Website getting around 1000 unique visitors a day but little revenue

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I have a health and fitness blog that I have mentioned several times here. Thanks to you the blog is now getting 1000 unique visitors a day. And 70% comes from search engines (organic traffic).

I am currently monetizing with adsense and with 1 moreniche affiliate product (in weightloss category only). So far no sales but getting around 10-25 clicks a day (affiliate clicks).

regarding adsense, last month I got only £45 or $75 which I think is very low for the traffic that this is getting.

thanks to you now I have a list of over 539 email subscribers. I have still not emailed them any thing.

how can I make more money with this blog? Any suggestion will be highly appreciated.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kecia
    Without seeing the blog, there's no real way to determine why aren't getting sales or how to get more. Is the content high-quality and informational? Do you have a strong call to action?

    Adsense isn't going to get you much with 1000 visitors a day, and if you don't have your blog optimized for ads, you stand even less of a chance. And why aren't you monetizing the email list? Work on building a relationship with those that have given you their email address. They are a better method for making money versus ads!
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    • Profile picture of the author Steve B
      Do you know how many visitors are not human (bots)? Bots don't buy. Traffic to your site can be a real puzzle ... so you need to analyze it and figure out how your traffic breaks down. Chances are very good that few of your visitors are human with credit cards.

      You said: " I have a list of over 539 email subscribers. I have still not emailed them any thing."

      So why are you taking subscribers? If you're not going to mail to them, what is your purpose in going to the effort of having them sign up? Contrary to what you may have heard, the money is not in the list unless you actually do something with that list!

      The relationship you have with your list members builds trust in them for you. And trust is what is needed in order to make sales.

      I think, deep down, you know what you need to do.

      Get going.

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  • Profile picture of the author EPoltrack77
    You gotta stay in contact with your subsriber. Even if you just email them saying hello but stay in contact.

    Try moving around your blocks and try different formats. Also certain markets and and niches will pay out higher cpa
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  • Profile picture of the author Francisco PIW
    I'm happy to see your case because it was my case one month ago. I was having a video game website with a lot of organic traffic, and the only monetising method used was Adsense. I was making around £100 (or $150) per month and getting around 3,000 unique visits per day. The problem with Adsense is that they pay per click and I'm sure that most of you traffic is not there for buying but for reading useful info.

    What I did is to apply to The Blogger Network. This advertisement network pays per impression so websites like your will benefit from it. They have high standards to accept you because they only want websites with high traffic, but your website would fit perfect because you have high traffic.

    Since I joined The Blogger Network (TBN) my revenue multiplied x3, perhaps you would think is not a lot but trust me, it will make a difference.

    The process since you apply until you have the ads running will take around 2 weeks, and the team is excellent, the offer support constantly and they always answer emails in less than 24 hours. A good thing is that TBN is compatible with Adsense.

    I realise it look like I am trying to sell it, hahahaha, you can look at the history of my posts and see my experience with them (I think I have a post talking about them) =)

    Now I'm trying to join PadSquad which is an advertisement network for mobile and tablet traffic, many relevant bloggers use it in combination with The Blogger Network, but I can't tell you my experience yet because I'm in the process of joining.

    I really hope my experience would help you since I can see myself in you right now! The most important tip is.... take action no matter what you decide!! Good Luck!!
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  • Profile picture of the author GustavoWoltmann
    @Francisco PIW You offered some great advice about the blogger networks.

    By sending emails to your subscribers to inform them about new posts, discounts on paid books & courses, affiliate offers etc. you will make more money.

    Gustavo Woltmann
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    • Profile picture of the author bigfleet
      I just answered another thread of yours. You say you have sent you listing....have you sent them a link to any of your Amazon products that haven't sold in 6 months?

      Send out a link to them, do a discount, give some away in exchange for a review!! Get reviews on those listings.
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  • Profile picture of the author OussamaBusiness
    1000 visitors is not enough to make great earnings , Develope your experience in SEO , Learn and follow all website which give all information about SEO and traffic ...
    And patience and not stop working and you have great result
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    • Profile picture of the author Rory Singh
      1000 visitors is not enough to make great earnings
      I disagree. If those thousand visitors are all real people and the traffic is 'targeted', an experienced marketer should be able to make a full time income (or more) with it.

      Adsense isn't that profitable nowadays. Maybe it was 10 years ago but not now.

      Your collecting leads smitchacha but you are not building a relationship. Email marketing is another learning curve and the ONLY way to learn is by doing.

      Feel good because you are half way there.

      You are getting good traffic. Now start building the relationship with your list. As you build email muscle with value, your profits will start to climb.
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      • Profile picture of the author Anton543
        Originally Posted by Rory Singh View Post

        I disagree. If those thousand visitors are all real people and the traffic is 'targeted', an experienced marketer should be able to make a full time income (or more) with it.

        Adsense isn't that profitable nowadays. Maybe it was 10 years ago but not now.

        Your collecting leads smitchacha but you are not building a relationship. Email marketing is another learning curve and the ONLY way to learn is by doing.

        Feel good because you are half way there.

        You are getting good traffic. Now start building the relationship with your list. As you build email muscle with value, your profits will start to climb.
        Interesting that people complain Adsense doesn't pay as much these days as before. But it seems to me that for advertisers using Adwords the CPC has been going up gradually for years now. If what you guys say is true, isn't there a disconnect? Perhaps people are paying more for their ads shown on search listings compared to publisher network.
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  • Profile picture of the author shellerik
    It sounds like Adsense is a tough way to make money. The first month my affiliate site got to 1,000 unique visitors per day it earned $2,000 for the month. Of those 1,000 visitors 350 clicked on an affiliate link and 15 made a purchase (on an average day). I typically earn 4-6 cents per visitor over the course of a month. What you're earning is more like a quarter of a cent per visitor (20x less).

    You're either attracting visitors who don't want to buy what you're selling or you're attracting visitors who aren't even shopping at all. Or perhaps you're not even selling anything? (one affiliate product and no emails sent to your list)
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  • Profile picture of the author cairominerals
    I think 1000 visitor is not enough for site revenue. Add blog to your site and update it. i think it will help you to increase traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author niksto82
    I would always go for 1 percent rule. In other words, if you have 1000 visitors, you can expect that only 10 of them will convert in some way. Always predict less. Also, 1000 visitors is not a particularly big number. Perhaps you have bad targeting, perhaps they are staying on your website for only a short while. If you are link baiting them, it doesn't mean that they are "real" visitors. People need to be interested in your content. You shouldn't make artificial traffic which consists of people who do not care about you or your website.
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    • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
      Smitchacha, I wonder about your site's bounce-rate. The article excerpts on the main page are riddled with grammatical errors, as if they were written by a non-native English speaker. It doesn't inspire confidence or credibility in a site calling itself Health Surgeon. The number of visitors you're attracting is good, but it looks like there's a disconnect between what they expect to find on the site and what they're presented with when they arrive.

      If you're writing the articles yourself, get an editor or at least a professional proofreader to check them before publishing. If you're sourcing the articles from a third party, find a different supplier.
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      • Profile picture of the author discrat
        I see Ad choices not adsense. Which will be considerably lower in Revenue.

        Also, your Newsletter...are you targeting UK visitors ? Becuase if you want anything to do with US the 5kg will only be confusing. Maybe in parenthesis put what it equates to in lbs.

        Also, NOT emailing your Subs ?? Just intolerable


        - Robert Andrew
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  • Profile picture of the author ratulin02
    You can do Affiliate program by this blog. I think your earning may increase if you choose the Affiliate Program. Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author donpurdum
    That tells me that your message is completely off. As you realize, you clearly don't have a traffic problem.

    Branding and messaging are changing and the old mass marketing mindset of just create a product and sell it to as many as you can reach is failing our businesses as the consumer becomes more educated and marketing channels become more numerous and diluted.

    You may need a new approach and a new way of attracting an audience who is able, willing and ready to buy you.

    I share on this page specifically what are the roots of sites that struggle to gain sales:

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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Originally Posted by Anton543 View Post

      Interesting that people complain Adsense doesn't pay as much these days as before. But it seems to me that for advertisers using Adwords the CPC has been going up gradually for years now. If what you guys say is true, isn't there a disconnect? Perhaps people are paying more for their ads shown on search listings compared to publisher network.
      Adsense has been a harder row to hoe for years now, ever since Google uncoupled the search network from the content network. Back in the heyday for publishers, advertisers paid the same amount whether the click came from search results or Adsense. Lots of abuse and dwindling advertisers led to separate bidding for the two networks.

      When you see a keyword in Google's keyword tool, you are looking at CPC and competition for the search network only.

      The last time I ran an Adwords campaign, I paid ~$0.60 for clicks on SERPs and ~$0.05 for clicks on the content network.
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  • Profile picture of the author JerryKuzma
    Hi, I agree totally with the comment about grammatical errors. Even in the short excerpts for your articles, the errors are glaring. It puts people off right away.

    You are probably picking up a lot of subscribers because your optin pop-up comes in VERY quickly after the page loads. People are signing up, even before they see your content.

    Edit your posts, build a relationship with your list, and offer them something to buy a few times per week. You could even pick up a few PLR products and put the salespages on that same website.

    Hope that helps, Jerry K
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  • Profile picture of the author wmsolutions
    Try some good techniques of seo & online and offline marketing. If affiliate is not working on your blog and adsense is working then I suggest to focus on adsense and try to increase the number of visits, as the number of visits increase the earnings from adsense will automatically increase. Make more engaging content and check your site statics and see what pages are visited most by your visitors, it will show the interest of your visitors then make more pages related to that pages.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mark-Dickenson
      I just took a look at one of your articles,,,and your site is WAAY too busy.

      By that I mean too many ads.

      You need to narrow the choices for your visitors.What exactly do you want them to do?

      Each post should have a specific call to action...a specific action that you want your visitors to take.

      If it were me, I would create a short report and sell it for $10-$20 on your site. You'll get instant paypal cash and will be building a buyers list at the same time that you can market quality products to.

      So I would take down the majority of those ads and find one or two items to recommend on your blog(preferably your report).

      I hope this helps

      -Mark
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  • Profile picture of the author ANDREIS
    Listen:

    Just reviewed your site...

    - Every page on your site is cluttered with different offers. You have too many AdSense links, then there are affilate pictures, and banners, and photos linked to your other pages. That's all scattered all over your particular page.

    - This means that a visitor coming to a particular page is not set in a specific direction, not set into doing any specific action but is confused and in the end he's ignoring all together

    - You better decide what you want with visitors on your site. I think that visitors coming to your site are not in a buying mood so it is hard to get them to buy something. You can attract buying visitors by posting product-focused pages on your site. Then you can offer a product on Amazon for them to buy.

    - At this moment while you have no visitors with shopping in mind you'll be better off with AdSense but you must do AdSense the right way! Don't ever clutter a page on your site with so many AdSense links or so many offers of any type. Only two well positioned ads will do the job. One AdSense ad place below your post and one in the right sidebar. Below the AdSense that comes right after the post put photos linking to your other pages.

    - Don't expect AdSense to make more money than it possibly can. Affiliate offers make more money but only if you have very targeted visitors. Unitl then, you use AdSense positioned the right way.

    - Be disciplined, follow the rules.

    - That's it.
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  • Profile picture of the author extrememan
    Try emailing your list value daily and promoting to your list by email promotions.
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  • Profile picture of the author OussamaBusiness
    Learn SEO : Search Engine Optimization it's very important if you want to start earn great earnings
    SEO it's for develop all website
    Follow Moz.com/blog he give all information about seo
    Good Luck
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  • Profile picture of the author MrSonic
    With your free weight loss ebook, have your list set up as a weight loss tips autoresponder. Send initial thank you and include that you will send great fat burning tips and more in three days. Then let them know they get great tips weekly... Coming soon... List enticing headlines AND plug a clickbank product, cpa or supplements.

    You can load a couple dozen weekly follow ups with product links. But be sure to include real quality articles. I start with PLR articles and do quick research to modify and improve them. Plr is a great starting point. But should not be used as is. And especially not with a spinner. They're horrible.

    Go to sites like answers.yahoo.com for what's popular and about.com to see how real articles are written.

    Enjoy
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    • Profile picture of the author Devilfish168
      My site main target also on Adsense + amazon and click bank to add on

      seriously in order to earn a reasonable amount from adsense take years

      this is how i feel....at least 2 or 3 years and more you can noticed " Finally ...is stable now.."
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      • Profile picture of the author shaver ahamed
        please tell me how to provide me adsense click? i want to click on adsense
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  • Profile picture of the author reachintan
    Hey Smit,


    Your blog is good. A few things I would suggest you:
    • Have a nice decent logo in place
    • Keep posting an article (possibly 1 article every single day)


    Regards,
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  • Profile picture of the author Sumon2k7
    Improve you blog contents! Yes you've targeted some useful topic to be discussed on the blog such as Zika virus spreading throughout. You just described everything in plain text.

    Nothing visual to catch people attention. So the unique visitors are checking your blog but might be not getting attracted by the contents outlooks. Try the A/B test with your content, call to actions and then see what happens.
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  • Profile picture of the author Verdatti
    Originally Posted by smitchacha View Post

    I have a health and fitness blog that I have mentioned several times here. Thanks to you the blog is now getting 1000 unique visitors a day. And 70% comes from search engines (organic traffic).

    I am currently monetizing with adsense and with 1 moreniche affiliate product (in weightloss category only). So far no sales but getting around 10-25 clicks a day (affiliate clicks).

    regarding adsense, last month I got only £45 or $75 which I think is very low for the traffic that this is getting.

    thanks to you now I have a list of over 539 email subscribers. I have still not emailed them any thing.

    how can I make more money with this blog? Any suggestion will be highly appreciated.
    You might consider replacing some of those Adsense ads with affiliate ads, and if you have the chance, why not create your own product that you could sell to your audience.

    There's some hard work there, I won't lie, but usually selling your own product is one of the most profitable ways of making money on your website or blog.
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    I would try adding some affiliate offers (cpa offers) instead of adsense, if you can find the right combo of those, that could really help your income
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  • Profile picture of the author kerunai
    Put and optin offer

    build a list

    monotenize
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  • Profile picture of the author kevinfar
    Why are you collecting leads if you are not messaging the people that are on your list?
    That would be the first step - build the relationship by providing the people with material that is of interest to them and then when it's time to sell them they'll be more inclined to buy since they already know who you are and what you can offer.
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    • Profile picture of the author farichsolos
      smithchacha,
      It looks like you are having problem regarding monetization of your site, despite of having 30k monthly views, right?. Please PM me on skype, I would like to have JV with you due to your high traffic blog.

      P.S. Anyone here in the WF who has the same problem like this, please do not hesitate to contact me. Ciao!!
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