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My Journey to $50 with a Quiz Site

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

  1. oussama160

    oussama160 Registered Member

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    really adsense hates this type of content? @se900se what do you think about it?
     
  2. jamesdarby108

    jamesdarby108 Newbie

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    Hopefully lots of ways, Facebook groups to start with.

    Website is doing fine, traffic will hopefully be sustainable.
     
  3. sdeviation

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    Good luck..
     
  4. se900se

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    I disagree.
    @Akieasendo probably just gave up too early. Quiz sites do work - that's a fact.

    AdSense is not a human, therefore it has no feelings so it cannot hate or like quizzes.
    AdSense serves ads based on certain criteria and this criteria do not care if you play quizzes or if you read about mysteries, it serves ads based on what users browse, their interests, and lots of other things. If the user was browsing specific sites that pay a lot for advertising - that user will see expensive ads, therefore the site owner will make more from serving those ads, but unfortunately, the site owner doesn't have this control.

    Why do I make so little?
    Traffic has low-cost interests, AdSense doesn't target expensive ads for that audience.
    By showing cheap ads to the low-cost interest audience the site still brings more revenue as by serving more ads you make higher revenue + you have an option to serve an ad that will trigger a click. The more pageviews user goes through the higher chances to get a click.

    How do I make more?
    You can make more by monetizing the same user with multiple ad networks.
    If you're just starting you can use AdSense + Content.ad - these are different ad networks with different types of ads (Display & Content Discovery), by having units from both ad networks on the same page you will get paid by both ad networks for the same user.

    If you have established site already, and lots of traffic, you should take the next step towards ad server and use of the options where you can set serving queue (waterfall) or do headerbidding - this will help to squeeze more revenue from your ad networks as they would compete per each ad impression.
     
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    Good luck
     
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    Best of luck...
     
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    Wow!!! great job. Best of luck.
     
  8. jamesdarby108

    jamesdarby108 Newbie

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    Thankyou!


    Update

    Will be back with a computer in a couple days so more frequent updates and quicker progress.

    Posted a quiz in another single Facebook group again and got some good results, more expected to come.

    Users: 32
    Session duration: 7m
    Bounce rate: 8%
    Page views: 1.2k
    Pages/session: 33

    I decided to test adcash quickly as I didn't need to wait for an application, it registered 800 impressions and 2 clicks but says nothing has been earned but hopefully that updates, I ended up changing it back to AdSense and made £0.16 on AdSense with 500 ad impressions which still isn't great.

    My goal when I'm back with a computer is to gain some higher consistent traffic which I can then use to apply for some better cpm networks, I also want to run a quick test forInstagram story ads both via FB ads and influencers, paying for posts of Facebook pages and also Facebook ads. If anyone has some good suggestions for cpm networks that aren't that hard to get into I'd love to hear them.

    Earnings: £0.81/$0.98
     
  9. Icey Dan

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    Great idea! I have made a lot of money doing this exact model with my Facebook page Stoner Memes. The sharing to groups method is amazing for getting organic traffic. What I did that worked great was create 10 fake FB accounts with my VPN and stored the logins in a spreadsheet. I then filled them out with fake pics and info and shared random shit on them for a week or two to make them look somewhat real. Then on each account I joined all kinds of groups related to my niche and shared the content (quizes in your case) one by one every single day. I was getting insane traffic and earning lots $. Best of luck!
     
  10. jamesdarby108

    jamesdarby108 Newbie

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    Thankyou and glad to hear it worked well for you!
     
  11. oussama160

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    your earnings are kinda of low, adsense payed me 0.92$ for 1.3k page views
     
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    Yeah sadly they are, not sure why. Im hopefully going to get into a cpm network which should improve earnings. Would be nice to fix AdSense though.
     
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    It’s all about ctr, I was trying to make a quizz site few months ago. As soon as you get clicks in adsense your earnings will rise sharply. That being said it’s still not that easy to pull off arbitrage (when you have paid traffic from facebook ads, which are getting more and more expensive). Experiment with your ads a lot try to prioritize clickability over the amount of ads per page, adsense is not a CPM network, it’s CPC and it really doesn’t pay to have to many ads on one page (I ended up runing just one per quiz page). Also I recomend you to learn html, css and javascript and do it on your own without plugins, or you can use plugins + your own code. You can do a lot of creative things this way (just don’t violate adsense terms with things such as click on scroll in javascript etc, but you can still do a lot of cool stuff). I ended up running a quiz with elementor plugin for wordpress as it’s easy to create and duplicate layout with it and it also allows you lots of flexibility as you can easily put your own code in there with html blocks. Good luck mate.
     
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    Thanks for the response, I'll focus on getting into a cpm ad network so those 2 ads a page can be put to good use. Learning html and CSS is probably a good idea too.
     
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    best of luck
     
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    So you aged 10 FB accounts for a week and the system didn't get your postings banned when you started spamming FB-groups? How long was that ago? I am having some real hard time finding accounts suitable for groups posting lately. Eighter they don't succeed even the first post, or they get shortly banned making them unusable.
     
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    Update

    Sorry for the long delay, I've only just got back to a computer and haven't had many exciting things to post about.

    I've joined a bunch more FB groups and I'll be starting to post in around 8 a day for a week, hopefully getting enough consistent traffic to feel comfortable applying for Lockerdome an ad network I've chosen to attempt to join. I'll be trying an insta influencer post and seeing if that's at all worth it, I'll also be trying to purchase a quiz making Fiverr gig.

    Some other stuff i've done:
    - Created custom business email
    - Edited a bit of the quize plugin code to change some colors and text for the social sharing and results pages.
    - Created a smaller logo icon which will be used for social media

    Again all suggestions are welcome. Thanks

    Earnings: £0.81/$0.98