20 clicks from Adsense not worth much

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  1. David 470 profile image82
    David 470posted 12 years ago

    I had about 20 clicks that are worth $3.64. This seems very low for that many. Is it possible that google does not credit all clicks right away, cause last month something strange happened. At the end of the month I had day where I made about 8-10 times more than normal.

    I like the amount of clicks I been getting, but there either not being accounted for or are not worth much. Somebody once mentioned that google eventually gives you higher paid ads to suit your content when you get more established.

    Another strange thing is that my daily earnings have almost been the exact same number. (I MEAN VERY CLOSE)

  2. Ultimate Hubber profile image64
    Ultimate Hubberposted 12 years ago

    Some of the clicks could be invalid ones or the ads might have a low CPC.

  3. paradigmsearch profile image61
    paradigmsearchposted 12 years ago

    I have a vague recollection of reading somewhere that there is sometimes a time lag as to credited amounts.

    1. David 470 profile image82
      David 470posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I wish I knew for sure, cause I don't know if I should expect a good amount of revenue later on or bad. I been consistently writing hubs each day to try and keep progressing.

    2. Peter-Jan Celis profile image60
      Peter-Jan Celisposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      A time lag in Google adsense credited amounts would be awesome!

      I only have 2 clicks so far and first had 2 cents and over the last few days it's up to 5 cents.

      I was thinking:
      A) That CPC was pathetic despite me doing some keyword research
      B) That there was also money for impression buys instead of clicks

      Maybe you are pointing to the real answer, very motivating!

      1. christoss1959 profile image61
        christoss1959posted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Keywords are usually misinformative and country dependent.
        You can check how much they charge for specific keywords if you subscribe for a google adwords account and estimate how much you will earn. But even that does not guarantee that google will put the keyword you were aiming for in the website..

  4. profile image0
    EmpressFelicityposted 12 years ago

    I always seem to get a few days at a time when my CPC is really low, and then it goes up again.  These things seem to go in waves - I wouldn't worry about it too much.

  5. Pcunix profile image92
    Pcunixposted 12 years ago

    Clicks can be worth very little on some pages.  I see a wide range on my pages, from one cent on up through several dollars.  Many days are very similar amounts and so are many months.     

    It waxes and wanes.  I have been collecting from them since 2003  and it is what it is.

    1. David 470 profile image82
      David 470posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      So you have been with adsense since it began then?

      1. Pcunix profile image92
        Pcunixposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Just about. Summer  of 2003. 

        It paid better then - less people doing it.  I made $1,000 a month immediately and with less views than I get now.

        I have a hub about it if you are interested.

        1. David 470 profile image82
          David 470posted 12 years agoin reply to this

          I'll check it out.

    2. earnestshub profile image83
      earnestshubposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Hi PCunix! I wish I had started with adsense back then.
      I owned an offline business in a small niche market in 2003, and it was so easy to keep myself on the front page I never paid Google a cent. I had not even heard of adsense then. smile

      1. Pcunix profile image92
        Pcunixposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        It may not have been available outside of the US.  Even today, you guys get treated differently.

        1. earnestshub profile image83
          earnestshubposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          That is true. Amazon pays us with credits and adsense pays out at AU$150.00 That is interesting now that the AUD is higher than the USD at $1.1.

          Funny thing is Australia has one of the highest per capita users  of the web. smile

  6. CYBERSUPE profile image59
    CYBERSUPEposted 12 years ago

    Thanks for the imput and advice Pcunix. Good job.

  7. kephrira profile image61
    kephriraposted 12 years ago

    I think you probably just have to find topics that pay better. 18 cents per click isn't very high, but it isn't remarkably low either, so that is probably roughly what you can expect to keep on getting. It is true that it can go up a bit over time though so you may see some improvements.

    1. David 470 profile image82
      David 470posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah, I would probably be fine with 38-50 cents per click. It seems a lot of clicks are either 20 cents, or I am getting clicks that are no valid, and maybe my clicks are worth more slightly...

  8. 2uesday profile image67
    2uesdayposted 12 years ago

    There is nothing wrong with getting a one cent click if you get it enough times it can add up to one higher paying one.

    1. David 470 profile image82
      David 470posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah thats true. Last month I was getting days where it was between 1-2 dollars with 2 clicks

  9. Richieb799 profile image67
    Richieb799posted 12 years ago

    Last week I got 2500 impressions in a day and had around 100 clicks, yesterday I had 1600 impressions and had 100 clicks and today I've had 1100 impressions and only about 30 clicks, very weird day today!

  10. Thriller profile image60
    Thrillerposted 12 years ago

    The sad fact about online advertising is that while the inventory has exploded at a phenomenal pace, the ad budgets have remained constant so the average CPC (cost per click)is going down all the time. Thus you see just $3.34 for 20 clicks.

  11. earnestshub profile image83
    earnestshubposted 12 years ago

    My clicks are paying quite well actually, and getting better all the time. smile

    1. Thriller profile image60
      Thrillerposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      That's because you run a adwords campaign and compete for the high CPC keywords but folks like us who just rely on content and SEO have to bear the brunt of low CPC keywords

      1. earnestshub profile image83
        earnestshubposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        No, I wasn't talking about the adwords campaigns, I mean here on hubpages where I have to fend for myself. smile

        The high CPC keywords we use on my daughter's site are getting a lot cheaper though, as the business site is getting a higher PR. Google charges a fortune for good keywords until you get your skills up and established with age and top content on your websites. smile

  12. Bill Manning profile image62
    Bill Manningposted 12 years ago

    For some reason so far this month my clicks have been low, and I get almost all of them on my own websites.

    Last month was my best yet so I was looking forward to doing even better this month. But unless the CPC goes up it will not be.

    I guess those political ads last month were high paying. hmm

    1. Pcunix profile image92
      Pcunixposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I had $54.00 just from Adsense alone yesterday and $32 on Sunday which is VERY unusual.

      Almost all of that was from my Unix site, but well scattered so I can't point to any particular area that caused it.  All over the map, in fact.

      1. David 470 profile image82
        David 470posted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Wow, that's pretty crazy lol.

  13. thisisoli profile image71
    thisisoliposted 12 years ago

    You are actually looking at about average for teh click value on small publisher websites, I don't think it is anything to worry about. What you do need to focus on is getting more clicks.

  14. jikanv profile image61
    jikanvposted 12 years ago

    I am not getting any credit for clicks. I have several sites and the clicks are shown but no credit whatsoever. I guess google has became a cheating company and not worth signing up with them. So I am considering to do stop business with them all together.


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