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How to make money from a manga reader website

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by duyleekun, Jul 4, 2015.

  1. duyleekun

    duyleekun Newbie

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    I'm having a manga reader website (data is scrapped from other major readers) that isn't doing any monetization right now.
    Some stats
    - More than 600,000 entries on Google right now (By doing query like site:sampledomain)
    - According to GA, I'm having more than 90,000 sessions and 700,000 pageviews
    - 80% from organic search, 20% direct traffic (no referral or social at all)

    Obviously, google rejected my website due to lacking of text and some license thing.

    What do you think is the best way to monetize this site?

    Thanks
     
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    Hey!

    I think I can recomend you a aff network that you can use !


    Pm me :)
     
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  3. Dilettante

    Dilettante Power Member

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    Hello,

    as it's a manga reader website, people can be interested in:
    - figurines of their prefered female characters (you can find them on amazon: be an affiliate of amazon)
    - artbooks, character guides of their favorite mangas (idem: amazon)
    - video game? G2A, amazon
    - ads for hentai? Don't know ...what are your mangas ? Shonen, shojo, seinen, ... ?
     
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  4. TAQIUDDIN

    TAQIUDDIN Newbie

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    i saw big website like mangahere use mgid for years. Or, try popads or propeller. 700k view a day?! Apply for buysellads.

    Dont foget to grab their social media acc or email. Make fb page or twitter. You'll need them in future. Trust me.
     
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  5. duyleekun

    duyleekun Newbie

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    I don't think I can, need more posts :)
     
  6. duyleekun

    duyleekun Newbie

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    I will check those affiliate idea and your network. Tons of thanks. And btw, the figures is in last 30 days. Not daily :(
     
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    Can you tell me what kind of web hosting you are using ?
     
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  8. TAQIUDDIN

    TAQIUDDIN Newbie

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    700k a month quite big actually. You can make tons of money with that. But, for your niche, you have to do many experiment, with many networks. To make things easy, visit those 'big boy' in your niche, mangahere, mangafox etc & study their ads.

    The social media part is a must (for me). U should consider it by now. Wish u luck buddy.
     
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    namhq89 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    You can sell ad position randomly while they are reading
     
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    TqMedia Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Hell no, at least not random ads.

    You can sell ads that related to manga like figurines etc (not anything else), how about Jlist? Some website partnered with Jlist for the ads.
     
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  11. duyleekun

    duyleekun Newbie

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    Yeah! I've been trying not to ruin the UX at my site (placing ad is quite a hug minus into this field to me). But have to earn money somehow

    I'm using dedicated hosting provided by hetzner


    Yeah, I'm thinking about that. But I want to keep my site looks nice while earning some money to run the server.



    I'm looking into Jlist. Thanks for the tip
     
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    Try G2A a lot of them are into gaming :p
     
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  13. duyleekun

    duyleekun Newbie

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    I tried MGID and it blended in to my site pretty well.
    On 2nd day, CTR was 1.2% already (3x first day). Should I bother with A/B with propeller ad or wait for the number to stabilize and be happy with it?

    Screen Shot 2015-07-11 at 10.24.11.jpg

    I'm not good with affiliate so Amazon and G2E doesn't make any money.
     
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    duomaxwell Newbie

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    I think that's currently the best solution available. I run a movie torrent site, and I've been able to monitize, not quite as well as yourself since I don't have the amount of traffic. Would you mind providing an update? There hasn't been too many mgid experiences or testimonials online.
     
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  15. duyleekun

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    Hi
    Just this month, my MGID payout was $208. They don't pay well but it's enough to run the server.
    With 3 million page views/month, I think I should make more money than this. But there isn't any network that approves manga content. And I don't use their pop under thing. Only one banner on the comic reader page
     
  16. duyleekun

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    It's been a while since my last post here and I need your help again :( Don't really have any chance to give back to the community yet so I hope this is fun for you guys :)

    A few key info:
    • Site is mangayou
    • Google "mangafox" and mine is at 3rd position
    • 500k+ index from google
    • 2.5m page views during last 30 days (fyi, last thread I made on July, I have 700k page views)
    • 40% traffic from US, 10% for Indo, 10% for Vietnam
    • 57% from returning visitors

    I'm trying to earn some real money from this. With this kind of traffic from US, I'm making less than $200 on average with mgid (millions of impression).

    Need a huge help and I can do anything to make your help counts.

    I've attached my detailed GA stats for my site

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  17. nnahlee

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    you can try some anime related affiliate networks like how nyaa does it.
     
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  18. alternatesword

    alternatesword Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Someone recommend this affiliate jbox.com/affiliates for manga site on another forum, check this as well.
     
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  19. duyleekun

    duyleekun Newbie

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    Roger that. Registered :)
     
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    Affiliate programs would suit your banners and other forms of cpc quite well actually.

    To be more specific, Amazon game code giftcards, G2A (as mentioned above) as well as viral content related to the game (think content.ad or Taboola.)

    For Banners you can use any typical eCPM network, but with your volume you could try RevenueHits due to the necessary requirement being fulfilled.

    Popups might kill your SEO, but you could try popads or adcash.
     
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