Lots of Traffic, no Earnings

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Hi,

I have a website, in which I produce news, guides and reviews etc

I'm consistently getting 600+ traffic a DAY!! from google and other sources.

However, I'm struggling to even earn 10 pence a day (using Adsense)

How can I properly monetize my website?

Thanks
#earnings #lots #traffic
  • Profile picture of the author AdwordsMogul
    Well, it's difficult to say without seeing your site. What sort of keywords do people use to find you?
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  • Profile picture of the author UMS
    What keywords are people using to find your site?

    What type of Adsense ads do you have on your site?

    What is your CTR?
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    • Profile picture of the author wilks3y
      Originally Posted by UMS View Post

      What keywords are people using to find your site?

      What type of Adsense ads do you have on your site?

      What is your CTR?
      I have both text and visual ad's on my site.

      0.16% CTR ? :/
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  • Profile picture of the author LarryHaywood
    Without more information (or seeing this site) this question is impossible to even attempt to answer. With those traffic numbers you should be able to earn much more than you are. Could tweak adsense colors, formats, locations of ads, try other ad networks, get leads, etc...
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  • Profile picture of the author wilks3y
    I've PMED all 3 of you, I'm not sure I'm allowed to post my website here.

    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author wilks3y
    Sorry,
    LARRY

    I can't PM you I've got a limit or something... :/
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  • Profile picture of the author LarryHaywood
    No problem buddy. Careful what kind of info you put out in public... Adsense has some strict policies regarding this. On another note, I can tell you if you get the monetization right with 600 people coming to your site daily, you can earn some cash. Something else to consider, you can also get paid for leads which sometimes means simply capturing an email address, zip code or something simple like that and companies may pay you $1 or more in some cases. Just something to think about.... Adsense isn't the only game in town.
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    • Profile picture of the author wilks3y
      Originally Posted by LarryHaywood View Post

      No problem buddy. Careful what kind of info you put out in public... Adsense has some strict policies regarding this. On another note, I can tell you if you get the monetization right with 600 people coming to your site daily, you can earn some cash. Something else to consider, you can also get paid for leads which sometimes means simply capturing an email address, zip code or something simple like that and companies may pay you $1 or more in some cases. Just something to think about.... Adsense isn't the only game in town.
      Hi Larry,

      Thanks so far bud !!

      So, I've tried adsense, no luck. I tried Amazon, had a few click throughs but no money.

      I also have a signup box, which I'm offering a years worth of Todoist premium for subscribing.

      I'd love to PM you my site so you could take a look.

      Nothing is working and its really starting to gut me. Its like 5 months of my life for 10 pence haha !!
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      • Profile picture of the author seonutshell
        Originally Posted by wilks3y View Post

        Hi Larry,

        Thanks so far bud !!

        So, I've tried adsense, no luck. I tried Amazon, had a few click throughs but no money.

        I also have a signup box, which I'm offering a years worth of Todoist premium for subscribing.

        I'd love to PM you my site so you could take a look.

        Nothing is working and its really starting to gut me. Its like 5 months of my life for 10 pence haha !!
        PM me il take a look
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        • Profile picture of the author wilks3y
          Originally Posted by seonutshell View Post

          PM me il take a look
          Done that.



          Thanks everyone so far, hopefully someone can show me how to properly monetize my site !!
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  • Profile picture of the author seonutshell
    Seen the site and yes i think you will make a lot of money from it.
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  • Profile picture of the author AdwordsMogul
    The biggest thing that usually leads to a breakthrough in situations like yours is answering a simple question:

    - WHO are the people who come to your site, and WHAT do they really WANT?

    Apart from that, here are my observations:

    After looking at your site, here is what I think

    - There were just a couple of ads, so I'm assuming that you've taken the Adsense off. Otherwise the placement of the ads could be part of the issue

    - You could possibly charge for the App review service - but that link is broken so I'm not sure how it works.

    - Before you chose your keywords, did you check how much they would pay out, even if people click?

    - Finally, it may be that you have chosen a market that is not very "click conducive". Not all markets are created equal.

    - Your site could also do with a bit more personality. The writing at the moment is a bit impersonal. Plus, your article titles could do with a lot of improvement.

    They need to engage the reader, make them curious. Again, what do your readers really want to read? What would make them want to come back?

    What would cause them to talk about what they read on your site?

    Just relating the technical stuff is not enough.

    Here is a common misconception: people think that the more traffic you get, the more money you make. Actually this is only true if:

    - You have high quality, motivated traffic
    AND
    - You have something they are really looking for.
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    • Profile picture of the author wilks3y
      Originally Posted by AdwordsMogul View Post

      The biggest thing that usually leads to a breakthrough in situations like yours is answering a simple question:

      - WHO are the people who come to your site, and WHAT do they really WANT?

      Apart from that, here are my observations:

      After looking at your site, here is what I think

      - There were just a couple of ads, so I'm assuming that you've taken the Adsense off. Otherwise the placement of the ads could be part of the issue

      - You could possibly charge for the App review service - but that link is broken so I'm not sure how it works.

      - Before you chose your keywords, did you check how much they would pay out, even if people click?

      - Finally, it may be that you have chosen a market that is not very "click conducive". Not all markets are created equal.

      - Your site could also do with a bit more personality. The writing at the moment is a bit impersonal. Plus, your article titles could do with a lot of improvement.

      They need to engage the reader, make them curious. Again, what do your readers really want to read? What would make them want to come back?

      What would cause them to talk about what they read on your site?

      Just relating the technical stuff is not enough.

      Here is a common misconception: people think that the more traffic you get, the more money you make. Actually this is only true if:

      - You have high quality, motivated traffic
      AND
      - You have something they are really looking for.
      Hi There,

      The app review service was set to private. Thanks for the heads up, don't know how that happened.

      Also, where is best to place my ads? any suggestions etc?

      I've never checked how much the links payout.

      Do you think I should sell the site and try a different niche?

      I'm getting to the point where I could do without the stress, putting so much into something, for no return is a gutter.
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      • Great advice here. Friend if you stay focused and make a decision to apply the golden advice that has been literally handed to you for free you will reap the rewards. OR you can move on, make the same mistakes and wonder why making money online is not working out for you. REMEMBER the fastest way to be successful is to surround yourself with successful people. This has happened for you in this great thread so I would take on the anazing advice given to you and focus on the small changes you have to make to start converting the traffic you are already receiving and then moving on to your next project. Just my 2 cents. MrG Freedom Fighter
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      • Profile picture of the author hotlinks
        To help better, Please "send link.

        Site Statistics fine. but spaces are probably not a good use of advertising.
        What keywords are people using to find your site?
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  • Profile picture of the author AdwordsMogul
    Well, when you start a business you should ALWAYS do at least basic research to find out the earning potential.

    The good thing is, you have learnt a lot of important skills like getting traffic - in fact a lot of people would like to learn how you did that. You can actually make some money from that.

    As far as selling the site is concerned, ultimately it's your decision - it's not even clear whether or not it will make you money.

    You'd definitely have to rework a lot of things - the content may be good for search engines but it's not the strongest for your visitors.

    So weigh your options - the least you can do is to put in ads within the content itself. Just do a Google search for ad placement suggestions.

    You can easily get an Adsense plugin, place the ads in the articles see what happens after a week/month.

    But yeah, you should probably put your skills to a more profitable market - but do your research first!
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  • Profile picture of the author skibbz
    Originally Posted by wilks3y View Post

    Hi,

    I have a website, in which I produce news, guides and reviews etc

    I'm consistently getting 600+ traffic a DAY!! from google and other sources.

    However, I'm struggling to even earn 10 pence a day (using Adsense)

    How can I properly monetize my website?

    Thanks
    whats your niche? did you try pay per impression? there must be a way to monetize any traffic even if its porn or gambling lol
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Silvey
    Originally Posted by wilks3y View Post

    Hi,

    I have a website, in which I produce news, guides and reviews etc

    I'm consistently getting 600+ traffic a DAY!! from google and other sources.

    However, I'm struggling to even earn 10 pence a day (using Adsense)

    How can I properly monetize my website?

    Thanks
    My first course of action would to be to build a list.
    Second I would work on bonding that traffic and cut down bounce rates such as allowing comments.
    Third you might try contextual links in your content to affiliate offers. Here you don't drastically change the Aesthetics of your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lateef Olajide
    Originally Posted by wilks3y View Post

    Hi,

    I have a website, in which I produce news, guides and reviews etc

    I'm consistently getting 600+ traffic a DAY!! from google and other sources.

    However, I'm struggling to even earn 10 pence a day (using Adsense)

    How can I properly monetize my website?

    Thanks
    I wish I could see your site to be able to structure my comment better. But first I will suggest you quit google adsense and see what those audience really want. How do they get to your site. Which keyphrase lands them on your site. Check your traffic stats.

    You can profit from any audience, even if what they want is free stuffs. There are several CPA on free stuffs. I won't waste my time with adsense.

    Lateef
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  • Profile picture of the author seonutshell
    why is he banned?
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  • Profile picture of the author isofthelps
    Your ad position is likely to be at the wrong place.
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  • Profile picture of the author Guru_Marketing
    Originally Posted by wilks3y View Post

    Hi,

    I have a website, in which I produce news, guides and reviews etc

    I'm consistently getting 600+ traffic a DAY!! from google and other sources.

    However, I'm struggling to even earn 10 pence a day (using Adsense)

    How can I properly monetize my website?

    Thanks
    Simple. Join a CPA network and get email submit banners there. They do not have to buy to make money. You get paid per lead. However, read careful their guidelines and requirements, especially the allowed methods to send traffic, because they can shut you down.

    With Adsense you get paid pennies. However, if more traffic comes to your website it tends to multiple. But for 600 visitors a day, CPA would work best.

    Chris
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    • Profile picture of the author skibbz
      Originally Posted by Guru_Marketing View Post

      Simple. Join a CPA network and get email submit banners there. They do not have to buy to make money. You get paid per lead. However, read careful their guidelines and requirements, especially the allowed methods to send traffic, because they can shut you down.

      With Adsense you get paid pennies. However, if more traffic comes to your website it tends to multiple. But for 600 visitors a day, CPA would work best.

      Chris
      true chris....I agree, he needs to try CPA
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  • Profile picture of the author awilks3y
    Hi all,

    Warrior forums banned me for Private messaging?

    Also, I'll PM you all my site + email so you can contact me.

    Guru_Marketing, I'm going to look at CPA thanks alot for the suggestion )
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  • Profile picture of the author awilks3y
    I'm confused how CPA can help me, as its Cost Per Action? This is going to be worse for me? If they're not even clicking an Ad, surely they wont complete an action?
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    • Profile picture of the author Guru_Marketing
      Originally Posted by awilks3y View Post

      I'm confused how CPA can help me, as its Cost Per Action? This is going to be worse for me? If they're not even clicking an Ad, surely they wont complete an action?
      If they do not click on your ads that is a marketing issue. You can't send traffic who's interested in computer repair services and place ads on cooking. You need to know who's more likely to visit your website. Who are those people who are visiting your website? If you do not know your demographics, no matter what ad campaigns you are using, you are going to fail.
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      • Profile picture of the author awilks3y
        Originally Posted by Guru_Marketing View Post

        If they do not click on your ads that is a marketing issue. You can't send traffic who's interested in computer repair services and place ads on cooking. You need to know who's more likely to visit your website. Who are those people who are visiting your website? If you do not know your demographics, no matter what ad campaigns you are using, you are going to fail.

        All I know, for some reason my top visitor income is US based on Analytics, whereas Alexa reports my top country as India, and I am UK.

        I'm getting so frustrated with this, I'm even willing to offer a % to someone who helps me get my revenue started... seriously... Like Dragons Den !!
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        • Profile picture of the author Guru_Marketing
          Originally Posted by awilks3y View Post

          All I know, for some reason my top visitor income is US based on Analytics, whereas Alexa reports my top country as India, and I am UK.

          I'm getting so frustrated with this, I'm even willing to offer a % to someone who helps me get my revenue started... seriously... Like Dragons Den !!
          What's your website?
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          I am Chris
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          • Profile picture of the author awilks3y
            Originally Posted by Guru_Marketing View Post

            What's your website?
            You can contact me here: Contact | Double Time Today

            I am Chris

            Done )

            Thanks
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          • Profile picture of the author G0nzalez
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            Originally Posted by Guru_Marketing View Post

            What's your website?
            You can contact me here: Contact | Double Time Today

            I am Chris
            Chris, I got your message, but I cannot reply. I will send you a PM.

            Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author G0nzalez
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    I have the same problem as the OP. I get 500 UV / day - 78% from the traffic is organic. I'm trying to earn with AdSense, but until now I only earned a few pennies.

    I am also building a list, but most of the people don't sign up. Should I try a CPA network?
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    • Profile picture of the author Guru_Marketing
      Originally Posted by G0nzalez View Post

      I have the same problem as the OP. I get 500 UV / day - 78% from the traffic is organic. I'm trying to earn with AdSense, but until now I only earned a few pennies.

      I am also building a list, but most of the people don't sign up. Should I try a CPA network?
      Here's a marketing issue again. If you know the people who are visiting your website, you know what offers and promotions to run. If they do not click or act, then you do not know the people who are visiting your website.
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    • Profile picture of the author awilks3y
      Originally Posted by Chris Silvey View Post

      My first course of action would to be to build a list.
      Second I would work on bonding that traffic and cut down bounce rates such as allowing comments.
      Third you might try contextual links in your content to affiliate offers. Here you don't drastically change the Aesthetics of your site.
      I've tried so hard to build a list, offering a £29 value just for subscribing, not 1 signed up. What more can I do??

      Originally Posted by G0nzalez View Post

      I have the same problem as the OP. I get 500 UV / day - 78% from the traffic is organic. I'm trying to earn with AdSense, but until now I only earned a few pennies.

      I am also building a list, but most of the people don't sign up. Should I try a CPA network?
      This is my problems with list building, no body joins the list...
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  • Profile picture of the author G0nzalez
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    What can I do, change the ad network?
    My visitors don't click on the ads nor do they subscribe. I'm in the blogging niche.
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    • Profile picture of the author awilks3y
      Originally Posted by johnben1444 View Post

      OP has been banned..

      I don't know why they banned me, I had to setup this account....

      Perhaps PM'ing a few people from this thread??
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  • Profile picture of the author lunarninja
    I work for Lunarpages.com and we see spammers always hit sites with fake traffic and seems like its legit.

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  • Profile picture of the author ncotta
    Try testing ad placement. I usually go for header, in the post, and in the sidebar.
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    • Profile picture of the author wordwizard
      You got some good advice here.

      If you really get 600 visitors a day, and they're not clicking, you may want to look into conversion.

      How long do they stay on your website?

      Do you provide valuable information that they would be interested in?

      And just because they don't click on the Adsense ads doesn't mean they won't click on tempting offers!

      Also, why not use some posts for reviews and recommending something.

      And if your audience is interested in your service, why not write an article about how this service can help them etc., all with call to action.

      Also, as someone suggested - focus on capturing some of these visitors -

      Create an "ethical bribe" - a special report with some very helpful tips that your primary audience would be very interested in - and give it away in exchange for their contact info!

      That will get you started with the monetization.

      And CPA - you can combine that with both your blog and the follow-up sequence. Just tell them you've added another cool offer, make a post about it, and send them there.

      But again - be sure that the CPA offers you pick fit well with the interests of your audience.

      Good luck!
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  • And once you have a CPA sites to promote then go to FB and make a Fun page then gather more likes to earn money.
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  • Profile picture of the author Curtis2011
    I sent you a message. Please respond and I will give my Adsense placement advice for your website.
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  • Profile picture of the author dakar
    Like others have said. Ad placement and color will improve your odds of people clicking on ads. I run a website that also gets thousands of visitors a day, and simply moving the Adsense around makes a huge difference.
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  • Profile picture of the author JasonBennet
    Erm it is strange if you have so much traffic coming to your website but you are not making any money from Adsense. There are lots of very good content in this thread If I am you and I have a website that focus on just one topic, I will build a list from it so that I will have more control of the traffic as I can email them whenever there is a new post on the website.
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