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1200 Clicks equals 200 bucks what is your opinnion?

2:20 am on Mar 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I run 3 sites, first one about programming tutorials (c++) where i gather the most revene, the other is a blog on various topics (tech and non tech) and third one about puzzles and trick which gets best CTR and more visitors daily (best boom of traffic!) but lowest paying clicks. Do you find my rates are low or above average? I would like to know this to concentrate more on specified fields.


Pardon me for bad english. :)

2:26 am on Mar 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

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If your EPC (earnings per click) is $0.10, its exactly $1200.
If EPC is $0.20, you make $200, yes!
I don't understand where you want to go with this?
2:35 am on Mar 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Well my eCPM is about 1,00 and earnings two hundred for about 1200 clicks. My question is, am I getting to small revenue for number of clicks I get? Also my CTR can't pass 1$ and I've tried everything to increase it. Is it because blogspot sites don't get much clicks? I've put images next to my rectangle (separated by line ofcourse, google allowed it), but can't get better than this. Please help with your suggestions I would really appreciate them. (I won't place url here but you should find it with google if you enter visualcplus)

thank you.

2:44 am on Mar 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I think $200 for 1200 clicks is pretty good. Your problem seems that the CTR and therefore eCPM are low.
Did you scan your ads for MFAs? Did you position them according to Google's heatmap? Do you blend them in with your background color? etc.. etc.. There are many but not endless reasons why your CTR is low. Read these forums here. There is plenty of information on how to solve common problems such as yours.

Again, your problem is not the $200 per 1200 clicks. The problem is most likely your CTR (clicks per traffic very very low).

2:48 am on Mar 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Having a small site re: puzzles and quizzes the earnings on the channel were pretty bad so I dropped adsense on that site to see what would happen my ecpm overall has gone up sufficiently so I now earn more than when I was running adsense on that site

I no longer develop or bother with much moniterisation of that site and just leave it run providing i can recover hosting costs and move on

PS I will at a later date possibly put YPN on to moniterise but currently traffic is split fairly even over 6 countries so YPN not an option

2:51 am on Mar 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I think your eCPMs are very low. How do you position your ads?
2:57 am on Mar 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

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talking about "visualcplus" programming site now:

well best thing would be you google for it and see yourself, but I can't place them according to heatmap since my template *really nice one* has right-placed sidebar. I have rectangle block at the end of my Lessons (tutorials) and image next to them, I have unit links on top and only on my main page skyscraper add *before it was in every page*

I was reading this forum for long time, made many changes, visual, blending, removing MFAs, removing "advertise on this site"... helped a little but 1% and 2% are tops! (1000 impression of ads per day)

please help

3:01 am on Mar 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I'm the person who will listen to your advices and greatly appreciate them and then implement your soulutions ;)

9:58 pm on Mar 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Never mind, after 3 months of continous add testing, yesterday I've finally found winning combination. I just put one large recatngle at the beginning of my item post, and already made 10 bucks today with 1500 impressions. Now my CTR is 2,5%! yeah!
12:07 am on Mar 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Googles heat map? I read this forum every day, and this is the first I've heard of it. What is it?

I meant to write this as well:

I have noticed that link blocks have a way of messing things up. A viewer can click view ads about..... and if they click back, you get nothing. This can mess up stats, and when I decided to lose the links and replace with large rectangle I seen great results immediately.

[edited by: davethekidca at 12:12 am (utc) on Mar. 23, 2006]

12:08 am on Mar 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Yes, ad position is very important. Put them above the fold and blend the background color so it matches the page's background color. Also, try to keep the content on any given page very focused, which will make the ads that are shown focused as well. That will greatly improve CTR. $200 on 1200 clicks is very good from my vantage point. I get a bit less than that # of clicks on a daily basis and I don't make anywhere near $200/day. Sure wish I did!
12:18 am on Mar 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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