In one of my earlier postings I talked about how I had not had much success developing my domain names to get traffic from the search engines (to increase income). I still am not making any significant revenue from those sites, but I recently tried adding content to one of my domains that already gets a lot of traffic (WatchMovies.com) and it instantly started making 50% more money (from Google ads) than when I had it parked (no content, just a bunch of search engine type links on it). One reason for this is that when I park a domain, the domain parking company takes around half of the ad income, so by taking control of the site myself I cut out the middleman and increase profits.
My main motive for developing WatchMovies.com though is to get it listed in the search engines so it gets more traffic. When I had the domain parked, it had almost no traffic at all from the search engines. Since movies are extremely popular online, the phrase “watch movies” gets a huge number of searches, so if even a small percentage of those searchers go to WatchMovies.com it will be a huge windfall for me.
It has only been a few months so far, but last week traffic on WatchMovies.com suddenly went up 50% due to good search engine listings, which resulted in a sudden 50% increase in ad income. Over the next few months it should go even higher. I now plan to add content to 200 of my other top domains to see if I can achieve similar results. I will post those results in a future blog posting.
Glad to hear that as I’m looking to develop a similarly named domain — WatchTrailers.org. Hope I see the same results.
You should put Netflix affiliate links on your site. You get paid $15+ for every sign up.
Yes, I plan to add some affiliate links like that soon. For now I am mainly concerned with increasing the traffic, and once that happens I will focus more on monetizing it.
Nice work Eric… I am about to roll out MovieZone.com very soon. WatchMovies.com is a great domain.
Excellent ad placement on watchmovies.com
Where do you get the trailers to post?
I get them from http://www.traileraddict.com . If you look at a trailer, you will see an “embed” button on the bottom right, and that will give you the code to use to put it on your site.
Hi Eric. I noticed as of today, you have replaced the Netflix affiliate banner ad on header of site with a good AdSense banner ad. Did the affiliate banner ad from Netflix not perform well? Also, I was curious about how you work with content in general. Do you write content for your sites yourself, or do you use content writing services or have writers you go to? Thanks.
The Netflix banner on WatchMovies.com is shown by Google Adsense. It is not an affiliate banner. I soon will try using some affiliate links on the site though. For the content of the site, I had a company in India make it for me. They do SEO and articles and site design. I have used a bunch of different overseas companies for this kind of stuff, and have almost always been happy with them.
Can you share the company you use for content?
I emailed them to ask for their company URL and they wrote this to me:
“Actually we are really busy with finishing up the content for
the 200 sites we are creating for you. So I am not in a position to take up work for a while.
Again if I take up anything I will deviate and then it will chaotic…”
Wow. Regarding their response. How weird is that? How did you come across them without a company URL?
I am very happy they said that. I would rather they just focus on my sites. I found them several years ago, I can’t remember how. they had a company url but I can’t remember what it is.
That was amazing! for sure you are getting tons of traffic in your site, watching movies online are very popular as long as the movie you are offering to your visitors are good.
You’ve got nice domain name since people who’d like to watch movies over the internet would definitely key in the word “watch” + “movies” in google. Online movies / movie downloads really are good niche.