Don’t Annoy Your Visitors, Niche Focus and Increasing Traffic – SELaplana

I noticed the review made by the blog, “My Online Journey” but then didn’t receive any email from the blogger about it for me to write a review in exchange of the review he made. Since I am running a Review Me, Review You challenge, then I think, I also need to write a reveiw about the said blog.

There are 3 things he noticed on my blog:

  1. Thousands of visitors
  2. Posts everything under the sun
  3. Too many ads

And among these 3 things he noticed, I was hit by the number 3.

Yes, it’s true that my blog is running too many ads like Adsense Ads, Adbrite Ads, Text Link Ads, Review Me Ads and other direct paid and free ads. These are all my way of getting some Dollars from this blog so that I can pay my yearly bill on Domain and Webhosting which costs more or less PhP30,000.00.  I was even running the Kontera ads before but I think, it annoyed visitors so I decided to take off those ads.

In running these ads, I always make sure that visitors of this blog will never get annoyed by this ads. That’s the reason why I placed them all except the Adsense ads, on the far-right sidebar of this blog.

With regards to the Adsense ads, I placed them within the content of this blog because according to the result of the experiments I did with them, their position now has the higher CTR compared to other portions of this blog. And the ads of Adsense is not really annoying because most of the ads displayed are relevant to the content.

About My Online Web Journey Blog:

The My Online Web Journey Blog is another new blog owned and maintained by a Pinoy Blogger. I actually failed to get some information about the blogger behind this blog because the About page of it contains nothing. I suggest, he should modify it.

My Online Web Journey

According to him, the blog is about everything he experience, he wants, and things he’s interested. Well, that’s how I started my blog. I shifted the niche of this blog from “anything” to techno-stories only this January 2007 and then shifted again from Techno-stories to Make Money Online just this May 2007.


Now, if you really want to make money from you blog, I think you need to focus on a profitable niche. You can even make use all the experiences and interest you have by integrating it into your niche-posts.

For example, your focus on your blog is about tourists spots, hotels and restaurants just like what I have on my Motoristang Pinoy blog, then you want to write a feature-post on a 5-star hotel you recently visited. So, in order to create an interesting feature-post, you can integrate your experiences while staying in that hotel with the information you’ve learned from your interviews and researches. Embede some photos or anything you’ve found to make your post more interesting. With this, I know you’ll earn not just from contextual ads but also from direct advertisers.


The blog is already a 3 month old and is still catering few visitors a day. Well, that’s actually normal. However, you can increase this traffic by employing some SEO techniques. You can search the web about this techniques, but then I will give you one:

  1. Link Baiting. This is one of the good SEO techniques that most of the bloggers are using for them to earn much links-back. You can think of things that can be used as link-baiter. Example: John Chow use the Review Me challenge for him to gain much links using “Make Money Online” as anchor text. Carl Ocab use the Alexa Train as his way of gaining backlinks and Alexa hits. Yuga‘s link baiters are the news, features and adventures he posted on his blog. The most effective link-bait that Yuga used is his offline connection with friends, bloggers and advertisers.

And one thing that I want to tell you: Give your visitors more reasons to revisit your blog.

Last Words

Again, this post is another $100-worth of review given free to bloggers who reviewed our blog. If you want me to review your blog like this, then write first a short review of this blog and publish a link to this blog. Visit this page for more details.

If you want me to review your commercial blogs and sites, I think you need to purchase the review here.

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Leave a Reply 3 comments

skiper - May 28, 2007 Reply

Thanks, even I dont ask a review back, you post a $100-worth of review, also thanks for the tip. and for issue #3 its just my opinion.

SELaplana - May 28, 2007 Reply

you’re welcome and thanks for the short review too.

Austin - December 6, 2007 Reply

Hi, good to see that more and more Filipinos are learning the ins and outs of online marketing. There are also new developments such as niche browsers and automatic niche content these days. Ever tried them.

Good job on this entry!


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