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How many clicks should I have with 700 hits to my site per day?

12:40 pm on Nov 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

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My website <snip> is in Russian. I show about 700 pages daily. And I have only 2-4 clicks with 0.05-0.20 USD as revenue. I use the 160x600 format (so called skyscraper) on the left of pages. What would you advise me to increase CTR of ads on my site?

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12:45 pm on Nov 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

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you might be better off to use the adlinks across the top or bottom of your page and blend them into your background colors.
1:01 pm on Nov 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

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What is Your target?

I can not find it out, because I can not Russian.

But I discovered the words MLM and have seen several english MLM ads in Your ad block.

Do You want to promote MLM with Your web site?

In this case, my advice is a problem,
because I have around 100 MLM addresses in my URL filter to stop them showing up on my sites.

I stoped MLM ads, because I think they lower the CTR, because visitors find them as a waste for their time.

But if it's an MLM promoting site, things could be different. I also do not know the situation in Russia.

10:39 am on Nov 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

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My target: website promotion, web-design, network marketing (mlm), internet-business, ebooks, success, search engine optimization, search engines, etc.
1:34 pm on Nov 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Ha ha, you are aiming your site at professional marketers.

I myself have clicked an adsense ad less than 5 times in my entire life.

I would guess ad-blindness among the professional community is much higher than among the population at large.

IMO, It takes a certain lack of internet savvy to click adsense. A lot of people think its part of your website.

Russian webmasters are some of the biggest sharks out there, I don't think they are paying much attention to your ads.

8:23 am on Nov 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

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It is indeed guys sooo tempting just sit down
and start making website about our own experience with Adsense, for instance.

How many good pages and advices I could write.

there is big but - my visitors will be mostly professionals and they will never click on crap AD like
"Get rich with adsense in 30 days".

The same story with Suleiman.
Your Russian webmasters:
1. They will not click on ads.
2. They will never convert - because everyone in Russia
wants everything FOR FREE!

A while ago I was also betting on Russian market
and completely dropped all my attempts because of
the nature of Post-Soviet men.

8:45 am on Nov 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Increasing CTR is useless, smart pricing is right around the corner to take you back down.

So far I tried to fight smart pricing by:
Increase CTR, smart pricing kicks in
Increase traffic, smart pricing kicks in
Apply tips from case studies, smart pricing kicks in

So basically if you're earning $1 a day, don't expect to increase it, it is like they put a limit on your earnings.

That's my experience so far, and I am sure I am not the only one to experience this. What I am trying now is make sites targeted 100% to US traffic and use YPN on it.

It's still hard to grasp the limit they seem to put on your account, bottomline: more clicks = less revenue. I've stopped optimizing already and begun working on new sites instead.


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