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My Journey to $50 with a Quiz Site

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by jamesdarby108, Aug 7, 2019.

  1. Shopllc

    Shopllc Regular Member

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    It means invalid clicks and suspicious impressions, like too many impressions coming from one user. I hope it's safe with our quizzes though.

    I wonder how the publisher is supposed to get out of a ban like this? How can he prove to Adsense his traffic is valid?

    Btw, there's a plugin that is supposed to prevent accidental clicks, haven't tried it though.

    Anyway, I'll be testing my set up with and without this ad.
     
  2. Gianniscy

    Gianniscy Junior Member

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    Nice! Good job!
     
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    Stywn.romi Junior Member

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    Wait your update
     
  4. Shopllc

    Shopllc Regular Member

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    Thank you for the info! I see some huge sites with Adsense ads, are they served by other networks? Do these sites still have to comply with all Adsense policies even if their ads are served by a middleman?

    Btw, speaking of Adsense policies, what is your opinion on adding a third ad above the next button on question pages and the continue button (on congrats/wrong answer pages) in Quize? Is it dangerous indeed?

    Also, some sources say there shouldn't be an ad above the fold on mobile devices and that we can get banned for such an ad, but that's what the default layout is supposed to look in the plugin for mobile devices if we fill both ad slots. Is the mobile layout safe with two ads? Or should I add some text above the first ad to push it below the fold?

    And another question, I often see ads on the bottom of the screen that follow the user, these ads have Adsense banners on them, they are supposed to be banned by Adsense, but all these sites somehow get away with it. Is it because Adsense makes exceptions for bigger sites?

    Thank you very much, you are always very helpful, and your plugin is great!
     
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    When you hover over the ad and see googleads.com in the status bar it doesn't always mean that the ad is coming from AdSense. Most probably the ad is going through DFP tag which always looks like googleads.com as it's a tool from Google. It could be ad from 'BHW Media'.

    If you comply with IAB rules, then you should be fine.

    The specific plugin that OP uses has all the necessary widgets for the ads, and all the extra ads placed outside of the widgets are not recommended. The widgets for the ads were placed there on purpose and define the best possible placements for monetization, I, personally, wouldn't be risking with additional placements.

    I do not know about such rule. There are so many sources that have very little idea about ads.

    It's called Anchor ads, AdSense and other ad networks serve them.
    You can read more about them here: https://support.google.com/adsense/answer/7478040?hl=en
     
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    Very powerful experience bro, congratulations !
    i have some questions

    i run a quiz website and using ads to drive traffic, after following your journey i decide to do some IG shoutout
    my qsts are :
    - how to analyse the IG profile before you decide to go with it?
    - what wesite you use to analyse this account?
     
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  7. Wafle

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    Congratz!

    As I mentioned, you should follow these steps right now to scale this!

    DM influencer that make you a sponzoring post and tell him, that you got 5000 visitors from his account and you make awesome 73 dollars completly. Try to be nice with him and tell him, that you want to continue in your collaboration. But you like to pay per 1000 visitors. Offer him 5-7 dollars per 1000 visitors, give him access to your analytics, give him his specific UTM parameter and ask him to post your quizzes daily. You could pay him every week.

    If you get his trust, you can replicate this process with new influencers over and over. Then you could focus on content on your site, because you will have an army of influencers, which will drive you a traffic on a daily basis. Trust me, it works.. I am making my living with this over 3 years now.
     
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  8. Shopllc

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    Wow thank you so much for such a geat and detailed reply!

    I've found that Adsense has already cancelled their "no ads above the fold on mobile" policy, phew!
    https://adsense.googleblog.com/2017/05/may2017-policy-update.html?m=1

    I've removed the additional placement, the CTR still looks good without it, so I guess it's not worth the risk.

    What's your opinion on using Anchor Ads with quize? Would it irritate the visitors? My theme has a slot for ads like this. I've turned it off for now. And List25 has two sticky slots, one below the content and one above! :D

    Thanks again, you are always so helpful!


    Thank you for this info! It's a great strategy! How do you find accounts for shoutouts and how do you determine which accounts have real followers and which ones have bots?
    For example, I've found a few IG accounts in one of my niches with around 75K followers, 7K likes under each image and only 10-15 comments under each image. I guess these followers and likes are fake?
    Thank you!
     
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    I wouldn’t give the influencer/page such information, otherwise they might end up wanting to dump you and make a blog with Adsense themselves. I know it takes work but you never know. I would keep paying a fixed price.
     
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    https://www.tanke.fr/en/instagram-engagement-rate-calculator-2/ is what I use.
    I basically just check I'm paying a good amount for the average likes they get. Making sure I get a profit.

    I remember your comment before and I really love this idea and I 100% want to do this in the future. I'll think about doing it going into the new year.

    Read through all my posts. Yes.
     
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    Best of luck OP.
     
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    Great thread share. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Going off of what @Wafle said, you don’t need to give them access to your Google Analytic dashboard. Using Google Data Studio, you should be able to create them a custom publisher dashboard filtered directly to their UTM so they only see data for the traffic they are sending.

    In addition, you could use something like rebrand.ly so they have links like influencers.yourdomain.com/accountName or publishers.yourdomain.com/accountName
     
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    Awesome share.
     
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    Great thread, I'm going to try this way myself, for me it will be a html and php page with adsense ads, super optimized and adapted for mobile devices. I will follow you ,good luck!
     
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    Great thread
     
  17. jamesdarby108

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    Thank you!

    This is a great idea, I was actually looking for something like data studio so it's a perfect fit. Thanks.

    Glad you liked it.

    Unless I missed the point, isn't this what all website pages are?

    Thanks!
     
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    I menat that I won't use Wordpress and the same well-worn themes. The website will be entirely written by the programmer
     
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    Ah, nice. Good luck!
     
  20. Hahn

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    Bro, please how do you find good influencers from top tier countries on Instagram. I am personally totally ignorant of how Instagram works and I'd really appreciate some tips.