VIDEO NICHE SCRIPTS - A HUGE
Free Traffic from a free
script on free web hosting - Too good to be true? The pros and cons.
"Video Niche Sites" run
simple php scripts which can get you literally hundreds of thousands of pages
indexed in search engines. Most of these sites get large daily traffic, 24
hours a day. They use very little bandwidth, and you can get thousands
upon thousands of new and unique visitors every day.
first take a look at this example video niche
The good points
There are many free and low
cost video niche scripts available! (just Google or Bing for "video niche
script"). And they can make money! Yes, you guessed it, they earn money
with pay per click ads (not adsense!) and unobtrusive banners. But that is only
the beginning of the story. A separate video niche site can be used to drive
really good relevant traffic to your main web site and you can still earn
some banner revenue!
These Video Niche scripts
can pull in huge amounts of traffic to their site. But it is not targetted
traffic. But you want TARGETTED Traffic, right? So what is the use of
10,000 hits if they are all garbage?
Finally a real use for all
this non-targetted traffic!
There is a
very simple, elegant way to "swap" this "garbage traffic" on a video niche site
for good quality relevant traffic directed to your main web site......
banner exchange system where I get a "credit" for each banner (like the
one above) shown on my site. I can "sell" these back to the exchange
and get paid by PayPal a small amount for each "credit" if I wish,
but what is of more use to me is that I can also use the credits to
"buy" banners to drive traffic to one of my other web sites. (a
product site, which sells something).
So now you are
seeing how these "useless" non-targetted traffic numbers can be swapped for
targetted traffic. OK, the "exchange rate" is 2 for 1. I get one
credit for every two banners shown on my site, but on a video niche site with,
say only 10,000 hits a day, I'm getting 5,000 banner credits.
With these banner
credits I can get a banner for one of my other web sites shown to a targetted
audience on a web site with content more relevant to the site I am promoting (eg.
computers, automotive, arts and crafts, etc). I can also choose to cash-in
some of the credits and receive a paypal payment.
So for the cost of
a free download, or a very cheap video niche script, I have got a site which can
earn me some extra cash, or get me some good quality traffic for my main site,
The not so good points
The way these
scripts work is by generating hundreds of thousands of dynamic pages which
search engines find and index (don't worry, they don't "exist" on your server).
So that's a bad point is it? Well, it can be. Sooner or later they are
going to index the inevitable pages generated which include "bad words" if your
script does not have a "bad words filter". Some search engines will regard this
as inappropriate content and un-index the whole site. Google might even
suspend your adsense account (but there are plenty of alternative pay-per-click
earners around to choose from).
It really annoyed
me when Google suspended my Adsense account because of "inappropriate content"
(their words) on one of my video niche sites. That site was one which only
showed videos and content from YouTube, and they were virtually begging people
to "embed this video".... and who own's YouTube.... yup, Google.
But all's well that ends well, I actually made more from showing banners than I
ever made from Adsense
You see a pattern
form where these sites gradually "build up" the numbers of hits over a few weeks
until the peak at very respectable numbers. However, if you use statcounter or
analytics, you find that a LOT of the traffic is coming from search queries
which range from perfectly normal and relevant to your site, right through to
the outright bizarre and disturbingly weird. Plus a huge amount in languages you
The site given as
an example gets virtually no traffic from google.com but vast amounts from
Google in non-English languages, and still gets plenty from Bing and all
the other search engines. (Believe me, there are a LOT of other search engines!)
So is that really
a bad point? I'm still getting 1000s and 1000s of hits every day, and most of
them are not coming from Google.
So lets get
this straight: A video niche site can get huge traffic, but Google won't
That about sums it
up. So heed this!
you need your niche site very separate to any other site you are hoping
to keep well in with Google search.