homepage Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 23.20.61.85
register, free tools, login, search, pro membership, help, library, announcements, recent posts, open posts,
Become a Pro Member

Home / Forums Index / Google / Google AdSense
Forum Library, Charter, Moderators: incrediBILL & jatar k & martinibuster

Google AdSense Forum

This 33 message thread spans 2 pages: < < 33 ( 1 [2]     
Penny clicks? enough is enough already.
JS_Harris

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3499054 posted 9:00 pm on Nov 7, 2007 (gmt 0)

I had a conversation with a good friend this morning and in passing he mentioned being embarrassed about the adsense results of his latest project, a site about 4 months old.

We gave it a once over and it seemed like a good idea, it has lots to offer the visitor and his writing style is unique. No, its not a blog, its a widget enthusiast site. No forums, lots of news and how to's.

He told me he had gotten 21 "penny" clicks in a row and I assumed he meant clicks worth very little, he runs one ad block, the 300x250 text unit, like many others do. No, he litteraly eant penny clicks as in one cent clicks and it was easy to know he wasn't lying... his control panel said it all. Today... 21 clicks, 21 cents earned, no site targeting involved.

The minimum possible to be paid is 5 cents per click, or so I thought, and so Google is most definitely taking an 80% cut for themselves at the least in his case.

What gives?

[edited by: JS_Harris at 9:01 pm (utc) on Nov. 7, 2007]

 

Jane_Doe

WebmasterWorld Senior Member jane_doe us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3499054 posted 4:42 pm on Nov 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

What gives?

You can actually make a decent return on a site with low paying ads long as you have a high traffic.

dailypress

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3499054 posted 8:27 pm on Nov 16, 2007 (gmt 0)

the 1 cent click are annoying cause you worked so hard to gather and entertain 100 visitors and assuming your CTR is 5% [if you’re lucky], you only make a nickel!

HuskyPup



 
Msg#: 3499054 posted 8:57 pm on Nov 16, 2007 (gmt 0)

and assuming your CTR is 5%

Oh those were the days, I'm lucky to be getting half that now!

This 33 message thread spans 2 pages: < < 33 ( 1 [2]
Global Options:
 top home search open messages active posts  
 

Home / Forums Index / Google / Google AdSense
rss feed

All trademarks and copyrights held by respective owners. Member comments are owned by the poster.
Home ¦ Free Tools ¦ Terms of Service ¦ Privacy Policy ¦ Report Problem ¦ About ¦ Library ¦ Newsletter
WebmasterWorld is a Developer Shed Community owned by Jim Boykin.
© Webmaster World 1996-2014 all rights reserved