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|Success story of Markus Frind - $3 Million in 6 Months|
Markus Frind, the creator of Plentyoffish.com, is a success story that deserves to be noted because he has successfully carved out a market once dominated by large corporations and given it his own unique brand of marketing expertise. a case of David versus Goliath in which the underdog ultimately triumphs. In terms of page views, Markus is the most popular "individual" AdSense publisher. As he offers some advice to our readers, let's discover some of his trade secrets. Comment as you, please!
Markus, how did you prepare for becoming a webmaster through your previous experience with computer programming?
For the past week, the average number of page views per day was around 14 million. Users polling the website to see if they have any new messages are generating an additional 80 million pageviews per day. Quite demanding in terms of bandwidth!
I notice that the ads on your website are targeted to my area, even though I haven't registered. Can you tell our readers how you do this?
I just use ip2location.com, which basically finds your city by looking up your IP address in the database. After that, I display a list of users in your city, and there is nothing magical about it.
Are the majority of your visitors coming primarily from search engines (SERPS) or from other sources? Do you make regular media advertisements?
My traffic comes from search engines about 2% of the time. Like any other website with more than 5 million pageviews per day, the vast majority of my traffic comes from recommendations and returning visitors.
Your website's services appear to be free to registered users. Do you have a competitive advantage that enables you to accomplish this?
I've created new algorithms that let me build a massive website for next to nothing. I developed an algorithm several years ago that found a string of 22 prime numbers thousands of times faster than the 1990s version. Several supercomputers and hundreds of ordinary computers were used by a professor at the time to locate a record over several years. In two weeks, I did the same thing on one computer.
Fascinating! Do you currently manage any other websites, or is plentyoffish.com the only one?
At the moment, it is the only website. I registered a few additional websites for friends so that they could learn about affiliate marketing. I believe one site is sufficient at this point.
Do you have any advice for people who want to start a successful online business?
Find something that no one else thinks is important and build a site with a lot of traffic in that area, even if they think what you're doing is a cool idea. Keep in mind that today's low-monetization but high-traffic websites may become tomorrow's gold mines. Traffic is king on the internet, where anything can be monetized at some point.
Markus's wise advice is Traffic is King. Last but not least, how do you manage to maintain such a large online commodity? In addition to website monitoring and programming, you must have other interests.
Even though it only takes an hour per day on average, thework is very tiring. The remaining two hours are spent reading and observing the situation.
KEYWORD$three Million in 6 Months With Adsense!