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Anyone have experience with Social Media blogs?

Postby ScottSharpe » Sat Mar 14, 2009 8:25 am

If you have any experience running a social media news/marketing blog I'd love your input.

I'm considering starting a blog in this area. My main concern is revenue as I don't have too much experience with flagship blogging. Most of my sites use wordpress, but I SE Optimize & "set them and forget them".

I'd feature in depth articles on Social Marketing (twitter, upcoming trends, etc) & cover breaking/interesting (on topic) news stories. Stories that would do well on twitter/digg. Something like Mashable, but not as broad.

I'm familiar with what it takes to run a blog & some of the strategies associated with it, but revenue has me stumped. I'm also aware that it takes several months (if not longer) to establish a blog presence.

Social media is what I love reading & writing about so I'd like to make this work. What kind of traffic would I need to be getting to make $1000+ by selling ads? Adsense is out, Social traffic would get me smart priced in a heart beat. Since it would be a mix between marketing articles and news stories affiliate products would work for a portion of the readers.

I'm thinking, 3 to 5 well written posts per day. 1 social marketing post, and the rest news/interesting stories.

I'd really love some input.

- Scott
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Postby tknoppe » Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:39 am

So you're wanting to know how to monetize your blog, essentially? Lynn has great articles on this on her blog: Do a search there and you'll find tons of useful info on this very topic.

If I've misunderstood your question, please post again. :)
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Postby terrapin719 » Mon Mar 16, 2009 11:41 am

I'm a fan of for blog monetization myself. I've picked up some great tips from reading Lynn's clicknewz blog too, so I've been working in affiliate links etc as well and thats worked out well.
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