What Are You Making On Adsense Clicks??

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So I've put a few sites up for adsense last week just to check this method out and they're beginning to rank now. Actually one site I put up was on the first page on google in a day and gets over 1000 searches a month so that's pretty good. I've seen people saying you can make $1ish per click to ad.

I won't ask for exact numbers but generally what can you expect?
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  • Profile picture of the author the goat
    This is against Adsense TOS just so you know so I'm not going to say what I get, but if you're getting that low per click it sounds to me like you are using text links? They are notoriously low, try replacing them with ads if you want a higher CPC, but you'll trade it for a lower CTR.
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    • Profile picture of the author bbjumpman
      Originally Posted by the goat View Post

      This is against Adsense TOS just so you know so I'm not going to say what I get, but if you're getting that low per click it sounds to me like you are using text links? They are notoriously low, try replacing them with ads if you want a higher CPC, but you'll trade it for a lower CTR.
      No worries I edited it a bit so numbers aren't included. But thanks for your response.

      I had a mixture of both on my site. If you're doing adsense sites is it generally a better strategy to use straight ads since it's a higher cpc? If the text ads are so low I can hardly see how they are worth while unless you had 100's of sites getting a good flow of traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author the goat
    The thing about the text links is that they are creating more clicks, if you replace them directly with ads, people won't click. They look like site navigation, basically they are the closest thing to trickery Adsense allows. I have a row of text links directly below my nav bars on every site, once you start getting traffic, they add up.

    I don't know if you are aware of this but text links need to be clicked twice, and they can pay well if the person clicks the second time. The text links only bring you to a choice of more links, most people abort at this stage, this is why there are such cheap clicks.
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  • Profile picture of the author bbjumpman
    That's how I'm using the text links as well. I'm using the CTR theme and it does a good job of setting up the ads on the page. The particular clicks I was mentioning were clicked twice by the same user but looks like in this case it got the same cpc. I'll continue with how I have it set up and give it some time.

    I plan on getting more sites up so after a few weeks hopefully I'll have a better summary of what I'm seeing. Thanks for your insight.
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  • Profile picture of the author the goat
    No problem, you'll find that you'll get it figured out, the patterns and trends reveal themselves in time. One more tip though, the less ads per page, the higher CPC you'll get. The more expensive ads get preferential treatment, so the more ads on each page, the more cheap clicks you are displaying. Again it's a CTR - CPC trade off where you have to find your happy medium.
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  • Profile picture of the author lossman29
    What kind of numbers you looking for? No one will be able to give you numbers.
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    • Profile picture of the author bbjumpman
      Originally Posted by lossman29 View Post

      What kind of numbers you looking for? No one will be able to give you numbers.
      I understand and thats why I posted not looking for exact numbers or anything. I was just trying to gain a feel for what to expect with Adsense.

      My background has been with affiliate products and to be honest I haven't done much with Adsense over the years. I figured I'd put some sites up and check it out.

      From what goat is saying it sounds like the cpc can range considerably depending on the type of ads you're putting up, then of course what niche you're in. I'm in the fitness niche with a few sites and I was surprised to see some clicks go for pretty low.
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  • Profile picture of the author the goat
    Have you looked up the approx. CPC for your keywords with the keyword tool?
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    • Profile picture of the author bbjumpman
      Originally Posted by the goat View Post

      Have you looked up the approx. CPC for your keywords with the keyword tool?
      It looks like for a first position it's approximately $1.00 and average click is $.90-$1.10. So I don't know if that's a good enough CPC to consider putting an Adsense site up or not. It seems to be decent.
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      • Profile picture of the author bitriot
        Generally speaking, I get clicks worth $.30-$.90, with a happy medium being somewhere around 50 cents.

        But really, the cpc is going to be hugely dependant on the niche. I have sites that through 2012 maintain a cpc of around $1.50 but that is because the niche is educational I.E. there are many hungry advertisers.

        On the other hand, I have a site that is in the how to use software niche and its cpc is like 13 cents heh. Clearly, there are not many people paying money for leads that are looking to learn how to use software. Probably because the internet is rife with free sites already providing this information.
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        • Profile picture of the author bbjumpman
          Originally Posted by bitriot View Post

          Generally speaking, I get clicks worth $.30-$.90, with a happy medium being somewhere around 50 cents.

          But really, the cpc is going to be hugely dependant on the niche. I have sites that through 2012 maintain a cpc of around $1.50 but that is because the niche is educational I.E. there are many hungry advertisers.

          On the other hand, I have a site that is in the how to use software niche and its cpc is like 13 cents heh. Clearly, there are not many people paying money for leads that are looking to learn how to use software. Probably because the internet is rife with free sites already providing this information.
          Thanks for the info. Yes it does vary greatly on niche. I was getting some for very low in the fitness niche so that seemed interesting to me. In a few weeks after I keep it going I'm hoping to come back with a summary of how it's going for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author the goat
    I'll build a site around anything that is $1 and up. I think you should do fine once you get it all dialed in, sounds like you have decent enough site.
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