FIRST $2 MADE WHATS MY NEXT STEP?

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Hey everyone again,

I had made a post a while back about making my first $1 from my website. I received advise to adjust ad placement and so on. So now im at the point where im comfortable with the ad placement, clicks are coming in. My website gets about 30 unique visitors a day, the blog on the subdomain gets about 60-70, and the forum on the subdomain i just launched last week is getting about 10 visits a day. The website is 5 months old. Im still backlinking and working on social networking ALOT EVERYDAY lol.

Question is, what should i expect in terms of increased ad clicks(ad revenue) in the future? Am i going to fast, is my website too young? What should i concentrate on now? I make a few cents a day but i want to increase to a few dollars a day!

Any input is very welcome.
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  • Profile picture of the author fedor50
    Continue to build high quality backlinks. Continue adding high quality content. Continue doing social media marketing. The more traffic you drive to your site, the more money you are ultimately going to make
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael D Forbes
    I would strongly consider ads that pay better from the sounds of it. What are you using?
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  • Profile picture of the author Wade32
    Congratulations on your money! I am having problems with my Adsense not making any money for me. I am in the same boat as you, 4 mo old website 60 visits per day, but I think my Adsense may be placed wrong. Not making anything with it.
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  • Profile picture of the author sethdrebitko
    Congrats. Just seems like a matter of scaling up and drawing in repeats. Do you have a mail list? For example: jetpack allows people to subscribe and get emails when posts are made. Additionally, depending on the forum you are using you can easily set up a mailing list and send weekly updates highlighting certain posts.
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    • Profile picture of the author webmonopoly
      Thanks for the replies!

      So i guess i will keep chugging along and try to increase traffic. I also assuming that time will help, the older the site the easier the ranking and the more exposure? And yes i will eventually be using the forum to create a mail list in the future. So i get about 1-2 ad clicks a day (10-20 cents) what can i expect within the next year or 2? Will it be a slow gradual increase or do you guys think i can pump this to a few dollars a day withing a few months?

      PS. Im using a PPC ad network specific to my cannabis niche. I tried affiliate ads with no luck, i dont think i have enough traffic for affiliate ads yet.
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      • Profile picture of the author RogueOne
        Originally Posted by webmonopoly View Post

        Im using a PPC ad network specific to my cannabis niche. I tried affiliate ads with no luck, i dont think i have enough traffic for affiliate ads yet.
        Have you tried Nirvana? You get cookied for the life of the customer and most will come back again and again, some for years.
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    Congratulations! I'm just starting too and stories like these makes me happy!
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    • Profile picture of the author Bluestarace
      Originally Posted by spmarketer View Post

      Congratulations! I'm just starting too and stories like these makes me happy!
      Is that an affiliate link on your signature?

      To the OP,
      Its hard to make a significant income from Adsense alone unless you have a lot of traffic. Try changing ad location, color etc. Experiment.
      Also, if you have some money to invest, buy some solo ads. You will get targeted traffic. Get them on your list and sell affiliate products to them.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nickro
    Why dont you try to bring a lot of traffic and do link buildig only on you website for now?
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  • Profile picture of the author TheSalesBooster
    Consider joining an affiliate network and promote offers similar to your website. Adsense is a chump change for anyone who doesn't know how to monetize their own website
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  • Profile picture of the author adsassist
    Adsense is a joke.

    You would make a lot more selling your ad space for very targeted ads.

    The more high volume targeted visitors you have the more you will make.

    If Adsense cant find a targeted ad for you they will just put anything up to fill your ad space.
    Now how is that going to help you? Car insurance is the most popular I see for filling in ads.

    People that make a lot from Adsense have around 10,000 visitors a day.
    If you sell your ad space to the right people, you could make the same amount with half the visitors.
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    • Profile picture of the author RogueOne
      Here are some actual numbers I just pulled of my account. These ads are mostly in the MMORPG niche. Notice the Rpm of $5.08. Unless you have very high cpc you might expect to make similar.

      With the small amount of traffic you have you really can't expect much.

      impressions - 97,318
      clicks - 2,597
      CTR - 2.67%
      cpc - $0.19
      Rpm - $5.08
      earnings - $494.00
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  • Profile picture of the author webmonopoly
    Would like to thank everyone for there advice, the last 2 days ive been getting about double the ad clicks and i haven't realy changed anything yet. So i will let it play out and just keep backlinking my main site.
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  • I think you could make more selling products as an affiliate than through adsense.
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  • Try to diversify your profits, instead of focusing on 'more-clicks', focus on creating top-notch content that is so polished that your viewers are literally ready to sign up to your e-mail list or buy one of your products, all without incentives.

    I can guarantee you that the more creativity and original content you put into your site will inevitably cause all of your viewers to be more qualified leads (even when clicking ads, some advertisers pay on a conversion based model instead of standard cpc, so you might only earn pennies per click but then $5 all at once because someone purchased a product through that click).

    Turning your traffic into buyer traffic is the real key, whether they buy your products or your advertisers products - you make more money.
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    • Profile picture of the author webmonopoly
      Originally Posted by ChristopherGabriel View Post

      Try to diversify your profits, instead of focusing on 'more-clicks', focus on creating top-notch content that is so polished that your viewers are literally ready to sign up to your e-mail list or buy one of your products, all without incentives.

      I can guarantee you that the more creativity and original content you put into your site will inevitably cause all of your viewers to be more qualified leads (even when clicking ads, some advertisers pay on a conversion based model instead of standard cpc, so you might only earn pennies per click but then $5 all at once because someone purchased a product through that click).

      Turning your traffic into buyer traffic is the real key, whether they buy your products or your advertisers products - you make more money.
      I understand exactly what you guys are getting at with the affiliate products, thing is i tried using them already and didnt get one sale, so i was getting ancy and decided i wanted to see some money now and put up PPC ads. I think im going to let the PPC run for a bit and get a few payouts and then eventualy try the affiliate ads again, and yes i will experiment with different products and so on. What do you guys think??

      And for the issue of unique content, that's pretty much already my main focus and it seems to be paying off. My niche is in something im very knowledgeable in, and there's only 2 other websites that are similar to mine, in terms of the unique twist i have put on the site.
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  • Profile picture of the author alfid
    You probably cannot count on AdSense alone for a revenue. You might need to think of another idea, such as maybe some kind of product or service you would offer. You might also want to sell other people's products.
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  • Profile picture of the author rahulrockerdwor
    traffic is all you need but to maintain the traffic and improve bounce rates go for quality posts/informatiin because the better the quality content more will be the visitors.
    after you are sure about the content quality, go build some links and there you have it..you will find better ad clicks
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  • Profile picture of the author powerofschool
    You can just start building quality backlinks and optimize your website daily with new updates.You can earn eventually day by day .
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  • Profile picture of the author adsassist
    If you go back to the affiliate products, keep an eye on your traffic stats.

    Find where the best targeted traffic is coming from and focus on that.

    Dig deep into it. To start I would find that one person that is looking for your product. Make a relationship with that one person. Then spread your wings a little and find 3, then 7, then 15 and so on.

    Once I started looking at it like this I had my first sale in no time. People are people and saw them as a friend not money. Its kinda of like hand picking your traffic/friends.
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  • Profile picture of the author Anoopchawla
    continue what's working and scale it up.
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    Next action step: make another $2
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  • Profile picture of the author getrichinfo
    can i take a look at ur site?
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  • Profile picture of the author Ericparke
    More testing, Spend some money and bite the bullet
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  • Profile picture of the author Prateek Dwivedi
    Split test your ads. See whats working, keep on tweaking and scaling things up. Its all a matter of testing.
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  • Profile picture of the author MaggieDavid
    Are you putting up fresh content on your site weekly? this builds more traffic. google likes to see fresh content. Plus continue to build good quality and diversified links.

    Ad positioning is very important, we all tend to get "Ad blindness" so try different positions.

    Are you ranking at all on any of your chosen keywords?
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  • Profile picture of the author jpsween88
    I've never had luck with adsense. I always seem to do something wrong that they dont like somewhere down the road. I would recommend trying to capture the traffic you already get, that way as the site grows your not fighting to keep the other members your just letting it snowball. I would also say keep your adsense ad but maybe through in an affiliate banner in there and move around every couple of days to see if you you can increase ctr.

    Hope this helps
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  • Profile picture of the author BenStevens
    Are you targeting keywords or just blogging and backlinking? You need to have each post targeting a few keywords to make sure you are leveraging your linking in the most beneficial way.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeff333
    Hello

    Did you use pingomatic and bulkping ? Use google to submit your rss feed. Put : "submit rss feed free" to google search engine.

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  • Profile picture of the author silverline
    Congrats!!! Welcome to the online community. Focus more on traffic and scale up.
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