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Help - Making Money Using Ads

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by tplague, Jan 2, 2015.

  1. tplague

    tplague Newbie

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    I just learned about the ability to make money using ads. I was wondering if anyone would be able to point me in the right direction, preferably using Facebook or a website like that because I don't know how to start one myself. Also how to collect money and what ad services to use, basically just the basic stuff. Thank you.
     
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    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Well, there are quite a few ways you can make money using ads. One way is to place ads on your own website using an ad network such as Google Adsense or Chitika. These ads are often CPC (cost-per-click) and CPM (cost-per-mille) ads which pay you a varying amount of money (how much you are paid depends on a variety of factors) every time a user clicks or views your ads respectively.

    Another option is to make money with PPC (pay-per-click) advertising using Google Adwords, Bing Ads, and 7Search (although you cannot make money through arbitrage using Adsense and Adwords). Many people here will often create PPC campaigns to drive traffic to a landing page for a product (their own or an affiliate product). Since you're interested in Facebook, you could also try using Facebook's advertising platform.

    There are many threads on this subject throughout this forum, so I recommend that you use the search function available on Black Hat World or search Black Hat World using Google with the following search modifier:

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    site:blackhatworld.com
     
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  3. WizGizmo

    WizGizmo Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Thank you, Zwielicht for helping that member with a thoughtful, informative post.

    Kudos to you, my friend! :)

    "Wiz"
     
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  4. WhiteHatTryHard

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    Forget about it. You need incredible amounts of visitiors and pageviews to make a living from ads alone.

    My ad-revenue has gone down 20% this year due to adblock alone.

    Maybe one day adsense will "block" the adblockers and it will be viable again.

    If you still want to do it:
    - You will need at LEAST 30k pageviews per day to even attempt to make a living
    - You will need to keep that up
    - You best bet is probably running a forum, since it allows you to kind of outsource content creatinon.
     
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  5. tplague

    tplague Newbie

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    Thanks for the timely reply, I appreciate it! I'll start researching more on the matter! Once again, Thanks!
     
  6. tplague

    tplague Newbie

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    Sorry to hear about that, it seems AdBlock is hurting a lot of people. I'm not really needing to make a living just hoping for a little extra cash on the side. I'll look into the forums though for sure, thank you!
     
  7. WhiteHatTryHard

    WhiteHatTryHard Registered Member

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    To be honest I'm using it myself.
    Google needs to come up with a way to puniSh adblockers. However, that will be quite hard.

    It did force me to restructure my site into a subscription based system.

    For now that seems to be the future: More subscriptions, less free stuff. The really huge sites that outsource content creation (aka reddit, forums ect) are an exception there.

    Also with the US economy going down the drain sooner or later, you can expect even less revenue from ads.
     
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    You could either try Google Adwords or even Bing. Google has a lot more traffic, but it is much more costly. Bing you can find the same keywords costing you a fraction of the price. You just need to be careful about the ads because even though you might get a lot of clicks you are not necessarily guaranteed to make sales.