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10:16 pm on May 4, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Hello everyone. I have been reading this forum quietly for some time, and I have been really impressed by many of these stories of success with adsense.

However, I have had none. My site gets approximately 100 uniques per day, and many of these visitors return, however, NO ONE click on the ads!

I have tried experimenting. Sometimes my ads stand out, sometimes they blend in. Sometimes I put my ads at the top of my articles, and sometimes at the bottom. I have tried putting them everywhere, but to no avail!

Does anyone else have this problem?

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10:22 pm on May 4, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Sanity check:

a) How many weeks have gone by without getting a single click?

b) Have you viewed the site from elsewhere (the free anonymizer surfing tool is usually a good 2nd opinion) to verify the ads are displaying properly?

10:23 pm on May 4, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Your problem is not in lack of clicks, it's in your "100 uniques per day"

Work on developing your site more and getting decent traffic first unless your goal is $1 per day max.

10:37 pm on May 4, 2006 (gmt 0)

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It's been a few weeks... and clicks are few and far between.

I checked and the ads are definitely showing up.

I know I need to work on my uniques, but I have such a low percentage of people clicking...

10:50 pm on May 4, 2006 (gmt 0)

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"and many of these visitors return"
it's no use agonizing over the behavior of a tiny number of daily visitors few of which are fresh new ones, get good inbound links, build more content, expand topics .. Before expecting to reap the benefits.

.. and welcome to WebmasterWorld

10:57 pm on May 4, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Yesterday afternoon I looked at my stats and my traffic was way up but my click through rate was down. It took me a minute then I remembered I'd just sent out my monthly newsletter telling about new articles.

The fact is that regular visitors like those who have signed up for a site's newsletter are just not inclined to click.

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I can relate - my main site gets over 1k uniques a day, and is based on a topic that commands high ad $, however still not making a sum worth mentioning. Demoralized, but not ready to throw in the towel yet...
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Are the ads relevant to your content?

If not, you need to focus your content to the topic you are after.

Write about products related to your topic.

Try to attract shoppers rather than readers...

Good luck!

12:16 am on May 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

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oce222,

Don't pay attention to websites who make a ton of money within a month or so. It's not realistic. Give yourself PLENTY of time to work on your site and get unique content. Give yourself about 6 months to ONE YEAR for results.

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12:36 am on May 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

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100 uniques a day probably won't buy you a weekly bag of peanuts.

The others are right, you need traffic but to get that you need more info on your site. Write, write, write and grasshopper, they will come to you.

how big is your site? do you sell widgets or compare them or offer some other kind of help? Get visitors 'involved' and they will be looking for more info plus you will get better targeted ads.

Don't be shy! Ask for a bookmark and/or a link back to you....make a cool award and give it away in such a manner they can silently pick it up and add to their sites or personal pages...that's always a morale booster for some just getting their feet wet on the web.

In other words put your imagination to work for you and for goodness sake keep adding content to keep those freeloa, oops, visitors happy. :)

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It sounds like you have tried to apply the typical principles of using Adsense (i.e. the heat map, colors, etc...). At the same time you might be overlooking something. Isn't there a review process Adsense offers where they will look at your site and give you suggestions?
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My site gets approximately 100 uniques per day

Are these AdSense Page Impressions or your log stats?

If your log stats are you sure they are correct since many are notoriously inaccurate?

100 AdSense page Impressions are not that many.

What is your general site theme?

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Thanks for all the replies. I really appreciate the help. I suppose 100 uniques per day is not very much. I would also hypothesize that repeat visitors are not good sources of adsense revenue... when I started I was receiving more clicks than now... and most of the visitors now are repeats compared to before.

Thanks very much everyone, I'll take some of this advice and let you all know how it goes down the road...