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|How I made a million in 3 months.|
| 4:25 am on Mar 16, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Lots of hard work, and a billion+ pageviews :)
I am without a doubt the top individual adsense publisher in terms of pageviews. Me talking about how I did it won't help you, but here is what i found you need to be successful in adsense.
1. Get a database of IP's so you know where your traffic is coming from. Then create channels for each country. Its not uncommon to see US traffic with a CPM of $5.00 and a CDN traffic at 20 cents and vice versa. If you have access to the hints option, give different hints based on IP. ie if your page is about 401k plans, that won't get you anything outside of the USA.
2. You have to create sites that will bring in repeat traffic. If you think you will get rich off SEO think again. If you create a Free jobs site you could net 30 million + a year if you got big. Club listings site, free religious personals etc would all be big money makers. Look for established markets and offer a service for free and support it with adsense.
3. Have your users create content and lots of it. User reviews of night clubs, Resorts, golf courses etc. Build your site around your users and make them part of your site, don't build your site for consumption.
4. Do not enter markets with a lot of competition monitized via adsense. Try and undercut paid content markets by offering a free service, or better yet create your own market.
5. Keep your site dead simple, it has to load fast and have no more then 2 ads and 1 or 2 pictures other then your logo. Do not confuse your user, give them what they want and give it to them fast.
6. Troll around various forums and if people are not talking about your market, there is a good chance you will make money.
| 7:46 pm on Mar 28, 2006 (gmt 0)|
For me Markus post we heaven sent.
I have a very good domain name for a website I have been hesitating to develop for the Spanish market, not dating at all but a somehow wasted niche.
However, Markus story have made me believe that with the proper efforts I could have some success with it, following similar stratagies, concidently, I have some ideas in common with Markus approach.
Coincidently again, I restarted the development after a one year pause just a week or two before Markus post.
Now, I can't wait to finish it and release it.
Just I hope the spanish market gives me at least that $0.78 eCPM and I will be happy with a tiny portion of his traffic :)
| 8:10 pm on Mar 28, 2006 (gmt 0)|
|Don't try to back peddle now. That comment was condescending and you know it was. |
I'm not backpeddling, I've explained in even more basic language for those who clearly did not comprehend my original post.
If you wish to take it as condescending that is your perogative however the fact remains that not all of us need to be connected to the Net for every aspect of our lives all the time.
Why is that so difficult for some to understand?
| 10:17 pm on Mar 28, 2006 (gmt 0)|
|not all of us need to be connected to the Net for every aspect of our lives all the time |
quite correct, believe it or not there is a life away from a computer screen ;)
| 10:55 pm on Mar 28, 2006 (gmt 0)|
|not all of us need to be connected to the Net for every aspect of our lives all the time. |
Why is that so difficult for some to understand?
It's not. In fact it's meaningless, tautological pablum that doesn't at all support the basic point you were making, that community sites don't, won't, can't work in Europe.
Some people have responded that you're already wrong. My take is that if you're not wrong yet, then you will be proven wrong eventually. And the people who find the right formula will get very rich in the process.
| 11:09 pm on Mar 28, 2006 (gmt 0)|
|that community sites don't, won't, can't work in Europe. |
What I wrote was:
|What many webmasters in the US do not comprehend is that many in Europe have no desire for the community sites. |
|It's each to their own market, just because something works in one country one should not automatically assume that it will work in another. |
Of course community sites DO work in Europe it's just not, at the present time, the norm since many of the people I know prefer to socialise at the pub etc rather than spending hour after hour on-line in chat rooms or community forums.
There are some huge sites in Europe however there are just not as many varied ones either due to lack of demand or interest.
|And the people who find the right formula will get very rich in the process. |
MyGen has already done that successfully. It will be interesting to see how many others attempt to replicate it or whther it is just a one-off. Certainly we'll know within the next couple of years.
| 12:04 am on Mar 29, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Okay, I can get on board with that clarification. Of course community sites exist in Europe and will grow over time. And these sites will serve somewhat different needs in different ways than those in North America.
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