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Adsense Only Making £0.06 Per Click :( How To Monetize Instead?

Discussion in 'General PPC Discussion' started by the-dream, Sep 8, 2012.

  1. the-dream

    the-dream Regular Member

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    As you can see from the screenshot above, I only get £0.06 per click on adsense, meaning that I'm making next to nothing and from over 20,000 hits in the last month, I've earned a grand total of £3.58! My site is a music blog.

    I was just wondering what other people thought would be the best way for me to monetize it? I don't want things like Clicksor with viruses or fake CPA competitions as it's quite well respected in the music industry and I want to keep and gain people's trust, but I'd also like to make a bit of money off it too!

    Thanks :)
     
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  2. wexzone

    wexzone Regular Member

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    I'm in a similar situation myself. I started reaching out to companies that could advertise on a monthly flat rate. It seems like a better solution for me.
     
  3. pollaris75

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    First of all, you CTR is way too low. Try to increase it and earnings will be slightly bigger. Second, remove that adsense image because you are breaking adsense rules.
     
  4. TheViceroy

    TheViceroy BANNED BANNED

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    There are a number of things that could be causing such a low CPC

    - Where is your traffic from?
    - What is your site about?

    In some cases, its really only worth 6 cents per click.

    Also, why is your CTR so low? Thats a crazy low CTR.
     
  5. baxxx

    baxxx Junior Member

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    Really low CTR, change ad settings/size/location and we will go from there, just experiment few days.
     
  6. murachi

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    What kind of ads are you running? Text or Image? How many ad blocks do you have on your site? Are the ads relevant to your niche? You have a low ctr, you need to focus on optimizing the quality of your ads and quality of your site. Make sure your ads are relevant and visible. You need to experiment to see what works and what doesn't.
     
  7. the-dream

    the-dream Regular Member

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    Yeah that's not a bad idea. Have you just been reaching out to random companies in your niche or looking to see who's advertising on similar sites and just getting in touch with them?

    I was working a lot with a video advertising agency who were paying me for sponsored posts which was really good but they've dried up now.
     
  8. the-dream

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    Just over a third US, just over a third UK and the rest from random places, mainly in Europe. And it's about music so I think a click is only worth that much, I was just seeing if anyone could recommend any other PPC networks or alternative advertising companies to work with instead.

    And the CTR is so low because I haven't placed the ads very prominently because for this site, it's not worth making the site more ugly if I'm only making £0.06 from them because I want repeat visitors!
     
  9. wexzone

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    I try and find companies that are really relevant and are spending money in my niche. It takes more legwork, but it is a more stable income, IMO.

    it depends on the type of site, though. Your CTR is low, but not for an information site. If you have a MNS or something similar, designed to get adsense clicks, then yes, your CTR is low.