Top 10 advice for making money on Shvoong
1. Local Google searches
Your most visitors should come from your own country's local Google site: Google.yourcountry'sextension (example.: google.hu, google.co.id, google.es, etc.) For this you should concentrate to write in your own language, because in your local google search engine there is less competition between internet web pages than in google.com. You can look up where your review is in the search engine ranking pages with this free online search engine ranking page checker tool: http://www.seoserp.com/web_tools/google_top_1000_serps_checker.asp
Just choose your local google site (example: Spain: www.google.es), choose the url you want to check (example: http://es.shvoong.com/internet-and-technologies/blog/1692283-www-hi5-com/ that's Fagov's most popular Shvoong review that has got more than 4 million 835 thousand visitors) and enter the keyword (example www.hi5.com for this Fagov summary) In a short time we can see the result, namely that this Fagov review is the #13 for this keyword. (Keyword is the expression you type into google when searching for something on the web.) I suppose this review was even in a better position in recent years or it is still in a more better position in the Costa Rican google site (If there is any Costa Rican google site, I suppose it is. Fagov is from Costa Rica according to his profile.)
2. Before writing a review do some keyword research
Always do a keyword research before selecting a topic. Finding popular keywords for your popular topic is one of the most important part of getting tens of thousands of visitors. Use Google keyword tool, it is free and easy to use.
3. Give a title that contains your main keyword
Title is the most important part of your review. Be sure you include your most important keyword in the title. If you can, include it twice using a "|" symbol.
3. Tag your review with your main keywords
It helps search engines (like Google, MSN, Bing etc.) to decide what is your review about.
4. Bookmark your link in social bookmarking sites
Once you created your review you should try to get your review indexed by Google. This usually happens automatically within 4-7 days because Google spiders (little programs that scan internet sites periodically) come to Shvoong.com quite often, because Shvoong has an impressive Page Rank of 6. If you would like to make this process faster you should use the power of the most important social bookmarking sites and Twitter for this indexing purpose.
5. Promote your review
Find the most effective places on the web where you can promote your review link for free. Use Twitter, Facebook, popular blog's comment section, forum posts and so on. Try to find places where traffic is high and where people are interested in the topic of your review.
6. Interlink your reviews
Write several reviews in a given topic then link them together. If your topic is interesting for someone it is imaginable that s/he will be interested in your other 2-3 reviews in the same topic. That means you will have 2-3 times as many visits altogether.
7. Find additional income streams
You can connect these income stream opportunities to your reviews such as promoting products with your affiliate link. This is not easy because you have to write high quality summary that can "pre-sell" the product in the right way.
There are lot of other paying sites where you can link from your shvoong review that gives you some extra cash too. (Always make sure that those sites really pays out the earnings. There are unfortunately a lot of scam sites on the net)
8. Write high quality reviews
That means, popular topics with at least 500 (or rather 700-800) word long reviews. Make sure your review looks good. Structure your summary, make your keywords bold, capitalized, or underlined.
9. Give a "call to action"
At the end of your review ask the reader to rate, like, comment or tweet your review if s/he likes it. Great opportunity because that gives authority for the review not only in the eyes of the readers but in the eyes of Google as well. More comments and positive ratings a review has, the greater its authority.
10. Do not stop after submitting 2-5 reviews
You should write 20-30 popular reviews with popular keywords to gain earnings from Shvoong every month. It's not impossible. I did it, a lot of people managed to do it and I can tell you it's a great feeling. :) For finding these popular reviews you have to submit at least 50-100 reviews after proper keyword research.Without keyword research your chances to reach the minimum $10 payout limit every month is much less.
I hope these tips help you all. If you would like further tips or more detailed information on making money on Shvoong, do not miss my free 50+ pages ebook titled "The Ultimate ShvoongSuccess
" that is coming out in a couple of weeks. (Around the 1st August I suppose). Read my other Shvoong reviews in English as well.
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