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OK, So Who's Earning More This Month?
Traffic Up, CTR Up, eCPM Up...
OptiRex




msg:1438846
 1:50 pm on Nov 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

Just to redress the balance with the arguments at the moment I would like to advise my actual EPC (Earnings Per Click) so far are up by 7.35% this month.

Ad targeting is spot on and personally I am finding everything extremely stable so far...in fact, the past few weeks have been THE most stable I have experienced in the past couple of years with Adsense!

Anyone else experiencing similar?

 

ebuilder




msg:1438847
 2:06 pm on Nov 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

So far mine are up 50% over last month 1-10. But not with adsense :)

DavidDeprice




msg:1438848
 2:13 pm on Nov 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

Earnings are the same as they used to be. A little uptick but nothing to brag about.

21_blue




msg:1438849
 2:32 pm on Nov 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

Comparing the first 9 days of October and November, our earnings are up 13% so far this month.

AlexMiles




msg:1438850
 2:38 pm on Nov 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

Anyone care to share before and after CTRs?

OptiRex




msg:1438851
 2:46 pm on Nov 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

21_blue

Using 1st to 9th

I'm very pleased to say overall Adsense earnings up 24.86%!

AlexMiles

CTRs identical...eCPM +4.55%

4string




msg:1438852
 2:47 pm on Nov 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

My earnings magically doubled and I haven't changed a thing. I have a little more traffic, but that's it. I must have had a smart pricing filter get taken off. Maybe some of my newer articles are starting to convert more.

This is my first Adsense holiday season. Maybe this is normal.

caran1




msg:1438853
 3:08 pm on Nov 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

Income up by atleast 25% till date, I hope it continues till month end

thegreatpretender




msg:1438854
 3:13 pm on Nov 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

Last month was my best, 200% increased. This month looks even better. This is due to increase of traffic and consistent ctr and epc.

TheDonster




msg:1438855
 3:24 pm on Nov 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

My earnings are way up this month after a dismal Oct. Reason is that I finally made it to the first page of SERPS after the Jagger update. Took 3 years but boy was it sweet to see! Now I expect smart pricing to hit me next week and everything will tank again.

hunderdown




msg:1438856
 3:42 pm on Nov 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

Best start to the month ever, due largely to better CTR. I've been tweaking my site, so I'm not sure how much of this is me and how much is AdSense. EPC up slightly too.

Ankhenaton




msg:1438857
 3:56 pm on Nov 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

Anyone up with one big site and not several small ones and above 5000 Dollars?

The big site was raped down to 4/5th by j3. The smaller one down 1/3. Today good eCPM again after several abysmal days.

europeforvisitors




msg:1438858
 3:57 pm on Nov 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

I'm down a little this month, which is to be expected since November through early December are my slowest time of year for traffic, affiliate bookings, and AdSense revenue.

What's important is that EPC, eCPM, and total revenues are higher than they were during the same period last year.

21_blue




msg:1438859
 4:07 pm on Nov 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

Ankhenaton wrote:
>Anyone up with one big site and not several small ones and above 5000 Dollars?

Yes.

Optirex wrote:
>I'm very pleased to say overall Adsense earnings up 24.86%!

Congratulations and well done (and also to thegreatpretender, TheDonster, hunderdown and others who have increased earnings). Can you say (in general terms) what you did to increase earnings by this much? Or is a just a bouyant market in dog spectacles :-)

AlexMiles wrote:
>Anyone care to share before and after CTRs

I'm not ignoring your question, but rather deliberately not answering :-). The TOS allow sharing of earnings only, not CTRs.

Ankhenaton




msg:1438860
 4:59 pm on Nov 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

>Anyone up with one big site and not several small ones and above 5000 Dollars?

Yes.

Shame then, it's personal to us :( ...

OptiRex




msg:1438861
 5:13 pm on Nov 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

Can you say (in general terms) what you did to increase earnings by this much?

Certainly one of my core sites have been picked up by a German widget trade site with an already 300% increase in German referral traffic this month.

New satellite sites launched have already been picked up and ranking well in Yahoo! and MSN and getting good referrals.

The widget trade seems unusually bouyant for November and if this follows through into 2006 then we're going to have a cracking trading year.

AlexMiles




msg:1438862
 5:46 pm on Nov 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

I shall assume you all have CTRs under 5% then.

hunderdown




msg:1438863
 5:48 pm on Nov 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

I think it's primarily a site redesign--I essentially added some subcategory pages to group articles that belonged together, and make them easier to find.

Also, I have an AdLinks block on my home page, which was a big earner from the time I put it up in June. But recently, say in September, it dropped off. From what I could tell, poorer targeting was affecting CTR. I used section targeting to nudge what was appearing and I think it's worked. Anyone with a page that isn't showing ads or adlinks that work as well as you would like, try this. You of course have to do it by hand (unless you globally insert tags to have AdSense ignore a navigation bar, for instance), but on a high-potential page it's worth the effort.

Re CTR: mine is between 5% and 20% and has been for over a year, ever since I moved the one adblock I use on most pages into a better position. I tend to think that you're right that AdSense looks at CTR--my theory is that if you have a very low CTR (under 2%, under 1%?) you get penalized in smart pricing. It's possible that they are also penalizing very high CTR. Certainly my CTR and EPC have been pretty stable over the past year. But the EPC stability is partly a product of averaging. My site has a very mixed bag of content and gets clicks that range VERY widely in value. They just tend to average out at about the same amount....

blue_eagle




msg:1438864
 6:01 pm on Nov 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

CTR is down by %50 for the last 2 days :(

OptiRex




msg:1438865
 6:04 pm on Nov 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

I shall assume you all have CTRs under 5% then.

Across all sites 5.1%, core sites 3.7% to 4.7%, satellites mostly 10% to 33%...guess which direction I'm moving in? :-)

BruceDowns




msg:1438866
 6:11 pm on Nov 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

So far this month I'm up 72% from October, and October was my best month. My page impressions during this time up 13%. So I'm very happy.

mrSEman




msg:1438867
 7:51 pm on Nov 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

My earnings shot up an amazing 400% before Jagger then went down and now back up to about 300% better than last month. My CTR is same. If I had to guess (and I do)I would say I have been hit by smart pricing because my CPC is down. The only reason for my better earnings is because of more Traffic.

Mentat




msg:1438868
 8:19 pm on Nov 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

Yesterday (8 nov) was a bad day, and today my eCPM has the same bad trend.

I dont know why... my traffic is rising!

dzcap




msg:1438869
 8:43 pm on Nov 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

rising traffic = less revenue, it's no coincidence its happening to so many adsensers

OptiRex




msg:1438870
 8:51 pm on Nov 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

rising traffic = less revenue, it's no coincidence its happening to so many adsensers

Not for me...that's why this thread is about those earning more...if the next 10 hours continue the same then I shall definitely have my best ever day, already I'm at my daily average.

dzcap




msg:1438871
 8:53 pm on Nov 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

Congrutulations, may I ask how many sites you run and how many new sites you're starting each week?

DavidDeprice




msg:1438872
 9:09 pm on Nov 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

Holy smoke, each week? I am happy to start two sites a year. You can't start several sites a week and expect quality, can you? Whose going to generate all that unique content?

OptiRex




msg:1438873
 9:19 pm on Nov 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

may I ask how many sites you run and how many new sites you're starting each week?

I have 122 domains and most of those names I have owned for a minimum 6 years, some up 13-14 years and half a dozen or so bought in the last few months, however last month I decided to rationalise how some of the smaller sites were featured since some were simply duplicates, therefore for some of the hyphenated sites such as widgetwidget.com and widget-widget.com etc I decided to park one domain on top of the other until I find time to develop them separately.

This has definitely had a beneficial effect already, I'm not too sure why however it has.

The names I own are all very widget trade specific therefore it is simply a question of finding the time to create the new pages for these sites. All the information, images etc I already have, it is just trying to find those hours to put them together.

I would like to try and complete a new site each week however that's an impossibility right now therefore it's closer to one a month!...but saying that I am about to re-launch 8 sites I have being re-developing so that'll better the average.

These 8 sites I expect to do extremely well since I have been racking myself silly for ages on the best way to present them to the trade and I feel I've got it right...time will tell, as usual.

I have loads more sites for my widget trade I could build...given the time...maybe if I locked myself away in a holiday home?

Don't forget that I do not do this as a full-time site builder, this is part-time to my real work marketing my real widget products through the sites consequently every day my office is interrupted by 700+ e-mails, faxes, telephone enquiries and quotations to oversee...

Do I love it...of course I do:-)

hunderdown




msg:1438874
 9:22 pm on Nov 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

dzcap, I'm one of those whose earnings are increasing. I have one site. Next year at this time, I will have one site. I'm not making a full-time income, but then I don't work on my site full-time.

My traffic IS up somewhat--Google and Yahoo both seemed to like a site reorganization that I did primarily to make things easier for my visitors--but income is up mainly due to increases in EPC and CTR.

From your posts in several threads, I think you are assuming that everyone, or almost everyone, must be going through what you are. Many people make that assumption, actually.... AdSense is an enormous program with many different kinds of sites in it, and one of the problems on this board is that we are comparing apples, oranges, bananas, and grapes, not to mention papayas and kumquats, and that even among the apples there are multiple factors affecting the many sites in that category.

dzcap




msg:1438875
 9:31 pm on Nov 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

Earnings in numbers, either put up a ton of sites or get a ton of traffic. I am going for both, branching out has worked great for me.

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