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Web Traffic Control – Interesting Program to Monetize WordPress Blogs with Guest Posts

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1:05 pm
June 3, 2011


MaximizingMoney

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I just wrote this review of Web Traffic Control, which I though might be of interest to somebody here.

 

http://www.maximizingmoney.com…..c-control/

 

Web Traffic Control allows you to monetize your WordPress blogs with automated guest posts that you can either decline or approve.

 

Unfortunately, they only pay $15 per guest post and require a PageRank of 2, which is quite ridiculous.

 

However, I really do find this to be an interesting network concept and thought someone else might as well.

 

If they increase their fees in the future or are willing to increase fees for certain blogs (or even set up a sliding scale of sorts), it could be something worth while, just to avoid dealing with advertisers directly.

 

I do want to note that the link in my article to join will provide me with a referral fee (less than $3), so if you did decide to join, please be aware of this, as you can go directly to their website URL to avoid my referral link.

 

I personally don't think any Yakezie member/challenger blogs would really benefit from this service, however, I do think it would be great for getting some content up on your idle blogs or starter niche blogs if/once they qualify.

 

If you were say building a resource blog on dental insurance, having updated content on a regular basis and getting paid for your guest posts could be a good deal for you, and you wouldn't really be worried about alienating regular readers, like you might on your more personal blogs.

 

Please note that I do not actually use this service for MaximizingMoney.com at this time, I just find it to be an interesting program.

3:27 pm
June 3, 2011


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Thanks for sharing Max!

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7:09 pm
June 3, 2011


Derek@LifeAndMyFinances

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Good info, but I do agree that the pay is pretty low. I currently have a page rank of zero, and my posts easily net more than $15 per article. But, money is money and if there's no other option, then it sounds like a good tool.

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3:55 pm
June 9, 2011


Buy Like Buffett

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I like the concept but the $15 payout is awful.

 

 

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9:41 am
June 10, 2011


Eric – PersonalProfitability.com

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It is almost worth creating a new site just for that. Would they take it?

1:03 pm
June 10, 2011


MaximizingMoney

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NarrowBridge said:

It is almost worth creating a new site just for that. Would they take it?

 

@Eric

 

If you have a PR 2 and a quality site, they will take it, but a brand new site is probably not going to have a Page Rank yet, so it could take a couple of months or however long PR takes to develop. But say you have some sites in progress or blogs that you just don't have time to update that often, this might be good for that as well.

 

It seems like they're trying to get bloggers to sign up right now, so they're probably not being too picky about sites.

 

If somebody was really interested, but not happy about the pricing, it might be worth contacting them directly to see if you could work out a better deal. You never know they might offer you more money, or at least it will get them thinking that they need to offer more money.

 

@Jacob – no problem, you're welcome.

 

@Derek – Yeah, the whole Page Rank qualification thing is a shame, it probably gives them something to promote to their advertisers as far as the "quality" of their sites if they at least have a PR 2, but they should just judge sites on their individual merits really, plus pay more for higher quality sites, I think a sliding pay scale would solve that for them instead of having to have a cutoff point.

 

@Mark – Agreed, who do they think they're kidding with that payout for a PR 2 site? I wonder how much they're getting from advertisers per article? What, are they keeping like 90% for themselves? That's what drives me crazy, and then they plan to charge sites to join in the future, they just want to stuff themselves with money from all ends I suppose, come on…that's going to be their downfall unless they change their pricing scheme.

1:16 pm
June 13, 2011


Buy Like Buffett

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maximizingmoney said:

NarrowBridge said:

It is almost worth creating a new site just for that. Would they take it?

 

@Eric

 

If you have a PR 2 and a quality site, they will take it, but a brand new site is probably not going to have a Page Rank yet, so it could take a couple of months or however long PR takes to develop. But say you have some sites in progress or blogs that you just don't have time to update that often, this might be good for that as well.

 

It seems like they're trying to get bloggers to sign up right now, so they're probably not being too picky about sites.

 

If somebody was really interested, but not happy about the pricing, it might be worth contacting them directly to see if you could work out a better deal. You never know they might offer you more money, or at least it will get them thinking that they need to offer more money.

 

@Jacob – no problem, you're welcome.

 

@Derek – Yeah, the whole Page Rank qualification thing is a shame, it probably gives them something to promote to their advertisers as far as the "quality" of their sites if they at least have a PR 2, but they should just judge sites on their individual merits really, plus pay more for higher quality sites, I think a sliding pay scale would solve that for them instead of having to have a cutoff point.

 

@Mark – Agreed, who do they think they're kidding with that payout for a PR 2 site? I wonder how much they're getting from advertisers per article? What, are they keeping like 90% for themselves? That's what drives me crazy, and then they plan to charge sites to join in the future, they just want to stuff themselves with money from all ends I suppose, come on…that's going to be their downfall unless they change their pricing scheme.

I completely agree Max. They are keeping the bulk of the money. Charging sites to join….wow. That is crazy. PR2's and up will find out that they can do a lot better contacting these advertisers on their own.

 

 

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9:58 am
September 14, 2011


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Seems like a scam. That's why their alexa ranking is so high, beacuse no on one's using it.

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1:56 pm
September 14, 2011


Miss T @ Prairie Eco-Thrifter

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I do like the concept but like others have said, $15 is pretty low.

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5:47 pm
September 14, 2011


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$15 is TERRIBLE


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