Costing of a blog network

The average internet user does not register a single domain and some falsely believe that revenues from a blog network are easy money. However, technical skills, knowledge and experience are needed to set up and maintain a blog network.

For the estimated expenses of a blog network, check http://trafficplanet.com/topic/4421-ball-park-figurecosting-of-blog-network/

Depending on the product/service being sold, for some buyers/advertisers, the niche is important, for others PR.

Pr2 blogs – $20
Pr3 blogs – $30-$40
Pr4 blogs – $60-$90
pr5 blogs – $200

Average Go Daddy Auction Price per Domain
Pr 2 = $15.30
Pr 3 = $86.20
Pr 4 = $149.80
Pr 5 = $417.66 ( only watched 6 pr5 auctions)

Companies / individuals interested in being trained in setting up /managing blog networks can send us an email at websites (at) useful.in . We do not use online learning management systems at present, since it would make us vulnerable to identity theft.

The dark side of the internet

An individual/company planning to invest a significant amount of time and money online should be aware of the following facts:
1. Online people who make false accusations against an innocent person without any proof at all, will often have more supporters than the innocent person who is being framed.

2. One of the most popular blogging scripts has a number of hidden backdoors. If a blogger uses a popular spam prevention plugin with this script, all the legitimate comments from visitors will disappear and only spam comments will remain. This is true for many scripts / themes/plugins for this CMS, even though every time the blogging software is used, there is a link to the main blog software site.

3. A widely used directory script has a paid version and a free version. In the free version, all submitted links relevant to the niche disappear. If the paid version of the script is used, the number of submitted links in a year is lower than the links submitted to the free version of the directory script in a month. When a user uses a free script, he or she links to the script developers website , so that they get free traffic, but still the script developers are greedy and use dirty tactics.

Whois details after domain sale /transfer

Recently the domain bom.in was sold on Sedo.
The domain was transferred to Godaddy.
usually when a domain is sold, the whois details are changed to reflect those of the new buyer.
However, in this case, only the registrar (Sponsoring Registrar:GoDaddy.com, LLC (R101-AFIN)) and registrant customer id (Registrant ID:CR120123269) has been changed.
The buyer has paid $500 for the domain name but the registrant contact details have remained unchanged.
They are not accurate.
Does anyone know how to report incorrect Whois to GoDaddy and Nixi (Inregistry.in)?
Is the buyer careless or is it something else ?
Only time will tell.

Link removal fees

Removing links has become a lucrative business

http://trafficplanet.com/topic/3605-want-me-to-remove-that-link-pay-me-500/

http://www.seroundtable.com/link-removal-fees-15459.html

http://www.seroundtable.com/link-removals-15349.html

Links can be a steady source of traffic, so retaining them is advisable in many cases.

Links that matter

Certain search engines have been penalizing website owners for unnatural links and threatening to deindex websites if the links are not removed. Instead, they should focus on understanding why people build websites, why and how content is created , linking patterns. Until one has a few websites, it is difficult to understand the many aspects, building links, getting traffic to a website , monetization.
Links can be classified into different categories based on the type of website.
1. Links for traffic
2. Links for SEO
3. “Free” links
4. Paid links
Many times, the so called “Free” links can be the most expensive in terms of time and effort for the site owner, since they have to appear to be free.

Increasing revenues from parked domains

A bulk buyer of domains is looking for returns on investment, regular payouts. The higher the traffic to the domain, the more the revenue and the content used may be automatically generated or manually written.
The below thread explains how some buyers alternate between parking and developing domains.

http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=1157724

Why pay?

The greatest advantages of selling directly is that you are in touch with your customers, and get an opportunity to understand their requirement. In real life, people buy and pay only if they have a genuine requirement,  for a product or service. However, on certain websites, many buyers have been making payments without sending their inputs.  They some times do not even reply to repeated requests by email and PM  for more details of the advertising.

This creates a problem for the seller, as they have to wait indefinitely for inputs or leave the item unshipped, while the listing usually specifies a shipping time.  The value of each item is also low , usually between $0.99 to 2.99 . It also seems to be  part of a deliberate campaign launched by anonymous people with vested interests .

Link building and removal

Till a few months ago, building links was a widely used technique to promote a website. Many websites used article directories and submissions to build links to websites. They sometimes used public blog networks  to build backlinks, and the blog owners usually published these articles for free. Today these links are considered “unnatural” by at least one major search engine and link removal requests are being sent to blog/website owners.

If the link is not removed, the website is to be reported . Most websites spent a lot of money on link building initially, are they willing to spend some money on link  removal? Only time will tell.

How are these article distribution methods different from press release services? Companies worldwide pay public relations agencies to promote their brand, product or services, how is article marketing different?

Text link advertising economics

In recent years, as the number of pages on the internet has increased,  PPC advertising revenues for many websites have decreased substantially
Text Link advertising can be a source of some revenue, but only for those who have worked with the different ad networks.
With Backlinks.com, if your website is PR0 or deindexed, it is deleted from their inventory.A text link on a PR1 or PR2 website pays $0.5 or $1 / month but there is no guarantee that even a single text link will be sold on a particular website in a year.
Other text link ad networks like Linkworth.com, TNX.net have different screening criteria,and there is a lot of unsold inventory. Selling advertising directly is also an option to be explored and is the best long term solution.

However, the webmaster expenses like domain registration/renewal fees (approx. $9/year) are fixed.
Web hosting costs per website depend on web hosting optimization skills.

For PPC advertising from networks like Infolinks, the Infolinks logo is clearly displayed on the ads, so the network takes responsibility for the ads displayed, but for text link advertising, the ad network is invisible to the visitor to the website.

If a webmaster believes that false rumours are being spread by the ad network (they have managed to convince powerful people by fabricating lies ) or there is a lot of uncertainty (the domains/websites may be transferred or forcibly sold to someone else), it is best to let most of the domains expire and wait till conditions improve. The monthly revenue decreases , but so do the considerable domain renewal fees paid to the registrar and registry.

In another post, we will provide proof with screenshots of how Inforum.in admin , moderators and users go all out to protect the identity of a person who makes false accusations. In other industries, proof is important, especially for a financial transaction, why is it not the case for websites?

Does the promotional method used matter?

PPC, CPM, text link advertising all are promotional methods, used to increase the level of awareness of a particular product. This interesting article covers the use of blog posts / text link advertising for Google Chrome.

http://searchengineland.com/googles-jaw-dropping-sponsored-post-campaign-for-chrome-106348