A unique new web site opened this week, Best Reviewer, and this could be a good opportunity to not only earn money through Google Adsense, it could also prove to be a good way to promote your articles in Associated Content and to drive visitors to them.
Best Reviewer is free to join, and allows members to create review documents, like for example Top 5 Recipes For Fried Mush.
So How Is This Useful In Promoting My Articles?
Let us assume that you have 5 articles that describe different recipes for Fried Mush (which is delicious I am led to believe – yeah right!).
The template that you use to create your Top Review allows you to create a Header, a Footer, and for each item in the list a Title, Description and a URL to link to.
In our example using Fried Mush, for each entry you can briefly describe one of your recipes, and then link it to the appropriate article.
The nice thing is that this review can not only generate income for you in it’s own right, but it can also help boost the number of visitors that these articles receive.
I created one for example that lists the Top 5 Slideshows Of Polperro where each of the 5 entries links to slideshows that I published on Associated Content about the village of Polperro in Cornwall.
Now so far you are aware that you could be earning from the Adsense adverts, as well as the page views where people visit your articles, but because each link is also a backlink to your articles, this could help to boost the rating of those articles in the search engines, which will potentially help to make them more noticeable.
What Top Lists Can I Create?
You can create anything from a Top 3 up to a Top 20, in either ascending or descending sequence.
As long as the topic is something legal, the Top Review is acceptable.
From articles published by people that I read regularly, I can think of a few potential good topics already, like:
Top 5 Murders In Boston
Top 10 Spy Movies
Top 20 Historic Facts About Boston
Top 20 Slideshows Of Maine
Top 5 Books By Tom Clancy
Then there are the seasonal possibilities, like:
Top 5 Types Of Halloween Costume
Top 5 Pumpkin Carving Designs
Top 5 Horror Stories
Top 5 Haunted Houses
I think you get the picture… Anything is possible.
Think of anything that you have in a series, or even Top 10 Articles By Tony Payne – that’s something else that you can create.
Think outside of the box – if you can think of a good category but you don’t have the articles to go with it – write those articles and then create the Top Review to go with them.
How Do I Earn Money From This Site?
You earn when people click on adverts on the site that have your Google Adsense id on them.
Best Reviewer does not pay you, nor does it charge you for being a member. The payment is all done through Google Adsense, so there is no way that you can lose money on this.
If you haven’t done so already, there is never a bad time to register with Google Adsense, and you can do this by clicking HERE.
The process is fairly straightforward, and Google pay monthly into your bank account when your balance reaches a given limit (usually US$100).
There is a lot more information on how Best Reviewer and Google Adsense work on the Best Reviewer FAQ page.
Creating a review article is very simple
The template has fields that you fill in to create your Top Review as follows:
How many? – select from 3 – 20
Title – type a title. It will be prefixed automatically by “Top x”
Description – write a short description of your review
Conclusion – write a short paragraph to appear at the end of your review
For each item in the list you enter:
Title – describe each item
Description – optionally write a paragraph about it
URL – enter the link to the item
That’s all you have to do. Save it and it’s published, and you can go back and edit it at any time too.
What if I don’t have pages to link to?
No problem at all.
I published a review of Top 5 World War Two Movies where each link pointed to the IMDB (Internet Movie Database) page about that movie.
Who created Best Reviewer?
The site was created by the same person who created She Told Me, which is another good Adsense Revenue Sharing site.
If you are not familiar with She Told Me, it works simply be having members write a brief summary about a web page, and linking to it.
The “Scoops” as they are called, are between 200-5000 characters in length, and describe the link that you are adding.
This has been quite successful for a number of people, especially when adding links to topics that prove to be popular with the search engines.
I hope that I have been able to give you a good idea as to what can be achieved by using Best Reviewer.
And before you click HERE to sign up, allow me to show you another simple example of how articles can be promoted.
How You Promote Articles Now
Add to Stumbleupon
Add to Digg
Add to Twitter
Add to Facebook
Add to your Blog(s)
Having published a Top Review article, that can also be shared to:
You have quite simply doubled the potential for your articles mentioned in the Top Review to be found on the internet.
There is a BEST REVIEWER lens on Squidoo that has a list of Top Reviews that have been created on Best Reviewer. If you do join and create some Top Reviews, you can add them to the list and get yet another back lnk.
I can’t promise you double the traffic of course – I wish I could, but if you are looking for ways to increase traffic to your articles, every opportunity helps, and I personally believe that this is a good one.