Just can't get traffic...

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Hi all,

I'm kinda stuck. I have a few sites monetized with Google Adsense, but it seems to be a numbers game. I have around 80 unique visits a day using the following methods:

- Article writing/submission
- Yahoo answers
- Forum links
- Facebook pages/Twitter accounts
- Social Bookmarking

Conversion is around 3%

I seem to have reached a maximum because the traffic numbers have not increased over the months, even thought I continue with all of the listed techniques. I'm only making about $40 across three sites per month, but I'm putting in all the hours.

Any advice on increasing traffic?


  • Profile picture of the author affiliateg
    Add more diversified content and try to target different keyword phrases.

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  • Profile picture of the author James.N
    The other thing that could be a factor is the niche. Obviously some niches are just going to get a lot more traffic than others.
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  • Profile picture of the author Troy_Phillips
    Cross promotions .. more long tails .... capture the traffic you are getting ... invest in solo ads and media buys.

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  • Profile picture of the author datingworld
    also try to upload some videos on yourtube, i did the same and it did help me a lot.
    try, try and try and please never give up.
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  • Profile picture of the author stephenwaldo
    Originally Posted by jodiesmitham View Post

    Conversion is around 3%
    Do you mean the Adsense CTR?

    Anyways, my advice is to just stick with it. Be patient, stay consistent, keep building sites. Those numbers are only going to snowball.

    It took me about three months with AdSense to get to the level that you're at right now. Focus on developing a system that you can follow for each and every website that you create, and then just start doing it. The promotion methods you've outlined are all very solid; I wouldn't add anything new, but master the methods you're using now.

    If you DO add something, I think video marketing is probably a safe bet, but again, my personal recommendation is to keep doing what you're doing.

    Remember, Google does NOT like new websites… My prediction is that here in a month or two you're going to hit that "trust threshold" with several sites at once and suddenly find yourself earning a much more respectable revenue.

    Seriously, I cannot emphasize how much patience plays a role in Adsense.

    You'll get there - Don't give up!
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    • Profile picture of the author fin
      I'd try and syndicate/guest blog on British blogs about babies/pregnancy/new mothers/beauty and such.

      For the site in your sig.
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  • Profile picture of the author Aviator Joe
    perhaps the search volume of your targeted keywords is pretty low?
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  • Profile picture of the author Dann Vicker
    BUILD A LIST MAN...sorry for the all caps, but you seem to be letting your traffic waste away after all the hard work. Build a list and you'll have an endless stream of traffic.

    Also look into social media for viral traffic. You can try this little trick
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Work less and profit more. Add more traffic methods to your agenda, and seek out more effective ways to get traffic to your site. Consider Scribd, Youtube, and blogging.
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