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Discussion in 'General Marketing' started by chroncile, Nov 9, 2007.

  1. #1
    I have a site that's not been getting that many traffic, I only get 150+ people a day, how do I make the number of visitors from 150+ to 1000+?
    I'm a newbie in websites, here's my website http://elitehackerspro.blogspot.com/
    SEMrush
     
    chroncile, Nov 9, 2007 IP
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  2. Ponynugget

    Ponynugget Peon

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    How many of those are actually returning visitors? I think there's way too many ads at the top -- I had to scroll down quite a bit before I got to the content. This may hurt your numbers of visitor revisits.

    Other than that though the only thing I suggest you do is buy your own domain and increase your content (perhaps 2-3 blog entries a day?).

    All the best,
    Liam
     
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  3. happydays

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    I agree, ponynugget has good advice for ya. Personally speaking, when I come across a site with too many ads on it, I may not go back to it.

    I think you've got a good concept.
     
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  4. chroncile

    chroncile Well-Known Member

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    Yes, but the ads are there for a reason, it's because when I had the other template, which basically had all content and some ads, the CTR was 0.00% :(
     
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    Like what Ponynugget suggested, too many ads on the top. Also don't put banner ads after posts. And something about your site makes it look messy. Try to arrange everything is such a way that it appeals to others. Play around with your margins.
     
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  6. chroncile

    chroncile Well-Known Member

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    Lol, I hate the look of my site, but it's the only way I can earn through adsense :(
     
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    #7
    Your sites not bad, just try different ad spots.
    But for more traffic get one of your posts dugg, or stumbled.
    Get backlinks, i just checked and you dont have any. How are you getting the traffic now???
    Good Luck
     
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  8. Ponynugget

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    But you'd earn more if you made the site a little more aesthetically pleasing. Doing so will result in more traffic (and returning visitors) and ultimately more revenue.

    Personally I'd get rid of the AdSense & Widgetbucks units at the top and only have the unit in between the blog posts. It'd look much better that way IMO.
     
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    take out search bar from the top, add some ads in the left corner, change post dates to post names ex. 2007/10/04 to cheats for halo or something like that.
     
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    Put some more content in there. You have more ads than content.
     
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    Even if you had a 50% CTR with this new template, with a low 150+ traffic, it will be eternity before you cross your $100 limit to get paid. Instead, don't focus on earning right now..First get visitors to subscribe by aggressively pushing them to signup. Focus on the content and when you indeed reach the 1000+ mark, then think about monetizing the traffic through ads.
     
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  12. chroncile

    chroncile Well-Known Member

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    Well, I can't find a good template, could any of you please find one for me?
     
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    Hi mate have a look at my blog just set it up just like you got loads of adds on but hopefully it doesn’t look to over the top see what you think

    justlaughs.co.uk

    And like every one saying get your own domain name. I am here looking for tips to get my site more visitors but I no that your own domain name is key
     
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    XooX Well-Known Member

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    Chroncile..The best people can do here is give you suggestions and feedback. I don't think you can actually expect somebody to do the Googling for you :eek:
     
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    chroncile Well-Known Member

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    I think it is still a bit busy so perhaps adding more content and cutting down on sidebars would help.

    My favorite way to build traffic is through article marketing.
     
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    Ads, blogs, newsletters, ebooks, articles, videos. That is how you promote a website.
     
    vanquishdesign, Nov 10, 2007 IP
  18. chroncile

    chroncile Well-Known Member

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    IMO, I think my website is fine, I don't see how it looks busy.
     
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    #19
    You're worried about getting clicks from the little traffic you have; worry more about making your site look good to induce more traffic. Which, in turn, will bring in more clicks...

    EDIT: Just saw that ponynugget already said pretty much the same exact thing...
     
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  20. chroncile

    chroncile Well-Known Member

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    Ok, well I took his advise, I changed the template of my site, and made it look better.
    It used to have the 3 columns minima.
    It looked ugly!
    That's why I changed it to this new template. :)
     
    chroncile, Nov 10, 2007 IP