3 Tips to Create More Engaging and Fun Poker Resource Sites

3 Tips to Create More Engaging and Fun Poker Resource Sites

Poker is one of the most popular games in the world today. Not just from a gaming aspect and a way to make money, but also just to have fun with friends and family as well. With so much attention on the growing sport of poker, there are now more websites and blogs popping up on the topic as well.

However, with more than a billion active websites and blogs on the internet today, we are all just simply overwhelmed with a massive amount of content online… while also finding it very hard to come across content that really provides value, or sets us in the right direction for whatever it is we might be looking for.

To help with this process, today we are going to cover seven tips and content creation methods to create better content for our audiences, while also keeping them engaged in the process.

After all, if someone is looking for news and information on poker, you want to be able to provide them with the best resources and information as possible. If not, they will likely visit your site once and never come back again.

Here are some tips to implement today to make sure that never happens.

Make Sure Your Site is Mobile Responsive

As technology continues to change the way we live and consume information in our everyday lives, it’s also changing how people use the internet as well. Gone are the days when someone sits at their home desktop computer all day and only browses the internet that way. Now it’s all about tablets and mobile usage.

With mobile and tablet usage on the rise, site owners and bloggers need to make sure their sites and content are accessible on all of these platforms as well.

In fact, it’s not just about accessing your site content and information through such devices, it’s also about making sure your site is fully optimized for viewing on different devices as well. Whether it’s an Android or an iOS device like iPhones, iPads, and iPods, your content needs to be easy to reach and navigate through.

With this in mind, the same holds true for larger gaming brands that might have mobile poker apps that users can download and play on. The good news is, if you are already running a WordPress site, most of the recent and premium WP themes are already updated with responsive themes. If not, then you just need to download a free plugin like JetPack or WP Touch and this can be set up in a matter of seconds.

All in all, one of the first and most important tips to creating a resource site that provides value to everyone, is making sure it’s accessible by all — no matter what device they are using to access your site.

Create an Explainer Video on How to Play Poker

Along with the massive rise of mobile and tablet usage, we can throw video into the mix as well. We can also thank social media for this increasing demand as well. With thousands of updates posted to our social feeds every few minutes, the attention span simply isn’t there anymore to read loads of written text content.

Now that we’ve touched on the importance of video as a better form of content, it’s time to also discuss how video can be used to improve content consumption and engagement on your site as well.

Keywords and search phrases in reference to how to play different card games are being searched for thousands of times per month. As great as some of the content might be that top sites and blogs write up, sometimes video just works a whole lot better.

To improve this tutorial and instruction process, an explainer video would work wonders!

One such solution, mysimpleshow, allows bloggers and content creators to make professional looking explainer videos through the use of a simple drag and drop editor. All one needs to do is write up a quick script on what poker is, how to play it, and what hands are best — and then you have a great explainer video for your audience, which can also be shared on social media.

To see a live example of an explainer video using this concept, check out the example below. Explaining how to do something step by step through an explainer video is simple, effective, and fast. Just think about the different ways you could improve the content and user experience on your poker blog through the use of a similar video.

If the idea of creating an explainer or animation video for your gaming site sounds great, but isn’t something you have a lot of time to invest in, the option is always there to hire a professional design team or freelancer to complete the work for you.

Design a Nice Infographic to Show the Best Poker Hands

Sticking with the concept of content creation and using visuals, it would be a huge mistake to not talk about the power of infographics.

Say for example that you already have a super detailed article on how to play poker. Then you also put in the time and effort to create a great explainer video for it as well. Next on the list should be a custom designed infographic that displays the best winning hands and the odds of getting them.

You can see an example of something like this already through each of the visuals below from various sites. You can run a quick Google search and find a whole bunch of designs and concept ideas if you are running blank.

The great thing about infographics is that they are visual, eye catching and the data is easy to consume. They are do very well in reference to getting social shares and backlinks from other websites.

In reference to creating infographics, this is something you can do through a graphic designer like Canva, or you can outsource the process to graphic designers on Fiverr.

How to Create the Best Gaming Resource Blog Possible

At the end of the day, with more content on the internet than ever before, it’s not just a matter of creating content for your audience but instead to make sure it’s the best content possible.

This isn’t even true just from a content creation aspect, it’s also in relation to your marketing as well. It’s much easier to continually promote one amazing resource article time and time again, versus trying to promote ten different smaller and lower quality articles.

Take the time to run through each of the recommended tips above, and you will soon be on your way to having one of the best gaming resource sites on the internet today!


How to Make Money with a PayDay Loans Resource Blog and LeadsGate

How to Make Money with a PayDay Loans Resource Blog and LeadsGate

As the saying goes… “there’s riches in those niches!

However, depending on what niche market you go after, the money will vary.

One niche that is always loaded up with more than enough money to go around is the financial niche — and in this case, specifically the pay day loan space.

I’m sure you’ve seen the ads on TV with celebrities and boasting the benefits of pay day loans for individuals who are in need of fast cash? For example.. I saw one today where the guy said “I’m good at my job, but I’m not good at paying parking tickets” — long story short, this was a stand up guy that needed money fast to pay off his tickets so he could get his car and get back to work the next day. For the average person that doesn’t have money laying around and needs some extra cash, a pay day loan might be their only option.

The point I’m getting at here, is that thousands of people search for pay day loan related information on Google every day and huge advertisers are spending a lot of money to try and get to these leads first.

You can see in the screenshot below that Google is cashing in daily with all of the relevant ads that show up in search results for PDLs.

Google PDL Results

This is where a PDL / finance focused blog could come into play…

We’ve all heard of pay day loans… but the majority of us aren’t exactly sure how they work, what they are and the payment options that come with them. Being a resource of this type of information for the thousands of people that search for it daily could prove quite profitable for anyone willing to invest the time in it.

If you approach this in the right way and focus on quality content that provides value, you could also get a jump ahead of the competition that might have already been affected by the PDL Google algorithm over the past year.

How Bloggers Can Make Money with this Concept?

As mentioned, bloggers come into play by creating the quality content that people are searching for every day. We can take a look at some of the most common PDL questions below, and how you might be able to best answer these questions and cater to your audience in the process.

  • Why should I choose XXXXX company for my loan?
  • How much cash can I get?
  • How does the application process work?
  • How long does it take to get my cash?
  • Will my information be secure and kept private?

By becoming a resource for this information, you can provide your audience with the answers they are looking for, while also providing them with some resources and solutions in the process — which can also be the monetization platform for your site as well.

Another example of how this could be done, is by targeting local markets. “Payday loans near me” is another term on Google that is heavily searched. You could create a niche site for small locations within your area (or anywhere) and try to rank for these smaller markets. You won’t get a ton of traffic, but you will have a lot less competition and higher chances of ranking.

Pay Day Loans Near Me

In terms of monetization, Google Adsense is always an option — but affiliate marketing or generating your own leads is usually best. The majority of us should already be familiar with affiliate marketing and how it works. In short, you can recommend products or services on your blog and for every person who ends up completing the offer or buying a service, results in a commission for you.

The same holds true in the payday loans and financial space.

LeadsGate.com is an affiliate program that is solely focused in this area, while also recently adding installment loans into the mix. Since they fit the theme for this monetization strategy, we can use them as an example. When possible, it’s usually best to work with networks that focus in one prime area, so they can deliver the best results, payouts and advice to their affiliates (versus running an ad on a network that has 1,000 other offers).


In LeadsGate for example, when you login to promote an offer of theirs… you have the option to promote their CashLoanWebBank.com andAppLoan.com offers or create your own Javascript form to collect the leads. The JS Form could prove extremely useful if you were going to create your own landing pages or content site (especially if you were to create local niche sites).

PD US Offers

In terms of earning a commission with LeadsGate, this can be done through three different methods:

  1. Auction-based lead selling: Unlike the business to consumer niche where prices are what they are, in the world of finance and B2B rates can drastically change. For this reason, LeadsGate commission can vary in price, as they auction off their leads to the best companies, which also fluctuates with the industry and market conditions.
  2. LeadsGate Rebill: Most affiliate and lead gen programs will pay for leads on a one time basis, however LeadsGate is always looking for the longer relationship. Instead of earning a commission on just the first sale / application, affiliates will earn commission on any repeat applications generated by their referred customers for life.
  3. Payouts for declined leads: Unfortunately not all leads are legitimate or qualified. However, as blog owners, online marketers and affiliates… we still want to get paid for our efforts. LeadsGate has a program in place to monetize your leads for these exact scenarios, which can result in an additional 5-15% profit per lead.

As you can see, the diverse methods for compensation and scaling out a long term residual income could be quite profitable for online marketers and content sites alike.

The actual commission amount earned per lead can vary anywhere from $1 to $220 per lead (depending on quality, competition and market conditions) and/or a 90% revshare basis. Commission payouts are sent out when at least $100 is earned.

How to Get Started

Getting started is easy enough… putting a game plan together is the tough part.

  1. Join LeadsGate to setup a monetization method for your audience and leads
  2. Create a plan of attack for creating a niche PDL / finance blog or local niche site
    (5 killer articles with 2,000 words each, a few quality guest blog posts on other relevant sites and going after local / long tail PDL related keywords)
  3. Go live with your content and link building efforts, while also studying what starts to rank and pull in traffic

There is always money to be made in big markets, it’s just a matter of how you approach it.

[This post was updated on 5/3/16 to reflect the most recent network payout rates]