Building And Monetizing With Search Engine Optimization SEO
I have seen people build very thin websites that they tried to make a lot of money off through such means as search engine optimization. This of course I must say is a terrible idea because a thin site will never last in the search engine rankings. We will always get bumped off and whatever income that site generated will also be lost. Obviously a website that is not ranking cannot make you money. So what site should you be building if you want to rank well and: a nice income?
Personally I like to see sites that are highly focused on a given niche that are not too large, but give content beyond the first page. Sites that have been structured like that and have chosen some very specific keywords that have relatively low competition levels tend to do quite well for a very long period of time so long as an active SEO campaign is being carried out.
I do not think you need to have that many pieces of content in a website. I would say somewhere in the realm of five articles would be more than enough to make your site look like an authority in whatever niche that you have target. Of course this will only be true if you have done careful keyword selection as I mentioned above.
Make sure your articles are high quality. If you have a lot of typos, spelling errors, or grammatical mistakes, you make yourself look like an amateur. People won’t take you seriously and they’ll avoid all of your articles. The same is true, if you have incorrect facts or lie to your readers.
The monetization of the site can happen in many ways and this is where people tend to really screw things up. Your monetization can be added based through programs like AdSense, or it can be affiliate based by recommending rocks to people, or it can be a little less direct of a sales tactic and focus on something like list building.
FACT: Proper attention to SEO means More Money From Your Business!
For me I prefer affiliate marketing and list building if I am going to be choosing methods of monetizing my sites. Of those two methods I strongly prefer list building. I’m sure you’ve heard people say that the money is in the list before. They say this because once you have built the list you have a captive audience that you can market to over and over again. If we compare this to something like AdSense you will realize that in the case of the latter you basically just have one shot to make some money off of them.
That is to say that they click on an ad and then they’re gone. Maybe you made $.50 or one dollar off of this person.
It is important to be patient when employing article marketing tactics. Article marketing is definitely not the quickest sort of online advertising. The benefits take months to make an impact on website traffic figures. One distinct advantage to focus on is that article marketing is a fairly long-term strategy; its traffic-boosting effects linger for a long time after the initial effort is made.
If instead you had captured them on an e-mail list you could make hundreds of dollars off of them over a lifetime. That is the power of an effective e-mail list building strategy. You are creating a income source that is basically infinite. So long as you keep on adding new names to your list you will always have an expanding income because the percentage of buyers you will gain when you send out an e-mail blast will always be going up.
Just remember that with search engine optimization and Internet marketing nothing good will happen to you unless you take proactive steps to make it happen.