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An adsense journey

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by jdstudio, May 11, 2013.

  1. jdstudio

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    This is a journey that already has began. It's mainly for my own reference, and hopefully can bring some helpful tips to some bhw members.

    I have had adsense experience for 5-6 years. And now focusing on one site only.
    It is a user generated content site. It's basically an online art platform for artists to showcase their work, portfolio etc. Site has been custom built for months.

    Currently stats:
    Artists: 696
    Uploads: 916
    Facebook fans: 23.5k
    Twitter followers: 11.5k
    Visitors sitting around 1-2k a day.
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    95% of the traffic are from English speaking countries US,UK, Canada,Australia etc so the cpc is pretty good. The ads/site has not been optimized yet so ctr is pretty terrible. But I am not worried about that for now. Once the traffic gets to 5k-10k I will deal with them. Most important things is to keep artists interested using the site, create more interaction, which is frankly very lacking atm. Many just come upload and doesn't "favourite" "comment" much. Need to make some changes on that. Since initially I didn't want to make the site feel like a "popular contest". But I realised now more interaction within the community is needed.

    Also I contacted a law firm that specialises in copyright law in art. Asking them if some kind of arrangement can be made with our growing artists community. One of the reason I made the site is because there are too many art theft, copyright infringement on the internet. And people just steal amazing artwork/images and get away with it. Will see how this works out.

    Site still being developed and improved everyday. There will be a series of features that will be implement that should skyrocket the traffic to stable 10k a day within the next 2-3 weeks.
     

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  2. TheMoneyWizard

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    Good Luck with this Journey! :D
     
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  3. DJVPRI

    DJVPRI Registered Member

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    nice man, more description will be interesting.
     
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    Sounds nice :)
     
  5. BookBrainer

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    I'd be interested in checking the site out, care to share a link?
     
  6. jdstudio

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    Main feature will be implemented within today:
    Artists suggests music on their artwork page. Thus each artwork page can have music embedded. Music will be from youtube. This should lift the "power" of their artwork. And more pleasant to browse around the site.
     
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    Keep us updated!!! Good luck! :)
     
  8. jdstudio

    jdstudio BANNED BANNED

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    updated with more info
     
  9. T2tkid

    T2tkid Elite Member

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    This sound like a good plan, but won't it be good if you add other source of income?
     
  10. jdstudio

    jdstudio BANNED BANNED

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    yea there will be multiple source of income just for example:

    job board (employers/companies pay to post jobs on the site)
    premium membership
    marketplace to buy/sell art.

    Right now I am focusing on creating an awesome site with growing members and uploads.
    Everything else will fall nicely once I have a large member base and traffic.
     
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    Day 4:
    Uploads: 1083
    Artists: 717

    I am using twitter manually for the first time, instead of facebook auto posting to twitter and the results is good so far. Will focus more on building the twitter follower base.
     
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    Good Luck with this Journey
     
  15. yogi31286

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    best of luck with your journey.

    PS: Follow adsense rules and be careful with UGC to make steady income from adsense.
     
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    Ok Waiting For Your Updates..
     
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  20. nikomesh

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    my adsense only has a ctr of 1%, is that considered low or what?