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[METHOD] Make $20-$50 Per Day With AdSense and Quizzes

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by se900se, Feb 20, 2019.

  1. se900se

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    Introduction: Quizzes are becoming more and more popular these days and is used by different companies and not only for entertaining but also to collect information and/or to create viral content. It is not a secret that quizzes work really well for traffic monetization which is one of the reasons why many publishers (site owners) use them on their sites or even create quiz-only sites.

    I mentioned AdSense in the topic as this is the most popular ad network in the world, however, this method can work with any other network, and it would work even better if you have other networks than AdSense or have multiple ad networks in addition to AdSense.

    Description: Traffic performance and user behavior are important things that define your ad profit and monetization. We are going to use a quiz to get the most from user visits in order to squeeze maximum monetization from the ads on the site. The more pageviews and ad impressions traffic is going to generate - the more money you will make, it can be $20 per day or $2,000 per day, it's all in your hands.

    By making users browse a lot of pages where each page has multiple ad units we generate paid ad impressions and clicks with every page that user go through. 10 questions = 10+ pages per visit.

    What you need:
    - WordPress (or other CMS)
    - Any Quiz Plugin (preferably the one that allows ads in it)
    - AdSense (and/or other AdNetworks account)
    - Traffic

    Process/How it works:
    - Set up the quiz with multiple questions (10+)
    - Set up ad units around the quiz content area
    - Traffic browsing through the quiz will browse more pages than on the article and generate paid ad impressions and clicks bringing you revenue

    Content:
    The content is the key. If your quizzes have no value to users - they will not engage, therefore you need to spend time on choosing the right niche that can fit for your audience. If you can't hire a professional writer - don't get upset, you can create quizzes yourself using Wikipedia, it's not too hard, just requires time. I suggest not to copy from other sites as you may have copyright issues as well as get issues with AdSense for duplicating content.

    How to make quizzes using Wiki:

    On this example I am going to talk about an auto quiz, however, it can be applied to any other niche.
    We are going to make a quiz about Peugeot auto brand and its models. The wiki has all the info, including names, dates, pictures and everything else you may need in order to create an engaging quiz.

    Each question comes with multiple choice answers where one is correct, and others are wrong.

    You can have questions like:
    - What is the name of Peugeot founder?
    - How many models did Peugeot have before World War?
    - What is the name of the first Peugeot model?
    - What model is this? (picture of the model taken from Wikipedia)
    - What year was model X built?
    - What award did Peugeot receive in 2017?
    - What model won a rally in 2017?
    - What model drove on Le Mans?
    - What else Peugeot manufactures?
    - What's the name of this concept?

    How To Get Traffic: It is not that hard to get traffic on quizzes, as people already like them. When you create a quiz you can go to Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, Pinterest and simply share links to your quizzes. The key here is to post your link to a relevant group, so if your making quiz about Peugeot post it in the Peugeot related group or an auto-fan group, French cars groups etc.

    Posting to fan groups is one of the easiest ways to drive traffic, some of my posts brought me over 1000 visits per post.

    If you already an active member of specific groups you can create content aimed for that specific group. E.g. you're active in 'Coyote Peterson' fan group > create content about Brave Wilderness episodes. This is one of the easiest ways, I found that movies and tv shows work really well.

    Monetization: Just by having ads on the site you will already make money. It is better to have ad networks that pay you on CPM, not just for clicks, however, you will still get more clicks as users browse more pages and spend more time on the site. To maximize your revenue you can run multiple ad networks and have an ad server or for a more simple setup you can use Passbacks > you can read about it here (scroll to 'How do I run a dozen networks on the site")

    Tips:

    - Don't make a quiz too easy or too hard, it should be possible to pass. If you can engage the visitor to continue to another quiz then you can create even more pageviews and generate even more revenue.

    - For SEO purposes make sure that the quiz plugin that you are using makes internal pages of the quiz (questions) not indexed, as this might be a considered as thin content.

    - If you building a quiz-only website - make sure you got very long descriptions and welcome pages.

    - If your plugin does not come with the ad widgets - make sure that your theme supports ads within the quiz
     
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    This is a traffic arbitrage model, but with a quiz content. You can use quizzes within your article site or have just quizzes.
     
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    Purely without content will not get your adsense account banned?
     
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    Another way to squeeze some additional money from end-users is to monetize with sweeps offers if they "pass" the quiz.
     
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    great share remind me of a cours on udemy
    could u please share a sample (quiz website)
     
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    Can a website have multiple niche quizzes ?
    How much traffic do you need to make 20$ ?
     
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    Your quizzes work as content. If that's only quiz website I suggest using long descriptions on the welcome pages/beginning of the quiz.
    You can simply write there a 500-word article about the quiz topic with a start button at the bottom.
     
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    Yes, it can have multiple niches, it is better to have a variety of different quizzes.

    A lot depends on what ad networks you work with, how many questions quizzes have and average pageviews.
    On very simple setup about 1k users bring $20+, but again, you can have $50-$100 with the same 1k people if you have multiple ad networks fighting for each ad impression.
     
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    I guess this is the time to throw some questions sempai:

    I already have adsense and pushing 100k plus per month, I am going to start with the quizes (excellent tip about the source of the quizzes) should I increase the CPM with pop unders? if you would recommend a single network to monetize beside adsense to maximize this technique what ad network would that be? thanks
     
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    Aggressive ads will bring more revenue, therefore anything not display, however, aggressive ads may slow down the site load and greatly affect user experience. What I noticed, on quizzes with aggressive ads I get more money, but there's always someone to complain in the comments of your share, which can affect the amount of clicks to the post.

    But....you can always have few accounts to leave positive comments yourself or buy this service from smm panels.
    Though, the best if you own a group yourself, or know someone, or can pay a few $ for the post to be up and not deleted.
     
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    ok, but what specific ad network will you use besides adsense to monetize via CPM?
     
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    I shared a link to a Top 100 AdSense alternatives.
    You can literally apply for every network there and use it on the site.
    You can use video ads - Teads pays $5 CPM, but you can also use native ad networks like Content.Ad etc.
     
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    I forgot to add to the main post:

    To share your links and avoid getting banned and/or domain flagged you can use this method. Redirecting one domain to your main domain, or creating even a subdomain (on another domain) and redirecting it to the quiz URL.
     
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    Is there any quiz web template that I can download and modify? glad to know if there is,
     
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    I would recomment to buy this plug in in the marketplace


    Very useful, I have been testing several solutions, the easiest nicest by far.
     
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    great share, thanks for this!

    I recently added two websites to adsense, however, I found the ads automatically inserted in the middle of my post articles, it is annoying,

    Anyone know how to delete those ads in the articles and how to control the ads where I would like them to appear?

    Thanks in advance :)
     
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    Thank you sir, but where what marketplace? any links?
     
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    What CMS are you using?
    AdSense does not insert tags automatically, therefore you might have put the tag in some widget that displays them in the mid-page.

    In order to control where they appear you can hardcode them or use ad widgets in your theme or wp widgets if you're on WP.
     
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    I am using wordpress, and yeah, I do use plugin to show ads where I would like them to show,
    however, the ads also show up where I did not insert the code. So, very strange!

    thanks a lot
     
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    Do you use Advance Ads plugin? They can specified which placement you want the ads to show up.