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Moving Beyond Alexa with Yakezie

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8:21 pm
July 3, 2013


saverocity

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Have experience great success with reducing my Alexa score, which seems to be the essence of the Alexa challenge.  However, in doing so and learning more it seems the Alexa score is not overly important when it comes to building traffic into a well read blog for the potential for monetization.

 

To escalate – moving beyond the numbers for the Challenge, what sort of numbers of Uniques are necessary for decent monetization?  Lets say, $1000, $2000 and $5000 per month revenue?

 

What sources are best for the revenue generation?

 

What time line for achieving Uniques in that range, if following the Yakezie Challenge approach of 4-6 posts per week?

Cheers

 

Matt

9:13 pm
July 3, 2013


Mr. Utopia

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posts 55

I'm a newbie, so I don't have any answers to your questions. I'm interested to see what other will respond with, but my guess is their answers will essentially be: it depends.

 

It depends on what type of traffic you get, repeat visitors/subscribers, monetization strategies/techniques, etc.  There probably isn't a "one size fits all" answer.

10:23 am
July 4, 2013


MyJourneytoMillions

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Matt, 

 

All depends where the revenue is coming from.  If it is a private deal than the uniques don't matter if the other metrics are (i.e. MozRank and PR).  If you are talking adsense or affiliates you are going to need a damn good amount of uniques to hit over $1,000.  Like in the tens of thousands of search engine visitors/NON-Bloggers.  Why SE or non-blogers? b/c the fellow yakezie member isn't going to click on your adsense and/or is likely to use your affiliate links to sign up for another CC. 

 

Just my experience.

 

Evan

4:57 am
July 5, 2013


saverocity

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posts 88

Thanks for the input guys, I was getting the impression that Adsense was quite limiting, but then by the same token surely it will take a certain level of time and interest from people to generate the private ad sales too?

 

Evan, I had heard that PR wasn't really important these days, but is it still very relevant to such deals?  I have a 0!  My mozrank according to a free checker is 4.17, which I am looking into now.

4:39 pm
July 5, 2013


Edward Antrobus

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saverocity said:
 

Evan, I had heard that PR wasn't really important these days, but is it still very relevant to such deals?  I have a 0!  My mozrank according to a free checker is 4.17, which I am looking into now.

It isn't really important these days, except to advertisers. There have been some attempts to get internet marketers to use other metrics, but others have found that it is tough to gain any traction until you get a PageRank. Your site is probably too new to have a rank yet. The next update should be any day now. On average, it is updated quarterly, but Google likes to keep people guessing.

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1:52 am
July 7, 2013


Jenny @ FrugalGuruGuide

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MyJourneytoMillions said:

Matt, 

 

All depends where the revenue is coming from.  If it is a private deal than the uniques don't matter if the other metrics are (i.e. MozRank and PR).  If you are talking adsense or affiliates you are going to need a damn good amount of uniques to hit over $1,000.  Like in the tens of thousands of search engine visitors/NON-Bloggers.  Why SE or non-blogers? b/c the fellow yakezie member isn't going to click on your adsense and/or is likely to use your affiliate links to sign up for another CC. 

 

Just my experience.

 

Evan

I've actually clicked on a couple of Adsense ads that I saw as a result of clicking through from my RSS feed.  I don't remember what site I was on, but….you're welcome!  Laugh  (I clicked because I was genuinely interested in the ad.)

1:59 am
July 7, 2013


Jenny @ FrugalGuruGuide

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posts 78

Oh, and as far as I can figure from other sources, you can expect $1 to $10 per 1000 views with PPC ads alone.  So for $1000, that's 100,000 to 1,000,000 views.

My goal is to try to hit 10,000 views per month in the next three months and 30,000 by the end of the year.  We'll see how I do.

Obviously, I don't plan on relying on PPC ads for income!

6:08 am
July 10, 2013


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saverocity said:

To escalate – moving beyond the numbers for the Challenge, what sort of numbers of Uniques are necessary for decent monetization?  Lets say, $1000, $2000 and $5000 per month revenue?

When it comes to CPC/CPM it's about article topics and search traffic, generally.  If you do something active (ask visitors to hire you?) you can monetize direct traffic and referrals (and subscribers), but those are generally your evangelizers – commissions and clicks and views will come mostly from search (read: Google).

 

Unless you get some hefty links during the challenge (MSM mentions, perhaps) it'll take you longer than the challenge to see significant search traffic.  I'm not saying I'm normal, but I didn't get what I considered significant search traffic until about a year and a half ago – and I started in 2009.  I'm sure you can move more quickly than we did, but it does take time.

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9:53 am
July 10, 2013


saverocity

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posts 88

Great feedback guys thanks.

I actually just started showing up high for a couple of search terms and have monetized it by linking through to an affiliate post at the end.

Regarding being picked up by those mega sites like msm or yahoo finance are there tips for getting on their radar?

Cheers

Matt


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