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Adsense isn't everything

Discussion in 'Reporting & Stats' started by Creep, Oct 17, 2006.

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    I began putting ads on my site 6 months ago in mid-April. Started with Adsense and Commission Junction, then added some CPM ads in mid-September.

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    CPM's should reach $50 to $60 this month. But Adsense has fallen a little since the CPM's were added, costing about $1 per day. Fair trade, I guess.

    As of the middle of October, Adsense total is at $80 and non-Adsense is at $76. Almost a 50/50 split.

    From April to October, uniques have increased from 600 to 800 per day.

    Had a hard time with Commission Junction in the beginning. Put banners on every page and got almost nothing for it. Of about 20 advertisers, eBay was the only one making money. In July, I dropped all the banners and only used text links for eBay. That caused a jump in revenue. Then made some of my own eBay banners and used them as an alternate in Adsense, so it shows these instead of PSA's. Ebay commissions doubled in August, and again in September.
    SEMrush
    Experimented with Adbrite and Bidvertiser a little, with few results ($1.50 in 2 weeks). Anyone have success with these?
     
    Creep, Oct 17, 2006 IP
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  2. rxbbx

    rxbbx Peon

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    You could use kontera, text link ads.. with both its going well.. and adSense ofcourse.. but i dont know if its smart to publish your earnings..
     
    rxbbx, Oct 17, 2006 IP
  3. Indian

    Indian Peon

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    Kontera is not allowed with Google AdSense.
     
    Indian, Oct 17, 2006 IP
  4. rxbbx

    rxbbx Peon

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  5. gemini181

    gemini181 Well-Known Member

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    Nice growth in income!
    I need to get some of my sites up soon, I've been too busy learning and having fun. :)
     
    gemini181, Oct 17, 2006 IP
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    Wow nice growth :) so much increase
     
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    Mido Well-Known Member

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    Commission Junction is it good enough to use with adsense ? and can we use it with adsense or as alternative ? also i need anypage contains their ads i need to see it
     
    Mido, Oct 17, 2006 IP
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    You can use Commission Junction and Adsense at the same time on the same pages. No problem.
     
    stackman, Oct 17, 2006 IP
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    What is Comission Junction and how does it work? Can anyone provide a page where both are displayed please?

    Ed
     
    medic2424, Oct 17, 2006 IP
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    Computerized Well-Known Member

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    I use Kontera with Adsense and Kontera makes more for me than Adsense does. :)
     
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    jackburton2006 Peon

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    You should look into Clickbank. One of my sites make about $40/day with Adsense, but $30/day with Clickbank, using a single product that fits this particular site's niche. People don't explore Clickbank enough; there are tons of products there, and one of them has to fit your site.
     
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  12. Mido

    Mido Well-Known Member

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    is this pay per click or what jack ?
     
    Mido, Oct 17, 2006 IP
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    Tearabite Prominent Member

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    hey, good results!
    your story sounds a lot like mine.. i plastered a bunch of CJ banners on my popular pages and made about $1.00 after a few weeks.. i removed all the banners and replaced them with a few text links with products related to info on those pages and now they're making several hundred $$/month.

    i tried Adbrite too, and made about $2.00 .. i dunno what's up with that..
     
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    jackburton2006 Peon

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    Clickbank is an affiliate network -- pay per lead/action. You choose a product (they have thousands) and put a link on your site, someone clicks on it, buys/downloads/joins something, and you get paid. Each of the sign-ups on the site I mention nets me an average of $15 a lead.
     
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    I like the increase of CJ. Congrats. And no, ad sense isn't everything I use adBrite which is working out really well for me, i'm just using network ads
     
    check, Oct 17, 2006 IP
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    Mido Well-Known Member

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    I Know that most of my traffic are not willing to buy so what kind of products i can offer for downloading something related to funny humor sites,also what is the average of click price jack ?
     
    Mido, Oct 18, 2006 IP
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    "click price" doesn't factor in, because you only get paid per sale/action on the customer's part. If 1,000 people click and no one downloads or buys anything, it's $0. All you need is one person to buy something a day to earn as much as Adsense. How much you can make depends on what you're selling. Most products pay out pretty well, over 50%-60%. Compare this to the junk 5% average on places like CJ and Linkshare. I don't personally know what's available for your humor site, but you should go to clickbank.com and take a look at what they have available. Who knows, there might be something for you.
     
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    Problem with clickbank is that they dont work with tons of countries.
    I tried to join them recently but they dont accept niether of my 2 countries ( Croatia and Bosnia ), but they have pleny of 20 residents "tuku muku" islands on their list.

    I guess its time to move to "tuku muku" islands
     
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    Commision Junction is a CPA model aka affiliate program. You get paid when someone buy a product following a link from your site.
    It works the same way as ClickBank, however they display very different products. CJ is mainstream and has many well known brands, CB is more related to e-books and digital stuff like that.
     
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    Bidvertiser has made $1.66 after 35,000 impressions.

    Adbrite has made $0.11 after 2,800 impressions.

    So both are under 5 cents per 1,000 impressions, which is horrible.

    Bidvertiser keeps showing the same 5 ads on every page, over and over, day after day, so I don't see any hope for it. It's nice that they show the higher paying ads, but enough is enough.

    Adbrite rotates a little bit, but I haven't experimented much with it. I'm going to take Bidvertiser down and replace it with Adbrite to see what happens.

    I checked into Clickbank. It looks interesting, but it will take a while to find what works for me and what doesn't. That's the problem I had with Commission Junction. Took a couple months of trial and error to find just the right ads.
     
    Creep, Oct 19, 2006 IP