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- Jun 20, 2018
I noticed there was a line through a few peoples names, what does that mean? banned? I seen emp migrated over here but has a line in his name, did zingo ever make it over here?
I changed it to 20px on a gut feeling, might even go higher to 21 or 22.I think so. There are easier fonts to read too.
Sans serif fonts are a safe choice. That combined with the other things you mentioned will make your pages more likely to be read.I also don't like the standard Arial font, but don't know which to replace it with. Should be a Sans Serif from what I gather about typeface psychology.
I tend to go with around 18px and a 1.7 line-height on sans-serif font. I spent an absurd amount of time reading up about typography for the internet at one point and that's what I boiled it down to.Should be a Sans Serif from what I gather about typeface psychology.
It depends on how niched you're going. I was able to make the intro to my videos using footage I found here: https://videos.pexels.comIs buying stock video worth it?
People used to fear that a bunch. I'm not sure it ever happened. I never heard of or experienced a case. Like you said, Google is going to know who owns the site. They're getting us through Analytics, Search Console, Gmail, Fonts, Sheets & Docs, Adsense... there's no escape. Usually they only hit the offending site.Anyone ever experienced a penalty of a site just because it was added in the same search console as another site that got a penalty?
Have you double checked to make sure the tracking tag is on it? I feel like I read somewhere that there was some issue with them and OneLink, but that could be a false memory. Are you using OneLink? And are you sure you're actually getting clicks?The ads shows without problem on my site but I'm getting zero clicks and earning in my amazon reports dashboard.
We talked about this a lot in the Google Fred thread. Google did seem to be cracking down on sites made with a pure "commercial affiliate" intent. The problem is that they targeted many variables. There seemed to be a high correlation of sites that took a hit that only focused on "money pages," however there were many that did that that did not get hit too. The ones that slipped through were likely already validated by links, age, etc. and/or didn't commit enough of the other sins to trip the radar.When creating an affiliate site to get organic search traffic, is it an issue if all of my content is "money articles" (best X for Y, guide to X, product name reviews)? Or do I need some sort of supporting content to get Google on side?
Yes, it changes. If you want huge success with traffic leaking, you don't match platforms to your content. You match your content to the platform, which allows you to use copywriting, exploit emotional triggers, take advantage of the psychological mind-state of the users of the platform you're targeting, etc. Otherwise you might get a tiny bit of traffic. If you do it right, you can get half a million hits in a day or more.When using traffic leaking, do "money articles" change? Do you still leak to a best/guide/review articles, or is there a better strategy to follow there?
I don't think you should stress about the ratio of money pages vs informational pages. Google doesn't have anything against affiliate money pages as long as the money page itself adds value and doesn't look like it's just made to get that affiliate click.Ok I'm using my month's newbie question quota in one hit:
- When creating an affiliate site to get organic search traffic, is it an issue if all of my content is "money articles" (best X for Y, guide to X, product name reviews)? Or do I need some sort of supporting content to get Google on side?
My interpretation of this is that Google has more strict thin content triggers if you're affiliate.Our Webmaster Guidelines advise you to create websites with original content that adds value for users. This is particularly important for sites that participate in affiliate programs
However, they don't have anything against affiliates as long as they add value to users. By value I don't mean 1k, 2k, 5k, or 165k words of content. I mean actual helping people.Not every site that participates in an affiliate program is a thin affiliate. Good affiliates add value, for example by offering original product reviews, ratings, navigation of products or categories, and product comparisons.
If you don't add actual value with affiliate content, it doesn't matter if you have 1:0, 1:1 or 1:45 review to informational content ratio.Affiliate program content should form only a minor part of the content of your site if the content adds no additional features.
Some actionable steps you can take:
- Ask yourself why a user would want to visit your site first rather than visiting the original merchant directly. Make sure your site adds substantial value beyond simply republishing content available from the original merchant.
- When selecting an affiliate program, choose a product category appropriate for your intended audience. The more targeted the affiliate program is to your site's content, the more value it will add and the more likely you will be to rank better in Google search results and make money from the program. For example, a well-maintained site about hiking in the Alps could consider an affiliate partnership with a supplier who sells hiking books rather than office supplies.
- Use your website to build community among your users. This will help build a loyal readership, and can also create a source of information on the subject you are writing about. For example, discussion forums, user reviews, and blogs all offer unique content and provide value to users.
- Keep your content updated and relevant. Fresh, on-topic information increases the likelihood that your content will be crawled by Googlebot and clicked on by users.
My reply contained a lot of content I copy pasted from Google webmaster guideliness but I've also (hopefully) added value by adding my intrepretation of it along with actionable steps you can take.When creating an affiliate site to get organic search traffic, is it an issue if all of my content is "money articles" (best X for Y, guide to X, product name reviews)? Or do I need some sort of supporting content to get Google on side?
Thanks Sam, I have hosgator cloud hosting business and drop the www vs adding it on timetofirstbyte was adding an additional 500ms for me.
You don't have to follow that model to the letter but ideally, here is how it could be done:I am reviewing the Digital Strategy Crash Course and there is mention of AIDA (attn, interest, decision, action). So let me get this straight - the bulk of my website pages should be attention grabbing pages that lead to interest/decision pages (like reviews) that lead to action pages (affiliate product landing pages or order forms), right? So what are examples of Attention pages and the difference between those pages and interest pages? So is the first "clickbaitey", the second "informational" and the third and fourth "reviews" and "landing pages" linking deeper and deeper into the funnel from the Attn pages down to the Action page?