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Google Adsense within directories

Discussion in 'Directories' started by webguy84, Sep 14, 2006.

  1. #1
    Is it realistic to generate $2 a day with google adsense within a directory?

    Thanks
     
    webguy84, Sep 14, 2006 IP
  2. MKInfo

    MKInfo DP Guard Dog

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    Very much so but you need quite a bit of traffic to do it.
     
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  3. ! Ask !

    ! Ask ! Peon

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    If you have like 300 unique visitors and 50% are regular users
    Webmasters are Adsense blind
     
    ! Ask !, Sep 14, 2006 IP
  4. webguy84

    webguy84 Well-Known Member

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    Thx Ask - i thought so :(
     
    webguy84, Sep 14, 2006 IP
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    jeeplaw Well-Known Member

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    Sometimes you don't even need a ton of traffic..just a very good, high paying niche ;)
     
    jeeplaw, Sep 14, 2006 IP
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    romow Peon

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    #6
    yep, I agree. it depends on whether it's general or niche.
    niche directories get quite a bit of targeted traffic.
     
    romow, Sep 14, 2006 IP
  7. website4wealth

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    romow,

    what script are you using for your directories? Looks great!
     
    website4wealth, Sep 14, 2006 IP
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    Obelia Notable Member

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    It's realistic with plenty of the right sort of traffic, and in the right sort of niche.

    But if you're concerned with making money from Adsense, directories are probably not the way to go. Since webmasters don't click on Adsense often, a proportion of your traffic will not be from people who will earn you any money.
     
    Obelia, Sep 15, 2006 IP
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    directories are mostly visited by webmasters who as !ask! said are "blind" to all type of ad schemes, let alone adsense.

    i personally dont bother with any ad schemes on my directories.
     
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    This was the smartest thing i've ever seen on dp:

     
    TimeIsMoney, Sep 15, 2006 IP
  11. ! Ask !

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    On a paid directory adsense is really a turn down; it’s stilling clicks from the listings.
    I run this directory and don’t have any form of advertising besides the listings, and this reflects on more hits to the sites listed.
     
    ! Ask !, Sep 15, 2006 IP
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    I only make a few cents daily with each directory I own. Adsense just don't do well with directories.
     
    wazimm, Sep 15, 2006 IP
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    I wouldn't make a directory for adsense income...
     
    fatabbot, Sep 16, 2006 IP
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    I would, without a doubt. There's money in 'dem hills!

    Just.Need.To.Be.Smart

    ..and market hard.
     
    jeeplaw, Sep 16, 2006 IP
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    khushal Well-Known Member

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    My new directory gives me 15-20 cents with 6-7 clicks daily and its likely to increase when i get the traffic coming in, as its new and under the development stages so AdSense isnt doing well too but its likely to increase once its gets the traffic.
     
    khushal, Sep 16, 2006 IP
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    Looks like PHP Link Directory.
     
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    Have to agree with the majority here, I removed Adsense from my directory and now only offer my own links. Much better conversion now.
     
    Rod_Purnell, Sep 16, 2006 IP
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    We agree with your comments ! Ask ! we just took out adsense from one of our other directories about 2 weeks ago, we were making money, but we did not consider that it was an 'added value feature' for our clients
     
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    I think the beauty of the niche is that you get less of the adsense-blind webmasters that !ask! has mentioned, whilst also getting the higher paying keywords and targeted traffic because your site is better optimised for the industry that it represents.
     
    silencer, Sep 17, 2006 IP
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    I'd have to agree on this.
    When in search for a niche specific topic, the end users are more focused on what they see in terms of keywords towards their search. If the links possess the key term, I'm pretty sure they aren't afraid to click on it, or are thinking to themselves; 'self..this is an ad, don't click on it'. They're clickity clank happy and just want results.
     
    an0n, Sep 17, 2006 IP