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I fail at Adsense, what are alternative ways of monetization ?

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by Tony280, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. Tony280

    Tony280 Newbie

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    I have more than 15k views on youtube.
    I was hoping for about 2-3 $ per 1k of views, but adsense only registered 2,2k views with
    exactly 3 clicks with a CPC of 2 Cents.
    Advice on what i might be doing wrong, would be appreciated.
    Those are completely real youtubevisiters. Not any kind of fake/paid traffic.

    Right now i´m wondering, how i can monetize the description area. Escpecially considering the fact,
    that my traffic is not English and mostly music interested. Probably lots of teens.
     
  2. Stevenlarsen

    Stevenlarsen Regular Member

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    I think your viewer come from some poor country
     
  3. Tony280

    Tony280 Newbie

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    Very unlikely, since the language of my video is only rarely,if at all ,spoken in poor countries.
     
  4. PrinceVisi

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    You said the reasons yourself:

    1. Not English Traffic;

    2. Music.

    Try to get 1000s of legitimate views on weight loss, hosting, health, etc... and you will see where the money is!

    Good Luck!
     
  5. decent11

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    Unfortunately, adsense doesn't pay well for some traffic. A lot of advertising companies also do not pay well for certain traffic coming from certain countries. 15k views is also not that many, especially for youtube (sorry to burst you're bubble). I've got 15.3m hits on my articles and in almost all cases the hits coming from North America pay 10 times more then hits, coming from South America for instance. I see it often in my statistics.

    In the article business, I've found its about quality an quantity. The more you have the more you make! I think this same principle can be used for youtube as well. You need more video's, if you want to make more money. You also should have, "what is called a Money Site" that you're all you're videos point too.

    The best way to monetize the description in my opinion is to have a link to you're money site, with something relative to the video. Say the videos is about sports for instance, the link on the video description, should go to a sports related page on you're money site. Which also has adsense, ads etc, or is selling something to do with sports or said product. You can also place links and description within the video and also as an overlay on top of it. (colorful, clickable box).
     
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    esi0411 Registered Member

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    As I know, You can not monetize the description area of YT, if u have partnership Adsense for ur YT video

    CMIIW


     
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    Can you be more specific with what your niche is? Then maybe people can give suggestions of things that can be promoted on the videos instead of trying to use adsense and making pennies.
     
  9. Tony280

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    so youtube analytics finally updated.
    apparently out of my 16k views, 7 were monetized, with a 6,85$ CPM

    Would that give me a better coverage for my videos? (i.e. more monetized views)
    It´s really just entertainment with music as a topic. I do it mostly because its fun and it wouldnt work, if i suddenly started talking about hosting or health or whatever else promotes well.


    p.s.
    The language is German btw.




    I´m trying to monetize something, thats fun for me to do anyway and wont take too much time. So Moneysites,squeezepages etc. are a bit to deep for that specific activity.
    I wasnt bragging about my 15k views, btw. I just wanted to make it clear, that i do have a certain sample size already.

    My bubble DID burst, when i realized the huge discrepancy between views and monetized views,though. :(
     
  10. psychosimo

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    since it's music related , and since it's a downloadable content , have you tried to use PPD ??
     
  11. Tony280

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    Well, now i wanna find out more about networks.

    I am not sure, people would download that. I´m not actually singing or anything like that. :)
     
  12. psychosimo

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    well take a look at cleanfiles :) it's a good network , and the owner of the network is a member here !! his name is HeloHelloSharp i guess , there is a thread here if you want to join his network and get approved instantly
     
  13. AlexGeorge

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    I'd keep trying with Adsense, once you get it you'll start earning a lot. You could try CPA by leading the user back to a landing page and have a CPA offer on there. Make sure your traffic is coming from the US or UK and try and get it as targeted as possible.
     
  14. Tony280

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    Thanks for the replies.
    I still need to know more about networks.
    Would they give me a better ratio of monetized to unmonetized views?