Basically I want to try and ramp up my AdSense earnings, but at the moment I can’t devote much more time than I currently do to writing my own content.
See what you think….
So What is the Big Idea?
Well it’s not really such a big idea, and I’m certain it has been tried many times before, I just haven’t got a clue as to whether it is a waste of my time or not. My idea is simply a niche blog, only monetized using Adsense (nothing new there then!). The difference is, since I can’t devote much time to writing my own content, almost all the content I post would be re-published articles from directories such as eZine, Go Articles etc.
The idea occurred to me when I was checking how some keywords for one of my sites were performing in Google. I actually found one of my own eZine Articles re-published (legitimately with all my links and bio intact) on a blog with .ru domain name. So it certainly looks like it might be possible to gain SERPs traffic in this way.
Pros and Cons
So having thought it over, my initial thoughts on the pros and cons are as follows:
- I don’t have to write the content
- I can still provide a source of valuable content to my visitors
- I can maintain the quality by selecting only the best articles
- Duplicate content – How will it rank and will it be penalized?
- Difficult to promote via blog commenting as it may not be viewed as a “proper” blog
- Most directories set limits on the number of articles you can re-publish per year
- Am I truly providing visitor value or just spamming the Internet?
My thinking on the duplicate content issue, is that I could use my own keywords in the post titles and in introduction and summary paragraphs. This would hopefully still comply with the re-publishing rules as I would be posting the entire unedited article in between, but I would still be applying my own individual on-page SEO.
Would this be enough to still appear in SERPs?
I think I could overcome the blog commenting problem by perhaps inserting a number of my own posts at regular intervals, and provide quality comments on related blogs following my own personal posts.
Part of me thinks that this is a bit of a non-starter, but part of me is saying that it will only cost me a domain name and a minimal amount of work to set up and maintain. So what is there to lose?
Well then, over to you! Is this a daft idea? Ever tried anything similar yourself? Do let me know what you think, I’d love to hear your take on this one.