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What kind of AdSense Sites are at Risk for Sudden Downturn in Income?
GoldenHammer

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Msg#: 10802 posted 6:59 am on Nov 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

Which kind of AS website are at most risk? (suffer a sudden AS income drops).

 

Lex_Luther

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Msg#: 10802 posted 7:37 am on Nov 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

Scraped ones

frox

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Msg#: 10802 posted 12:14 pm on Nov 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

All of them :-(

europeforvisitors



 
Msg#: 10802 posted 1:56 pm on Nov 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

Sites that have no intrinsic value to the user, because:

1) Smart pricing is likely to catch up with them, and...

2) Even if that doesn't happen, improvements in search algorithms probably will.

markbaa

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Msg#: 10802 posted 2:04 pm on Nov 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

I've got a few adsense sites, but my main one is rock solid. Only varies by about +/- 10%/month.

What's my secret? It's easy.

The site is almost 11 years old, number 2 in google for a highly competitive term (number 1 is the manufacturer, I fantasise about knocking them off the top spot but I gotta be realistic), has 100's of GENUINELY organic links (I've never "acquired" a link), and the users absolutely love it, the session length time on the site is almost scary. Virtually 0 maintenance (I update it maybe once a year).

caran1

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Msg#: 10802 posted 2:49 pm on Nov 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

1) Websites with a limited number of advertisers
2) scrapers

alika

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Msg#: 10802 posted 3:00 pm on Nov 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

Any sites, though sites of lower quality (e.g. scraper) may be likely to be hit more than quality sites. If you depend on search engines for 60% of your traffic and more -- and that search engine drops you like a hot potato (never mind that your site is clean and white hat and all), you can see your income diminish considerably. Even if your niche has lots of advertisers competing for a space in your site, if your traffic drops by 70%, you're a goner.

So my advice is to enjoy it while you can -- and SAVE!

Sierra_Dad

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 10802 posted 4:15 pm on Nov 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

Sites that are about to be banned from Adsense.

Doesn't get more sudden than that.

bose

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 10802 posted 5:14 pm on Nov 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

Sites that one would not be proud to own up to in front of one's mother. :)

arrowman

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Msg#: 10802 posted 1:58 am on Dec 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

Sites that look promising, and therefore attract competitors.

littlegiant

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Msg#: 10802 posted 1:49 pm on Dec 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

Pardon my ignorance but exactly what is a 'scraper' site? I've seen this term bandied about frequently but I still only have a vague idea what it means.

sallam

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 10802 posted 2:43 pm on Dec 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

I don't even understand the question of this topic.

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