Obviously I'm not asking anyone to divulge their info, but I'm wondering generally, even statistically, how common it is for a small site, independent writers like many of us, to make a regular monthly payout from Adsense. Also, to do so, does it take a lot of sites, one really good one? I am imagining that the traffic has to be very high.
Well, not me. Takes me around eight months to get a pay-out .
All my payouts come from the Hubpages Ad Program, I make squat from Adsense alone and I can't imagine most make too much either unless they have their own sites that generate millions of views and such. There are much better sources to generate income than Adsense but it's an essential component to have so you can introduce those other pay outlets.
I made so little from Adsense on my websites that I stopped using it altogether for a long time. I found the most effective way to make money was by not having ads on my blog, but to create a "shop" created from affiliate products on dedicated pages. As Will Apse has alluded to, this seems to be the best way to avoid a Google slap - Google expects products on pages that are designated as shop pages
Good point and I hadn't thought about that, as far steering clear of a Google slap with a store. I've tried to do something along those lines but I think I need something better in terms of creating a shop page. I just write up articles and put up pictures with links to Amazon products, basically. But I've seen sites where the pages look like a real shop you'd see on a professional website. I think there is software to do that.
However, I have had some success with a site that is dedicated to one subject and has quite a few articles with Amazon ads I've created from those images with links. I've made more money from that site than I have from Adsense, in terms of time; it started generating some income in a fairly substantial amount and regularly in a fairly short amount of time. I seemed to hit on a couple things people like to buy. I have no Adsense ads on that site.
As far as all the responses on this thread, it's as I suspected: We generally don't make much from Adsense.
I make payout from Adsense every 2-3 months. It's less than 5% of my income. I make payout monthly on two accounts from the Hubpages ad program, and all my display advertising on my own websites are handled by larger advertising companies such as Monumetric.
Adsense is a good starting place, but in terms of optimisation, niche topic adverts and waterfalling, I think most successful sites move on from just Adsense fairly fast.
Wow, okay; that interesting and partly over my head. I didn't realize people moved on from Adsense and that there are viable alternatives, with the exception of a few things I've dabbled in like Amazon, Share a Sale and eBay. A lot of the talk is that there is hardly an alternative. Interesting.
Are you aware of what waterfalling is? It's worth looking into; it's when you use multiple ad networks to fill a single space, and only the ads that are bidding the highest for those keywords will display. If you're using a single ad network like Adsense, if they don't have adverts for your keywords, you'll end up with community service ads that only pay 5c per 1,000 views.
You can do waterfalling yourself, but that means you need to be a member of all the ad networks. If you use an advertising management network, they do all the setup and ad insertion, collect the payments and then hand it over to you in one single payment (with a small percentage taken out for their management).
The only problem is, most advertising networks require you to have between 80,000 and 500,000 views per month. A few offer tutored placement from 10,000 per month, but you usually need to pay a fee for ad setup in those cases.
Wow, that's very interesting. I don't get that much traffic to qualify but it's interesting to know how to work it out to actually make money on the advertising. I do use a CPM program along with Adsense in the same space, one shows when the other doesn't. It creates a little more income but what you're talking about sounds more sophisticated and effective.
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