Monday, 11 August 2008

Blogging, traffic and advertising

It has been a while since I posted about blogging, site traffic and ad revenue - so we are overdue an update.

Over the past year we have looked at various ways of increasing traffic, earning you a fortune in advertising revenue and so forth. The all have one thing in common - they don't work (at least, not for long).

So what can bring in the readers? Strangely enough - the content. Yes folks, that oft forgotten part of a blog - the articles themselves. An article that shows up near the top of a web search on a subject can bring in a large number of readers.

What else? Images. Yes, images can increase your readers. Google Image Search is the reason for this - and can help bring in a steady trickle of additional readers.

How about adverts? I'm going to go out on a limb here and state the bleeding obvious - don't bother. Really. They aren't worth the hassle unless you have a very large audience. Even with a couple of hundred hits a day the amount of revenue you get is minimal - we are talking anything from a couple of cents to a couple of dollars a month here.

Guys, there is no golden method here. Keep writing, hopefully some of your articles will show up on the radar, and the more you write, the more chance there is of this happening.


Ria said...

I agree with everything you just said. 10% of my traffic comes from google images, and I'm kind of happy about that. I also agree with what you said about adverts. At this time, I average about 600 visitors a day (95% search engine traffic) and there's no way in the world that's gonna be enough to make any money from adsense or anything else, but I'm sure that will change several months down the road.

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