Tuesday, 09 January 2007
There is no doubt about it, to be seen in the search engines, you need a lot of well ordered, well titled, keyword optimised pages with well written content.
At the moment, I am playing a sitting game waiting for Google's indexes to be updated with my html page names instead of the old "?q=..." blurb.
There are tasks I can carry on with. I can research even more keywords. I can add more static content. I can add pretty pictures. I can exchange links.
But with my new ambition of having a portfolio of David Fiske sites (an empire if you will), I need to come up with some lucrative ideas for other sites.
This is where instinct comes in.
I have been on the Internet since 1997 (10 years now) and have been an affiliate for at least five of those. I have never made stacks of cash with affiliate schemes because something has always come in the way. Some better offer of lucrative earnings lures me away.
Don't get me wrong, I want to make money quick but I do know that it takes a long time. It may take years to get to the sustainable income that I want to earn. Having said that, I could wake up tomorrow being a millionaire! For that to happen, I need 1,333,334 people to spend £15 on Amazon (you get free super saver delivery then!) in the next 24 hours. Any takers?
Meanwhile, back in the real world where I don't quite yet have 1.3 million friends all willing to spend £15 (ebook anyone?), I need to start spreading the eggs. They are currently all in the sat nav basket in terms of the David Fiske project.
When I chose sat nav systems, I looked for something that was highly searched but had very few results. I more or less forgot about the commission levels. No, tell a lie - I did consider commission levels but I anticipated more traffic and a higher conversion. Granted, the site has only been running for 5 weeks hence why I stated above that I am now in a bit of a waiting game.
Given what I have learnt from other affiliates over the past couple of days, consumer electronics offers poor conversions.
BUT WAIT! That is one of my main interests - gadgets, computers, electronics, etc. In the words of Homer Simpson - "D'oh!"
So what else can I do?
As a prerequisite, I would like to take the Amazon affiliate scheme with me and replicate this over the upcoming sites. Amazon is a reputable brand and converts well for me, so long as it is targeted. It also has a great affiliate interface which means you can build weird and wonderful combinations of links, banners and images.
The other thing to bear in mind is my interests. How am I supposed to enjoy my job if I am writing about stuff that hurts my head or is as dull as dishwater? For example, I am currently suffering from (man) flu but writing 1,000 pages about the flu virus is dull to me. To others, it is more riveting than gadgets (which would interest me).
I've come to a bit of a block in this lecture. I need to go and do some research for the next lecture. The next lecture will continue explaining what new sites I shall be creating in more detail.
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