I recently started getting excited about my Adsense earnings as they seemed to be getting pretty consistent. Being new they are still low but they were getting pretty close to being $1 a day and sometimes up to $3 and $4. Really, I'm happy to see any earnings as I know they add up but what worries me is that the past three days it's been ZERO. Is it normal to have a string of days where you get absolutely nothing? I was worried that maybe I had done something wrong as sometimes I go and edit my hubs but I never mess with the ads.. I figure that I'd leave the ads alone since they were already apparently bringing in a little money. Just hoping to get a little encouragement I guess.. Should I be worried? I would love to get some feedback on this. Thank you!
You would need a rather large traffic volume to surely get clicks every day. Instead of worrying about pittances beyond your control, maybe you should concern yourself with how to build that kind of traffic volume?
Website Examiner, I was asking a question about adsense. I'm aware I need to get traffic to my site and I'm working on that.
Personally I thought that his answer was the most relevant one, irrespective of whether it was what you wanted to hear. The greater your traffic the more consistant your earnings.
Thanks ryankett. My post may have sounded a bit harsh, actually it is not. It is the reality that is harsh - namely the correlation between traffic volume and AdSense revenue.
I am seeing much higher numbers for daily pageviews and my AdSense earnings is rising right beside my traffic.
Best of luck, Jamie.
It's not that I didn't want to hear it.. It wasn't what I was asking about though. I already know I need to get traffic to my site but it's irrelevant to the question I was asking. I feel like I'm being reprimanded for asking a question and it's kind of making me not want to ask anything else.. I am still new and learning. Sorry to offend you or the other guy.
It was directly relevant to your question. Without substantial traffic, you will have many click-less days. Only Hubbers with substantial traffic have clicks every day.
I was just wondering if it was a common thing to happen on adsense (whether you had tons of traffic or not) I guess it was stupid of me to ask since I don't have a high traffic hubs or at least that is the way I'm feeling about it now. I understand the emphasis on getting a lot of traffic to my site... there is no question about that for me.
For people with low to moderate traffic, it is common to have days without clicks. For people with high traffic, it is uncommon to have such days. That was what I attempted to say.
I saw nothing stupid in your question. In fact, some people spend many months learning what you have hopefully learned from this discussion alone.
Thanks Website Examiner. I appreciate it. Makes a lot of sense now. Being new and not having a lot of traffic to my site, it is completely normal for this to happen with adsense. I DO appreciate the reply and apologize if I came off rude. I really am trying to focus on getting more traffic. I'm always reading up on it because I know I'll have to generate traffic to have any real success here.
Do you perhaps think that Website Examiner may feel like he is being reprimanded for answering a question? And that he may now feel that he doesn't want to ask answer anything else?
Your question specifically related to the consistency of your AdSense earnings, both my reply and the reply of Website Examiner effectivley stated that high traffic volume is the key to consistancy of earnings.
What is the problem? Do you feel that you are perhaps being a little over-sensitive? Because I do. You asked a question, your question was answered, would you rather your thread die with no replies? Because that happens too.
You got the 100% conclusive answer to your question from Website Examiner, that was my sole point, if I didn't believe in your entitlement to ask the question I wouldn't have participated in the thread.
Hi Jamie not sure how others fare on this but after three months it is early days yet so do not get disheartened by dips in adsense.
I did notice that on some of your pages you have a large photo as the first capsule and visually it looks very nice but it may not be to your best advantage for the placement of ads.
If you want an ad. at the top of the hub, you need a block of text (that is large enough) in a capsule(the first capsule on the hub) positioned on the left of the page. An ad should then appear to the right of this text in the preview and when published.
Are you are on Google analytics for tracking your hubs as you can see what is happening in more detail than when you just use the statics here.
Hope this is useful to you, if you already know about it, sorry, hopefully someone else will find it useful.
Hey 2uesday! Thank you for the reply and for the helpful information. Yesterday I was researching about the best way to format a hub and putting the block of text first was mentioned there too.
I hope I didn't come off like I was whining about it in my post yesterday. I just don't know what is normal and what is not normal for adsense and was hoping to gain some understanding and make sure there wasn't anything I had done as far as editing my hubs they may have caused it. I'm still new and learning :0)
Thank you again for your nice reply!
P.S. I think I will sign up for analytics.. do most people have both analytics and adsense?
I'm quite new here as well and would guess I am making about the same as you from Adsense. Like you I have had a few bad days, but they are always followed by good days, so it seems to even itself out sooner or later. I wouldn't panic at this stage, I am sure the click will soon start coming in again for you.
I'm still very new so I don't really know what to expect as far as earnings but it does feel good to check the earnings and see something there, even if it's a few cents. Thank you for taking the time to reply to my question :0)
Neither would I have answered if I didn't feel qualified to answer, we ALL start with a handful of visits per day; I started there, remember my first 100 per day, 1000 per day, 2000 per day, 10000 per day, 20000 per day, and I am now touching 30000 per day. And I still say that the answer to consistant earnings is consistantly high traffic. Been there, done that, got the t-shirt... I can remember getting excited about a $3 day, anything less than $30 is a complete catastrophe to me now.
The question could have been answered simply by saying "Yes",at that level, it IS normal to have the occasional day with zero earnings. But "Keep doing what you're doing, and you'll get there!"
IMO, to call the OP's earnings a 'pittance', when she may well be rightly proud of having made it to the point of earning a $1+ most days (no small feat) was unnecessary. And unhelpful.
"Pittance" was not meant in a negative or superior way. But since the OP seems to be interested in AdSense revenue, I thought she would rather want to learn how to generate true income, as opposed to possibly spending months hoping and praying things will get better. Many Hubbers do, only to get disappointed. I wanted to save her such disappointment, and the proposed way forward is to understand that AdSense is not a matter of luck, but a matter of raw statistics.
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