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Newbie Adsense journey to 150$ a month

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by masterboyz78, Sep 19, 2014.

  1. masterboyz78

    masterboyz78 Newbie

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    Hello guys from BHW,

    I'm 18 years old. I'm completely new to this "earning money on internet" business. I have a 2 week old fan page about a hugely popular youtuber in my country.
    I wanted to start this journey before (before i build the site) but i never came to it.
    As i said, i have a 2 week old fan page. I did already 7 articles for article linkbuilding and few other things, you need to know I'm also new to linkbuilding etc.. I'm 5th on google for main keyword (40000+ exact match, which is growing every month), but my concurrent is higher (2nd place). First place is of course the Youtube channel, 3th and 4th are his twitter and instagram. On long term keywords I'm ranking very good. 50% of my trafic is from long tail keywords.
    I think i have a decent on-page seo. I got around 300 visitors a day, all organic from google.
    Since 3 days ago my site got approved for Adsense. Now I'm running 3 ads. 2x 300x250 and 1x 300-600 on the side of the page.
    I do have clicks, like 15-20 a day. CTR is normal (around 2.5%-3.5%), but the CPC on desktop is very very low... It's around 0.05 euro's. The 3 days i ran ads i only earned around 5 euro's = +-7 dollar.
    I hope to get higher on my main keyword, and my CPC wil get higher. Because 0.05 CPC is to low i think.

    My goal is to learn more about adsense, SEO and linkbuilding. And of course earning a bit for the efforts (150$ a month).

    I will update this thread every 2-3 days.
    If you guys have questions, please don't hesitate to ask them.

    ps. English is not my native language :eek:
     
  2. BigMoneyyy

    BigMoneyyy Power Member

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    Best of luck on your journey :)
     
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  3. himanuzo

    himanuzo Supreme Member

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    Is your goal making money $150/mo with Adsense? Keep updating this thread until you meet your goal. Good luck!
     
  4. masterboyz78

    masterboyz78 Newbie

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    Thank you!

    Yes my main goal is to earn a bit from the site. I think a stable $150/mo would be nice for me.
    But of course learning more about linkbuilding, SEO and Adsense is also a high priority.



    UPDATE #1
    Yesterday the person which is my website about got on television. I got 1300+ visitors and 1800+ page views. Unfortunately the amount of clicks was very low (27). CPC was a bit higher than normal but still to low for me (15 cents). I got only 4.05 euro's from Adsense.


    For today i already got 8 clicks but the CPC is low as hell. CPC is now 4 cents.
    I'm currently running 1x 300x600 ad on the right side of my website, and 2x 300x250 on the top of the page.

    The next 2/3 weeks i need to play with the ads to get the CPC higher. I will focus on things like:
    - Which size of ads are the best for me.
    - The amount of ads. 2 or 3? Will give 2 ads a higher CPC for me?
    - The placing of the ads on the website.
    - Which side the sidebar will be, left or right side. The sidebar got a 300x600 ad.

    I'm not sure the CPC is low because my site is only 2.5 weeks old now and will get automatically get higher, or maybe it will stay this low.

    Earnings this month (today earnings excluded):

    €8.41 = $10.81
     
  5. masterboyz78

    masterboyz78 Newbie

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    Update #2

    Results of yesterday:
    Got 1232 page views with 1.70% CTR.
    Average CPC was 0.05 an total earnings was €1.05=$1.35.


    I blocked some irrelevant ads who are what I think low paying ads, I hope it will get my CPC higher.
    I also added some affiliate banners on my site, let's see what will happen.

    Earnings this month (today earnings excluded)

    €9.45 = $12.15
     
  6. KamBhai

    KamBhai Power Member

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    Yes, I must say your CPC is very very low.
    From which countries are you getting the clicks from?
    Target USA,UK,Australia, Canada, SA etc, their CPC are above $1.
    Trust me $150 per month is nothing with the amount of clicks and visitors you are getting.
     
  7. arganrecords

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    I do not think it will be difficult to reach the $ 150 per month if you are already earning an average of $ 10 per day.
    In any case I will follow this journey, good luck and keep us updated!
     
  8. masterboyz78

    masterboyz78 Newbie

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    The clicks are coming from a West-European country, i don't want to say which for obvious reasons.
    The good thing is that the traffic and amount of clicks grows every day. The CPC for today for mobile devices is 16 cents, and for desktop it is unfortunately 5 cents.

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    I wish it was $10 a day :p:p My total earnings so far (5 days adsense) is $10
     

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  9. masterboyz78

    masterboyz78 Newbie

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    UPDATE #3
    From now on i will do everything in a table.
    All in ?

    Date Pageviews Clicks CTR % CPC ? Earnings that day ?
    Sep 16 402 8 1.99% 0.24 1.90
    Sep 17 543 12 2.21% 0.06 0.75
    Sep 18 546 16 2.93% 0.11 1.71
    Sep 19 2239 27 1.21% 0.15 4.05
    Sep 20 1232 21 1.70% 0.05 1.05
    Sep 21 1180 38 3.22% 0.06 2.19
    Sep 22 842 31 3.68% 0.05 1.44
    Sep 23 639 27 4.23% 0.07 1.99
    Sep 24 861 16 1.86% 0.08 1.34
    Sep 25 730 11 1.51% 0.07 0.82
    Sep 26 683 23 3.37% 0.07 1.55
    Sep 27 887 12 1.35% 0.08 0.94
    Total earnings this month: ?19.72 = $25,11

    I nearly change everyday the amount of ads and the placement of them.
    Got for today 1x leaderbord before the content, and on sidebar a 300x250 ad on top.

    Also good news: ranking #3 now on both main keywords
     
  10. pitnat

    pitnat Newbie

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    I will follow your journey too, hopefully there are new things from you that I can apply. Good luck
     
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  11. JaredBodhi

    JaredBodhi Newbie

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    Nice! Good luck and don't give up!