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I was talking to a blogger yesterday via chat who used to write for Niume. There are a lot of ex-Niume writers out there (since Niume is gone forever, there aren’t any current Niume writers). We were talking about the struggle the site had towards the end. It got me thinking about the reality of creating and maintaining a blogging site. For example, the first revenue source, and for most blogging sites the only revenue source is the application of, use of and delivery of google, facebook, Yahoo, Bing or other internet advertising companies. It makes it frustrating at times as you log into the site and it is filled with ads. It is interesting int hat you can refer, in your post and when you view the post to respond to comments, check what being advertised is.

For example, as Google does searching within your post, they look for keywords. Is a drill, in particular, a cordless electric drill from Makita on your shopping list? It will be on the site when you see this post. Mention Sea Ray boats? See an ad for Sea Ray boats. Oh, by the way, have you tried an instant Pot? See the ads below, and you will see one. Maybe, in fairness I listed three products in this post, so who knows which one will be selected. I am going to put a bunch of products at the bottom of this post just to see which ones get selected. Amazon focuses on the last thing you bought, and when you add something to your cart, what similar purchases also included.

Targeted advertising is interesting.

Gallo. Makita, Yale.

I wonder what ads will appear in my post!

By the way, I am interested in what you folks think, not about the advertising itself, if you get paid by Virily, then you have to accept the ads. The only way they can afford to pay authors and keep the site going is to generate ad revenue. Niume was going to die before the creator of the site passed away. Its ad revenue was declining.

Let’s see what happens!

  • Have you ever played with keywords in your posts?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Do you think SEO is important?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Have you looked at your twitter dashboard?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Do you ever wonder why ads follow you?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Do the ads on Virily frustrate you?

    • Yes
    • No

What do you think?

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Written by DocAndersen

I am a long time blogger and technology poster.I focus on what is possible, but I also try to see what is coming. In recent years I have been focused on sharing the memories of my family, as part of my Family History Project.

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  1. If one is under the grid, then that person is vulnerable. It is likely they know more of me than I know of myself ?. No, I don’t bother myself with keywords, SEO and insights (altho since my professional experience was in sales and marketing, my eyes can easily catch figures). I just write, post and throw my thoughts to the universe. If somebody read it and say nice things, I say thank you and move on to the next. I get into a group of authors recently thru a friend but I am rethinking if I should be there. They are a serious lot ?. I just like to play where writing is concerned.

  2. Boat covers, slow cookers and instant pots from my side as well. Yes, I noticed how ads adapt to the content of a post. Even when I’m not on a post, like browsing the polls page, ads are often about the subjects I’ve been posting about.
    I have some knowledge when it comes to SEO, I’d love to have my posts (and everyone else’s) appear more often on search engines, but there are factors that make it hard to happen. Of course, I’m talking of the content we publish here on Virily. It would be different on a personal blog.

  3. Some advertisement are a mystery to me. I stop and think, what makes them think that this is something that might interest me? Truly I don’t want to date anyone. My arms are full. Just hoping that message gets through! lol. (I probably just doubled those advertisements.

  4. Users voted 5 times.
    Q: HAVE YOU EVER PLAYED WITH KEYWORDS IN YOUR POSTS?
    Yes (4 votes) – 80%
    No (1 votes) – 20%
    Q: DO YOU THINK SEO IS IMPORTANT?
    Yes (4 votes) – 80%
    No (1 votes) – 20%
    Q: HAVE YOU LOOKED AT YOUR TWITTER DASHBOARD?
    Yes (3 votes) – 60%
    No (2 votes) – 40%
    Q: DO YOU EVER WONDER WHY ADS FOLLOW YOU?
    Yes (1 votes) – 20%
    No (4 votes) – 80%
    Q: DO THE ADS ON VIRILY FRUSTRATE YOU?
    Yes (1 votes) – 20%
    No (4 votes) – 80%

  5. Amazon tells me that I can get a boat cover or a slow cooker. What that has to do with your post I do not have a clue. I can only say that I do not have a boat and I already have a slow cooker. There is also an instant pot immersion circulator but I have no idea what that is and at $79 too expensive for me. So does it mean that Virily is doing well if there are people who will look at these ads?

    • Well, I mentioned a boat, an instant pot, and a drill. I went to disparate market types of purpose.

      It does mean the site is integrated with Google ads very well. The success of a site is all about people clicking and buying off those ads.

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