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Why I stopped putting ads on my blogs (and what I do instead)

Discussion in 'Guides, Case Studies and Tutorials' started by Bloody Tourist, Jun 25, 2018.

  1. Bloody Tourist

    Bloody Tourist Well-Known Member affiliate

    Hey Fixers,

    Let me give something back to the community by explaining why I stopped putting ads on my blogs and what I do instead.

    Ads suck
    Let’s be honest here. Ads can be very annoying. They’re not only intrusive but in most cases they slow down your blog, because of all the external crap that’s being loaded. This hurts user experience and maybe even your ranking.

    Ads get blocked
    Doesn’t need much explanation. Ad Blockers are getting more common and you can’t make money for ads that don’t show up on the screens of your visitors.

    You need A LOT of traffic to make money of ads
    Doesn’t matter if you get paid CPM or PPC. You need a lot of traffic to generate a decent income. Plus the network is already getting paid by the advertiser. So you’re getting paid with the leftovers.

    So how should you monetize your blog?

    Start writing Money Articles.

    Here’s how it works
    Your blog probably targets a niche right? That niche has certain needs and problems. If you can figure out what those needs and problems are and find a way to give your readers what they want, you will make money. These can be your own (digital) products or you can become an affiliate for someone else’s product or service.

    The best way to present these product or services is to write money articles. Write an in depth review about one or multiple products. Or an extensive “How To” guide that requires on multiple purchases of products or services to solve a problem.

    These money articles will form the pillars of your blog and you should try to funnel your traffic to these posts by linking to them from your regular content.

    Also there’s lots of great tools out there that you can use to test and optimize your money articles for maximizing conversions, but I’’l save that for the next one.
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  3. Lord Patrick

    Lord Patrick Affiliate affiliate

    I Agree with you. Rather not place ads on your money website
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  4. Patrick3333

    Patrick3333 Affiliate affiliate

    This is something definitely insightful, it's good to have such treads in here!
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  5. KelvinSm

    KelvinSm Affiliate affiliate

    I personally believe in the same strategy as you do not want your targeted visitors to go away from your website. Just give your visitors what they want but it all comes down to split testing different stuff and whatever works for you.
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  6. Alor

    Alor Affiliate Manager Affiliate Manager affiliate

    Very good insight. Certainly got to find other ways to create sales/leads etc.. as you can't solely rely on ads.