Yes, it’s that simple. When you are operating a website that is monetized with CPC (cost per click) advertising, or any kind of advertising, the more traffic you get on the site, the more money you will make. Let’s face it, if you get 100 page views per day and earn a certain amount from that, you will certainly earn more if you suddenly get 1,000 page views per day! No way to deny that.
So, there are two tricks that you need to pull off. One way to get more traffic is by bringing more people to your site. Another way to get more traffic, and the one I will talk about in this post, is by having those same visitors look at more pages on your site. The longer they stay on your site, the bigger the chance that they will respond to the advertising present. Also, if you are doing some CPM (cost per thousand views) advertising on the site, the move pages they view, you will automatically earn more money!
So, how can you get them to view more of your site. Most people who surf the web will come to your page, take a quick look, maybe skim over your latest article on the site, and quickly move on to another site. I have found a way, though, to get a few more page views, and keep people on your site longer. I started doing this a few months ago, but I have found a way to revolutionize it and make it much easier!
On one of my sites, I have a blog, which is the main part of the site. I also have a photo gallery that you can click over to if you want to view photos. But, I never made a huge amount from the Gallery. I knew it had potential, though. I started putting links to photos from within my posts. For example, let’s say that in one of my posts I mentioned something about Cebu City. I would link the words “Cebu City” to a Photo Gallery of Cebu City. Or, if I mentioned a race car, I might link to a photo of a race car that was in my gallery. The more opportunities that I would give people to look at something else on my site, the more pages they would view, and the more odds that they would act on the ad that happened to be on one of those pages. It also kept them surfing my site longer than they would have if I didn’t link over to that race car that they wanted to see.
All of this was OK, but it’s kind of cumbersome to have to keep putting in those links every time you write an article. Sometimes you forget to put a link to something, and that blows the whole concept. Well, luckily, I found a plug-in for my wordpress blog called “ALinks” which does this automatically. What you do is that you make a list of keywords that you want to have linking to other pages. After you have done this, every single time you type that word into your post it will link over to the page where you tell it to go! It’s all automatic. For example, if you enter the term “race car” into the list on ALinks, and tell it to go to a certain URL that has that race car photo, then every time that the term “race car” appears on your blog, it will link to that photo! No need to manually do the hyperlink any longer! Cool, don’t you think?
I just set this up on one of my blogs two days ago, and my advertising earnings on my Photo Gallery are now 10 times what they ever have been! I consider ALinks a great success on my site! Give it a try.