Adsense - How To Get Higher Paying Clicks?

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Hey guys, so I just started getting into adsense. I have a website in the relationship/dating niche with about 100 pageviews a day currently. The click payout is pretty bad. I'm getting $.03 to $.07 clicks with around a 5-10% CTR. Is there a way to increase this or is this niche just bad for Adsense?
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  • Profile picture of the author Ikmal Syifai
    It's just bad. Dating niche will be more profitable using CPA offers.
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  • Profile picture of the author nicnac03
    I see, I'll give it a few weeks then I'll do some CJ offers.
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  • Profile picture of the author FraserC
    Don't judge Adsense too quickly, if you've got a really good site that's appropriate for advertisers, you want to give them some time to discover your site and start targeting your site specifically. That pushes the eCPM rates up.

    But in that niche, I'd think there are many more CPA ads you can run through other ads and affiliate programs. You'd make a lot more money that way.

    But one of the most popular sites out there Plenty of Fish, was monetized by Adsense for a long time.
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  • Profile picture of the author webdevpro
    Besides page views, its also depends upon how many UV you got per day. The more the UVs more the chances of high click rate due to traffic diversity.
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    • Profile picture of the author paulgl
      The only, and I mean only way to get high paying clicks,
      (high paying relative) is to have a kick-@$$ site that
      is targeted by high paying adwords users.

      Niche does not matter in most cases. Adwords users
      want results, and they will bid to be on your site.

      I do have some sites that I know adwords users are
      paying more for than search.

      Now I will contradict myself. Niche does matter, but
      only when talking of people targeting it on the
      display network. Obviously if few people are targeting
      the niche in the display network, your CPC will be
      lower on average.

      But you can still make money.

      The flip side is also true. You can have a student loan
      consolidation site that sucks at traffic, and get zero
      bidders, leading to pennies for clicks.

      If people would stop thinking pie-in-the-sky-high
      CPC, and actually creating something useful, they
      would get somewhere.



      Paul
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      • Profile picture of the author JoshuaG
        Originally Posted by paulgl View Post

        The only, and I mean only way to get high paying clicks,
        (high paying relative) is to have a kick-@$$ site that
        is targeted by high paying adwords users.

        Niche does not matter in most cases. Adwords users
        want results, and they will bid to be on your site.

        I do have some sites that I know adwords users are
        paying more for than search.

        Now I will contradict myself. Niche does matter, but
        only when talking of people targeting it on the
        display network. Obviously if few people are targeting
        the niche in the display network, your CPC will be
        lower on average.

        But you can still make money.

        The flip side is also true. You can have a student loan
        consolidation site that sucks at traffic, and get zero
        bidders, leading to pennies for clicks.

        If people would stop thinking pie-in-the-sky-high
        CPC, and actually creating something useful, they
        would get somewhere.



        Paul
        I generally disagree with this.

        The bidding on keywords is not done on a per-site basis unless bidders have specifically requested to bid on your site AND your AdSense account has been configured to accept these types of bids.

        Adwords bidders are just as likely to target keywords in general rather then specific sites. That means you can still get high paying clicks without adwords bidders going to town on your site.

        You can have a student loan
        consolidation site that sucks at traffic, and get zero
        bidders, leading to pennies for clicks.
        You could also have a student loan
        consolidation site that sucks at traffic, and gets plenty
        of bidders, leading to dollars for clicks.

        Like I said, there are plenty of Adwords bidders out there advertising on the content/display network that are not doing site specific targeting.

        Of course you said, "relative" so maybe you're only thinking of ultra monster clicks or something. But realistically for someone is OP's position any click over $1.50 or so would be pretty nice.
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  • Profile picture of the author ebizstore23
    follow the advices aboce and make sure you are working around a high paying keyword.
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    • Profile picture of the author IceCreamTruck
      Hi everyone,

      I have a niche LGBT marriage site that I'm struggling to get monotonous. The traffic has steadily increased to over 200 hits per day. The theme is highly customized, could that be causing the issue?

      Currently I have 3 ads but none of them are getting clicks. I'm posting the site (not to promote it) but to see if you would take a look and provide some helpful feedback. The site is statesthatallowgaymarriage.com

      Any feedback is greatly appreciated!
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      • Profile picture of the author AfteraDream
        Originally Posted by IceCreamTruck View Post

        Hi everyone,

        I have a niche LGBT marriage site that I'm struggling to get monotonous. The traffic has steadily increased to over 200 hits per day. The theme is highly customized, could that be causing the issue?

        Currently I have 3 ads but none of them are getting clicks. I'm posting the site (not to promote it) but to see if you would take a look and provide some helpful feedback. The site is statesthatallowgaymarriage.com

        Any feedback is greatly appreciated!
        Design is not actually bad but site is empty... Clicked on New York state and it only had a video. Vids are good but add text below. Also your sponsor banners are not showing (2 of the 3). Try incorporating the sponsors into text while writing on how to get marriage approved etc. Give valuable information..
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  • Profile picture of the author gavinC
    Find out what ads are being served to your site using adsense sandbox. Then block the low paying ads from appearing in your adsense account.
    Cheers.
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  • Profile picture of the author faceblogger
    What paul said!
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  • Profile picture of the author OmarNegron
    I wouldn't judge it so fast. Make sure you let it play out for about a month then see if you should monetize through adsense etc. I would make sure the niche itself shows more than $1 CPC on the adwords tool. (Try to shoot for even higher though if you KNOW you want to monetize though adsense)

    -Omar
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  • Profile picture of the author Matt Baker
    I think having a stable ranking on Search engines will get you more targeted visitors and clicks on your ads.
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  • Profile picture of the author JoshuaG
    OP, to answer your question there are plenty of ways to increase your earnings.

    One way you could try would be to turn on "interest based" advertising. This allows ad's that are not directly about the content of your site to be displayed based on demographic information from googles database rather then your sites content
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  • Profile picture of the author Rainmak3r
    There's a wso on the warrior somewhere which teaches you how to increase your adsense earnings based on filtering out ads in the network with low cpc from being circulated on your blog.

    Pretty interesting wso, as the writer had case studies showing how he was increasing his adsense earnings without increasing post count or number of blogs.

    Search for "Google Adsense Insider Technique".
    It should still be active I think.

    Good luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author appliedvisual
    I tend to agree with Paul. You need an amazing site to get the CPC rate up. Joshua has a point about interest based advertising, but without a "kick-ass" site you won't see any earnings. Once your site has reached "kick-ass"status, adsense will be at the bottom of your earning totem pole.
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    • Profile picture of the author MrWonton
      Originally Posted by clerk master View Post

      Hey mate,

      No more worries, here's a great guy who will click on your adsense ads from american ip address once a day for a month for $10, you get guarantee results & atleast make 40$ if not more. You have nothing too lose its all profit just give it a shot if you dont like he will be happy to give refund but he know you wont complain.

      montye73: I will click on your adsense ads from american ip address once a day for a month for $10 - SEOClerks

      If you want you can order this up to two times a for each website per month more then that will give you a red flag from google and yeah he do use different computers so dont worry he has been doing this for years.

      Hopefully you'll like his service, Good Day!
      LOL at risking your adsense account for $40s worth of fraudulent clicks. At the OPs current CPCs, he'd make $2.10 for his $10 investment.

      Awesome ROI

      :rolleyes:
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  • Profile picture of the author appliedvisual
    I forgot to add. Most people making tons on adsense aren't whitehat and they won't tell you or sell you their secrets so don't waste time trying to buy the "newest" or "killer" methods.
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  • Profile picture of the author Greeks
    It depends upon the traffic, when your traffic will increase your click payout will be automatically increase.
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  • Profile picture of the author kochtgr
    Well there are a lot of factors to consider about adsense but I think that your niche is not the best one for adsense and as someone else said cpa programs would be much more profitable for your site. Anyway here is an article that I published on my blog a few days ago that will help you optimize adsense on your site for more clicks and better cpc advertisers...
    How You Can Really Make Money With Adsense
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  • Profile picture of the author Daniel Wilson
    Having a fewer ad blocks may help you to get the highest paying clicks in that block. If you have more then one block the more ads will be shown and not all ads have high CPC.
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  • Profile picture of the author Juvv2096
    I would say it would have a lot to do with your niche. Choose a niche thats got a high price on bids. Lets say Credit cards for example. They can pay up to like $10 a click. Keep in mind that they are much harder to rank for though and are flooded with heaps of people trying to get to the top.
    My suggestion is that if you want to make adsense money, choose your niche wisely!
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  • Profile picture of the author owenlee
    I would suggest that you check on the content of the niche..usually the ads are base on the content around it...
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  • Profile picture of the author RankSale
    Originally Posted by nicnac03 View Post

    Hey guys, so I just started getting into adsense. I have a website in the relationship/dating niche with about 100 pageviews a day currently.
    My adsense window told me that Traffic impact adsense much if don't consider the design or content.

    The problem is that you have too little organic or target traffic. Just 100 pageviews a day??
    There is little statistic meaning with such low traffic to me.
    As for the niches, check the story of plentyoffish.com (now is rich enough to use pof.com instead) . The webmaster earns lots on adsense. You can search on google and to see the amount of his check.
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  • Profile picture of the author tylerjaysen
    With adsense I've found that sometimes the money you get when someone clicks on your adsense link depends on what that person does...after they click on the link and land on the destination page. If that person just immediately clicks away....then that click becomes less valuable. On the other hand, if they actually stay on that landing page for a while and look it over or click onto another page...then you get more per click. Although I have no proof of this....but I've seen my own adsense earnings vary from same site all over the place.
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  • Profile picture of the author JoshuaG
    It's likely there are more valuable keywords in that niche then the ones you are targeting. You should do some good keyword research and expand your site to target them.
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