Did that get your attention?
Not sure what it says about us, but key that headline into Google and you get 313,000,000 results. Yes, that’s 313 Million.
Everybody says they hate the get rich quick schemes, yet someone is digging for them and trying them.
Anyway, if you want to get rich quick, I certainly can not help you, if I could, I would and I would be rich myself. However, I may be able to help you at least pay for your hosting and buy dinner out.
I work on a site for a customer that had these numbers last month.
287 unique visitors, $52 of income.
Now, I realize that is not very much money. However, if you do that twice you can get a check for over $100 every month. And in my book $100 is worth something.
287 visitors is an average of 9 visitors a day, THAT IS ALL, 9.
C’mon, how hard can that be? And the total size of the site is 14 pages. Oh yeah, static pages, not a blog, just a good ol’ basic 14 page website. We have not changed ANYTHING in over a year.
Here is my punch list for this site.
- Focused Content – One subject, very little variance. They call this a “niche site” now, we used to call it a “small vertical market”.
- Google Adsense. – 2 Ad Units. One 336×280 above the fold, one 336×280 at the very bottom of the page, right after the last piece of content. The colors used are blended into the site, and each ad title is dark blue. Always use a blue because people still tend to thing a blue underline is a link.
- Sitemap. – Real simple. I use GSiteCrawler to build and upload the sitemap. Submitted to Google and Yahoo using their respective web pages.
- Analytics. – I like Google Analytics, it’s simple, web based and I can have all my accounts at my fingertips.
Always remember the old KISS rule, Keep It Simple, Stupid, or maybe now it should be Keep It Search Simple.