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BTW, a site with 4,000 or 5,000 or 20,000 pages isn't an especially big site. These days, a "big" site may have millions of computer-generated, keyword-driven pages.
One of my top performing sites, from the perspective of AdSense earnings, usually consists of one page. Lots of people visit it every day to obtain the updated information I provide there.
My point is if you're out there working tirelessly accumulating pages thinking that's the secret to ever increasing income, that may or may not be true, depending on the situation. (Consider Matt Drudge for example)
I'm reminded of two old quotes:
1. Work smarter not harder
2. Some people are so busy working they don't have the time to make money
Consider Matt Drudge for example
Does he use Adsense like the NYT and others? Whenever I used to visit his site, I'd get those cheesy image-only ads with that blasted ubiqituous banner shaking gif from 1990 (?), "You're the 1,000,000th visitor and you won..." (or whatever) fraud.
He makes good money from the image ads but he's probably losing a ton of cash if he doesn't use text ads.
He liked to request clicks on ads, so he probably wouldn't like Adsense.
Sometimes I feel like a Music Grinder when I send out my pages like monkeys to shake their tin cups at people and collect money. Most of them come back with only pennies a day, but a few of them evidently know how to pick pockets. :)
Sometimes I feel like a Music Grinder when I send out my pages like monkeys to shake their tin cups at people and collect money