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Discussion in 'Payments' started by chiefwiggum, Aug 21, 2005.

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    Hello guys,

    I'm a new member here and also a new webmaster. I have just started a site, and I'm very unhappy about how much Google is paying me.

    My site is about microsoft flight simulator, it may not be a high paying topic, but I looked the higher paying keywords related to aviation on overture and put them in the META tag. Ads served are content related.

    In the very first day, I had 1,300 impressions and 80 clicks, got paid less than four dollars for that! Yesterday, I had 19 clicks and got $0.60 for that - doing some simple math, 3 cents per click! I have two banners for each page, one in the top, one in the bottom. CTR/eCPM looks ok, but my payments are very, very low.
    SEMrush
    What's happening to my account? Any thoughts? Anyone with the same problem?
     
    chiefwiggum, Aug 21, 2005 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Willy

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    Welcome to DP, Chief Wiggum :)

    Not sure there's any problem. What you describe sounds entirely normal. The revenue for an individual click varies by subject and how competitive advertisers are about it.

    Note that Google ignores META tags, so they won't do you any good for getting the best content-related ads. You need to work on developing your actual content itself.

    I suggest you do a forum search, none of this is rocket science and there's plenty of good advice about all your issues in the archives.
     
    Willy, Aug 21, 2005 IP
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    exaro Peon

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    Yeah I think it's mainly because you said you just started. If google has never gotten a chance to crawl your site yet you may not receive any relevant ads until they do.

    Just be patient with it and build up your content, the ads will come.


    On my own site http://exaro.org it took a while for me to get relevant ads, but it's a competitive keyword so it doesn't pay much nowadays anyway.
     
    exaro, Aug 21, 2005 IP
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    chiefwiggum Peon

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    My site had relevant ads since the first day - that's not the problem ... :)
     
    chiefwiggum, Aug 21, 2005 IP
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    Homer Spirit Walker

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    Welcome to DP forums chiefwiggum. Read up on smart pricing.

    There are also many other factors that influence your earnings, there's lots of info here on the forum...use the search here to find answers. AdSense is the highest paying program available to webmasters. Rewards will come eventually, some faster that others...STUDY MY FRIEND:)
     
    Homer, Aug 21, 2005 IP
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    mjewel Prominent Member

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    If your site isn't about those other "high paying topics" then you aren't going to get paid based on that pricing. The same exact ad may pay 3 cents or 3 dollars (the cost to the advertiser for runnning the same ad also varies), it really depends on the topic of your site, and if google considers it an authority site - which will get the higher paying ads. Since your site is new and isn't about those exact high paying keywords, that is the reason you are receiving a lower amount - even though the ads may look/be relevant.
     
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    My site(s) have been on the net since 2001, I earn roughly 3 cents to 40 cents per click average, with 20 cents or less the normal click earning.

    Once in a great while i earn a click over $1.00 for a medical ad, but that is rare.

    I have over 200 content pages, sounds like your making normal adsense earnings.
     
    bluegill_catcher, Aug 21, 2005 IP
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    crizatu Well-Known Member

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    The same thing happened to me as well. This week the revenue/click has dropped alot. If it will continue like this I will soon be needing 100 clicks for 1 $.:(
     
    crizatu, Aug 21, 2005 IP