To start with I am by no means an expert on any level of webmastering, SEO, keywording, etc...in fact I don't even bother with it. Like most people I put up a site, post, and let the winds blow where they may. So...NO...my site has not been purposely optimized/stuffed/or whatever and that could be one of the reasons behind my extremely low return on my investment.
But I was curious as to how much my site should be returning ( after 6 years ) so I Googled and found some info including this thread:
It was an old thread so I didn't want to post in it, as a forum admin myself I know most sites don't like you reviving old threads. Even if they're relevant to your question.
From what I've been able to gather, through Googling, a site that is getting 400,000 page views a month should be returning about 600-700 dollars a month. According to my host stats my main site gets about 400,000 page views a month and returns a revenue of less than 0.1% of that. My combined sites which total about 1 million page views a month ( according to my host stats ) returns a revenue of less than 0.15% of that.
To give you some info:
My sites are all about 6 years old
combined traffic of approximately 1 million page views a month
topics involve original computer, security, hacking, photoshop tutorials; music, games, and commentary
Question 1: Why does Adsense page view stats only reflect a fraction of my actual pageviews?
Question 2: Why are my earnings a fraction of what others are earning ( or claim to be earning )
Question 3: What can I do to correct this?