Joined: 04 Jun 12
06 Jun 12 11:19 pm
Is Creating Lots of Average Websites Sustainable?
I've been hanging out on the Affilorama video sections for several days now. I'd like to pose a question in regards to Mark Ling's World or Warcraft website example he used in a video. (http://wowblackbook.com
Here's my confusion- the keywords targeted by this website do not receive a substantial amount of traffic according to the Google Adwords keyword tool.
On compete.com, the estimated traffic ranges from appx. 300 to 1000 visitors per month. http://siteanalytics.compete.com/wowblackbook.com/
1) I've been in internet marketing since 2009, and have a website that gets 8000 visitors a month and makes $300 per month. Yes, my methods for converting that traffic may not be great (glad I'm here), but could the conversion rate for his website be so much better that it makes $2500 per month (I believe that was the quoted earnings).
2) How can average content be sustainable in the long term? I made a fitness equipment review website with top-notch content. I actually worked with equipment manufacturers to get samples sent to my home which I reviewed on video with professional narration, a great review write-up, pictures and more. That website got crushed in the Google Penguin. If that type of content can't win, then why would this?
I'm reluctant to build a website like that because I've built those kinds before. Google eventually punished all of them even though I follow safe link building practices (generous anchor text variation, timed out link building, no keyword stuffing, etc).
3) Most of the websites I sent links to got hit in the Google updates this year. Iv'e found that getting some links from Ezine and whatnot just simply won't cut it.
I'm of the mentality now that the only long-term success will be achieved through creating "legacy" sites- your best work- sites that are amazingly helpful, innovative and unique (Like Affilorama for example).
Can someone convince me otherwise? Can creating websites like WowBlackBook generate the income that Mark Ling quotes?