An Experiment to Prove You Can not Make a Living From Blogging
Can you make a living from blogging?
Well, this is a question that seemsingly gets asked thousands of times per day. It is probably asked by new bloggers and "pro" bloggers. A new blog has sprung up and it is claiming to detail every aspect of a blog lifestyle while providing the theory right or wrong that blogging can make a living. I have been looking into this site and there seems to be many of the "old school" tactics hanging around and some new ones.
What is an old school, seo tactic?
These would include link building, site submission, blog submission, leaving comments on other blogs, meta tags and generally well constructed content.
What are the new school tactics?
The author has created a Google gadget which can either be added to iGoogle or added to another blog / website. Interestingly enough though that offline marketing will be used and results printed in the blog.
What actually makes this site stand out from the rest?
The concept of "The web revenue experiment" has been thought about by having two angles of approach. It has the experimental website www.ghead.co.uk where all of the tactics are put to the test. It also has separate pages for different affiliate schemes, contributions and ad blocks. The website is created using a custom built .net application, this is the brains of the experiment. It creates on the fly, fully optimized landing packages for each page created expanding its content exponentially enhancing the users experience.
The other half of the concept is a blog located at http://blog.ghead.co.uk this is where tactics are discussed, suggested and explained. Here you will also see results of each of the experiments. You will also learn how the custom application works and you can suggest an idea you have been thinking of.
The experiment is due to run for exactly one year building its own up and reporting results along the way.