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AdSense and Social Bookmarking Traffic

Discussion in 'AdSense' started by missie, Jul 16, 2007.

  1. #1
    I wonder if anybody has some experience with the traffic from social bookmarking and its effect on your AdSense revenue.
    SEMrush
    I've just started to use social bookmarking as my CTR has been pretty good and all I need was more traffic! (I thought that's the answer for my AdSense income to increase.) Well... after I started to use social bookmarking... those pages I applied social bookmarking attracted traffic but the CTR for these pages dropped dramatically.

    Has anyone experienced the similar thing? Do you know how I can utelise the traffic from social bookmarking? :confused:
     
    missie, Jul 16, 2007 IP
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  2. sahilcoolsmart

    sahilcoolsmart Well-Known Member

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    You can't do more than optimizing your ads placements. CTR with SB's traffic is always low.
     
    sahilcoolsmart, Jul 16, 2007 IP
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    Tearabite Prominent Member

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    i've been on the front page of Digg twice, gotten some GIANT stumble-storms from StumbleUpon, and gobs of traffic from Leenks.com... CTR and earnings from all of them were horrible.
    Organic traffic is the best for earnings..
     
    Tearabite, Jul 16, 2007 IP
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    djrishi Well-Known Member

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    u wont get a gr8 traffic in terms of quality from these sites. :)
     
    djrishi, Jul 16, 2007 IP
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    godmode Well-Known Member

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    Social bookmarking traffic- Horrible CTR, Horrible CPC and Horrible eCPM

    thats the equation. No traffic can beat organic traffic. Period!
     
    godmode, Jul 16, 2007 IP
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    I've never had good results with social bookmarks or stumble apon.

    I guess it's just not relevant enough?
     
    The Saint, Jul 17, 2007 IP
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    godmode Well-Known Member

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    You think someone pressing a button is looking for any specific information.

    The whole ideas of stumbleupon is in their name, try reading it harder.

    Stumple Upon- Stumbling can't be targetted :D
     
    godmode, Jul 17, 2007 IP
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    cooolapts Active Member

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    Social bookmarking traffic is always targeted and quality traffic. It gives you the best idea whether you should change the ad types of implement ads with content.
     
    cooolapts, Jul 17, 2007 IP
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    godmode Well-Known Member

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    are you sure? that contradicts my opinion so can you elaborate. am interested in knowing your theory
     
    godmode, Jul 17, 2007 IP
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    Henkatsu Active Member

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    Social bookmark sites users are ad blind.... I have lots of traffic from stumbleupon and bad CTR, Im sure there is a way to earn from that traffic, but havent found it yet ;)
     
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    qwestcommunications Notable Member

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    The traffic does not convert very wll because social bookmarking traffic is usally web-savvy.
     
    qwestcommunications, Jul 17, 2007 IP
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    sahilcoolsmart Well-Known Member

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    Correct..!! :D

    The social bookmarking traffic is actually quality traffic but due to the ad blindness of web-savvy people like us, visits are not converted into ad clicks.
     
    sahilcoolsmart, Jul 17, 2007 IP
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    The Organic traffic's CTR is really better than that from the social bookmarking .
     
    flywebmaster, Jul 17, 2007 IP
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    Yes. People like us dislike to click the ads :D
     
    flywebmaster, Jul 17, 2007 IP
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    I used to use one of those 'Myspace Adders' and got a few myspace accounts up to approx 1000 friends, and whenever I would comment all my link for my MFA sites I'd see a direct increase in revenue
     
    ellmexicann, Jul 17, 2007 IP
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    Abhik ..:: The ONE ::..

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    #16
    Traffic from social bookmarking sites are organic and good for adsense.
    I was getting a huge traffic from Digg and StumbleUpon and that converted well for me.
     
    Abhik, Jul 17, 2007 IP
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    what is organic traffic? traffic from search engines?
     
    baker101, Jul 17, 2007 IP
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    Yes, organic traffic is traffic coming directly from the serach engine result pages.
     
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    The key to social bookmarking traffic is the same as any other traffic. If you have good content that interests the reader, they will stay longer and increase your chance of them clicking a link or signing up for something. The big key is that traffic is traffic and you may less earning per visitor than from someone searching the search engine but you also get a lot more traffic over all from social bookmarking sites. Almost all my traffic comes from Stumble Upon and it gets my site viewed and increases my earnings.
     
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    missie Peon

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    Hmmm... There seems to be two types of people... the people who thinks the quality of social bookmarking traffic is not what we are looking for and the people who thinks they'll bring quality traffic.
    If social bookmarking traffic works for some sites, what are we who believes didn't get quality traffic from social bookmarking doing differently? What is the key to use social bookmarking traffic successfully?

    One of my pages CTR went down from 61.29% to 8.06% since I started to use social bookmarkings... so I assume that I was placing ads correctly and the problem is the quality of traffic...
     
    missie, Jul 17, 2007 IP