How To Make Money With Jesus

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Can Jesus help me make money?  I am a little rusty with my recollection of Jesus stories, but I think I remember the gist of a few of them.  There is the one about how He came across a man who had been sleeping in a cave for days.  The man refused to talk to anybody, eat, or even breath.  Jesus miraculously convinced him that he better get up and return to work otherwise he will not be invited to the office Christmas party.  And there is the inspiring story of Jesus informing a couple of down on their luck fisherman, that the real money is in the ‘personal self help’ industry.  These two fisherman went on to become leaders in the field.

My problem is traffic.  It has stayed steady around 50 visitors a day for a couple of weeks.  I post to forums and make comments on other blogs.  This gets traffic, but always around 50 visitors.  I cannot seems to get anymore. I read on other websites that they receive thousands of visitors a day.  How do they do this?  Jesus help me.

Actually I have an inkling of what the problem is.  This site gets no traffic from search engines.  Last month only 11 visitors found the site via Google.  All the rest were through forums, and bloggers checking who left a comment on their blog.  I need more search traffic. How to increase traffic from search engines?

Writing Posts For Google Or For People

This Sunday morning while everybody was at church I was doing research about increasing search traffic. I found plenty of articles which argue that to get lots of traffic you need to write for Google, not for people.

There are two ways to write a post.  First one is to write for people.  Make it interesting.  Offer some advise.  Make the reader feel special.  Reading your post the visitor will feel good about themselves and they will think you are a great person.  They will keep coming back for more and they will tell their friends.  That’s great.

Writing Posts for Google

The second type is to write the post for Google.  Google is a machine.  It does not know what words mean.  You can not make Google smile or feel good.  Google takes the words on your post and creates statistics.  What words are used, how often are they used, what words are used the title, what words are bold.

By using certain words in your website and by using them in a specific way, you can get Google to place your website at the beginning of search results.  If your website is at the top of Google searches then you will get more traffic.  More traffic is more money.

Your website does not need to be interesting.  It does not need to make readers happy.  It simply needs traffic.  Google brings you traffic.  Once the traffic arrives visitors will have a look around; and find the material repetitive and useless.  Then quickly becoming bored, they click an ad just to get away from your site.  Jesus hallelujah.

How To Get Search Traffic

The trick is to create a website in a very competitive niche.  Which means a niche that lots of people search for.  A good example is “money”.  Every month 30,000,000 searches are done for the term money.   If you can get to the top of search results for money you can consider yourself a millionaire.  But most likely you will not get to the top of search results with that word alone.  No matter how well your content is geared towards making Google happy.  There is too much competition.

So what you need to do is combine the very competitive keyword with another keyword.  A word with less searches and therefore not as competitive.  For example , “Jesus”.  The term “Money Jesus” is searched 6,600 times.  Now you have a chance of getting to the top of search results for “Money Jesus”.  How?  Make Google think your post is perfect for people looking up the term “Money Jesus”.

Google with rank you higher in searches if you:

  • Have the keywords in your title.
  • The first sentence has your keywords
  • You do not use the keyword too much. Google will think that you are making the post simply to please Google. There is lots of debate about what is ‘too much’. So to be safe do not use keywords ‘too much’.
  • The last sentence contains your keywords.

These are the tips that I have been able to gather on the Internet.  Are they true?  Do they work?  Who knows.  This is simply what a lot people think that Google likes.  Of course, Google does not reveal what it likes.  If it did, then there would be a lot of crappy posts  on page 1 of search results.  The only way to find out if its true is to try.

Traffic vs. Morality

Something about creating a website specifically for Google just does not feel biblical.  It feels wrong.  True, I need traffic and will do almost anything for it.  But writing posts simply to trick Google into sending me traffic –  that is not right. I have to ask myself, is that something Jesus would do to make money?

  1. February 10th, 2009 at 00:27 | #1

    You just need to figure out how to turn the “Jesus feeding 5000 people with 2 fish and 5 loaves of bread” story into “How to turn 50 visitors into 5000 with one website”.

  2. roman
    April 21st, 2009 at 13:02 | #2

    UPDATE: This post ranks number 1 in Google for “How To Make Money With Jesus”. It works! Of course the problem is that not too many people enter that into Google search. But the point of this experiment was to see whether it would rank or not. Conclusion: It does.

  3. November 15th, 2009 at 10:10 | #3

    Please tell us how your traffic is structured. How many UNIQUE visitors do you get DAILY from Google, how many from Yahoo etc. I have a site (65 pages) that is 7 months old and I get only 1 (ONE) unique visitor daily from Google and 10 daily unique visitors on average, but Google sends almost nothing to me and this really annoys me.

  4. November 15th, 2009 at 10:54 | #4

    @Nobi
    Hello Nobi,

    Please see

    http://www.howthiswebsitemakesmoney.com/data/data-organic-search-traffic.php
    http://www.howthiswebsitemakesmoney.com/data/data-website-traffic-sources.php

    As you can see from my traffic stats I am now getting about 100/visitors a day. Google now sends about unique 30/day – this is a recent improvement because for a long time I was getting only 10/day. 30 a day is low, but that is because I am in a high competition niche. In time, I should receive more. As you can see Google keeps sending me more and each month.

  5. November 13th, 2010 at 08:24 | #5

    I saw your article on back links on Google front page and that is how I got here. Keep writing articles bro!

  6. April 6th, 2011 at 10:35 | #6

    The funny thing is that sometimes I have not bookmarked your site and can’t find it anymore as I have forgotten your domain name, then I just type into Google search: >make money with Jesus< and your site comes up on first page.

  7. November 20th, 2011 at 14:06 | #7

    Sir, your article on “How to make money with Jesus” interests me.Yours is a nice experiment. Although it is about getting traffic,I think it gives us tips on key word selection also.The thing I want to know is that by adding “Jesus” to your key words, and search term-“Did Google send people who are searching for “Jesus” also to your website..?”Pl.enlighten me. Thanks.
    Upali- from Sri Lanka.

  8. roman
    November 20th, 2011 at 19:44 | #8

    Hello Upali,

    To be in search results for the keyword Jesus would be really hard for this website because the word is only mentioned a few times – I think the only time I use the word is in this post.

    But this website uses the word money a lot and so this website comes up when people do a search for money. This website is on top of ‘what makes money’ – so almost any post I write about with a word along side of money will end up being at the top of search results.

    For ‘make money Jesus’ this website is in the number 2 spot – for ‘Jesus was penniless’ this website is no where.

  1. April 21st, 2009 at 13:05 | #1
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