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28K+ page impression in 9 days -- made less then $10

9:24 am on Sep 10, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Hi! I'm new to the forum, but as you can imagine I've been reading a lot of the posts here, and from what I understand I;ll definitely need some advice on how to earn a little more money with my website.

Here are some inside; my site is about 6 months ago, but for the first 3 months I was still toying with few concept on exactly what contents I wanted to push, around June I finally decided it would be a Tech related (I know, like we need another one?)

After 3 months I feel I'm getting some what good impression, (at least to me). This month Sept 01--09 I got about 28K+ in 9 days, but I only earned $10.

My ad placement are simple; 720x90 header & footer / 300x250 side bar.

Do you guys feel I have a chance here of making some real money, I'm hoping at least $100/day. How much are you guys making on 28K impression just curious?

9:46 am on Sept 10, 2013 (gmt 0)

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it seems very low. but it depends what your site is about. is it an information site? does it actually sell stuff?

if your site doesn't actively promote products and services for sale, then it's very hard to make decent money with adense. the ads are probably going to be offering stuff for sale. if you don't attract the kind of readers that want to buy those things right now, then they won't click the ads.

information sites tend to attract people who only want free info. if you've got a site about dreamweaver, for example, then all your readers will likely already have dreamweaver. so if the ads are about dreamweaver, you're screwed
3:01 pm on Sept 10, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Based on your broken English I suspect your site is not attracting English speaking US visitors. Do you know where your web traffic is coming from (source and location)?
8:56 pm on Sept 10, 2013 (gmt 0)

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30k+ impressions with $10 is about 0.3 rpm. and it's only 7k pv's per day. Depending on your niche, it sounds reasonable, especially for a site at its infancy.

your best shot at reaching $100 a day at this early stage is to boost your traffic. no traffic, no game.

once you achieve much higher traffic, you will have better success doing a/b testing to see which setup works better with better statistical accuracy.

in the mean time, learn about setting up channels, testing and observing which ads generate higher rpm. the chances are, you can remove the ads that don't generate revenue and move em else where that does. or even, sign up with cpm networks to replace adsense ad slots that don't work (but this route still requires much higher traffic).

research a bit on how to improve your rpm. there have been many topics and articles written about it.

on a side note, it's just my wild guess based on my own experience. i bet that the footer leaderboard generates little to no income (especially if its at the end of your code), and that can really be removed. but you will have to find that out yourself.

and the header generates relatively little income compared to your sidebar rectangle, so you will have to be creative and figure out how to set it up better.

for myself, for a brief period of time i found that that double 300 x 250 on the side bar performed better than leaderboard, potentially due to ad blindness. But every site is different so yeah you have to test.

it takes time, patience and experience to rise to the top. took me 3 years to hit $100 days.
2:36 am on Sept 11, 2013 (gmt 0)

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i bet that the footer leaderboard generates little to no income

It is different for every site. The footer leaderboard on my site is one of the best performing.
1:47 pm on Sept 11, 2013 (gmt 0)

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@londrum, your pretty much on point, my blog is actually web development and tech news related. And I'm currently offering a lot's of free source files etc...

@frankleeceo I actually took your advice and setup channels for the header and side bar ads, in fact I added two 300x250 ads to the side bar, so now my site includes header/side bar ads, as for the footer, I'm running Amazon affiliate ads. I don't expect to make much money with it, but its more of a place holder.

I'll let you guys know how it turns out :D