Originally Posted by DailyDrinker
So, I have a strong interest in a niche I think I can monetize and according to the Google keyword tool external there is lots of search traffic to be had.
What I would like to know is it better to have no ads whatsoever when you start out? I mean should you completely focus on content and not concern yourself with monetization?
Is there a certain amount of traffic you need to reach before you make efforts to generate income?
I suggest you start with no ads and focus on building high quality content and on SEO (backlinks, keywords etc).
Until you get over a 1000 visitors a month you are unlikely to make much from ads anyway.
BTW - on keywords, search traffic is only half the equation - what matters, probably more initially, is the amount of competition you have. Sacrifice volume in favor of lower competition initially - so that you rank higher in the SERPs