A lot of bloggers talk about the value of targeted hits. I recognize and appreciate “make money online” hits to my blog, but to be honest, i don’t give a rats ass. If a guy looking for matress covers comes to my site, i welcome him with open arms. In a way, i actually prefer these random visits more then targeted traffic.
Bloggernoob dot com is in the uber competitive “make money online” niche. Targeted hits for me consists of other “make money online” bloggers. And most of them are johnchow clones. This means that most of the targeted hits are worthless. Johnchow wannabes are already signed up for all the programs i’m pushing. They signed up via his crappy blog, instead of my crappy blog. There’s nothing more i can sell or make commission off of. If i tried to monetize my blog with those dorks, i probably would have quit this blog by now.
Many “make money bloggers” try to sell their private ads by stating that they provide the advertiser with targeted traffic. Bullshit! I’d rather not receive traffic from other make money bloggers. The only targeted traffic i’m looking for is via search engines.
This applies to blog networking. I visit and comment on a lot of different blogs. I’m not interested in commenting on other make money blogs. This might go against the grain. Most make money online bloggers will tell you that you should leave useful comments on other blogs in your niche. I do agree that it can build readership. Doing so also announces your blog to other bloggers. But if you think about it, you’re not going to make more money by doing so. If you leave a comment on chow’s blog, you might get a few clicks, but it’ll be from his clones. Like i said above, they already bought into everything you’re selling on your blog. You’re not gonna make any money off of these chumps.
If I leave a comment on a beauty blog and i get a few hits, those hits will be from people who probably don’t know a thing about making money online. So, these are potential customers. If traffic is gained by such a comment, it’ll have a high bounce rate(the visitor will leave right away) but if you’re lucky, one might stay. If one stays and he or she likes your blog, you can make some coin off of that person. You see what i’m getting at here?
I’m not saying that all targeted hits are overrated. Just most of them. Traffic from other make money blogs don’t mean squat. Try mixing in some off niche marketing. Start visiting blogs that have nothing to do with your niche and leave comments there. Do it cause those blogs are more interesting. And do it cause it’ll help you make money.