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This was my ultimate goal as far as making money from Adsense. Now what? I think I'll enjoy the rest of the holidays before I get back to work in January.
Anyway, a very big congratulation to you! I hope I will be sitting on your chair one day.
[edited by: Mistra at 2:40 am (utc) on Nov. 30, 2006]
Enjoy the ride because once you get hit it sucks, it seems like you have to work harder to earn the money back.
How many sites are you running
What kind of site?
[edited by: spaceylacie at 3:48 am (utc) on Nov. 30, 2006]
I wish I was in your place right now.
November > $70 - lol. The worst adsense month for me ever!
Can I ask what kind of alexa rankings your sites have? Not exactly of course, but just to know how far down the road you actually have to go, before you get to be a part of the UPS club.
GP, my ecpm is higher now than before G introduced smart pricing so I am assuming that it favorably affected my sites.
Less than $20 away the last I checked(about 3 seconds ago). I'll wait as least 30 seconds before checking again.
IWMI, I don't keep up with Alexa rating but checked one site and it said 90,000 something.
[edited by: spaceylacie at 10:33 pm (utc) on Nov. 30, 2006]
my ecpm is higher now than before G introduced smart pricing so I am assuming that it favorably affected my sites
If yours is a how-to site, I'd have a tendency to believe you would fall on the positive end of smartpricing. For instance, if the "to-do" article is going to require a certain set of tools ... like soldering irons and such ... and the people reading your page enough to see the ads and want to click them -- they are probably very likely to undertake the project, and thus may need to purchase the tools. Thus, your conversion rate is probably a bit higher than average, assuming AdSense is giving you good context-based targeting. Thus, smartpricing helps you ... because you drive quality traffic to advertisers, that convert often.
Congrats on the $10k milestone! I'm pretty darn close myself this month ... only about $9,800 left to go. We've got a few hours left in the day, though, so I'm hoping I can make it :-)
GP, this is my third year making a living at this. Income has steadily increased, with some seasonal variations, since the beginning. The worst thing that happened over that time was nearly dropping out of the serps for my top keyword for about 2 weeks. Then it just re-appeared one day and everything was fine after that. That was a terrible month for me earning-wise, but nothing to do with smart pricing, my traffic just went way down.
toomer, I have other types of sites besides how-to but it wasn't until I started that series of sites that I really started earning well. I also believe it does draw good quality traffic for advertisers. If G gets the ads right, visitors are pre-qualified with credit card in hand. They get it right enough to keep me happy with my earnings.
I've never even been in the serps when i was earning potentialy 10,000-20,000$ month... and lately im in the serps for 5000-8000 key words a month right now.
My traffic 80-90% time is direct. and about 1,500-2000 vistors day from google search now.
This close to the end of the month and this close to 10K, I'm positive I'll reach it tomorrow. I only need a couple hundred more and should easily get it within the next day and a quarter.
It's a good job you've done it today since there are only 30 days in November:-)