how to monetize a site that's getting 1,500,000 page view and 280,000 uniques per month?

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I bought a website about a year ago that is getting a ton of traffic. Right now I just have Google Adsense on it and it's doing about $700/mo from Adsense only. I'm curious if you guys have ideas on ways to monetize the site with that level of traffic. I mean just the adsense are getting about 8,000 clicks per month on their ads. I feel like i'm leaving money on the table.

What are your thoughts/ideas?
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  • Profile picture of the author qwikaddotcom
    Try Taboola. Obviously you will have to meet their requirements for content quality and traffic. I hear some publishers are doing really good with them. Google "taboola for publishers".
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      Originally Posted by qwikaddotcom View Post

      Try Taboola. Obviously you will have to meet their requirements for content quality and traffic. I hear some publishers are doing really good with them. Google "taboola for publishers".
      Awesome.. thanks for the tip. I just submitted a request to be a publisher with them. I'll report back on how it goes!
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    What is the site about?
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    • Profile picture of the author phonewagon
      Originally Posted by Bkelly301 View Post

      What is the site about?
      It's a site that lets people view and download instagram stories. So you can type in a username and then view the media of their story and then download the image or video file (as opposed to screenshotting or screenrecording)
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  • Great problem to have!

    Mediavine.

    Also I would allow a couple brokers like Empire Flippers Valuate your site..you will gain some powerful insights no matter what.
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    • Profile picture of the author phonewagon
      Originally Posted by Profit Traveler View Post

      Great problem to have!

      Mediavine.

      Also I would allow a couple brokers like Empire Flippers Valuate your site..you will gain some powerful insights no matter what.
      Thanks for the advice here! I did the valuation from Empire Flippers and it came in at $24,180. Good insights in the analysis about where/why the valuation is sensitive.

      Check out the report: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fnR...ew?usp=sharing
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      • Originally Posted by phonewagon View Post

        Thanks for the advice here! I did the valuation from Empire Flippers and it came in at $24,180. Good insights in the analysis about where/why the valuation is sensitive.

        Check out the report: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fnR...ew?usp=sharing

        Very cool.

        Now I would be thinking of ways to get a bump in the monthly rev.

        It would really depend on what niche traffic. What is getting them there..maybe you can add a heat map widget to see the hot spots they are spending time on the site, add an affiliate program free trial video for a webinar invite that pays high ticket commission to you possibly.
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        • Profile picture of the author phonewagon
          Originally Posted by Profit Traveler View Post

          Very cool.

          Now I would be thinking of ways to get a bump in the monthly rev.

          It would really depend on what niche traffic. What is getting them there..maybe you can add a heat map widget to see the hot spots they are spending time on the site, add an affiliate program free trial video for a webinar invite that pays high ticket commission to you possibly.
          I like the way you think! thanks so much for the awesome recommendations... let's see if I can increase the monthly rev using these tactics.

          thanks so much!!
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  • Also set up optin boxes for some ecourses, freebies etc just to get started building an email list as fast as possible.
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  • What is the site about?
    Depending on the sites content, you might want to put some CPA ads on there as well.
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    • Profile picture of the author phonewagon
      Originally Posted by Michael J Anthony View Post

      What is the site about?
      Depending on the sites content, you might want to put some CPA ads on there as well.
      It's a site that lets people view and download instagram stories. So you can type in a username and then view the media of their story and then download the image or video file (as opposed to screenshotting or screenrecording)
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  • Profile picture of the author IGotMine
    doing about $700/mo from Adsense only. I'm curious if you guys have ideas on ways to monetize the site with that level of traffic. I mean just the adsense are getting about 8,000 clicks per day on their ads.
    Nope. $700 for 240,000 clicks is $0.00291 per click. Simply not happening. Either your math is way off or you're lying.
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    • Profile picture of the author phonewagon
      Originally Posted by IGotMine View Post

      Nope. $700 for 240,000 clicks is $0.00291 per click. Simply not happening. Either your math is way off or you're lying.
      It's getting 240,000 unique visitors not clicks. Adsense says it's doing about 700-800 clicks on Adsense ads per month.
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      • Profile picture of the author phonewagon
        Originally Posted by phonewagon View Post

        It's getting 240,000 unique visitors not clicks. Adsense says it's doing about 700-800 clicks on Adsense ads per month.
        Here's screenshot from March Adsense:

        https://drive.google.com/file/d/1uGl...ew?usp=sharing
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        • Profile picture of the author Nail Yener
          Not related to your question but wanted to mention:

          Originally Posted by phonewagon View Post

          It's a site that lets people view and download instagram stories. So you can type in a username and then view the media of their story and then download the image or video file
          I didn't read Instagram's Terms of Use but I would think what you described above -if it is what I understood- is highly likely to be a prohibited activity.

          If it works like this: User A comes to your site and downloads image/video of User B from over Instagram, well, unless this is something you have written permission by Instagram to do, I would strongly advise against it as it may put you in big trouble for breaching multi layers of laws/regulations.

          Originally Posted by phonewagon View Post

          Here's screenshot from March Adsense:
          This one's I read very recently, actually. Section "11. Confidentiality" in AdSense Online Terms of Service (United States version) states -as far as I understand- that you cannot share statistical information/screenshots about your account. I believe only a gross "monthly earnings" figure can be made public by the publisher. Better remove that link, me thinks.
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    • Profile picture of the author phonewagon
      Originally Posted by IGotMine View Post

      Nope. $700 for 240,000 clicks is $0.00291 per click. Simply not happening. Either your math is way off or you're lying.
      screenshot from March Adsense:

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  • Profile picture of the author Medon
    I doubt your story, 8000 clicks per day cannot earn you $700 per month . Tell us the truth.
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    • Profile picture of the author qwikaddotcom
      If his ads are display ads then yes it can easily be that much. He only cites the clicks. But with the traffic he's getting his earning should be higher than $700 a month if you add clicks and CPM ad earnings.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ettienne
    Originally Posted by phonewagon View Post

    I bought a website about a year ago that is getting a ton of traffic. Right now I just have Google Adsense on it and it's doing about $700/mo from Adsense only. I'm curious if you guys have ideas on ways to monetize the site with that level of traffic. I mean just the adsense are getting about 8,000 clicks per month on their ads. I feel like i'm leaving money on the table.

    What are your thoughts/ideas?
    PM me your website and I'll check it out to see if I can help you.
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  • Profile picture of the author nirajan
    Share more details about your traffic. Where do your visitors come from? Maybe, you share the top 5 countries.

    Thanks.
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  • Originally Posted by phonewagon View Post

    I bought a website about a year ago that is getting a ton of traffic. Right now I just have Google Adsense on it and it's doing about $700/mo from Adsense only. I'm curious if you guys have ideas on ways to monetize the site with that level of traffic. I mean just the adsense are getting about 8,000 clicks per month on their ads. I feel like i'm leaving money on the table.

    What are your thoughts/ideas?
    hello, which industry and which platform did you buy through?
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