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Is teenage traffic worth anything?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by silvertroll, Apr 28, 2010.

  1. silvertroll

    silvertroll Registered Member

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    Hi guys, I was just curious about a small question. Is teenage traffic (you know, 13-17 years old) worth anything?

    I mean its not like they have a credit card to spend money. Any ideas?
     
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  3. welshman

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    I've found any traffic is worth something, it just depends on the niche. That age group would be the right demographics to target free stuff to. Things like free downloads, game trials, etc.
     
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    Oh you'd be surprised at how many of them do have credit cards and/or money to spend. Plus <gross generalization alert> they are young and foolish and can't wait to spend those mad benjamins they be makin' yo yo yo know what i'm sayin'....
     
  5. Rockin

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    13-17 year olds do have access to credit cards (the upper section of that age bracket anyways). Most of them are willing to spend money on real stupid stuff too because it is not their money.
     
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    If you see they aren't spending any money then you can always direct them to PPI such as Harro's LoudMo.com
     
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    I think that's the perfect age group for doing download paying scheme, entering survey schemes and the like.

    Phil
     
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    ACNE PRODUCTS....Helllooooo! Use paypal cause I bet they have an email addy. BTW kids are sometimes given CC's by their parents that they can use.

    Basically they buy consumer crap. If you don't sell to the traffic you can make a small fortune selling ads on your well traffic'd site.
     
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  9. silvertroll

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    Thanks for your great replies :)

    yeah, I didn't look at it from this perspective.
     
  10. boffmaster

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    This is just my experience and what I've noticed.

    The younger they are the more they click on ads.
    Teens click on adsense related ads more than any other age group.
    Younger children go for the worst ads ever (blinking, flashing, moving)

    Anyway that's what I find on my sites. My teen oriented site has 15-25% CTR on adsense.
     
  11. silvertroll

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    Ok, I had not idea it's working this way.

    I appreciate the useful information (even surprising, to say the least). :)
     
  12. ebostrom

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    Probably a good age group for that stupid cell phone offer thing.
     
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    Yeah, cell phone offers for sure every kid has them, most would at age 13 if not earlier in this day and age..
     
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    here in the UK you get your first direct debit card at 12 allowing you to shop on-line. Any of the big affiliates like Amazon/ebay are nice and easy but I think ring tones are the best for the younger lot.
     
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    I disagree, most don't bother signing up for those, they've been overmarketed. Maybe 5-6 years ago, in jamster's heydays..
     
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