|12k+ uniqs/day on my site - how do I monetize other than AdSense?|
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I have a website thats getting over 12k visitors per day based loosely around natural cures. Simple yes very informative site.
I have AdSense setup on it - and making ok money on that. Are there any other ideas? I tried a few herb sellers, and some CPM based affiliates - but they did not work out well. I mean, for the space they took, it was not worth the payment.
Any ideas? Where should I look to monetize this traffic?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
[edited by: eljefe3 at 6:24 am (utc) on April 10, 2007]
What's your daily ad impression volume like?
I get between 25k to 30k page views per day.
samseo, I'm a newbie at this as well, so take my comments for what they're worth.
My site draws almost as many visitors and page views daily as does yours. And I've searched and searched for good paying advertisers.
I've just come to the conclusion that my site's niche doesn't draw good paying advertisers. One well-known retailer in my niche said that they don't pay more than one to three cents per click for advertising.
One to three cents isn't even worth getting out of bed for. I can make more money in other ventures. Hell, I could make more money delivering pizzas.
So, I'm building a new site involving a niche that supposedly has better paying advertisers. If that works, I'll build more sites.
Don't be too quick to judge a merchant just on what they pay. You also need to assess how well they convert for your particular traffic or your style of pre-selling.
Sometimes a merchant who is more effective at closing sales can put more money in your pocket even if their commission percentage is lower. Maybe they have a better sales process, or maybe they're a better match for the mindset of the visitors you're sending them. (How well do you understand that mindset?)
Test new merchants, test new niches, test new styles of pre-selling, test, test, test.