Do you write about pets?

@scheng1 (24970)
Singapore
January 12, 2011 8:45am CST
I am quite surprised to see that those few articles about pets are doing so well. In fact, there is one or two articles from Pets that reach the Top 5 every day. I find that articles that talk about a specific breed is better than general article about pet. For example, my article about molly fish is better than another article about breeding fish. I think I will spend more time and effort writing about cats, dogs, fish, hamster and other pets. In term of earnings per 1000 page impressions, the articles in health and business are still better. However, most of them do not gather as much page views as those articles about pets. Do you write about pets? What is your experience with those articles?
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12 responses
@dragon54u (31183)
• United States
12 Jan 11
I've written a few articles about pets for Triond and they do better than any of my other articles. I still only make a few pennies per month so I'm not making any special attempts to write more for that site. Here on myLot we have lots of pet lovers and those types of discussions are a lot of fun. It's no wonder they do so well. I like reading about peoples' pets, especially the cute things they do, and if there is a photo of the pet it's even better.
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@mommaj (22718)
• United States
12 Jan 11
Hey scheng! So you are writing about pets? Not cooking them I hope. I haven't written many articles on pets. I think I might have written one or two. LOL The articles I write on children are doing okay though. I guess it depends on who your articles reach. I think it is a great idea to write about specific breeds or types of pets. How to or informative articles will reach the readers that need them and probably gives more pv because of the amount of people looking for something specific.
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@scheng1 (24970)
• Singapore
13 Jan 11
Hi Mommaj, how do you know I want to write recipes about cooking hamsters, and rabbits? Too bad I do not have much experience in cooking them oh. I think how to articles about each specific breed of pets will do very well, but article about "how to lock up the crazy cave woman" will definitely not do well. Most people do not have the experience of a crazy cave woman creating havoc in town. Have you anything to do with the flood in Australia? Next time if you want to create a flood of Biblical proportion, please ask them to build an ark. I wonder why you never write that article about nailing frog to the toe of the horse. That sounds very interesting.
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@mommaj (22718)
• United States
13 Jan 11
HAHAHA. I do not waste my time nailing what is already attached. Although, I do not understand why we have not heard "ribbit"s from the horses foot. I am wondering if we should not all buy boats even if we live on a mountain top. This weather is certainly crazy! About an article on how to lock up the crazy cave woman, I heard from the birds someone was banging it out. It may take awhile to reach civilization. Our pigeons lose messages, and when we tie the notes around the dogs necks they just get drooled on. Much work to be done, but I hope to hear from you again.
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@mommaj (22718)
• United States
17 Jan 11
The crazy pigeons get lost in the cold. Any messages written in winter have to be transported by the pigeons with sweaters. The pigeons with sweaters just cannot move. I may have a recipe for you. I can give it to you and maybe you can find a place to publish. I was turned down because I sent the roasted pigeons to the company and did not mark what they were. They were eaten though. After my recipe was read I heard many people made themselves throw up. I guess it is true that bulimia runs rampant in magazine companies. LOL
• United States
15 Jan 11
I haven't tried pets yet. I've done recipes, poems and a few articles. I'm trying to become more active, but I just get to spend so little time on the computer that I can't do a whole lot.
@scheng1 (24970)
• Singapore
15 Jan 11
Hi Chrystaltears, it is easier to write about topics that we are passionate about. I think if you were to write about pets you own now, or before, you will find that you are able to finish an article in just ten minutes time. The best is to have experienced in taking care of the pet, so that you can write very fast. When writing about pets, the best is to use the actual name of the breed or the sub-breed. That means not write about freshwater fish, not enough to write about goldfish, but the sub-breed of goldfish.
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• United States
18 Jan 11
Thank you sooooo much. I hadn't thought about writing about my pets. That is true. If I start writing about them, it would be easy to write a good article on each of them in good time. I apprciate you bringing this up so much because I am very passionate about them--he ones I have, and the ones I've had. Again, thanks.
@scheng1 (24970)
• Singapore
18 Jan 11
Hi Chrystaltears, it is funny how we never thought of writing about the obvious things in life. It is true even when it comes to travel articles. Even though we can write about places of interest in our own countries, we tend not to do so. We are always writing about foreign land. The same thing with pets. Hope you can remember using the seo techniques when writing about pet. Just use the name of the breed or the sub-breed a few times in the content.
• United States
12 Jan 11
I have a couple of articles about my guinea pigs that I have written for Triond and a couple of other sites. I really enjoy writing about my pets but I haven't made a lot of money at all. So I am really surprised to read this from you. Maybe I better go take another look in Triond to see what you are talking about. Thanks for the heads-up on this.
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• United States
12 Jan 11
Your advice is certainly worth trying. I was hoping that by writing about guinea pigs in general, I would interest more readers but as I said, it didn't get a lot of responses. I will write another article and try to make it about a particular breed. I hope this works! Thanks!
@scheng1 (24970)
• Singapore
13 Jan 11
Hi Leafygreens, up till now I did not even know that there are so many breeds of guinea pigs. I think you will have a lot of writing material if you discuss each breed in one article. After that you can discuss each sub-breed. After you finish all the sub-breeds, you can rewrite the content using the scientific names. I have one article about black ants, but I use the scientific name instead of just black ants. The article is doing very well.
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• Indonesia
13 Jan 11
I'm glad that you actually benefit from the pet article, scheing1. I don't write pet articles because I don't have one. I'm not fond of pet (I prefer gardening ) so I have no knowledge whatsoever about it.
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@scheng1 (24970)
• Singapore
13 Jan 11
Hi Alwayzzcitra, I do not have many pets too. I just have a fish, one of the cheapest of the Asian Arowana fish. The fact that you do not have pets need not stop you from writing about cats or dogs. I think those are very common pets in any country. Since you love gardening, you might as well concentrate on the gardening articles. Find out the scientific name of the plants and flowers, and use the scientific name for the content.
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• Singapore
12 Jan 11
I have only one article on pet and it is on my top 5 article list. I really should write more about these cute stuff, but I would need to do research coz i really do not have much knowledge or experience about them.
@scheng1 (24970)
• Singapore
13 Jan 11
Hi Sydney, I have just a few articles about pets. One is about our drain cat, known internationally as the Singapura cat. It is not even an article about how to care for pets, just an article about how the drain cats are smart at creating a nuisance of themselves. A couple of articles about my pet fish, the Asian Arowana. That fellow costs me a bomb. Fortunately it brings luck to my mother. The articles bring some pennies too. I keep telling it to recoup its cost of purchase and food. Maybe I need to tell the dear fish to pay for the rental, and present it with a bill of all the food and electricity it has consumed every day. I think that fellow understands what I say, just that he wants to act blur.
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@puccagirl (7316)
• Israel
12 Jan 11
I have never written about pets, but it makes sense that they would do well, I think. Everyone loves pets after all, and wants the best for theirs!
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@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
15 Jan 11
My dog Poppy, a Shih-Tzu - This is Poppy, an 11 year old shih-tzu, and she will be the last dog we own. 
We have decided not to have anymore when she leaves us, as we want to do some traveling. It wouldn't be fair to have a pet (I couldn't bear to leave my pet whilst I went off enjoying myself globe-trotting)!
So Poppy is very special to us, and we enjoy every minute of having her in our lives; she brings us great joy.
Yes, I write about pets as I am passionate about them. I have a blog about pets but after reading all the responses here and your very helpful return comments, I think it might be too general, as it is not doing very well at all. I have a few followers, but hardly anyone leaves a comment. I have had dogs all my life and still have one now - perhaps I should write about a specific breed, as you suggest. I have also owned a cat and numerous budgies and parrots, so I have some knowledge of all these kinds of pets. You have got me thinking now, so I am going to try a new blog about a particular breed of dog and see how it does. Thank you so much for this interesting discussion, it has really been very useful and helpful.
@scheng1 (24970)
• Singapore
15 Jan 11
Hi Abbey, there is no need to start a new blog. It is good enough if you write a few articles about each breed of dogs, and then use the category and tag for the seo work. After all, when we post to Triond under pets, the whole website is dedicated to Pets, and nearly every creature that we call as pets. Even then, the article with the specific keywords still attract the right kind of readers. The article about Silver Arowana has different readers than Banjar Red Arowana. I think you can even break down into the disease, food, and other specific concern for each specific breed of dogs.
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@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
15 Jan 11
Thanks for that advice scheng; I am going to put an article together on Triond about a particular breed of dog, and see what happens. Wish me luck! By the way, I just added you as a friend there!
@scheng1 (24970)
• Singapore
15 Jan 11
Hi Abbey19, that is great. I think you can become a dog expert then. I have no knowledge about dog at all, since I did not have a dog to care for since young. The only dog was my grandma's dog. That was the time when Singapore still had countryside, and the dog ate whatever leftover we had. I was too young to know anything about dog breed, feeding dog or whatever things you do to a pet. Still, I manage to write about Shiba Inu. I published it on 7 November, did no promotion at all, and the article has a total of 56 page views since publication, with earning of 16 cents. i think for a relatively new article, that is good enough. If I have experience with that dog breed, I think the article can do better.
• United States
23 Jan 11
I wrote only one pet based article. It was about my wicked tuxedo cat. Yes, it is doing okay. I am not completely happy with Triond. It seems some articles even if they have good keywords die out after some months. Only the newest ones do good.
@scheng1 (24970)
• Singapore
27 Jan 11
Hi Divineathena, I notice that some articles are doing regardless of where I post the content. My articles about pets and academic coursework are doing very well in Hubpages, Infobarrel, Triond and Helium. I think it is a matter of keywords plus some backlinks. Maybe you can get more backlinks to the content, to push up the ranking.
@salonga (27838)
• Philippines
18 Jan 11
I just started with Triond and have only two articles there. I am not even promoting it and have never have a single friend so I don't know how I will earn from those articles. One of them is about raising doves and the other about home and gardening. I have lots of pets at home. Maybe I should try writing about them. Thank you for your advice.
@scheng1 (24970)
• Singapore
18 Jan 11
Hi Salonga, as long as you know how to use seo techniques in article writing, the readers will come. Since you have lot of pets, you can try to write about each breed and each sub breed. For example, my articles about Asian Arowana is a sub breed of Arowana fish. Even within this sub-breed, there are many sub-sub-breed, such as Red Arowana, Banjar Red Arowana. Each of this sub-sub-breed is enough for an article. I think when you focus on very niche topic, you will see the readers from search engines. That is likely to take place a couple of weeks after publication.
@aprilsong (1886)
• China
15 Jan 11
Hi,i have never written articals about pets yet. Actually i am a newbie in artical writing. I have only got three of articals to be published. And i have heard a lots of people say that articals about health and food are more popular. Now i know articals about pets also can get more views. Maybe i will have a try.
@scheng1 (24970)
• Singapore
15 Jan 11
Hi Aprilsong, you have to learn basic seo techniques in order to make money from article writing. If you do not have the right techniques, the search engines will not display your article when people search for it. Even if you write about pets, health, business and other niche and profitable topics, your article still need to get into the first page of search result before you can earn from it.
@Suzieqmom (2763)
• United States
13 Jan 11
Great tip--I am going to look into this. I write about my pets all the time here on mylot, and have written one so far on Helium, but never for Triond. I guess I will submit a few and see how they do. Good luck to you too with this!
@scheng1 (24970)
• Singapore
13 Jan 11
Hi Suzieqmom, the trick is to focus on a niche. Best to write about a specific breed, or even a sub-breed. I have written about my pet fish, and the articles are doing very well. I do not focus on the main breed, which is the Asian Arowana. I wrote about my fish, which is a sub-breed, the Banjar Red Arowana. I think that accounts for the popularity, since the competition for this set of keyword is lesser.
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