adsense ads right now... Any other recommendations i should try out? What networks are good to apply to?
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  • Profile picture of the author Karlis
    Relevancy is everything! Entertainment sites need traffic from the same kind of sites! You need people who want to be entertained!
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    • Profile picture of the author talpaper
      I would recommend adstract network....

      I have just finished my 4th week with them and they are awesome. Good mix of videos (they are a video based network) good CPM rates- most of the time, very easy integration and even now when all other networks are lacking campaigns they way ahead in terms of CPM and I am on top of it so my estimate (i think) is accurate.

      Above all they seem very trustful to work with and paid me on time

      Good luck there .

      talpaper
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  • Profile picture of the author Earl Smith
    Chai there's a list of Tools,Training, software, & much more that you can check out at these sites, these are right up your alley & should have what you are looking for.

    HotWSO.com

    http://www.itstimetoknow.com

    Hope this Helps,
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  • Profile picture of the author 1GreatCPA
    Originally Posted by Mr chai View Post

    Hi,

    I just got my entertainment site up with a nice amount of video, reading and display content. I really need some tips and help on what would be the best way to bring more traffic my way, and how to monetize my site?

    I heard a lot about google adsense, what else is there?
    Well...that is expensive and not much useful as free traffic source.

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  • Profile picture of the author commoditytrainer
    Along with Google adsense you can run Vibrant or Kontera on your site. It does not conflict with the rules of Google Adsense. That could be an idea, but Vibrant and Kontera do not pay much for keyword clicks at all.
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  • Profile picture of the author Marketing Ignite
    I would focus on getting some IM training and you would be better set up to make the best decisions yourself. If you rely on other peoples opinions how do you know if they are accurate..the best way is to study absorb test and learn..
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