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How much can someone REALLY earn in revenue just from adsense. What is your sites monthly page views, unique visitors, etc? How much do you earn? Do you need multiple, high traffic, sites to be able to earn decent $?
As simple as possible, what's the deal?
My buddy hosts a messageboard only website for a small local niche focus, he says he gets maybe $40 a month from google and he has 100,000 page views. Is this above, below or avg?
But for your friend:
$40 a month from 100,000 page views (I assume per month?) works out into $0.4 CPM that's a little low.
Not good earnings when you are making $1.3/day.
Small local niche 3,300 daily views is very good.
Not a good idea to earn money from adsense on forums in the first place.
I don't advise too many sites, 1 to 3 should be good, but others here are successful running tens of sites and would advise you to do the same.
You definitely will do good with high traffic, as long as you know how to get good interested in your topic visitors, but it depends on your topic too, one site's million visitors can make less than another site's thousand visitors
The deal is: It can either be a labor of love that you grow with passion (choose your site topic wisely), or you can be a nerdy geek with no life and ready to put every waking minute into research and building sites, either way it has to follow the rules and come out as a quality site for search engines and visitors alike, then the money starts rolling when you spice it all with a little luck!
Experiment with the colors, blending ads with content, and placement. Use the AdSense heat map as your guide. I'm pretty intrusive with some of my ads and I don't believe I've lost many visitors because of that.
Beyond that, tricks like putting images above the ads and moving them around periodically also work pretty well.
he gets maybe $40 a month from google and he has 100,000 page views. Is this above, below or avg?
I don't know that you can put an average on anything related to adsense. But I would say that this seems low. Certain types of sites are low earners naturally - forums being one of them.
I personally think that niches work well - especially ones with little competition, but lots of traffic. Unfortunately, a lot of people have spent a lot of time looking for such niches, and there is always a lot of competition in good niches nowadays as a result.
with 100,000 page views per month, what would be a range that would be plausible to make?
Working on the 100,000 banner impressions per month, I'm looking at somewhere over double the previous post. Just wish I could get to 100K page views a month every month!
I'm in the low to mid hundreds per month, and the low to mid six figures for impressions per month.
I used to run adsense ONLY on my forums, and experienced almost exactly the earnings you mention... but since I spread it across the site I've been doing more than ten times my previous earnings.
One of the things that has helped me is I've done some simple web-app work for some of the related sites in my niche, and my deal with them has been I write the scripts for them (hosted on my site) and I retain the right to advertise on the pages involved.
would it be better to sell personally to local businesses (restaurants, bars, etc.) or would it just be more plausible to sign up for affiliate networks and adsense?
what do you guys speculate on the difference in revenue between the two options?
example: .50 cpm vs. $2 cpm...
thanks so much everyone!