google adsense - $0.03 per click

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its not google...
basically the companies that pay google will pay them X amount for X amount of ads on pages, which means that googe pays u less for certain companies.

i'm with them to and it is quite annoying but hey :(
 
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blighter said:
its not google...
basically the companies that pay google will pay them X amount for X amount of ads on pages, which means that googe pays u less for certain companies.

i'm with them to and it is quite annoying but hey :(
^^ It is Google - algorithms determine what ads to show where, based on many many factors and yes, of course, the available ads - so it's *not just Google* would be correct :)
 
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But the point is an advertisement was displayed on my website. Someone clicked it, and as a result I got $0.03. That is completely out of order IMO.

I'm really going to have to look into some serious (non-google) targeted advertising.
 
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But the point is an advertisement was displayed on my website. Someone clicked it, and as a result I got $0.03. That is completely out of order IMO.
Why? Obviously you just got a lower-paying advert...if you get high-paying ads most of the time then count yourself lucky as there's inevitably a lot less of them than the low-paying ones :)

Google make *less* money on the lower-value clicks (obviously...) so it's not like they're being Big And Evil because They Can.

But yes, if you want a more stable/guaranteed form of advertising, then try the other routes :)
 
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It's only not free if alternatives will pay higher, in which case you're losing money for the convenience (or for whatever reason you decide to keep them.)

Until that point it is, essentially, free money, assuming you've designed the site to accommodate ads in an unobtrusive manner which doesn't affect or neglect your content :)
 
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It's only not free if alternatives will pay higher
You could say that about revenue generated by any form of advertisements in all types of media. Which makes it kind of a void point. I.e. you wouldn't consider newspapers/magazines making profit from their ads to be "free money". I don't see why it should be any different for a website.
 
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You could say that about revenue generated by any form of advertisements in all types of media. Which makes it kind of a void point. I.e. you wouldn't consider newspapers/magazines making profit from their ads to be "free money". I don't see why it should be any different for a website.

People pay to buy newspapers/magazines most of the time. Web advertising is essentially free money, as your overheads are usually quite low compared to a newspaper distributor. Compare how much money you get from one ad click, to how much money it costs for you to serve up the number of pages usually required to get one click. Probably vastly different.

You're complaining becuase you weren't paid "enough" by someone going to your webpage and clicking on an advert there. Does that sound weird to anyone else?
 
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You're complaining becuase you weren't paid "enough" by someone going to your webpage and clicking on an advert there. Does that sound weird to anyone else?
Edit: Having just looked at your own site (http://www.growse.com), I can understand your attitude towards advertising. The difference here is that I have a site which has got obvious targeted advertising potential, whereas with a site like yours, at best you're going to earn a few dollars towards costs if you're lucky.

And yes, I'm sure you're not even trying to make money from your site. In which case how about not bothering to offer your unhelpful critisisms in threads by those who are? :)
 
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what the hell is with your attitude? have you checked the ads that adsense is generating? are they lower-paid ads? adsense generates adverts based on the content of your site (which, i'm sure you already know), if your content reflects lower-paid ad types then you're going to get paid less! common sense?

and don't even bother going to my website and pointing out how i don't have a right to comment because i don't use adsense. i've used it; i didn't make anything; now i don't use it. i'm fully aware of what it does
 
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seek said:
Edit: Having just looked at your own site (http://www.growse.com), I can understand your attitude towards advertising. The difference here is that I have a site which has got obvious targeted advertising potential, whereas with a site like yours, at best you're going to earn a few dollars towards costs if you're lucky.

And yes, I'm sure you're not even trying to make money from your site. In which case how about not bothering to offer your unhelpful critisisms in threads by those who are? :)

You make the mistake of thinking that's my only site. Like the poster ^^ I have experience in both adwords and adsense, and kinda know what they're about.

It seems to me that you're coming from a pov that is expecting a guaranteed income from an website, which you say has "obvious targeted advertising potential". The thing is, if you want a guaranteed income, you don't use adsense. In my experience, using adsense is a bit like gambling - you only do it if you're perfectly happy with a 0 rate of return. Because that's exactly what you could get if no-one clicks on the ads.

If you want a guaranteed rate of return, strike a deal with some companies, sell your space through an advertising media sales company, but don't use adsense.
 
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You make the mistake of thinking that's my only site. Like the poster ^^ I have experience in both adwords and adsense, and kinda know what they're about.

It seems to me that you're coming from a pov that is expecting a guaranteed income from an website, which you say has "obvious targeted advertising potential". The thing is, if you want a guaranteed income, you don't use adsense. In my experience, using adsense is a bit like gambling - you only do it if you're perfectly happy with a 0 rate of return. Because that's exactly what you could get if no-one clicks on the ads.

If you want a guaranteed rate of return, strike a deal with some companies, sell your space through an advertising media sales company, but don't use adsense.
yeah, i agree. i'm looking into this.
 
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I got a company to pay me $XX a month for 1 line consisting of 5 text links at the footer of my forum. Been going for about a year now and it pays for domain registration and hosting bills so that's fine by me.

It doesn't seem to matter if people even click on them. I guess it's some kind of SEO trickery, but I don't really care :)
 
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