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Getting Started

Hi folks,

Just wanted to ask for your advice, especially if you understand anything about poker.

So, i've had a poker Instagram account for quite a while, mostly s

What an AWESOME niche and a BRILLIANT idea (and those below) for monetizing something you’ve already partially built out!

Darlene

Thank you! :)

You have solid reels and instagram content, so it’s just a matter of choosing the items your want to promote. Whether it be poker strategy guides (from other poker experts OR your own guide to winning with your own insights), to poker “gear” from custom decks to chips to tables, etc…

Players are always looking to get better, so if you’ve been playing successfully for a while double down on that :)

Thank you vm for your input, Eric :)

How would you monetize a poker instagram account?

How would you monetize a poker instagram account?

asked in
Getting Started

Hi folks,

Just wanted to ask for your advice, especially if you understand anything about poker.

So, i've had a poker Instagram account for quite a while, mostly s

What an AWESOME niche and a BRILLIANT idea (and those below) for monetizing something you’ve already partially built out!

Darlene

Thank you! :)

You have solid reels and instagram content, so it’s just a matter of choosing the items your want to promote. Whether it be poker strategy guides (from other poker experts OR your own guide to winning with your own insights), to poker “gear” from custom decks to chips to tables, etc…

Players are always looking to get better, so if you’ve been playing successfully for a while double down on that :)

Thank you vm for your input, Eric :)

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Search Engine Optimization

Hey guys,

Seeking advice here. So I have the main site that I work on and I was thinking of publishing some of the articles on my main site BUT they are not related to my

Some great advice below. I would follow Kim`s advice carefully.

Thanks!

I like this quote from the blog. It's a useful guideline to follow:

"
Proceed With Caution
I can't leave without issuing one warning about off-topic posts: Don't overdo it.

The worst thing you can do is to lose focus. To prevent this, I'd suggest following the 80-20 rule, where 80% of the content you create covers your money "bread and butter" topics, and the remaining 20% of your efforts go toward off-topic content to establish yourself in a new niche.
"

Awesome article, thank you! Gave me perspective but would still love to hear from more folks here about their experience/thoughts.

I like it too. We must always keep that in mind.
Tom

Sounds good and you're welcome!

Is there a clever way to tie the topics together at all?

For example, I like to review software that may not always be directly related to my niche. But I figured out if I called out that it has an affiliate program, then I could tie the two niches together.

Based on my experience, I've noticed my content ranks when the content is good and the keyword is low comp. Even if the topic doesn't appear to be directly related. For instance, I ranked for domain name generator tool but my site is about affiliate marketing. So you and I know they can be related, but does Google? The content ranked anyway (and still does today...). However, you have to be careful because from a visitors perspective, you don't want to confuse them.

Example: You visit my site titled: http://makemoneyonline.com because you found my ranked post titled: best healthy shake for morning breakfast.

If you could tie it in (health) for how you take care of yourself in order to make money online, "here's what I do as an entrepreneur to stay healthy" or "7 tips to stay a healthy MMO entrepreneur".

I think you could get away with this but I haven't tried 2 completely opposite topics to know from experience. As Google cracks down more and more, the safest way to do this is to put your site visitor experience first. With some creativity, think about how you can tie in the topics together to leverage your good G juice of your current site.

Will be interesting to see what others say. I expect some here to say "no don't do that", but a new challenge is always an opportunity to do something new and potentially create a new strategy that works!

What do you think?

Kim

I would think domain name generator would be relevant to affiliate marketing as well as most any niche. Every website has to have a name and anything that helps find a good name would be helpful whether your site is about golf or vegan food

Yep, mentioned that. Makes sense from a user experience standpoint...Not sure if Google sees that connection but it works anyways...

Hi Kim, good to hear from you!

Great input. That's the thing, I don't really think those two could be tied together, because main niche is tech gear related but the second is not though it does have some advanced technologies involved.

Actually, some of the articles would be more sports related, so technically if they are interested in both sports and the other activity (I think you know which activity/niche I'm referring to), then this way I could reach a bigger audience as seen in that article shared below.

Hmm.... I mean it COULD potentially be tied together but question is whether Google will appreciate that. As for the name of my site, it's kinda confusing, some people thought I'm in the beauty niche even though I'm nowhere close to it.

After writing this all, I remembered that there is a great site that covers my main niche topic AND travel/sports/outdoor gear guides. But I'm guessing they have HUGE authority and been around for many many years. (Mine will only turn 3 this October.)

Decisions decisions :)

P.S. I agree with Neil, your generator tool does kinda tie in together within the affiliate marketing niche imho.

No doubt you'll make the right decision. Since you see another site doing something similar, I'd go for it. That's just me.

Thanks for your support, Kim!

Always :)

In my opinion, I think google may go haywire. Google seems to freak out when we go off the beaten path. But this is just my experience and I have no evidence to back this up. I bet someone will be able to give you some better data to back this up.

But can you add a subdomain and post under that? Wondering if that will help keep Google on track.

Laura

I think it will still be like a "new" site if I add a subdomain + it's kinda too much work lol. I have the site that I could use for those articles but it probably won't rank by the time winter time is around.

Google is a mystery. The best bet is for you to try it and see what happens. I see websites publishing niche-unrelated articles all the time.

If you don't like the results, you can always undo what you did. Google Search console also has a removal request to remove posts from their index.

I had a post on my country-specific-domain MMO site targeting an affiliate marketing keyword. This was supposed to be my pillar post but google ranked an article I didn't intend on ahead of this pillar post. The pillar post was essentially invisible to Google (properly keyword cannibalisation)

After a year of virtually no traffic, I deleted that article from my MMO website and published it on my travel website in January with no internal or external links to it. Last month, that article surpassed the unintended article on my MMO website in the SERPs (both on page 1 for the targeted keyword) and is gaining impressions for far more keywords.

The article is totally unrelated to previously published content.

Hope that helps.

Interesting tip about not having any links to it. Nice on the ranking!

Oh there's definitely not gonna be any cannibalization but good to know and thank you for sharing your experience Lebogang!

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Several articles unrelated to my main niche topic?

Several articles unrelated to my main niche topic?

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Search Engine Optimization

Hey guys,

Seeking advice here. So I have the main site that I work on and I was thinking of publishing some of the articles on my main site BUT they are not related to my

Some great advice below. I would follow Kim`s advice carefully.

Thanks!

I like this quote from the blog. It's a useful guideline to follow:

"
Proceed With Caution
I can't leave without issuing one warning about off-topic posts: Don't overdo it.

The worst thing you can do is to lose focus. To prevent this, I'd suggest following the 80-20 rule, where 80% of the content you create covers your money "bread and butter" topics, and the remaining 20% of your efforts go toward off-topic content to establish yourself in a new niche.
"

Awesome article, thank you! Gave me perspective but would still love to hear from more folks here about their experience/thoughts.

I like it too. We must always keep that in mind.
Tom

Sounds good and you're welcome!

Is there a clever way to tie the topics together at all?

For example, I like to review software that may not always be directly related to my niche. But I figured out if I called out that it has an affiliate program, then I could tie the two niches together.

Based on my experience, I've noticed my content ranks when the content is good and the keyword is low comp. Even if the topic doesn't appear to be directly related. For instance, I ranked for domain name generator tool but my site is about affiliate marketing. So you and I know they can be related, but does Google? The content ranked anyway (and still does today...). However, you have to be careful because from a visitors perspective, you don't want to confuse them.

Example: You visit my site titled: http://makemoneyonline.com because you found my ranked post titled: best healthy shake for morning breakfast.

If you could tie it in (health) for how you take care of yourself in order to make money online, "here's what I do as an entrepreneur to stay healthy" or "7 tips to stay a healthy MMO entrepreneur".

I think you could get away with this but I haven't tried 2 completely opposite topics to know from experience. As Google cracks down more and more, the safest way to do this is to put your site visitor experience first. With some creativity, think about how you can tie in the topics together to leverage your good G juice of your current site.

Will be interesting to see what others say. I expect some here to say "no don't do that", but a new challenge is always an opportunity to do something new and potentially create a new strategy that works!

What do you think?

Kim

I would think domain name generator would be relevant to affiliate marketing as well as most any niche. Every website has to have a name and anything that helps find a good name would be helpful whether your site is about golf or vegan food

Yep, mentioned that. Makes sense from a user experience standpoint...Not sure if Google sees that connection but it works anyways...

Hi Kim, good to hear from you!

Great input. That's the thing, I don't really think those two could be tied together, because main niche is tech gear related but the second is not though it does have some advanced technologies involved.

Actually, some of the articles would be more sports related, so technically if they are interested in both sports and the other activity (I think you know which activity/niche I'm referring to), then this way I could reach a bigger audience as seen in that article shared below.

Hmm.... I mean it COULD potentially be tied together but question is whether Google will appreciate that. As for the name of my site, it's kinda confusing, some people thought I'm in the beauty niche even though I'm nowhere close to it.

After writing this all, I remembered that there is a great site that covers my main niche topic AND travel/sports/outdoor gear guides. But I'm guessing they have HUGE authority and been around for many many years. (Mine will only turn 3 this October.)

Decisions decisions :)

P.S. I agree with Neil, your generator tool does kinda tie in together within the affiliate marketing niche imho.

No doubt you'll make the right decision. Since you see another site doing something similar, I'd go for it. That's just me.

Thanks for your support, Kim!

Always :)

In my opinion, I think google may go haywire. Google seems to freak out when we go off the beaten path. But this is just my experience and I have no evidence to back this up. I bet someone will be able to give you some better data to back this up.

But can you add a subdomain and post under that? Wondering if that will help keep Google on track.

Laura

I think it will still be like a "new" site if I add a subdomain + it's kinda too much work lol. I have the site that I could use for those articles but it probably won't rank by the time winter time is around.

Google is a mystery. The best bet is for you to try it and see what happens. I see websites publishing niche-unrelated articles all the time.

If you don't like the results, you can always undo what you did. Google Search console also has a removal request to remove posts from their index.

I had a post on my country-specific-domain MMO site targeting an affiliate marketing keyword. This was supposed to be my pillar post but google ranked an article I didn't intend on ahead of this pillar post. The pillar post was essentially invisible to Google (properly keyword cannibalisation)

After a year of virtually no traffic, I deleted that article from my MMO website and published it on my travel website in January with no internal or external links to it. Last month, that article surpassed the unintended article on my MMO website in the SERPs (both on page 1 for the targeted keyword) and is gaining impressions for far more keywords.

The article is totally unrelated to previously published content.

Hope that helps.

Interesting tip about not having any links to it. Nice on the ranking!

Oh there's definitely not gonna be any cannibalization but good to know and thank you for sharing your experience Lebogang!

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