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How to monetize a humor site w/ monthly 170,000 unique visits and 1.4 million page views ?

Discussion in 'Pay Per View' started by orelywor, Jun 10, 2013.

  1. orelywor

    orelywor Newbie

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    Hey guys,

    I am currently working on a humor image site that is getting about 250,000 visitors (170,000 UVs) and 1,400,000 page views per month.

    I have currently AdSense on my site but I think there are better ways then AdSense to monetize my site, since AdSense does'nt work that well since most of my visitors are pretty young (20-30 yrs old) people who seem to avoid clicking on AdSense ads.

    I would really like to get some advice on how to monetize my site, I plan to put CPM banner ads and/or popunder ads on my site, but have now idea which CPM network will work best for my site since I am new to CPM advertising. I have done some research and read a lot about eDomz, infinityads, popads, ValueClickMedia, etc..

    Do you think I will be able to get into a premium CPM network like Casale Media, Tribal Fusion or Burst Media ?

    Or should I give amazon, clickbank or CPA ads a try, what would you recommend ?

    What can I expect to earn with CPM banner ads and popunders, everywhere I looked the CPM rate varied drastically from 0.10 - 4.00 usdollar :/

    Here is a AWstats screenshot showing the traffic and countries for you to better estimate CPM rates I might be able to get.

    View attachment 31950


    Any advice is highly appreciated !

    Best regards !
     
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  2. orelywor

    orelywor Newbie

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    Come on guys, any advice is highly appreciated ;)
     
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    sashablack Elite Member

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    I can pay you $50 a month for a banner placement of my site?

    pm me if you are interested :)
     
  4. faibol

    faibol Power Member

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    wow... 170,000 unique visitors a day? that's awesome!
    did you try to use adwords or you are just assuming that it won't work?

     
  5. LarryPage

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    what is your adsense CTR?
    It should work with so many pageviews?
    Did you try to optimize the ads from your adsense account?
     
  6. Reyone

    Reyone Elite Member

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    buysellads.
     
  7. live1

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    says a month ... 170 000 *30 = 5.1m pageviews, so 1.400.000 a month wouldnt add up ;)
     
  8. faibol

    faibol Power Member

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    you are correct, but that's what is stated above... but still, 1.400.000 a month is a huge number...
    (well i read that wrong, so nevermind... :p)
     
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  9. orelywor

    orelywor Newbie

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    The site traffic stats are :

    170,000 unique visitors / month

    250,000 overall visitors / month

    5,5 page-views per visitor on average

    1,400,000 page-views / month

    And the traffic is coming mainly from US and UK, but see this image for more details : picload dott org/view/awrrido/ads.png dott html ( replace "dott" with "." )

    I might be interested in selling ad space, although I think CPM offers could bring some good cash as well, any CPM experts over here who could recommend a good network ?

    Best regards !
     
  10. Delirium951

    Delirium951 Newbie

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    Wow, that is really nice. I reccomend you do something with CPA offers. Like find an e-mail submit for something like WIN AN iPHONE or some thing like that, and post baner like, you are giveing away an iPhone. Try with something like that, test it.
     
  11. boomboomer

    boomboomer Executive VIP

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    You do know the difference between unique visitors & page views, don't you?
     
  12. thekingmaker

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    You can try pop ups, pop unders, mobile redirects and if you want split test with some adult ad sites such as juicy ads.And if the majority of your traffic is from a single country, you could test out some cpa offers according to the demographics of the visitors
     
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    I might be interested in buying some banner space at $50 a month as well, let me know if you decide to go that route
     
  15. sannu3250

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    how much you earn with adsense alone with that traffic per month ? what is your ctr ? what is your ecpm ? what else you use to earn ? with this stats we can suggest some more best networks or other alternative .. if you need any help pm me .. even i have a website with a traffic of 70k per day on my website ..
     
  16. sheigah

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    You can try adding a "MyLikes" widget to your site. I think the content is definitely more suitable for your site than adsense. They pay about $0.02+ per click and some bonuses if you hit a cetain amount of engagement on their site.

    -Hope this helps.
     
  17. Epic fail

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    Try using keyword tools and see what hits the most!
     
  18. nerccissboy

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    go for tribnal fussion ad network
     
  19. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    A lot of useless advice as usual in this thread.

    @ OP - what CPMs are you getting at the moment with Adsense? Adsense usually beats CPM in the humour niche (I own a large site in the niche in the UK)
     
  20. TheRealRazzy

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    Why are people recommending adwords?

    He already has the traffic, am I missing something?


    At OP. I've noticed that some humor niche sites will also offer an affiliate link to funny tshirt websites to make some extra cash. If you do pick this idea be sure to check out a lot of the websites and do your due diligence.