Looking for some help with Adsense on my site

by kalyn
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Hello, I'm new to these forums. I came here because I was hoping I could get some help from some more experienced people with Adsense.

I have a website, the url is japaneseemoticons.net.

I've got the site to rank on Google and it currently gets approximately 5,000 visits a day.

Today's almost over and I've made a total of $0.20 from Google Adsense. Yesterday I made a total of $2.73 and the day before that I made the most I've ever made in one day, about $6.00.

I'm thinking that with about 5,000 visits a day I should be making somewhat more than that.

Is there something I'm missing? I could really use some advice.

Thanks in advance.
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  • Profile picture of the author Adam James
    You do not have any adsense on your main home page, try adding that and see how that goes. You can also add more than one adsense block try 2-3 one every page. I hope this helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author keithneal
    Add maybe a 728x15 under the header and a 160x600 (or 120x600) sidebar on the left side of your homepage and see how that goes.
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    • Profile picture of the author todawg_not
      put a Large Horizontal link unit 728 x 15 just below your menu bar

      If your site is wordpress use a plugin called 'quick adsense'

      insert at the top before the post starts, and it will put the ad in every page

      or

      Go into the code of your theme's editor and put it there so it will
      automatically appear every page

      Based on your traffic of 5,000 visitors per day , it should put atleast $50-$100 per month in your pocket

      test it and let us know your results.


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  • Profile picture of the author Nekojin
    Definitely get more ads up on your site, in fact you may even want to look into a nice wordpress theme that lets you plaster a few more ads up there. Adsense will limit you to 5 ads per page, and with a lot of my sites with high traffic, I like to put at least 4-5 ads up. I've found the 300x250 ad block works really well as it is a perfect size ad to attract attention without being too spammy, and a ton of advertisers create images for this format so it helps make sure you get lots of content through.

    You may also want to look into a few clickbank offers for the page as I'm sure you could find some good stuff on anime / how to speak japanese, cosplay, etc... These sort of things should really appeal to the audience it looks like you are trying to target to the site.
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    • Profile picture of the author kalyn
      Is putting more ads on the page really the answer? I was reading posts on these forums before I made mine and they were saying that it was better to use less ads because then only the top ones with a higher cost per click would show up.

      I'm also kind of nervous about making my site look ugly and spammy by covering it with ads.

      Nekojin: I've heard of clickbank but I never thought about looking for japanese/anime related stuff. I'll definitely check that out so thanks for the suggestion.

      I had tried affiliate links for a site called J-List that sold various Japanese themed things but that only got me like $2 a month so I removed those ads.

      I've tried to influence the adsense ads that appear to include anime related stuff by putting a paragraph with words like anime in it on the page as well as in the description but that didn't seem to work. Is there any way I can try to influence the type of Google show to maybe include more anime related stuff?
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      • Profile picture of the author The Dead Guy
        Originally Posted by kalyn View Post

        I've tried to influence the adsense ads that appear to include anime related stuff by putting a paragraph with words like anime in it on the page as well as in the description but that didn't seem to work. Is there any way I can try to influence the type of Google show to maybe include more anime related stuff?
        First, great job putting together a unique and useful site.

        I can see that a lot of the ads are not directly related to your content. So your CTR probably wouldn't be too great.

        I think going with Clickbank is the way to go. You will know exactly what you are promoting. And it sounds like you know what your visitors are looking for.

        Please keep us updated on how your Clickbank testing goes. Good luck and great job.
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  • Profile picture of the author Yoyok179
    with this amount of traffic, you should have good revenue, 3% is great conversion but if you put the ad's on correct position, then it will great.

    you should make some experiment, put the ad's in sidebar, top, article or what ever it is,
    watch ther revenue come's in, then you get the best position,
    you may delete another ads with don't have conversion

    if you need more explanation you may pm me
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  • Profile picture of the author kalyn
    Nekojin you are my hero! I signed up for clickbank and there's a ton of stuff there that the audience of my website would totally buy! I'm going to make some graphics and some ads this weekend and test some of them out.
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  • Profile picture of the author marketwarrior06
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    Dude you have to remember that your main site is ranked well not your internal pages. so putting a single ad on the main page/ home page will make .2$ to 20$. without any doubt. with 5000/day you should deserve this amount.
    you can try other methods too. some CPA will rock in your site.
    thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author CBusiness
    try to disallow non-converting ads in your adsense account
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  • Profile picture of the author ktmakwana
    Originally Posted by kalyn View Post

    Hello, I'm new to these forums. I came here because I was hoping I could get some help from some more experienced people with Adsense.

    I have a website, the url is japaneseemoticons.net.

    I've got the site to rank on Google and it currently gets approximately 5,000 visits a day.

    Today's almost over and I've made a total of $0.20 from Google Adsense. Yesterday I made a total of $2.73 and the day before that I made the most I've ever made in one day, about $6.00.

    I'm thinking that with about 5,000 visits a day I should be making somewhat more than that.

    Is there something I'm missing? I could really use some advice.

    Thanks in advance.
    When I clicked through your site, majority of the ads were not relevant to your site hence very little income. It was displaying mainly forex ads!

    As other warriors have suggested, try different method to monetise the traffic.

    There are a numer of affiliate offers for your target market.
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    • Profile picture of the author kalyn
      Yeah, I can't figure out at all how Google is picking which ads appear. I used to get a ton of ads in Japanese and of course no one was clicking on them because the audience primarily speaks English. I had to go in and ban a ton of ads from appearing.

      Last night I tried switching from the text ads to the image and flash ones and I'll see how that goes over the next couple of days until I get some stuff from click bank up there.

      The other problem I think I have with Adsense is that even if the ads are completely relevant and showing like emoticon related stuff the people visiting the site probably don't care.

      I get a huge amount of repeat traffic from people who go there, find the emoticon they're looking for, copy it to their clipboard and then leave. They might look around for a bit for the right emoticon but they're looking for something specific from my site, not emoticons from another site.

      But thanks for the ideas everyone. I'm going to play around this weekend and try adding some more Adsense ads as well as some Clickbank ones that I think will work quite nicely.
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  • Profile picture of the author kalyn
    I've added some more adsense ads as well as a couple of offers from clickbank.

    Here's what the homepage looks like: japaneseemoticons.net

    And here's what the rest of the pages look like: japaneseemoticons.net/happy-or-joyful-emoticons/

    It seems to me like there are too many ads and I'm worried it's going to cause people to hate my site.

    I'm going to monitor how much money I make over the next week and then post another update.

    So what do people think? Is this too much advertising, is it good? Does anyone else have any other suggestions?
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    • Profile picture of the author lovboa
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      Originally Posted by kalyn View Post

      I've added some more adsense ads as well as a couple of offers from clickbank.

      So what do people think? Is this too much advertising, is it good? Does anyone else have any other suggestions?
      No, I don't think it's too much advertising in the view of the consumer. They are getting what they are looking for on each page: the emoticons and you provided that in great detail.

      As for ads, how are the other ad services working out?
      I would even test out going solely on adsense for awhile and see how that works out.
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  • Profile picture of the author mar99pan
    You would better to put adsense in one ads only, you will get a good click, search high keyword, one click is $ 1 or 2
    AdSense can have an astonishing effect on blogs. Set the ads to show image and text based ads and I find that 250--300 pixel ads work better. You must make sure you have keyword rich articles however.
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    • Profile picture of the author kalyn
      Yeah... That's kind of a problem with this site. I can't really have keyword rich articles. It's a giant list of emoticons and people come to the site looking for those emoticons to copy and paste somewhere.

      Almost 70% of the visits to the site are returning visitors looking to use the emoticons in their Facebook posts or whatever.

      I assumed Adsense would tailor ads based on people's search history and whatnot a bit but that doesn't really seem to be happening much on this site.
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      • Profile picture of the author mrgood
        In the beginning of the post try to write some more words and offer a longer explanation. Next, you must disable interest based ads in your adsense account.
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  • Profile picture of the author princee
    You also used Clickbank banner at top of the content and Adsense in Sidebar and in Bottom of your Content. as per my experience in Adsense you should to use Ads within your Content like Your Page Title then some Content then Ads and then content. It will helps you lot.

    Above Page Title you can also place Ads like 728*15 Link Units. It will also earn good ammount of money.


    Cheers
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    • Profile picture of the author GFI
      Well, try to insert Google Adsense on your main page and more than twice. Hopefully it will work.
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      • Profile picture of the author kalyn
        Here's an update after almost a week with the new changes.

        The site is: japaneseemoticons.net

        Monday, Mar. 19, 2012
        5,100 visits
        Made $6.63 from Adsense
        Had 177 "hops" from Clickbank
        Made $0 from Clickbank

        Tuesday, Mar. 20, 2012
        5,039 visits
        Made $6.78 from Adsense
        Had 173 "hops" from Clickbank
        Made $0 from Clickbank

        Wednesday, Mar. 21, 2012
        5,394 visits
        Made $9.05 from Adsense
        Had 138 "hops" from Clickbank
        Made $0 from Clickbank

        Thursday, Mar. 22, 2012
        5,140 visits
        Made $6.47 from Adsense
        Had 144 "hops" from Clickbank
        Made $0 from Clickbank

        Friday, Mar. 23, 2012
        4,716 visits
        Made $4.60 from Adsense
        Had 114 "hops" from Clickbank
        Made $0 from Clickbank

        So in total for the last 5 days:
        25,389 visits
        Made $33.53 from Adsense
        Had 746 "hops" from Clickbank
        Made $0 from Clickbank

        Clickbank

        So Clickbank I think isn't going to work. It seems like I'm getting a decent amount of clicks on the ads I made but no one is buying those products.

        The only two products I found on Clickbank I think are too expensive for people hence the lack of sales.

        Adsense

        Adsense is a pretty big improvement. I was making maybe $30 a month before the changes and now I'm on track to make approximately $200 a month which is kind of nice.

        I think I managed to block all the completely unrelated finance and other stupid ads which I think helped a lot too.

        I can't help but feel like I should be making more though. I keep comparing my self to Pat Flynn and his security guard training niche site which makes like $2,000 a month from Adsense with way less traffic than I'm getting.

        I understand that his traffic is much more targeted and the Adsense ads on his site are way more relevant and what not but still, with like 5 times the traffic that he's getting to that site I think I should at least be making I don't know... maybe like $500 a month?

        I'm still pretty new to this so I have no idea.

        Amazon Affiliates

        I think I'm going to kill the Clickbank stuff because that's not getting me anywhere and replace it with some amazon affiliate links to various Japanese and anime related products.

        I have friends who are really into the whole anime scene and what not so I figured I could ask them what's popular or newly released and put some affiliate links to those products and then change them up every month or so.

        Plus with Amazon Affiliates I'll get that cookie that'll stay on their computer for a while and give me a commission for other random stuff they buy.

        Conclusion

        So based on that data does anyone have any suggestions on improving Adsense even further? Does the Amazon Affiliates thing sound like a good idea?

        Sorry for the really long post but thanks in advance for any help.
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