I have officially made money online!

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Hey Warriors,

First I wanna say this was unexpected, but let me tell you how it came about. I have made one of my websites a few weeks back and it was for a clickbank method. Turns out I havent worked on it for awhile now. But one of my friends back then got accepted into google adsense and he created google sites and putted adsense on them. He made $145 dollars all year. Because he hadn't worked on them in forever. I applied for google adsense weeks ago and my application was underreview until I looked into on wednesday. I got accepted yesterday and today I checked it and I made $0.68! I know it aint much but I am doing something right. Here are my stats:

What do you guys suggest me to do now?
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  • Profile picture of the author Kevin_Hutto
    Congrats. Now just scale up your efforts to make 10 times that and then 100 and then 1000... Thats how it works
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    • Profile picture of the author jwmann2
      Good job. Even $4 or $5 a day adds up with adsense and will still get you a monthly check. Keep up the good work. With adsense, remember, more traffic equals more clicks. Your ads will also begin to get better as you add more content.
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  • Profile picture of the author WebPen
    So you had 6 people come to your site- but 9 people clicked?

    Something seems a bit off my friend.

    But congrats on making some moneez
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  • Profile picture of the author Nickro
    If your website will have always something like 10 visits 15 clicks youll probably get banned from adsense , its fishy
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  • Profile picture of the author Zack Sprague
    its 6 page views thats all I know I haven't done anything it I promise you! I haven't even worked on it forever! According to google anaylitics 11 page views yesterday. Adsense tells me 6. Google anaylitics tells me also that one keyword that I didnt go after and went I looked up that keyword my site is on the front page of google
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    Zack Sprague

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  • Profile picture of the author hazyl lee
    Congrats! Keep it up your good work! I have improvement in building list too! Cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author isaacburks9z
    good job keep up the hard work. I know the feeling I was checking all my sites a few days ago to see to my surprise a sale made on amazon for a $16 commission. The site has a great domain name not much seo done or recent articles. So I have a lot of work to do on it to make higher conversions.

    Nice man.. Hope you make more.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Alves
    Originally Posted by flatbro94 View Post

    Hey Warriors,

    First I wanna say this was unexpected, but let me tell you how it came about. I have made one of my websites a few weeks back and it was for a clickbank method. Turns out I havent worked on it for awhile now. But one of my friends back then got accepted into google adsense and he created google sites and putted adsense on them. He made $145 dollars all year. Because he hadn't worked on them in forever. I applied for google adsense weeks ago and my application was underreview until I looked into on wednesday. I got accepted yesterday and today I checked it and I made $0.68! I know it aint much but I am doing something right. Here are my stats:

    6 page views
    9 clicks
    150% page CTR
    $113.56 page RPM
    $0.08 CPC

    What do you guys suggest me to do now?
    If that's truly your stats, it's only a matter of time until you get banned from Google AdSense. Those stats definitely look unnatural, and Google will notice quickly.
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  • Profile picture of the author dv8domainsDotCom
    Originally Posted by flatbro94 View Post

    Hey Warriors,

    First I wanna say this was unexpected, but let me tell you how it came about. I have made one of my websites a few weeks back and it was for a clickbank method. Turns out I havent worked on it for awhile now. But one of my friends back then got accepted into google adsense and he created google sites and putted adsense on them. He made $145 dollars all year. Because he hadn't worked on them in forever. I applied for google adsense weeks ago and my application was underreview until I looked into on wednesday. I got accepted yesterday and today I checked it and I made $0.68! I know it aint much but I am doing something right. Here are my stats:

    6 page views
    9 clicks
    150% page CTR
    $113.56 page RPM
    $0.08 CPC

    What do you guys suggest me to do now?
    As a couple others have suggested, I would take an honest look at those stats. 6 page views and 9 clicks is VERY suspicious. And please understand that I am not accusing you, ok? My CTR averages 2-3% (I don't do anything to 'maximize' my clickthrough rates). Nobody gets a sustained CTR that is very high. (I don't have a good average for you though, other than my own).

    Make sure you avoid clicking your own adsense. Even for "testing" purposes, ok? If you did this by mistake, get in touch with them, and let them know of the 'mistake'. This is seen as click-fraud, and they see it EVERY DAY. If you did one on mistake (or, like me, 4 in a day when I was new and was like "WHOAH!" and amazed that I got it working )... just let them know you thought you were in testing mode or something and it won't happen again. For that matter, don't have your friends "help" you by clicking on your ads either. They have seen everything. Don't try to "trick" them. It doesn't work.

    Now, for honest advice: The model is pretty easy to follow, but advertising cost-per-click is pretty cheap unless you get lucky with some higher paying niches and clicks. One of mine does okay at nearly 2 bucks per click. Another, is nickel clicks all damn day. I have had better "per click" success with targeted traffic and affiliate products. Affiliates in click bank, Amzn, insurance and finance have worked well. I have a finance-niche site that ties all 4 of 'em together. And I make some form of money from nearly every visitor that enters or leaves Lower traffic but that site is my money bags at the moment.

    With "just" adsense, you have to have a well-paying niche, lots of traffic, and a moderately high (but not suspiciously high) CTR. Otherwise you're trickling in nickels all day. Even though the first few clicks are exciting, the excitement wanes and you'll end up wanting more (at which point, just scale up and make more sites, once you've maximized your first one).
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  • Profile picture of the author Zack Sprague
    Thats the whole account stats.
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  • Profile picture of the author Zack Sprague
    Look warriors,

    I am really new to this I'm serious! I don't click on my ads at all. All I did was outed the AdSense code on to my websites wednesday got accepted Thursday. Looked at it this morning and that's my whole account stats. I have no friends who are clicking on the ads either. I just pitted the ads on my website and that's it. I will give you my ads reports from the ad I created it for it. I posted an AdSense code for my second part of the application.
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    • Profile picture of the author John Alves
      Originally Posted by flatbro94 View Post

      Look warriors,

      I am really new to this I'm serious! I don't click on my ads at all. All I did was outed the AdSense code on to my websites wednesday got accepted Thursday. Looked at it this morning and that's my whole account stats. I have no friends who are clicking on the ads either. I just pitted the ads on my website and that's it. I will give you my ads reports from the ad I created it for it. I posted an AdSense code for my second part of the application.
      Google doesn't care. They have many AdSense users, and they are not going to keep you around if they feel your stats are suspicious. If I were you, I would report those stats to Google asap and tell them that they look suspicious. Tell them that you have no idea why your CTR is so high, and you think that you may have been click bombed. It's not worth losing an AdSense account over the small profit that you made off those clicks. Even if you did nothing, it doesn't look natural.
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  • Profile picture of the author Zack Sprague
    I will I do not k.ow why it is that high at all!
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    • Profile picture of the author dv8domainsDotCom
      Originally Posted by flatbro94 View Post

      I will I do not k.ow why it is that high at all!
      It's ok flatbro we're all here to help. And this is based on aggregate experience and a lot of us reading posts that say "My adsense was banned, help?" or something like that. So we're just letting you know. And, what may have happened is actually 'click bombing' which can happen, even on a new account. I had this happen to me once when my clicks went from like 1-2 per day to 20 per day... this happened for 2 days and I reported it. I still have my account (and, side note: got to keep the spare change from the clicks too hehe). So, we're all here to help.

      I think you're doing great, and as long as you keep focus and have fun with it, you'll keep doing well
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  • Profile picture of the author khanhkunt
    First, congratulations!
    If you want to earn $ 1,000 must first earn $ 1, $ 2 ... To maintain the work and applying many methods to let people know to your website.
    Wish you will reap much more success! : D
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    • Profile picture of the author RSMarketing
      Well done. Now continue your efforts, find where those visits come from and copy what you did 10,000 times. Hire a VA to do it for you, or grab some software to do it for you.

      Best of luck,
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  • Profile picture of the author Zack Sprague
    I'f you caculate the real CTR in the calculator it is really 1.5 not 150%
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  • Profile picture of the author rmolina88
    I was making some decent money off adsense until I got banned for being clickbombed.
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    • Profile picture of the author RedShifted
      Originally Posted by flatbro94 View Post

      Right now I'm looking at my Ad Units report and here is my stats:

      Ad Requests: 18
      Coverage: 100%
      Clicks: 9
      Ad Request CTR: 50%
      CPC: 0.08
      Ad Request RPM: $37.85
      Ok yeh I gotta send you a pm now what in the world are you doing to get those conversions? I want to make money damnit!
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    • Profile picture of the author TheArticlePros
      Originally Posted by flatbro94 View Post

      its 6 page views thats all I know I haven't done anything it I promise you! I haven't even worked on it forever! According to google anaylitics 11 page views yesterday. Adsense tells me 6. Google anaylitics tells me also that one keyword that I didnt go after and went I looked up that keyword my site is on the front page of google
      Good job man!

      As far as everyone telling you to be careful about the clicking, you can take a little pre-emptive action to keep it from happening. I'm at my day job now, so I don't have all of my bookmarks here, but go to Google and start looking for a WP-plugin that track clicks by IP. I'm drawing a complete blank on it right now, but maybe someone reading this will know what I'm talking about.

      Anyways, the gist of it is this: When someone clicks on your AdSense, the plugin tracks it and then switches off the AdSense block for 24 hours if it detects that IP address again. This will keep a competitor from going to your site and just click-click-clicking away, getting you banned. (It will also stop your "helpful" friends from "helping" you if that was the case, even without your knowledge.)

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  • Profile picture of the author Zack Sprague
    After looking at a couple of threads I think I am being clickbombed!
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  • Profile picture of the author RedShifted
    Yeh a 150% CTR is unheard of for that amount of clicks, its really as simple as that.

    I just started sites just like you, one has 600 clicks and not one conversion yet. Something tells me your friend who has also been doing adsense probably clicked your ads to motivate you and is not telling you. Friends tend to do stupid **** like that not realizing he could get your account banned.

    I've talked to you through pm and I know how much you hate blackhat so I know you're not clicking your own ads. But you may want to make sure your friend didn't do it wouldn't hurt to ask.

    Either way, keep it up!!

    -Red

    edit: seeing from your most recent post I take that back, something else very odd seems to be going on.
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  • Profile picture of the author RedShifted
    /\ Wow, that just blew my mind. I really wonder if thats whats going on right now. A competitor clicking his ads, never even thought of it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Zack Sprague
    I will I need to report this to Google how can I? Also how can I see where the clicks are coming from?
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  • Profile picture of the author Zack Sprague
    Just looked at stat press Google has visited my site, I believe they know now somethings up.
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    • Profile picture of the author TheArticlePros
      Originally Posted by flatbro94 View Post

      Just looked at stat press Google has visited my site, I believe they know now somethings up.
      Nah...all of my sites get hits from Google bots everyday, and I don't even have AdSense on some of them. What's happening there is that Google will crawl your site every so often to see if there's new content or if the old content has changed.

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  • Profile picture of the author earthmom22
    I've had Google ads on my site for 5 years. I got one $100 check from them (over 2 years ago). I added a second site last year. I get traffic of approx 30 unique visitors per day to each site and suddenly got over 100 on one of the sites for several days in a row. Out of that surge of traffic I got 40 clicks on ads! So after 2 years I will get another check finally.

    I post all of that to say I don't know what was driving the traffic. I know that sudden clicks *can* look funny but it really depends on so much, what drove the traffic there in the first place and what the ads are that are being displayed.

    The new ads that I saw on the sites during this time were for a specific school that teaches the Arts and talks about teaching how to break into acting. Who knows? Maybe it was just a great ad. It worked well on my movie review page so maybe people interested in movies were interested in learning how to be an actor?
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  • Profile picture of the author Zack Sprague
    It said mediapartners-google adsense
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    • Profile picture of the author TheArticlePros
      Originally Posted by flatbro94 View Post

      It said mediapartners-google adsense
      That's more than likely the bot that determines what ads come up on your site. I'm not saying it's not multi-functioned, but that one crawls all of my AdSense sites.

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  • Profile picture of the author Zack Sprague
    I filed a contact support to Google about my situation!
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  • Profile picture of the author dustindustin
    whoa.. we're in the same boat buddy, i'm starting to make a living out of IM )
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  • Profile picture of the author Zack Sprague
    Ahh okay so I filed a report and Ill find a plugin. Like you said. What else should I do?
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    • Profile picture of the author TheArticlePros
      Originally Posted by flatbro94 View Post

      Ahh okay so I filed a report and Ill find a plugin. Like you said. What else should I do?
      Add more content, get a backlink strategy that is smart and compliant with Penguin, and, above all, make more $$.

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      • Profile picture of the author Zack Sprague
        Did I make money already !?
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  • Profile picture of the author Kal Sallam
    Nice work always great to see others finally earning.
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  • Profile picture of the author Aswad
    Now it is my turn to make some serious money online.. never take action before but your story encourage me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    You filed a report with google over 9 click?

    You need to read the terms of service of adsense carefully - don't post your CTR. Don't call attention to your new account by contacting google every few clicks.

    You should work to build up the site - let google worry about the adsense clicks.
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  • Profile picture of the author AJ Warrior
    Keep it up dude great work.
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    • Profile picture of the author TheArticlePros
      Originally Posted by flatbro94 View Post

      Did I make money already !?
      It looks like you did from what you're telling us.

      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      You need to read the terms of service of adsense carefully - don't post your CTR.
      Kay's got a point here. AdSense TOS is a b@#$% about sharing the information...you might want to go back and edit the OP and make sure that the sensitive information isn't there. I'd forgotten about that part...I've just made it a habit never to share my actual numbers with anyone since reading the TOS a couple of years ago.

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  • Profile picture of the author Zack Sprague
    Would yall mind taking off the quotes of my stats please and sorry king your right but with a CTR rate that high is just not right!
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  • Profile picture of the author juggerna623
    Congrats to your success.
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    There's never a dull moment with Flatbro, lol.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheArticlePros
    I just PM'ed Flatbro with the URL for the AdSense / WordPress plugin, but for anyone else who needs it, here's the article that has the link in it. I got it from Spencer Hawes @ NichePursuits.com:

    How to Avoid Getting Click Bombed on Google Adsense | Niche Pursuits

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  • Profile picture of the author Bill Hugall
    Whatever you are doing keep it up
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    • Profile picture of the author cashp0wer
      Congratulations on making your first money online - keep it going and repeat whatever you are doing to make more now.
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    Congrats! Now you can try aiming higer.
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  • Profile picture of the author saiidah
    Congrats man. I hope your problem has been resolved. Hopefully you can focus on your website more
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    • Profile picture of the author Zack Sprague
      No response from google yet, but I have no clicks from yesterday and only 25 page views. No clicks. Stats have lowered.
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  • Profile picture of the author shubhamblogger
    Try increasing your website traffic and so you will be blooming with adsense in short span.
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  • Profile picture of the author ClasH
    Congratz, you can smell the money now!
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  • Profile picture of the author JaimeCruzM
    Conratulations , it feels good right?, when you received those messages to your inbox, that you just made a commission or just referred another person to your primary company.

    kEEP UP THE GOOD WORK, It will pay you back on the long run and Always provide People with Value. I was working Full-time until last month, Now that things are going great I decided to downgrade to part-time and dedicate more time to my Online Business, until I become a full time Networker.

    I got qualified in less then 45 days and Now I’m coaching and training people how to do the same I do, 3 times a week, I can't wait until I'll be An Online Marketer full-Time, if you dedicate time to this industry, you can really become financially free.
    It was hard at thebeginning, but once you know what to do you can build a nice income and get more leaders into any business, I'm just doing coachng 3 times a week. "Never Give Up and Do not Let Anyone Kill Your Dreams".

    Jaime(Sunshine State)
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  • Profile picture of the author italad
    congrats i mean even your first $1 online gives you that all needed confidence to strive for more.. good luck
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  • Profile picture of the author alfid
    I'm glad you made some money! I remember the first time I made internet dollars, it wasn't much but I was still stoked.

    Yes, the people on this thread are right, just multiple whatever you are doing to get traffic times 100 then 1000. That's how it goes, just gotta upscale! Good luck!
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