Opera news feed is the biggest news app in Africa and arguably in the world, getting your website or blog to appear on Opera news feed will be a big bonus to you regarding all the traffic that you should be getting per post for free of charge. Making your articles appear on Opera news feed is not so difficult as in this article, I will show you how to add your website or blog to opera Mini news feed.
If you are not an SEO expert like me, this article is ideal for you because becoming an Opera news publisher will help your blog get more exposed to the public and that means more traffic.
I won’t be writing this article if this blog, qualytech.net wasn’t on the Opera news directory. If you’ve been using the Opera news app very well, I’m sure that you should have seen one of this blog’s article on the feed’s list and because of this, I’ve received many messages from bloggers asking me how I made my blog appear on the news feed and that, I’ll show you.
Don’t be too deceived that you can get enough traffic when you have your blog on Opera news, I’m saying this because while I was chatting with a guy on Facebook sometime yesterday/this morning, he asked me this question, “Do you get enough traffic from Opera news?” This kind of question is so absurd, my reply was that “Don’t ever use the word ‘enough’ because I can never get enough traffic that will make me feel at ease.”
The reason why I replied to him that way is that the more traffic I get, the more money I tend to make since I’m serving ads on my blog and using affiliate links in some areas, so I can never get enough traffic. If I’m receiving enough traffic from Opera news only, I won’t be looking for ways to improve in SEO and trying to add my blog to other news feeds like Scooper and the rest and I won’t be posting as much as I like because I love doing a lazy man’s job.
Just take a look at top sites in my niche like naijatechguide.com, howtotechnaija and the rest, they still find a way to get their site noticed by millions of people around the continent and the world. I can tell you that Naijatechguide still sponsors their page on Facebook despite having over 96,000 people who have liked their page, so this clears the fact that despite having your blog appear on Opera news, it doesn’t mean that you will have traffic that is sufficient for you.
This does not mean that you shouldn’t have your blog appear on Opera news feed as you will get a little boost in traffic when you add your blog to Opera news feed.
Things to know before trying to submit your website or blog to Opera news feed
There are two things which you will benefit from becoming an Opera news publisher and allowing your articles to appear on the news feed, they are;
- Free traffic; and
I know that I mentioned traffic earlier on but I failed to make mention of the money that you might be paid as an Opera news publisher. Let me let you in on this since your articles appear on Opera news, it literally means that you are an Opera news publisher.
If you have noticed, when you read news articles on Opera news app, you see ads in between the content’s paragraphs just as the ones you might be seeing in this article right now, Opera makes money by serving those ads to the consumers and this is where you might get paid as an Opera news publisher.
Every publisher authorizes Opera to source and serves advertisements on the web pages displaying your content and this is where you make money asides getting the free traffic from them. According to Opera, they shall pay a percentage of their revenue from such advertisements to every publisher as follows:
- Opera will pay Publisher fifty percent (50%) of Opera’s Net Advertising Revenue, where “Net Advertising Revenue” means all amounts actually collected by Opera from advertisers and/or ad networks for the placement of advertisements on a webpage displaying Publisher’s Content.
- Within twenty (20) days after the end of each calendar quarter, Opera will issue a summary report by email to the address provided by Publisher. This report will include the total Net Advertising Revenue for the preceding calendar quarter and the total amount payable to Publisher (“Publisher Payout”).
- The Publisher Payout will be paid by Opera to Publisher within forty-five (45) days of Opera’s receipt of a true and accurate invoice sent as a .pdf by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Other communications with Opera’s accounts payable department (other than invoices) should be sent to email@example.com. All payments by Opera shall be made in USD via wire transfer (no checks) to the account identified in Publisher’s invoice. If the total amount owed in any given calendar quarter is less than one-thousand (1,000) United States Dollars, the amount will be retained by Opera until such time as the total amount payable to exceeds 1,000 USD. Accumulated amounts shall not accrue any interest.
Did you read that last part well? Opera will pay the publisher when the ads they serve make nothing less than $1,000 which is equivalent to N360,000 in Nigeria. There is one problem with this payment structure and that is making the $1,000, you are given no dashboard to see how much you have made, unlike the Scooper PGC Program where you have access to a dashboard that shows you the amount of money that you have made for a specific period of time.
Well, since you are getting traffic to your blog, you don’t need to worry about the $1,000 in as much as it is a huge sum of money and it is very much needed in times like this but just focus on making your blog appear on Opera news feed. Let’s dive into the main topic for today.
How to add your website or blog to Opera Mini news feed
While speaking to Jaron Brandon, the Editorial Manager at Opera Software AS, he shared with me an insightful tip that should help your application get approved easily. Before I share the tip, you need to send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org asking them to include your site in the Opera News directory.
Now for the tip, Jaron Brandon sent me a mail saying that ‘for the best chance at a reply, write professional, polite, patient, and informative emails (i.e. Alexa ranking, audience). Include your URL, logo, job title, etc. Poorly written ones without enough information will not be replied to. Opera also does not allow sites with copied content/plagiarism, graphic images (i.e. dead bodies), very sexual content, or without articles (i.e. only job postings), so if your site has prohibited content then remove it before applying.’
That’s all that you need to know on how to add your website or blog to Opera Mini news feed and we know that having your blog appear on Opera news feed might be a game-changer for you. Well, if you liked this article, kindly share it with your friends and fellow bloggers or site owners. As they say, sharing is caring.