Writing blog full time is not a joke and it takes immense effort to survive. Especially, when the leading search giant is constantly pushing their numerous updates almost every week. If you monitor your traffic statistics on a daily basis, you probably have noticed the changes brought by recent Google updates.
Barry from SEroundtable inscribed in an article based on many assumptions. Google recent update may target to low quality and advertise heavy sites. Which, we have to wait and see if that is the case.
Meanwhile, if I agree with Barry assumption (which I nearly do), the future of blogging especially for newbies will be tough, a very tough journey ahead. A few keynotes I would like to add below.
- Google thinks the content must be long enough to rank well in search engines.
- If we make long enough content, Google monetization (AdSense) only allowed three ads in a page. Honestly, articles without ads I find missing salt in chicken curry :), jokes apart, but they truly look ugly. I believe content page with more than 1000 words should have 3 AdSense ads and 2 additional 3rd party ads.
- Massive Google Algorithm Update, Substantial Fluctuation in Search Engine Ranking
- Website not indexing in Bing, how to resolve it?
It’s very tough at beginning, website designing, expensive web hosting and lots of hard work and working for nothing (as Google pushes algorithm update regularly)
As a full-time blogger, I will not able to survive without monetization. This perhaps has to come thru more organized way.