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Really going nuts here. Am I being too over dramatic? #siteissues

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by newbez, Sep 28, 2013.

  1. newbez

    newbez Newbie

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    Hey everyone,

    3 month ago I started my niche gaming website. I admit I haven't put a ton of content on the website yet, but there is enough to get some exposure. I have began to do interviews, market to game companies and I have a Magazine in the works for the website itself. The issue is that I can't seem to get my website to generate revenue.

    Right now for revenue I'm using Google Adsense.

    My Specs are:

    Sept Unique Visitors : 16383
    Number of Hits this month: 20075
    Pages: 20794
    Hits: 418890
    Alexa : 388436
    Adsense revenue projected this month: 1.66

    I'm trying to figure out more ways to create a bigger boom for the money I've already put into the site. Do any of you have suggestions or coaching to improve my related statistics to earn cash flow?
     
  2. ipodtouchhackerisher

    ipodtouchhackerisher Senior Member

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    You may try cpa offers as a little extra option but I do find your ad clicks very low. Unfortunatly its hard to see why this is without viewing your website which I would not give out that information on here. Anyway you may check and see if the adsense ads really fit into your niche site properly.
     
  3. nanavlad

    nanavlad Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    find appropriate cpa offers,
    Obviously adsense
    see which posts get the most traffic
    then think about what you need if that was your interest
     
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    harshareddy Power Member Premium Member

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    You mean $1.66 for 16k visitors? terrible, what is your CTR may be you should improve it
     
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    Gyuman82 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    It's definitely the niche.

    The gaming niche (at least in my opinion) is a TERRIBLE earner.

    Gamers tend to ignore ads and are tech savvy, meaning many of the things you would try to sell them they can just illegally download/copy/hack etc.

    I used to have a gaming site that got 1,000 visitors a day that made only $2-3 a day. Never again! lol
     
  6. RosuC

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    Sorry if I repeat but is clear that the niche is the fault - the gaming niche is not so profitable nowadays. The visitors for this kind of sites are not "clicking" on the desired ads so even tho you do have a huge number of visitors - the revenue will be LOW or VERY LOW.
    As an advice try to redirect your website - slowly to another niche - you can do it and maybe will bring you some nice results
     
  7. newbez

    newbez Newbie

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    My CTR is 0 right now. This is annoying but I'm trying to work around making adsense my main income. I'm taking gaming stories / integrated questions and compiling them into data. I am then selling them to the game company. I'm trying to make a gaming website that is a bit more multi faceted for my niche.

    I'm just trying to figure out how to increase my traffic for free and increase my backlinks right now. I want to try and do this for free while in the baby stages of the website.

    Suggestions?
     
  8. newbez

    newbez Newbie

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    any ideas on how I could monetize this a bit better?
     
  9. R0meo

    R0meo Senior Member

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    Yes and no.

    if you use adsense to monetize such niche you will get peanuts at most.

    yet it is quite profitable to promote/affiliate games through cpa or just becoming official reseller.
     
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    gaming niche is terrible for adsense , you may want to try some gaming cpa offers !
     
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    Gaming niche with adsense i thinks its a terrible idea and CTR would be pretty low.
    Go with some cpa offers or selling ad space on your website could be a better option.
     
  12. agent_mango

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    Are you sure with $1.66 from Adsense with that traffic?


    See mine from my BLOGSPOT stats:

    My niche - only one popular Facebook Game. Guess what it is.

    Adsense block: - Text Only, 336x280 Advertiser targeted - place inside contents after Title
    Pages: 236 only pages
    Domain age - 3 years

    Pageviews today
    1,615
    Pageviews yesterday
    2,935
    Pageviews last month
    59,679
    Pageviews all time history
    2,647,958

    Adsense Revenue:

    $12.17
    Today so far

    $17.89
    Yesterday

    $589.63
    This month so far

    $672.21
    Last month
     
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    djp3k05 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I also had a gaming niche website, with about 2000 daily visitors. I didn't get above $2-3 a day. So I guess that this niche is not so paying using adsense.
     
  14. newbez

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    see maybe it's because the site is so young. I don't get how you're making 500+ a month. I feel like I should hopefully get there also