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Down to $1 RPM from Youtube/Adsense - Time to monetize another way?

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by ugleeee, Nov 26, 2015.

  1. ugleeee

    ugleeee Newbie

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    I've always enjoyed fairly good RPM with Youtube monetization via adsense, but over the course of the past couple years my RPM has been slowly declining. November used to be a great month, with RPMs breaking $4 regularly. In 2011 (the good old days) I had days in December where I got $9 RPM with 100k views/day monetized with adsense. In 2012 they opened the floodgates and allowed everyone and their mother to become a partner and for me RPM has been decreasing ever since.

    Anyway, I'm still getting over 20k views/day but at $1 RPM or less per day it just doesn't seem worth it. My traffic mostly comes from several videos on the same subject (Science and Technology but with a little sex appeal) and the views are 95% men who are likely horny.

    Should I abandon adsense in favor of an adult affiliate offer or CPA network?
     
  2. therealgamer420

    therealgamer420 Junior Member

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    Why not put an affiliate link on the description?
     
  3. HoneyHelper

    HoneyHelper Supreme Member

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    try experimenting with one or two video; see which one has better $$! :)
     
  4. ugleeee

    ugleeee Newbie

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    I'll have to do research, I haven't done affiliate stuff in years and I'm not sure what's working for adult-related content nowadays. Also, is Youtube still removing videos due to affiliate links in the description? I had a few videos removed back in 2011 for violating their policy on spam and deceptive content, etc because I had affiliate links in the description.
     
  5. conglica

    conglica Regular Member

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    my rpm on adsense is between 2 and 10 euros, so i think that there is a problem with the way you optimize your videos, or it is just that you got some audience from third grade countries
     
  6. ugleeee

    ugleeee Newbie

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    Like I said, the RPM for the very same videos on the very same channel in 2011 averaged $4 and on some days was $9. It's the same exact videos but now the RPM is less. I've always had the same traffic from the same countries consistently, and yes, I do have foreign traffic, but I always have. Incidentally, there is little you can do to optimize your videos that will affect your RPM greatly either way.

    Also, how many views do you get per day with that 2 to 10 Euro RPM?