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I know it's virtually impossible to predict how much money I will make because it depends on so many factors (site content, traffic, type of visitors, banner design and placement, time of year etc...) but do you know what is TYPICALLY the kind of traffic needed to be able to make high revenue out of adsense? I mean something like more than $1000/month.
I know that AdSense revenue are not based solely on traffic but my understanding is that highly visited sites are more likely to generate money.
I own 27 content sites + 3 forums, everything related to travel. I have a total of 15 millions pages viewed and 700 000 unique visitors per year. I have no idea if this type of traffic is considered to be very low compare to webmasters who can make a living with the adsense program?
There is no way to tell anyone for sure how much they will make but based on traffic alone, you should be able to make a decent living. It will all depend on your CTR and eCPM rate.
Just keep adding quality content to your sites and keep it all above board and you should do well.
I mean something like more than $1000/month.
$1000 a month is $12000 a year.
$12000 / 15000000 * 1000 = $0.80
So, to earn $12000 from 15 million page views, you need an eCPM of $0.80 or better. This should be achievable with Adsense.
But again, I think that you can easily beat Adsense by using affiliate deals with travel sites.
True! My content sites are doing much better (eCPM ~ $3.00 average) than the forum pages (eCPM ~ $0.25). With my 3 forums I have thousands of impressions but very few clicks, not enough fresh eyes I guess, veeeeery low CTR!
From what I'm seing until now I think it will be very hard to acheive the $1000 /month, too much of my traffic is from my forums.
In the forums I tried a few types of banners and positioning but it seems that the users quickly become blind to them. Any suggestions on how to improve the CTR and CPM of forum pages?
The traffic is enticing, but its a red herring.