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I wish my adsense earnings didn't suck

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by jerzydawg, Apr 9, 2011.

  1. jerzydawg

    jerzydawg Supreme Member

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    I have one site averaging nearly 1K visitors a day and another one averaging close to 2K visitors a day and I get 60-80 clicks a day but my earnings for the day are anywhere from $20 to $40 dollars from Google Adsense. I'd love to try to some how improve this If possible - Any ideas?

    My ads already blend in with the page and I have one ad in the post, one on the header, and one in the sidebar so I am not sure what else I can possibly do to try to get my earnings up.
     
  2. ctrtheme

    ctrtheme Newbie

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    That's only a 2-3% pageview CTR assuming ~1.5 pageviews per visitor. That's awfully low. What size ad blocks are you using? Are you using text only or text + image ads? 2 column or 3 column layout? Are you using any link units? Are the ads well targeted or not?

    A lot of these things can impact your earnings. It's hard to say what you should do without knowing these other factors. If you can add more details, I'll be happy to give you some things to try.
     
  3. anil2006

    anil2006 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    May be your niche is in low CPC . If your site is new then wait for couple of months and CPC will increase slowly.
     
  4. jerzydawg

    jerzydawg Supreme Member

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    I think It just might be my niche but that would be my fault then.

    I am using a theme with only one sidebar (on the right).

    I have 468x60, 728x90, 250x250 on both websites.

    I am using only one link unit. I have added it a week or so ago. Yeah, the ads are showing relevant ads in regards to the niche.
     
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    wkrappen91 Power Member

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    I have a similar but worse problem..
    with around 1000 visitors and 50 clicks i get around 2.5€... that sucks.
    But there is nothing to do to improve my earnings.. tried it all-.-
     
  6. moneymachine01

    moneymachine01 Regular Member

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    Nice, I wish my adsense made that much. :-o
     
  7. chinmokuyuuki

    chinmokuyuuki Junior Member

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    Best surefire way to go about this is to ignore all the try X because Y remarks.

    Instead create channels for every ad block and rotate them. After youve gathered sufficient data on the impression/CTR and CPC of all the blocks you can compare them.
    Remove the bad blocks/setup from your rotation and try to optimize your winners. This way is time intensive however the results will be maximized profits. This is process you will have to repeat over and over again untill your satisfied.
     
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  8. babasss

    babasss Regular Member

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    oh, you stay well, i have 3-4% ctr and max 0.10 cpc - that is, i need work more on traffic. If you want get higher, in this case, just double your trafic.
     
  9. JackSparrow

    JackSparrow Supreme Member

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    You should get into the holiday market i get on average 50p(81c) per click.

    As you can see from image below i use a wordpress theme with 2 right side columns both with leaderboard adsense in, I also have a adsense text ad in the black box at the top of the content, just below the main navigation bar. (positions shown with red box)

    I'm not getting as many visitor as you (yet!), but my clickthrough rate is 10%.

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