I started with some keyword research and chose a niche in the self improvement category. Lots of good paying adwords, tons of keyword options. I initially wrote about 10 articles targeting main keywords (still working on ranking them). After a few weeks I was getting about 10 visits per day from long tails and click-throughs from my article marketing submissions.
Then I decided to put up the adsense. 3 days later I got my first click (woot). The following day, I got two clicks. My total income was 1.20 (yay). I was actually pretty excited about it so I began to double my efforts.
I focused on writing more keyword targeted pages, back-linking with article marketing and trying to include lots of LSI keywords per page. I was following Xfactors latest content site methods. A few weeks later, I had about 70 pages of keyword targeted well-written unique content and my traffic started improving.
So whats the problem?
Well...ever since those first 3 clicks, there has been nothing and I mean absolutely nothing. Not one click. It has been over a month since then. The site is about 2 1/2 months old. I'm getting about 20 visitors per day, my content went from 10 pages to 70 and still nothing. I've never heard of getting 0% ctr. My ad placement follows all the best methods advised in this and other forums. Large rectangle at top of post, skyscraper in sidebar, another block in mid of page. Colors matched to theme. What gives?
It is hard to stay motivated to crank out all this research and writing if I'm just going to watch that ctr sit at 0 eternally. I know the site is young and things take time but...bah! I also realize that my traffic is abismally low but it is growing slowly. I did however expect to see at least some small evidence that all this work would eventually pay off but nothing...
What the H3LL am I doing wrong here?
Anyone else have over 300 page views without a single click?