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Have traffic but not income :(

Labeled as advice in Misc. Professional Topics, started by mayazir, Apr 30, 2017

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  1. maya-zir

    maya-zir Top Contributor VIP

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    I have news website ExpressDigest.com that posts DailyMail.co.uk news.
    I have around 80 new posts each day.
    They are not unique but pure copy-paste.
    It works already 2 weeks and just 5 days ago I noticed a lot of traffic.
    Around 150 unique visitor each day.
    They read posts, not just coming to see and go.
    I dont understand well in Google Analytics so I use Wordfence to see visitors, thier IP, country and what posts they read and how many time they stay reading those posts.
    The same stats as Google Analytics.
    I know they are real visitors, not bots, I used Wordfence more than 1 year monitoring visits to my other sites so I know the stats is real.
    Anyway.. Google Analytics shows the same number of visitors.
    5 days ago when I suddenly noticed traffic I got 0,17 cents, the next day 0,87, the next day 0,52 etc
    Yesterday it was just 0,02 cents and today also just 0,02 cents.
    But the traffic is the same, even a little more.
    I ve got just 2 clicks since last 5 days with around 150 visitors and 600+ viewed posts.
    I tried to limit ads to 3, then again put 6 ads in content, 2-3 in sidebar and 1 in the header, but it is the same..
    I just get cents for show ads.
    Google shows 3800 indexed pages and I have there more than 2000 posts.
    What is the problem? What is wrong? And if there is a solution?

    PS: Visitors come from Google.co.uk, Google.ca, Google.com, Google.co.in, Google Turkey, Google Taiwan, Google Russia, Google Peru, Norway etc...
    All direct or via Google.
    All direct visits come from Norway, from the same visitor who reads posts, not just looking at them, he stays a few minutes on each posts and then continues to read another ones... Come during all the day.. So all direct traffic comes just from this visitor.
    So, the rest of traffic come from Google.
     
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  2. Gofresh

    Gofresh Established Member ICA Member

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    If the ads are not producing revenue try one of the URL Shortners like shorte.st or no_url_shorteners

    The money may be less but much more consistent.
     
  3. maya-zir

    maya-zir Top Contributor VIP

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    Thanks.
    Could you explain it, I have no idea about Shortners etc. .

    Anyway ExpressDigest.com has just 4 month old as domain and just 1 month as news portal. So my question is also about if these cents and few clicks are normal for so young website?
     
  4. Gofresh

    Gofresh Established Member ICA Member

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    Open an account with shorte.st they pay per visitor to their ad popups. Use the "Shortest Monetization" Wordpress plugin on your site. Have been using them for close to a year and for hard to monetize sites has produced some income. The payment and software have been very good. Hope this helps!
     
  5. Blueforever

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    Be careful to copy and paste as well... can get in trouble with copyright theft, especially images.
     
  6. maya-zir

    maya-zir Top Contributor VIP

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    @Ram corbin
    I dont download images to my host.
    Each article has link with original source.
     
  7. enlytend

    enlytend Top Contributor VIP Gold Account Trusted Blogger ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I have never clicked an ad while reading a news article, have you? Ad blockers are another possible reason...
    You might do better with something like viglink or skimlinks, which creates inline text links... or cpm ads, if you have enough traffic.
     
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  8. maya-zir

    maya-zir Top Contributor VIP

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    @Anlytend,
    190 visited posts
    499 viewed ads (so, not all ads were blocked)
    0,03 cents income

    But the amount of visitors grows each day.
    Daily income from 0,05 to 0,50 cents.

    I will try shortners.
     
  9. MapleDots

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    Fantastic website, I checked it out. Did not see any ads and then remembered I had my ad blocker on.

    I will white list you when I return to read again. It's not often I bookmark a site anymore but yours is very good.
     
  10. briguy

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    @mayazir Just visited your site on mobile.
    Only seen two ads at the very top, one for a payment processor and the other for a hosting site

    Is it possible to have less articles (stopped counting at 30) shown when scrolling and have a "read more" at bottom? I did this and ad revenue went up

    Maybe add Amazon..

    Do like the layout of your site
     
  11. maya-zir

    maya-zir Top Contributor VIP

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    Thanks.
    I changed infinite scroll to pagination.
    I have 1 ads inside HEADER.PHP and 1 ads inside HOMEPAGE.PHP.
    So, the Homepage has 2 ads - one from header and one from its own.
    I use plugin to add ads inside the post content and TEXT WIDGET to put there code.
    I noticed sometimes I have problem with see ads posted inside the article with plugin.
     
  12. maya-zir

    maya-zir Top Contributor VIP

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    I tried shorte.st but I dont like it much.
    I left there just pop-up, I dont like thier exit and enter a few second screen block pop-up.
     
  13. maya-zir

    maya-zir Top Contributor VIP

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    I am not sure if amazon could help.
    I tried sometimes thier service but I dont know maybe I am wrong, but I cant sign there up as usa or uk citezen.
    So all shown item will be from amazon.es, but my site is in english, most of traffic come from uk, usa etc
     
  14. MapleDots

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    h*t*t*p*s*://g*o*o*.g*l/
    would be nice if they provided a similar service

    Edit: Damn, did no matter what I posted kept taking out the link.... remove the stars
     
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  15. Brandingtheweb.com

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    "Smart Pricing" AdSense. Probably due to duplicate content your diminished earnings could be due to Smart Pricing. Google it for more info.
     
  16. maya-zir

    maya-zir Top Contributor VIP

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    The problem is not a low CPC.
    If I have clicks I finally have from 0,05 to 0,65 cents for click.
    The problem is there is almost no click.
    Around 80 unique visitors, 300 visited pages today and more than 700 viewed ads and 0 click.
    But traffic is more with each day and almost all visitors sent from Google.
    Some come from Facebook shared posts, it could be great share some interestning post there, but I have 30 days ban on Facebook :(
     
  17. Brandingtheweb.com

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    Maybe Try "image only ads" for a day or 2 and see if enabling and disabling the interest based ads option they refer to as personalized advertising.
     
  18. cooljub

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    Hi, nice looking site. In case you missed it.. the date at the bottom says 2016
     
  19. maya-zir

    maya-zir Top Contributor VIP

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    They all "image only" ads.
     
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  21. maya-zir

    maya-zir Top Contributor VIP

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    Thanks. Corrected.
     
  22. Brandingtheweb.com

    Brandingtheweb.com 123Capital.com VIP

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    Have you tried creating your own banner and link it to another page on your site and measure CTR?
     
  23. maya-zir

    maya-zir Top Contributor VIP

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    I also have AdSense on AncientMayanRuins.com
    I have there around 20 unique visitors monthly, coming from Google, Bing, Yandex..
    I have around 3 clicks monthly - from 0,35 to 0,65 per click.
    But this is enough specific site, so there is no big traffic, it is more just for fun.
     
  24. briguy

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    Interesting..I know there is a Amazon.com (USA) and a UK version.

    Not sure why you were getting "Spanish" ads.
     
  25. maya-zir

    maya-zir Top Contributor VIP

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    Maybe I didnt configurate something properly?
    I could miss some options.
    I will try to check it again.
    But I remember I had all in spanish, anyway, worth to try again.
     

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