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The whole gist of this post is to say thanks to those who posted before so as to catch my attention and motivate me to continue and believe that it CAN be done. Also to encourage others to keep at it no matter what happens even being cut by Google as many have does not mean the end.
"Then in April I cut a new advertising deal for my site and was getting 20k views a day."
Did you pay $12 or $24 for the 20k visitors?
Back in April Mr. Bob wrote:
"I had a similar experience when I started with adsense. Be Warned smart pricing will come in about 2 - 3 weeks and your epc will drop like a lead ballon. My first week i averaged 30 clicks per day and an epc of .80 that was back in January. Yesterday I had 6,000 clicks and an epc of .07 Today I have had 1,500 clicks so far and epc is .04 My dreams have been shattered. If I was only getting that .80 per click now. I would be in the ups club after two days."
And you wonder why advertisers need protection from smart pricing. This is a prime example people.
That $420 was for one day yesterday. I know it will not last. I aheived this by paying a rather large forum site to place an ad to my site on theirs.
So where do you get $12 or $24 dollars, and what are you implying?
Congrats on your success joebob, what pay per action/lead generation program(s) are you using?
Also I agree wtih how you handle your user profile website and that is to not necessarily show something you don't want others to see whether they be from Mountain View, or anywhere else :)
I am not currently running any type of text advertising rather I have found that the pay per action/lead generation was better suited for my sites. Now my revenue is over 40k per month. I do spend alot in advertising about 15k but, 25k profit a month is plenty for me and my family to live on.
This post should be posted in Advertising Sales and Affiliate Programs [webmasterworld.com] forum rather than AdSense forum. Is this just a mistake or an intention?
[edited by: FromRocky at 3:21 pm (utc) on Nov. 8, 2005]
No, it belongs here. He is poster child for what NOT to do, in order to succeed with Adsense.
Bob, good job with salvaging the train wreck. We like to hear this stuff. You make is a mistake, pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and try harder.
I was becoming a believer of those posts I had read earlier. While the $5,000 from Google was still pending I got the dreaded Adsense account suspended email. They said it was for invalid clicks. I assume that it was because of the large increase in my traffic/earnings. Of course, I emailed them about it and only got canned responses. This is where I almost packed it in and gave up.
Did anyone miss this? OK. it's inspirational in that the OP makes enough money from his sites to give up work, but not via adsense because his account has been disabled for invalid clicks.