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Ive looked into adsense and am trying to decide whether to take the plunge and if it will be worth while, as it will actually take clints off my site.
The top cost per click ad i would show are 1.20 cpc.
Do you think id make much from this a month - the site is travel related, and ads would be on a specific insurance?
I started conservatively and just kept adding ads to more pages.
June was a record gross income month for us while AdSense covered about 70% of our AdWords budget.
Should have started sooner.
I'd say go for it however keep track of the main business on your site. You can always take them off the more important selling pages.
In my experience, at least, you can do both. Since I added AdSense to my site my overall income has risen substantially, and the Amazon part of it went up too.
First, do not expect to make $1.20 per click. Not even close.
Many sites are hit with Google 'smart pricing' which lowers what publishers get per click. Your expectations will be way too high at $1.20.
What you will receive is anyone's guess. Generally, it could be from .02 on up. You won't know until you try.
Last September, I finally got around to trying AdSense and was shocked. It blew away everything else I had ten times over. Since then, smart pricing has reduced my EPC, but it is still good.
Just try it, and Good luck.
500 unique visitors on a travel site would seem to be enough to make $100/month or better.. Probably a lot better. I have a hobby site which makes around $60/month with 500 unique visitors/day so you should earn quite a bit more than that.
If it's page views, then it's a different story. That probably isn't enough to do anything with at all, and hits, well... even less so.
When I run AdWords to bring traffic to my sites which also feature AdSense, my AdSense clicks drop significantly and so does my AdSense revenue ... and the reverse happens when I stop or slow AdWords, i.e. clicks on the AdSense ads increase and so does AdSense revenue.
I put the phenomenon down to temporary blindness of google ads.