What's the best way to monetize my site?

by ttados
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I have an image sharing site, kind of similar to imgur.com but for a specific niche.

Yesterday I put a couple of adsense ads on my site and only made $1 for 9,000 views.

I think it's so low because a majority of my audience probably uses ad blockers and they are probably conditioned not to click ads. I only got 1 click after all...

So, is there a better way to monetize my site other than ad sense?
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Originally Posted by ttados View Post

    I have an image sharing site, kind of similar to imgur.com but for a specific niche.

    Yesterday I put a couple of adsense ads on my site and only made $1 for 9,000 views.

    I think it's so low because a majority of my audience probably uses ad blockers and they are probably conditioned not to click ads. I only got 1 click after all...

    So, is there a better way to monetize my site other than ad sense?
    It's called ad blindness.

    When traffic goes to sites like an image host the only thing they care about is getting the hosted image URL. Nothing else matters.

    Now you know why tinypic.com forces traffic to view those question ads.





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  • Profile picture of the author Kostya Dospehov
    Originally Posted by ttados View Post

    I have an image sharing site, kind of similar to imgur.com but for a specific niche.

    Yesterday I put a couple of adsense ads on my site and only made $1 for 9,000 views.

    I think it's so low because a majority of my audience probably uses ad blockers and they are probably conditioned not to click ads. I only got 1 click after all...

    So, is there a better way to monetize my site other than ad sense?
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    Maybe you than help. I work for a company to monetize traffic from any product. If you are interested in monetizing your site, let's discuss the details?
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  • Profile picture of the author spartan14
    Maybe you can put a cpa offer on the images ?
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  • Profile picture of the author badboy_Nick
    Originally Posted by ttados View Post

    So, is there a better way to monetize my site other than ad sense?
    It depends on the interests and demographic of your visitors - how about you put some affiliate offers on there that pay per completed action such as CPA instead of using Adsense type of ads where you get paid per click?

    The potential return should be a lot higher this way and could be a way to better monetise your traffic, although it really does depend which type of products your audience/visitors will respond to best.

    I'd say to a split test and then compare the results, this is usually the best way to maximise the returns from your website's existing traffic. Hope that helps

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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    Originally Posted by ttados View Post

    I have an image sharing site, kind of similar to imgur.com but for a specific niche.

    Yesterday I put a couple of adsense ads on my site and only made $1 for 9,000 views.

    I think it's so low because a majority of my audience probably uses ad blockers and they are probably conditioned not to click ads. I only got 1 click after all...

    So, is there a better way to monetize my site other than ad sense?
    I would start by looking at your competitors sites and seeing what types of ads and other income generation techniques they use..
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  • Profile picture of the author sallaid
    Like @matican said, I also recommend popunder but I work with Ad Maven because their code bypass adblockers so it's a very nice extra to the revenue.
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  • Profile picture of the author coxmg
    I have a similar site myself. i have also seen a site where the ad is placed over where the photo is supposed to be on like every 5th photo i may try this myself.
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  • Profile picture of the author CB58
    All of the sugestions are great. I like to mix it up. Another option would be an offer from clickbank, JVzoo, WSO etc. Just don't go over board and junk up your site with a bunch of ads. Test wisely and the $$ will come.
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  • Profile picture of the author brettb
    Like yukon says, you need to consider user intent. They want to share photos. They don't want to buy anything.

    You might be better off with CPA offers, especially ones specific to your niche. But again, don't expect to make $$$$$ unless you have gigantic traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author manego90
    As I was reading through the comments, ad blockers seem like a big deal. How common are those?
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