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wow, actually earned some $ from adsense on blog

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    Baileybearposted 5 years ago

    I've never earnt much on adsense - been very slow to get anything on HP and virtually nothing on my 2 blogs - until this week.  Something must be worthwhile to click on my 'god confusion' one because lots of clicks & $44 this week.  Which makes the $150 payout not seem quite so far away

    1. Dale Nelson profile image28
      Dale Nelsonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Nice BaileyBear,

      Probably climbed in the search results giving your your new traffic.

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        Baileybearposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I haven't been posting on the blogs for several weeks, so surprised.  Only about $30 to go to get to the adsense payout

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          Baileybearposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Just checked again & have earnt over $50 so far this month - not sure why all the clicks after getting practically nothing for past 18 months?

          1. Marisa Wright profile image92
            Marisa Wrightposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            There are two possible reasons.  Maybe Google tweaked their search engine algorithm again, which can result in sudden, dramatic changes to your search engine ranking. Or it may just be that your blog is maturing and Google has finally noticed it!

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              Baileybearposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              I suspect it's neither of those an is just a very appealing prominent ad (perhaps below my short statement that I'm taking break from blog?)

    2. Rising Caren profile image78
      Rising Carenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      ? Since when is Adsense's payout $150? It's always been $100 to me.

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        Baileybearposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        It's $150 for Australia - stink, aye?

        1. Rising Caren profile image78
          Rising Carenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          That sucks.

          I'm really bad when it comes to adsense (I do MUCH MUCH MUCH better with amazon) and so it took me four years just to reach 100$! If it was 150$, I'd still have two more years to go....

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            Baileybearposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            I had a look at my blog, and there is a super short post on there saying I'm taking a break from blog, with Google's ad for $75 free adwords - wonder if that's the popular ad?  Can't imagine they'd be much compelling to click on with a ex-christian blog on blogger? (barely earnt a few cents in several months)

    3. Daniella Lopez profile image86
      Daniella Lopezposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Congrats Baileybear!

      I make just a few pennies on my blogs... but that's probably because I'm notorious for not writing on them regularly.

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      SirDentposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Congratulations!!!!   big_smilebig_smilebig_smilebig_smilebig_smile

    5. Stevennix2001 profile image84
      Stevennix2001posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Wow, congratulations bailey. I'm very happy for you.  hopefully this is a sign that you'll start to earn money from adsense regularly like other hubbers do. smile

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        Baileybearposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I've never earnt much from adsense from HP. I do much better from HP ads with kind of hubs I have.  This is on one of my blogs & is a bit of a fluke, I think - hope it lasts a bit longer - nice bonus

        1. Stevennix2001 profile image84
          Stevennix2001posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          That's kind of surprising.  From what I read of your hubs, you always seem to put a lot of work and thought process into it, so I always figured you'd be up there with people like Mark Knowles or Habbee on this site.  However, hopefully this means you'll gain a lot more traffic now though.

        2. Stevennix2001 profile image84
          Stevennix2001posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          That's kind of surprising.  From what I read of your hubs, you always seem to put a lot of work and thought process into it, so I always figured you'd be up there with people like Mark Knowles or Habbee on this site.  However, hopefully this means you'll gain a lot more traffic now though.

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            Baileybearposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            heck no - earnings aren't based on how good a writer you are, but what people are looking for.  I write about any old thing that interests me, which is not necessarily popular.

            The 'pros' also know the SEO tricks, I believe

            I'm skeptical about earning decent money on internet & lately I've been putting my energies into starting up a small business

  2. Moonmaiden profile image79
    Moonmaidenposted 5 years ago

    That first payout is always so exciting. I'm glad I don't live in Australia though. It took me forever to get to $100. I wish you continued success with that.

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      Baileybearposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      my first ever adsense payout looks within reach

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        georgethegentposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Good on you Baileybear, any chance of a loan haha. Adsense gave me the flick in January and haven't spoken since sad

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          Baileybearposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          hopefully HP will change things to not make it compulsory to have adsense to get HP ad income.  I do better overall with HP ads.

          1. Jane Bovary profile image83
            Jane Bovaryposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            BB, I hope so too. That way we can all stop being paranoid about losing Adsense. $50 on your blog is fantastic by the way. Whatever that clickable ad is, I wish I had it!

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              Baileybearposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              it's up to $60 now - hope that ad stays.  I don't want to add anything to the blog in case it's an ad that shows up under my very short comment that I'm taking a break from blog

  3. jcales profile image62
    jcalesposted 5 years ago

    great job.  seen my sites go from 40/day to $20 (if lucky) and no spun or junk sites

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    asmaiftikharposted 5 years ago

    Great job dear.

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    Cagsilposted 5 years ago

    Good job! smile

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    rmcrayneposted 5 years ago

    Baileybear that's outstanding.  Congrats.  I started a little blog a couple months ago.  I've done 5 or 6 posts.  It's hard to get motivated to post to it because it gets virtually no traffic.  Feel like when I have time to write, it's better done here at HP.  I know I need to diversify, but I guess that means more "homework", like how to get traffic to my Blogger blog.  ANyhoo, good for you.  Hope traffic and earnings hold.

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      Baileybearposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I've been getting ok traffic to my 2 blogs, but until this month earn nothing on them.  I think it might just be a fluke with an ad they've put up

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    IzzyMposted 5 years ago

    Baileybear, something scares me about what you are posting. Has your traffic increased enormously?

    Have you checked your blog's position in the SERPS for its keywords?

    What keywords are bringing people to your blog?

    You should normally expect 1/2 clicks per 100 views, sometimes a bit less or more.

    What is your CTR?

    For the earnings you are posting, you should be getting thousands of hits. If you are not, your Adsense account is at risk.

    Edit: I don't want you to answer the questions about your keywords, I just want to think about it.

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      Baileybearposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I just checked analytics and it said my traffic has increase by 54% and graph shows upwards increase over the month. 

      How do I check the positiong in SERPS?

      Whats the CTR?

      No, I'm not getting thousands of hits daily. 

      I suspected it was because an attractive ad visible on going to my blog (perhaps the one from Adwords advertising $75 free?)

      What could be happening otherwise putting my account at risk?  Someone attacking it?  Should I contact Google?  There seems to be increase in direct hits to my blog.

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        Baileybearposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        have put in an invalid clicks query.  Perhaps someone is attacking my account?  (my blog is about leaving religion)

  8. IzzyM profile image88
    IzzyMposted 5 years ago

    Ok don't panic.

    I use scroogle.org to check the SERPS and you seem to #3 for your aspergers child blog, which is pretty high, but I can't check the search volume for this because my internet access is too slow.

    Maybe tomorrow it will be faster.

    Your God Confusion hub is #1 for it's title keywords, and that might be the blog you are talking about as it has a post about not posting for a while.

    Then again, have you got these blogs linked up to your Analytics account so you can see what keywords draw people to them?

    The first big advert you are talking about shows (here in Spain) a big block advert for Jazztel which is a telecommunications company that most won't touch with a barge-pole, but they must have a lot of big business backing before they are never off the TV advertising.

    It could be that the extra traffic brought to you is because of the free adwords advert you took out.

    I've never used any of these coupons, because they keep sending them to me in Spanish.

    I don't want to deal with things in Spanish.

    Maybe it is that, and nothing to worry about. It just makes me feel uneasy, but there is nothing to put my finger on, especially now that I see how highly your blogs are ranking.

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      Baileybearposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      several of the keywords don't say what they are and several of the sources don't either (direct, I think).  Both blogs are quite popular, but until this month earnt practically nothing.  I thought religion was a poor earner.
      I've put in a query anyway, just in case.  I got offered a $100 voucher for another website for my small business under my real name (which I haven't put ads on), so maybe connected to that?  Everything is on the same analytics account. There was an ad promoting people to get $75 free ads for during this time under my short note.  Haven't checked back lately to see if still there.

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      Baileybearposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I coudn't make sense of how to use scroogle

 
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