Decent traffic...now what?

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Hello all

I started a entertainment blog 4th quarter of last year. The blog is a basic entertainment blog, where I add my spin/comments on current news and also give music reviews. I have been using Google Analytics to keep up with traffic on my site. I just checked my site for the last 30 days and for that time frame, I received 40,000 unique visitors and roughly 80,000 page views. Since this is fairing better than I initially expected, I am going to start putting my all into it. I'm doing a redesign of the site, and ramping up my facebook and twitter presence. I currently have 6,000 twitter followers. I have been researching like a mad man on how to make this hobby of mine turn a profit. It becoming a little overwhelming. I have scoured these forums and picked up some great tips and methods. What are some things I should be doing or looking into? I'm thinking about adding adsense banners to the site, and using a backlink service. Anything else I'm leaving out, aside from just growing my brand and getting organic traffic?
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  • Profile picture of the author MaryPabalates
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    I think you may have provided social networking integration.... thats why you are getting so many visitors, aren't you?
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    • Profile picture of the author atlblogger83
      Originally Posted by MaryPabalates View Post

      I think you may have provided social networking integration.... thats why you are getting so many visitors, aren't you?
      Excuse my ignorance...but define social integration? I have a facebook like button on my page and a twitter "follow me" button. Is this what your talking about? Would that make my traffic inflated or something?
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  • Profile picture of the author ciel
    Hi there,

    First of all congrats on your initial success with the blog & if you want to turn that traffic into money then my advice for your niche would be to run CPA offers on your blog along with Adsense and you will get good income for the traffic you are claiming.

    And newbie warriors, you can turn your passion into a full time income just by blogging on a regular basis, no secrets no magic bullets needed here.

    Wish you all the best, may God bless you!

    Cheers
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    • Profile picture of the author atlblogger83
      Originally Posted by ciel View Post

      Hi there,

      First of all congrats on your initial success with the blog & if you want to turn that traffic into money then my advice for your niche would be to run CPA offers on your blog along with Adsense and you will get good income for the traffic you are claiming.

      And newbie warriors, you can turn your passion into a full time income just by blogging on a regular basis, no secrets no magic bullets needed here.

      Wish you all the best, may God bless you!

      Cheers
      Ciel!
      Thanks Ciel. I'm just trying to get a handle on everything. There is so much information on here !!
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  • Profile picture of the author atlblogger83
    Just tried to add the screenshots of the analytics...but it's saying I need 15 or more posts...
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisDH
    Hey atl,

    Congrats on your traffic success. What is your main way you use to generate it, does most of it come through social media?
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  • Profile picture of the author atlblogger83
    Straight from my analytics

    • Search Engines 15,131.00 (35.68%)
    • Referring Sites 12,373.00 (29.18%)
    • Direct Traffic 7,771.00 (18.33%)
    • Other 7,128 (16.81%)
    I have it set up where my blog posts are sent to my twitter feed periodically. I have also participated in blog roll's with other blogs (not sure how much traffic comes from that). So I guess for the most part my traffic does come from social. My Facebook is pitiful...I have like 200 fans. However I have 6k on twitter. I just started out saying funny and blunt things on twitter and my following just started growing. So I figured I would just build a blog and give them somewhere to go and read my opinion and take on multiple subjects.
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  • Profile picture of the author JeremiahSay
    Congratulations.. Yes you should definitely insert adsense into your blog to maximize your earning.. And probably add some cpa ad banners as well..

    Do you mind providing your blog url? SO that we can have a look at it I'm sure lots of us here will be able to learn something from you and your blog, yeah if you don't mind!

    God bless,
    Jeremiah
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  • Profile picture of the author Ankesh Kothari
    Can't give specific advice without knowing your URL.

    1. People interested in entertainment and gossip buy fashion related products. So find products similar to what the celebrities wear. And link to them via your affiliate link. This requires research. But if done well, will allow you to make more than ads.

    2. Start with Google Adsense. But move on to private ad sales. See what your RPM from adsense is. Then multiple it by 2 or 3. And approach other websites with an offer to buy ads at that price directly from you. This is a research and numbers game. Research to find out who advertise on websites that are similar to yours. Approach these people and expect anywhere from 10-50% response rate.

    3. You are getting decent traffic from search engines. Dig deep into the analytics to figure out what people are searching to find you. Is the traffic only going to 4-5 pages on your website? Or is it a little bit of traffic to a lot of pages? Then create a strategy to do similar keyword research. And write content based on that.

    Using a backlink service is also a good idea. But not if thats the only link building you'll be focusing on.

    4. Because you've already done well with twitter, focus on doing even better with it. Create 4-5 different twitter accounts. And make them work for you.

    Then focus on facebook etc. First always double up on things that have worked for you - instead of focusing on things that other people are raving about - but you've not had much success with.
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  • Profile picture of the author megawarrior
    You're getting decent traffic. You could sell banner ad space.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mosa
    Sounds like you've got a great start there. What's the url of your blog?
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  • Profile picture of the author abuhanifa
    what the url , i would like to have a look. congrats for your success .
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  • Profile picture of the author atlblogger83
    Sorry for the delay...got distracted watching tv. mrldavis.com
    A friend installed a doubleclick ad at the top..but I'm not sure he knew what he was doing..so I'm going to pull it down. The other "ad" is my barber who is giving me free haircuts for the exposure.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fundermentalist
    well, you try for such a traffic to your site, but do well by posting your url and lets have a look at it.
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    • Profile picture of the author atlblogger83
      Originally Posted by Fundermentalist View Post

      well, you try for such a traffic to your site, but do well by posting your url and lets have a look at it.
      Not quite understanding you. I don't have 15 or more posts...so it wont let me post a full url. Try mrldavis.com
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      • Profile picture of the author graham09
        Hi,

        This is really amazing that you've got this amount of visitors initially. I think you should start adsense instead of backlink services. With Adsense, you can make money easily.

        One more thing I would like to add here that maintain your consistency of writing fresh content as there are few bloggers only who can write well.
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        • Profile picture of the author atlblogger83
          Originally Posted by graham09 View Post

          Hi,

          This is really amazing that you've got this amount of visitors initially. I think you should start adsense instead of backlink services. With Adsense, you can make money easily.

          One more thing I would like to add here that maintain your consistency of writing fresh content as there are few bloggers only who can write well.
          Thank you. Who would of thought people would actually be interested in what I had to say. I'm not a writer by nature...so I'm working on getting better with my proofreading, and writing better "articles".
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  • Profile picture of the author Fundermentalist
    ok, no problem, i'll try it
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  • Profile picture of the author Jack Coxill
    Like some people have said here:

    Use Google Adsense to start with, see how much you earn with it, it could be a real gem. With the amount of traffic you're getting, I'd say it could become very profitable.

    megawarrior has said sell ad space, this is also an awesome idea, as it can create monthly income for you. If you sell ad space, you can charge clients a monthly fee to advertise their business on your site. This alone could be a massive income opportunity.

    Maybe try and build a list from your visitors, offer them a free eBook, and then email them products they may be interested in. There are many aspects of list building, this is very vague.

    I would go with Google adsense, and try to sell some ad space for a monthly fee.
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    • Profile picture of the author atlblogger83
      Originally Posted by Jack Coxill View Post

      Like some people have said here:

      Use Google Adsense to start with, see how much you earn with it, it could be a real gem. With the amount of traffic you're getting, I'd say it could become very profitable.

      megawarrior has said sell ad space, this is also an awesome idea, as it can create monthly income for you. If you sell ad space, you can charge clients a monthly fee to advertise their business on your site. This alone could be a massive income opportunity.

      Maybe try and build a list from your visitors, offer them a free eBook, and then email them products they may be interested in. There are many aspects of list building, this is very vague.

      I would go with Google adsense, and try to sell some ad space for a monthly fee.

      Thanks for the reply. I'm going to get started on the adsense stuff as soon as I finish the redesign.
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      • Profile picture of the author atlblogger83
        Hi. Just checking back in to see if anyone went to the site, and what they thought.
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  • Profile picture of the author trilogy9013
    I would definitely hit it with some adsense and cpa offers and you may even be able to do some affiliate marketing (clickbank and amazon) if some of the products are relevant.
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