AdSense earnings with 1k-4k daily traffic?

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I've a blog where I've had some 1k daily visitors for a long while. If it's a really good day, I have some 4k visitors.

I'm just making some $2 with AdSense (3 ads + 2 link units) each day. I've tried different sizes, places, types of ads but only with very little success. I've read Joel Comm's AdSense book, but got $0 earnings after trying those tricks... so obviously I must have done something wrong very badly.

Any ideas how much you can really make with AdSense and 1k-4k visitors per day?
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  • Profile picture of the author KurtJames
    Where are the visitors coming from? Search Engines, Social, Direct, etc.

    This makes a big difference on click-through-rates. Search referrals can have higher ad CTRs than social shares... you get the point.

    Also, what niche you are in can make a difference. I have a tech related site that gets terrible ad clicks because the techies have more ad-blindness and more of them have ad-blockers installed.

    You might be doing nothing wrong... I don't think you've really posted enough information for anyone to give you a decent answer.
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  • Profile picture of the author KurtJames
    Originally Posted by elviira View Post

    Any ideas how much you can really make with AdSense and 1k-4k visitors per day?
    It also depends on the niche... a finance or mortgage related blog with 4k daily visitors a month could earn someone a livable wage.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nett
    It all depends on the quality of visitor, and your ad placement.
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  • Profile picture of the author HustleAllDay
    If the blog you're referring to is the one in your signature then you really need to change your adsense placements. On each blog post (single.php file), put a 728x90 text ad block right below your title (and before content); put another 728x90 at the end of the content or a 300x250 with text wrapping around it in the middle of the blog post. You can split test the 2nd option. However the first 728x90 text-only ad block below post title will be your money maker.

    Lastly add a 300x250 text ad block to the top of your sidebar. I assume your secondary sidebar isn't make much money so you can merge the sidebars into one which should give you room for a 300x250 block. If not then use a 250x250 ad block, text-only.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kevin Maguire
    Originally Posted by elviira View Post

    I've a blog where I've had some 1k daily visitors for a long while. If it's a really good day, I have some 4k visitors.

    I'm just making some $2 with AdSense (3 ads + 2 link units) each day. I've tried different sizes, places, types of ads but only with very little success. I've read Joel Comm's AdSense book, but got $0 earnings after trying those tricks... so obviously I must have done something wrong very badly.

    Any ideas how much you can really make with AdSense and 1k-4k visitors per day?
    If your Geo targeting your home country "Finland", It could be that their is little to no advertisers targeting your niche. So you are getting ad placements that pay little to nothing.I'm not sure if Finland being a Tier 2 traffic country would also play a part, but it might.

    Adsense/Adwords is really not my bag though.

    Edit:
    If it is the sites in your signature:
    Just my personal thoughts on this. I would create an exclusive recipe cook book for a Christmas dinner party. Give it away for free to build an email list, or try selling it directly to your visitors and current email list.
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  • Profile picture of the author dewayneboyd
    Why do you have Amazon in between your article text instead of AdSense? If you try that and are only making $2 a day, then your traffic quality has to be the problem.
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    • Profile picture of the author elviira
      Thanks guys, great advice here!

      Yes, I'm talking about the blog in my signature. Most of my traffic is US-based and coming from search engines, Pinterest, Buzzfeed, FB and food porn sites (like Foodgawker and Tastespotting) where I've posted my food photos.

      So it seems that I simply have to continue experimenting how to place the ads, and maybe just use one column instead of two.

      I know my site looks quite messy and is not the fastest one in the world. I've hacked one existing WP theme which in turn wasn't the smoothest behaving theme in the world. I've purchased Socrates theme but didn't install it yet. Now it's about the time.

      I did have AdSense ad also in the middle of my blog posts, but that didn't bring anything, that's why I have Amazon ad there now.

      My plan is to write a cook book (actually several!) when I have more time. You're right, Christmas would have been great time to do that but I simply don't have any time now as I'm drowning in other work.
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      • Profile picture of the author coolseek
        Originally Posted by elviira View Post

        Thanks guys, great advice here!

        Yes, I'm talking about the blog in my signature. Most of my traffic is US-based and coming from search engines, Pinterest, Buzzfeed, FB and food porn sites (like Foodgawker and Tastespotting) where I've posted my food photos.

        So it seems that I simply have to continue experimenting how to place the ads, and maybe just use one column instead of two.

        I know my site looks quite messy and is not the fastest one in the world. I've hacked one existing WP theme which in turn wasn't the smoothest behaving theme in the world. I've purchased Socrates theme but didn't install it yet. Now it's about the time.

        I did have AdSense ad also in the middle of my blog posts, but that didn't bring anything, that's why I have Amazon ad there now.

        My plan is to write a cook book (actually several!) when I have more time. You're right, Christmas would have been great time to do that but I simply don't have any time now as I'm drowning in other work.
        Referral traffic is not good for adsense. And also that is a food blog which adsense will pay you pennies. Try to create your own product and sell. That is how to make money in the food niche, and don't depend on adsense. Look at how this lady makes money from her site hxxp://pinchofyum.com/october-traffic-and-income-report . Adsense is just $89. She has way much more traffic than you.
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  • Profile picture of the author patco
    Originally Posted by elviira View Post

    I've a blog where I've had some 1k daily visitors for a long while. If it's a really good day, I have some 4k visitors.

    I'm just making some $2 with AdSense (3 ads + 2 link units) each day. I've tried different sizes, places, types of ads but only with very little success. I've read Joel Comm's AdSense book, but got $0 earnings after trying those tricks... so obviously I must have done something wrong very badly.

    Any ideas how much you can really make with AdSense and 1k-4k visitors per day?
    You only earn 2 dollars per day? Even with 1k TARGETTED visitors, you can make several hundred dollars per day/week with Affiliate Marketing, go with Amazon, Clickbank, CJ or anything else!
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    • Profile picture of the author Kevin Maguire
      Originally Posted by patco View Post

      You only earn 2 dollars per day? Even with 1k TARGETTED visitors, you can make several hundred dollars per day/week with Affiliate Marketing, go with Amazon, Clickbank, CJ or anything else!
      Yeah you could check out at least amazon and clickbank for some targeted products. And start doing review pages for them or something. See if you have success as an affiliate before publishing yourself at cost.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jonny2spoons
      Originally Posted by patco View Post

      You only earn 2 dollars per day? Even with 1k TARGETTED visitors, you can make several hundred dollars per day/week with Affiliate Marketing, go with Amazon, Clickbank, CJ or anything else!
      I agree. Don't waste valuable ad space by using adsense. Build a list or directly market affiliate products.

      You could be build a sizeable list with that traffic and then money will come very easily as long as you treat it with respect.
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    • Profile picture of the author abuzar
      Adsense earning depends upon niche. If your niche is finance then you can earn more. Another thing that you should customize the colors of adsense text ad like your website.
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  • Profile picture of the author dewayneboyd
    According to that Pinch Of Yum report, even using their own numbers, they are making only 18k from about 1.5 million page views. This is very poor - about one cent per visitor. I would not use them as the basis for a monetization plan. I make WAY MORE than double that per visitor with AdSense only.

    Their $89 from AdSense is apparently based on the fact that they hardly use AdSense ads at all. I visited the site and certainly didn't see any AdSense ads. Well, of course it's $89 when you hardly even use it. That report is not a good basis for anything except to show that they are getting a lot of traffic. Since when is one cent per visitor a good result? LOL.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mr Bill
    I've worked for years on sites in the the classic car and hot rods niche and have seen returns around $250 from about 5k UV per month. 5c per UV = $50 per thousand unique visitors. I'm not sure if foodies are as clicky as hot rodders but it might help to know.
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  • Profile picture of the author Taniwha
    Ever thought of making your own recipe book and replacing the 'My Library' with 'My Book'? THAT is where I think you'll get the most success, compared to fiddling with adsense.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve Waller
    Firstly, your photography skills are great - I'm not surprised that you're getting plenty of traffic from your pics.

    But as others have said, referral traffic is not quite as good as for ad click-throughs.

    Is your 1k - 4k traffic unique visitors or page views? Regardless, you should be making more than you are.

    One thing - I've ALWAYS found that text ads outperform image ads by quite some margin and while I know many site owners think they look less appealing, it's all about earnings right? And the default Google colors have always led to a higher CTR than any attempt I've made to blend them with my sites.

    Secondly, on a site I run with long posts like yours, I found that a 468x60 Banner at the very end of my posts would make just as much as the 160x600 Sky at the top of my sidebar because people often read the whole post and then clicked the relevant ads that followed.

    Give that a try and let us know how you get on.
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    • Profile picture of the author StoneTownFM
      Well I once had Adsense site in the entertainment niche with around 6000 uniques a month and generating around 100 dollars. So you could say for 1000 uniques I got around 17 dollars.

      Well, that was not much so I tried Amazon Affiliate... and now I get around $80 for every 1000 visitors to my AA site. After that, it's just about generating as much (quality) traffic as you can.

      So it's not hard to see why I changed to affiliate marketing. I know you asked about AdSense but give affiliate a try. Don't completely ditch AdSense but sprinkle affiliate links in your blog posts. You said your traffic is mostly US based so Amazon.com's affiliate would work your well.

      You can, for example, make a review of some kitchen product. You don't have to own the item but don't claim you do if you don't. You'll get some clicks on your affiliate link and around 1/20 who click that link will actually buy the product.
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      • Profile picture of the author elviira
        Thanks again guys, so great advice here! I'm pretty frustrated putting all my effort and plenty of money to my blogs and getting almost nothing in return. So I really appreciate all ideas and suggestions.

        My 1k - 4k traffic is unique visitors. Average visit duration is 01:42 and bounce rate 75.48%. Many people are coming just quickly to check the photos. 70% of the visitors are from US, 9% from Canada, 4% from Australia and 4% from UK.

        I added one 468x60 Adsense banner to the very end of my posts. I changed the colors to match my blog's colors. Let's see what that brings.

        A couple of months ago I tried text ads both with Google's default colors and also changing the colors to match my blog's colors. The Adsense income was $0, so I changed back to text+image ads.

        Actually, I'm already Amazon affiliate but earn just $10-$20 per month. I also have my own Amazon store (there is a link to that on the page). Food related stuff is just so inexpensive that you cannot make much profit from it, I expect. Maybe I simply should review expensive household appliances every now and then?

        I'm also an iHerb affiliate, but making there max $10 per month. I have links to the products in my recipes.

        I joined Peerfly a couple of weeks ago and had some banner ads on my pages. They hardly brought any clicks and $0 income.

        It has been my plan to publish a cookbook (or in fact, several cookbooks) both as ebooks and in print, but I never seem to have time to work on them. Anyway, I would expect that they would bring some more money than the ads what I currently have.

        I'm familiar with Pinch or Yum, she has left comments to my blog and I have taken a look of her income reports -- not bad. Last time when I took a look, she was making $1,000 monthly income with her book. Not bad either But she is a mainstream food blogger, I have much narrower niche.
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        • Profile picture of the author StoneTownFM
          Yeah reviewing items in $100-$500 price category seems to work fine. If you go much higher it might be people don't buy the item right away but think it for a while. And since Amazon cookie is 24 hours (unless they used shopping cart on your site, with which the cookie is 90 days) you want the visitor buy the product right away. Reasonably priced items are excellent for that.

          Also pick a product from Amazon that has some positive user reviews but doesn't have too much competition in Google. If there are some crappy sites on the first page when googling the product's name the competition is probably low. Name your review Product name + Review, like Nikon D5100 Review. Using your own expertise, discuss about good and bad points of the product based on specs on Amazon and possible user reviews. Put around 4 affiliate links within the review, one being in the image (it's good to use product image on your reviews).

          If you do this and receive number one page position (just being in page one is enough, don't need the first spot of the first page) in Google for your review you're guaranteed to receive some quality traffic. And since you already have an established reader base you'll get clicks from those people too. After you have the basics down, as I said, it's just a numbers game (in terms of visitors and reviews)
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        • Profile picture of the author Steve Waller
          Originally Posted by elviira View Post

          My 1k - 4k traffic is unique visitors. Average visit duration is 01:42 and bounce rate 75.48%. Many people are coming just quickly to check the photos. 70% of the visitors are from US, 9% from Canada, 4% from Australia and 4% from UK.

          I added one 468x60 Adsense banner to the very end of my posts. I changed the colors to match my blog's colors. Let's see what that brings.

          A couple of months ago I tried text ads both with Google's default colors and also changing the colors to match my blog's colors. The Adsense income was $0, so I changed back to text+image ads.

          Actually, I'm already Amazon affiliate but earn just $10-$20 per month. I also have my own Amazon store (there is a link to that on the page). Food related stuff is just so inexpensive that you cannot make much profit from it, I expect. Maybe I simply should review expensive household appliances every now and then?
          I'm actually quite surprised that Amazon text ads didn't make you any money before - are the ads being shown relevant to your blog and the type of traffic it gets?

          You might also want to try selling ads directly via something like BuySellAds. Take this site for example (with supposedly 110,00 monthly impressions):

          Food & Drink | BuySellAds

          It shows 6/12 available for 125x125 sidebar buttons - implying that 6 are already taken @ $70 per 30 days = $420/month

          It also shows 5/10 available for 300x250 MPUS - again implying that 5 are already taken @ $50 per 30 days = $250/month

          Not sure what cut BuySellAds take and I'm not saying you'll have the exact same success but it could be worth trying.
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          • Profile picture of the author elviira
            Originally Posted by Steve Waller View Post

            I'm actually quite surprised that Amazon text ads didn't make you any money before - are the ads being shown relevant to your blog and the type of traffic it gets?
            Amazon ads are chosen by me and I always use image ads for Amazon. Currently I have only one Amazon ad in the middle of the post + my Amazon store ad in the right column.

            Originally Posted by Steve Waller View Post

            You might also want to try selling ads directly via something like BuySellAds.
            Thanks for this info! I wasn't even aware of that possibility. Definitely worth checking! Currently I get some 50k-60k unique visitors per month, and BuySellAds seems to have blogs with even less monthly impressions.
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            • Profile picture of the author Steve Waller
              Originally Posted by elviira View Post

              Amazon ads are chosen by me and I always use image ads for Amazon. Currently I have only one Amazon ad in the middle of the post + my Amazon store ad in the right column.

              Thanks for this info! I wasn't even aware of that possibility. Definitely worth checking! Currently I get some 50k-60k unique visitors per month, and BuySellAds seems to have blogs with even less monthly impressions.
              Sorry, I meant Adsense text ads not Amazon - my mistake.

              Let us know how you get on with BuySellAds or anything else you try.
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  • Profile picture of the author badboy_Nick
    If you want to earn a couple thousand per day with adsense, you need to have a high-trafficked website. The only way to get there is to spend money on advertising to promote that site ... but then your adsense revenue needs to cover your expenditures. Adsense is just a way to monetise traffic and theres a lot more options that just that. But it is a good starting point to gain some experience in the game. But remember: the key to it is to have quality traffic, which can also be bought via PPC. Thats how I do it as its quick, simple and easy to calculate your ROIs to the penny.

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  • Profile picture of the author webdevpro
    If the CTR is low even after experimenting with many set if rules, one this that you can try is experimenting with by setting all ad types to text mode and/or image mode but not mixed. Then check which one converts better. The images ads pay you just because of the exposure, even without a click.
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  • Profile picture of the author Adam Curry
    This isn't right. I have a recipe site that makes 4 figures a month with Adsense with 5K visits a day. Get in touch with a Google rep and they will help you with ad optimization
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    • Profile picture of the author elviira
      Originally Posted by Adam Curry View Post

      This isn't right. I have a recipe site that makes 4 figures a month with Adsense with 5K visits a day. Get in touch with a Google rep and they will help you with ad optimization
      Wow, congrats! It's interesting to see how some people make good money with Adsense and some just peanuts
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  • Profile picture of the author xpesos
    i had also got a blog where i made hardly a dollar on 6k+ daily traffic,
    So yes it depends upon on niche or you can also try cpa, clickbank or amazon
    I switched to amazon banner ads and results were good
    Originally Posted by elviira View Post

    I've a blog where I've had some 1k daily visitors for a long while. If it's a really good day, I have some 4k visitors.

    I'm just making some $2 with AdSense (3 ads + 2 link units) each day. I've tried different sizes, places, types of ads but only with very little success. I've read Joel Comm's AdSense book, but got $0 earnings after trying those tricks... so obviously I must have done something wrong very badly.

    Any ideas how much you can really make with AdSense and 1k-4k visitors per day?
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  • Profile picture of the author jgant
    I'm in the fitness niche and do fairly well with ads. In fact, I earn higher CPC rates at a higher CTR with food/nutrition related articles.

    While I agree with experimenting with ad placement and size (I use 728x90 and 336x280 only), you could do more posts focused on fat loss foods. The ads that show up are very relevant and pay well.

    Another tip ... this is fairly aggressive, but it works for me and the big magazine sites do it all the time, and that is publish your articles into 2 parts for more page views. This isn't as user-friendly and it is more aggressive (placing your Adsense account at higher risk), but it does garner me more a higher CTR and more ad clicks simply due to more page views.
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    • Profile picture of the author elviira
      Originally Posted by jgant View Post

      Another tip ... this is fairly aggressive, but it works for me and the big magazine sites do it all the time, and that is publish your articles into 2 parts for more page views. This isn't as user-friendly and it is more aggressive (placing your Adsense account at higher risk), but it does garner me more a higher CTR and more ad clicks simply due to more page views.
      Very valuable tip, thanks for sharing! Great to hear you earn some good money with your niche
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  • Profile picture of the author palmer9999
    Originally Posted by elviira View Post

    I've a blog where I've had some 1k daily visitors for a long while. If it's a really good day, I have some 4k visitors.

    I'm just making some $2 with AdSense (3 ads + 2 link units) each day. I've tried different sizes, places, types of ads but only with very little success. I've read Joel Comm's AdSense book, but got $0 earnings after trying those tricks... so obviously I must have done something wrong very badly.

    Any ideas how much you can really make with AdSense and 1k-4k visitors per day?
    Hello! I to had the same as you, I was hardly earning $2 a day on 3k days I was amazed as to how little I got.

    However its all about the CPM in my opinion. I set up a new site which was more focused on travel, guides etc. I have disguised the ads in the content a lot better as well, so they don't really look like ads.

    Now what I get is 5 - 10$ days for 1 -2k pageviews!

    If you think about advertisers are paying a higher CPC for say health than music. So its all to do with your niche and what ads are being displayed and clicked. Hope that helped.
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    • Profile picture of the author elviira
      Originally Posted by palmer9999 View Post

      If you think about advertisers are paying a higher CPC for say health than music. So its all to do with your niche and what ads are being displayed and clicked. Hope that helped.
      Also a great piece of advice, thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author thedark
    Originally Posted by elviira View Post

    I've a blog where I've had some 1k daily visitors for a long while. If it's a really good day, I have some 4k visitors.

    I'm just making some $2 with AdSense (3 ads + 2 link units) each day. I've tried different sizes, places, types of ads but only with very little success. I've read Joel Comm's AdSense book, but got $0 earnings after trying those tricks... so obviously I must have done something wrong very badly.

    Any ideas how much you can really make with AdSense and 1k-4k visitors per day?
    It is depending on the niche and the traffic source. If the traffic is at least 50% from united states, canada, uk, au, and other first world countries, then you might be able to earn at least 10$ a day with that kind of traffic ( 1k-2k visitors ). If you niche is good you can make 20-50$ a day, but you need to work with your ads a lot.

    Users are blind to ads. They will ignore it if it is place in the header or sidebars. Also, below content or above it also does not work.

    From my 7 years experience in generating good income from Adsense. ( My main income is not coming from adsense anymore but I still have some sites with it), I can tell you this:

    1. Less is more. If you place too many ads, you can increase your click trough rate, but your income might be lower. In most cases there are not enough ads to fill all your ad spaces and if you palce a banner in the header where no one clicks, it will get the highest paying ads. While on the content ad which gets the most clicks you will get only pennies.
    2. The best place for ads is in content. There is the only spot that is not ignored. Not above the content, not below content, int content. There are adsense plugins that can help you with that. If you want to do it yourself you will need php and wordpress knowledge. I suggest you to use this plugin: WordPress › FS Revenue Maximizer « WordPress Plugins . An in content ad can have 5-10 times higher CTR than any other ad on your site. Try to remove most of the other ads as they are garbage. You can leave some link units on the sidebar because they are not real ads and not take the hight paying ones.
    3. The second best place to put your ads is on the top of the left sidebar. That is the only place where it worth to put your ad ( except in content ). If you try to put your ads in the header, right sidebar or bottom left sidebar you will only make a few cents a day.
    4. Link units are worth it. They take less space and they do not take you high paying ads. When visitors click they will be directed to another page filled with ads where you will get money for every click. They will receive lower CTR but when a user clicks he will go on multiple pages and this will skyrocket pay per click.
    5. Test test and test. Remove ads with low CTR, add new ones and test again. If an ad get low CTR but good CPC try to remove it so the highest paying ads will get to the highest CTR ad.
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    • Profile picture of the author elviira
      Originally Posted by thedark View Post

      From my 7 years experience in generating good income from Adsense. ( My main income is not coming from adsense anymore but I still have some sites with it), I can tell you this:
      Very valuable info, thank you so much!

      Originally Posted by thedark View Post

      If you want to do it yourself you will need php and wordpress knowledge. I suggest you to use this plugin:WordPress › FS Revenue Maximizer « WordPress Plugins
      Good to know. So far I have used Adsense Insertion (for ad below the header) and Quick Adsense (for ads in the sidebars). Have to give a try to that Revenue Maximizer now.
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  • Profile picture of the author nashir
    I think, if your visitor comes from/by PTC then you not get Earning!
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    Originally Posted by elviira View Post

    I've a blog where I've had some 1k daily visitors for a long while. If it's a really good day, I have some 4k visitors.

    I'm just making some $2 with AdSense (3 ads + 2 link units) each day. I've tried different sizes, places, types of ads but only with very little success. I've read Joel Comm's AdSense book, but got $0 earnings after trying those tricks... so obviously I must have done something wrong very badly.

    Any ideas how much you can really make with AdSense and 1k-4k visitors per day?
    I have 10 to 12 K unique daily visitors a day. Around 60 - 80 K page views per month. As per GA. I earn now around 25 to 40 $ per day.

    The main factor is the geographical area of the reader. If you compare US/India you can expect 5 to 6 times more revenue in US with same number of visitors. At least in my case. My site (in fact my client site) is a news site with worldwide readers. This is because CPC in those countries are sold at higher bid.

    But being the site my earning was one third just one year back (with almost same number of visitors). I did following to increase (around 350%) of my adsense revenue

    1. Changed the server to make page loading fast

    2. Added wider banners where ever possible. 300x250 728x90 and 160x600 are cash cow banner.

    3. Placed ads immediately below the content

    4. Followed Google recommendations

    5. Made my ads andoid/iphone friendly

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    • Profile picture of the author MisterMister
      Originally Posted by RemoteProgrammer View Post

      I have 10 to 12 K unique daily visitors a day. Around 60 - 80 K page views per month. As per GA. I earn now around 25 to 40 $ per day.

      The main factor is the geographical area of the reader. If you compare US/India you can expect 5 to 6 times more revenue in US with same number of visitors. At least in my case. My site (in fact my client site) is a news site with worldwide readers. This is because CPC in those countries are sold at higher bid.

      But being the site my earning was one third just one year back (with almost same number of visitors). I did following to increase (around 350%) of my adsense revenue

      1. Changed the server to make page loading fast

      2. Added wider banners where ever possible. 300x250 728x90 and 160x600 are cash cow banner.

      3. Placed ads immediately below the content

      4. Followed Google recommendations

      5. Made my ads andoid/iphone friendly

      Thanks
      Does this still apply for 2016? Goolge constantly changes, where only the sites with big names like new york times, huff post, la times, espn will get tons of add revenue from Adsense.

      I also heard putting ads in the article will hurt your earnings, I heard that Google now investigates each click, and many people were complaining that their in article ad was getting less clicks than usual and the earning for that ad dropped possibly because Google thinks those are accidental clicks so they deduct them.

      It is very hard to earn on Adsense, I was making some decent money back in 2010-2012 from my google news site, after I earned a record high of 5 thousand dollars in one day, a week later my ad and traffic dropped, and I didn't earn much, in fact I was getting like 10 cents a day if lucky, before I was averaging 10 to 20 dollars a day. Maybe google just decided I wasn't worth the money, I wasn't banned or penalized on my blog either. Just kinda fishy this was 2013, I stopped making money from adsense still have the news site but quit because it was soo much effort but no reward why waste the time.

      I heard Adsense gives most of their money to youtube channels, those very popular youtube channels make millions from adsense in their videos, bloggers and websites in a niche not so sure anymore, well from my view I am earning nothing. lucky to even got 200 views in one day now.
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  • Profile picture of the author G0nzalez
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    Thanks guys for the tips, I'm in the same situation as the OP. Got traffic but little revenue (with AdSense).

    Guess I'll have to change the ad placements.
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  • Profile picture of the author K Mec
    Try changing theme of your blog.

    As per my experience 2 column blogs permorming well than 3 column.

    Also try large rectengle ad block and text verticle sky scrapper on left side. I am getting maximum clicks from this 2 ad blocks.
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    • Profile picture of the author koreancowboy
      Originally Posted by K Mec View Post

      Try changing theme of your blog.

      As per my experience 2 column blogs permorming well than 3 column.

      Also try large rectengle ad block and text verticle sky scrapper on left side. I am getting maximum clicks from this 2 ad blocks.
      All of my sites are 2 column, I hate 3 column themes.

      Also, I don't like a lot of clutter on my sites, and I would venture to think that most people are the same way. Time is money, and I don't have the time to sift through all of the content on the site.

      Thanks for the tips everyone, I'm split-testing some ad placements with Chikita ads (I got banned from GA...three times LOL). I may start rotating some Amazon ads (my highest performer) soon.
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    I'll say forget about Adsense and think about Ad space,so you can sell some ads spots on your page and get good monthly income if you are receiving that much traffic...search on google
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  • Profile picture of the author lotsofsnow
    Put Adsense ads right below your images in the posts.

    That is what I would start with. Try text ads with for example blue links or red links. You can also test image ads but most likely text ads work best.
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    • Profile picture of the author Adam Curry
      Originally Posted by hpgoodboy View Post

      Put Adsense ads right below your images in the posts.

      That is what I would start with. Try text ads with for example blue links or red links. You can also test image ads but most likely text ads work best.
      Don't do this. That is against Adsense policy and will surely get you account banned.
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  • Profile picture of the author mrFearless
    Originally Posted by elviira View Post

    I've a blog where I've had some 1k daily visitors for a long while. If it's a really good day, I have some 4k visitors.

    I'm just making some $2 with AdSense (3 ads + 2 link units) each day. I've tried different sizes, places, types of ads but only with very little success. I've read Joel Comm's AdSense book, but got $0 earnings after trying those tricks... so obviously I must have done something wrong very badly.

    Any ideas how much you can really make with AdSense and 1k-4k visitors per day?
    Hi elviira,

    It's so sadly when I heard your income from Adsense with a quite good traffic. Generally, with 1K UV/day, you can earn at least 10$ regardless of your niche.

    I have a look over your site. Poorly when I said that your theme not so good. In my opinion, 2 columns is always better than 3 columns website.

    - About font style: you should change to same font style with Adsense font style
    - If you still want to keep 3 columns theme, you should place a 160_600 ads format in 2nd column (instead placing in 3rd column)
    - DO NOT display too much post in homepage/category page, ... Because visitor only focus on reading and will not click on ads
    - DO NOT show all content in one post. I can see that a post in your site is too long. You can separate your post into some shorter posts or use a slider to display your post. Never display all of content in a straight like the way you did.

    Well, I have to go out now. If I have free time, I will post later.
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    • Profile picture of the author elviira
      Originally Posted by mrFearless View Post

      I have a look over your site. Poorly when I said that your theme not so good. In my opinion, 2 columns is always better than 3 columns website.
      I agree I've tweaked heavily an existing theme, which in turn wasn't the best one. My plan is to start using Socrates theme as soon as I get it tweaked.

      Originally Posted by mrFearless View Post

      - About font style: you should change to same font style with Adsense font style
      Done

      Originally Posted by mrFearless View Post

      - If you still want to keep 3 columns theme, you should place a 160_600 ads format in 2nd column (instead placing in 3rd column)
      Done. Let's see what it brings. I'm planning to change to 2 columns but this was just a quick, temporary fix.


      Originally Posted by mrFearless View Post

      - DO NOT display too much post in homepage/category page, ... Because visitor only focus on reading and will not click on ads
      - DO NOT show all content in one post. I can see that a post in your site is too long. You can separate your post into some shorter posts or use a slider to display your post. Never display all of content in a straight like the way you did.
      These need some more work, but they are really good ideas. All my posts consist of three parts, so I basically could post every part as independent post.

      Thank you for the great ideas!
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  • Profile picture of the author expmrb
    Originally Posted by elviira View Post

    I've a blog where I've had some 1k daily visitors for a long while. If it's a really good day, I have some 4k visitors.

    I'm just making some $2 with AdSense (3 ads + 2 link units) each day. I've tried different sizes, places, types of ads but only with very little success. I've read Joel Comm's AdSense book, but got $0 earnings after trying those tricks... so obviously I must have done something wrong very badly.

    Any ideas how much you can really make with AdSense and 1k-4k visitors per day?
    I manage a couple of sites. One blog which is of tech niche gets about 500 visits per day and the traffic is from US,UK & India mainly. That blog earns me about $5-$6 per day. Whereas, a same kind of blog which is also related to the tech gets its most traffic from Bangladesh, Pakistan & Thailand it earns me about $2-$4 from about 2000 visits per day.
    The thing is the sources of traffic is very important to earn you more. Traffic from high tier countries will earn you more.
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    • Profile picture of the author MisterMister
      Originally Posted by expmrb View Post

      I manage a couple of sites. One blog which is of tech niche gets about 500 visits per day and the traffic is from US,UK & India mainly. That blog earns me about $5-$6 per day. Whereas, a same kind of blog which is also related to the tech gets its most traffic from Bangladesh, Pakistan & Thailand it earns me about $2-$4 from about 2000 visits per day.
      The thing is the sources of traffic is very important to earn you more. Traffic from high tier countries will earn you more.
      I wish I could even earn 5 dollars a day now, I earn nothing and have a website in google news, but it gets zero traffic.

      How are your ad placements locations? do you have an ad in article do you use only text or image or both?
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      • Profile picture of the author expmrb
        Originally Posted by MisterMister View Post

        I wish I could even earn 5 dollars a day now, I earn nothing and have a website in google news, but it gets zero traffic.

        How are your ad placements locations? do you have an ad in article do you use only text or image or both?
        How much traffic are you getting? Where are they from?

        The left side column clicks earn the most then any other places in the entire site.
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  • Profile picture of the author BAC
    click on adsense ads only depends on your website niche and earning from that clicks depends on from where you got that clicks.

    suppose if your niche is about downloading free software then you'll have max ctr.

    #goodluck
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  • Profile picture of the author ANDREIS
    AdSense can only work great if you have an enormous number of visitors or if your niche is very popular with advertisers on Google. I think that the problem with your site is that the source of your traffic is such that you need massive traffic in order to really score with AdSense. If you intend to keep on with your current startegy of attracting visitors you better swing into high gear! This kind of traffic sources will work only with much bigger numbers. In this case also place the AdSense blocks the right way. You don't need too much AdSense on your site, just 2-3 well positioned blocks will do the job. More than that will make people ignore them all together.

    Amazon? Hm, it all depends what kind of visitors you have. If they are passionate about something that there are related products on Amazon then Amazon will be a good option. But if many of your visitors are teenagers or kids then Amazon is no no.

    You could place on your website a small questionnaire so you could find out who your visitors really are. How many males and females, what age range..and so on

    This way you would easily find out what products to offer (yours or affiliate).

    Since you have a decent number of visitors each day finding out what they would like to have on your site would be a very good plan.
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