Time to start monetizing
So, now for the real reason for this post. You all might remember that I run a website called mp3Salad which enables users to discover 'free' music on the web using the worlds most powerful search engine, Google. The site has steadily increased it's traffic since it's inception and I think I'm at a point where I need\want to start monetizing on the traffic that it receives. This past month, the pages views for mp3Salad exceeded 500,000 views!!!! Thats half a million page views in a single month. I never would have expected traffic to increase to those levels when I first started the site.
My goal over the next week or so is to first, get around an inherent pit fall of the site, the search query restriction in place by Google (limited to 1k search queries a day with their API) as well as adding more advertisements in prominent areas of the site. I'm torn between keeping the site lean and free of annoying ads, but the opportunity to capitalize on half a million page views a month is not an everyday occurrence. Until this point I have never placed focused on earning revenue with the site, but now I think that it's time.
If anyone out there that is reading this post has ideas on how I should best approach increasing advertising on my site, please leave me your feedback.
Wish me luck.
"Be intent upon the perfection of the present day." - William Law