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One site vs. Many sites

Discussion in 'AdSense' started by Crynos, Sep 3, 2006.

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    Im getting started on adsense. Im wondering what you folks think is a better strategy. To make one site and spend all time/money on that, or to make 5 or so sites. Right now im going with making multiple sites (better chance one will do well i guess) but i would like to hear your opinions.
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    Crynos, Sep 3, 2006 IP
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  2. Monks

    Monks Well-Known Member

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    that is a good question to be pondered by seo philosophers the world over
     
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    commandos Notable Member

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    allways backup your self with many sites .

    because you are not sure wich site will work , make many see after a period wich bring u the most $$$ ... just put more effort on this one in your process .
     
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    Register one domain. Set up a blog on that domain. Set up subdomains that only display blog entries from a single category.

    So if you have a category in your blog called "politics" set up politics.yourdomain.com

    You can then easily manage all your sites from a single blog.
     
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    DirtyDog Well-Known Member

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    That depends. Are you an authority on some subject so that you will be able to create an important site on the subject? Or do you plan on scraping content from other sites and littering the Internet with more useless MFAs? If the answer is the latter, then you might as well make 50 sites.
     
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  6. Crynos

    Crynos Peon

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    So far i have two videogame fansites powered by blogs (both games im interested in and will be buying on release) and am building a site on a food product that i love.
     
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    in my opinion one site is better then many sites and spend all time this site...
     
    CnK, Sep 4, 2006 IP
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    m0rtal Well-Known Member

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    If that one site dies for some reason (drop in rankings) you're shit out of luck. Other than having many sites I'd say it's also good to have a couple of income sources aside from Adsense, such as affiliate programs, CPM, etc.

    And just because you have many sites doesn't mean you'll have to spend a lot of time managing them. You can focus on the ones that are generating the most profits. I have a few sites sitting around that make $5-$30 a month that I do almost nothing to.
     
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    And why are they only doing $5-$30 a month, thats right, because you do almost nothing to them.

    If you are just starting, start with 2-3 sites of your personal interest, the stuff that you like the most, then you will know exactly what content to put on them and make them great.
     
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    Crynos Peon

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    Think ill focus on the current 3 (well 4, but 1 isnt adsense) sites i have. Hopefully that will keep me busy/one will get popular.
     
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    If you focus on all 4 and they all interest you, they can all be popular : )
     
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    You should make a successful site first. and then make more sites.
     
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    m0rtal Well-Known Member

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    You're missing the point here. I have a site that makes a lot more that I put work into. Now if that site was to suddenly drop in rankings I still have a couple other sites that will be bringing in that $10, $20 or whatever it is so it's still something to fall back on.

    If for example I have ONE site bringing in a full time income of $3000+ and I'm relying to live off this then suddenly my site drops in the SERPS and traffic dies by 90% what then?
     
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    I used to ask myself the same question. Start multiple sites. That way, you have a variety, and if one doesn't work out, you always have the others. One is surely going to become popular! Go for it, and good luck!
     
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    wwhhing Active Member

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    If variety site was base on differend kind of content and catogery (eg, game, music, TV, book), then, it will very good. Because it can earn from different field.
     
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    Exactly. However, you can have the same genre of sites, just different coverage.
     
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    wwhhing Active Member

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    True, but it really hard to maintain with different content, unless you working full time by doing website!!! For me, i will be crazy how to get update every different site. Sometime really can not think single word to write. hahaha.... If you really able to do it, a great income from adsense are reflecting your hardwork!!
     
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    It's hard to do, especially with school on your ass, lol. Well, that's how it is for me anyway.
     
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    Yes, I understood your point the first time, my comment was made more to make a point out of the fact that if you dont work you dont get paid. Didnt mean to make you look stupid or ignorant.


    softwareindex.org said "You should make a successful site first and then make more sites."
    "Successful" is very relative, but I agree totally, work with the one and only for some time, but keep your mind alert on the fact that you will build more sites later.

    And you also mention adsense, dont forget that there are affiliate programs like commision junction and more out there. Specially if your site its about things people buy on the web. A lot of webmasters are making way more money on that kind of programs then adsense.
     
    tyggemannen, Sep 5, 2006 IP