View Poll Results: How much time do you spend in managing the content of your site?

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    Default How much time do you spend in managing the content of your site?

    I was doing a bit of bookkeeping of the time I invest for one site. I was rather shocked to discover that I don't spend, in average, more than 20% of my time in writing and updating the contents of a site, without taking into consideration time for writing external articles for the purpose of IBL. The rest of the time is spent for marketing, activities related to SEO, visiting forums etc. I think SEO consumes a lot of our time, which is definitely required for making a site popular and getting new visitors. But seen from the perspective of regular visitors, we should spent more time in writing and updating contents. Is SEO costing content quality?

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    I think I spend 50% of my time in writing content for my site, sometimes I spend 70% of my time.

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    It's a balacing act, to be sure.

    There's no point building traffic if you have no content to offer, but there's little use in having the best, content-rich website that no-one gets to see!

    Personally, it goes in phases. I'll have a month or two where all my activity goes on adding and improving content and then spend the next few months trying to get traffic to that new content.

    I suppose it works out 50-50 in the end, but not on a daily basis.
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    For a while, I'm sure I dipped down to about 25% - just got bogged down in forums, checking stats, tweaking SEO, teaking site layout, etc... Now, I spend most of my time on either content or activities to augment my content... It may be code, a side project, outsourcing, or such... but I aim to spend 75% of my time on the meat and potatoes which I believe brings in the traffic. That said, I generally get 2-3 hours per night, so the amount of time I invest has declined over the past few years.
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    It comes out to about 50% for me on the average. I'll go on a cycle of writing new content, and then spend a week or so on SEO.. I should probably be more consistent and fraction out the tasks to give a more "natural" content and SEO growth.

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    Nearly 100% of my time is spent on content - but then sports betting and match previews dictates a regular flow of pages that only have a "shelf life" of 24-48 hours.


    as for SEO and IBL - that would be less than an hour a week. I just manage my site and let google work it out.

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    Well, I'll take a stab and answering that question for Casino City. But I think I need to do it as a percent of employees rather than a percent of hours. We have sixteen employees between our various content and editorial teams. That represents about a third of our employees, so on that bais I'd have to select 20-40%. We have about the same number of employees in software engineering and support roles, and also about a third in a combination of sales, marketing, finance, and administration.

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    I wish to say that I work about the 20 % on content.

    However for me it is difficult to find good english writer that write interesting content for websites.

    For me the right % should be between 40 % and the 60 %. ( Much depends from size of the website ).

    The other 40 % must be used for seo, for sem ad to partecipate to forums.
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    Have to confess to the 20-40% area, it really needs to be more, but it seems like I always get pulled in several different directions. I try to devote one morning per week at a minumum on content. I have found the best way to do it without interuption is to leave the IM's off, start with my morning coffee and push on. Once I get started it gets me in the mood and I will continue on. I really need to increase this to a higher percentage as I know every day lost is just that.
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    I voted for 60% of my time is spent on content. I spend little time on links, which is probably where I should do more but I prefer to build content and I also spend a fair bit of time on setting up new sites and general playing around with the programming side of things.

    Unfortunately, some days it seems like 90% of the time goes on emails and deleting spam!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doolally View Post

    Unfortunately, some days it seems like 90% of the time goes on emails and deleting spam!
    Same here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fortune Palace View Post
    It's a balacing act, to be sure.

    There's no point building traffic if you have no content to offer, but there's little use in having the best, content-rich website that no-one gets to see!

    Personally, it goes in phases. I'll have a month or two where all my activity goes on adding and improving content and then spend the next few months trying to get traffic to that new content.

    I suppose it works out 50-50 in the end, but not on a daily basis.
    It's definately a balancing act.

    I'm pretty much the same way, I'll write some content and see if it gets any actiivity and make adjustments accordingly.

    I'm also big on adding sub-campaigns to my affiliate links and look at both individual program and SE traffic stats daily, then I see which pages are most popular and try to get my best performers on those pages.

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