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Making $100/month, how to better monetize my site

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by dragonlube, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. dragonlube

    dragonlube Regular Member

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    Sup everyone,

    I've got a site that has been growing rapidly and steadily now for a few months, its getting about 15k uniques / month, I've added adsense a couple months ago and its been generating a little over $100/month.

    CTR 0.60% , I know its bad, not sure why, Got a big block under the title and another skyscraper on the right side.

    CPC $0.85

    I've been thinking about replacing the skyscraper ad with a CPA offer, now I remember reading a long time ago that google doesnt like seeing affiliate links, do I need to cloak it? if so, whats the best way to do this?

    Thanks,

    Any input on my current adsense CTR is also appreciated
     
  2. carter7984

    carter7984 Junior Member

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    While I am in now way an adsense expert, I will try to help you out as much as I can...

    What are you using for your site? Static HTML? Wordpress?

    In my experience, I get very little clicks on skyscraper ads.

    If you are using wordpress, look for another theme. There are a lot of Adsense optimized wordpress themes out there that could possibly boost your earnings.

    There are a lot of factors that contribute to getting a higher CTR and more money. You may have to play with your design a little bit to try to boost your CTR>
     
  3. Moogle!

    Moogle! Regular Member

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    Wow 0.8 CTR? That is extremely low!!

    My CTR is always hovering between 5-7% and I only use 1 ad, 320x240 below the title.

    Something is wrong with your design, I suggest you hire a designer from DP and tell him to redesign the page to make the ads more visible or.. I can do it for you for a small fee. :D
     
  4. Furyx2

    Furyx2 Newbie

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    You should post your site here so we can examine it.
     
  5. dragonlube

    dragonlube Regular Member

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    ...thanks, but no thanks. I love BHW forum but thats not a smart move on anyones part lol
     
  6. DamageX

    DamageX Elite Member

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    You should definitely be able to increase that CTR fairly easily. If you want you can PM me the site and I'll take a look.