... but I don't know how to monetize it.
It so happens that for this particular hub:
... a new version of the program has just been released; and what's getting me 30 views a month is now many times higher.
Can someone tell whether I should target other products in this hub coz they're not converting.
Or should I spend more time on hubs that are more mainstream? Anyone?
That's going to be hard, considering the product that people are coming to the Hub for (the Ubuntu OS) is free. What you have to think about is "what goes well with that but needs to be bought?"
Getting views is one of the hardest things for folks to do. If you are getting them, then you have found a good niche. Take advantage of it and write similar hubs on Ubuntu or the like.
You can link them together by an rss feed on one of your tags (a few posts in these forums on that)
If it's working, exploit it! ;-)
You need t work out how to best convert that traffic. I can't help - I know nothing much about computery stuff, or the markets who eat it up.
Are books the best product to put in front of them? I honestly don't know, just asking the question.
Sunforged or Darkside could help you if they happen by.
Yeah, that's the question on my mind - I don't seem to know what to put apart from books. =l
Anyone with any ideas?
Think more about the market your keywords are attracting and what might appeal to them. I'm not sure books is a good choice for the fast paced techie (though I could be completely off about that -- maybe they love to read).
The info you're providing doesn't have to be the same as the product you're selling. Who knows, you might have a better chance selling them the brand of underpants the model is wearing.
I've seen a lot more about ubuntu lately, so I think you picked or stumbled onto a potentially high traffic word. But some words are "financially lucrative" and some are not. I'm not sure how to "monetize" this word, but if you could it would be awesome.
Feel free to post an inspirational update or new hub if you figure this out!
Good luck! Steve
If I was you I would go and buy a domain name with those keywords and start my own blog. I would monetise it and build upon it day after day.
If you find a successful keyword while your Hubbing then that's your queue to go for it.
Now go get that domain name before someone else does.
http://Ubuntu-Offline-Upgrade dot com is still available, keyword ubuntu brings in anywhere from 0.40 cents to 1.03 a click. Search volume is 1.2 million with an average of 144 to 182 clicks a day. (source: http://www.spyfu.com/Term.aspx?t=1582801) no problems, thank me later everyone.
I'd take that anytime. Its a great keyword phrase you have there.
But should I go for it if it's for only 1 or 2 spikes in traffic a year (like currently)? It didn't move for 6 months (like bad stock in your portfolio).
I would. Domain name and hosting at godaddy using a coupon costs about $45 a year. Don't make it auto renew and work on it for a few months and see how it goes.
By getting the keyword domain name in your url you will be pretty assured of getting number 1 position at the moment. Put on some adsense and affiliate links and you might be surpirsed that the spikes occur more often.
Besides, it could be a winner and make lots of money. You would only need a few clicks a day to pay your hosting.
"If I was you I would go and buy a domain name with those keywords and start my own blog. I would monetise it and build upon it day after day."
Smart advice from Terry! I wish I had thought of that.
Invest in your future. $45 for a year to try isn't that much. I'd say go for it!
AGree with Relache - The type of visitor that would search for anything related to an Ubuntu upgrade is tech savvy and searching for free product.
They are the type to find their own deals and avoid random advertising.
Now perhaps if a recent update was to allow an added functionality - then you can explain that and offer the related products.(it doesnt)
Its not a market I would willingly spend time on, I hope Im wrong though and you get tons of clicks and sales!
Sometimes traffic doesn't automatically mean earnings. Link this one to another that does earn.
I'm pretty new to hubs (as you can see.. I haven't writen anything yet), but I know exactly what you mean. Being an online writer is tough. It's hard to find sites that will pay you well. I love writing about love, relationships.. things of that nature (and a lot of off-topic/whatever's on my mind kinda stuff) and I get a lot of views no matter what I do, but turning that into cash is hard.
I can get about 30 views within a few minutes of me posting a link to my MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, Blogger.. etc to my latest project..
Making money is the hard part. If you come up with any tips/tricks please let us know
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