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How I reached 1,00,000 page views in 5 months

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by mohit115, May 3, 2009.

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    Hi all,

    Site: travelindia-guide.com

    My India travel website today crossed 1,00,000 pageviews (per month) with around 1800 visitors per day. Now this was a fairly new site for me, I started work on the domain in just Nov last year and by Dec, I had 200 visitors coming daily to the website. My adsense earning was also very low (around $2 per month).

    This is what I did to get more visitors in just 5 months:

    1. In early January, I decided to work on the content. I took to writing and adding new content to the site on a daily basis.
    2. For new content, I used wikipedia and 3-4 other sites on that topic. Then re-wrote all in my own words and created unique articles.
    3. I reorganized the website structure to be more simple, no more folder inside a folder inside a folder thing. Checked a few other sites who were my direct competition and followed their link structure.
    4. Submitted to digg and other sites very often. I got a lot of diggs for my article on 26th January, India's Republic day. I think that made google notice my site.
    5. Slowly my traffic rose, I started coming up on first page for different keywords and by March I had 800 daily visitors.
    6. I have continued the same concept of adding new, genuine contents in. Now I have over 2000 pages on the site and traffic has reached to 1800 visitors per day.

    For Adsense:

    When in Feb I was getting 500 visitors, I was still making $2 per month. That was really a bad earning. In March I decided to do something about it.

    1. First I studied a lot of tutorials and found that it's all about clever ad placements. Earlier all my ads were either in the left menu or featured some where bottom of the page.
    2. I added in the 720 px ads to the top header sections and moved the left ads towards the top of the page. Text-link ads, although not high paying, proved to be a good source for clicks.
    3. Another important thing was adding channels for tracking. The channels helped me identify which ads were doing the best and I followed the same structure in the new pages I was making.
    4. Channels also helped me target publishers and earlier if one click gave me 0.01 cents, it moved to 0.14 cents per click.
    5. Now, I get on an average 150 clicks per day and an earning of around $5.

    Although I feel it's still not much as I can optimize it up to at least $12 per day with 150 clicks that I am getting, I can't complain considering I made $2.28 in Jan, $16.07 in March and now in April it jumped to $95.22!

    My alexa rankings have also been fast improving and today I am ranked at 2,43,487.

    Just happy to see my site crossing 1,00,000 page views/month today and thought of sharing with you all. I am sure many won't consider this a BIG achievement, but it's great for me considering the fact that 4 months back the site was going no where.:)
     

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    #2
    good job congratulation
     
    maxdomain, May 3, 2009 IP
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    #3
    Very Good. Keep it up Dude :)
     
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    good work keep it up
     
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    #5
    nice. keep it up
     
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    #6
    confused is this 1,000,000 or 100,000?

    Either way congratulations, hope you start acheiving even more than just $12 per day!
     
    Carlx, May 3, 2009 IP
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    #7
    congratulations, nice to hear your sucess! hope i can reach the same!
     
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    Nice work and thanks for tell us all how you did it!
     
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    mohit115 Active Member

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    #9
    thanks for the replies.
     
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    kewl job bro! Nice work!
     
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    #11
    great job and congra ...
    hopefully u can make more by using other AD tool :)
     
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    Grt job... its another example showing the Power of Social Media and Good Content.
     
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    Congrats bro . . . with that kind of stellar success record you should be able to achive great results online.
     
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    Good work but i think you should think of better way to in better monetizing those visitors. Don't depend on the tiny cents that adsense is paying you.
     
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    congrats and best of luck with ad sense too ...
     
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    Good work done by you..congratulations !
     
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    #17
    that's the important bit.
     
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    Hey Good Work.. Congrats...
     
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    #19
    Never think that your success is Small.

    Many people in DP do force on "quality content to be the king" and you surely proved it another time.

    Congratulations on crossing a mile stone and now concentrate more on increasing what you have gained until now.
     
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    A big thumbs up to you mate great job. Lets us know how it is in the next 4 months.
     
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