Monetizing WordPress websites is quite easy. It is surely one of the best system for blogging as well as building niche websites because it is optimized for search engines and easy to use. In addition, there are useful plugins that allow us to display ads and promote products in different ways. But to be truly effective with WordPress monetization you should do on-site and off-site optimization properly, mainly if you want to use Google Adsense.
Here, I would like to show you 3 effective tips for effective WordPress monetization.
Important Steps before Monetizing your WordPress Blog
Proper On-Site SEO
This is unquestionably the most crucial factor nowadays, I think it will be getting more and more prominent. If your on-site SEO is useless you will not have higher rankings in search engines, which means less targeted traffic. Without targeted traffic, you have less chance that on your ads, anybody clicks. Your aim must be to drive targeted traffic to your site if visitors are interested in the niche of your WordPress blog, they are surely interested in the ads you display.
In my point of view, it is better to have much less, but ultra targeted traffic than tons of non-targeted visitors. If you do on-site SEO properly, sooner or later, you will have better rankings. You can get tutorials about how to optimize your pages on SEO forums, or you can read some SEO tips here.
Don’t Stuff Your WordPress Blog with Ads
Many bloggers like to stuff their blogs with all types of banners, PPC ads, pop-ups etc. and they do not care about the real content. Visitors come to your site since they want to know something, need information etc. and not for looking annoying ads. Using too many ads is not just bad for the visitors, but for SEO, search engines will punish your site by ranking it lower. So be careful with using ads.
I think, using 4-5 ads on a webpage is enough. For example, you add 3-4 ads to your sidebar and one within the content.
WordPress Monetization and Off-Site SEO
Link building is also a very vital task, though you should get backlinks from sites that have relevant topic of your blog. The more quality, relevant backlinks you have, the better. This way you can not only have better rankings within search engines, but you can have direct visitors from the sites where you built links. Blog commenting is a fantastic way to get good backlinks and visitors, but you have to add informative and useful comments.
The mentioned tips are specifically useful if your main WordPress monetization is Google Adsense. If you follow these tips, you will have much more relevant ads on your site that will have better click through rates and pay more for clicks.
How do I Monetize my WordPress Blog
Typically I use two sorts of methods for monetization Google Adsense and affiliate marketing. I usually use Google Adsense on informational posts and I use referral links on page where I share product reviews. Sometimes I mix them and sometimes I do not put any ads on the page. If there are too many pages with ads on your website, it may seems a bit spammy for Google. In most of the cases, the less better.
Promoting Amazon products is one of the most popular ways monetize a WordPress blog. There are a huge number of products, so no matter what sort of niche you have, you surely find products to promote.
Besides Amazon there are many other affiliate networks, watch the video below how to use those.
FAQ about WordPress Monetization
Are there are plugins which help?
Of course. It depends on what sort of website you have. You can use plugins for affiliate marketing, there are tools which help to add adds automatically and you can use shopping cart plugins if you want to sell something. Check out the post below to learn about these.
One of the reasons I like WordPress as a blogging platform is the vast library of plugins to add functionality to your blog. No matter what your niche, there are tons of awesome plugin options, many of which we’ve already …
Is the theme important that I use?
Well, yes and no. It is certain that a crappy looking and badly-coded theme does not work. Do you use and trust a website that looks out-dated and does not work? Surely, not. On the other hand, the content you provide is far more important. If you share informative posts that people want to read they will come back, Google rank you better and they will trust you, so they will purchase via your referral links and click on your ads.
I’ve heard that there are Adsense WordPress themes which help to get more clicks. Is it true?
Yes, there are some themes which come with special features and layout which result higher click through rate. Here is the WordPress Adsense theme I suggest.
Overall, making money with WordPress is not hard if you offer value for the visitors and have targeted traffic. If you use other techniques to monetize your blog, please share with us.
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