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14k unique visitors/day = 5 bucks/day?

Discussion in 'General PPC Discussion' started by IplusPlus, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. IplusPlus

    IplusPlus Newbie

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    Hello, I have a fairly big site that receives around 14k unique hits per day and almost 100k page views per day. All this traffic is legit! I have thousands of repeat-visitors and hits from search engines, links from forums etc.

    The problem is I'm only making 5 USD per day from all this. Is this normal? I think I must be failing hard to make money of my site. Currently I have two ads: One banner at the top and another splash screen that take up the entire page (with a skip link at the top). The splash only shows once per IP per 6 hours or so but the banner shows on every page.

    Do you have any advice for how I can make more money?

    My site has a lot of adult material, all categories. But it also has non-adult material. The splash is from adultadworld and the banner is from adengage.
     
  2. lelando

    lelando Junior Member

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    sell adspace on juicyads whats the average ctr per ad?
    You can also try other affiliate companys I have found that revenue share and camsite affiliates works best for me to monetize my site last month I made almost 200$ from just one user.
     
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  3. ericsson

    ericsson Elite Member Premium Member

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    Skip those adultadworld, adengage, clicksor sister site, bla bla.
    Try banner popup instead, or popout (EXIT Splash page) with an softcore (xxx) dating site which pays u 2-5$/free signup. ;)
     
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    timmylang Junior Member

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    are they TARGETED visitors? 14k and $5 sounds like traffic all from ******
     
  5. imperial444

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    try to sell your own Webspace with "buy your own webspace here" banners at the top
     
  6. Calculons

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    First of all 5$ seems way to low with that traffic.

    You need to think like your users.

    What are they coming for, what to do click, which type of audience are you targeting etc.

    Then start targeting with offers related to that.

    Is that banner shown on every page for each IP or only once per ip no matter how many pages they view.

    Few tips.

    Create an opt in list promising for more free material or to member part of your site.
    Build up the list and send out affiliate deal etc.

    Target free cam sites and alike etc. They usually convert good

    Content locks (adult cpa offers etc) on sweat parts of your sites would also be worth trying.

    Then thing is, test out different techniques until you find something your satisfied with.
     
  7. 7searchguys

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    Besides adult, what verticals do you have legit traffic for?
     
  8. IplusPlus

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    Thanks a lot for all the feedback so far guys, I really appreciate it!


    One of my biggest problems with selling ads is that I want to be able to do it without giving out too much info about me. Juicyads wanted my phone number which prevented me from trying them out (since I don't want to give out my phone number, that's too close to my private life). What I'm comfortable about is giving out my PayPal, everything else I want to lie about. Actually I'd rather not give out my PayPal too but I have to be able to get the money someway. :p

    Is there a way of getting past that annoying phone verification of theirs? I tried doing it with a IP phone but they knew it wasn't my real phone (guess I got a too common IP phone address, anyone know a less common one that they shouldn't know about?).

    That part about camsite affiliates sounds great, do you have a link? I used to serve some of those for a site called something with "jasmine" in it (I think), it was when I was using a ad provider called Etology but then one day (last summer) they decided to close down and steal all my money (and everybody elses) for the last two months. They kept stalling for several months, but in the end I finally realized they were nothing except thieves. The camsite ad was a splash screen (fullpage) video of a random whore on a video that you could watch for a few minutes until you had to pay. I actually thought those ads were fun and I made good money from them while it lasted.

    I can't do that, I don't want to annoy my users with popups. Most of my regulars aren't so dumb that they would sign up for anything in a popup anyway and I've actually gotten some of them to unblock the ads. Needless to say they would start blocking the ads again if popups were involved. Also my kind of visitors are the kind that are up to date with browsers, most modern browsers block all popups automatically (right?).

    I'm sorry, I'm new to this so I'm not familiar with all the expressions. What do you mean by targeted visitors? All my visitors come to my site because they know what they want, they seek out the content voluntarily and I haven't spammed links anywhere or bought any traffic.

    I am however interested in buying cheap traffic actually... I have a list of porn that I think that if I only get people to see it they might become regular visitors on their own accord afterwards. However I don't know any good places to get traffic from, I'm scared of getting traffic from bots (which would be useless to me).

    Do you have any tips? I made a thread about it here on BHW but haven't gotten any replies so far (can't post the URL since I haven't been a member for so long).

    How do I do that? Do you mean, have a banner from somewhere that shows random ads but has a link below it that says "your ad here" or something similar? I think I tried that in the past and it didn't get me anything. Actually, come to think about it, the adengage banner I'm using at the moment has that feature but nobody seems interested.

    The banner ad is shown on every page on every IP no matter how many pages they view, it's always there. I don't know what a "opt in list" is, is it like if they link to me and get me visitors they will get bonus stuff?

    Locking out content or making some content exclusive would probably piss off my userbase, they will not pay for the site. I tried having a very cheap VIP thing some time ago but I only got a single guy that became VIP and I offered VIP positions for two years.

    Lots of entertainment, services and information.
     
  9. calebmann

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    agreed, are your banners targeting anything? they might just be completely different content from whats on your site if your not targeting..
     
  10. lazzylow

    lazzylow Newbie

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    yes,you must target what your audience wants.