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Achieved Major Milestone
In December I hit $3,000.00 for one month
Buzliteyear




msg:1421062
 3:31 am on Jan 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

Okay, so I guess I want brag just a bit.

Last month I reached $3,000. for one month.

I've been in Adsense for 16 months now and have been through the SP roller coaster. I hit $2,000 about ten months ago, and reaching 3K has been quite a challenge.

In fact, (and I hate to admit this) on December 31, at about 7:00 p.m. I was about $20.00 shy of reaching 3K, and no one was on the Internet due to the holiday. I actually did a full mailing to my mailing list hoping to bring in enough traffic to boost my numbers. Two hours, later, only 16 visits from the mailing. I had just about given up.

Anyway, when the day was over, I had hit $3,004. and change.

Whew!

Now, 4K in one month is the new target.

Thanks to all my AS buddies for all the help, advice, and wisdom posted here.

 

ken_b




msg:1421063
 3:38 am on Jan 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

Congratulations Buz! Nice way to end the year.

BadSense




msg:1421064
 3:40 am on Jan 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

Awesome job - good luck on getting to 4k!

LittleEvilBunny




msg:1421065
 5:44 am on Jan 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

Buzliteyear, what traffic are you getting? Has it been growing for the last 16 months or is it mostly some ad/layout tweaking magic?

ann




msg:1421066
 7:21 am on Jan 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

Feels good, doesn't it?

TheDonster




msg:1421067
 8:56 am on Jan 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

Way to go! Bet you hit 4K before Dec. 2006.

mike73




msg:1421068
 10:08 am on Jan 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

Great news! Thanks for the inspiration!

I'm only averaging about $3 a day now, but it's still growing thanks to the great advice from all you guys.

jema




msg:1421069
 10:12 am on Jan 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

Nice one :)

I got half that, but $3000 is my target for the half year mark if not sooner.

cerebrum




msg:1421070
 10:57 am on Jan 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

Good Luck.

bghtn




msg:1421071
 11:23 am on Jan 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

Great Job! Thanks for sharing.

petra




msg:1421072
 11:58 am on Jan 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

Well done!

Buzliteyear




msg:1421073
 11:58 am on Jan 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

Buzliteyear, what traffic are you getting? Has it been growing for the last 16 months or is it mostly some ad/layout tweaking magic?

I run a niche site that currently gets about 70,000 unique visitors per month. It is kind of an online magazine for a certain industry, and it gives me a decent amount of room to write articles on various topics that can be related to the niche.

Yes, I have spent a lot of time tweaking and testing, but you have to be careful not to forget about building traffic. It's easy to get caught up in the testing and forget about everything else.

70,000 uniques per month is nothing compared to what some of the other guys and ladies here get, but the traffic is targeted, repeat, and loyal. When you get to the point that you are fully tweaked, the only other option is to increase visitors.

When you have reached the maximum level of visitors (or close to it), it's time to add a second site. The inventory of AdSense pages has to be constantly rising in order to keep the clicks and impressions rising.

I try and add a few pages per week and keep the content fresh, especially on the main, index page.

AlexPAlex




msg:1421074
 3:18 pm on Jan 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

Congarats...

numbchuckskills




msg:1421075
 6:42 pm on Jan 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

Hey Buz,
i'm in the exact same situation with one of my sites! have around 70k visitors a month and make about 3k from it (also a niche site with repeat visitors since the forum is the popular spot)

I know im pretty much fully optimized (get about 6% clickthrough site-wide, 3% in the forums and 10% on the main content areas) and i feel like im in a rut!

you mentioned

When you have reached the maximum level of visitors (or close to it), it's time to add a second site. The inventory of AdSense pages has to be constantly rising in order to keep the clicks and impressions rising.

do you mean add a new site about a new topic? I know i have a long way to go in terms of visitors, since i'm not ranked for any of the good keywords in my niche and would get roughly 10x the amount of traffic if i were, but what kind of ideas do you have to forge ahead?

Is writing content pages with adsense your plan?

Thanks for your post..always nice to see someone succeeding with adsense :

p.s. i think we should revisit this thread next year at this time and see how we've done! :)

LittleEvilBunny




msg:1421076
 3:56 am on Jan 4, 2006 (gmt 0)

Buzliteyear & chuckskills: You must be doing something right. Or, I'd say, I must be doing something wrong. I'm getting 150K visitors monthly (4.8K-5.3K daily), but adsensing out only about 2K monthly. The trafic is highly targetted (a very specific niche classified service). This is sad and weird. :-/

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