One of my goals this year is to create more mini sites instead of parking domains and *hopefully* making $1 or $2 – which is not something to brag about to say the least.
I recently hand registered Protein Shakes. It is a .biz extension, so this is definitely going to be a trial and error process. It is an exact match domain – with a TON of monthly search results, 90,500 MONTHLY search results to be exact – and I don’t think it should be too difficult to rank on google’s first page with the right amount of work. Also, the corresponsing .COM is parked and not developed which helps me out.
The hardest part in developing a minisite is finding a decent theme. I am using a free theme which is clean and neat. I am using a basic Suffusion theme. It is also extremely important to use the proper wordpress plugings: I am also using all in one seo, google xml sitemaps, and an adsense manager to help with ads. The only advertising that is on protein shakes is google adsense and amazon. I might join clickbank and commission junction but not too sure at the moment.
Being found on google is the most important aspect of a minisite. You can have all the content you want, but if no one finds your site then you might as well just have it parked and make pennies. I have been actively submitting articles to ezine as well as guest commenting on health blogs with pagerank. I have also been building links in other ways, and will let you know if they work.
So this marks the beginning of my new minisite Protein Shakes and I hope that in time I can get it to rank well
What are some of your minisites? Or goals for the new year?