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How to make your Content and Traffic equal Dollar signs!

Updated on January 23, 2013

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How getting Content and Traffic will help you gain money

When looking to monetize a website, the best thing to do is not finding the greatest adsense, affiliate or other kind of money making machine for your blog. You should focus on the blog itself and what you can do to make your blog have the most value ever. Now, what I mean by this is developing your content.

Content goes as follows - it can be picture content, written content, audio content, video content, or a combination of all of those. Why is content important? Well, for a number of reasons:

Niche - you want your content to closely relate to your niche. The worst thing to find is a page titled "How to Play the Piano", and then your content is on tropical birds. That's the quickest way to get someone off your page as well as get Google to say, "What is this?"...*Google Panda strikes* .

Developing your content - you want to put yourself in the mind of the readers. What kind of questions will they want answered? What kind of tips would be most beneficial. What are the commonly thought about topics? How will I engage my readers in the topics, and will my feedback greatly help them out.

Uniqueness - How will you separate yourself from the competitors? Maybe you'll have a section on your page dedicated to something unique. For example, I have a gaming site that has a section dedicated to gaming music. I actually get a lot of traffic that way especially when it correlates to Music Monday (a monday trending topic on Twitter). When you develop your own flavor on certain things, you'll set yourself apart from the pack, and start building niches upon your niche!

The second area is traffic. Content and traffic go hand in hand. By developing your content well, you'll have a lot more stable traffic, but you need to know how to get this information out to the right places.

Solid keyword research is a great way to get your tags correct for SEO purposes. You'd be surprised how much traffic you can get just based off a good mixture of keyword phrases. Even commonly misspelled words will help you get extra traffic to your site. Try to develop a good 5-10 keywords, that should be efficient enough to help your post or site get found by people randomly searching for terms.

Another avenue is social media. Twitter, Facebook, Google + and other social media sites have a great way of building your traffic. Facebook fan pages are excellent for having your traffic stabilized in one place and you can create buttons on or a fan page widget right on your site to help get more centralized traffic. Twitter is great because of the tweeting, direct messaging, and retweeting. I constantly thank Twitter for the Retweets because I've gotten a lot of followers as well as traffic from people retweeting to their lists.

These are just some of the ways how content and traffic play a huge part. Once you get these down pat, you'll easily be able to sell your products because people will look at you like an authority, and you'll be able to get more subscribers. More visitors will click on your links whether they are adsense, contextual links or affiliate products. For more information, check out: http://makingmoney2blog.com/content-plus-traffic-equals-dollar-signs/

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      shin_rocka04 5 years ago from Maryland

      Thanks, Peggy. I consider the content to be the gateway inside the Matrix. However, the value in how you distribute your content, the shares, the likes is sort of The Oracle. You need both parts of the equation.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      As we keep hearing...content is KING. This is a good reminder of that and more.

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      shin_rocka04 5 years ago from Maryland

      Thank you for the vote and I'm glad this hub helped you out!

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      torrilynn 5 years ago

      hi shin_rocka04

      thanks for the tips here on how i could build up my content so i can

      receive more traffic. i will be using these tips shortly.

      thanks again and voted up.

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      shin_rocka04 5 years ago from Maryland

      Agreed. Fresh, valuable, and unique content regularly is definitely the way to go. Updating and even changing around old articles for better optimization is another good plan. I haven't updated this but I did write it on my blog: http://makingmoney2blog.com/how-to-build-your-blog...

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      Deborah-Diane 5 years ago from Orange County, California

      I agree that great content is the key to getting traffic. After that, it helps to promote our articles and update them once in a while. Google likes fresh material!

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      shin_rocka04 5 years ago from Maryland

      A Facebook fan page is pretty much dedicated to something you do whether you are a blogger, a website designer, etc. It's another avenue to build your own community. People can like links you post up, you can do polls, you can even use contests to help bring in traffic. I'm not really big on Facebook, I'm more on Twitter, Pinterest, etc. Type in Lisa Irby on YouTube and Facebook traffic or fan page. See what she and other experts say. Glad you found this article helped!

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      Shampa Sadhya 5 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Voted up and useful!

      This is a very helpful article. One thing I would like to know from you is about the Facebook fan page. What is it all about? I am not aware of it and have no idea about how to use it. I will be grateful to you if you can explain it a little more.

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      shin_rocka04 5 years ago from Maryland

      Thanks @posh. It gets easier with time. Thanks for the vote and share.

      @sgbrown I agree the title is important. But the content and sharing of the content is more important imho. With the search engine being so volatile, social media/social networking/and even video marketing are good ways to gt your own community and build your own list of people that are like minded.

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      Sheila Brown 5 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Interesting article! I get some traffic from FaceBook and Google+. I don't tweet, which is something I may need to do. I do get quite a bit of traffic from Pinterest. Most of mine comes from Google searches. I think the title and keywords are the most important. You can use the social media all you want, but if you don't have a good title, you are not going to have good traffic. Voting this up and more. :)

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      Steve Mitchell 5 years ago from Cambridgeshire

      Great article. You make it sound so easy. Sharing this. Voted up / awesome.

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      shin_rocka04 5 years ago from Maryland

      For some reason, Facebook just isn't doing it for me. I'll check my stats from time to time and see that people got my post from somewhere and share it, but promoting myself on Facebook isn't a bi helper. Twitter, I get a lot of retweets, Tumblr I get some great reblogs, and Pinterest I get a lot of repins.

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      alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

      I've had good luck with Facebook but not so much with Twitter or Google +. But it's good that hubpages provides these option because they are critical to high Google rankings and bringing traffic in.

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