Monetizing the Pacquiao vs Clottey FightCategory: Personal
Every time Manny Pacquiao fights, there’s a silent race that rages among Pinoy bloggers who want to cash-in on their local hero’s fame.
During the Pacman’s fight day, the Internet is literally on fire with people searching for anything related to the pound for pound king. It’s no secret that for bloggers, that’s a good chance to make some cash.
With proper SEO (search engine optimization), you can make a post relevant to Pacquiao and his bout and make it rank high on the SERPs (search engine results page). That can result to tons of traffic for your web site which usually converts into cash.
Last March 14, 2010 during Pacquiao’s bout with Joshua Clottey, this web site had a traffic spike as I expected. You see, I also made posts about “The Event” and applied SEO.
On that day, 33,021 unique visitors came here. Even though that is only the third-highest visitor turnout I got in one day (43,026 is the highest), that traffic generated me my highest revenue ever.
From my advertising networks, Google Adsense is the highest earner as I made $179.57 narrowly breaking my record of $172.19 last August 9, 2009. Even if it’s already March 14 here in the Philippines, it was still March 13 in the US where Google is based so the screen shot below reflects the date as March 13.
You might ask: what keywords did you use to attract traffic to this site?
Well, what’s funny is that people are always trying to find ways to watch pay-per-view events on the Internet. Hence, blog posts that make use of keywords like, “watch Manny Pacquiao vs Joshua Clottey live streaming online free” coupled with proper SEO can bring you a traffic spike.
On the day of the fight, I tried to embed live streams (copied from Justin TV, LiveStream, UStream, etc.) on this site but none of them worked for so long as after a few minutes, they were taken away by the copyright police. The live streams are illegal that’s why, hehe.. 😀
This post I made about the Pacquiao vs Clottey video brought me significant amount of traffic as well and still is.
If the Manny Pacquiao vs Floyd Mayweather, Jr. fight pushes through, it might be the richest fight in boxing history. It might also bring me a new record high in terms of earnings due to the sheer volume of people who might be searching all over the world wide web for that fight.
For the meantime, I think I have to settle for the Floyd Mayweather vs Shane Mosley fight. 😉
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