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Used all the tricks in the book
But very low paying keywords
kevinius

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 9132 posted 9:17 pm on Sep 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

Hi,

I have developed a large content site for website icons (<snip>). I literally worked my pants off to deliver very good content so that my site would

1: position good in google
2: get much traffic

The problem is that the site is depending highly on adsense to pay the bills. As it seems now this was my biggest mistake.

Allthough i used all the tricks in the book to get a high CTR the keywords are very low paying. I have an income of $0.04/click.

What should/can i do?

[edited by: Jenstar at 9:32 pm (utc) on Sep. 4, 2005]
[edit reason] No URLs or site review requests please, as per TOS [/edit]

 

europeforvisitors



 
Msg#: 9132 posted 9:30 pm on Sep 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

A number of members have said that AdSense doesn't do well on download sites. That's likely to be especially true if users are searching for free downloads.

kevinius

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 9132 posted 9:32 pm on Sep 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

Changed to relevant ads...

<snip>

[edited by: Jenstar at 3:29 am (utc) on Sep. 5, 2005]
[edit reason] TOS #24 [/edit]

humblebeginnings

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Msg#: 9132 posted 9:34 pm on Sep 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

The point is: website icons are not very expensive, so developers don't make much money per icon. You of all people should know that. As a result people who are advertising to sell website icons don't pay much per click. Hence the 0.04. if you have enough traffic, the 0.04 per click doesn't need to be a problem.
If I may ask, how much do you earn per day with this website?

Kind regards,

HB

[edited by: Jenstar at 4:11 am (utc) on Sep. 5, 2005]

sailorjwd

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Msg#: 9132 posted 9:39 pm on Sep 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

'relevant ads' bad bad bad

Read the adsense TOS else your next post will be 'Not only did I not make any money but they booted me too'

kevinius

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 9132 posted 9:44 pm on Sep 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

If I may ask, how much do you earn per day with this website?

Can't tell yet, it's been online for 2 days. I'm not really promoting the site yet except for a bit on adwords.

zCat

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 9132 posted 10:07 pm on Sep 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

If I may ask, how much do you earn per day with this website?

Can't tell yet, it's been online for 2 days.

You'll need longer than that to be able to get a feel for what kind of ads (i.e. income) how you'll be getting... Has the Mediabot gone through all your pages? It could just be guessing at the content from the URL and showing low-paying ads from its grabbag. Or all the high-paying advertisers have their campaigns switched off over the holiday weekend. Or whatever.

[edited by: Jenstar at 3:32 am (utc) on Sep. 5, 2005]
[edit reason] TOS [/edit]

lammert

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Msg#: 9132 posted 10:16 pm on Sep 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

A number of members have said that AdSense doesn't do well on download sites. That's likely to be especially true if users are searching for free downloads.

Depends on the widgets visitors can download. I have some download pages where people can download free widgets. These free widgets have limited functionality. The AdSense ads on the download pages offer paid widgets. Those paid widgets have more features and some visitors decide to get the advertiser's widget instead of my free ones. Because of this AdSense on my free download pages perform quite well.

But if you offer free downloads in a world where widgets cost almost nothing--like website icons--download pages won't bring in much money.

humblebeginnings

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Msg#: 9132 posted 10:24 pm on Sep 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

There is also the problem that 'icons' refers to the religious stuff as well. Perhaps you should block the religious ads because I guess people looking for website icons will not click on these religious ads...

Jenstar

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Msg#: 9132 posted 3:35 am on Sep 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

You can only label your ads as being "sponsored links" or "advertisements".

It might be a good idea to have a look through the AdSense Policies, this is information included in it:
https://www.google.com/adsense/policies

Two days isn't enough time to determine the profitability of a website. It is a holiday weekend, and I suspect many people are going to see a drop in overall earnings for many different reasons.

When testing AdSense, I always recommend testing for a week... and use a non-holiday week, because it can skew data so much.

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