Okay, it’s now time for the next installment of… “6 POWERFUL VRE(Virtual Real Estate) Business Models You Can Start Building In 2006 Using Google Adsense” series.
By now you should have a good idea of what Virtual Real Estate is and why it’s to your benefit that you start a network of your own VRE sites depending on the model you choose.
In the last installment of this series I covered “Article Directories”.
In this part of the VRE series I’m going to cover “Web Directories” in general and then give you some examples of what they might be and look like.
VRE Model #2. Web Directories.
An “Web Directory” is simply a directory on the World Wide Web that specializes in linking to other web sites and categorizing those links. Web Directory owners will often allow site owners to submit their site for inclusion. Then human editors will review their submission and if accepted, will be added to their database.
The one thing about Web Directories is they are often used as part of a website marketing strategy for being indexed in the major search engines like Yahoo!, Google, MSN to name a few.
The main strategy behind someone submitting their website to a directory is that a new site needs to quickly build inbound links from reputable sources. In doing this they will get a higher ranking within search engine results under their target keywords depending on the PR(popularity ranking) of that directory or inbound link.
That’s the basic run-down of what a Web Directories purpose is and why they make a great VRE business model.
Web Directories can be and target anything you want them to. It’s your directory, so you make the decision as to what it is about.
As your directory grows, so will its traffic.
And if you have targeted affiliate programs strategically placed in your directory alongside your Google Adsense code, you could be making a nice, steady income from your directory like many others are right now.
Now… as I said at the beginning of this article I would give you some examples of some Web Directories with Google Adsense so you see for yourself whether or not this is something you want to venture into.
So, with that said, here are 3 directories that I think will give you a good idea of what to expect:
Free Stuff Directory:
All Free Things – http://www.allfreethings.com/
Wisdom eBooks – http://www.wisdomebooks.com/
Software5 – http://www.software5.com/
Now remember, your Online Directory can be about anything you want. You’re in control.
These are just some examples of what’s out.
Did you happen to see the Google Adsense ads?
Also, pay special attention to where those Google Adsense ads are positioned because this is KEY to getting a good CTR(Click Through Rate) with your Google Adsense ads.
Now, at this point, it’s up to you to make the decision on whether or not this is the type of VRE business model you want to use and start.
I recommend you surf around and see what’s out there with your interests in mind. By doing that you will be able to get some good idea as to what to expect and more importantly, model your directory and/or VRE sites from.
Well, that’s it for now. So, be sure to be on the lookout for my next installment of “6 POWERFUL VRE(Virtual Real Estate) Business Models You Can Start Building In 2006 Using Google Adsense”.
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