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Experts, How long does a website with self hosted blog and other bells and whist

  1. kirstenblog profile image76
    kirstenblogposted 8 years ago

    Experts, How long does a website with self hosted blog and other bells and whistles take to earn?

    My hubby is the web builder, my task is to do the seo stuff so I gotta learn it first! My first plan is to post good content on the blog side with good tags n stuff. Product reviews are in the plan to get readers to go to the affiliate store on the site. I would love any tips or an idea of how long we need to be patient and not feel discouraged if we aren't number 1 with google yet.

  2. linquish profile image59
    linquishposted 8 years ago

    Sorry for posting here because i'm not an expert and i just wanna give opinion.For promoting affiliate things,use long tail term which is more specific "such as bad credit card for student" rather than "credit card" which is more competitive.If the phrases still competitive,change the phrases a bit which leads to more conversion or less competitive.You can do that by simply add prefix  such as buy,cheap,purchase,reviews,how do i and etc.I'll hope it helps.

  3. Neil Ashworth profile image45
    Neil Ashworthposted 8 years ago

    There are a few great plugins you can install which are free - a lot of the self proclaimed "seo experts" will do little more than install these on your blog and then charge you a few hundred or thousand dollars. Here goes..

    1. Platinum SEO - self explainatory plugin - which is already pre-configured to work well right across your blog, improving seo with every post.
    2. Broken link checker - search bots hate broken links and this plugin will keep you infomed of any pages with broken links.
    3. SexyBookmarks - dont worry, nothing too risky - but a very effective social bookmarking plugin which you can set to your own style.
    4. Google xml sitemaps - essential plugin - again just install.
    5. seo Smart Links - this one is the best of all - it is configurable to let you link both internally and externally on posts added to your site each time a keyword is used - for example if your blog is about fishing and you have a page about FRESH WATER FISHING you can set the plugin up so that any time you mention FRESH WATER FISHING it will link back to that page internally - this is again essential for good seo.

    Hope this helps but if you need any more on this just let me know...


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    mpchekuriposted 8 years ago

    Several factors effect in earning with a website with self blog. Frequent updates and no duplication is required to get traffic. Content must be related to latest topics. People must learn some thing new every time he comes to your site. If you follow the above you will start earn soon.

  5. profile image54
    blong72posted 8 years ago

    First. Neil good stuff with those plugins. Couple there I didn't know about. kirsten, yes you are correct you should focus on writing good unique content to your blog on a regular basis. You can even write your first 10-20 posts and then set it up to be scheduled to auto post ever other day or several times per week. Wordpress is really good at pinging every time you post so after a few posts on a consistent basis you should start to get your content indexed fairly quickly. as far as seo I would do several things. Use web 2.0 to write and post unique articles to them. Build their authority up and link from those properties back to your main blog. This works very well for me and is what google loves right now. I have a blog on page one in google for over a dozen keywords and this is one of the strategies I use. You should also consider getting links from other related blogs, write articles to article directories, set up a youtube channel and put your blog url in that account. Video sharing links to your blogs are important as well since video accounts for a big amount of search these days. Try to get links that point back to you from other related blog owners. You can find those in blog catalog. make you add your blog there.also submit your blog to blog directories but make sure they have a decent page rank first. I have an affiliate marketing blog if you want to read more about how I have been successful in marketing my blogs. Its at http://myaffilliatemarketingstrategy.blogspot.com/. Hope that helps. whatever you do be consistent building links to your the main blog you want to SEO.

  6. Dickinson Eddy profile image57
    Dickinson Eddyposted 8 years ago

    Hello Kirstenblog!
    This is a legitimate question and i 'm going to give you a legitimate answer:It depends on several factors:1)The product or the service you are promoting.Do you have a large market?
    2)How is your website designed? when visitors click your link,you have 15 second to catch their attention.3)Headlines should attract millions of visitors.The headline is like a book cover and it should scream very loud in order to direct people to your website.Headline will generate also traffic when submitted to search engines. 4)Promotion:a website itself is nothing until you have people coming to see what you are offering.How do you get millions of people to come to your website? If you are serious about running an Internet Business,then I urge you to read my free ebook i wrote about the subject.I can send it to you if you send me an email.
    Take Care

  7. Rynaldos profile image78
    Rynaldosposted 7 years ago

    It all depends. As a blogger it took a\me about 3 months to start earning a good revenue. tips? Go here: http://blogprophet.yolasite.com/blog.php

  8. brettb profile image69
    brettbposted 7 years ago

    The software site I started in 1997 is now making around $50 a month from adsense, plus a bit more from affiliate sales.

    The best thing I did was to move the adsense ads to where people would be more likely to see them - that increased revenue by 5x.

    Also you need to be imaginative in choosing niches and not go for acai/forex/weight loss.

  9. nwinternetmrktng profile image54
    nwinternetmrktngposted 7 years ago

    It depends on how fast you can get your site to the top!  Utilizing the dance, you can start converting in as little as 4 hours, but more realistically within 2-6 weeks depending on competition.

    http://hubpages.com/hub/How-long-does-a … enues?done

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    IRBigLouposted 7 years ago

    I used to have a website where we sold coffee, tea, coffee syrups, and fudge. My website was very professional looking and my prices were very reasonable. I had my site for 1 year 6 months and I finally shut it down after admitting defeat. My friend has a website and he told me it could take anywhere from 2 to 3 years for a website to start showing a profit. I couldn't wait that long. The hosting fees were putting us in the poorhouse. Without a good hosting facility you aren't going anywhere. My website was named www.coffeecabanabybandd.com and after one years time we were ranked #2 out of 4,470,000 other sites. But even being ranked #2 didn't make us a profit. So sadly I closed my website in August of 2009.

  11. Jason Payne profile image60
    Jason Payneposted 7 years ago

    It takes a while to earn money.  Try and do reviews on stuff that isn't being reviewed on every site.  The more popular a search term the harder it is to get ranked highly in the search results.