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Best Way to Monetize over adsense

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by azurous, Feb 2, 2015.

  1. azurous

    azurous Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I have a site in a programming niche getting around 2.5-3k uniques a day, 98% organic. I've setup adsense but the CTR is pretty low at 0.3%. Any ideas on extra monetizing? I tried infolinks but they barely make anything.
     
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    I got a job trying to promote a programming site once. The CTR was as low as yours.

    I think most developers have adblock and they just don't click ads. I know I don't.
     
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    Programmers (I think i speak for them all) Know that ads are bs. Most of them we won't even click on. I always look over ads. i dont even read them.

    You should try affiliate offers when I go on a css site I see some interesting things about themes & learning things where i would click on. Because that is what I like
     
  4. azurous

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    I haven't really explored affiliate offers for monetization- any ideas/recommendations?
     
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    Have you tried some other ad placements?
     
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    I have my ad's blocked and don't even read any if there are any. Im pretty sure you're going to have to try something else, maybe an affilate program?
     
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    Any leads on an affiliate program that would work well with a programming niche?
     
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    I can't tell you what to offer but I am 100% sure that adsense and infolinks are not your answer. I'll do my standard and tell you that you need to test a variety of things out but what I would be doing in your shoes is chatting up some of the affiliate managers with whom you have a relationship and see what they have to say.

    I speak with some of mine on a regular basis just as a matter of keeping an open door relationship and I have had issues at times with the proper monetization and have had some real help from them.

    Many marketers see them as the enemy for some reason but they are really there to help you make money as they make money when you do.
     
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  9. azurous

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    Thanks. I don't have any relationships with affiliate managers at the moment. Where would be a good place to get some contacts?
     
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    Create a product for your visitors and sell it- A course, ebook, etc
    OR an affiliate offer. LOSE adsense. Even if you have to rotate in offers until one works..test test test!

    Good luck
     
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    Programmers...just brain storming as I'm typing... maybe affiliate programs related to deals on: Dedicated servers, VPS, Proxies, an up and coming IDE, computers or other physical tech products,etc.
     
  12. azurous

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    specifically, the site has code examples and tutorials to help with coding. Obviously most people are on there to get help with a specific programming problem- it may be hard to sell affiliates to them?
     
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    Did you blend the ads appearance with the theme of your website?
    If not, do it now.
    it really works.