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BillDex




msg:1353000
 5:09 am on Apr 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

I've my website published for about a week already, had a few clicks, but NONE in earnings whatsoever. Nada. 0.

Page impressions >400
Clicks Cannot disclose, but <10
Total Earnings $0.00

Man.......

 

Hobbs




msg:1353001
 12:40 pm on Apr 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

Are all the clicks from the same visitor?
Are the ads all PSA?

Ehanson




msg:1353002
 6:32 pm on Apr 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

I'm having the exact same problem.

I started using adsense on my blog (see profile) back in late Jan and have to date absolutely nothing. (I hope it's not against the TOS to disclose earnings of 0.00 dollars). I try to post relevant content everyday less than 50 visitors.

My blog is hosted on blogger, which is the highest-ranking blog site on the net.

This is still a brand new site but you'd think with the amount of traffic blogger gets everyday, I would be getting more traffic and would have made at least five cents by now. :/

I feel I'm missing very crucial points of making any money with adsense.

Andrew Bassett




msg:1353003
 8:56 pm on Apr 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

I'm having the exact same problem.

I started using adsense on my blog (see profile) back in late Jan and have to date absolutely nothing. (I hope it's not against the TOS to disclose earnings of 0.00 dollars). I try to post relevant content everyday less than 50 visitors.


You "try" to post relevant content? Either it's useful or it's not. Either there's a reason for people to visit your site, and actually want to purchase items through your ads, or there's not.

My blog is hosted on blogger, which is the highest-ranking blog site on the net.

So? Being a tiny fish in the world's largest ocean isn't going make you popular.

This is still a brand new site but you'd think with the amount of traffic blogger gets everyday, I would be getting more traffic and would have made at least five cents by now. :/

People do NOT go to Blogger to click on ads and purchase products. Get that out of your head right now.

I feel I'm missing very crucial points of making any money with adsense.

Yes, you are. Here are some important points:

1) Why not get a domain name and hosting? If the answer is "my site isn't important enough to do that" then there's your problem right there.

2) Are you actually providing useful content? Why would anyone want to visit YOUR blog? If it's just an online diary, don't expect to make any money at all.

3) Do you go to other blogs and click on their ads? If so, why? If not, why not?

4) Think of your website as a storefront. Are you giving people any reason to be interested in the ads?

It's not enough to post "relevant content." It has to be useful, desirable, and maybe even addictive.

Ehanson




msg:1353004
 10:49 pm on Apr 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

Andrew,

Thanks for the tips. Hopefully the content is useful, it's a blog about personal development. I tried to create a blog that would cater to everyone.

I see my first mistake; trying to monetize a Blogger blog. The only users who are reading my blog are the other Blogger users who know all about adsense.

I've been thinking about getting my blog it's own Website, but I concerned about domain hosting costs. I've seen many cheap one but I'm wondering if the quality of hosting relates to the price.

When I go to other blogs, I usually don't click on the ads unless they interest me. Though, lately I click on them just to help the blogger out.

By the way is there an option to edit post previous posts? I was writing the last one too quickly and now notice some errors.

BillDex




msg:1353005
 11:42 pm on Apr 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

1. Ok, my website is new.
2. It's not "one of a kind", but it's getting there.
3. How do I know whether it was 1 same user, or a few different ones?
4. You CANNOT find this website in any search engine yet [probably b/c it's new].
5. The content is there and lots of it.
6. The ads are NOT PSA b/c you see "ads by Goooooooogle" and there are graphics and links and no "make your donation now" bs.

Oh, one more thing: I don't abuse the adsense idea and make the ads look easy to the human eye. For instance, you can use a color text set to #FF0000 and it WILL affect your vision. I'm very serious about that. Try looking at background color #000000 with text set to #FF0000, or even worse, background = #0000FF and text = #FF0000 or other way around. You'll go ballistic [a bit of exaggeration] after a minute looking.

twist




msg:1353006
 11:51 pm on Apr 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

I have a hard time reading english, so I sent this thread through an online translater and instead of translating it word for word, it summed it up as follows,

I dont understand, I set up my MFA site a few hours ago and have hardly made anything yet. I read about people making a million from adsense, whats the deal, I don't have all week to become rich, I need it now.

I spent over 4 hours downloading a template and modifying it with my logo. I figure I deserve at least a few hundred dollars for my 4 hours of work. Why isn't this get-rich-quick scheme working for me like everybody else.


netchicken1




msg:1353007
 12:13 am on Apr 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

Although there are people making good money from blogging, I suspect they are predominantly single topic bloggers or just darn famous. I doubt that for the majority of us bloggers it will ever be more than peanuts.

Why?

Because blogging topics change every post (usually) therefore keyword ranking will be low, therefore google ranking would be low, therefore people looking for your your specific topic will be few.

You don't tend to read blogs because you are looking for information, thereore you may be less likely to follow adverts for more information on that topic.

I am rebuilding my blog based on one particular factor. Hopefully it will rank high for the factor I have chosen, which is little covered on the net. I am making sure the H tags are set correctly and each post is focused on the topic.

Ehanson




msg:1353008
 2:28 am on Apr 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

netchicken1,

That's what I'm realizing after 3 months of running adsense on my blog with no profit. Adsense isn't for most blogs.

I'm learning how to earn with adsense the hard way; at least it's now rather than later

BillDex




msg:1353009
 2:56 am on Apr 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

I didn't understand twist's comment.

netchicken1




msg:1353010
 3:07 am on Apr 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

I think twister is being sarcstic, and at the same time hitting a vein of truth.

BillDex




msg:1353011
 3:31 am on Apr 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

Yes, but I really hope he does not refer to me.

crick




msg:1353012
 12:49 pm on Apr 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

Well, I think Twist is implying that your site is an MFA.

Andrew Bassett




msg:1353013
 3:34 pm on Apr 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

Yes, but I really hope he does not refer to me.

He's refer to you.

humblebeginnings




msg:1353014
 3:47 pm on Apr 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

I thought the comment of Twist was funny.
He is sort of ridiculising your questions because your site is just up for a very short while and it can't be found in any search engine. Of course you didn't earn money yet! Where did the 10 clicks come from if nobody can find your site? BTW, 10 clicks for 400 page impressions aint that bad at all...

BillDex




msg:1353015
 8:30 pm on Apr 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

Ok, well that's an insult because my website is NOT AN MFA.

humblebeginnings




msg:1353016
 9:07 pm on Apr 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

Cause an MFA would have made at least $ 0,50.

twist




msg:1353017
 9:31 pm on Apr 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

Cause an MFA would have made at least $ 0,50.

:)

The point I was trying to make was that after the years of hard work and dedication so many people put into their websites just so they can start seeing a return on their investments. People waiting 6 months to get into the ODP. Some people having issues with google that take 9-12 months to clear up. Some people working 80+ hours a week with almost no sleep just to grab their little share of the market.

In this thread we have one person who is confused why he isn't making a profit in a week and another guy who started a blog in january and also isn't a millionair yet, oh, and he helps out his friends by clicking on their ads.

Once, I accidently clicked on one of my own ads. It showed up as a click but paid nothing. Seems reasonable. I have never seen a click not count besides that one, so from my personal experience, I have to also wonder where your 10 clicks came from.

jomaxx




msg:1353018
 10:03 pm on Apr 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

He's not confused because he's not earning much money. He's confused because he has some clicks and has earned $0.00.

I'd be worried too. There are legit ways for this to happen, but it kind of suggests Google are treating all the clicks as invalid.

humblebeginnings




msg:1353019
 7:24 am on Apr 4, 2006 (gmt 0)

OK, Bill. What's up today? Are you still only getting clicks that don't pay, or perhaps no clicks at all?
Could it be possible that your ads are not targeted?
Like, do the ads display products that are in tune with the content of your pages? Cause if your content is about insurance and your ads are about shoe-polish, that's why nobody is clicking.
Did you use section targeting to improve this?

Green_Grass




msg:1353020
 7:50 am on Apr 4, 2006 (gmt 0)

I am a newbie to adsense and feel the senior members in this forum quickly jump to the conclusion that all newbies are creating only MFA's...I created a site almost one year back and added adsense only three months back. When I saw that the ads were making more money than the cost of advertising ( thru. adwords, as I had low ranking on SE ) , I was tempted to add some MFA content. Thought hard , and added a few informative articles with few ads. When I think back , after going thru. this forum , I am maybe a little guilty at being a little greedy. When I surf through websites , I find , I am doing it better, than other so called MFA's and donot feel guilty anymore. Most websites are designed for adsense and there is nothing bad about making some money. Of course it is bad to fool surfers with only MFA content but then google penalizes very fast with smart pricing and MFA may end up losing money rather than making any, on arbitrage.

humblebeginnings




msg:1353021
 8:24 am on Apr 4, 2006 (gmt 0)

Green_Grass,

This is not an MFA-thread, so at the risk of continuing and off-topic issue:

Keep in mind that WW sees some new members now and then who ask questions or make remarks that at least look as if they want to get rich quick no matter TOS if they even read that at all:-(
That's very annoying for people who have worked by the book 50hrs a week for many years.

The trick for some of us is ask slightly annoying counter-questions, or add a little sarcasm (of course, without getting offensive!). It's a good way to discover the purpose behind questions.
Most of the time it's OK, but sometimes a touch of sarcasm results in a counterblast of the OP completely exposing him or her as a fraudster.

It helps WW-members to decide on whether to invest in certain new members or not.

My first questions on this forum where extremely stupid but the community soon found out I am just an innocent r*t*rd;-)

BillDex




msg:1353022
 12:45 am on Apr 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

Anyway guys, I've switched to Movable Type and now I'm creating an informational blog about new stuff, whether it's technology, medicine, or other topics. So far, I don't even worry about clicks and earnings b/c I'm testing it, so I have about 1000 clicks per day since I'm experimenting with the code placements and noticing some important differences in how it appears. As mentioned few threads before, the first ones are the high-paying ones, although it's strange that I have two topics on one page, but one type of ad, i.e. I wrote about diet pills first and then about iPod, but I only see ads about iPod now on the main page. But I'm sure it's only a matter of messing with the template code. And although I don't make any money, I still keep the faith! Do you? Party on, dude!

jomaxx




msg:1353023
 1:14 am on Apr 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

I have about 1000 clicks per day

Huh?

BillDex




msg:1353024
 3:58 am on Apr 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

Man, I'm saying that I'm TESTING the blog, so every time I load the page it's another impression. Not a click, sorry :) Also I have a bit of a problem. This Movable Type is just great, but every time I change a topic/post a new one, the same old iPod ads come on...? Any ideas?

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