A lot of traffic but no money! What would you do?

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Hello all,

I have a pet related blog that gets around 9000 unique visitors per month from search engines, mainly Google, I have tried different adsense themes, even the CTR theme but just can't seem to get the clicks to come..

It gets searched for by around 5085 different keyphrases

Yet only made $104 last month from it.

Any ideas?

I really appreciate any ideas you may have..

Regards,
Dennis
#adsense #lot #money #traffic
  • Profile picture of the author Valera
    Have you tried advertising targeted affiliate products using banners on that site?

    It all depends on what niche this site is in and what the searchers are looking for, that will be the main deciding factor in monetizing your site.

    If it is an info seeker niche, then adsense is the right way to monetize, if it is a buyer niche, you need affiliate products
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Cheesman
    It is a pet related site, so it is all pet information and tips..

    Dennis
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  • Profile picture of the author outwest
    What kind of pets? if its cats? I am sure you can sell cat products on there and make commissions from that. Same with most other types of pets. Why use Adsense, IMO it is widely regarded by a lot of people as not only very picky and likely to dellist sites cancel accounts, but they dont pay for sh*t

    search pet affiliate programs on Google

    how about one like this?

    http://www.petco.com/petco_Page_PC_a...teprogram.aspx
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    • Profile picture of the author Valera
      Yea, you can sell some pet related products that should not be a problem at all

      Pet owners are great money spenders
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Cheesman
    All different type of pets, not just one type..
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  • Profile picture of the author outwest
    Did you search Pet affiliate programs? you dont seem to be reading the responses
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Cheesman
    Well, it would be hard to do affiliate programs because I have a blog that all posts are of different type pets, so how would you target the affiliate program to the right pet?

    Dennis
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    • Profile picture of the author 36burrows
      Originally Posted by Dennis Cheesman View Post

      Well, it would be hard to do affiliate programs because I have a blog that all posts are of different type pets, so how would you target the affiliate program to the right pet?

      Dennis
      You would just have a text link within the blog post targeted at whatever the post is about
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  • Profile picture of the author outwest
    I would think Petco just has a well not sure, good question there must be a way
    maybe they give you different links for different pets, if they understand at all how the web works they would have to do that
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  • Profile picture of the author outwest
    check out this page, lists 10 pet affiliate programs and rates them

    10 Best Pet Affiliate Programs
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  • Profile picture of the author xylement
    Few ways...

    1) Adsense
    2) Selling Affiliates Products
    3) Flippa =)
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    • Profile picture of the author Valera
      Dennis,

      I have a custom banner advertising blog monetization plugin that I am planning to launch as a WSO soon, maybe you can test that plugin on your site as a review copy if you like as it might be the right solution to your problem.

      With this plugin, you can show different banners, for different types of pets, for example for cat related stuff, you can show cat related products, for dogs, dog related products and so on and you dont have to put in banners post by post, it works based on keywords in your content of the posts and pages.

      You create a campaign, and put in a keyword say, cat training, and then get an html code for a cat training banner and you are done!

      It will then show cat training banner only on cat training pages

      Then, you just create a new campaign with a new keyword and new banner for a diff keyword and so on...

      PM me if you are interested to know more about it
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    • Profile picture of the author TryBPO
      Originally Posted by xylement View Post

      Few ways...

      1) Adsense
      2) Selling Affiliates Products
      3) Flippa =)
      I like the third option. Get $1500 or so and build out more sites using the same process you did for this one. Presto instant AdSense army of sites!
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  • Profile picture of the author outwest
    I would be interested in that plugin also
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Jason
    Looks like you have mostly people who just want to get a free info so I see to way to do: a) build most site like that to get more traffic at the end more money b) target different keyword for terms for which people are more likely to buy.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Cheesman
    Valera, I sent you a PM..

    Dennis
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  • Profile picture of the author lutherlars
    Dennis, if ya wanna trade links with a quality pet blog, email me ur url:
    slaboflab@gmail.com and I'll reply to it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ga RedNeck
    with that much traffic have you tried renting adspots
    I wouldnt list it on Flippa that site should bank quite well
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    • Profile picture of the author Dennis Cheesman
      Originally Posted by Ga RedNeck View Post

      with that much traffic have you tried renting adspots
      I wouldnt list it on Flippa that site should bank quite well
      You talking about charging other websites for links, or banners?

      That could be an option I really didn't think of that..

      Dennis
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  • Profile picture of the author Valera
    I have sent you a review copy of the pluggin Dennis, hope this thing helps you make a bit more cash from targeted advertising on your blog.

    Let me know how that works out for you
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    • Profile picture of the author GardeniaShrub
      People click adsense if they are looking for further information - if your site supplies all the info they need, they won't click!

      Like others say, try switching to offering to sell a product (via amazon or some other affiliate). You may get better conversions
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  • Profile picture of the author StoneWilson
    Sell banner ads to local pets stores will be a good idea, one of my friends running a pet hospital website, and he makes so much money than I run almost 10 websites.
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  • Profile picture of the author cernair
    i know a good way to monetize, send me a PM if interested
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  • Profile picture of the author LinkingService
    1. IF adsense is not working for you try Ebay or Pet related affiliates. There are quite a lot of ebook you can sell via your site.

    2. Selling links or banner on your site can also make you decent money.

    3. OR you can just sell the site on Flippa!
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    • Profile picture of the author Apollo-Articles
      Stop messing around with Adsense and start selling really good affiliate programs you'd buy yourself (not just ones with high gravity) go and check out a few different networks.

      Then add some text links (which always convert higher than pictures) into each blog post (make it relevant).

      Seeing as it's a pet blog, each post relates to a different type of pet? Then you could target a product relating to that pet in each post?

      But to be honest with you $100, isn't that bad. However if you found a product with an effective sales page and you wrote enticing text links you income could easily double.

      Sam
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  • Profile picture of the author diyakapoor
    instead of simple text ads, try banner ads. They would be more attractive and increase you click rate.
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