Sunday, October 26, 2008

Affilate program for every website - Matched.

There is a new advertising option for monetizing your web site or blog. Company called Matched.

Generally for publishers program is based on fix rates paid monthly. There are not special requirements about page rank or number of visitors. You receive £3 per page. One domain can have up to 5 pages with banners. Number of domains is limited, up to 5.

It makes £3 x 5 x 5 = £ 75

If you sign up right now you can receive additional bonus £5. Registration is very easy and takes you around 3 minutes (sign-up here). Then your account is activated and Matched starts to search relevant ads for your sites.

Payment is done either to UK bank account or via PayPal. Here is the prove of the payment.

UPDATE 20.11.2008

Here is the extract from the email which I have received today from MATCHED

MATCHED HAS CLOSED==================It is with much regret that we announce that has closed.Matched has been running as a beta experiment for some time and, after much careful consideration, it has been decided not to progress the project to the next stage.As a result, Matched will not be accepting new sign-ups and will no longer be assigning adverts to its current publisher base.If you completed your last payment run before November 19th 2008, you will still be paid, but please note that no future payments will be made after this. Therefore, we recommend that you remove any Matched ads from your websites.Thank you very much for being part of the experience and we wish you the best of luck for the future success of your websites.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Get more traffic with related posts.

I was already posting my tips for getting more traffic to you blog. You should follow these tips especially if your blog is fresh and want to get indexed by search engines.

Today I would like to add one more tip how to get more visitor to your web site. I found out it with my financial blog StockWeb. Recently I submitted blog to new service provided by Wikinvest. Wikinvest is kind of Wikipedia focused on investing and world of finance. They launched new service which is linking of related sites though widgets. displayed at the end of related blog posts. Widgets themselves look nice and are fully customized with web site design.

Back to my traffic increase tips. I have noticed significant traffic growth since "related posts" widgets are running. One benefit is exchanging really targeted visitors as they are coming for related content. And next is positive impact on your ranking for search results. Widgets contain direct link to 3rd party pages and therefore you are getting backlinks, your Technorati Authority is increased etc. And this has positive impact on number of visitors coming from Google, Yahoo...

Of course Wikinvest is not for everybody as it concerns finance blogs but If you google "related posts widgets" you will definitely find other providers.

I just want to highlight, If you want traffic increase start with cross sites linking through related posts.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Blog Income report - September.

Another month is over and here is regular monthly income report from my blogging. You remember I set my target to earn $600. Unfortunately I haven't reached this amount and as you can see below total income was around $350. Not bad but it is already second month with declining income.

Forbes blog network is the best surprise. I started to generate solid income again with sold impressions around 25%. Also direct sales are improving. The biggest income sources like INO and Adsense are with weak performance this month.

For October I am setting lower target, $500.

Google Adsense $74.37 ($87.57)
RevResponse $0.50 ($2.10)
INO $195.35 ($285.93)
Forbes Blogs Network $4.21 ($0.82)
Direct sales $74.5 ($42.5)

Total $348.93 ($418.92)