Recently when asked about how the Adsense program pays out I explained it to someone like this:
Adsense is like the sun, we can all see it however we are all looking at it from different angles therefore no two views will be precisely the same.
There will be those who have found a good place to be and may not need to do anything else again since they just happened to be lucky. They were in the right place at the right time with the right knowledge.
Then there will be those who feel no matter what they do they cannot succeed since everything and everyone is conspiring against them. They think of themselves to be unlucky...
Fortunately these days we have the Internet and forums such as this whereby the unlucky ones can come and ask questions, get answers and learn for absolutely free a way forward.
What I feel a lot of people miss is the fact that displaying ads is one thing however are those ads of any relevance to anyone? Having a site with unique content is useless if no one actually wants to know about what has been written etc.
At the end of the day no matter how much advice any of us give there will still be failures, there will still be those who try a short cut and get caught out, there will always be those who think that self-clicking is the simple answer.
I think most of the publishers who are doing well, and there are many, tend to be those who have been around for a few years and have learned to ride the waves...
Now just where should I place that BBQ?
Traffic up 30%,CTR the same, EPC way up, earnings up 70-80%. Even the search is paying almost double (EPC). This is normally the time of year things slow down on the site.
It is starting to look like we might hit $4500 this month. That would be a slight increase over last month. But, it is early.
I am expecting a rally in week 3, an all out bidding war in the retail sector, to grab the shoppers ahead of brick and mortar sales on Black Friday, in the usa. We have seen that the last few years. That might push us over $5000 this month.
Traffic from the usa is going to be weak on the 23rd through the 27th, but should rebound with a jolt on the 28th, and may pull it all out of the fire.
We will see.
>This is my first Adsense holiday season
Which 'holiday season' are we currently in? I don't think we have one here in the UK at the moment, unless I've been drinking a lot more wine than I realise.
|Which 'holiday season' are we currently in? I don't think we have one here in the UK at the moment, unless I've been drinking a lot more wine than I realise. |
Ohhhh...21_blue...! You out-and-out Brit...
1. The most important holiday in the US calendar is Thanks Giving Day...the nation stops for that...24th November if I am correct this year?...many take it off using the weekend to bridge it into 4 days through to Monday 28th.
Mark that in your diary and watch web sites die through lack of inactivity...! Great weekend for using VOIP though!
2. Whilst the US sort of acknowledges Xmas as a religious-type of holiday it does use it as a present-buying frenzy!
One of the funniest things I have ever seen are the queues at the big stores on December 26th with all the people and their unwanted gifts or incorrect sizing, cashing-back or replacing.
Oh fun and joy...not a great day to be a sales-return assistant!
Mine are up
Them Brit don't know that come Thanksgiving, America drops everything and starts shopping. People do nothing but buy crap in November and December. Offices shut down, police is disbanded, planes don't fly, and nobody works except for people at the credit card companies. They are actually chained to their desks. People just roam the streets in search of something to buy. This is extremely important, because you have to have crap to give to people that they dont' like in December to return to stores in January.
It's the basis of US economy.
I have Thanksgiving on my radar - but thought it was in two weeks. I guess it must be one long party...
I think retailers make about half of their yearly income in a short 45 day period Nov-Dec, aka Holiday Season. I am pretty sure that most retailers (big chains of course) don't know if they are going to show any profit untill the Holiday Season starts. Apparently, 2-5% increase (or decrease) in sales over past holiday season(s) is a huge deal.
I guess Beaujolais Nouveau day next Thursday 17th may be more up your street?
Hey, I'm a Brit and I know when it's Thanksgiving Day! :-) It's only your version of our harvest festival but city folk in the U.K. probably wouldn't know what that is...watch them thar hackles rise...
|It's the basis of US economy. |
And for quite some time too!
>21_blue, I guess Beaujolais Nouveau day next Thursday 17th may be more up your street?
I sshheem to (hic) be getting a reppu.. reput.. reputasshun.. Totally undeserved, in my view... (hic)..
|Hey, I'm a Brit and I know when it's Thanksgiving Day! :-) It's only your version of our harvest festival but city folk in the U.K. probably wouldn't know what that is...watch them thar hackles rise... |
Wait, mate, you can't have Thanksgiving unless you have indians to rob, native americans, that is. The fact that good old Britain robbed real indians for a while does not give you the right to celebrating Thanksgiving.
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