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Low CPM From Ads What Am I Doing Wrong

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by erinvictoria, Aug 4, 2015.

  1. erinvictoria

    erinvictoria Newbie

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    Hi,

    I'm trying to monetize a website/blog and implemented 5 ad blocks on to my site and also bought some traffic from a person on Fiverr. I don't have the luxury of hiring an SEO consultant and going the white hat route. As I'm typing this I realize how noob my "plan" sounds, but I'm a single mom with a baby, was just laid off and need some passive income while I hustle for a new job and a way to pay the bills. Please be kind.

    I have ads from Axill and Adsense on my site, but the CPM is ridiculously low, (140k impressions and I earned $1.32). I thought average was around $1-$2? I tested out the traffic provider from Fiverr for a week and this is what my stats look like according to Google Analytics:

    7 days - 135,000 visitors
    Average Time on Site - 1 minute
    Country Stats: US - 25%, Russia - 8%, France - 7%
    Average Page Views: 2.35 pages per session
    Bounce Rate - 30%

    The site is new so this was the only traffic source. I want to assume it's because the traffic is not originating in the US, UK or Canada but wanted some feedback from this forum. Does the CPM increase as time goes on (blog was just launched two weeks ago) Any assistance or help on this would be appreciated. I'm not looking for an easy handout. I've read so many articles on this topic and I'm more than happy to do additional research. If you could point me in the right direction as to articles or other blogs that discuss this that'd be great. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. seodaddy

    seodaddy Registered Member

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    Look like you are getting Fake traffic. try to find the source of the traffic.

    1) For this open your analytic account.
    2) Click on Acquisition(Left hand side)
    3) Click on All traffic
    4) Click on source/medium

    Now you can see the exact source of traffic. If it looks like fishy then your traffic is fake.

    Let me share my analytic screenshot.

    screenshot-www google com 2015-08-04 11-57-13.png
     
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  3. erinvictoria

    erinvictoria Newbie

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    Hi seodaddy. What is considered "fake" traffic. Do you mean bots? I just checked the traffic source and the top 3 breakdown is:

    Facebook/referral - 42%
    Twitter/referral - 27%
    plus.google/referral - 18%
     
  4. HoneyHelper

    HoneyHelper Supreme Member

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    That's definable fake traffic! No one can give away quality visitors in 5$. If you dont have enough money, why don't you promote your site on facebook, youtube and other social media website. The traffic quantity will be low, but at least you will get real visitors !
     
  5. misteryou.

    misteryou. Power Member

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    you can forget your adsense account now :/