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3:33 am on Aug 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I'm curious if anyone of you guys have taken the time to actually estimate the amount of money you make (on average) per article you write?

Is it a safe estimate to assume one can make $5/year for an article? (obviously mileage will vary, but what are the opinions out there using past experience)

4:56 am on Aug 21, 2005 (gmt 0)



Quite a bit more than that.

It all depends on the topic and the traffic.

5:25 am on Aug 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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It has entirely to do on topic and traffic as europeforvisitors stated. I would also ad in prominence/importance, but that just has to do with what gets traffic.

And yes, for myself it's quite a bit more than that.

6:15 am on Aug 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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$5 per annum for an article seems a very low figure. I'm sure that quite a lot of sites would easily get that per year from non-targetted cpm banners from other ad providors without any real effort.

The beauty of adsense is that because the ads are tartgetted to content, they are highly relevant and much more likely to get a click, and most importantly, much more likely to convert for the advertisers. Therefore earnings on Google stack up a LOT better than earnings elsewhere. I've tried adsense, and I've tried untargetted ads and there really is no competition.

I know actual earnings are dependant on many factors, but I'd say that you could probably do a lot better than $5 per year for a quality article that gets only moderate visitors. One of my articles that gets only moderate traffic earns me at least 100 times that anually.

10:16 pm on Aug 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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well i'm only interested in the adsense earnings, ofcourse the more content you create, generally the more traffic you will get etc etc. not to mention more chances for selling banner space directly or via 3rd party networks.
11:37 pm on Aug 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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hehe funny, 5 dollars.. that must be a great article without spell mistakes..

Today i was thinking to start a program to let's users post content for about 0.50c... maybe waaay to low but i'll be happy when i earn 5 dollars a year with one page. So maybe it's worth it if the articles stay online for 10 years or more.

11:51 pm on Aug 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Five dollars per year seems pretty low. Depends on the topic I suppose.
11:58 pm on Aug 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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well is $5 too low for a 100-150 word 'article'?
1:01 am on Aug 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

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If it is my husband asking, I make $500 per article. ;-)
2:00 am on Aug 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

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if you use this formula:

((annual traffic to the page) / avg ctr) * avg EPC

You'd only need 167 clicks @ 3 cents a click to earn $5 per year.

I personally wouldn't waste my time writing articles that had such low EPC, unless they were directly related to the theme of a well-established site with decent traffic.

I'm not advocating targeting only high dollar keywords, but if I had the choice between putting up fifty articles on Armenian folk music or fifty articles on, say, some sort popular electronics widget, I think I'd go for the widget articles.

2:25 am on Aug 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

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patrick, and with an avg CTR of 1% that's around 17K page views for that article.
7:54 am on Aug 22, 2005 (gmt 0)



"personally wouldn't waste my time writing articles that had such low EPC"

So you are not that interested in your visitors and what they might like to read?

11:37 am on Aug 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

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uk_webber, he did say "unless they were directly related to the theme of a well-established site with decent traffic."