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Adsense conversion rate?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by deathandsuch, Apr 18, 2016.

  1. deathandsuch

    deathandsuch Newbie

    Apr 18, 2016
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    I started a linkbucks blog a few weeks ago, and was wondering if I'd be better off with an ad-supported model? How much do you actually make per 1k unique visitors, assuming mainly US/EU traffic?

    If there's a better-paying network than Google's, I'd also be interested in that
  2. blackbeans

    blackbeans Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Nov 29, 2008
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    Your Secret Weapon
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    Quick question, is your traffic loyal?

    Is your traffic very niche specific?

    Is the bulk of your traffic coming from North America or Western Europe?

    If you answered yes to all the questions above, I suggest you strongly consider producing your own content.

    Since you're in the best position to learn the actual demand patterns of your visitors, the chances are very high that you could create content that they would respond to well.

    Sell this content.

    Make money by consistently reselling this content.

    In fact, if you build a mailing list offering free content at first in the form of a book, that mailing list will continue to pay for itself long into the future.

    You're just opening your mind here to other ways of monetizing your website.

    Going with a third-party ad platform is the easy way but there are more effective ways, assuming that your traffic is indeed loyal.