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12:39 am on Oct 31, 2006 (gmt 0)

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YAAAY after 2 years slogging away at this ( not really, i'm a lazy bum ) my main site has reached over 20 million page views a month!

It's forum based so not that big a deal as there are lots of pages a user can flick through, indeed at times , the content, subjects and text make Lord Of The Rings look like a 5 minute kiddies story! Main difference is my site has about 100,000 different authors although some are more prolific than others as with all forum sites :)

Still, i'm pleased about it and it makes a change from moaning ;)

Do i get an invite into the Premium Publishers Circle or is that wishful thinking?

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1:01 am on Oct 31, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Do i get an invite into the Premium Publishers Circle or is that wishful thinking?

I don't know, but you get a "Wow!" and a "Cool!" from me!
3:01 am on Oct 31, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Congrats Mig! - any tips on getting a forum off the ground? I've been banging away at mine, and while I get someone making a post to sell phenterimine every 10 minutes or so I have a long way to go yet with the real posts :)
9:48 am on Nov 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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You might get into premium or might not. I got in with less than 5 million monthly impressions.

I'd think that a forum site doesn't have as much to offer to AS as sites that are about a specific topic. But who knows.

10:47 am on Nov 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Nice work! Congrats :)
11:21 am on Nov 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Are you making any money with adsense? what colors, script, my forum gets a lot of traffic but earns very little, I guess it helps drive traffic to my main site.
11:23 am on Nov 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Phaedrus, are you banning the ip address? it helps
3:01 pm on Nov 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Hmmm... That's why I resisted doing forums for a long time, but now I've broken down and added a comments function to two of my sites, but I'm moderating all the comments.

To keep this AS related, my revenue seemed to go down when the comments on one of these sites really took off. I removed AS from the comments pages (it remains only on the index pages and the article content pages) and now revenue is inching back up again...

3:25 pm on Nov 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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How do you know when you're in premium? Is that just when you get a google rep?
2:10 pm on Nov 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

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You get a personal invitation via email and contact details to your google rep, who will then help you build custom ads and open other AS features.
8:17 am on Nov 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Wow... celebrate!

(but don't hold your breath for the invitation to premium club, I suppose...)

8:32 am on Nov 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

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>over 20 million page views a month!

Unless you are a complete idiot.....which I doubt from someone with 20 million pages views......then I'm confused?

At a lousy 1% CTR you have 200K Google clicks, in my primary market that is $100K per month in revenue from Google alone?

You are concerned you are not allowed into the club? At that level I'd be concerned I wasn't Chairman of the club?

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At a lousy 1% CTR you have 200K Google clicks, in my primary market that is $100K per month in revenue from Google alone?

I think you're overestimating both CTR and EPC. Forums usually have VERY low CTR combine that with an EPC between 1/5 and 1/10 of what you're stating and you'll see that although miguelito is probably doing nice money he also probably isn't doing a fortune.

Anyway congratulations to miguelito. I just need another 19 million pageviews to reach it hehehe

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well yeah, that's it exactly, my CTR is about 0.16 - 0,2 %

i don't think 20 million page views a month on a forum site can be compared with a site that gets those kind of views with only a few pages available = means i don't think i am anything special!

remember one user may view anything between 20-50 pages with every visit ( depending on how bored they are )

as for income, without getting too specific, it varies a lot like most people i suppose, anything between $100 - 200 a day on average, sometimes more and sometimes less.

 

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