I opened a gaming website 4 months ago and have been using Google Adsense for over 3 months. I am making no more than few cents a day and would like to know if there is anything I can do which can help increase my profit.
I don't know if I am allowed to post the link to my site so I''ll leave it out for now.
3:35 am on Aug 10, 2004 (gmt 0)
get more visitors :)
3:43 am on Aug 10, 2004 (gmt 0)
You are not in a high profit area. It also has huge amounts of competitors. There are thousands of free game sites online. This will make it difficult to make any money off your visitors. They want to play free games, not make any purchases or click on ads.
You could try one of the banner networks to increase revenue. They might pay you $1.00 CPM or so.
3:48 am on Aug 10, 2004 (gmt 0)
Try tweaking the ad unit size, the ad colors, and the positioning. These three things can lead to a HUGE increase to your CTR.
There could also be an issue with not enough content to show targeted ads, depending on the type of gaming site it is.
And sorry, no URLs are allowed ;)
3:56 am on Aug 10, 2004 (gmt 0)
Since it only a four month old site, I'm going to assume you don't have lots of traffic yet. Therefore, I think expert_21 has it right. You simply need to work on building your traffic first and then tweak the Adsense ads.
You could put the url in your profile.
5:15 am on Aug 10, 2004 (gmt 0)
If you are not in a competitive field, then it will be hard for you to pull in the $$$ w/o a serious amount of impressions @ CTR. Work on building up your traffic & links.
6:15 pm on Aug 10, 2004 (gmt 0)
ok thanks alot for the help everyone
6:19 pm on Aug 10, 2004 (gmt 0)
You *can* make out halfway decent - not a fortune, but a small steady sum, with consumer goods using pages that are highly targeted. Doesn't have to be competitive, in fact it's easier to move up that way - targeted is what helps. It might pay to vary the mix a bit and see what works. A little on one site can bring something in while waiting for others to hit.
2:49 pm on Aug 11, 2004 (gmt 0)
I also suggest you set up channels for some different page types and even some individual pages if the amount of traffic justifies it.
This will give you a better indication about what is working and what is not.
2:51 pm on Aug 11, 2004 (gmt 0)
Adsense is not a good fit for all sites. Sometimes you can make more money by selling impressions instead of clicks.