I've been thinking about taking a shot at setting up some websites for ad revenue. I tried a few in the past and quickly realized how little traffic you can get when you post something that nobody is interested in. It's humbling to say the least. Anyway, I'm up for trying it again, but this time I'm planning on throwing a little money at it if needed and putting in a little more elbow grease. I have the time to develop and write content, but don't want to waste time on something that turns out to be unproductive.
I have a ton of questions about doing this, and am hoping/suspecting that there may be others on E who do this and do it fairly well. Any advice ya'll have would be greatly appreciated. Also, I'm posting a bunch of questions below to help crack the ice.
* Is there still money to be made in monetized websites and youtube, or has the increased use of ad blockers destroyed this game?
* How do you get started? Getting that first one way link ( from another site to yours ) seems to be a bit of a pain in the ass. At least, it used to be that there was a link count or something like that ( page count?) associated with each page as a part of google's scoring system.
* Has anyone found that pages on personal, paid for domains score higher than pages on public domains like blogspot.com or other sites that basically offer free hosting?
* As for learning search engine optimization, I've watched most of the videos by Matt Cutts ( a few years ago, that is ). I'm wondering if there are any other known good resources for learning SEO. ( There's a lot of web pages out there claiming to be able to teach you SEO, but I'm looking for credible sources )