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How to monetize adult image hosting website, having trouble

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by ecko111, Dec 4, 2013.

  1. ecko111

    ecko111 Newbie

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    Hi,

    I have a small adult only image hosting site with roughly 30k-50k unique Visitors a day. 70% US traffic; UK, Canada, Australia, Germany 5% each, and 10% others. But im struggling to find a good way to make money. At first I tried exoclick banners, they got around 1% CTR, mostly US clicks, but for 40 clicks of 2300 impressions they paid around 0.03 Euros total, and for many of the US clicks no earnings at all.

    After that I tried Plugrush banner widgets, which paid a lot better per click then exoclick but banner ads alone don't make a lot.
    So I replaced the banner ads with Plugrush Popunders, but the stats page seems really off with those. Based on Google Analytics I got 180 pageviews during a sample hour, but in the same hour Plugrush adzone statistics show only 9 "Popped Windows". This seems really low, even accounting for adblock and popup blockers.
    Another strange thing with plugrush is that the "pageviews" in the adzone statistics always are 0, even when there are clicks and popups listed.

    It's an image hosting site, so most visitors come to a single page that has a image in the middle and no other content, expect the header and footer. I made the image smaller and added a big caption "the image was resized to fit your screen, click the image to see it in full size" so more people would click, but that didn't seem to help.

    Nearly all of my Visitors come from tumblr, facebook, blogs and twitter.

    Could somebody suggest a better way to monetize such a site, I don't want to invest so much time in growing it until I know it could be worthwhile?
    And is it normal that the Plugrush adzone statistics always say 0 pageviews, even when it lists clicks right next to it?

    I'd be really thankful for any tips.
     
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  2. zayan

    zayan Newbie

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    Adult ad networks pay penny cents, while adsense pays $0.50+ per click. My personal suggestion is, make a adsense supported site. if your small site gets even few clicks, your earning will be greater than your big adult site.
     
  3. bianconeri10

    bianconeri10 Registered Member

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    I also have adult sites but no ad at the moment. Looking forward for some answers here
     
  4. Leaver

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    You're in the adult niche, you should know adult converts like shit. Adult has been dead for years, just visit GFY.com and read some threads.

    You need millions and millions of hits to just make small change. You're best bet would be to create non-adult adsense websites.
     
  5. ba_laz

    ba_laz Power Member

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    You should be making $50-$90/day with that numbers,sending you a pm
     
  6. ipkconsulting

    ipkconsulting Newbie

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    i can help you, can we discuss?
     
  7. samsonius

    samsonius Newbie

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    So anyone of you know high paying adsense alternatives that tolerates adult stuff? I have tried chitika but guess what.. with steady traffic and enough visitors within 6 months I only got about 1 Dollar -,-
    Thanks in advance, sam
     
  8. black101

    black101 Supreme Member

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    dont go for plugrush or juicyads, they pay pennies

    you need to try a couple of stuff, if you get one lead on a pps offer that pays $100+, you still going to be better than now
     
  9. MillionDollarBucks

    MillionDollarBucks Junior Member

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    Hi,
    Add summery of images,include source links(with no follow tags).
     
  10. MaximumAchievement

    MaximumAchievement Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Hi,

    Image locker ma be a good way.
     
  11. asianams

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    ecko, you don't seem like the type who gives up so I assume this worked out for you?

    what are your results so far?
     
  12. surfville

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    for a 30K Uv site.. I would advice you to sell your ads personally and don't use adcompanies.. You could make more money that way than using others platform
     
  13. HookUPcom2

    HookUPcom2 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    You've got to push this type of traffic to Adult Dating or Webcams... The surfer is already on there looking at free porn. Trying to sell them more porn is a really tuff sell. They know free porn is everywhere.