August - 1:09 am on Mar 4, 2013 (gmt 0)
Personally I think if you can get 100% Revenue by showing 10% of ads you should be thrilled.
I'd be much more thrilled if I could instead get 10 times my usual daily revenue without having to deal with direct advertisers.
If I generate $200 a day at 10%, it would suggest I would generate $2000 a day by providing Google with 100% of my traffic. What happens to the 90% of the traffic when I do that? Do they just see public service ads because Google doesn't have enough ads, or are they capping the rotation and throttling the earnings?
I agree with your point, and yes, I've managed to increas revenue substantially by selling space to third party advertisers, but the point of my post is - what's going on with Google, and is there some form of revenue throttling or a revenue ceiling set on certain sites?
It goes against everything I understand about the Adsense program - and don't get me wrong. I love Google. I built my revenue model based on Adsense, when initially I was just providing content for free as a public resource. Google used to send me awesome Christmas gifts - digital photo frames, mini-accessory kits with USB keys, wireless mouse, etc. ( Do they still do that anymore?)
Is there a workaround for this situation? Because as far as I can tell, nothing else explains the metrics I've described here except a rev cap or throttling.