I have site, but not sure what to do with it now

by luckyman#9 9 replies
I created a site as a test bed to learn various techniques, but also with the intention of selling it. However, it has taken longer than I expected to get a higher ranking in Google for the search term included in the URL. I started to explore affiliate options via Amazon and iTunes (first post pending), but I feel like I could have a more holistic strategy.

So, what would you do with this site? Ideas I have:
- Let it drift and move on
- Choose a niche (besides the name) and market to it (i.e. yoga classes)
- Leave it as a content site and add more products to it
- ?

Curious what you would do at this point. URL is in my sig.

Thanks,
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  • Profile picture of the author mrrightme
    The most important thing is to learn how to get traffic for your website.
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  • Profile picture of the author Weh Media
    Without a solid plan , i wouldn't advise you to start a website .At this point of time , i would just learn from my experience and move with other idea , but before getting dedicated to any idea think twice .
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    • Profile picture of the author luckyman#9
      Originally Posted by Weh Media View Post

      Without a solid plan , i wouldn't advise you to start a website .At this point of time , i would just learn from my experience and move with other idea , but before getting dedicated to any idea think twice .
      Thanks for the input. I guess I should have added more back story. My original plan was to rank high in Google and sell the domain name and completed website to a yoga studio with the same name. As I've gone down this path, I'm not sure that is a viable option at the price point I was hoping to achieve.

      Therefore, I am now looking for Plan B. In general this plan would include producing quality content and marketing relevant products. However, I have two reservations to this approach which made me stop to ask the question of whether I should continue down this path at all or not: 1) I'm not totally interested in this niche, although I do have relevant experience and can produce quality content; 2) If I were to create a niche site to market content, I would have used a different domain name more suited to that purpose.

      Given those two considerations, I wanted to pause and see if it was viable to continue on this path or move on and was curious what this community thought.
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  • Profile picture of the author Helena14
    I will advice you to go with this one: Choose a niche (besides the name) and market
    to it (i.e. yoga classes)
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  • Profile picture of the author Marked09
    Have you tried driving traffic from Social Media? With the social media you don't need to get on top of Google to get a lot of traffic.

    There are different ways to get traffic:

    --> Facebook
    --> Youtube
    --> Twitter
    --> Pinterest
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  • Profile picture of the author @tjr
    Originally Posted by luckyman#9 View Post

    I started to explore affiliate options via Amazon and iTunes (first post pending)
    Are you saying you haven't actually tested the method yet? And you're already considering how to dump it?

    That's not how this works. That's not how any of this works.
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    • Profile picture of the author luckyman#9
      Originally Posted by @tjr View Post

      Are you saying you haven't actually tested the method yet? And you're already considering how to dump it?

      That's not how this works. That's not how any of this works.
      I have two Amazon affiliate linked products and they have gotten some clicks, but have not converted to sales yet. This wasn't really the purpose of the site, but I'm sure affiliate sales would be effective if I dedicate more time and energy to it.

      I've also got Pinterest and Twitter linked up to drive more than just Google traffic and have comments on other blogs/forums that drive some traffic. It ranks higher in Bing and Yahoo than Google right now.

      I'm really trying to determine if I should double down on this site or move on to a niche that is more personally interesting and (ideally) one that has a better/more profitable niche.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by luckyman#9 View Post

    However, it has taken longer than I expected to get a higher ranking in Google for the search term included in the URL.
    I'd be far concerned more about the overall business model and traffic-generation plan than the individual website. Businesses that depend on Google for their primary traffic are never more than one algorithm-change away from a potential wipeout.

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  • Profile picture of the author LuckyIMer
    If you enjoy it, keep it and spend some time on it, you can try target for low competition keywords, find what you have done wrong or missing.

    Also, developing and promoting a website with intention to sell is not a good if the website will stay for a long period with you.
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