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Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by fendy, Sep 8, 2008.

  1. fendy

    fendy Newbie

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    Whats up BHW? I have a question to ask and I don't know if this is the right forum for this. I have this site in spanish that I just opened about 18 days ago, no black hat just white hat methods. I decided to put some adsense into it and yeah I've been getting some clicks. I know that the site is new, and I'm getting about 100 people a day that come to check out the site new and returning visitors.
    Currently I have a little over 12,000 impressions and like 63 clicks in that 18 day span, but believe me those 63 clicks do not mean $$$ actually I only made aobut $7, which of course is no where near what some people using adsense make.
    I have a picture gallery within the site and I know thats the reason (I have channels tracking the ads) why I have so much impressions because the people that sign up for membership only go there to see the pics and nothing else. So which system is better for me to make a bit more money?


    A)Wait it out and keep promoting the site till traffic picks up to see true adsense results.

    B)Spend more time optimizing and placing ads where I would get more clicks.

    C)Switch to another ad network like Valueclick that pay for impressions or something else.

    D)Keep promoting the site with black and white hat methods?

    E)Go to jail, make a rap record when I come out and hope to sell millions :D

    Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. digital

    digital Registered Member

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    E)

    Lube up daily, it ain't a glamorous life in there.

    Glad to help
     
  3. Whisker

    Whisker Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    That ctr is fugly. Find a different method of monetizing your site and impressions else your roi/time seems like a hobby.
     
  4. fendy

    fendy Newbie

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    I know but it's a new site, isn't there an exception to that? And I have ads in the picture gallery which shows up as impression everytime someone looks at a pic. Should I remove the ads from the picture gallery and just leave them in the main page? Maybe for a charge membership? Donation?
     
  5. scubaslick

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    Test out other monetization methods. If you have people who want to see your pics, throw something in their way that makes you money.

    Incentiivizable zip submit pops to mind immediately.

    If that doesn't work, try something else.

    There's no golden secret. Sorry. :(
     
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    I think

    B)Spend more time optimizing and placing ads where I would get more clicks.

    It has helped for me before ;)
     
  7. fendy

    fendy Newbie

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    Whats Incentiivizable zip submit pops? Sorry I'm new to the BH/WH world.
     
  8. Whisker

    Whisker Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    We have no information on your niche. All i've gathered is that it's in spanish, contains a photo gallery and ads with a terrible ctr. More details will prompt better suggestions.
     
  9. fendy

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    Ok sorry about that, you can check out my site and tell me what you think and maybe give me a little bit of advice to see what is it that I'm doing wrong. Ok it has picture gallery, forum in which no one posts, I wanted to put up a blog but everyone just seems to be interested in the pics only, I have this small article section in the main page. Maybe I need to change colors, CMS system, or what? http://www.mamisguanacas.com Let me know.
     
  10. digital

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    Perhaps a general visitor's eye path of the part of your homepage above the fold will give you some idea as to why people are using your site the way they are.
    Note that I understand that the images on the left change.
    But after 3 refreshes it was still basically the most hot pic in the same position.

    'It's obvious you would follow the content this way you don't speak spanish...'
    Wrong.

    I am as fluent as a native speaker.

    Note that the present colour scheme does not make your text stand out and so easy to read:

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    This is totally in line with the user results you are getting for your site.
    Also it seems that google's adsense has your site down as being general interest male, rather than a male biased site.

    I don't understand what guanacas means btw, this seems to be a term particular to el salvador.

    Also you can't be surprised when your url, welcome message / mission statement and gallery are dedicated to slavadorean beauties that people will want to come to your site for the pics.

    If you don't want pic centric site I suggest you've got the wrong topic/mkt, you've positioned yourself wrong.
    Your homepage is certainly designed to help ppl bypass any of your content as it is.
     
  11. fendy

    fendy Newbie

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    Thanks for the advice, I knew that the content was hard to read. That's why I'm changing the site colors. As to the content you're right I felt as if people were just going straight to the galleries. Most of yesterdays clicks came from within the gallery, I've gotten some clicks from the main page days ago, but you would figure that after the visitors saw the pics, they would stick around to read what I'm writing, Wrong!
    As to your suggestion that I'm in the wrong market? Well I have a friend that has a site with the same topic well almost the same, except that his has porn, he has forums, almost the same thing as me and this man has 15,000 members? Yeah and the members participate in the forums and interact with each other, he makes about $120 a day on ads, can you explain that?
     
  12. digital

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    Firstly marketing ain't no Harry Potter plotline, it is science.

    Show me the site and I'll show you the reasons.