Have Ezoic ads? Mark April 15th down on your calendars.
Tyler Bishop made a pre-announcement announcement that that's the target date for a product they're cooking up to crush Core Web Vitals. They said it's going to be the fastest way to serve ads.
Excited to see what they have up their sleeves.
He also gets into a whole lot more on display ad revenues and site speed, so be sure to listen!
It's funny, I was a guest on a podcast and I mentioned how I wasn't thinking about optimizing site speed too much at the moment. Ads will just slow sites down.
As long as the speed isn't egregious, it'll be fine for now. That's because there're are smarter people than me working on it right now. I didn't know who, but someone would come up with a better solution than what's out there now for sites with ads.
Turns out Ezoic is on it and will come out with something soon!
Ron Stefanski has been creating niche sites since 2014. He blogs at onehourprofessor.com and he also has a YouTube channel.
He has this series of epic "How to Start a (name your niche) Blog" posts in various niches. What's great about them are the general overviews of the niches and looking at areas of focus within the niche.
He does everything from start to finish, so if you've built a site before, you'll be jumping around.
The meat and potatoes of these articles are in the beginning when he covers the niche overviews and then in the Begin Blogging sections with the type of posts you could write.
The rest is pretty stock info that's almost copy/paste across similar "how to" posts, but that's also what I'd do. When you get a visitor from the SERPs, that's probably the first time they've seen your site.
That first impression of "oh wow, this is everything I need" is what you want. They're not going to know the same information is in other how-to posts for other niches.
Two popular niche examples are Weight Loss and Technology.
But those are highly competitive niches and unless you found a great micro-niche under the general niche, it's going to be a loooong time before you see results. And that's assuming the content is top-notch.
Spencer Haws goes through 11 different ways that bloggers (you and me) can make money. He also shows examples of sites that're utilizing the different monetization methods.
These are just 6 of the ways:
- Display ads
- Affiliate marketing
- Sponsored Posts
- Create an Online Course
- Create a software product
- Services the blogger offers
I think we all know #'s 1 and 2 as that's what we mostly focus on when it comes to monetizing what we're doing.
Think about your sites. Are there monetization opportunities that you're missing?
So this was a post during the holidays, but it's still a fun little quiz to test your knowledge on Google SERP features...
"Take the SERP Pursuit SEO Quiz by Brodie Clark and Izzi Smith of Ryte below to test your knowledge on the latest changes and updates to Google SERP features. You could be surprised about how much has changed in recent years!"
"Questions focus on SERP features such as Featured Snippets, rich results generated by Structured Data, Web Stories, the latest updates to the Surfaces Across Google program (soon renamed to “free product listings”), and much more."